Friday, December 31, 2010

12.31.2010 Happy New Year





Above are some Great Photos from KSR that prove a few points and one of Big Cuz retaliating to the thugs last year…


Red Sox Vs Yankees

In my opinion the UK and U of L basketball game is not Red Sox Vs Yankees, Cardinals Vs Cubs, Bama Vs Auburn or Army Vs Navy as many fans on both sides believe… Not even close!!! If you want to hear some fans hate on each other find the Paul Finebaum show out of Birmingham as Bama and Auburn fans make UK and U of L fans look soft…

For me UK is playing another non conference opponent in basketball and Louisville is playing their biggest game of the year based on the chatter I hear from their fan base… Don’t get me wrong there are for sure UK fans who feel this is the biggest game of the year…

In my opinion the football game is an opposite mindset… UK because of the conference they play in for football makes the U of L game HUGE and for U of L because of the conference they play in it is just a non conference game…

I said it last year and I will say it again… It would not matter to me if these two teams ever played each other in basketball again… After the shit that the coach that came after Eddie pulled last year (street/thug ball and not even have his players come out for introductions) that put the icing on the cake for me (of course the Marvin Stone thing also)… I cannot imagine what it is like for that guy (the coach that came after Eddie) to go to the place where he had his greatest success as a coach and literally be hated more and more each year by the fan base!!! Has to be pure hell for the guy and that is a crying shame but he only has himself and his ego to blame…

Maybe it is not all U of L fans but I have to tell you it is a large portion of them in my opionion that have an elitest attitude and look down their noses at UK fans when it at the end of the day U of L fans mixture is no different than UK’s… What I mean is that with both fan bases and really with fan bases of any schools you have a minority who are lumped in as the majority (the complete rabid, idiotic, without reason crazies)…

People in Louisville in general look down at the rest of the Commonwealth and I was always told that was the case but after living here 16 years I see it and hear it allot but it does not bother me because I love the Commonwealth and I love living in it’s largest city and all the city has to offer… I do not let it bother me because I have as much or more culture than the majority of the native Louisvillians I know… Does not mean I am better than them but I also know that I am not below them as they sometime wish you to believe…

Despite what they think U of L fans are no different that UK’s fan base… Just come with me to work one day and I will introduce you to the guy in one of the buildings who wears a U of L sweatshirt or T shirt and a hat every day he has worked the last eight years (in the summer he wears Jorts and in the winter he wears Mom Jeans)… Any and every conversation I have ever heard him engaged in the breakroom is nothing but UK sucks, blah, blah, blah… I will then take you to two other buildings and show you two other guys who could be his twin brother…

Bottom line is both fan bases have their share of charecters… Like Auburn fans and Bama fans they in general do not like each other and sometimes it gets very personal… Does not need to be that way but unfourtunatly today that is the way it is and you can blame the Coach that Came After Eddie (or Denny in their case) for where the classlessness of the rivalry today…

In general for me I have to say that college basketball does not mean what it used to… I watch UK play on TV and attend five to six UK games per year… Of course I want them to win every game not just this one game and the only time I watch U of L play is on the day they play UK… I guess you could call me a UK elitest!!!

I do like the attending the Final Four, no matter what teams are there, but I am not nearly as big a basketball fan or junkie as I used to be… I have very little interest in watching other teams play on TV (allot of that has to do with the aounnouncers) but last year I did start watching Patriot League Games (that is Navy’s conference) when they were on TV…

I am just a college football junkie and of course love baseball in the summer…

The point to me is whether U of L fans want to admit it or not you are all from the great Commonwealth of Kentucky and you are all a bunch of Rednecks!!! Just see the comments below (love the spelling in the first one):

Comment 1:

Good luck you redneck cats fans. Make sure your bring some money to spend in my city. You wiskey chuggin, sister loving hicks should have a good time and pay for some new roads for me. Bring your best flannel button up with your holy overalls too. Trust me...we can spot a kitty cat fan a mile away and we have been ready for you since last year. I am glad we LOUSIVILLE have the best coach in the country and we dont have to worry about the freshman leaving every year. We can actuly coach them up and prepair them for their futures insted of haveing MASSIVE turn over every year!!!! Good luck kitty cats on even getting to the turnament!!! If you loose your best players every year you will NEVER EVER go far in the turnament with that lack of experence!!!!! Coach CAL.....you will get skeeted on for the new year!!! HA

My comment: Guy has some serious flashes of ignorance… Spelling is marginal at best and he misspells the city he lives in also… He is not a redneck though… LMAO!!!

Comment 2:

It's gonna be a sad new year's Eve in Lexington. Who cares about a bunch of pig farmers anyway? Your players are overrated and selfish and your program was founded on bad sportsmanship & Racism. How bad do you rednecks miss john wall? Id rather lose with players who are proud to wear our Jersey then win with super freshman only concerned with their NBA stock. That said get ready to leave birdtown with an L.

My comment: Regardless of the outcome of the game by midnight I will have forgotten about the game… I would take five new guys every year if they were as good as the ones last year and be in the mix Vs not having a chance when the tourney starts… As for turning them over every year I see TJ going pro after this year but I think the rest stays…

Comment 3:

Nick Chapman (The Flash) 22 - Male - Louisville, Kentucky... (guy was crazy enough to have his real name and address visible)… Comment: What's the difference between the Holocaust and Kentucky winning it all?.....Hitler

My Comment: This guy is out of control and demonstrates all that is wrong with people posting their thoughts on message boards…

Here is another display of class: KSR reported that on a U of L site they were rating what would be the best signs at the game this year and they were leaning towards, ‘Hey Calipari, how is your mother???”

This game and the fans have become ridiculous as you can see with the comments above… Do UK fans post these types of things on U of L sites or after an internet story about U of L??? I have no idea because the last thing I take time to do is go to one of their sites…

I only wish that the people of the Commonwealth could celebrate these games as the teams from Army and Navy do when the compete against each other but ignorance will not ever allow that to happen…

U of L is not the benchmark for UK and UK is not the benchmark for U of L whether you believe it or not!!!

UK and U of L Stats (pulled from KSR)

You know when these teams started playing on a regular basis I thought that the style that U of L traditionally played would have an edge over UK… Of course the 86 Rex Chapman breakout game at Freedom Hall was a huge turning point… UK has literally dominated the series since the 1983 NCAA tournament game (which was as fine a basketball game as was ever played)… Check out the stats below that were posted on KSR:

Games at Rupp Arena:
Kentucky 10, Louisville 4
Largest UK Win: 1999 (76-46) Largest UL Win: 2008 (89-75) Average Score: Kentucky 76, Louisville 68

Games at Freedom Hall
Kentucky 7, Louisville 6
Largest UK Win: 1986 (85-51) Largest UL Win: 1988 (97-75) Average Score: Kentucky 74, Louisville 71

Largest Margins of Victory 34: Kentucky 85, Louisville 51 (1986)
30: Kentucky 76, Louisville 46 (1999)
23: Kentucky 89, Louisville 66 (1995)
22: Louisville 97, Kentucky 75 (1988)
20: 3 instances (2001, 1996, 1992) *All UK Wins

Wow… In seven games that have been decided by 20 or more points UK owns six of those victories… Interesting…


My thoughts on Message Boards

I am of the opinion that only sites like KSR should have comments because they invite comments…

Yahoo, CBS Sports and on line Newspapers need to get rid of comments on a sports article or summary for a game or another team because it is just a place where complete idiots make random and absolutely insane comments… I would support comments however if someone is forced to use their real names with a real address in order to post (like you have to if you send a letter to the editor of a newspaper)…

The comments are funny at times but they are also a great representation of what is truly wrong with people in this country whether they are commenting on something political or something sports related… Just a sad statement of our blame everyone else for your problems society…

The standard comment is your team sucks, your team cheats, your coach blows and your fans suck, etc, etc…


Random

- My New Years Resolutions as related to sports are to stop reading the post at the end of articles on any site except KSR, to lay off of Joker and give him four years (three now) with no negative thoughts or comments and go to more pro baseball games…
- By now I would think most U of L fans thought the coach that came after Eddie (or Denny for them) would have won at least one National Championship… I am not sure how much longer he coaches (not sure after his activities last year how he survived) but I am not sure a championship happens…
- I have created a monster with my three year old niece… Any time she sees a Redbird she calls it a Chickenhead… Chickenheads are Cardinals with teeth only…
- The celebration penalty against K State against the Cuse is very very questionable call… Next year with a rule change they call that penalty the TD is nullified…
- HBO Real Sports took two pop shots at Coach Cal during their end of year broadcast… Both were unjustified and both were incorrectly stated… Kelvin Sampson + NCAA Violations = banned from coaching… Jim Harrick + NCAA violations = banned from coaching… Coach Cal + NO NCAA violations = coaching in NCAA… Do your homework people and you will find PLAYER violations NOT coaching violations at UMASS and Memphis caused wins to be vacated… I have written the show and recommended they do a story next season and let Cal tell his side of the story instead of just slamming him for something they have not done their homework on…
- I saw a comment somewhere that said something to the effect they hope Urban Myers wife and kids have cable TV… Great comment but I understand why Urban is getting out…
- I was at the game where they honored Joe B Hall… Very nice production and Jack Givens did a great job…
- This just in… Colin Cowherd Sucks and he is one ugly mother!!! I have totally sworn off terrestrial radio and my life is much better for it… As for TV sports shows I do like PTI and watch it when I can…
- I am supposed to believe that Cam Newton’s father did not get some cash for his son to go to Auburn??? I cannot imagine that the Auburn season will be vacated because of a PLAYER issue later this year but at this point who knows…
- FREE ENES, Please!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

12/16/2010




Pictures

- Pylon from the Army Navy Game...
- Pitching Great Bob Fellar...
- At the top pitching great Satchel Paige...



