Well Cat fans just another Billy G moment.. Its been since 1989 since LSU has won in Rupp and just like a lot of other things to fall since Billy G has arrived this was just another.. Even with the Cats ahead by 10 with 10 min to go and shooting 53% from the field UK still managed to hand this win to LSU.. With the loss UK's 18 straight NCAA tournament appearances might fall as well..
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It doesn't seem like that long ago during the 2004-2005 season when UK got beat in the Elite 8 in double overtime to Michigan State. I guess too most UK fans this probably seems like forever ago. The good ole days seem to be over for UK and the stats show it. The Cats for the first time in 10 years now average more turnovers than assists.. UK is headed in the wrong direction. I guess UK will always have its past. The road back to the top isn't thru BG.
by Matt Jones @ 1:15 pm. Filed under Blue Blooded Opinions
You want something to get your blood warmed up on a Friday afternoon? How about this piece of news from a KSR spy (we really are everywhere) that has me thinking somewhat evil thoughts. According to a KSR source, Vitamin Water is producing a new television ad featuring Christian Laettner and Rick Pitino which is likely to run throughout the NCAA Tournament. According to the source, the advertisement was shot yesterday in Louisville and will show Laettner following Pitino around his house making “the shot” over and over to torment him. The two principals to the event (neither of whom is exactly in good favor in Big Blue Nation) are the only ones involved in the shoot and the former Kentucky players are not part of the advertisement campaign.
There are pictures of the shoot below….so my question is this: How does the Big Blue Nation feel about the Vitamin Water campaign taking the most famous shot in college basketball history and the most painful loss in UK history and having the former coach (who now coaches the arch-rival) profiting off the misery? I am sure it will be funny and I dont mind the parody….but Rick isnt here any more….and thus it does rub me a little bit wrong. I mean Laettner can do whatever he wants, but Pitino is now the coach of the Cards and is making an ad that he KNOWS will infuriate (or at least bring up bad memories) his former Cat nation. Yet he still does it, makes whatever check he will make off the proceedings and marches on down the street. I could deal with this if Rick were still at UK, but with him at Louisville, it sort of ticks me off. Am I off base?
Here are some shots from the shoot….I gotta give credit to our spy here for showing that the Big Blue Nation truly is everywhere. This was supposed to be a surprise commercial….guess not now:
First where the hell did Maholli come from with his views on the economy. This is a man with a a printing press in his closet , jobs don't matter to him. Well anyways just thought I would put some thoughts out here. First I have been laid off this week and have done nothing but hold the couch down and do laundry. I put my resume in for a pipe laying job but they said my resume was to short. Maybe I could sub for an English teacher at the west campus. I would like to touch on the A-Rod deal my thoughts are who gives a S*#t, move on and start testing everyone from here on out if you fail you sit. Stop worrying about the past and make it right now and for the future. And now let me git to my biggest Grip. Billy Gillispie whats up with his dog house. man you got to punish and then forget. And run some set plays for MEEKS. He always says if you practice bad you may not play the next game, well is he going to sit out the game Saturday, because he made some bad decisions the last game. Well that's all till next time.
I'm sure most of us are aware of the current turmoil and the economy, it seems more people are worried about losing jobs and having enough money to pay the bills. According to the latest Associated Press poll released today. Nearly half of those surveyed said they worry about becoming unemployed, a figure that's double last year's number. The poll also found that in the past month, public support has dipped for the $787 billion package of tax cuts and government spending that President Obama has signed into law this week on the promise that it will save or create 3.5 million jobs and re-ignite the troubled economy.
I came across this on Fox Sports and wanted all the faithful blog supporters opinions. Whats your top 10 player of the years candidates and in what order? Here is Jeff Goodmans of Fox Sports.com list, and to be honest I think Meeks should be closer to 1 than number 5. I would put Meeks right behind Stephen Curry.
Do you think this cartoon is racist? The New York Post is backing this cartoon that some have interpreted as comparing President Barack Obama to a violent chimp. I'm sure most of you all saw in the news about the violent chimp that mauled a friend of its owner. Civil rights activist have call the cartoon "troubling" and given the history of racist attacks on African-Americans by being compared to monkeys at times it makes you wonder. What do you think? The Post claims it "broadly mocks Washington's efforts to revive the economy". I just was wondering what everyone else thought?
