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Posted by Phil on March 15th, around dinner time | 1054 comments
this might be the smallest post of all time. it feels so naked without a stupid picture of movie. I must fix this.
Coach Cal thinks their youth is an asset. After beating MSU in the SEC Championship game he was talking about their will to win. He says with a veteran team after Johnson hitting that triple to go up by 5 with 2 minutes remaining might think the door is shut and you can't open it up. He said with our youth they come to she shut door and try to jump over it, well you can't do that, so they try to climb under it, well you can't do that so more so than not they just lower their shoulders and run right through it.
Adrian, you are full of shit. I guarantee every Pac-10 team loses in the first round, and don't be surprised if 6-7 Big East Teams make the sweet 16.The wild card is the Big 10. I can't figure out if many teams from there will make a deep run. Michigan State and Wisconsin always seem to make it pretty far, but which one is a tough call this year. Ohio State could run to the finals or lose in round 2.My sleeper is Baylor. Their bracket is favorable for a nice little run.
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Brock is that your sleeper or Bilas's?I know I have seen a couple people predict Baylor-Duke to be going at it in the South.
Philco - that shirt is great.
AJ did bring a tear to my eye this morning. As I was getting him dressed today I asked him if he wanted to watch Mickey Mouse to which he replied "I want to watch basketball". Thank God for ESPN2.
Did Bilas pick them? I didn't watch any of the ESPN Bracket shows, I was too busy watching the NIT selection show. Go Bearcats! 66th best team in the country!
i added a video to spruce up the content
May not have been Bilas - but I know several analysts have.
It's like they're in my head!http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Mov...x.html?hpt=Sbin
vandy's odds of beating murray state just went down:http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...llegebasketball
Looks like USC will get off light.http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/footba...rn=ncaaf,228047
I sit on the Ascension Athletic Board now. Last night, there was talk of re-organizing the Booster Club into the Ascension Sports and Social Club. Yeah -- the A.S.S. Club. Anyone else wanna come to my church now?
tiger's back for the masters
Good article on Cousins.http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basket...o&type=lgns
Butt Drugs in Corydon, INhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYYd...player_embedded
"Free parking the rear." Classic.
So will the Big East disband in football?http://espn.go.com/blog/bigeast/pos...d-be-in-trouble
from the funbag (http://deadspin.com/5494718/ghosts-...and-cancer-porn):Quetzal: I hate restaurants that cut their pizzas into grids rather than slices. One of the beauties of pizza is that each serving has its own little handle. When Descartes cuts my pizza, I can't eat any of the internal, crustless pieces without making a mess of myself. On a related note, one of the best parts of having small children around is that they "hate the crust" and always leave some of the choicest bites right at the edge of the slice for me to finish.---------------Agreed. I prefer triangle slice to squares in all pizza-related matters. Triangle slices also allow for proper folding. I have been known to take middle slice of a square pizza and simply place them upside down on an edge piece, and then eat it as a double slice.I have a one-year-old, and the kid loves gnawing on pizza crust. So my wife will ask me to save my pizza crust for him, and that completely fucks me up. I'm not supposed to give up my crust. I'm supposed to be a fucking crust landfill. That's the plus of being a dad. I get all the sandwich and pizza crusts and bread heels. WHO THE FUCK DOES THIS LITTLE BOY THINK HE IS?
I concur with the last one. AJ will snatch my crust from time to time.
i posted that because at bearnos we'll request it cut into squares so that we'll have corner pieces. Corner pieces are so good, but I do see the flaws in our logic because middle pieces are so shitty.
yeah the middle pieces suck. If you are lucky, you can get the few pieces that have the triangular crust piece.
Hence the corners, yeah but in a large there are only four pieces that are without the crust, so this maximizes the crust on the # of slices in case you have someone who does not like the crust. Like Tiffany, for example, who just uses the crust as a tool. However, Tiffany is not the best example because she would omit from eating the center pieces instead greedily grab a crust slice only to throw it away. I mean, personally, i think that is at the very least a corporal offense, I mean, if you don't like the crust, i hear you, but at least leave it for the people who do, eat the middle for chrissakes. Speaking of Tiffany, is Brody dead?
Anybody doing anythiing tomorrow, thursday or friday?
just working, although i might come join you and mark friday after work
so obama has UK in his final four, i hope he doesn't jinx them like he did against s carolina
Not sure what I will be doing tomorrow, probably working.
You all are making me feel old. Will there be some Bingo played later as well?
no bingo, just an old fashioned game of bridge, maybe some scrabble if we have enough time
Hey Philco, how's the drive out to the new place...any good eateries around, pretty soon Im sure some waitresses will be driving some new cars.
Philco - did you buy a house?
Phil, you were right...woo hoo!http://velonews.competitor.com/2010...directtv_108103
no, we just moved offices out to BFE. All that are out here are fast food restaraunts and the old Willow Lake Tavern. Not that exciting
where's the new office?
winnie is pregnant:http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews....aby/?test=faces
thought this was a neat graphhttp://xkcd.com/715/
Coach Cal you sleazy bastard. I love it. Feels good to be hated again.http://www.slate.com/id/2248019
And hockey apparently.So you are in that UPS business park?
we are herehttp://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&c...KY%2040223-2178I'm in the building next to the red one. Way out BFE off 265 in Anchorage.
Phil - you work like 5 minutes from my house.You should go to Juicy's BBQ in oldham co. for lunch.Turn right on 146 (Lagrange Road) and it is right when you cross over into Oldham Co. on the right.
i'm actually in that ups business park, they're the building next to mine
is the ups business park the one over by the hockey rink? I'm about 5 miles down lagrange from there
yeah, it's actually called corporate campus, but UPS has a building in there. same one
Phil - you can throw a rock at KORT's corporate office from your new location. You should consider moving closer to work now, say the st. matt's area?
I'm thinking about it. My buddy Pat may sell me his house if I can afford it.
Now that I have a drive I like burning podcasts and listening to them. This one is awesome for the NCAA Tournamenthttp://deadspin.com/5495462/the-hat...ncaa-tournament
I am taking Sam Houston State as my upset.
Fun fact: Sam Houston State was "The Normals" before they were the Bearkats.
Buy a house in the Graymoor-Devondate neighborhood. I know of at least 2 houses on my parents' street that are for sale from old people croaking. However, you might get in a bidding war with families trying to live within 100 yards of a school.I'm pretty sure I sent out a random set of text messages tonight. I would apologize, but I'm sure that none of you are women, so just take it like a dude.
By the way.... how many of your wives cooked you an authentic Irish dinner with a chilled Guinness, and Dropkick Murphys on the stereo when you arrived home from work???Now I know why you all call marriage "gay." Suckas!Rock on!
McGruber!!!http://iamrogue.com/macgruber/F your face!
authentic Irish, no thanks.Cinco de mayo is my day.
Found this on the Courier-Journal. John Wall vs. JesusYears ago after Michael Jordan's 63-point work day against the Boston Celtics in the NBA Playoffs legendary C's forward Larry Bird said this: "He is the most exciting, awesome player in the game today. I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan."So since everyone is treating this John Wall kid like he's the second coming I thought it'd be fun, on the eve of the NCAA Tournament, to pit J.W. against J.C. (aka Jesus Christ) in a game of imaginary one-on-one.Here's a quick look at the scouting report on each:John Wall: unbelievable quickness and athletic ability...gets in the lane faster than you can say a Hail Mary...drops dimes like nobody's business...solid defensive player...lay off and let him shoot from the outside...force him to his left hand.J.C.: deceptive quickness...high riser...deft shooter...great teammate, makes those around him better...loves to take sacrifice himself for the team, leads in charges taken...only way to beat him is to get him in foul trouble.The game (24-by-4): Wall would jump out early (8-2), it's hard to prepare for his quickness. But J.C. starts to play off Wall and he misses a couple jumpers in a row. J.C., meanwhile, is money. He knocks down a couple of threes before Wall starts to honor his shot. That's when J.C. goes to the drive. After a dunk gives him a 20-14 lead J.C. does the unthinkable...The Shizz. Wall, inspired by God's son doing his dance, rallies. He beats J.C. on a crossover, a floater in the lane then drops in a rainbow three to go up 21-20. Could he do it? Could he pull off the biggest upset since Villanova over Georgetown in the '85 final?C'mon, who do you think helped the Wildcats make all those shots? J.C.'s dad of course. He's watching here too. When Wall beats J.C. on another crossover and goes in for an uncontested layup a giant wind comes from nowhere and turns the shot away. J.C. grabs it, a la Reggie Miller against the Knicks, turns and knocks down a three. Wall can see the writing on the...well..on the wall. He jumps out on J.C. to take away the shot. J.C. drives past him, but Wall recovers. J.C. stops and shot fakes, though. Wall goes for it and for a second he is blinded by J.C.'s flowing hair. Nothing but net. Debate over...for now. J.C. promises a rematch if Wall brings Kentucky an eighth national championship.
that's an interesting story, but unfortunately has no basis in reality, for we all know that wall and j.c. are one and the same, only in different forms. god sent his son in the form of wall to be the savior for UK basketball.
I do agree with you Douglas.
Why wouldn't we be?
st. patty's day.joe - if you are alive at noon, you may want to try and get a bracket thrown together. not a lot of competition on the ol' sci bracket contest
The morning after St. Patty's should be a national late start day.Seriously Wes, you ask that question? Especially posed by Phil.
Joe has been out running to get some stuff for basketball. Him and Cuban are off today.I've been texting him since like 10 am.Sorry Brock, when you are married with a 2 year old those holidays do not exist.
especially midweek ones
my sister made the courier, pic 21 of 52:http://louisville.metromix.com/bars...1823568/content
2 samsung tvs in the same room gets confusing because remote signals cross up and 1 button changes both TVs. Breakfast time, chocolate milk and donuts. lunch club sandwiches and beer cheese, pretzels and corn dogs.
Big East sucks
Same time tomorrow for basketball, but relocating to Cuban's
looks good for my Mormonned bracket right now though
nothing too crazy. normal bracket with BYU taking care of business. http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/e...entryID=5327096
i think i had FL on most of my brackets, too many people picking BYU, nova losing would suck, but wouldn't hurt too bad, i'm sure not too many people had them losing first round
A UK fan picking an SEC school...crazy.
that's not it, i think it was just one of those games where absolutely no one had FL winning. if it's too trendy, i try to stay away. kinda like siena over purdue, absolutely everyone had that pick as an upset, same w/ cornell. i don't think i gave too much love to UT and Vandy, those two schools especially tend to flame out in the tourney
Laura out of boredom is playing with a breadmaker. SO we are getting fresh bread with the rest of our gluttony, we got that going for us.
byu over florida isn't much of an upset
yeah i know, just thought there shoulda been more debate about it. now that they're down 10 or whatever, looks like i was wrong
gotta take some chances some place.the nova game will fuck me
you might look wise with florida hitting 3s
odu / notre dame looks like it's a good game, tied with 3 to go. granted they're tied at 43, so it must be a shitty game, but still close
good call, i just switched over to that barn burner of a game
i don't even have a TV and my work day is shot, i'm just staring at espn.com now waiting for numbers to change. i'm definitely taking days off next year
this work for ya?http://mmod.ncaa.com
We might not make it through the day.
Watching it on the internet is driving me nuts because everytime they go to a time out they go to a commercial
anyone joining us tomorrow and blowing off work?
i'll come by afterwards
bilas is pushing for old dominion to foul with ND down by three
the ncaa link work for ya, douglas?
also, a good link on the new series from The Wire guys, Tremehttp://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/21/m.../21simon-t.html
That ball almost went down.
I blame Harangody
The first team of the overrated conference to go down!
it does work, but my work server's kinda slow so watching video at work doesn't go over so well, it slows down everything else on my computer and the feed's choppy.
surely god will let BYU win
Florida is riding a 12 game NCAA tournament winning streak
hmmm, that is tough for god to contend with
these announcers are shitty in all the games so far. I need me some gus johnson
take these upsets into the Murray State over Vandy upset
we all know God is rooting for his son, not BYU
and apparently robert morris as well
double OT for Florida
FLorida wasted that oppurtunity
damn this looks like a good start
Terrible offensive set for UF to make it go into double OT.Now that ND is outta the tourney, God can focus all his time on Blue Jesus.
Scottie Reynolds is taking over, all from the free throw line
UF deserves to lose for being stupid.
Wow, 2 bad calls sending Reynolds back to the line for more FTs.
Robert Morrris coach could lose themm the game
I'd foul a terrible FT shooter early and try to send them to the line for 1 and 1.
robert morris game feed just went out online
this is a crazy morning/afternoon
how is nova looking? how they got a #2 seed is a mystery, but still...robert morris?
OT for nova it looks like?
Nova got some help with some calls.
BYU is getting ready to take UF down.Nova is going to have this one in OT.
The Sam Houston State Normals taking the court!
SEC 0-1 and losing currently
WE NEED BACON WRAPPED JALEPENOS!
start cutting. those bitches take forever to make
Sam House 10-3 that is my upset pick over Baylor.Sam Houston is the team that came into Rupp and we only beat 102-92. They had some guy set the Rupp record with 11 trey's against us, he had 37 in the game.
That's what Laura's for.
ROBERT MORRIS GO AWAY
gus johnson would have had a heart attack
the coke zero dude's head freaks me out
I love this shit!
I'd like to think McClain for Murray State says Yippee Kay Aye Motherfuckers! after he dunks
i would love to see a sam houston / ODU matchup in round 2
Freaking Nova screwed my bracket up
did you have all big east teams losing?
Everyone except cuse and wv
Should the Big East use the SEC football canned response: "We beat each other up during the season" to explain the early round trouble?
damn tiger, never trust a porn starhttp://www.foxnews.com/entertainmen...ite/?test=faces
We now have strawberry pie and club sandwiches. My mom might bring over hamburgers for dinner. We set the bar high for tomorrow.
i might have to make myself throw up at work tomorrow around noonish
poor some vegtable soup in the toilet and go get your boss and say "dude, i just puked. SEE!"that always worked in grade school for me
Use Kaelyn as a cop out
Brock if it makes you feel better I have every sec team losing except tenn and uk. I also have Baylor going to the elite eight.Can you honestly say nova, marquette and g-town impressed you this year?
georgetown when monroe is playing well (which he has of late) is very, very, very good
Nova did for the first 20 games of the season. G-Town when they kicked the shit out of Duke. Marquette is just Marquette
i had vandy winning b/c that was another one of those upsets that became too trendy. i'm non conformist like that. of course i was wrong on florida, so i may not have a clue what the fuck i'm talking about.
gtown can be very good, they can also be gtown, which means ball hogging and bad shots. nova did look shitty first round last year and went on a final four run, so who knows with them. they could potentially get a cakewalk to the elite eight if baylor loses
Baylor has me scratching my head right now. I don't know if it wad smart to put them to the elite eight.
dumbest official review ever
damn, except for the kansas state game, every game's been neck and neck
not sure about that foul
first guy did
that play looked familiarhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCCA...feature=related
not the launch a random shot play - the vandy backdoor. the stupid three was right from the edgar sosa play book
SEC will have a winning record when it's over
Hahahaha Vandy you fucking deserve that for not playing defense worth a shit.Kevin Stallings Coach of the Year in the SEC my ass!!!!!
And UK went to the wire with Vandy. Murray must be awesome
On the road we did.We beat them handily in Rupp.
I've seen a lot of analysts pick Murray.
Because the SEC sucks
SEC had a winning record against the big east this year...
Who gives a shit, Sam Houston State is going to win it all.
