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?
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!
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.
— 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.
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.
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.
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.
Janay Rice says she deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) May 23, 2014
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.