With six players in double figures and a dominating defensive performance in the 2nd half. UL proved that someone is playing great basketball in the state of Ky. With the win the Cards put themselves in excellent position to win the regular season title in the Big East.
After the beat down tonight by Vandy it begs the question. Is UK gonna make the dance? The SEC isn't the conference that it used to be and with UK losing 4 out of its last 6 it makes you wonder if its gonna be the NIT for UK. Yes Billy keep praying and your team might make it to the dance, but without Patterson 1 on 5 basketball just won't get it done.
I hope the Cats are ready tonight. They should be pretty pumped up for this game, since Vandy whipped them 196-42 last year at Memorial Gym. Jeannine Edwards will be in the house for ESPN to once again try to win the heart of Billy Clyde. I can only hope that Jimmy Dykes is announcing the game. I know that Meeks cuts much more violently when Dykes is in the house. He is also less likely to defend himself. Dykes will also strike fear into any Vandy fans within earshot when he announces once again that Josh "Jorts" Harrelson is the only guy in the SEC to ever stick his arm down the throat of a catfish. This will only matter if Jorts is at the game. There's always the chance he is deer hunting. In other news, word out of Gainesville this morning was that Nick Calathes still had his game face on. Amazing. Bobby Knight is enroute to do impressions.
Saturday was the third game this season that Meeks topped the 40 point mark. He is only the second Cat to do that in a single season. (edit) He's only the second Cat to do that EVER, forget the single season stuff. Only Issel has ever accomplished that in a career. I believe the things he is doing this season are being taken for granted. I was talking to Brian Bullock shortly after the game yesterday and we were talking about Ramon Harris having a good game, Galloway not playing much, Porter hitting some shots, and other stuff. What we weren't talking about was Jodie Meeks dropping 45 points. I finally stepped up and mentioned it and Bullock said the 45 just wasn't as big of a surprise as the other things we were talking about. That's amazing. I can remember back to, well, every season I've ever watched actually, and it was a big deal if a guy scored over 30. It's a big deal if Meeks don't score at least 25. It's also amazing that he does this without another real perimeter threat. Jodie Meeks IS the Kentucky perimeter offense, and teams know this. Yet he still manages to get off plenty of open shots each game. I was under the perception that Meeks had been somewhat shut down the past few weeks. I guess that's because of the losses and stuff. In reality, what he has done is put up at least 20 points in 12 of the last 13 games. That's not shut down. That's me being a spoiled fan. Please appreciate what we are witnessing this season with Meeks. There is a chance we will never see anything like it again.
Many people have speculated that this entire bizarre interview is an elaborate hoax. The entire story about Joaquin Phoenix quitting acting and becoming a rapper is possibly a hoax. Phoenix's brother-in-law Casey Affleck has been filming all of Joaquin's appearances, supposedly to make a documentary about the career change. Many speculate that he is actually filming a hilarious documentary about how the media will grab on to any story and run with it. You decide for yourself if this is real or not. It sure is an awesome acting job if that is indeed what it is. Dave was classic as well. Many great Letterman quotes to be found here. Please watch.
This is a movie about a former spy who's daughter is abducted while vacationing in Paris. He goes on a mission to find her. This is an excellent movie, especially if you're into the girls getting abducted by guys who sell the girls to the highest bidder except when their daddy is a former spy and comes and kills everybody kind of movies. This one is really good. You will have to catch it at the movies for now, or find a bootlegger. Or, you could just come by my house and I'll let you borrow mine.
Funny!!!!!! Bernie Mac's final movie. Bernie and Samuel are former famous r&b singers. They were in a group with another guy who ended up going on to even greater fame after ditching them and going solo. Well this guy dies and they are invited to sing at the funeral. They are making a cross country trip from L.A. to NYC and make some hilarious stops along the way. By the way, neither Bernie nor Samuel have sang for years, and they don't like each other. This is a very funny movie, but you have to look past about 6000 f-bombs. They love that "f" word in this movie. One guy during the movie even describes them as guys that "like to say f**k a lot".
I recommend all three, but I'll say Taken was the best.
Some limbs beside the house.
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