I still say refs gave the game to Nova at the end of regulation.
can't stop the triangle and two
Jordan won 6 rings with that.
Who did everyone in here have winning it all?
btw, the headline on fark for their NCAA discussion this morning was "NCAA Tournament Day 1 discussion thread. In the future, this holiday will be known as 'The day Murray State shocked the world'"
I reserve for the day when a 16 beats a 1 as the day x shocked the world.
dude on my hockey team got pretty jacked up. here's what's happening to him:Okay, so the doctor said that I have a torn labrum, which supposedly happens pretty much every time someone my age dislocates their shoulder. However, I also tore the ligament that covers it. These two things they will fix with arthroscopic surgery next Wednesday. Only about an hour and a half procedure. The bad part however is the dent in my shoulder bone that occurred when it came out. This makes it much easier for it to re-dislocate.The only way to fix this I believe is to have a procedure that adds bone material or something similar to it. But that is a major surgery and they won't be doing that.So the plan for now is for them to do the arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday, which will repair and tighten the labrum and the ligament. Then we'll see how it does from there and if the dent is going to be an issue or not. They told me probably a couple of months off of work and probably 3 or 4 months before I can return to sports.
who is it?
some kid named adam
huh, at 5:30 in the afternoon I discovered I could press Ctrl + in firefox and make the video window bigger for the NCAA page
caracter 10 points in the first half
Phil, my bracket is better:http://games.espn.go.com/tcmen/en/e...entryID=2519318
I'm at a bar, but aren't we tied? You picked odu, I picked murray st. Neither had them going to the sweet sixteen
True, but UTEP is getting ready to screw me by tanking against Butler. I had them in the Sweet 16.
did G-Town lose?
My eyes must be deceiving me. Did Marquette just get beat?
Didn't Big East teams struggle in the opening round last year? How did that turn out? Still have Syracuse, W. Va, Pitt, and UofL to go tomorrow.
ACC vs UK, Cuban will like that
This morning on Sportcenter they are talking about the Big East and how they have basically laid an egg so far. Their only win being a #2 vs. a #15 and requiring OT to do that.They did make the comment that the Big East has never lost 4 games in the opening round...........time will tell.
Pitt will get throttled today. Cuse and WV should not have a problem. Not much to say about the Tards
i saw on sportscenter too where they had their panel to discuss the big east, first question, "what do you think happened?", the first panelist they go to was digger phelps, first words out of his mouth, and I quote, "well i think they beat each other up so much during the season and in their tournament." i think it was brock or someone that called it yesterday, I about spit my breakfast out of my mouth
Brock on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at 4:03 PMShould the Big East use the SEC football canned response: "We beat each other up during the season" to explain the early round trouble?good call...
I don't know if I am ready for round 2. My stomach hurts
Awesome job Adrian, way to get your bracket in
So does that mean all of these prophetic predictions Adrian keeps zinging us with, we can just ignore since he has no written evidence?
his big east prediction seemed pretty spot on so far
My bracket is in for fun at work. I joined the nattysci group but got distracted and didn't get my entry in with the sci. Brent do we puck up our packets at slugger field?
Yeah, slugger field again
2 TVs food and computers up and running at dino's crib
Watch out for Morgan State!
WVU is making a run
great moments in drunken hookup failurehttp://deadspin.com/5497252/golden-...-hookup-failure
Once again, on OTS led team can't seem to put the ball in the basket -- but they sure are athletic!
word be tubby's going to auburn
wow, so cornell stomped temple, i guess the trendy upsets are getting it done this year
i guess purdue's fucked
This place is dead
The guys in the yellow shirts are shooting the lights out of the place.
Louisville just sucks too.
after 24 hours of b-ball in 2 days I think UL might be the worst team I watched.
Yao Ming Jr. making samuels look loke a little bitch
City Run Garmin timeshttp://connect.garmin.com/activity/27486201Natty Sci Finishers --Official TimeAdrianhttp://results.active.com/pages/one...&rsID=90237Mehttp://results.active.com/pages/one...&rsID=90237Lynnie, did you oversleep????
Brent do you have one of those garmin wrist watches?
what model do you have?
Wow, I picked St. Mary's over Villanova in all of my brackets. I am crazy, but I guess it worked.
http://www.gusjohnsongetsbuckets.com/Gus johnson sound clips
if cornell wins they play in syracuse which is practically a home game for them. Cornell at home against UK?
Ha Ha. Kansas. The all white boy team just stunned you.
J_hn W_ll is a merciful god.For the record, don't have kids.
When did you?
speaking of which, when I go to netflix they think I'm into dysfunctional families
Cats looked good tonight.
Good to know the Cats are better then the 6th place team in the ACC
joe you know you were just like every other loser in america calling an upset last night.
Honestly, I barely watched the game last night. I found my DVR more exciting then the UK game.
I have a feeling Gonzaga may have watched the UL syracuse game about 15 times to prep for this game.
Who the hell was predicting UK to lose to Wake? I heard some commentators say Texas might give UK a run, but no one was talking about Wake.I do hope Cal and Ga Tech take out Duke and Ohio State though.
Does direct tv show all the games? Insight isnt going to show the Cornell game at 2:50
you can watch it online.
Syracuse looking very solid.
Go Big Red!
The 1 guy cheering for Wisconsin was quieted early leaving 1.5 Cornell fans (Laura and me) at BWs cheering. I'm on the Cornell bandwagon.
From Deadspin on Cornell:They're smarter than us and now they're better at basketball. What else do we have left?
it already appears that a lot of people are jumping on the cornell bandwagon that cal can still play the "no one believes in us" card. not good for cornell
obligatory this place is dead
not as much fun w/ no games on today
Healthcare reform. Discuss.
that's easy, worst piece of legislation to ever happen to the united states
Cornell didn't shoot to hot when they played Syracuse and Kansas. I am guessing they dont' shoot well against UK.
truer words have never been spoken:shitmydadsays: "Don't ask for my opinion then. I said congrats on the car, just saying nobody's panties are getting wet from a fucking Honda Accord."
I wonder if that's why my wife coaxed me into buying a Honda Accord
I can't believe someone stole my idea for a UK themed country bar. Unfucking believable.
isn't that where have a nice day cafe was?
I think so. Maybe the place next door, the old thunderdome
deadspin is running a spring break thing. thought this one was funny:http://deadspin.com/5499356/four-im...break-wont-suck
this place sucks
Adam Schefter from the owners meeting in Orlando breakfast with the AFC coaches: Bills HC Chan Gailey said there'll be an open competition for his team's QB job - Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Brohm.
Douglas - UK could be rebuilding next year even if we lose the title....notice I said lose and not win. The last mock NBA draft I saw had Wall, Cousins, Patterson, Orton and Bledsoe all taken in the top 15 draft picks.Orton is getting some serious looks.
Was that on a UK message board?
yes it was
Nice article on Cal.http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...pari/index.html
Sorry Brent it wasn't a mock draft, it was a quote from Larry Vaught."Sat with a NBA executive as well as Will Purdue on my way back from New Orleans today.NBA exec said five Cats would go in first round of draft if held today and Patterson would likely be the last one taken. Orton and Bledsoe have impressed him that much.Purdue, who did the New Orleans games for Westwood Radio, really liked Orton and Bledsoe as well. He says Orton has great upside that a NBA team won't be able to pass on.Both also said no team, including Kansas, could match UK's talent."
i've seen that about orton, he's a 6'10" big man with a decent mid range jumper and has developed his post moves a lot this year. the knock on him at the beginning of the year was he wasn't as smooth as cousins. he's shown in the last month that's not much of a concern anymore. if he stays he's one of the top 2 or 3 big men in the country easy, potential all american, and pretty much guaranteed lottery pick. he's one of those guys that should probably stay in school another year to help his draft standing, but b/c of the potential NBA lockout and the possibility that all NBA rookie contracts will be substantially lower than they are now, he could bolt early to avoid that. bledsoe's in the same boat. people are already sleeping on UK next year, but if orton/bledsoe stay, and they get the kind of recruiting class that it's appearing they're going to get (kanter and knight are pretty much wrapped up) then they're going to be damn good next year too
I like Orton. Him and Cousins are gonna be excellent pros.
springer dating show:http://apnews.myway.com/article/201.../D9EKB9SO0.html
Orton's problem is he had a torn ACL his senior year in HS. He is coming along just fine, and from a defensive standpoint, I like him better than Cousins.I am still living the dream (in my mind) that Wall, Orton, Cousins, Bledsoe, and Patterson all return next year.
http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/...posed-kentucky/great article, basically says the experience factor is overrated. best line:Show me a senior, I'll show you a guy who couldn't go pro.
How To Tap A Fucking Keghttp://deadspin.com/5500192/how-to-...p-a-fucking-keg
chad ford in a chat about orton:seth (lexington)What do the NBA GM's think of kentuckys daniel orton?Chad Ford (1:42 PM)They love him. I actually think it's possible (not likely, but possible) that Kentucky has 5 players in the lottery. Orton is the rawest of the bunch, but he's big, physical, plays defense and isn't afraid to mix it up under the basket. I just had a GM in the lottery tell me they liked him more than Cole Aldrich. I have him at No. 27 on our Big Board, but I'm getting the feeling that I've got him about 10 to 15 spots too low.
So if those 5 leave. Who is the starting line-up next year?...or who are the 5 recruits driving Hummers around Lexington next year?
Douglas - word on the street be that Enes Kanter committed to UK.http://kentucky.scout.com/a.z?s=48&...amp;nid=4508332
Brock - maybe you didn't read my post earlier....they are all coming back.
Best line in the article: If the Wake Forest explosion is repeatable and John Calipari starts to get dependably accurate shooting from John Wall and Eric Bledsoe, well, good luck rest of the field.http://www.basketballprospectus.com...?articleid=1022
to answer your question brock, enes kanter is a five star center who originally committed to washington and by all accounts is going to UK. brandon knight is the consensus top recruit in the class and has UK in his top 4, but once again, everyone pretty much already has UK penciled in. The best point guard in the class goes to calipari by default. after those two, doron lamb and josh selby are possibilities, terrance ross and terrance jones are as well, i believe all are five stars. there's also cj leslie, who plays at the same high school as john wall and is good buddies with him, also a stud, and some other kid who's a 4 star, can't remember his name, who is leaning UK apparently. they've already signed stacey poole, a top 25 recruit. there's like 4 uncommitted mcdonald's all americans, 3 of which are UK leans, knight, lamb, and someone else
I really want C.J. Leslie. 6'8" PF with exceptional ball handling skillz (yep with a z) and who has spurtability.
don't forget tremendous upside potential
i believe kanter signed today
they just announced it on the radio
there ya go
I hope Michael Gilchrist in 2011 sign with UK
Kanter cannot sign yet.
Here is the scout article.Enes Kanter ended his recruitment on Tuesday. The former international star gave a pledge to a SEC program just two weeks after visiting.Enes Kanter has come to a college decision.After taking an official visit to Kentucky two weeks ago and taking in their senior day festivities, Kanter, a 6-foot-10, 240-pound Switzerland native, gave John Calipari and his staff a verbal commitment.When asked why he went with Kentucky, Kanter’s response was simple.“Because of John Calipari,” Kanter said. “He’s a good coach. I like the way he plays. I like the freedom.”Shortly following his trip to Ketnucky, Calipari made a trip to the west coast to see him play and that was a big deal to Kanter. He also got to know assistant coach Orlando Antigua well and they played into his decision-making.“He’s a good guy,” Kanter said. “I like Orlando a lot. I feel comfortable with them. He sees me as a good player. I liked the fact that there are a lot of ex-players on staff.”In late November, Kanter gave Washington a verbal commitment, but in mid-February the five-star prospect reopened his commitment and Kentucky was among the programs that jumped right in the picture.“I had a really good time [on my visit],” Kanter said. “I liked it. I really liked the tutors and the academic center. I like the program and the tradition.Kanter arrived in the United States in mid-August, after turning down a pair of multi-year deals. Olympiacos offered him $2 million per year for two seasons while a team in Turkey threw a five-year, $6 million dollar deal his way.“I came here because it’s a bigger arena,” Kanter told Scout.com following a workout in August. “I think I accomplished all I could in Europe. I didn’t want to turn pro at 17. I wanted to come here and experience the NCAA and I believe I can play in the NBA.”Kanter, whose father is a doctor in the medical field, made national headlines when he opted to leave Turkey. In fact, Draft Express President Jonathan Givony told us at that time the story was monumental internationally as well.“Him coming over here is a big deal,” Givony said in August. “NCAA basketball has taken a huge hit in the eyes of Europeans because so many guys have fallen on their face. The fact that he’s coming over here is a major, major story.”The Turkish star ended up at Simi Valley (Calif.) Stoneridge Prep and put together an impressive senior season. Known for his rebounding and physical play, the talented big man went toe-to-toe with some of the nations best.Last week, Kanter matched up with Tristan Thompson and Henderson (Nev.) Findlay Prep. In the match up Kanter went for 24 points and 18 rebounds in a one-point loss to one of the best high school programs in the nation.Kanter is Calipari’s second verbal commitment in the 2010 class. He joins Jacksonville (Fla.) Providence standout Stacey Poole.
The guys at Draft Express sure pissed off big blue nation with their take on ithttp://twitter.com/DraftExpress
hitler finds out kansas lost to UNI:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKuRbYVCacY
Florida withdrew from the brandon knight sweepstakes, probably signaling they already know the outcome
if you saw last week's south park w/ tiger woods pga tour 11, EA is considering suing them over it:http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/...r-woods-ep.html
from what I hear Kanter and Knight have been a done deal for a while. Jones and Ross are maybes, but Shelby and Leslie are loooooooooooonshots.I've yet to read ANYONE that thinks Kanter will be eligible.
(i mean loooooooooooooooooooooooooooongshots)
Phil - Evan Daniels, the Scout writer that broke the news has had a couple conversations on the UK site mainly because I keep asking him about it. Basically, Kanter played on some pro teams in Europe but did not get paid for it. So he will probably have to sit similar to the Kiclicijckci (however you spell his name) dude for West Virginia. Other people have suspected that Kanter is just driving up his price for Euro teams.
Leslie will be at NC State or UK. I have heard a rumor that says he will be at UK, and I have heard another rumor that says that NC State is in the lead.
knight and selby are pretty consensus top two PGs so it has been assumed they wouldn't go together, UK would get one or the other, so I'm not banking on him. i think selby's looking at uconn and kansas mainly. i don't know if leslie's a longshot or not, i know UK's in his final 2 i think, with nc state being one of the other schools.
Selby is explosive, I'd like to get him and Knight...but it isn't going to happen.
yeah, shelby and knight will not be at the same school so shelby is out.Jones and Ross are being recruited as a package deal, so that is pushing Leslie out
There's a difference between him and Kilicli in terms of talent and politics. UK is taking a big risk that one of the star players for one of the richests Euro league teams really did not get paid, and that the enemies this star player made by leaving (not to mention his father not being well liked) won't come back to haunt him. I think it's a very, very weird recruit for Cal to being going after. Of course, Sandy Bell is a magic worker.
Of course, his father is a doctor so I am guessing he comes from a background with some cash.
if jamaal magloire can come back after declaring for the draft and not getting picked, then UK can have a big enes on their roster
Magloire or Morris?Enes Kanter vid.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b-Tlu47IhsEvan Daniels says that Enes is as good as a rebounder as Cousins is but not as good as a scorer. Works for me.
that's right it was morris, wrong M
He has some skills but I do not think he is the next Cousins.
I sure hope Orton and Bledsoe stick around next year.Wouldn't surprise me if all 4 freshman that play left. And Hood could transfer for all we know.