UK Football

I have said it… Other people continue to say it…….. “Kentucky cannot recruit the same level of athletes or talent that the other SEC schools recruit because the Commonwealth does not produce near the division one talent as other states (meaning they do not have a significant enough recruiting base)… UK does not have a large enough recruiting base and because high school football is not the same level here as it is in other states and surrounding states it hampers the UK program…”

I see it and understand it but I look at Bama, Auburn, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Ms State, Maryland, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia Tech and see schools that have winning programs with a very similar in state population and very similar competition for recruits…

Without a doubt with Bama, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee and Va Tech pump allot of money into their programs that Kentucky does not do in football and without a doubt the state of Alabama produces allot better football talent because high school football is stronger in Alabama than it is in the Commonwealth of Kentucky… With WVA I am not as sure about the money but high school football is also very strong in that area and they have a much larger recruiting base…

So truly what is it???

I look at schools like Navy and Air Force and say well how do they maintain the high level of play they have demonstrated the last ten years???

I know Navy and Air Force do not play in the SEC but they do play some quality opponents and they are in general not as talented as many of their opponents… I look at ACC schools as some of the other examples and although the ACC is not the SEC I particular pay close attention to Virginia Tech (funny BTI on KSR made a similar comparison) who fields a national contender in allot of years and rarely falls below an eight win season… I cannot find one reason why UK should not compare themselves to this school (Va Tech) and expect similar results…

Facilities. What UK has to do regardless of what they do with coaches, schemes, etc… it is time to spend some damn money to get Commonwealth Stadium upgraded, build a recruiting room, upgrade Nutter and some of the other practice facilities to get things on a similar level of the schools they are recruiting against… Facilities go along way and if you have nicer facilities you should be able to attract better people for your football program… Football pays for all the non-revenue sports and the non-revenue sports are prospering at UK right now…

Coaching… Rich Brooks was a stopgap!!! Rich was needed to come in and clean things up, get some discipline in the program and get the program to a competitive level… He basically got the job because no one else wanted the UK Job much to the chagrin of Mitch Barnhart who wanted to hire his own man and bypassed Guy Morris who has just finished the magic number 7 and 5 (note that Brooks never surpassed Guy Mo in wins in the regular season)…

Brooks (as I predicted) was never a guy that was going to get UK over the seven win hump or finish in the top of the SEC based on his record at Oregon and proved that during his tenure (he was 13 and 19 in the SEC during his last four years and if you look at his record at Oregon, throwing out his first five years there, it was nothing much to brag about and under .500)… Rich did what we he was asked to come in and do and I am glad for what he was able to accomplish… Joker was named coach in waiting because Rich knew he was leaving soon and did not want to impact recruiting in a negative way because UK is behind the eight ball in that arena any way… These are not slams on Brooksy but I believe are the facts…

Joker may yet prove everyone wrong but based on what I have seen in year one of Operation Win I have my doubts but I am not going to beat them to death… As for hiring Joker, yes that was the right thing to do at this point to keep continuity in the program…

So my point is if UK is truly at a large disadvantage in recruiting because of the lack of talent in the Commonwealth than what should they do???

I am of the opinion that running the current offensive scheme (a pro style set) is not going to consistently work at UK… Using the theory or fact (whichever you choose) that Kentucky ‘cannot’ recruit or attract the same level of talent that the other SEC school attract means you have to do something different in order to bridge the talent gap (on offense and defense)… Whether you buy the UK cannot recruit thing or not it is a fact that it is difficult for UK to have equal talent on both sides of the ball in the same year (proven to be true the last five years)…

So what you do is you either run an offense like Mumme used or run one or what Navy, Army or Air Force run on offense (each is called the triple option but each Service Academy runs a different version of this offense)…

Yes for sure Hal was a train wreck but he had the right idea on offense and look at the success that his long-time OC Mike Leach (who was with him all the way back to Iowa Wesleyan) had with this type of offense including a National Championship at Oklahoma as their OC and a consistent and exciting top 20 team at Texas Tech as their head coach… Also look at the success Kansas had for a few years running this same offense (their coach was QB coach at Okalahoma for the National Championship season and was OC for their other Championship runs)…

At Navy they run the Flexbone that utilizes a speedy undersized fullback (sound familiar), very fast and undersized half- backs (something Joker said on his show last night UK has) and slot backs and a leader at QB who can make very quick decisions on offense… The splits amongst the offensive line is a little wider and helps creates gaps and angles for the running game… It is also a very intelligent offense that requires a QB to read the defense and go to the line with the ability to check to different sets if needed and read the defense at the snap to determine, hand it off, keep it or pitch it… You have to be able to throw the ball 10 to 15 times a game to keep a needed balance and to keep the defense on their toes… Very exciting offense to watch!!!

At Army they run allot of the same thing as the Flexbone but what they do is closer to the Wing T (allot like today’s Wildcat offenses)… Army’s QB has to do allot of reads at the line of scrimmage and after the ball is snapped but they utilize allot more miss-direction and before the snap motion of their slots and half-backs… Army does not pass as much but you can throw out of this offense as well…

At Air Force they are allot closer to what Navy runs but they also utilize formations that put their Quarterback in a shotgun formation that they both run and pass out of on occasion… Some of their sets are more towards a true spread offense like Meyer ran at Utah and at Florida with Tebow (his spread is more like a triple option attack)…

All of these offensives help mask one of UK’s biggest issues which is size on the offensive line and put an emphasis on speed and discipline (not behavioral discipline but football discipline)… You can continue to recruit speed (Joker has indicated that is what he wants to do) and athletes and speed will go along way at the skill positions but when you have undersized linemen you need to do something non traditional…

Defensively UK has similar issues… Their line is undersized and it makes it difficult to match up with the other SEC teams year in and year out … So what you do is recruit speed and your base defense is either a 3 4 4, 3 3 5 or a nickel package (of course you run them all but one is your base)… This keeps speed on the field and in a year where you have a better secondary or depth at secondary than linebackers you run a 3 4 4 vs. the 3 3 5 as your base defense… Again these defenses utilize speed…

In any of these schemes you have to have extremely disciplined football players… Watch Navy, Army and Air Force play… You very rarely see these teams get penalized or miss assignments on either side of the ball because they are so well coached and drilled to execute the schemes…

In my opinion this is also what Vanderbilt, Duke and Indiana need to do in order to be competitive in their conferences… This is of course utilizing the theory that these schools cannot recruit either… I for one hope Vandy and Indiana (IU did not) do this because if they do in three years you will have a great comparison or benchmark for UK football against two programs with similar conditions in recruiting, etc… Only way I will ever be proven right or proven wrong…

I am just not buying that UK can only be a .500 football team almost every year and that they cannot once every three or four years win 8 or 9 games and on occasion be in a position to challenge for an SEC title… The last time UK did these two things was 1977 and 1978 and what kind of offense did they run???

People want to see aggressive and I am not always sure being aggressive on defense will work… A defense that has speed, a great scheme, players who execute these schemes and are good tacklers (watch Navy, Air Force, Army or Boise State tackle) can be a very good defense year in and year out in the SEC…

If UK wants to step up the level of football they play they need to upgrade facilities and they need change schemes in my opinion…


More Comments from the Masses

People love to hate on Calipari here we go… Remember I do not correct the spelling, etc… on these… Some of these are in reference to Cal's mother who recently passed away...





“Better go ahead and order your Duke back to back t-shirts now boy. Duke is about to pass the Cayuts as the best team of all time. You can’t live on all those titles you won back in black and white TV days. Plus, UK racked up a lot of those titles when blacks were not allowed to play and guys were wearing nut hugger shorts. UK was also famous for beating up on teams like the YMCA and bought their players with $50 handshakes. Suck it!!!”


My comment: I thought people that went to Duke were supposed to be really smart!!! Obviously not this one… Duke, like UK, did not have African Americans until after 1966 (UK beat an all white Duke team in the 1966 Final Four and I wish UK would have lost that game)… When UK beat Duke in the 1978 championship game Duke had one African American who started, and UK had two and Duke had one African American on the bench and UK had five… Today Duke starts three white guys and UK starts one… So my guess is that makes Duke racist (LMAO)!!!




Some additional info:



1965-66 Teams: UK – No African AmericansDUKE – No African Americans



1977-78 Teams: UK - Seven whites and six African AmericansDUKE – Nine White and three African Americans



1991-92 Teams: UK – Five whites, eight African Americans, One HispanicDUKE – Seven whites, five African Americans



2010 –11 Teams: UK – Three whites, One Hispanic, Six African AmericansDUKE – Six whites, Six African Americans



calapari is terrible...wake up sec with the exception of florida and vandy[copy duke and north carolina] recruit a mixture of whites...the fans want to see at least 2 or 3 white starters..they demand it.....look how empty the arenas are at bama,auburn and ole miss.that is for a reason..calapari cannot win anything big for the same reason....why does the lakers keep winning [pau gasol].heat won in 06 because of jwill......list goes on and on.

My comment: And Kentucky is racist… OK sure… Rupp Arena is filled to the rafters for every game…


Kentucky cheaters----stfu---youy bunch of loudmouth trash talkers just see what you want--- the facts are you are a young teaam with no chance to win it all this year and you will get rolled in the touurney this year jsut like last year----Thats right last year you bunch of pathetic losers were chanting championship like everyone was supposed to just give it to you and you CHOKED--HAHAHAHHAHAHHA----fact-----your coach is a proven CHEATER AND LIAR-----PROVEN CHEATER AND LIAR---you turdballs suck and you can all watch while someone else lifts the trophy --------you guys have no shot-----and we all know the countdown is on for coach cheaters next probation----it will be soon----count oin it losers COUNT ON IT----


My comment: Wow… All I can say is Wow!!!




