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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ News and Views

Godzilla’s reign of terror over Gotham Liberty City the box office’s top spot will be ending this Memorial Day weekend as Blended makes its way to the big screen. In late showings Thursday night, it hauled in $8.1 million and is anticipating an opening of well over $100 million on a long holiday weekend.

Wait… the reunion of Sandler and Barrymore (in Africa no less) isn’t winning the blockbuster hype game, but some Marvel time travel mumbo jumbo with no names: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Patrick Stewart, James McAvoy, Peter Dinklage, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, and Halle Berry is?!

Tra-ve-sty. Sandler already did time traveling. Remember Click?

Nicholas Hoult as Beast and Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique in X-M

J-Law and Nicholas Hoult, feeling blue

So spend “time” with your family this holiday weekend, head to theaters to see the movie about beings with superpowers society hates and fears rather than celebrates for some reason. But Spider-Man!!? Just call yourselves something other than mutants perhaps? Like superheroes. Boom. Saved human and hero-kind alike.

Or keep letting that freak flag fly mutants. It works for me and my good buddy Jennifer Lawrence.

On to some sportsing!

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These guys play sports right?

Jim Gray and Steve Beshear on KSR

It was yet another historic radio day at the KSR compound; following Dr. Capilouto’s mic drop on Brent Rice yesterday, the attention of the Kentucky fanbase, Lexington residents, Frankfort’s finest government wonks, (and some randoms), was upon today’s pre-scheduled interview between Mayor Gray and Governor Beshear. Poor timing for those poor unfortunate souls.

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Listen to the full interview here 

To summarize:

Jim Gray does not want to talk about the aforementioned letter involving LCC Chairman Rice and Dr. Cap.

Both Beshear and Gray feel that renovating Rupp and the Convention Center is the best move for Lexington and the University of Kentucky.

Why are the convention center and the arena being bundled together? According to Beshear, “They’re together because the buildings are together.” Succinct. 

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Mayor Gray and Beshear stood behind “Packers model” or “Team Rupp” as we’re calling it here in the Bluegrass, despite the criticism of said model in the Capilouto letter.

Team Rupp’s premise is that fans would purchase 100,000+ “memberships” worth $300 in order to raise $25-$35 million for the Rupp renovations. They would also claim ownership of a piece of Rupp.

Mayor Gray had this to say:

We don’t know what caused the university to change its position on this. Sitting in the governor’s mansion around his table last year was when the university said ‘We want to run this. We want to run this Team Rupp project and program. And we’re in it.’

Matt thinks both of them are insane to think fans will give this much money for _________________.

To close it out, Beth Musgrave of the Lexington Herald-Leader pulled a nice Beshear-ism from the interview that may further ruffle some feathers:

And earlier this year, the legislature “approved $56 million in bonding for the international convention center in downtown Louisville without a peep,” Beshear said, referring to the Kentucky International Convention Center.

Read more from Mrs. Tyler below and be sure to check out that comments section. It’s a doozy.

And if you missed Tyler’s timeline of the Rupp project, dating back to the Pitino days in 1996–it’s thorough and informative. Very KSR of us.

The Long, Tortured History of the Rupp Arena Project

SEC Baseball Tourney

If you missed last night’s thrilling 7-6 comeback win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs in 12 innings–you are not alone. It ended around 1:30 am, (or so I’m told–I’ve never stayed up past midnight ).

Here are some highlights from the guys at Kentucky Wildcats TV to catch you up and prepare you for tomorrow’s semifinal match-up.

The Cats will tip-off/kick-off/baseball-off TBD (around 4:30 pm EDT) on ESPNEWS. It will be Gators-Cats. Me gusta.

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Game start times are 30 minutes early/central time.  Also, SEC Tourney brackets are confusing. 

That’s it for Kentucky sports news, but if you haven’t heard the Ravens held a press conference with Ray Rice and Janay Palmer today. It did not go well. Also, their Twitter feed did not go well.

From Ray Rice: “I won’t call myself a failure. Failure is not getting knocked down. It’s not getting up.”

That quote was also previously tweeted out by the Ravens official account and then deleted.

Wow. Just wow.

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend BBN.

Article written by Brennan English

Just give me all the bacon and eggs you have. @BrennanKSR

16 Comments for ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ News and Views



  1. Chicago Chris
    10:58 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    “These guys play sports right?”

    Well, they’re both over 50 and probably (from the looks of them) in the top 10% of people in their age fitness wise. So what are we making fun of? I guess we just expect people to be big fat-a**es nowadays.



    • Chicago Chris
      11:02 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

      Excuse me, over 60.



  2. jclaymcd!insightbb.com
    11:50 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    Absolutely, Positively, No doubt!!! I am 100% positive that the Rupp Arena and Lexington Convention project will be approved in the future and it will happen. It is just a question of time. If it takes a few years, so be it. Thanks to Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jim Gray for their strong support and their vision into the future.



  3. Casper
    11:56 pm May 23, 2014 Permalink

    good work lady!



  4. SevenT
    7:30 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Our Mayor looks really gay in those stupid glasses



  5. Jay
    7:55 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Dude, in those first few paragraphs you might as well have been babbling incoherently. Actually I’m pretty sure you were.



  6. Wild Blue
    8:10 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Matt is losing credibility with BBN with his inappropriate questions at inappropriate times. Just my observation.



    • Okay
      11:33 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

      Yet you clicked twice, and posted.



    • Wild Blue
      4:57 pm May 24, 2014 Permalink

      Only to make sure I read the post correctly. Ha ha, got you to react didn’t I.



    • Okay
      8:36 pm May 24, 2014 Permalink

      Congrats, nerd.



  7. Bobbum man
    9:18 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Matt started losing credibility when he began taking far too many selfies for a man his age



  8. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    9:33 am May 24, 2014 Permalink

    When is KSR going to show the results of the poll it ran about the “new RUPP” project? Did you not like the results?



  9. Twofdr
    2:29 pm May 24, 2014 Permalink

    If ky losesto fl are they out with only one loss or do they play somewhere else?.



  10. YT
    2:31 pm May 24, 2014 Permalink

    Once you reach the semis it is back to single elimination



  11. Twofdr
    2:46 pm May 24, 2014 Permalink

    , Thanks yt, sucks