I would put money on that Orton isnt going anywhere...one NBA guy says something and it gets blown out of proportion....Orton is not leaving, his game is not even close to being ready and a lottery pick, that's just ridiculous.
The thing about the draft this season is that with the new CBA a second round pick is going to worth the same as a 15th overall pick this season. That's why you'll see chumps like Retardo Samuels putting his name in just in case. If Orton doesn't try the draft he's an idiot, but as Douglas said it's not like UK is gonna have any problems getting him eligible enough if that doesn't work out. Might want Sandy Bell to also confiscate his cell phone though...
as long as the ol' fax machine is working UK will be alright. and with orton, it's not about him being ready right now, it's his potential. he's already shown tremendous improvement this year, and he's nowhere near done yet. he's a 6'10" big guy with a lot of bulk and strength and is showing more finesse and better range everyday. he's the kind of player NBA teams get hard thinking about stealing in the draft under the radar and molding him themselves
all you got to do it take a look at tommy mason-griffin who is declaring today and it's clear this is going to be a class stacked with people leaving early. "its a official dat i am leavin skool....ask me y i aint doin anotha yr yue mite get ignored."as deadspin said, yeah I think he's gotten all he can from higher education
Apparently Tebow wanted to lead a prayer before the Wonderlick test. One of the players told him to "shut the fuck up"http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...est-falls-flat/
Brent - I guarantee you, if Orton leaves he is a lottery pick.
NBA teams will take Orton because he isn't afraid to mix it up down low and is already a tremendous defender.
I was watching Mike and Mike in the morning and they had a story about one Chicago teenager that has a perfect bracket.
Looks like Dwight Gooden isn't going to win the parent of the year award.http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/...test=latestnews
apparently syracuse / cornell fans are booing UK at their practice today
So, I was telling my coworkers today that I called my niece retarded yesterday.Then I remembered that one of them has an autistic son.Awkward!
US AGAINST THE WORLD!
damn right it is, only fuels the fire
Right on Philco - glad you are showing support to UK. Some Card fans aren't that bad I guess.The EVIL EMPIRE lives on!!!Personally, if Cousins opens up the game with the line from They Live: "I am hear to do two things, chew bubblegum and kick ass...and I'm all out of bubblegum"....life would be complete for me.
I like this comment, "He scored a 22 of 50. He should have studied more and prayed less. Something all of America could follow."
It is amazing how many times Worm says things he reads on message boards and states them as facts like he directly spoke with the family.
Assuming he read them on message boards or other internet sources.
i make my shit up
It is a really different perspective when you read this site in chunks and not all day long.
I miss the constant stream of posting. I need to find myself a nice government job or buy an iPhone.Just need a couple of lay-offs to reinvigorate the site.
My nice gov't job started monitoring internet so that is bullshit.
If Orton is guaranteed a lottery pick, he won't stay. So let's make a friendly wager $1, if he leaves you win, if he stays I win (and you win as a UK fan).
shit my dad says: the tv showhttp://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr...08d22de777c4c27
Brent - Not true. There is a big difference in money if you go in the top 10 vs. top 15 especially over the course of the three year guaranteed contract. Also, I think if UK wins the title this year all 4 freshman are gone, if not, some may return. If he stays in school one more year he could make a lot more money coming out that next year. Of course, with a potential NBA lockout in the near future it might be wise to go ahead and enter the draft this year. But if you want to wager a $1 you are on.Joe - Everything I report is from the message boards or from side conversations that I have had with a reputable source who directly speaks to player's families. Sometimes they are right, sometimes they are wrong....shit happens.
Players drafted in 2010 will enter under the current CBA. There will be a new one next year with far less lucrative pay scales for rookies. In fact, a #15 pick, if not #32 pick, this season will VERY likely get a salary worth quite a bit more than a #10 pick in 2011.
hence why that dumbass from oklahoma declared
I'd declare too then.Brent - want to give me your dollar now or wait for it to play out?
i like this line in eric crawford's story about the cornell / UK storyline:And second, barring a surprise essay test at halftime, the Hollywood upset isn't happening. Because while — as Cornell so well illustrates and the NCAA loves to point out — there are thousands of college athletes who will go pro in something other than sports, none of them start for the UK basketball team.
new funbag covers ordering pizza in groupshttp://deadspin.com/5501881/how-muc...g-investigation
funny: In my life, I've never met a guy named Wes that I didn't want to punch in the teeth. My roommate has a similar track record with guys named Blake. In your life, is there a name where all the guys/girls who have shared it have been awful?
If we yaki-yaki, me no gay. YOU gay! JAJAJAJAJA!
Matt Jones was just on the radio and he is a complete idiot and doesn't make UK fans sound intelligent at all
Girls named Heather. Always bad news.
Joe - completely agree. He is a douchebag, plain and simple.
I enjoyed this comment from a UK fan in Syracuse.5:18 P.M. Cornell fans are now, oficially, multinefarious, as I've just seen my second. He's wearing a hockey jersey. A hockey jersey. These are people that obviously have no idea what a basketball is. They don't deserve to know the joy of victory.
And again.6:31 P.M. Back in the hotel room to charge the phone. Will need all the power possible to type the horror of the upcoming WVU/UW game. WVU fans are tacky, and vulgar, and they all smell of commonness. I'm not a snob. By no means. But WVU fans take the cake. And by cake, I mean prize for being the ugliest of ugly Americans. I've seen some UK fans dressed in UK jumpers, as if, in case UK were to run out players, Calipari could point to the stands and say "Dude! Your in for Miller." And the guy could strip his running clothes, sprint down the aisle, and jump into the game. All 5'8", 234 pound, cigarette smoking, giant bucket of magnificence that he is. But, having said that, he's nothing compared to WVU fans. They make me want to puke.
Here is another blurb from the guy with these postings.I got 5th row, center court. I bought them from a Syracuse fan. I paid 10x face value. Stub Hub. He will have a tidy vacation on my dime this summer. Allegiance and principle be damned.
Damn me for reading his comments backwards.2:59 P.M. I'm taking a brief respite to charge my phone and computer so that I can maintain contact with the civilized world.A little about Syracuse the campus. Its awful. If Cleveland threw up on a pile of Milwaukee crap, then you'd begin to approach the hideousness of the buildings. Its a hodgepodge of midcentury, eastern block, poured concrete architecture mixed in with liberal doses of ham-handed, milquetoast modernism.Now, I may be unfairly influenced by the utter repugnance of the climate and weather, and if I am, then so be it. If it were 80 degrees with tropical breezes, it would suck less. Which is like saying a mustache ride from Bea Arthur is preferable to one from your mother.But, the people are nice.
Laura and I were wearing nothing but hockey stuff. cornell is a hockey school. The Lynah Faithful love themselves some hockey.
Best the big east vs best of sec... Interesting
I am so hoping UK and duke play each other
Who would win:1996 UK vs 2009 UK?
The salary cap is certainly much higher in 2009.
1996 Cats.So the word on the street is we had an all Big East officiating crew last night. We were jobbed so bad it wasn't even funny. Since UK and WV are playing in Syracuse, where will the officiating crew come from? God knows if we get those ass clowns again UK won't survive.
i was in shock they didn't call that foul on cousins flagrant when the dude flipped him over, even after they reviewed the fucking play on the monitor.
Yeah even Bilas was riled up on that one.
It's probably a good thing that Orton wasn't in the game when Cousins was thrown to the ground. He probably wouldn't be playing tomorrow.
i like how he put a blatant wrestling move on cousins and then immediately bent over to pick him up, you could see in his eyes he realized he fucked up and might've been scared for his life
And yet Cousins is the thug. That dude takes more beatings than anybody in college basketball.
John Wall Strong Side / Weak Sidehttp://www.theonion.com/articles/john-wall,17152/
'96 Cats. Better coaching
Although I agree that Rick was on top of his game while in Lexington because he was hungry, I went with 1996 Cats...better players from 1-10 and the Antoine Walker shimmie. You know you are big time when you have your own shimmie.
Douglas - just think it could be an all-sec championship game.
walker has the shimmie, wall has his own dance. i would love to see TN beat Ohio State, it wouldn't surprise me, although i'm certainly not expecting it. That'll probably be the best game tonight
joe's arguement on the 2010 team vs '96 team.The 2010 team was only able to score 61 points against an ivy league team. The 96 team would have scored 120
Phil speaking for Joe:Everyone has bad games.
you can't make any comparisons to '96 until a championship has been won. once it's been won, I'll debate the pros and cons from each team thoroughly, but until the 2010 team wins the title, '96 team beats '10 by default.
and to f/u on adrian's post, that second half by UK was absolutely fucking atrocious offensive basketball until the last several minutes. that's pretty much the worst they can play offensively. the difference between this game and the losses they had in the season was defense they played. UK won't play that bad offensively every game, but if they play defense like they did yesterday and throughout this tournament, WVU sure as hell ain't beating them, duke's not athletic enough to do much against it. evan turner might do some damage, but the rest of his team won't. with as bad as their offense and shooting was, they still won by 17.
I have heard that the Carrier Dome is not a good gym for shooters. I've never believed it but watching Cornell and UK play confirmed it for me.
i've been trying to avoid using that as an excuse but I've thought of that as well
Douglas-how long did it take for you to get your pictures back from Josh? I have heard that it takes him over a year.
Cousin's giving reach arounds?
Yees SVU is shooting ridiculous, but 1 point...guard them!
Calling a cousins foul/technical soon taking him out of the game
You know Brock is jealous
WVU is trying to lose
refs need to be more consistent on whistles
I second my last statement
why not pressure all game like this?
All honesty, I was dissapointed in UK fans giving up so early. There were some really negative fans giving up early in the second half
2010 team was better then 1996
cheryl, i got my CDs with the pics on them back pretty soon, I wanna say a few weeks, what takes forever is the coffee table book, which i'm expecting literally any day now (we got married last july). sarah's been staying on him damn near every week b/c we had heard the same thing, he said he dropped it in the mail last week. he does great work, he's just over worked and needs an assistant in the worst way
as for UK, they picked a helluva time to play worse than they did against cornell and south carolina. all year their biggest threat was themselves, which proved to be true. they deserved to lose. at least we're back, much happier with a loss in the elite eight than in the NIT. and they'll be pretty damn good next year too
but the refs did suck ass too, have to throw that in there
Dusting off all the old excuses
their biggest threat all year was the fact that Calipari is a shitty coach. Great recruiter - shitty coach. Look at his Memphis teams - choke city over and over against with spectacular talent. It's his MO.
sent from a phone. Shopping for a new one. Any one like the Droid?
i have a Droid. I quite like it. Two things that suck about it is that the battery life doesnt seem to be as good as the iPhone, and I bet it doesn't have the same quality of apps, especially stuff like specialty stuff like doctoring
WVU doing the John Wall Dance after the game was classic
Predicatable but still funny and well deserved
I never thought I'd see a game when the entire team was ice cold. They proved me wrong yesterday. I am still proud of my CATS, it's nice to be hated again instead of being just an after thought.
The refs might have sucked, but they didn't cause UK to lose last night.I might refer to UK as team MEAT. None of them could hit water if they fell out of a fucking boat.
Kevin Willard to Seton HAll
Chris... Jess has the droid. She likes it. I still prefer the iPhone. The only advantage droid has is that it is on a better network. The iPhone is like driving a Ferrari down a dirt road (AT&T) sucks.
Another benefit of the iPhone is if you are watching a game, you don't have to worry about your coverage map getting in the way of the tv. That is a plus
You don't post for months, and that is what you say? Seriously?
Whatever Gay i mean Jay
Hi, mY NAmE's adRIaN, THIs is How i TaLK!
i can't believe Adrian and Jay are arguing over who posts more on here. Next thing you know Marc will show up.Ha ha...kidding. That would be ridiculous
Incredible Izzo Again Defies Odds http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010...efies-odds.htmlGood article on the odds of Tom Izzo doing what he does. He inevitably fucks my bracket every year.
Izzo has been the best coach in college basketball in the 2000's...based on tourney success.Wall and Cousins named AP All-Americans first team.
And Brandon Knight is suppose to announce on April 14th....I guess we will know the fate of the UK team departures by that date.
or least know who's going to declare w/o an agent
Knight is 100% going to UK. It's been a done deal for a while. Apparently it's causing drama because he's going to a Nike school.I think the real litmus test is Leslie. He's apparently a 100% mental case. Schools are pulling out left and right and right now UK is not interested in him. If they get back in the race, then I think it's a clear sign they are going to be in desperate need to restock. I think them already taking a chance on Big Enes shows they might be thinking they'll be losing quite a bit after this season.
one thing people forget about is the seniors too. we're losing perry and ramon, obviously not great players but decent role players, krebs, ppat, wall, cousins, that's six already w/o talking about bledsoe or orton, plus rumor of a possible transfer (probably hood). they've only got two signees so far, so at a minimum they have 4 open scholarships. hadn't heard that about leslie but i don't keep up with recruiting that much
Doron Lamb is a pretty high target as well, and I have heard that Terrance Jones is the big that is built for Dribble Drive (just for you Joe).
there were tons of rumors of Hood going to WKU. Calipari never liked the guy, but knew better not to include him in his list of purges from the team at the beginning of the season with him being the great white kentucky basketball player. I can't imagine him sticking around even if Cal is desperate enough to give him minutes next seasonJones along with Ross are very likely to sign.
Phil - I don't think it is a matter of liking Hood or not or just being honest with the kid about if he has a future at UK. Certain people just can't play a certain way. Hood isn't that great at defense which is going to be a staple for Cal. If he wants to play big minutes, he should probably transfer elsewhere.I like the kid and think he could be a solid contributor as a junior/senior but he does have his limitations.
he'll never get much PT at UK, he's just too slow and not a good enough ball handler for cal's offense. other than maybe hitting the floor in a slightly higher reserve role as a senior sharpshooter, he's a waste of a scholarship. he'd be a welcome addition at wku
Cal ran off all the players that were recruited to play at UK that didn't fit his system, which is probably smart. He knew that he could get away with a lot, but in no way could he do that to a white Mr. Basketball in Kentucky - he had to hope the kid transferred. Looks like he'll get his wish.
Yeah, not to mention he is 6'6" and 180 pounds holding a 50 pound weight. That dude makes Adrian's legs look big.
Something I found interesting on the boards today. Brent I may owe you a buck yet."There is a lot of chatter that the potential 2011 NBA lockout will open the floodgates for potential earlyentry players this spring. This helps UK, IMO, as it pushes Orton further down the list. It also could keepa Knight or Jones (if UK is fortunate enough to sign either) in school another year.There is talk here in BHam from a person who would know that Bledsoe is leaning heavily toward thedraft...be it 1st round, 2nd round, etc. Eric will not be able to handle Wall/Cousins making all the money,and him staying behind. The quicker we find out the final decision, the better. The mock drafts meanlittle to Eric, IMO."
NCAA To Strip Duke Of Its '08-'09 Losseshttp://www.theonion.com/articles/nc...9-losses,17162/
I don't think Bledsoe would want to come back and play 2nd fiddle behind the next john Wall at PG in Knight.
CALL ME DOCTOR MOTHER F%^&ERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PhD and I don't know where to place a comma. Call me DOCTOR, MOTHER F$%^ERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You da man!!
Like a Ph.D. is hard.Well done sir, I mean, doctor.