Coach Cal will bring Kentucky a good well-deserved sanction =] We will all see him fall. And we will laugh.


My comment: Unfourtunatly this is what charges allot of people is other people failing…




You azzes talking day in -day out and still you think we care kentucky wildcats forever biches! pussie-cats growing strong -- that is what we do and it gets better and this is not a mak-a-believe --> it is live ------------> ggggooo wildcats



My comment: In the sake of fairness… Yes UK has them too…





Huskies will win and show the world what the sham system Calipari is promoting at UK is all about.


My comment: You lost…





Bring in a bunch of talented freshmen, watch them get picked by every equally talented team, send em to the NBA draft. Repeat.
My comment: This is the landscape… Duke will have one this year and that will change people’s minds… NBA is trying to do away with this rule (I hope they do so kids that want to go straight to the pros can go)…




Every once in awhile UK will win something big, but a few years later those victories will be wiped out.



My comment: Again someone else motivated by someone’s potential failure…





haa haa haa look at all the crybabies we won you lost sux to be you! yeah no hansbros no m.jordans 6 to 7 thousand students no taxpayers money just a 4 time national champ, olympic gold ,world champ !! and you punks hate us why because we win you loose you dont like it try to stop them oh thats right you cant !! you know why cause your loosers !!! haahaahaahaahaahaahaahahha etc. etc. K IS THE MAN !!!



My comment: Wow!!!






U of K is like all of the big colleges. They "HIRE" a bunch of pampered-fanny tall morons to perform while the school makes millions and tolerates the goons until the NBA gets them.




My comment: We go from racist university to now one who has a bunch of goons!!! Plus now we are paying players…



Go Duke. Screw cheatucky
My comment: My favorite type of comment… Where I have respect for the other top notch programs this is a classic your team sucks my team is great post…





The Worst Comments Ever



“The Wildkitties played as lifless in the 1st half as Calapari’s mother…”
My comment: This comment came from a U of L fan who was smart enough and kind enough to have his name available on Yahoo… Later that day his name, address and telephone number was posted on Kentucky Sports Radio along with his comment… To be honest I would not believe anyone would make sure a comment until I saw the next one...

Satan is boning calipari's mom tonight huh?Hee Haw,Just saying!!


My comment: Came from a Louisville fan who lives in PRP who was also smart enough to have his Yahoo account where you could get his real name and phone number… It all ended up on KSR…




wrong Calipari

My comment: Wow



Couldnt buy or talk your way out of this one..........God is the ultimate NCAA infraction committee.
My comment: Wow




Tiger Comments

Wow!!! These are off the charts… Tiger of course did all this to himself but none of the comments are justified… For sure Tiger really messed up and is paying a heavy price for that pain but I still do not wish any ill will upon him because as you can see he is getting punished enough… Just like Ricky P if you continue to make bad decisions in your life bad things will happen… Tiger has owned his and it is unfortunate that people have these types of takes… As Don Henley sang, “People love it when you lose” and that is sad but that is the society we live in…


Did anyone seen Elin and the kids in the crowd. Oh, that’s right. cheatah double bogeyed that hole.

Tigger has ZERO wins in 2010; he can't even win his "made for TV, silly season event".What a loser.

well maybe woods should learn to douch.. so there is no poopdick..lol.. anyway... only Yahoo would show Tiger instead of the winner.. congrats Yahoo... you really show your not racis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! show the winner fools... yahoo like woods is second rate. ..

Serves him right!!! Loser that he is and always will be!!!!

I am so happy that the DOG Woods blew it and has still not won. He does not deserve to ever win another game. I wish he would retire or be kicked out of the game and never heard from again...He is a total dog!!!!!

Tiger is a complete LOSER .

Lee Westwood = winner and number one golfer in the world.Tiger Woods = ... hold on while I recover from laughter....

Graeme McDowell, 2010 major winner and great golfer.Tiger Woods, 2010 winner at nothing and great choker.

Great he is a piece of TRASH !!!!!! I wish he would never win again .... go to your new $54m pad with ur whores !!!!

TigDaChoker is one ugly ape

AYU and Friends have just named Graeme McDowell as MAN OF THE YEAR,due to his GLORIOUS VICTORY over TiggyNiggy



Army Vs Navy

This is one of the oldest and most passionate rivalries in sports… A rivalry that all of other teams could learn from in the sporting world today… A rivalry where the two teams competes but have a great deal of respect for each other and their fans…

I love Navy football and I love that Air Force has a good team also and I especially glad to see Army on their way back… These teams all do it the right way with hard-nosed and very disciplined football…

If you missed this year’s edition of Army Vs Navy you missed a really competitive football game where one play (a fourteen point swing) changed the entire game in the 3rd quarter. You missed a Navy team who is known for running the ball pass their way to victory.

This year all three service academies are going to bowls and that is reason enough the blow structure in place (even with a four to six team playoff)…


Random

- UK will go as far as TJ and BK can take them...


- Congrats to Randell Cobb being named First Team All American… One incentive to coming back next year would be that he would be a Playboy Pre-Season All American and get a visit to the mansion…


- Mike Hartline royally screwed up!!! About all I can say about that one…

- Cam Newton was the best offensive player in college football and deserves the Heisman trophy but my guess is he will eventually have to give it back. His dad has all but admitted shopping his son around to the highest bidder and how would Auburn not have been the highest bidder???

- The SMU 30 for 30 was another good program in that series…

- Metrodome collapse is fitting for the Minnesota franchise with all their strife this year… They want a new stadium or they may end up in LA... NFL = General Hospital...
- South Carolina beats Bama, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia in the same year and loses to Kentucky… Who could have predicted that one!!!

- Joker wasted little time in making coaching changes for UK football… UK will get a new backfield coach on both sides of the ball and will get a co-offensive defensive coordinator (means this new coach and Brown will also be position coaches)…

- Hate to see highly recruited running back Donald Russell leave the UK football program… He was very talented but apparently was very high maintenance and any time you mom is quoted as saying you should play more, whether she is right or not, is never a good sign…

- Went to a Titans game and we were sitting right behind the Jacksonville bench… I watched the kicker on the sideline (he was usually right in front of us) and he never sat down… He was walking, stretching and kicking into a net constantly the entire game… Those dudes really do earn their keep or at least he did (FYI, he still missed two)…

- For me I loathe Tennessee football, Tennessee basketball and UNC basketball… That is not enough however for me to go on their fan sites and post some hideous comments, etc… UK fans also do the same I am sure (I do not out and look) and I am sorry there is just no reason or place for these things…

- Always the refs cost UK the games!!! Please!!! UK made only two FG’s the last ten minutes against UNC… There are allot of UK fans (like with any fan base) that are just whiny bitches!!!

- I found it funny that Ian Poulter’s made a comment to Tiger Woods on the putting green at his charity tournament when he told him, “Pipe down #2”…


- Mike and Mike in the morning = AWFUL!!! Just do not get it!!!


- Pitt football the last five years 35 and 25… UK football the last five years 33 and 27… Any questions???


- Pitching great Bob Fellar passed away... Bob had a high leg kick thing like the great Satchel Paige did... I have a PS2 baseball game where when you build a player you can give him that wind up as a pitcher...

- The Orange Team from down south lost to Oakland... Not sure if it was the Raiders or the A's... They play the Chicago Cubs next...








Saturday, November 27, 2010

11.28.2010



UK Football

I was OK with Papaw Brooks ‘building’ for a few years during and after probation but three of the last four years (this year counts as one) UK has underachieved PERIOD and someone needs to be held accountable!!! If that is the product UK is going to put on the field year in and year out (since the 1960’s I might add) than just disband football and all the non-revenue sports it supports and just be a basketball school period (men’s and women’s)…


UK is 15 & 25 against the SEC in the last five years in football and 12 and 23 when you throw out Vandy (3 and 2 against Vandy is also PATHETIC)… That would get any other coach in the SEC or any other conference fired, PERIOD!!! WTF!!! Bunch of Bullshit!!! If that is the best you can do than YOU DO NOT DESERVE TO BE IN THE SEC IN FOOTBALL!!!


Spend some damn money on getting the facilities upgraded and then bring in an experienced head coach or DISBAND the damn program!!! Does not have to be high paid coach but a coach with experience as a head coach at a lower level like Dooley at The Orange Team down south would work (that guy is going to do a good job at UT)… Gotta go into it telling the fans to COMPETE IN THE SEC IT IS GOING TO COST MORE MONEY FROM THE FANS because it IS so they need to understand!!!


No way UK or any 6 and 6 teams deserves a bowl game!!! Very pitiful year for the Operation Win crew whatever that BS was Joker tried to sale the fan base…


Prove me wrong Joker, Prove me wrong!!! I dare you to prove me wrong!!!