Congrats Barry.Now what in the hell are you going to do?And the best comment I heard was from Selby. If Wall/Bledsoe can play together so can Brandon Knight and myself. Paraphrased of course.
no shit, didn't see that
Per Evan Daniel's tweet."When asked what he'd been told about Kentucky players going pro, C.J. Leslie said, "I think five of his players will."
cole aldrich leaving for the NBA:http://msn.foxsports.com/cbk/story/...-for-nba-032910
Tubby to Oregon is picking up steam.
So you think you have seen it all? How about a John Wall windshield wiper cover?http://lastangryfan.com/2010/03/you...ndshield-wiper/
i bought just cause 2 for the xbox. The game is pretty cool. It should just be called "blow the shit out of some fucking island"here's a video of ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BOtdFUDdFI
derrick caracter jumping ship, entering the draft:http://www.cbssports.com/collegebas...llegebasketball
The only way I would come out early is if I was a first round pick.NBAdraft.net has him as the #53 pick overall which is late 2nd round.
no one ever accused him of being that smart
Wow, Japan has some pretty fucked up games.http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asiap...dex.html?hpt=C2
word on the street is pitino will sign a 3 year extension tomorrow.Caracter just doesn't want to be in school. I think regardless of CBA / lockout he'd be leaving.
NHL has been running some pretty awesome history will be made ads. Here's the bobby orr one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUnS5gq0BZ4the super mario one:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxox...2F06B0E94F26BD1well someone made a parody. And it is awesomehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9u8...player_embedded
late deadspin funbag todayhttp://deadspin.com/5505706/why-don...eople-have-aids
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page...=simmons/100330Sports Guy Wrestlemania Diary. Did Douglas post this yet?
no but i read it
joe, you should've been a crafty ambidextrous, not a crafty lefty:http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/bi...?urn=mlb,231182
i posted video of that guy last year at some point going up against a switch hitter:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKGc8baMkO4That caused the rule change they mentioned in the article
I remember seeing him on Sportscenter when he pitched for Creighton. It was crazy watching him switch hands at will.
Good for Pitino, I am guessing no NBA team wants him.
And here I thought he was going to go to the Nets
Brent - I did plyometrics yesterday and tried to keep pace with Dominique.....that was a mistake. I'd like to punch that asshole in the face.
No, the Russian owner wants a big name coach.
is dominique a dude? how gay is he? no way a straight man has that name
only wilkins can pull that name off
I don't know how straight he is, he has curly hair but doesn't wear any flamboyant colors like pink or tights or anything like that.I am convinced that dude is a fucking stud. Plyometrics is all jump training. You perform a plethora of squats and when you come back up you jump in the air. That fucker is like a frog, he really gets some air.
Tonight at eight on espn is the highschool allstar game. Barnes And Leslie will match up against each other. Also all the other top talent will be playing.
Harrison Barnes is a freaking stud. I wish UK had inked that one.
all of those recruits were saying that UK were going to have 5 leave early, including bledsoe and orton, sounded like they knew more than we do
I believe most will comment and sign before the name withdrawal occurs.Would be nice for Orton to stay but if he does I am sure Jones and Leslie would look elsewhere.
Jones will likely sign regardless of Orton, and Ross along with him - I think they are some sort of package deal. Leslie is 99.99% out. If they sign him, they are very desperate. Total headcase and a liability on and off the court apparently.
Philwho was/is more fucked up. Lance Stephenson or Leslie?
Brent where do we pick up our bib's for the race Saturday ?
Papa Johns stadium, at the Brown-Foreman area up top
Stephenson was more of an academic problem than anything else. Most shied away from him because they doubted he could go eligible. Of course, they assumed he'd be another primadona and all that so it was a double whammy that kept him from getting signed until so late.Leslie is interesting. After pulling out from NC State schools have been backing off of him like crazy after he visits. And honestly I wouldn't be shocked if he ends up going back to NC State in the long run.
If CJ Leslie wants to come to UK they will take him not out of desperation but because he is very talented. He is the #3 ranked PF and from the videos I have seen of him, probably the most athletic PF in the country.
He could be a total nut case, I certainly don't know the young man....but a lot of people said Cousins was too and that turned out pretty well.
i'm just saying UK is getting cold on the guy. I don't think they want him.I mean, just look at the midnight madness fiasco. He got spurned by UNC, made it look like he was going to sign at midnight madness with UK that week and then decided on his way to Kentucky he instead decided to stop in Georgia and party with his buddies instead? Riiiiight.#3 PF or not, there's a definite reason no one has signed the kid yet.
Yeah UK hasn't been "showing him the love" that NC State and Florida has recently.Terrance Jones is their top priority at PF.With that being said, look for a transfer to come from the UK program (somebody not named Hood).
dodson's the only other name i've heard bandied about
Yeah the person didn't name the name but apparently the staff told him to hit the road.
not sure that makes sense, on a team with shitty 3 point shooting you don't boot your best one, must be behind the scenes shit, or someone else
Dodson got himself into some shit early in the season and never worked his way out of the doghouse I didn't think. Wouldn't be surprised if he was pushed out the door
The Ocho may be a reality sooner rather than later.http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/news...tory?id=4796555
Off the court related issues.......
Dodson was going to shoot some 3 pointers, but he got high....with enough to qualify as intent to distribute.
well shit, we're like nostradamus here, apparently dodson and orton rumors blew up everywhere last night, looks like they're both gone. UK will have four returning players, liggins, miller, harrellson, and hood
time for that "UK doesn't rebuild, it reloads" thing to come into play...
btw, I'm hearing Cal is pushing Orton out. Hood seems likely to stay know.Poole, Kanter, Jones, Knight and potentially Ross will have plenty of playing time.
where you hearing that? i thought only wes has Uk sources
Some comes from some media people, but really there are four Louisville message board posters connected to places like Central Bank or are friends with guys on the board at UK. I probably know more "insider" info on UK than I do on Louisville simply because the noise ratio is so much lower. If these guys said it, it's almost 100% true, but most of this stuff is so fluid who knows.
Cal is not pushing Orton out, but if Orton has the chance to live his NBA dream Cal will encourage him to go.Orton's father was told that if he had a good workout, he could potentially shoot up to a top 5 pick. WTF?
orton has a lot of potential, but i'm not sure it's quite that much. i just can't believe orton's getting pushed out, he's said way too many nice things about cal and playing for him for me to think there's some kind of drama behind the scenes. i just think it has more to do with the potential lockout than anything, that cal knows if they have a decent shot at getting picked this year it's better for them to go now than next year. and make no mistake, recruits see that shit and like it, they see a coach who's helping his players make the pros. plus wall/cousins/bledsoe were all at the mcd's game last night courtside, you know they were doing cal's work for him
Apparently Cal doesn't want Orton involved with the next incoming class and wants him out. Thinks he's a huge pain in the ass.
Could be a big pain in the ass, the kid is extremely smart.I know Cal has said some things have gone on this year that won't go on next year.At the same time if Orton is a big pain in the ass, what is his opinion of Leslie?
based on the fact that he's shying away from leslie, I think Calipari might be reevaluating his taking anyone and everyone that is talented and throwing them into the mix and hoping for the best strategy
I think the NBA if they don't do something soon will start to see their stock decline significantly. If I were David Stern, I would institute an age policy or something. The young players are killing the game. I was watching the 30 on 30 with Reggie Miller and forgot how exciting those games were. Now, players don't listen to the coach and sit on the bench, like Blatche the other night.
so i went to arby's for lunch. They had me pull forward because something wasn't finished cooking. They hand me my bag and I head back into my office. No arby's sauce - APRIL FOOLS!Little did those mother fuckers know that I've been stockpiling just in case of emergencies like these
Btw, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that it was Orton that is the problem, but in fact the father. The mere fact that Kentucky and his relationship caused a new NCAA rule to have to be created might be a good sign that Orton's father might have been pushing for more and more from Cal that Cal didn't feel comfortable with anymore.
er "I wouldn't be surprised to find out that it wasn't Orton that is the problem, but in fact the father"
what rule are you talking about?
UK paid Orton's father to talk three different times at their basketball camps. There is a new NCAA rule (or at least a proposal) that prevents that loophole. I believe Orton's father was paid once by KU too during the recruiting process.This was under Gillispie, not Cal, that Orton's dad was getting kick backs.
oh yeah, i had forgotten all about that. and that does bug me to no end when parents are speaking for their kids at the college level. i fucking hate that, i would've hated my parents going to wiegandt in college demanding more PT or whatever.
this would be more like Wiegandt having to pay your Dad $2500 three times to talk at a Bellarmine baseball camp so that you'd sign with Bellarmine.Orton's dad's latest comments do make him look like a prima donna too, so there may be some truth in this. Found the rule:184.108.40.206.2 Employment as a Speaker in an Institutional Camp or Clinic—Basketball. An institution shall not employ (either on a salaried or a volunteer basis) a speaker in any basketball camp or clinic (including a coaches clinic or a camp or clinic involving nonprospects) who is involved in coaching prospective student-athletes or is associated with a prospective student-athlete as a result of the prospective student-athlete’s participation in basketball. Such an individual may be employed as a camp counselor, but may not perform speaking duties other than those normally associated with camp counselor duties (e.g.,skill instruction). (Adopted: 1/17/09)
alex legion's mom is another example of said behavior
Apparently it was so bad that Daniel had to tweet that his father's comments were taking out of context in an interview.
Yesterday on the way home from Costco, I saw a former basketball player but didn't recognize who it was right away. After digging around (and by digging around I mean googling images) I am pretty sure it was Felton Spencer and he is a large man.
*on my way home from WORK I stopped at Costco...
My biggest problem with Orton at this moment is that it was said that he might be dropping his classes....if that is the case, we could lose a scholarship.
Orton has dropped his classes, but merely because he would have failed them otherwise. By dropping them and entering the draft, his grades will still be in order if he comes back.
it probably was felton spencer. he's still in town. He even substitute teaches I hear
by failed them, I mean he's leaving school to work on getting ready for the draft. So he won't be going to class, so he's dropping them. I'm not sure that counts against Kentucky for those graduation rules if he does come back
yeah, felton's a big dude, i used to see him around town from time to time. i used to see him around bardstown a lot
Yeah that is what his father said, the big problem is if he doesn't finish them and he decides to come back then he won't be eligible the first part of the season I do believe.
If anybody is looking for a decent protein bar you can get the "Pure Protein" bars which has 20 grams of protein and only 17 or so carbs in them at Costco. I bought a pack of 18 (6 chocolate deluxe, 6 peanut butter, 6 chocolate chip) for only $17.99 at Costco. They are also only 180-200 calories.
how's your workout regimen going?
I really like it. I extended out the "fat shredder" phase two weeks so this next week I am on the recovery week (which is a lot more cardio and stretching). I weighed in at 219 today on 2/1 i weighed 242. I don't follow the diet regimen exactly, just try to eat healthier than I use to.
I don't have a target weight or anything like that in mind, just want to not be harpooned when I go swimming or pushed back into the ocean when I am on the beach.
wow, that's pretty solid, wes. congrats
Thanks, I just try to make it a point to work out and eat healthier than I normally would.I've been eying down going to 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, would be my replacement to Genny's but based on the nutritional content I am afraid I'd kill over.
today sucks, i'm running out of internet
I've been like that for weeks now. I got so bored I started working.
it's just my friday, i'm off tomorrow, and this afternoon's just dragging ass, i'm leaving in like five minutes so i'm not gonna start working now
You know what's a good way to lose weight? Get sick. I'm down to 210.
stupid mail about a 10 year reunion
Stop getting older, Joe.
Wes, had a decent idea...Let's kidnap lynnie tonight and do some pregaming for the events tomorrow. Or are we too old for that?
If Blue wasn't too old, we're not to old. Lynnie and I have to pick up the van tomorrow at 10, so as long as we can be there, we'll be fine.
That's a brilliant idea, but he reads this site, so your secret plan may not be so secret anymore.Regardless, there should be plenty of Master of Puppets blaring the whole time.
I never learned to read!
I wasn't really worried about Lynnie knowing about it. I was more concerned with people being little bitches and not wanting to go all out for a bachelor party for a couple nights in a row.
sweet jesus, the double down is realhttp://consumerist.com/2010/04/kfcs...n-april-12.html
I'll do my best to make it in town tonight, but I can't guarantee a time.
Doesn't matter, just get your ass here.I will be ready around 93o to be out.
930 my ass. Turn on your phone.
Just found out that no one knows what time rehearsal is on Friday--The groomsmen need to be at the Cathedral by 3:45. Sorry it wasn't included in the rehearsal dinner invitation. Let Lynnie know if this doesn't work for you.
how formula one drivers stay in shape:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIcr...layer_embedded#A little modern warfare while on their bike using rollers
ready for day #2, lynnie?
I really enjoyed the wine tasting. And reading the bible to orphans is very fulfilling.
I for one enjoyed the the "Better Husbands Seminar" that you all dragged me to.
indeed, being better husbands make us all better people
i watched some of minute to win it last night. That show was surprisingly mind numbingly good
I was so moved when Peck the cat fell out of that tree and burkett reset it's broken leg. Tears rolled down my eyes!
Another day another dead pro wrestler. Chris Kanyon RIP.http://marquee.blogs.cnn.com/2010/0...-kanyon/?hpt=T2
Butler players still went to class today through their 11 AM classes.
a work post? you back?
I guess they don't have an excuse since the Final Four is in Indy.
The 2012 Alfa Romeo Giulietta is one nice looking hatch. If that thing is 1/2 way reliable, I may have just found my next car....providing my Camry lasts through pharmacy school.
got off the couch to use the computer
You got the hiv?
so some women took their tops off and marched in protest of the double standard of female vs. male nudity:http://www.pressherald.com/news/Wom...t-incident.htmlironically, the best part is the organizer was pissed off so many men came out to ogle them. who woulda thought that would happen?
I think the town should simply ban men from showing their man boobs too. There are two types of people walking around with their shirts off - fat guys that disgust me, a good looking guys that make me look like a chump. Fuck both those groups of people.
Is anybody watching the game out anywhere tonight?
I was certainly rooting for Peck's recovery.Is there still a Butler "Go Dawgs!" sign in Lynnie's front yard?
Surprise Trust Falls!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1xdPeSWr8Y
I guess acc is best conference in college basketball. They won 5 out of last. 10 championships. God I hate duke!
so close, so close
I have to say, that was the best championship game I have seen in a long time....I only wish the outcome was different.And this is an interesting article by Tony Barnhart about possible college football expansions.http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-colle...es-to-16-teams/
i thought deadspin's write up of the game was funny:http://deadspin.com/5510542/last-ni...r-butler-haters
Cheryl's bachelorette party made the Velocity...http://louisville.metromix.com/bars...1861444/content
nice. here's a big version:http://louisville.metromix.com/bars...68/image-detail
boys will be girlshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gspa...feature=channelthis cracked me up
diane simrall made the cut too, cuban must be proud
um, so has anyone else read about the jesse james and sandra bullock sex tapes? WTF?
Teague is making a decision soon. He is the top rated PG for 2011, watch this one closely.
he'll be at UL, pitino's contract was the teague extension
Not so fast my friend.....
i won't pretend to keep up as closely as you, but i'm not banking on him. i know like 3 of the top 5 players in that class are heavy UK leans though. quincy miller is always photographed with UK gear on and went to a couple games this year, and michael gilchrist has apparently stopped being recruited heavily.
I always figured he was a lock for UofL, no real surprise if he commits there.
sure you probably saw the same thing i did, but apparently he pushed back his decision date again, so maybe not as gung ho on UL as originally thought. i don't understand though why a stud recruit like him would make that decision a year early. so much can play out over a year and if you're one of the guys that can go pretty much wherever he wants, why wouldn't you wait until the end. not to mention the guys that wait the longest get the most publicity
Who knows? Maybe Cal just wants to lock him up early.
good article, it's written from the perspective of a disgruntled kansas fan, but it poses an interesting scenario about what would happen if college bball went to a smaller tournament, something kind of in the middle between the BCS system and the current 64 team format
Didn't UL hire Teague's AAU coach?
Yes I think they did, they hired somebody with a connection to him. Too close to call at this point, apparently, another university made up some ground with him.
no sex tape:http://entertainment.blogs.foxnews....ape/?test=faces
of course she is saying there is no sex tape! of course, the rumors were so fucking insane that they either had to be a 100% hoax or 100% true. No in between.
cool article on the SR-71http://gizmodo.com/5511236/the-thri...t=Google+Reader
damn, didn't know you were that anxious to see sandra bullock naked
If sandra bullock is getting shit wiped on her face by a guy in full nazi attire then I think that is must see TV
more and more it looks like Teague to UK
There is a rumor floating around that IU offered Shawn Teague (father/brother/family member?) a coaching position. I thought those things were no longer allowed by NCAA?
IU would be shocking. It seems to be down between UK, Louisville and Cinci right now
Xaiver Henry and Lance Stephenson announced they are going to put their name in the NBA Draft today. I would think that probably knocks Orton and Bledsoe down in the draft a notch or two.
i doubt it, those were more likely to announce, plus they're different positions, those guys are forwards/slashers, orton's a true center, and bledsoe point guard
i read rumors today of Durant being excited at the prospect of Orton getting drafted for his team. Those two are gone.
Oklahoma city's his hometown team, larry orton apparently said the thunder would not let him fall out of the first round, they have two picks, the second around 20 or so
With Stephenson declaring, I actually believe UC has a shot. Cronin notoriously cleans house right before signing new recruits. Happens every year. Not that Stephenson was pushed out by any means, but if Cronin knew there was a legit shot at Teague, I don't think he grovels too much to keep Stephenson from the draft.If Cronin could coach 1/100th as well as he recruits, we'd be a top 5 program.
Any word on darnell dodson going pro?http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/draft...tory?id=5064967
5 draft picks3 seniors1 transfer
Not sure if Dodson is going pro or not, but I don't expect him to be there next year.
the only thing calipari's said about dodson is that he's on the team right now
and patterson apparently hasn't officially submitted his papers for the draft yet, b/c he can't withdraw once he does. i still expect him to, but he's still apparently mulling it over
Time to bring on knight, selby, lamb, jones and possibly Leslie
I've heard that Cousins is the most likely to return. Apparently, there is a family feud going on.
I shouldn't say that, but some people aren't seeing eye to eye so to speak.
what do you mean family feud? his own family or the "UK" family
His own family.Dad wants him to stay mom wants him to cash out early.
I think for the first time DC is finally out a place where nobody is latching onto him and he is enjoying his time. Hard decision for him. Even though he is skilled and can make some good bucks, I think another year for him to mature would be a good thing. His choice though, hard to turn down being a top 5 draft pick.
If the NBA has a lockout. Do the players still get paid? How messed up would it be for all these players entering the draft and not get any cheddar.
the key is signing a contract before any lockout and getting a signing bonus. they won't lose money or not get paid on any existing contracts, the lockout and any agreements made would fuck up any new contracts and put a cap on what rookies make
I think our website should have a tagline that says something like "Your number 1 site for UK recruting news"
Your number 1 site for UK recruiting news that steals content from other sources and not named Matt Jones?
not a whole helluva lot else to talk about these days
Nope, not really.
about as official as it gets on Teague:Dad pushing Louisville. Nike pushing on the brother for UK. Too close to call.
cool video of some old school video game characters destroying NYChttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/xc...n_music?start=6
I dont think they get paid, if there is a lockout, you just lose the money. It's kind of like going on strike.
yeah, but if you have a signed contract before the lockout, that's the contract you come back to. it'll be for new contracts signed after any lockout / bargaining agreement that the terms won't be as favorable to players
In the biggest news of the day, the I-264/Westport Road interchange is expected to open in 22 days. I am stoked!
If they do go on strike, I think we should counter with some trampoline basketball. We can take the NBA audience by storm.
what's funny is that Cinci is now almost 100% convinced they'll get Teague too. The only team that seems resigned that he's not coming is Louisville and they are working on Hinds.
Let me just say that I would be absolutely shocked if he ends up at Cinci.
http://deadspin.com/5511856/today-i...r+dunk-calamitythis is just funny
i think trampoline basketball has national potential
Cousins signs with an agent.
austin rivers decommitted from FL. poor billy isn't doing well enough for anyone to want him at UL when ricky's done
lots of people think Rivers is coming to kentucky.The fun bag was good. The opening part on the car wrecks was awesomehttp://deadspin.com/5512045/praying...accidents-is-ok
Have to look recruiting. I am guessing Rivers is a 2nd option to Teague.
Wow, they don't mess around in the WNBA. They have already had their draft.http://content.usatoday.net/dist/cu...=33230295.storyI am only posting this because it just goes to show how irrelevant the WNBA actually is.
I don't miss much through the day
but we miss you
You had me at hello. You had me at hello.
I was digging in my backyard the other day and I think I found where my dad, grandpa and larry buried their german sheperd Scout. I am scared to continue digging up the carpet I found in the back corner. I have a feeling there will be bones in the rolled up carpet. If there are bones I hope they are an animal and not human.
Is that the stuff you miss?
Trampoline basketball had its day. Don't you all remember Slamball?!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slamball
I do remember slamball but we added the "shock factor" to it because we play on an elevated trampoline that is big enough for 3 kids. We use adults.
"Shock factor" or "Retard factor" ?
So tomorrow is the big day, huh, Mowgli?If Chris insists on Mudshovel, I recommend an ambulance at the reception.
Brock-There should be plenty of doctors at the wedding.
Sorry, retard factor is much more accurate. And who wouldn't watch that to see the train wreck unfold.
trampoline basketball hurts bad, but it hurts so good
scroggin fucked his knee up at my wedding to mudshovel
I am guessing it won't be played. Just a thought.Looks like HS football in KY will be relevant this year. UK and UofL both have some solid commits already from Kentucky.UK4-star OL Darrian Miller - #15 ranked OL and #93 in Scout.com Top 300 4-star TE Jon Davis - #5 ranked TE, #153 overallUofL4-star WR DeVante Parker - #26 ranked WR and in the Top 300 (not sure where)3-star Demarcus Smith Fern Creek Boys - haven't been evaluated yet but will probably all be 3/4 starsUncommitted from KY:4-star Lamar Dawson - #9 MLB and in top 3003-star Zach West
Devante Parker is #162 in Top 300
football recruiting doesn't apparently lights up the site as much as bball recruiting
so let's get back to bball recruiting then, bozich is hearing teague to UK:http://www.courier-journal.com/blog...2011-class.html
DAMN YOU OPEN BARS!
I feel great today, was up at 820 am.
I could feel a lot worse
Did you go out after the reception?
Actually I am surprised I feel as well as I do.
Makes two of us. I expected the hangover from hell this morning.
I WANNA ROCK!Zazoo's has the worst DJ ever.
I can't believe we paid to get into that place
when I dropped off my tux the dude behind the counter said "ah, another member of the legendary wedding". Apparently some rough looking people showed up.I woke up at 10am and felt fine too. It's like my mom said "some liquor and beer before lots more liquor and beer never fear"
Phil - was it the young guy that checked in your tux? That is the one I had. He was joking with me about 17 tuxes being rented that it must have been one hell of a party. I told him I started drinking Crown at 1130 am, how do you think it went?
And UK assistant coach Rod Strickland gets a DUI. Way to go fucktard.
looks like the louisville staff has almost conceded defeat. They weren't willing to provide what Teague and co wanted. Onto Hinds
If he is a taker, he might end up at Cinci.
what exactly was louisville not willing to provide?
A jersey that says Kentucky?
The jersey is close. Nike hooked his brother up pretty well last week. His brother is pushing heavy for UK, the dad heavy for Louisville. Calipari was also offering Teague the chance to play for a program that knows how to cater to one and dones academically, not worry about defense or force Teague to play in a set offense.Don't really blame Teague for making that choice.
who's his brother? or should that be something i know already?
Jeff Teague for the hawks.
formerly of GT
Not to mention Pitino likes upper classman. See Siva.
No doubt. There'd be a good chance Siva would be taking major minutes from Teague in 2011
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/artic.../SPGV1CT1T1.DTLwellemeyer gets the L for the Giants' first loss of the year
It is amazing to me how much influence shoe companies have on the collegiate game. I guess you just have to follow the money. First players were getting paid, now they get paid in non-direct ways either by hiring a coach that was linked to the kid (that coach can provide some cash to the young man and it isn't a violation due to the relationship already being established before he was an NCAA recruit) or now the shoe company can give kick backs to his brother and in turn give it to his brother.
Write up on Kanter from the Louisville site:Enes Kanter – Now this MAN is ridiculous. He is a professional player playing with kids. He absolutely made the big men for the US team look silly in the Hoop Summit. He broke Dirk Nowitski’s scoring record at the event tallying 34 points and 15 rebounds and he did it in only 24 minutes of play!!! He is a sure fire lottery pick THIS YEAR but he will put the millions on hold to play at UK for a season for some reason. All I can say is I can see this guy putting up easily 25 and 12 a game in college as he has a man’s body, strength, skill, and aggressiveness that is not much seen on the college level. There is a reason he was considered the #1 under 19 prospect in Europe and now I know why. At 6-9 245 he is not only a load on offense but a good rebounder and defensive player.
From my understanding, he is every bit as good at rebounding as Cousins is but not as skilled offensively. In watching the Nike Hoops Summit highlights, he understands positioning. I guess that is the difference when you play against professional men instead of boys.
And now there is something about him being paid under the table which I don't think is legit. His dad is an MD, and second if he did take the money why not just go ahead and sign with the European teams that offered him $2-3M per year?
I think he's just using Kentucky to showcase his skills in the US for a year before going pro. Doubt anything underhanded was done to get him. It'll take some magic to get him eligible, but that's why they pay Sandy Bell the big bucks. Same situation as teague - no worries academically, school is ok with one and dones and he'll be on TV and get publicity. Smart move financially I think for him.
There is actually a rule that should be passed by the NCAA this summer that will help out Kanter. If not, it is a similar situation to that guy for WVA.
he's going to UK for exposure, i'm sure he would go to the NBA if he could but he's not 19, which you have to be on a certain date to declare. he's not skipping the NBA "to play for Kentucky for some reason", he can't go yet. he just gets a lot more publicity playing college ball than in Europe playing pro ball. he had committed to washington and then realized how stupid that was
there are LOADS of rumors that Kanter was paid and not falling under the same situation as the guy for WVU. It all depends on who does the digging...
technically it's not a one and done rule, it's an age limit rule that created the one and done phenomenon.
I think they should make basketball like baseball. You can go to the NBA straight out of HS or if you go to college you stay at least 3 years.
shitmydadsays: "Waking up when you got a baby, you feel like you drank a bottle of whiskey the night before, except the shit's in someone else's pants."
joe, here's the strong article:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...rong/index.html
Holy shit, Douglas has a 6 year old.
looking like Strickland's DUI will open the door for Kenny Payne to be hired
Fire department at the crazy cat lady's place. Drama!
Can I legally shoot the person that roots through my garbage on garbage night? It makes the dogs go crazy and wakes me up and other tehn that it is really creepy because when I turned the porchlight on at 12:45 they ran. I bet that person took my bike.
Or they are homeless and hungry.
They have a white pickup truck and over teh past 2 weeks and I know for sure they took a broken table, broken window screen and the rusty, broken fence from my backyard I took down. Either I have a stalker building a shrine or someone has a nice trash pile in their yard.
One man's trash is another man's treasure.Philco - As soon as the DUI story broke, lots of UK fans started speculating Kenny Payne would be tabbed next. He and Cal have a pretty solid relationship.
maybe they were filming "hoarders" on A&E
good job on remembering joe, yeah kaelyn turned six yesterday. i spent last night chasing her around on her new bike
u off today?
Going in later after the dentist
and those people raiding your trash are probably mexicans, i've seen them around st. matthews a bunch at night taking people's trash, they did it back when i lived by trinity a lot
Doubtful that Payne does come to UK at this point.
George Lopez on moving his show back an hour for Conan: "I get to go to work an hour later. That's a Latino dream come true."http://www.deadline.com/2010/04/geo...onight-go-loco/
What is Chris doing in Nawlins?
i assume future chris will be working there.Or he's on the run from johnny law. It could go either way really
Could this be UK's class?Knight - 5 starKanter - 5 starPoole Jr - 4 starLamb 4- starJones - 5 starLeslie - 5 starThornton - 3star
I'm guessing the same thing as Phil, but my parents and I haven't heard
Word on the street is that teague commits to uk tomorrow
Should be a big day for UK today......really big day.And I have also heard we might be signing more players till this time next month.Could UK be more talented next year than they were this year?
Gilchrist and Knight will definitely be signing with Kentucky today.
This was an interesting article on "ratedness" in college football.http://blog.seattlepi.com/undrafted...from=blog_last3
Gilchrist can't sign, he can verbally commit. He can't sign until November.
Philco - You don't think if UK lands:KnightJonesLeslieLambPooleKatnerThat they are more talented than last year?
I think if Cal gets both Jones and Leslie, this will be a more balanced and overall better class. Although I think some of the individual parts from last years class is more talanted.
And maybe the Thornton kid as well.
And if Patterson decided to come back, I'd happily lose Leslie or Jones.
I would rather have jones over Patterson
I really like Jones, but that is just silly.
yeah, i'd take pat
UK signs both Kanter and Knight. Nice day so far.
Joss Whedon to direct the Avenger's movie.http://scitech.blogs.cnn.com/2010/0...ngers/?hpt=SbinI'm sure no one else here cares about it, but I love Joss Whedon's work, both in TV and comic books. And I really liked Serenity too.
I have no clue who that is, but if you are stoked I am game for it.
countdown to gilchrist in about an hour
Best comment I have heard for the day is:McCallum to Detroit is a game changer. Butler better watch out.
I like the sound of this."Knight mentioned unsigned high school stars Josh Selby, Terrence Jones, Cory Joseph and C.J. Leslie as top 100 unsigned players he would like to bring with him to Kentucky. He will have a chance to talk to them more about Kentucky when he plays in the Jordan Brand Classic in New York Saturday night." - Larry Vaught
craziness. this year was the year.
interesting tidbit of info...ESPN has UKs recruiting class as the 15th ranked? Why is that?
Because ESPN is only showing 2 commits for UK. Stacey Poole and Enes Kanter. Brandon Knight has not been added to that one yet.Scout.com has Kentucky ranked #3 with a 4.67 star average. I am puzzled how Kentucky is ranked ahead of UNC which is #4. They have 3 commits as well with a 5.0 avg ranking.
word on stacey poole is that he has been devalued a bit b/c he committed so early. he came on strong his senior year but people didn't pay much attention b/c he had already committed. that's one reason some of these guys wait so long, for the publicity and get their rankings up. cal was as ecstatic about poole yesterday as he was about kanter
they'll be a top 3 class after this weekend
and with gilchrist already committed as the #1 recruit in 2011, and the leaders for 2 and 3, that year will be unreal. the #9 recruit tony wroten said yesterday he wants to follow gilchrist as well, he's a PG, and he's been trying to talk to john wall about playing for cal
And just think, if there is an NBA lockout we could have Knight, Kanter, Poole, Gilchrist, on one team...with the possibilities of adding Leslie, Jones, Miller, Teague.Unreal.