A TDC to Remember


In the 21 years the TDC golf tournament has been held there have been some unique situations… We have had injuries, a no show or two (I am guilty of one of those via an administrative error), near arrests, substitution players for said injuries and even once had a sub because one of our players was best man at a Caribbean island wedding… This year we had a first…


With Thanksgiving Day you never know what type of weather conditions you are going to get at the golf course… We have played through some very cold conditions, some very wet conditions (with some light rain), light sleet and snow and even a couple of times where it was actually warm enough for short sleeves… It is interesting to note that the temperature at tee off and the highs for the day are almost the same for the 21 years we have played…


The talk this year prior to the tournament was weather and the surgically repaired defending champs (both were coming off major surgeries)… It looked like it was going to be a bit warmer than usual, was going to rain on Wednesday all day and than have thunderstorms on Thursday… Possible contingency plans were put in place that included all of the following possibilities:

1. Go to one of the par threes and the winner would be a closest to the pin shot
2. Have a chip off around one of the greens (possibly even a multiple spot chip shot from nine different locations with a putt included and low score wins)
3. A 100 yard dash relay race
4. A three legged race
5, A Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament


In the end weather was not the issue (it did rain all day Wednesday and all day on Thursday)… We arrived at Audubon at 8:00 AM and waited around until 9:00 AM and no one ever showed up to open the golf course for us… At that point we had no contingencies in place for a no show… As luck would have it Craig’s neighbor had opened up The Players Club on this day and he said come on over… We convoyed right on over and prepared to play…


Once we finally teed off it was raining very hard and the course in general was a muddy, watery mess (I have never played golf in this type of conditions)… It was as wet as I had ever seen a golf course in my life!!! We discussed playing only six holes but decided that as long as there was no lighting we would play nine (good call)…


The event kicked off with another successful hitting of the ceremonial gold golf balls (successful means we did not lose either ball once again) and than off we went…


The weather did not seem to impact the scores as four of the six teams shot a 40 in those conditions… I cannot speak for the other teams but I know with my team we could have easily shot three to four strokes better if we would have only made putts and made some better chip shots… The wetness did not seem to impact our drives or approach shots to the greens and I was surprised in general how far the ball traveled in such wet conditions (there was not allot of wind in general)…


As always the tournament was very competitive event… Kevin and Paul secured the first three skins on #3 (a par five) with a par… According to Kevin the drive they had to use was not even passed the women’s tee on the hole so to make a par was quite an accomplishment and the other five teams should be completely embarrassed that they did not make a par on that hole…


The next five holes were a push with pars and again I cannot speak for the other teams but I know that Bolin and I missed a great birdie opportunity on hole number fifteen from just inside 15 feet and it is unfortunate that neither one of us even scarred the hole on our putt attempts (we missed an earlier birdie putt from about the same distance on #11)…


The tournament victory was secured on hole #17 when Scott and Craig teamed up to get to the green in three and Craig drained an eight foot putt to secure the championship... The final hole was a push and the skin money for this hole was donated to the course for letting us get out and play and continue our tradition… Congrats again to the victors and congrats to Craig for becoming a multiple championship winner…


Now moving forward we had two items to make some decisions… Do we move back to Players Club??? The advantages there are we can have breakfast catered to the course, there is no threat from Robo Cops (the tournament participants are the only ones who will understand that one), we have eighteen holes to choose from (I like playing the back nine at Players), we can start on the back nine and not interfere with other people who may be playing that day and they are an alcohol friendly facility…


The other is what to do with the trophies that have been retired… My vote is we move back to the Players Club and that we purchase two large shadow boxes that are capable of holding six trophies… We would place one of those shadow boxes at Gene’s Restaurant and the other at the Players Club (or an alternate location)…


Best line of this years TDC that I heard??? My partner Steve Bolin forgot his rain jacket and I had an extra so here is Mr. Indiana Hoosier wearing a UK jacket… About three quarters of the way through the event he said, “Man I know why this UK Jacket is so waterproof and keeping me dry… It keeps UK Fans dry from all the crying you all do…” Pretty good one…



Pro Football


I have not had a favorite team or watched allot of pro football since the mid 80’s… I like the playoffs and the Super Bowl each year but the regular season just literally bores me to tears… If I did not have a fantasy football team each year I would probably not pay any attention at all…


Pro football is just completely high drama to me and has turned almost into reality type TV show or a Soap Opera which is why I think so many more people follow the sport and why I do not (of course this is media driven)…


Brett Favre, Brad Childress, Vince Young, Jeff Fisher, Jerry Jones, Chad Ocho Cinco, TO, Mike Vick (although is a good story at this point) and Al Davis, just to name a few are all the things that I see wrong with Pro Football in my eyes… At this point I would rather watch paint dry than watch a pro football game, read a story about Pro Football or watch a program about pro football… Yuck, Yuck, Yuck…


Of course TV coverage and the internet has allot to do with the coverage and drama that is presented with today’s NFL and the fact that there are allot of Americans that this type of drama appeals to makes it must see TV… Again, YUCK, YUCK, YUCK…



Boise State and TCU


Look in a one game situation any team can win… Villanova basketball in 85, Jets in 69, Utah in the Sugar Bowl and Boise a few years back in the Fiesta are some of the greatest examples of this in sports…


Facts are facts and although some of this is my opinion I think most reasonable college football fans will admit that if Boise State or TCU played an SEC schedule that they would finish with more than one loss (Of course Nevada took care of Boise)… Probably would be the same if they played in the Big 12 or the Pac 10 but in my opinion they could possibly run the table in ACC and I believe with little they would go undefeated against a Big East schedule this year but or course anything could happen in a one game situation…


So the question is if two teams like Boise and TCU end up undefeated will they get or deserve a shot??? Not this year for Boise… I personally do not believe that either team deserve a shot unless Auburn and or Oregon end up with a loss than they could be in… I believe that a one loss SEC team (although I think if South Carolina beats Auburn than both Auburn and LSU are out this year), a one loss Big 12 Team (there will be not be one this year) or a one loss ACC team (there will be one this year) or a one loss Pac 10 or Big 10 deserves a shot over an undefeated Boise State or TCU type team (this is why a small playoff is needed)…


Put it this way if you think Boise or TCU deserve a shot this year as an undefeated team than that means you think an undefeated Akron, Marshall, Western Kentucky, Alabama-Birmingham, Troy State, New Mexico, Louisiana-Monroe, Navy, Wyoming, or Army deserve a shot if they go undefeated… Look I am a Navy fan and if they ever go undefeated they do not deserve a shot at a National Championship…


Please do not use the NCAA Basketball tournament argument... Name me a small school that has won the NCAA Championship since the tournament expanded to 64 teams??? Please do not use the argument that the big schools will not play these two schools in football in a home and home situation… Look if you are an SEC Team or Big 10 team why would you schedule either one of these teams when you already have a difficult schedule already...


There are two options I see…

Option 1... On the second weekend in December this year you have the following seeded match ups:

Big East Winner(8) at Oregon(1)
At Large (6) at TCU(3)

ACC winner(5) at Big Ten Winner (4)
Nebraska(7) if they win the Big 12 at Auburn, if they win the SEC Championship Game(2)

No conference can have more than two participants in the eight team tournament…

From there the four winners move to the next round and the four losers also move New Years Day bowl games (The Rose, Sugar, Fiesta and Orange would be the bowls)… The two winners from the winners bracket than play a National Championship Game ten days later at a Neutral site (I say the same site every year)…

The other option is the Big 12, Big 10, SEC, ACC, PAC 10 and Big East break away from the NCAA, form their own Football League and form there own playoff format… The other schools would than do the same (the smaller schools)… This is the format I prefer because it would create three leagues with playoffs (besides D2 and D3)…

Either way I think it is a great idea to leave all the other bowl games in place… It is a great thing that 64 teams get extra practice and play extra games and it is also great for the fans and the cities who host these other bowls…

Regardless there is going to be some change in this format in the next few years… The one thing that I know for sure is the Federal Government needs to stay the HELL OUT OF THIS PERIOD!!!


Random

- The Big East conference for football is awful this year!!! I am not sure they deserve an automatic BCS bid…
- I have decided that not only is Colin Cowherd a complete turd but so is Skip Bayless… These type of journalist are just as bad as the people who post the idiotic negative banter on opposing teams message boards… Saying something negative or taking a negative just to get people fired up is irresponsible…
- Way to early to tell much about UK Basketball… What I think to this point is UK does not look like they are very good unless both Knight and Jones are on the floor… I do think there is allot of room for improvement with this team but without Kanter I am not sure they can make a deep run in the tournament but the names Carmelo Anthony and Syracuse come to mind… Jones is for sure the type of player Anthony was in college and there are some shooters on this team also…
- The recent drama in the NCAA with Cam Newton has an NFL feel to it for sure... I am not naïve enough to think that the Cam situation (if it is true) does not happen more than just this instance… Happens all the time within the rules and outside the rules in all college athletics…
- The Miami Heat… WOW… No one expected this… Could they be cursed??? Could Lebron have cursed himself??? Will be interesting to see how all this plays out the next six years…
- At the end of the first quarter I wrote… Looks like Auburn was/is a pretender… Hell UK almost beat them… Wrong……….. If Auburn beats South Carolina than they will play for the National Championship… BTW how did UK play with Auburn??? Auburn go pass happy for a while in the second half…
- I turned off the Boise and Nevada game at half time because I thought it was over… Thought the Bama Auburn game was over in the 1st quarter but when Mark Ingram fumbled in the 2nd quarter you could feel the momentum shift…
- Bama fans have to be crying the blues… I know I am disappointed but as a Bama fan outsider I thought their defense was a step or two below last year…
- Look SEC fans love him or hate him (I am not a fan) it is good for Pearl to be coaching for the Orange Team down south… It is good for the SEC that this school has a good basketball team each year…

Friday, November 12, 2010

11.13.2010

Something I Like to See

This is your top four schools for graduating Student Athletes:

1. Notre Dame-99%

2. Duke-97% and Northwestern-97%

4. Navy-96% and Boston College-96%

Another reason I like Navy Athletics is look at where they rank in graduation rates for all D1 sports… Pretty impressive… This is also why I respect the Duke and Notre Dame programs because of what their kids do in the classroom…

Really gets into the argument over the one and dones in college basketball and whether or not you want your school to recruit these types of kids (who are going to only stay one year)… I DO NOT like that Kentucky had so many one and done’s last year but I think at the end of the day most schools would have taken those kids (although UNC said no to John Wall and Duke said no on Bledsoe)…

In the long haul I would like to see Kentucky recruiting kids who are going to stay around four years in most cases but I realize you are going to have to mix in some one or two year players and cannot restrict your recruiting in that way I guess…