And Douglas - I have heard the same things about Poole. They say he is underrated. How much, who knows?
Nice write up on Brandon Knight.http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/...,7360770.column
This is just funny to me.2011 NBA Mock Draft.http://www.nbadraft.net/2011mock_draftEnes Kanter #2Brandon Knight #4
With all these players going through in one year, it's almost like UK is just trying to be a really kickass AAU team
Well I don't even think Coach Cal knew that Orton, Bledsoe, Cousins, and Wall would all go pro after one year.He had to know Wall would, and the others just happened to blossom together. He thought Cousins was too immature, Orton blew out his knee as a senior in HS so he figured he'd be around due to having major surgery, and nobody knew who in the hell Eric Bledsoe was at this time last year.
the AAU line is already getting worn out, nobody thought orton and bledsoe would be gone, even bledsoe said at the beginning of the year he hoped to learn from wall this year and take over next year. he did not recruit a bunch of one and dones, and even if he did, there were a whole helluva lot of other programs trying to recruit them and become AAU teams as well. anybody would've traded their recruiting class last year for what UK had. when it's said and done, they'd probably trade for this year's as well
Damn, it does feel good to be hated again.
You mean people actually stopped hating you?
it makes me warm and fuzzy inside
No, not really.I embrace being an ass.So Selby is probably going to KU.
First Thursday home game for the bats...$1 beers are back
How was New Orleans?
Didn't go to new orleans. Phil was right, I matched there for my fellowship. So Joanna and I will be living there 8/11 to 7/12 while I'm learning sports medicine.
Congrats buddy.so who are you going to be the team doctor for?
Hmmmm...sounds like Adrian's bachelor party is in New Orleans!
I am guessing it is Tulane? Were they your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd choice?
If we do a road trip for Adrian's bachelor party, can we stop in Memphis?
Team doctor for saints and hornets. Come drink with us for baseball whores.
That's pretty awesome buddy, congrats on that.
that's awesome, just make sure when drew brees comes in for treatment you accidentally break his leg or something. i'm still bitter from when he tried to steal my girlfriend in college
Not sure who you are speaking of, but have you seen his wife?I think he did pretty well for himself.
Any good news coming out of spring football for Louisville?
he used to hit on my girlfriend in college, i dated a girl that went to purdue for about 7 or 8 months. one of brees's buddies was a linebacker who was dating her roommate so he used to come by with him and hit on my girlfriend. yes i've seen his wife, my ex is hotter.
Is she still hotter?
haven't seen her in years, she lives in TX now, she looks good in facebook pics though
That makes me think of the greatest facebook game. The "Oh shit, I'm glad I didn't end up with her" game.
Evan Daniel's says that UK will get Doron Lamb - Oak Hill product 4-star #3 ranked SG in the country.
i do have a lot of those. it can be really sad to see a hot girl from high school morph into a monster
Yeah it can be, yet at the same time....it can be equally satisfying to see a hot girl that is a complete bitch turn into a monster.
Well said, gentlemen.
Douglas and I are just trying to make Friday interesting.
Doing a lunchtime post so I think this is legal. Credit card fraud sucks. Both Laura and I are making purchases in Cali the past 2 days. I was declined at Wal Mart for 280 bucks and laura at least hit up a gas station. I have no clue how this is working. If the purchases were online it would make sense but these purchases they physically were at the stores. I have my card in my pocket and it is now closed. Central bank has my debit card flagged and chase bank is worthless and they tried to sell me online banking instead of helping me with possible identity theft stuff.
Do you think this has anything to do with the creepy guys rummaging through your garbage in the middle of the night?
The Mexican's Douglas said he saw in St. Matthews? I bet they have my bike, fence, table and now my identity. It is all part of the shrine they are constructing.
Damn Joe that sucks, sorry to hear that man.
Oh, I think it is time to build a booby trap and catch these rat bastards.
I was thinking a battery with jumper cables attached to something enticing that will electrocute them.
is your garbage can metal. We need one.
Waterfront Tower was just buzzed. That plane has to be below the flight deck.
i work with a couple girls that came from chase, and all they talk about it how shady they are and how shitty it is to work for them.
lamb to UKhttp://dimemag.com/2010/04/breaking...ed-to-kentucky/
I worked for Chase, as did Scroggin
i know, you worked more on the back end, the girls i worked with worked in the branches in sales, and they talk about how they had to sell more credit to people who didn't need it all the time
that's why i found it amusing you tried to complain about identity theft and they tried to sell you online banking
Teague to announce 4/22. Should be to UK or UofL. I here it is about even between those two.
Seminar done. I haven't done a presentation in a while, so that was fun.Pulmonologists sat there with their mouths open wondering what the hell I was talking about.
*hearand that is how you like it right Brock? Shock and awe.
Is it bad to make a joke at work about someone's wife calling you daddy?
Phil, buy the house across the street.
Running into Lisa Platt and having her guide us to the boat docked at Tyumbleweed that Greg was on was teh best thing ever!
Insert Corona in Cuban and you got a hilarious cougar hunt. Also a conversation between old dudes and cuban about cuban cigars is priceless.
Selby to Jayhawks?
yeah i saw he committed last night. oh well
Personally, I think Selby is my favorite play in this years class.
i gotta know about the cuban cigar conversation
breaking down the KFC double downhttp://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2010...healthiest.html
Speaking of KFC, have you tried the grilled chicken filet yet? It's pretty damn good and is only 130 calories. I go for the double filet box and opt for the green beans (20 calories) and you have yourself a pretty tasty and healthy meal (for fast food). Sodium is creeping up.
brent, this looks like some interesting software that'll work with your Garmin:http://www.zonefivesoftware.com/sporttracks
speaking of KFC, they bought the naming rights for the arena:http://www.courier-journal.com/arti...+downtown+arenaI still wished an NBA moved here into the new KFC Bucket
Exactly. And the fans could have wore KFC buckets (bucket heads or grease heads) similar to the cheese heads. Oh what could have been.
new favorite sandwich: arby's french dip and swiss
that's a good one
Yeah it's mighty tasty.I had the spicy tendercrip sandwich at BK today. Mighty good and it only costs a buck.
burger king is highly underrated. Their burgers are pretty damn good too, yet I never go there.
Yeah I prefer the flame grilled burgers, BK and DQ are both underrated to me. Good stuff.Also, word on the street is that the Big Ten (eleven) is looking to expand to the Big 14 and will try to gobble up three teams. One of the three could potentially be ND (I am guess football too).If this happens, the SEC will expand by adding 2 or 4 teams.
If ND agrees to go to the big ten in football then that would probably be the end of big ten expansion
Not sure. If you think about it the magic number is 16 teams with 4 power conferences.
16 teams from 4 conferences = 64 teams. The 4 champions play to determine the college football champion. All this would be after the BCS contract is up though.From Tony Barnhart of AJC. http://blogs.ajc.com/barnhart-colle...terback-debate/**–This week could change the face of college football—forever. By Wednesday the Big Ten’s expansion plans may be known to everybody. On Sunday Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany met in Washington, D.C., with some of his presidents who were in town for the Association of American Universities (AAU) meeting. That is an organization of 62 top academic institutions of which all 11 Big Ten schools are members. The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday that Delany would use that opportunity to discuss expansion.On Tuesday Delany travels to the annual BCS Meetings in Phoenix where all 11 conference commissioners will gather. The Big Ten has already said publicly that it will tell the commissioners in advance if they plan to discuss joining the Big Ten with one of their members. So it is not unreasonable to suggest that if some decisions are made on the expansion front, Delany will inform his fellow commissioners this week.Then the fun begins.Back on April 5 we told you that among the Big Ten’s ideas on expansion is the possibility of going to 16 teams. That option is still on the table.Buckle up boys and girls. This summer could be a bumpy ride.
Beginning of the end for the Big East?http://espn.go.com/blog/bigeast
bad press for the VA:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/04/1...trual-disorder/
Awesome. Other good news, samardo is testing the NBA water.
Matt Barry and Robbie Tindall also were in California shopping over the weekend.
Holy crap. There are tons of people that had it happen to them this weekend. Someone said they heard they are tracing it to a non-chain mexican restraunt. Damn you el tarasco!
Thought Phil would like this one...http://m.friendfeed-media.com/f54df...a899904fa26daf7
So we are on the 2nd part of our honeymoon...In Boston!! The Boston marathon was today and the winner finished in 2:05. 4.77 min/miles for over 26 miles! Craziness. On that note, if anyone wants to buy my number for the mini, let me know. I have heard its pretty easy to transfer.
Who has to work Oaks Day? I'm on call Thurs night, but I'm guessing I don't have to do much that day.Joe, Dino, this is mostly for the 2 of you. There is a Cubs game that afternoon if you want to go to the tap room to watch the game with some Old Style.
If Tap Room has PBR count me in. I'll go watch baseball and drink beer.Douglas - how many people do you think end up at Boombozz?
i have literally no idea, i'll be there about six or so
Does the 20% off thing include beer?
Samardo testing out the draft?
not sure, i think so
I go to ESPN.com and I see "Beyond Thunderdome" in huge fucking letters. We should have trademarked the phrase. Fuckers.
http://rushthecourt.net/2010/04/18/...caa-basketball/article about potential NBA lockout and effect on college
What is this Boombozz thing? Also, during cub's games Highland Tap Room has dollar Old Style. The plan is take a half day and then go watch a Friday Cub's game.Douglas, the manager of my office used to work at Roanoke as a manager where that Fox News VA thing took place. The article made its way through the office very quickly after i saw you posted it. Thanks for the link. Also there was the VA scam sentencing in the CJ today.http://www.courier-journal.com/arti...ip+off+veterans
the boombozz thing is sarah's in charge of some fundraiser at tony boombozz tonight for cerebral palsey. her boss is on a bunch of boards and has sarah on a few now too, and whenever these fundraising things come up her boss is a part of, she basically has sarah do all the legwork on it. i just forwarded you the email to your yahoo account, i sent it last night from my personal email but i didn't have your email saved in my yahoo account:Hey Everyone,Here is an opportunity to eat dinner for a great cause! Attached is a flier and all you have to do is present it to your waiter at the new Tony Boom Bozz in Westport Village on April 20th for dinner, 4p-11p and 20% of your check will go to support the CP Kids Center. It's an easy way to show some support and have some pizza too! Hope you can make it! Please forward this to family, friends, co-workers... Thanks!Sarah
Pretty good article on Toby Gerhart.http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?sl...tereotype042010
Hearing Teague should announce for UofL on Thursday, at least that is the speculation. Of course, He will still be sought after by UK.
I guess I should note that I am confused on this one. He should announce for UofL, everything points to that. Two people that have proven to be pretty accurate say he will go to UK, the other says he is hearing Louisville more and more.
It's teague. Even once he announces he'll still be flirting with other schools.
i know cal's going to see him tomorrow
samuels is officially declaring too, but no agent
Samuels is doing what he should do. Go test the waters and figure out what he needs to work on.
His Jamaican coach got a little overly excited about the announcement I think. The fact that he is pissed off that Pitino isn't playing him at the 4 was pretty funny though
Oh that's classic. I am guessing he just needs somebody not named Pitino to tell him he is not NBA ready.
Forde on samuels:Louisville release says Samardo Samuels will test draft waters w/o hiring an agent. He's slightly more NBA-ready than I am.
Anyone know anybody that could do this for me?http://www.ehow.com/how_6109931_ins...te-trimmer.html
There is a small engine shop in St. Matthews, off of Lexington Ave I believe, that can do it. I used to take my trimmers and push mowers there all the time for repairs.
Saunders Small Engine Repairhttp://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-...=16&iwloc=A
what the fuck? the hitler videos are coming down:http://www.thewrap.com/ind-column/h...n-youtube-16489
I took it to Saunders and they said it will cost at least $60 to repair and recommended buying a new one.
I guess the question is, how much do you like the weed eater?
Personally I think I could find someone that could fix it for a case of beer.
Big Ben suspended 4-6 games?http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2010/...test=latestnewsIn that picture, Big Ben looks like he needs to party more.
people on reddit are playing "drunk or kid"http://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comme...drunk_or_a_kid/
what was it barney called cougars over 40?
WWW and Lebron making a final push for Teague today, not looking good for the Cards
Dad likes Rick because he played for him.Cal has no business getting this kid, if UK does get him, amazing.
There are things being offered to Teague that Louisville will never offer. This has almost nothing to do with UK at this point.
I call bullshit.
The only thing UK can offer that UofL can't offer is the exposure of being a PG in Cal's System and being "in the family".
I am guessing wherever you are hearing the promises of hopes and dreams is probably the same source that said that Sandy Bell just recently discovered Eric Bledsoe falsified a test score.
My bad, yeah, Teague is considering going to UK because of the facilities and tradition. He just wasn't aware of them last month, or maybe he didn't think he was good enough to play for Kentucky.
I'm pretty sure Bledsoe got the 17 on the ACT all by himself. I think that rumor is pretty stupid, all things being equal.
Dude I don't mean to come across like a jerk or anything, I am just saying that is the typical response and quite frankly it gets quite ridiculous hearing that crap.Here are the two logics in the case:1. Pitino has every connection possible with the kid. Coached father, uncle and close friend is on UofL's staff.2. Calipari has a terrific track record with PG's. He's known for putting point guards in the NBA.Logic #1 is for your family, logic #2 gets you paid.Pitino has also never put a PG he recruited and coached into the first round of the NBA draft. The best one he had was Wayne Turner (#2 ranked PG in HS) and he gave Wayne a 5/10 day contract when he was with the Celtics. UK is hot right now, it is the rising brand, Cal is a great salesman for the UK brand. He is what Pitino once was..except he gives you the reigns.....Pitino would never do that.
the decision lies in the fact that pitino has never put an elite PG in the NBA. His best PG was probably travis ford, anthony epps, or someone like that. edgar sosa certainly isn't lighting up the draft boards right now. couple that with the exposure he gets at UK playing with gilchrist and/or quincy miller, plus whoever stays from next year's team (kanter, knight, etc.) and it's a head vs. heart decision. i don't care how close pitino is to him, he can't lead off sportscenter every night at UL. with that said, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he went to UL, he's close with pitino and there's a lot to be said for loyalty, which i can't fault him for one bit. he'll still end up in the league after a year. it might affect his draft stock a bit, but he'll still be a lottery pick. he's good enough that it won't matter much to him personally where he goes
in regards to turner, he didn't play as much under pitino, he developed and played his best ball under tubby
Pitino has never had a elite PG. The Teague family has known this for the past twenty years. Why would his opinion change in the past month?
Because when you are looking at that kind of money in a year you have to make the smart decision. #1 draft pick gets about $13M over three years, 30th gets around $3M over three years.....and the rest are somewhere in between.Now Pitino is taking jabs at Coach Cal about running off players. He notes they have put a lot of time into the 2011 class and he can only sign 2-3 this year and 4-5 next year because his program doesn't run off players to open up scholarships. Once again, Bullshit. He tried to run off Sosa, he ran off Caracter to make room for Samuels (not saying Caracter didn't deserve it), while at UK he ran off Rod Rhodes, Timberlake, Jon Edwards.
I think what is being offered is to be in LeBron's James company, pretty shady but Im okay with it.
I was hoping LeBron would make Wall a partner w/o having to buy in so he could remain in college for a another year.
http://www.lrmrmarketing.com/I think they signed Wall when he left UK
Probably so, which is smart considering Wall is the most hyped player since James.