Although the Bledsoe thing is over I hold Kentucky accountable for allowing the recruitment of Bledsoe and Orton who proved to be not very good in the classroom… I DO NOT want to see that type of trend continue at Kentucky… This year with the signing of Brandon Knight and even last year with John Wall (who proved to be a good student) encourages me that this is not the case… UK should have taken a pass on Bledsoe and Orton in my opinion… Cal did nothing wrong in recruiting these players and it is up the University to say no!!! A coach is there to win and he is going to recruit the best players he can with the Universities stamp of approval…

Q and A from KSR With My Answers


1) Which player is the most IMPORTANT for this UK Basketball team?a. Brandon Knightb. Enes Kanterc. Darius Millerd. Deandre Liggins
Kanter… With Kanter this is a Final Four type team… Without him they are Sweet 16 or with some luck Elite Eight…

2) Can this team make the Final Four WITHOUT Enes Kanter?a. Yesb. No
No… Next year but this year no…

3) Who will go down as the FAN FAVORITE of this year’s team?a. Josh Harrellsonb. Brandon Knightc. Terrence Jonesd. Jarrod Polson
Knight because he can do it all…

4) Are the constant negative stories concerning the UK program lower your opinion of Coach Cal?a. Yesb. No
People migrate to negative… Look at a UK story on Yahoo and compare the amount of comments to any other school… Cal has a bad rap… He does allot of great things for the community and the commonwealth outside of basketball and he if he was guilty of anything he would be banned from coaching (like Kelvin Sampson)…

5) What is the MOST LIKELY final outcome of this season?a. 1st or 2nd round Exitb. Sweet 16c. Elite 8d. Final 4e. National Championship
Sweet 16…

6) What Joker Phillips the right hire for the progression of the UK football program?a. Yesb. Noc. Too Early to Tell
Yes… Will it work or not is the question…

7) What is MOST IMPORTANT for the Kentucky football program?a. Making Bowlsb. Beating Louisville on a Regular Basisc. Beating Tennessee on a Regular Basisd. Competitive in the SEC
Making Bowls and winning eight or nine games every three years or so…

8) What has been the BIGGEST ROADBLOCK to Kentucky becoming a consistent football power?a. Talent Gap in SECb. Basketball Schoolc. Lack of Huge Coaching Hired. General Attitude of Fans/Playerse. Destiny
Talent pool across the state is thin. Facilities need upgraded, fans that do not understand football and talent gap going up against Bama, Florida, UT, etc… are all factors. Yes UK has beaten every other school in the SEC the last five years (except UT, Bama and Florida) but they are 9 and 23 combined against Teams other than Vandy since 2006 in the SEC…

9) What is your general attitude of the football program for the next 5 years?a. Positiveb. Negativec. Indifferent
Positive… I am an eternal optimist… They need to spend some money on facilities and I am not sure that money is there… Many people did not renew season tickets this year and if prices go up they are going to drive more people out…

10) Are fans justified to boo their team during poor performances?a. Yesb. No
Fans can boo officiating and they can boo a bad play call (a quick slant on 3rd and 20 or pitch play inside the 10 yard line but do not boo players…

Enes Kanter

No surprise to me that he was ruled ineligible… Tough decision for the kid but he was only going to be a one year player anyway… He would have been a great one and could have possibly led UK to the Final Four (he has that much talent based on what I have seen)… He is Dirk Nowitzski with an inside game and will excel in the NBA…

As for the people bashing on UK and Coach Cal over this… You are all IDIOTS!!! This was a no brainer to take a chance on this kid… The worst thing that happens is he cannot play and you move forward and that is what UK will do… Same with the appeal process… You appeal it and the worst thing that happens is they (The NCAA) says no…

As for the people who thinks this is some kind of conspiracy against UK you are also wrong… The decision would have been the same had he gone to Washington but it would just have not gotten as much press coverage… There are also some who question why you would waste a scholarship on this kid who had a slim chance of ever playing and I still say UK lost nothing by taking this chance…

UK has the #1 recruiting class coming in next year and as for the one and dones I do not see any of the freshmen leaving UK after one year this year so HATE on that HATERS!!!


Comments From the Masses

Don't pretend that Enes was planning on staying 4 years to get an education. It was reported last year that Wall, Cousins and the rest of the freshman class bound for the draft stopped going to class in the 2nd semester last year and focused 100% on basketball.

My comment: Daniel Orton stopped going to class after the tournament was over... All the other guys finished... Stop spewing @#$%!!!

The bad thing is the way Calipari recruits they may always have good teams but neverbwin a National Championship because most of these kids are "one and done" so they never mature to win a National title which usually comes with experience.

My comment: He has not won one yet… Since 1998 (UK’s last title year) Nine teams have won National Championships so that means that including Kentucky around 300 other D1 schools have not won an NCAA Championship…

To all you jerks who tried to compare Jim Calhoun to this idiot. I tried telling you Calipari is the biggest cheater in the game but you didn't believe me. Well, here's more proof! The guy is a scumbag! In addition, North Carolina's football program was caught and it's just a matter of time before their basketball program is exposed as well.

My comment: Another Idiot… Calipari or the University is not implicated in any way shape or form… Kanter just like every other player has to be cleared by the NCAA and in this case he was not… No harm done on taking a chance on this talented player…

Get this article off the web page. no one outside of the state of kentucky much cares about uk or their illustrious coach. let the uk people deal with this issue on their own. they should be used to it by now. it will only get worse in "big blow" country.

My Comment: Of all the Sports articles posted on Yahoo today the article about Kanter had the most comments and 90 percent were people from other schools bashing UK… No one cares???

It's not cheating unless you get caught!! Cal got caught this time... (like the time before that, and the one before that)

My Comment: Another idiot… No one cheated…

You cant get them all through Crimiapri LOL Atleast he got caught cheating before the season started. There is nothing that this guy will not do.

My Comment: Another Idiot… No one cheated…

By the way, with Wall and Cousins tearing up the NBA, how is it Kentucky did NOT win the national championship last season?

My comment: Of the 300 plus schools in D1 only nine have won championships since 1998… You tell me??? Hardest thing to do is win that tournament…

Good, hopefully this will take the cats and Calamari down a notch. Can't wait until the whole program is given the death penalty by the NCAA for all of Calamari's cheating.

My Comment: When is that going to happen???

kentucky is a scummy deal. Can't win the big one in modern times. They bring these punks to campus and they don't graduate. Yuk!

My comment: Since 1998 (UK’s last title year) Nine teams have won National Championships so that means that including Kentucky around 300 other D1 schools have not won an NCAA Championship… Since 1995 11 teams (including UK) have won the NCAA Tournament… That means since 1995 300 plus D1 schools in basketball have not…


UK Football

I am thinking about changing my blog name to the “Life of a UK Football Fan” or “Wait until next year” but the Cubs fan have the market cornered on that one…

Expectations… Is it wrong to have a higher expectation??? Should UK fans just be satisfied with a competitive team that is 6 and 6 or 7 and 5 at best??? Should we not expect that every three or four years UK has an experienced team that can win 8 or more games??? Should we expect them to compete year in and year out for an SEC football title??? What is the right set of expectations to have???

I think this year’s team could have gone 8 and 4 and I have no doubt that the 2007 and 2009 should have both gone 8 and 4… That is all I ask just throw me a bone every couple of years and win eight regular season games…

Ugh… This year has been frustrating… Easy year to go 8 and 4 with the way the schedule set up… Will Joker make any changes at the end of the year??? Can UK beat Vandy and UT to get to 7 and 5??? Will UK get over the hump next year???

I am going to do a study this winter and do some real analysis of programs like WVA, Va Tech, UNC, NC State, Boise State, Pitt, Rutgers and Maryland to see how UK football stacks up against these schools and whether or not UK being in the SEC for football is just to tough to overcome… Put it this way if UK were in the Big East or ACC they would compete for the conference titles as they stand today!!! If UK played Boise State’s schedule this year they would easily finish 10 and 2 or 9 and 3…

As for whether or not Joker was the right guy for UK??? He was!!! Although I am disappointed about this year to this point a three game winning streak at the end of the year will go along way for next year… Give the man three years to prove what he can do and prove me and the critics wrong…

The university also needs to step up and spend some money on facilities and that will only come thorough donations or raises in season ticket prices…



Random

- The Cam Newton thing is going to get ugly…


- I think that if Boise State or TCU played in the Big East they could go undefeated this year… That conference is bad!!! Good thing for U of L because there road back to the top of that conference will be an easy and short one…


- Bama will still play a major role in what happens with the National Championship picture… I say they beat Auburn (knocks Auburn out of National Championship Game) and than Auburn will lose to Florida in the SEC Championship Game… I thought Bama would win out and the defeat to LSU was a shocker to me…

- I heard a Bama fan say on the radio the other day that there were allot of high school teams in Bama who could beat Oregon… That is a bit over the top…

- I think TCU is better than Boise State although I know Boise State beat them last year… If Boise State played in the SEC they are a two loss team right now and I think TCU would be at one or two losses also if they played in the SEC... I hope that TCU or Boise gets a shot at Oregon or an undefeated Auburn in the Championship Game…

- Colin Cowherd recently called John Wall (on consecutive days), selfish, all about himself, not a team guy and he will never win a championship… All because he did the “Dougie Dance” during his opening night (Mr. Selfish did set a Rookie Record for assists in game by his third game)… Why Cowherd would spew such a DEAD WRONG characterization of Wall is beyond me… This guy was the ultimate team player and a model student during his only year at UK… I have banned myself from listening to Cowherd… Check this months Sporting News and you will find a different profile of John…

- The Heat are the best five and five team in the NBA… Not really where they thought they would be… Pat Riley put this team together maybe he should be coaching the team also…

- Love the rebuttal by Cleveland fans on the Lebron commercial… Check the link below…

Friday, October 29, 2010

October 29th, 2010

UK vs. Georgia

How disappointed am I that UK lost??? Extremely disappointed!!! Even worse when you look at the final stats… UK had more first downs, more total net yards, ran more plays but were outrushed by 100 yards and had three fumbles and interception and fourth turnover, in my opinion, on a 4th down play that I thought was a bad play call at that time in the game (I would have played the field position game at that point and punted)… They also of course gave up a special team’s touchdown (our kickoff coverage continues to be horrible)… UK only punted once during the game!!!

This loss is not really one you can hang on the defense or you can hang on the coaches… I love the people that are doing this (this would be the fans that Randell Cobb was talking about in his tweet)… The defense needed to hold UGA to at least a field goal on one of those drives… I did not like the 4th down call early in the game and I did not like the quick pitch play that UK ran inside their own ten yard line that resulted in a fumble.

Let’s analyze some of the comments people are making:

Let’s be real. We suck as a football team. We come into SEC play every year with an unblemished record because we play cupcakes and try to convince ourselves that Louisville is good. We are a bball school and need to quit letting this football nonsense mess w/us. We’re fighting an uphill battle and will continue to do so. Heck…do you see Duke trying to make excuses for their football team? Nope. Because they know they suck. Blue/White Scrimmage is the next bit of excitement or frustration I will endure. And I don’t tell a Lie.

My comment: We do not suck!!! Vandy sucks, Minnesota sucks, New Mexico sucks, Akron sucks, Bowling Green sucks, Memphis sucks, Marshall sucks, New Mexico State sucks, Western sucks… We used to suck like these teams do… We have been to four straight bowl games and have won three… UK is four and four which is about where I thought they would be (I thought they could be 5 and 3)… Football is not nonsense and it pays for all the non revenue sports… It is an uphill battle at UK and I have detailed why many times before… F*ck Duke!!!

There is no way we win 7 games and maybe not even 6 so get your head out of the clouds. This team has no defense simple as that and when the offense gives up the ball like last night this team is just simply terrible. Poor coaching plain and simple.

My comment: Poor coaching plain and simple??? That is an insane statement… Four turnovers is not poor coaching… 4th and 1 call and the pitch play UK fumbled were poor calls but I have little issues with coaching in this game… I think they can still win seven and I have not given up on eight yet… This is a year though I think they should have won eight games but I had no idea we were so down from a talent perspective on defense… Youth, inexperience and lack of talent on defense is killing this team… It is not coaching…

we suck and if we ever get 8 wins it will be a miracle. sec east is down this year and we cant even get a sniff. red lobster lady was right. sorry randall. and i would not want to play louisville right now. i think we would get beat. the years when we lost to them were before kragthorpe and thank god he was at ul for our sake or we would even be having tougher recent years

My comment: Who gives a rats ass about U of L or any other team we have played already… Two of our losses are due to turnovers plain and simple… Yes the east is down for sure and this year and three of the last four years (including this year) I expected eight wins…

anyone notice we always tackle the opposing running back from behind, pushing and riding him forward for an additional 5-7 yards ? who runs at the opposing player and turns at the last minute launching their back into him, with your arms no where near him in an attempt to tackle ? that said, the first half was an offensive disaster. watched this same garbage for about 32 years now, and i dont need a college kid telling me i need to support the team. how about they actually go to practice and maybe absorb something. Mark your calendar. I’ll be here with bells and whistles listening to the same ole sob story. Cobb this….Brown that….get outta here. Quit fooling yourself and admit it. Our football program sux

My comment: The defense is just down from a talent perspective this year plain and simple… Brown has had good defensive teams the last three years so I am not hanging this on him…

How does the prospect of 7 wins make this season depressing? What kind of talent do you people think we have? We schedule the non-conference cupcakes that we do so we can try to get bowl eligible. We have one of the lowest ranked recruiting classes in the SEC each year. Despite that reality, we are expecting 8 or 9 wins now? Really? Winning 7 games at Kentucky is never depressing. Look at our historic record, seven wins (even acknowledging the increased number of games) is an above average to great season for us. If this team can win 7 games and finally beat UT, I will take it.

My comment: Finally someone with a dose of reality… I will take seven wins just throw me a bone every couple of years and win eight or nine…

I feel bad for Cobb. I know how he feels today. Like..Dang.. maybe the fans got a reason to be so pissed off if this is how it’s been the last 20 years…..I’m not mad today though. Saw it coming. KNEW it was coming. Hey, It’s UK football. Big win then 3 let downs……

My comment: I cannot disagree with this comment… UK can never validate a big win!!!

The tackling is unbelievably poor and they overpursue so much and do not stay in their lanes. Their idea of tackling is to dive towards the player. They never seem to use their feet and run thru the player and wrap up. This is just basic tackling skills. This is a coaching issue. Start benching the players who do not tackle properly. Of course the four turnovers were very disappointing. A “pitch” play on your own 3 yard line is a recipe for diaster.

My comment: I have to agree with this statement… A fan that actually has a great analogy…


Not having Derrick Locke against UGA really showed up (Joker says it did not which is concerning)… Although UK ran the ball better in the 2nd half there lack of being able to run the ball showed up for sure in my opinion… Mike Hartline played another stellar game… He did take some sacks but he also stepped up and made some great throws in pressure situations… The early turnover he had was costly and the interception was a bad throw but not like a couple of his other interceptions this year…

I do not know at this point… Did I really think we were going to beat UGA??? Yes I did!!! I will say that UGA is the best team I have seen us play this year (at least they were on this night)… They (UGA) could still win the East with some help…

As for this week at Mississippi State… Without Locke it will be another tall task… Mississippi State runs the ball extremely well and UK does not defend the run well!!! The Bulldogs have a really good defense at times but UK should be able to score… I have no idea about this one… This is a BIG BIG Game for the UK program!!! A road win would be nice.


Notre Dame

They were 5 and 7 in 2009, 6 and 6 in 2008, 3 and 9 in 2007, 10 and 2 in 2006, 10 and 2 in 2005, 7 and 5 in 2004 and 5 and 7 in 2003… Can they climb back to football relevance??? Losing three of four to Navy is unacceptable at Notre Dame but this is not the Navy of the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s… This is a Navy team that can play with just about anyone because of the way they scheme on both defense and offense (Solid coaching for the last ten years at Navy)…

I have said it before but I think Paul Hournung hit the nail on the head when he said that Notre Dame is at a disadvantage when recruiting because of tougher academic standards… Something they should not back off of for sure but it does put them at a disadvantage…

Would they be better off in the Big Ten??? Not now unless the Big Ten expands to the Big 14… Big East??? No way as that has turned into a horrible football conference (they have no teams ranked in the top 25 for the 2nd time this year)…

As for Navy… They could win out… Now that Ricky Dobbs is no longer ‘hogging’ the ball on offense and handing it off more they should have 8 to 9 wins in the end…

More Comments from the Masses:

Ø Dude, anyone who doesn't admit Calipari has cheated hasn't either been born more than 6 months or has no idea what he did at UMass, Memphis and soon to be Kentucky. It isn't an opinion. It is a fact.

Ø Calipari is a cheater & scum bag, but Kentucky players are all queers! (FYI this comment was removed by Yahoo)

Ø I hope coach Cal gets ass cancer. (FYI this comment was removed by Yahoo)

Ø Yes, Harrellson has never "dealt with how to handle success." He is only playing at Kentucky... Calipari might add "dumbest college coach" to the mantle currently holding "sleeziest college coach." I'm sure Harrellson is deeply saddened that he did not "succeed" at the likes of Clarion University... Calipari is a chump...

Ø Its funny that Coach Cal gets all this talent, and he still has never gone to a Final Four (FYI he has been to two Final Fours)

Ø Woah woah woah, who is John Calipari to talk about anyone not being able to do something, "until he's responsible enough to handle success & failure." John you are one of the most scandal plagued coaches in NCAA history, every program you go to ends up the subject of an NCAA investigation.If colleges applied this same logic to the hiring of their coaches you wouldn't be coaching even a D-III, let alone Kentucky.Don't need a crystal ball to see what's coming for this program in about 4-6 years.

Ø Calipari was a terrible NBA coach also… Look what he did to the Warriors and Latrell Sprewell… (FYI that was PJ Carlisimo)

Ø coach cal has been busted for cheating everywhere he has been-UMass and then Memphis. i dont think its jealousy but fact! now if you are a coach cal fan, thats kool-but you have to know that he has cheated.

The bottom line is get your facts straight… Kelvin Sampson (as an example) is banned from coaching at an NCAA school because of his guilt… Cal turned in Marcus Camby and the NCAA found no issues with anything he did… Rose was cleared to play at Memphis and than the NCAA came back after the season was over and said, “We were wrong, He was not eligible”… That meant they used an ineligible player and had to forfeit these wins… In both cases Cal was deemed innocent by the NCAA so how is he a cheater or guilty??? If he is such a cheater why is he not banned by the NCAA from coaching??? Bobby Knight agrees with you people that he should but Bobby Knight is an Ass Clown and who cares what he thinks (Knight will not even show his face in Lexington because he is a coward)!!!

Random

- The difference in UK and Auburn or Gerogia??? UK beats Auburn last year on the road, has a chance to beat them at home this year and UK is now 4 and 4 Auburn in #1 in the BCS… With Georgia in a down year they still have a great opportunity to win the SEC East. That is first tier vs. second or third tier my football friends…
- Boise State sure had allot of empty seats for their game on Wednesday night… Not sure what to make of that one… You never see empties at Bama, Auburn, Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Texas, Nebraska, etc…

- Wow I actually watched part of a regular season pro basketball game… Celtics, Heat and Magic will have some great battles this year…

- Don’t count me as someone who thinks the Baseball playoffs need to be expanded to include more teams (The season is to long now)!!! They simply need to move the Diamondbacks to the AL West, The Astros to the NL West, create a balanced schedule, play mainly games against teams in your division the last month of the season, cut the schedule to 154, make the first round seven games with no days off during the first series and play a 2 3 2 format…

- As I said last week this thing is really setting up for Bama to end up in the Championship Game… I hope it is Boise State and Bama!!! Gives opportunity of a statement to be made!!!