LeBron and Coach Cal have a very symbiotic relationship. LeBron will get access to UK players and UK players will have access to LeBron.
It wouldn't surprise me one way or the other whichever school Teague chooses. However, if he comes to UK he gets to play with Gilchrist who many say is the top HS player regardless of class.
yeah, wall is signing with lebron's company, i think they started discussions immediately after the season
tomorrow should be fun
They are talking about making him a partner in the company, which requires him to buy in.They tried to get Chris Paul to sign, but he didn't want to put in his own money.
i said they started talking about the season, i just thought about that and it's wrong, they were talking when he was still in HS. wall's a guy that's going to pay huge dividends for UK for a long time
UK safety Dakota Tyler on Teague."He is my cousin. My dad and his mom are brother and sister. He’s a really good basketball player, one of the top in the country. He is a really good guy. We don’t talk much now."I know Kentucky is a school he is looking at, but I don’t know what he will do. I have no insider tips for you. He is a real nice guy, down to earth and is a hard worker. That is why he is so good. He will make decision with his dad that is best for him. I hope it is Kentucky, but I don't know."
the good ol' flying over the catcher playhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW0bb2wxH5YDidn't this happen in one of the Major Leagues?
tokyo drift prequelhttp://i.imgur.com/2KhIt.gif
'Iron Man 2' Buzz Heats Up Over Rumors Gwyneth Paltrow Gets Punched In Face http://www.theonion.com/video/iron-...th-paltr,17275/
cheryl,just saw your post. i will buy your spot in the mini if it is not to late
http://craighipshersguideservice.bl...e-kentucky.htmlSo this is the guy who worked with me at the VA and is now in prison. Notice the date on the picture is 4/10/10. 4/18/10 was his court date where the CJ said he was trembling and crying.http://www.courier-journal.com/apps...AID=20104190361
Cincysportszone on UK recruiting.http://www.cincysportszone.com/arti...g_on_Fire/22757
so tony wroten's saying teague to UK on twitter:http://twitter.com/twroten5who knows if he's fucking around or not, but that seems to be where the momentum is going
Douglas - Larry Vaught says he has one national source who is swearing it is Louisville and has a good story to go with it. He has another source that swears it is UK. Who knows?If Pitino wins they will make it look like Pitino went head to head with Cal for the top point guard (in reality Pitino has been the leader on him for years) and honestly, Pitino could use the good pub. On the other hand, other sources are saying Teague....and that is coming from everywhere.
Sorry other sources saying Teague to UK.I think it would be funny if he pulled out a UK hat and burned it and put on a Louisville hat.
what'll be funny is if teague chooses UofL how every UK fan will turn on wroten for getting their hopes up
Wroten is still a top 10 player. Maybe he wants Teague to go to UofL.
true, but he ain't teague
there's a bunch of new hitler parodies coming out now w/o the video about hitler protesting the hitler parodies coming down, and how he's going to get around the content block, good for a few laughs:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkvm...layer_embedded#!
coach p feels teague is going to UK
Douglas - you will probably like this.When John Wall decided to attend Kentucky, the Wildcat fans knew they had something special at hand. But combined with Calipari, a few returning players and some strong newcomers, Wall was able to help coordinate a great turnaround at Kentucky.After going 22-14 last season, the Wildcats managed to win 13 more games this year, finishing with a 35-3 mark. The turnaround was, in part, due to the play of freshman point guard John Wall. Wall averaged 17 points and six assists a game for Kentucky, leading the team in both categories. John was good enough to carry the Wildcats to the Elite Eight and now it appears he’ll be a top two pick in the NBA Draft.While Wall is looking forward to the pros, he says he will fondly remember his time at Kentucky. “I loved every second, every moment that I had at the University of Kentucky,” Wall said on Thursday morning.With his position in the draft very solid, it would be easy for Wall to coast for the rest of the semester, but that’s not in his plans. “I’m finishing out my school year. I didn’t come here jus to be a basketball player. I am going to finish up my degree. I’m coming back every summer,” Wall said.Wall’s destined to be an NBA millionaire, but the degree is still important.“I promised my dad that I was going to come back (to school) and get my degree and that’s what I’m going to do,” said Wall.In the meantime, Wall plans to do everything in his power to make life easier for his mother who has worked hard to care for him since the passing of his father.“I can make a better life for my mom,” he said. “I’m just worried about getting my mom a house and a car. I just want to show her how much I love her and care,” he finished.Wall is proud of his accomplishments this season and is working out to continue to improve his draft stock, hoping to reach yet another goal. “If I get that number one pick, that’s going to be a dream come true. If I go one or two, I’m going to be happy. I want to reach my goal.”In the end, Wildcat fans will remember Wall fondly as well.
the more him and cuz talk about how great UK is the better it is for recruiting. wall's going to bless UK for a long time
FAU-WKU Rain Delay - Have to have fun somehow.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1yQ5k10n0c
Is UK sponsored by Kool Aid?
Douglas - More John Wall.One of the most amazing players to ever wear the Bue & White, John Wall as he announced is turning professional. This act was not unexpected but was an anatomy into Wall that was most enlightening.* He had on the only suit he owned and it was mostly by choice because he sad he didn't like wearing suits and ties. He was sporting a pin-stripe black suit and a pasley lavenvendar tie.* He loved the University of Kentucky and it's fans.* He reiterated that he came to the university to be a student/athlete and will stay in school to finish the semester.* He said all the coaches helped him out a lot - and the managers helped him to become a better player.* Sandy Bell and DeWayne Peevy helped him be a better student athlete.* Unlike the perception of one and done players, Wall was a dedicated student.* The word 'WORK' as it related to basketball or academices was a constant part of his presser.* He could be the poster-boy for the work ethic. Yes you have to have talent but he understands that success before work comes in only one place, and that's the dictionary. Lots of talented kids don't understand that that is the key to high-level success.* He said he never thought college could be this fun for him and he thanked the fans for rooting for and supporting him. He said he hoped they would watch and root for him on whatever NBA team he went to. - I wanted to tell him 'don't hold your breath.' The anatomy of the Kentucky fans in most quarters I find myself in continually issue disclaimers, "I don't watch the NBA." Why? 1) Because they don't play any defense. They must be thinking about the eighties-NBA when the scores were constantly in the 120's; 2) We can run a whole list of high scoring college players that went to the NBA and couldn't get a shot off; 3) The block-party the Oklahoma City Thunder held Tuesday against the LA Lakers (my team) - 15 blocked shots; 4) and the final reason is 'they wrestle to much under the basket.' They must not have watched a college game lately.* He was so emotionally attached to his teammates that when he sets back in his room and watches video of some of the 2009-2010 games, get gets maudlin.* He recommends to another players that comes to UK that if they get there work done in the classroom, work hard in practice, and perform on the basketball court, the fans will come out and support you.* Wall said he got a lot out of college as a player and a student/athlete. He said he matured as a player so much that things he did on the court he couldn't do like he did in high school.* He said that if the rules weren't in place that requires a player to go to college for one year, he would've gone to college anyway because that's what he promised his father. * He said he still work hard 2 or 3 hours everyday just like he did since the day he hit the UK campus.* He wants to help his mother because after his dad passed, he said she worked two of three jobs to get him to this point. He said he is not worried about money, his famlily is first.
you can make the kool-aid comments all you want but i've been drinking it my whole life, it just hasn't tasted this good since the 90's
and as a die hard UK, i call bullshit on one of his statements, he definitely would've gone pro
and evan daniels said teague to UK, all the momentum is in that direction, t minus 8 minutes
Teague told Pitino this morning that it was UK. Unless Teague has a sick sense of humor, it's a done deal
I agree with Douglas. I am in the same boat. Pass the kool-aid please.
Jody Demling's Twitter.http://twitter.com/jdemling1. Shawn Teague said "no truth" to the LeBron James call.2. Marquis Teague just told me about the LeBron rumors "I can't control what other people say."3. Teague went on to say "I wish LeBron had called me. That would have been cool."
tournament going to 68 teams:http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/basket...-ncaatournament
Why would a plumber come and change out a spicket and not make sure it works? The plumber told laura what needs to be done to turn the main water line to the spicket back on so I just did it and it leaks in the basement. Makes more sense had the plumber actually turned the water on to test it himself instead of us having to call them back and get a plumber back out.
O'sheas is rumored to be the place that cards numbers were being stolen from now, not El Tarasco
Bradford bad pick
What night on O'sheas?Last time I was there I kidnapped Lynnie but nothing hit my card.
3 players out of the top 4 were from Oklahoma
I was directed to this article about that Wesley fella feeding UK players:http://www.gq.com/sports/profiles/2...-nba-basketballWOW! If this isn't a set up for a monumental collapse, I don't know what is.Eddie Sutton is starting to look like the Dalai Lama.
Little League Coach Reveals Creepy Method For Breaking In Baseball Mitthttp://www.theonion.com/articles/li...for-brea,17294/
Osheas on St. Patty's day was when the credit card hit happened and the FBI is involved is the rumor now.
Wow, somebody is going to be in some shit.
I am officially running as Catherine Scott tomorrow in the mini marathon
i actually saw some other people posting on facebook their identities had been stolen and wondered if it had something to do with yours
Not Cheryl Osting? Do I boycott the Oshea's Family of Bars until they make it up to me with free food or booze?
it wasn't her, i can't remember who it was but i saw like two other people say something about it...joe, you booked your flights yet?
Frenchmen Don’t Want You To Get Laid. GREAT MOMENTS IN DRUNKEN HOOKUP FAILUREhttp://deadspin.com/5522862/frenchm...-hookup-failure
Adrian running as Cheryl, sorry wrong post.No flights booked yet.
I could not pick up cheryls packet. Phils sister decided not to run and soils me her bib.
she what her bib?
you running with her piss on it?
Some people are just into freaky shit.
whas 11 at 5:30 story on highland bar and credit card fraud
Computer virus or inside job
8924 CATHERINE SCOTT 2:17:59 10147 KELLY DOUGLAS 2:10:14 3075 BRENT CECIL 1:36:26 Tiffany is still on the Mini courseDodson is still on the Marathon course
if I had to guess, someone got onto their wireless network and got in that way.
RYAN DODSON LOUISVILLE KY MALES 25-29 28 M 4:06:31 44th in his age group
for Phil:4875 DERRICK PAGE 2:16:02
Wow, I couldn't imagine running for 4 hours.
I think 2 hours is too much
So we finally have some CATS taken in the NFL Draft.Corey Peters DT taken in 3rd round by the Atlanta FalconsTrevard Lindley 4th round by the EaglesJon Conner 5th round by the Jets
Conner can block for LDT
Conner is a great pickup, probably was the first FB taken.
TIFFANY BRADFORD NEW ALBANY IN FEMALES 25-29 29 F 4:35:11
First of all I am to fat to run, second of all I dont' think my knees would make it that long.
P90x didnt whip you into running shape?
Brent 1:38 is the best you could do ? slacker!
Hey I am doing alright, I am not following the eating guide verbatim. On 2/1 I weighed in at 242 pounds, yesterday I was 218.
I did the elliptical for a month before I started doing this.
Would you say P90x gets you in running shape or just weight loss or what?
P90x is designed to build lean muscle and cut the fat.Obviously if you want to get into running shape, you need to run.Here is the workout schedule for P90x.You workout 6 days per week in a row, alternating weights and cardio.In the fat shredder phase this is the workout plan (first phase)1. chest and back2. plyometrics (jump training)3. shoulders and arms4. yoga (i do the elliptical)5. legs and back6. kenpoin the second phase they switch up the workout and introduce difference moves:1. chest, tri, shoulders2. plyo3. back and biceps4. yoga5. legs and back6. kenpoand on the weighlifting days you can do another workout in the morning or at night or cardio to help facilitate weight loss.
The idea is to introduce change to your body continues to build muscle and not plateau
Also I dont' think I am eating enough calories. I probably only eat around 2200 calories daily and according to P90x i should be forcefeeding myself around 2800 or so.
Thanks Joe...Adrian, did you run an extra 5 miles or something?
CUTTERS WIN THE LITTLE 500! Makes me want to watch Breaking Away
nevermind...suspended the race but it is enough laps that if they don't start back up the Cutters win
My Buddy Lance ran the Nashville Marathon in 3:30. He just turned 37. Pretty good for an old man.They cut the race short here because of lightning, but chasing around the runners on bike is awesome. I highly recommend it for those who don't run.
Breaking Away - It's no American Flyers.
Myron Rolle was downgraded because he was a Rhodes Scholar. Silly.
Bret Michaels in ICU with brain hemorrhage.http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/04/....ppl/index.html
I did the Ironman chasing on a bike. I agree with you Brock.
The Rolle issue is that he is a risk because he has the potential to just up and leave and persue his medical career whenever he wants. He could be a wasted pick. I would hate to draft him then next year he decides he would rather be in med school and he quits football.
His dream is to be an NFL football player, and then to be a neurosurgeon. That tells me he is smart enough not to rape women.
I blame the rape on the head trauma from the motorcycle accident
Not that anyone I know has raped a woman, but MD's can still do some stupid ass shit. Not that he (Big Ben) was in the right, but how much trouble would any of us had gotten into if we were in our mid 20's making multi-millions of dollars and super famous on top of it? We did enough dumb shit as nobodies without any money. Of course we haven't gotten arrrested for or dumbass shit either.
Its all about who you surround yourself with. You all are goofballs, but there is always at least one halfway level head at any one time.
the thing w/ big ben is he's ultra rich and has women throwing themselves at him. it's kinda hard to turn it down when it's handed to you on a silver platter. his dumbass should be smart enough to not put himself in those situations (going to college bars, restrooms, etc.) when he knows people are watching. i'm not saying what he did is right, but i do understand
So I bought a new weed eater to replace the broken one and Nancy came over and said I have no lawn equipment, how much did you pay for that? I told her and she came back later and handed me some money and said I own this now then handed back to me and said you keep it at your house and use it whenever you want if you trim my yard every now and then.Technically i am kind of getting screwed if you figure I could charge her for everytime, but I was already trimming her yard without even telling her for free. I think it was a nice neighborly agreement.
Over/under on number of games before J_hn W_ll's first nba triple double?
Why Joe?! Why?!
Jim Rome on Softball Guy. I am sure this is a re-post at some point in time, but probably important enough to re-visit. Don't be softball guy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMfqbR8Ujlk
Per Demling, Louisville lands Gorguri Dienghttp://jodydemling.courier-journal.com/
I love the CJ comments section:Replying to REDWAVE: I was at the UofL and Nova baseball game a month or so ago and asked Howie Lindsey about Dieng, he told us that Dieng had already told the Coaching staff that he wanted to commit and would be a cardinal, but wanted to go ahead and take all his visits to satisfy his original plan. I've developed an opinion on this kid that says that this kid is a very smart kid (knows five different languages) and is a man of his word. I also talked to Coleman at the Derby City night of the future stars, and Coleman also said that Dieng was UofL bound. What I'm trying to say is that this kid is a very smart and respctful young man, and I am beyond proud to have such a young man with such a respectful personality to plat for my beloved Cardinals. Welcome to the ville deing-----------------------------------------------------------------------How do you say N.I.T. in five different languages?
Demling says Coleman (5 star recruit) needs 6 credits to be eligible, and he will have to take some summer courses. In WV are the credits 0.5 each for HS like they are here?
http://faith.courier-journal.com/Creation museum has one millionth visitor.We live in a world with millions of retards.
I weep for science education.