- I personally think the ACC, Big 10, SEC, Big 12, Pac 10, Big East (some teams not all of them) and Notre Dame (only if they agree to join the a conference) should break away from the NCAA and form their own sanctioned football body… A playoff would work at that point… Get rid of the pretenders!!!

- If UK back up receiver Matt Roark did get a DUI than he should be suspended for the rest of the year not just one game…

- I like the new Lebron James commercial… That is a much better way to defend his decision and how he handled his move to the Heat!!!

- Why I like baseball stats… Bengie Molina will get a World Series championship ring regardless of whether the Texas Rangers or San Francisco Giants win it all. He is about to become the first catcher in baseball history to appear in the Fall Classic against a team he played for earlier in the season.

- Maybe it is time to let go and just take UK football for what it is… A competitive team that plays in a very tough conference that will always be second or third tier in the SEC… I give Joker four years to prove me wrong or right…

- I love, “Well, UK would not want to have to play Louisville right now…” What do you think U of L’s record would be if they had played UK’s schedule??? Throw out the UK game (they cannot play themselves) and they are 2 and 5… If UK played U of L’s schedule they would be??? 5 and 1 or 4 and 2…

- Who are Bob Domine, Fred Cowgill and Kent Taylor??? They are local sportscasters on the local networks in Louisville… I have no idea who the Fox affiliate Sportscaster is at this point… Point being I have not watched a local Sports cast in years… They are irrelevant as is their opinions about anything to do with Sports!!! Rumor is the news channels are going to do away with the nightly Sports Reports and cut them to one story per broadcast… I love the new sports media…

- Hats off to the NCAA for making the U of L player Gorgui Dieng eligible on his appeal… He is apparently a good kid, very intelligent, speaks multiple languages and is the type of kid that should be eligible…

- Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich need to get over themselves… Banning Terry Meiners from being the sideline reporter because of the way WHAS handled the Karen Sypher thing and also not allowing Terry to host the local TV Ricky P TV show… Let me check this but I think Ricky P screwed this woman on top of a table in a restaurant and gave her money for ‘health insurance’ and Terry Meiners is somehow the bad guy??? I am not a Meiners fan but that is ridiculous!!! I have lost all respect for Ricky P!!! In other words he is ZERO!!!

- Loved to see the FREE ENES sign at ESPN Game Day in Colombia, Missouri… I am not as optimistic as most people about whether or not he will play for UK… I think it will be a stretch…

Friday, October 22, 2010

10.22.2010

Life Goes On

This week I was a pallbearer at Sam, Jonna, Holly and Carla Gibbs mother Faye’s funeral… Faye and my Mom were great friends all the way back to their high school years (they were co captain cheerleaders) and Mom was friends with Sam’s late father John since she was about five years old (my grandfather used to say he thought Johnny was going to eat him out of house and home)… The entire family was like a second family to me for sure and I was extremely honored to have served as a pallbearer…

As I drove to Henderson for the funeral I reflected on the many events I had experienced with this family and wanted to share some of them…

Sam and I of course competed with each other in organized sports throughout our youth and I remember my last year of playing baseball I struck out only two times the entire year and Sam did it to me both times… We also played youth football against each other and my team got the best of Sam’s team both years we played…

What I remember the most though is our backyard battles… When Sam and got together we were going to compete at something… Sam had a great Nerf Basketball court in his living room… We spent countless hours playing horse and where Sam had the goal positioned you could get a double bank from over top the front door and the top of the closet door… You could also hit a flying jumper down the hall by banking it from the top of the front door to into the side of the goal… We had some one on one battles on this living room court and those close quarters battles resulted in someone usually getting hurt…

We also used the same room for a game we invited called knee ball (at least we take credit for it)… The way the game worked is we took a nerf ball and than one of those little bats like you get at a baseball game or the Louisville Slugger Museum… There was a pitcher and a batter only (another one on one battle)… First base was the corner of the couch, second was end table, third was another end table and home was the TV stand… There was a point high on the back wall that was a home run and the ball was in play off the furniture or off the wall (barring it was not a home run)… The game was played from your knees… I still remember the first time we did this Johnny came bursting out of the bedroom late one night after we had played for about five minutes because running around on your knees made one hell of a racket throughout the house…

Our favorite thing to compete at was one on one football… Something I never played with anyone else but Sam and I am not sure I have ever seen anyone else do it… It was simply what is said, football one on one… You had to kick off, punt, play defense and run your offense… It was all about putting moves on your opponent… My favorite play was to step back, then throw the ball in the air over top Sam, put a little spin move on and than catch the pass on the back side of him… Of course he would do the same to me also… I still remember one night being at his house and watching the news and they said it was snowing and we were going to get allot of snow that night… Sam and I proceeded outside and played one on one football the entire night in the snow…

Faye always looked after us and made sure we all stayed fed and Johnny always made sure we stayed in line… I remember Holly and a girlfriend of hers taking me and Sam to see Saturday Night Fever in the Theater (in the brown car) which made me think I was big time (I was probably 13 or 14 at the time)… Carla always looked after us and she never ever bought us beer before we were 21 years old, never… Me, Sam, Jonna and all our friends hung out together all through high school and had our own little click and was and it was nice for us to hang out with a bunch of good looking Conelettes… Holly babysat me and my sisters when we were little and Jonna took over and kept my sisters after that so as I said this is a second family to me…

One other memorable trip for me and Sam was Johnny taking us to St Louis to see the Redbirds play on a charter bus… They had a custom built crap table that fit perfect over the back eight seats of the bus and Sam and I made a few dollars that day running to the front and getting them cold beers…

I also have a host of nicknames from the family also, Sug, Barry Neal and Barr which I am still called by all of them today…

You are always sad to see people move on but for me it usually helps stir up some good memories of things we all did in the past…


I Love It Sometimes When I Am Wrong

Yes I said it, I did… UK will NOT beat South Carolina and Visor Guy and they proved me wrong…

Am I one of the fans that Mr. Everything Cobb tweeted about on Sunday??? I am not… My criticism is usually constructive and I do not boo players… I have been critical of coaching decisions and yes I was always very critical of Brooksy… The thing I am most critical about is our record against SEC opponents not named Vanderbilt which over the last five years has not been very good at all…

I do however understand what Cobb is saying and now that he has apologized I hope it fires the fans ups… There are multiple people in the stands who leave EVERY week at halftime or at the end of the 3rd quarter no matter what is going on (there are four right beside me who do it every week)… Have I ever left early??? Yes twice… Once when UK was losing 49 to 7 at halftime to the Gators and also during Hartline’s sophomore year when he lead them on two late TD drives to beat Arkansas when it looked liked all was lost… Both times I was in the parking lot until the game was over but in fourteen years of going to games that is the only two times I have left games early…

Yes there were fans that were openly upset on Saturday night in the first half and some of that was for good reason and some of it was not for good reason… For example I have new guy sitting behind me last night who is now a season ticket holder… Last night was the first time he was there that I remember… He kept yelling, we never blitz, how come we never blitz, Brown sucks, blah, blah, blah… I finally turned around and said, “Dude we have jam blitzed on almost every play in that drive…” My way of saying shut the hell up!!! UK actually blitzed about 80% of their defensive plays in the first half and you saw twice why this team does not blitz allot…

You see when you blitz you end up with a defensive end in coverage with a running back and Stephen Garcia on both occasions read it perfect and put the ball right in Latimore’s hands for huge gains when pass plays were called… UK just does not have the athleticism to do allot of pass blitzing this year and their secondary is very young and inexperienced… In the 2nd half UK did not blitz as much and look what happened…

So for the guy that set behind me in the first half who kept saying, “What can Brown do for you???” He can make adjustments at halftime and hold South Carolina to a goose egg even with a young and not as talented defense as he has had in the past…

Personally I am tired of people trashing Steve Brown for what has happened on defense this year… He has made nice adjustments two games in a row and his defensive team is learning the art of execution… Give the guy a damn break!!! For those who still trash Hartline (the guy behind me again) he is up for National Player of the Week this week…

So back to the game…

The first half was disappointing for sure… UK, which had not blitzed much this year, took a page out of Mummer’s guy, Mike Major, and was trying to blitz from somewhere on almost every play in the first half… Did not have allot of success with this but they did get some pressure on Garcia… The offense was obviously adjusting to life without Derrick Locke…

Our halftime conference under the stands centered very much around the defense once again, like the week before we could just not stop our opponent… Allot of poor and missed tackles, some great blocking by the Gamecocks offensive line and of course South Carolina’s stud running back was gapping UK for big gains and on rushing and pass plays… UK offensively was for sure out of sync without Locke and they could not run the ball at all in the first half at all…

Things do not appear to be much better after UK goes three and out but than a funny thing happened on the way to a loss… South Carolina loses their stud running back and the UK defense stuck with the Nickel Package (which I think they should do to get more speed on the field) and all the sudden UK is shutting South Carolina down…

The offense finally got moving in the 2nd half after the teams exchanged punt… With 10:18 to go in the 3rd Quarter UK went on a 95 yard drive (actually 110 with a 15 yard penalty in the drive) knocking six minutes off the clock… The key plays in the drive were UK converting on four third down plays with the biggest being 3rd and 10 on the sixth play of the drive on a completion to Chris Matthews who had a career game…

UK than got the ball back and this time Hartline hooks up with Matthews for another TD with Matthews putting a good move on his man after the catch to scoot to the end zone… Look out we have a ball game…