Email from my uncle Frank, might have to take him up on this offer:I've ordered a keg (12L of red ale). I'm picking it up on Friday afternoon.I'm going to tap it on Friday. If you're in the neighborhood or out looking for something to do, you can stop by and draw off as much as you care to drink or take with you.
is he having a party or something, or does he just get kegs on weekends insteady buying a bunch of bottles
to continue on the creation museum theme, looks like they found noah's ark:http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepag...-in-Turkey.html
With Tim Couch, all things are possible.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ay-5...embedded#at=333
there are a lot more than 1 million that deny evolution. tragic. not surprisingly this changes with educationhttp://www.gallup.com/poll/114544/d...-evolution.aspx
i liked this headline on fark: "Sports radio host compares Tim Tebow to a Nazi, which is ridiculous considering the Nazis had a devastating air attack"
Ha Ha. Blitzkrieg!
This might just be the biggest FU in sports.http://www.break.com/index/team-cel...-and-loses.html
Best break-up ever.http://www.break.com/pictures/hones...ter1825477.html
the run ricky run 30 for 30 was pretty solid
it was good, i had forgot he played up in canadia for awhile, and damn, he had like six kids
http://twitter.com/LeBronsElbowsomeone created a twitter account for lebron's elbow
HD footage of the first 30 seconds of the Apollo 11 launch slowed down and analyzed as an 8-minute video. http://www.boingboing.net/2010/04/2...launch-rev.html
CJ leslie to NC state
I have trouble reading emails from management in weird font colors, excessive exclamation marks and that include emoticons. :) ;)!!!
Anything going on for Oaks or Derby?
Oaks day I am at work, Derby going to watch on the backside with Laura, Chris and Joanna.
Sucks on Leslie, I was surprised that he stayed with NCST. Now that means they must get Jones.
If Orton comes back, then a front line rotation of Kanter, Jones, Orton and Miller isn't so bad.
I've heard Jones will follow Ross to UW
I've heard he will follow Ross and I have heard UK feels confident they will land him. This kid has played it close to the vest though, so I am not sure.
I guess what I've heard all was before Leslie made it official too, so who knows.
Clay Travis had a funny write up his running the Nashville minihttp://backporch.fanhouse.com/2010/...rathon-of-doom/
Classic line.I think a runner's high is really just what people with normal self-esteem feel like every day.
Thanks for sharing Philco. I think his view of running is the same reason why i don't run, ever.
Bourbon Chase.Some of you guys might be interested in this.http://www.bourbonchase.com/
Somehow, I'm going to work in the words "soy jizzum" into conversation today.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/...o_n_556999.html
some people in my mba did the bourbon chase last year
new funbag covering LeBron, poop, severed fingers, miscarriages, dicksucking, and more.covering LeBron, poop, severed fingers, miscarriages, dicksucking, and more.
link would be nice, I supposehttp://deadspin.com/5526810/what-is...death-to-suffer
NC State's Tracy Smith stays in NBA draft.Now Leslie is the main focal point on their frontline.
Sorry, I meant to say put name into NBA draft.http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/...aspx?id=4307694
most popular fantasy team names:http://www.cbssports.com/info/about...0/top200fbnamessome of interest:27. Cobra kai31. Slump Busters (name of my summer softball team)55. Shockers103. Jobu106. More Cowbell123. Louisville Sluggers125. Wrecking Crew
i was hoping that coming home from hockey they'd have the interchange done on westport rd. they were hanging the signs and shit, but it was still closed.
There needs to be more half days at work.
I need a beer.Phil - they opened 1/2 of that exchange today at like 10:30, the other side opens tomorrow. I dropped AJ off at Daycare this morning at 8:30 and it wasn't opened so I had to do some digging. Go figure.
Jerks.Question. Let's say you live at, say, Brock's parent's house and you are heading down the expressway at 10:25. You know it opens at 10:30. You can sit and wait 5 minutes to save a 10 minute drive. In my head there was a line for this exit this morning. No doubt about it. Either that or they moved the barrier and posted a "YES, WE'RE OPEN!" sign or some shit.
When I drove by they had cars blocking the ramps. I was highly pissed.
The term celebrity is a very loose term this time of year. But Biz Markie and TO in the same room is awesome
Mario Lopez at tengo sed cantena?
http://nyc.barstoolsports.com/rando.../boobs-at-bard/Sounds cooler then it actually is I bet.
Anybody up for a fire pit tomorrow evening? I am considering drinking in the backyard.
What about Frank's? PHT? Baxter? St. Matthew's bars? Resident party? There are many options.Anyone up for the Cub's game at Highland Taproom at 2 tomorrow?Anyone got any good ideas to get alcohol into derby?Brock, and I guess anyone else too, what are plans for the weekend? Derby day or night?
Definitely plan to make an appearance at Franks.
Cub's game...can't make it.
Derby backside is sounding like a horrible idea the more they discuss the weather
Thank you...I didn't really want to be the first to bring up backing out. What do we do instead. Joanna and I were thinking about offering our place.
We are celebrating my father's birthday on Saturday so I will be at my folks grilling out (they have a covered patio) and betting on the ponieswith my grandpa's bookie. What else is going on Friday/Sat?
Joe I completely agree. Some of the "celebs" that are associated with Derby would be a stretch.
This is an awesome night to be grilling out in the backyard. Why do i have to work tomorrow.
Tomorrow is supposed to be better
OK lets go to franks then grill out in the backyard and have a fire pit
We are aiming to get into Louisville around 8-9pm. I always enjoy spending my birthdays working and driving! Luckily, the great city of Louisville knows this and keeps bars open until 4am!
Brock, happy b-day in 3 hours and 11 minutes.
6am derby weekend
Happy Birthday Rommel.
UK feeling confident about getting Jones. I hope so.
Barry - So are you going to be able to cash in on the oil spill or what man?
i'm down to play with fire tonight, i've got kaelyn tomorrow night so i'm out then, besides, last time i went out derby night i ended the night in handcuffs so it's probably best i stay away from bars that night
Going Beyond Thunderdome on Derby night is like fucking with a werewolf when a full moon is out. Not advised.
So what is anybody doing tonight?
My night depends on how late Abby works.She has filings that are due today, all this week she has been working late including her 17 hour day yesterday.I also opened up this morning, so I didn't work out in the morning like I normally do. I am probably going to get out of here around 330 today unless I leave sooner.
nakajima's supposed to be coming in town today
What's the plan tonight??...apparently I'm gonna fuck a werewolf under the full moonlight.
nothing like skull fucking a werewolf.
just make sure you put a muzzle on them first, they're biters
Maybe I shouldn't say things like meeting a werewolf. The last time I said I was going to do something to a mythical character, we ended up at midget wrestling.PECK!!
Ever so seductively
That's great stuff.
Old Style and afternoon Cubs basball at the taproom...who's coming?
adrian DROPPING THE HAMMER on some chick in a derby hat during the minihttp://www.brightroom.com/view_user...;S=230&PWD=
http://www.brightroom.com/view_user...EARCH=1&PWDmy sister just sent me hers
shannon just told me our daughter was on wlky just now, trying to find a link on their site
where is she?
kaelyn's on the backside at her uncle's stables, she was apparently holding up the sign to her uncle's stables with her uncle's kid, i think it's two rock stables or something, robbie o'connor's the trainer, shannon's not there, her parents just told her about it
Wow, this is a pretty close tornado.http://www.break.com/index/tornado-...-of-couple.html
Slow day on the recruiting blogs if Wes is posting tornado videos
Dude, we messed with some werewolves last night. I haven't closed down bars at 5am before.Is Chris still alive?Did Joe burn down his house?
If it keep raining anyone want to get a conoe?
http://www.kentucky.com/2010/05/02/...-gpa-scale.htmlJohn Wall brought up the GPA.
derby horse names from the wirehttp://deadspin.com/5528834/a-brief...tag-of-all+time
Not sure how connected SI's Peter King is but he is reporting that Missouri, Syracuse, Nebraska, Pitt, and Rutgers will join Big 10?http://twitter.com/si_peterking
wes, what you got on jones?
I have heard back and forth. Here is the problem, there is a person connected with the family that is trying to be really influential in his future professional career. Wants to keep him on the West Coast to remain to be a future player.I think the news conference even surprised his mother, I haven't seen it but from what others have described is that his mother was even surprised that he picked UW. He said he made the decision because Ross dreamed of playing college ball together since they were in the 8th grade. If so, that is very admirable of the young man, and at the same time I feel sorry for him. I don't even know if he knows what he wants to do.
Also from SI, three interesting scenarios when the Big 10 expands.THE BIG ONEHaving heard Swarbrick repeatedly insist that the Irish could never join the Big Ten unless its partner, the Big East, was reduced to a smoking ruin, Delany decides to oblige them. In addition to coaxing Missouri and Nebraska to the altar, the Big Ten cherry-picks Pitt and Rutgers. With the Big East tottering on the verge of extinction, Notre Dame has no choice but to become the 16th member of the Big Ten. Fielding Yost and Jesse Harper perform simultaneous barrel rolls in their graves.Not above shopping at a fire sale, the ACC gobbles up Cincinnati, Louisville, Syracuse and West Virginia, forming the nation's second 16-team superconference, thus meeting SEC commissioner Slive's threshold for significant paradigm shift.His hand forced, Slive wins a bidding war with the Pac-10 for Texas, which has no interest in remaining in the suddenly second-tier Big 12. To ease the Longhorns' transition, Slive invites along Texas A&M, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, forcing the Big 12 to reconstitute itself with a dog's breakfast of remainders from the WAC and the Mountain West.
Douglas - this is the best account of the Jones press conference I have read. It comes from a UW poster.About 4:45pm the KJR host gets an interview with Terrance Jones (TJ). After the interview was done I said to myself "This kid did not really think about this decision and he made the decision based on what Ross wanted. Below is how the KJR interview went.Q: TJ when did you decide to become a Husky?A: Just as I reached my hand down and grabbed the hat?(so a life changing decision was made in an instance)Q: TJ why did you decide on the UWA: It was Ross, he has wanted to play together since 8th grade(so he based his decision on what his friend wanted)This is a totally screwed up situation. I do believe the Kid was tired of the recruiting process and wanted to end but I am not sure he really knows himself what he wants.In Percy's blog on the Seattle Times he said "Jones is huddled with his family in the corner of the gym and nobody is going near them"My overall take on this is Jones will switch to Kentucky as I believe this is what his parents want. Jones will get so much more exposure at Kentucky and Calipari has a history of sending guys to the NBA after one year. Romar does not. Even Gaddy struggled his first year under Romar and TJ's parents know this.I believe his parents are telling him that he can't make a decision based on a friend and what he wants, but he has to make the best decision for TJ. His parents will convince him that he needs to look out for what is best for TJ and his immediate future.I was so excited when TJ announced he was coming to the UW. After the KJR interview I knew it was fools gold.
Regardless of homo Big 10 expansion plans, I look forward to football seasonhttp://bleacherreport.com/articles/...innati-bearcats
calipari just said he's not sure if dodson will be back yet or not, didn't elaborate, my guess is that jones's decision will have a lot to do with it
That is what I am guessing. He said that Orton and Bledsoe will both sign an agent.
Sorry for the delay. An rfp came out to do a study on short term effects (3-4 mos) of the oil on the oyster community. These are small grants ($10, 000). My major professor wrote a proposal and I am volunteering to participate. I do not want to sign on as a tech for the project because my job will require 4 days a week of teaching which leaves me only Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays to do the field work and that is simply not enough time. I am volunteering to help them on the project (should it be funded) as I do want to be a part of it. If we get this project, there is a possibility of larger funds to follow to study longer term effects. I would like to sign on as an official collaborator for that project as I will have a different job by then that may allow me more time in the field. I have also signed up with the state as a volunteer to clean up birds
Hell yeah, I figured you'd be involved. If you need any volunteers to help clean off any SI swimsuit models that may have been stuck in the oil, just let me know.
i'm going to NOLA tomorrow, i'll personally walk down to the coast and look for those models
Right on Douglas, just keeping it real.
Thought you woiuld be more interested in the oil covered wildlife. It might spice things up a bit for you,.
video of the Phillies fan that got his ass tasedhttp://deadspin.com/5530672/and-now...een-waiting-for
hey barry, surely you all have discussed the possibility of lightening during a hurricane striking the oil and creating firecane (http://i.imgur.com/ULD3F.jpg).I contend that a hurricane would actually not be able to exist over the oil because the oil would prevent evaporation and shit, but I'm not an expert
Where is my daily UK recruiting update!
no new news, you'll know when it happens
Terrance Jones officially de-committed from Washington today. Cal said he would not recruit a kid that verballed to another school. Said he would have to de-commit publically. I guess this is step 1.http://twitter.com/coachblevins
Evan Daniels says not so fast. Nothing new to report according to ED.
Samardo staying in the draft, WTF?
Pretty surprising. He even went worldwide trying to find someone that thought he could go to the NBA and was told by them to stay...
Cuban said he took off work to go to a Mets game in Cincinnati. Coincidentally he took off on Cinco de Mayo. I think he actually is Mexican.
He must just be really tired of Pitino.Joe - I believe this is confirmation.
i think it's funny to listen to cuban explain the differences between the different latinos, how there's like a hierarchy, where cubans are better than venezuelans, and how no one is worse than mexicans
yeah, UL's fucked next year if he stays in the draft, at least that little white boy gets a scholly now
Jennings finally gets to play. Deng better show up and produce immediately.
We had a softball game last night and I made the obvious Arizona racial profiling jokes repeatedly to Cuban.
I think Deng won't pay dividends till 2nd or 3rd year. He is more of a project, but he did make Scouts top 100 due to his potential. Hell of an athlete though.
clay travis on derbyhttp://www.fanhouse.com/2010/05/05/...g-and-partying/
Thanks Philco, that article is the highlight of my day.And this might be my favorite:19. The crowd's attention is distracted anew, a guy is running across the tops of port-o-potties while people throw beer cans at him.While he does this, girls wrestle in the mud for throngs of chanting viewers.Basically, the Kentucky Derby infield is a bit like every Japanese game show I've ever seen on television.
I think when players like Orton and Samuels can get into the NBA, it just shows how NBA is watered down. 10 years ago, players like that would have never made it...I dont care about potential, its not like MLB, there isnt really a solid farm club.
Orton has the defensive ability to play in the NBA now. Offensively, well we will see.
I disagree, he didnt do so well against Varnardo.
If the river is rising don't park by the river. People at work learned that today. Idiots.
The NBA says other wise Brent. By the way, last I saw Orton was up to the #10 pick on nbadraft.net.
Justice's nickname is The Bullet?http://jodydemling.courier-journal.com/
The reason these players are getting in is because the NBA is really trying to push the Developmental League. Thus creating that farm system that MLB has.
I am hoping that is the case, and if you go to college they make you stick around 3 years, like baseball.
Go pro after 2 years by going Juco
Yeah, but why would you go JUCO if you already had the grades to go to a major university? You are missing out on the luxuries of being a basketball player at a major university.
Bryce Harper got his GED to play JUCO to go pro quicker in baseball.
Of course there are ways around the system. But if you go to college, make them stay 3 years or you can do an NFL rule of 3 years removed from college to be eligible for the draft.
Words to live by from Phil's article..."If you drink enough, you'll always be awesome, no matter what."Read the article for the entire story, it was #27.
damn taht was a lot of reading to get to 27
GREAT READ!"I hope I'm that awesome when I'm old"
I wonder if people say that about us already.
Nope, just that you are old
Jon Stewart on Nashville flood.http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/t...hville-flooding
about time for a new posthttp://www.nattysci.com/displaypost.aspx?post=143
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