UK defense then holds again and UK, like Auburn did the week before, marched down the field to score the winning TD in a nice long time consuming drive… How did Cobb get so open??? They bit on Matthews on the underneath route and allowed Cobb to set the all time UK touchdown record with ease… I was actually closer to Cobb on that play than any Carolina defender…

Of course South Carolina then drives down the field with a chance to win the game (that was frustrating to watch)… I for one have no problem with Spurrier’s strategy at the end of the game… You have 11 seconds left, plenty of time to run a play to the end zone so you use a timeout to set up something that you think will work (I watched a replay of the game and you see why Bob Davie is an announcer and not a coach)… You have to make sure your QB throws the ball to the end zone only and either you get a TD, an incompletion but you risk an interception… I think it was a good call by Spurrier and just at bad throw by Garcia and UK intercepts the pass and the celebration begins…

I for one wish the fans would not have rushed the field… Let’s act like we have been there before folks and we have!!! We are 4 and 3 and we just beat a top ten team… Like South Carolina was trying to do this week UK now has to validate the win by beating Georgia…

The celebration in the stands after the game was really cool and I was glad to see those that stuck around for the entire game stick around a bit longer to celebrate… The parking lot was pretty electric after the game and that was also a great thing to see… Although we do not have any video (I wish we did) Mark Sheets had a great we beat South Carolina dance that was a complete riot… As for me, my buddy CT’s wife Shannon, said look at the twinkle in Barry’s eye!!! That is a twinkle I hope to have some more this football season…

I am not going to what if because now we are where I think we should have been at this point of the season and that 4 and 3… UK now once again has a chance to win eight games and the Georgia game would be a great start down that path… All their remaining games are winnable games (I think they will win three more but hoping for four)…

Now validate what you did against South Carolina young men!!!


UKIT Part Deux

Coach Cal recently stated that he does not care much about going to the Maui Classic… I am not for sure completely of his reasoning as I though these tournaments were always a good time for a team to bond…

What Kentucky actually needs to do in my opinion is just take the bull by the horns and start their own three day tournament each year in Lexington… Think of the benefits to the city if you bring in eight teams for three days of basketball (three games a day) on a Friday, Saturday and Sunday to kick off the season… With eight teams you guarantee each team gets three games… You could call up the old UKIT name of you could get creative and call it the Adolph Rupp Classic sponsored by someone and award the Bill Keightly trophy to the tournaments MVP…

I do not think it would be hard to get seven other teams to do this each year and you could always ensure that you have two of the in state teams (WKU, Morehead, Murray or EKU) participate so you are spreading the wealth a bit also… This would mean you would only need to find five other teams to come in and play… It would be like the Kentucky State High School Basketball Tournament is every year…

This tournament would not be any part of the season ticket package (I would hope) and give some additional people a chance to purchase tickets… First game is at 11:30 PM EST each day which would guarantee you would be done by the dinner hour…

If eight teams is too many you could just do a four team two day event but make sure you bring in some good competition not just two guaranteed wins…

Any seconds on this idea???


Paying college athletes


I for one say no… At a major university the a college athletes room and board, tuition, healthcare and three squares a day (think about how good these kids eat on game days) is worth at least $25,000 to $30,000 a year…

The argument seems to be to look at the money that the university is making off of said athlete which is true but a large portion of the money made by division one basketball and football programs is the major way that the non revenue or non profit making sports are being funded… That to me is also another reason the athletes do not need to get paid to play because you have to pay them (the non profit or revenue sports) equally (Basketball, Football, Soccer, Gymnastics, Softball, Baseball, Field Hockey, Rifle Team, Cheerleaders, Dance Squad, etc...)!!! …

So how do they get walking around money??? If there parents cannot afford to float this than the athlete needs to work in the summer… I remember when a former UK Basketball Player, NBA Veteran who is now an NBA assistant worked for me for two summers when he was at UK… He served as a bundle boy during his first tenure (feeding work to the inspectors on the floor) and during his second summer he served as a janitor for the facility… He worked hard and did not get any special privileges and I guarantee that helped build the character that the man has today… My point is if he can do it so can these athletes…

Paying players is not just something that will ever happen in my opinion… I think they (the universities) can expand the service offered to include legal advice, career counseling, etc… which will help with some of the issues around agents, etc…


More comments from the masses:


I really just love reading these comments about UK Basketball… People love to name call, spew and just in general make comments that if anything lacks much intelligence… People say things on these boards that I guarantee you they would not say directly to a person if they were in conversation… My favorite comments are UK choked last year or UK has not done anything in years which is simply not true or UK has always cheated…

UK hit a rough patch at the end of the Tubby era and BCG was a complete train wreck for two years but UK had a great season last year and made it to the final eight after winning the conference championship and the conference tournament championship… They should win the conference again this year and I doubt you will see three or four guys go pro after one year off of this team so that will make them even better next year also…

The comment from the person below who lives in Maysville is classic…

For sure UK fans are rabid and some are extreme to a fault like Bama football fans but that is what fans do… Every fan base has extreme fans if you branch out and look at other fan bases across the country… My thing is support your team and quit bashing or worrying about what other teams are doing… Worry about the team you are playing this week!!!

Anyway I love the fact that when a story is posted on Yahoo about UK people who hate UK obviously read it and are compelled to make comments where a story about Duke, Kansas or any other school gets about 10% of the comments... Anyway let the hate hate haters just hate hate on… The comments are not edited…

Ø Well you just keep drinking the "Cal-the-Lip" "Bluegrass Kool-Aid" ... time will tell ... a leopard cannot change his spots ... neither can a dirty coach!!!
Ø And I know that Thad Matta has never formally been charged, but that whole Greg Oden recruitment stank like something Calipari would do.
Ø "Turn the page" Wouldn't that require Kentucky fans to understand the concept of "a book"?
Ø John Calipari,is a microwave coach, he trying too win a with all frist yr pros on his team...He's an OVER-RATED coach,he does everything with smoke and mirrors...the only the that KU Fans are going to get is 3 yrs probation...
Ø He wants them to "turn the page" and forget he had the best team money could buy, and couldn't make it to the Final Four. And exactly what are the people who are sick of UK's cheating ways suppose to be jealous of anyway? UK hasn't accomplished anything in years.
Ø Calipari is a snake!!!
Ø C-H-E-A-T-S! Cheats! Cheats! Cheats! Cheats! Yeah, go Coach Cal!!!!
Ø "Turn the page!" Forget UK choked last year!
Ø God I hate Kentucky. Everything about that state reeks of hillbillies, backwardness, cheating, and idiocy. I live in Maysville myself, and I constantly run into people with poor hygiene, terrible body odor, and most of all, CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT UK BASKETBALL! Seriously, there are other things in life besides your stupid wildcats! Mix that with the fact that they are utterly delusional and believe they're the center of the basketball universe makes them completely intolerable. Multiply that by 5 million and that's what it's like to live in Kentucky. I'd move out of this state in a heartbeat if it weren't for my job (my boss is only one of the few rational folks I know around here, and he hates kentucky basketball too).
Ø If I coached in the Atlantic 10, Conference USA, and the SEC with Cal's bankroll I could win 30+ games every year. Worldwide Wes says thank you UK.
Ø No matter what page you look at, it still says "Calipari is a cheater". His forfeited wins fill an entire book, and that book is still being written.


Random

- Don’t count me as one who is excited that Tony Larussa is coming back to manage the Redbirds… Let’s hope Mark McGwire hangs up his ‘hitting’ coach title up and that the Redbirds hire Larry Walker…
- My prediction of Yankees and Phils in the World Series looks to be wrong… Something else I have no issue with being wrong about…
- Check out UK’s new point guard Brandon Knight’s academic record… He has not made less than an A on his report card since second grade and is fluent in Spanish… He can also shoot and play point guard... I thought only the smart guys go to Duke and Cal recruits only ‘bad’ people… Hmmmmmmmmmmm…
- As for what Cobb did with the tweet… Now that the national media has picked up on it (as in the case of Jessie Palmer at ESPN he is completely wrong, no one booed Randell Cobb) I believe it will have an impact on recruiting and be used against Joker… Joker is a great recruiter so I think the impact will be minimal but their will be an impact… I do not disagree with why Randell did it but sometimes you should just keep quiet… If Randell and company want to prove a point than win eight games this year!!!
- If Bama wins all it’s remaining regular season games and wins the SEC championship game and Oregon and Oklahoma both lose along the way they (Bama) will no doubt play for the National Championship whether Boise State or TCU or lose or not… There schedule is awesome from hear on out!!! Fair??? That will be a significant argument…
- If LSU or Auburn win out same thing!!!
- I did not watch Midnight Madness… To much hype for me… Great event for the fans though who decide to attend…
- If you are going to bitch and gripe about what is going on during the football game at least educate yourself on formations, blitz schemes, etc… before you start spewing out your opinions… Obviously allot of peoples opinions are formulated by what they are reading on websites (some of which have accurate and good information and some are just spewing)…
- Glad to see UK run allot of Nickel packages during the South Carolina game… We need speed on the field on defense… I would like to see us run a 4 2 5 scheme (four down linemen, two linebackers, two strong safeties on the corners two corners and a free safety)… This is the scheme that TCU uses and it is hard to stop a blitzing safety off the corner from the line of scrimmage…
- Glad to see when I watched the replay of the Kentucky game that it was mentioned that three D1 football programs in the commonwealth have African American head coaches… No other state can make such a claim… Pretty good for a bunch of racist, backward ass, non bath taking, smelly, inbred hillbillies…
- I like the KSR website in general and but they spend way to much time on the negatives associated with other programs which is exactly what they and other people (like me) bitch about people doing to UK… Let them make their bed and let’s sleep in our own… It is OK to defend your school but constantly taking pop shots at other schools in low class!!!