I couldn't be more impressed with the Cats. Their half court offense still struggles at times, but they just keep finding ways to win. And these aren't easy games. Vandy is a good team, and to go to Nashville and win was huge. I'm hoping they can do the same at Knoxville tomorrow. The last three games, Patterson has looked like the player I've expected him to be all along. I believe this team can win it all. If you would have told me on February 26th, 2009 that I would type that last statement, I would have laughed at you. But I believe more with every game.
It's official...we are having another BOY! I thought about doing my best Sean Salsbury and posting ultrsound pictures of the boy parts, but I'll spare you. The jury is still out on names. Any suggestions?
Last but certainly not least, go read this article about a drunken monkey. It is a moving tale about AiAi, a primate who picked up some nasty habits, and eventually lost his job in the circus as a result. I can just imagine this guy getting up at the crack of dawn and getting started on a long day of gettin' it on (apparently he has fathered many children), drinking and smoking. My question is, where does he get the smokes and booze, and how did this habit begin? If he is a drunk, what self respecting zookeeper keeps funneling him PBR? And the article says the monkey would pester passers-by for alcohol. How could passers-by possibly be aware that this animal is asking for Salem Light Menthols and a stiff drink? There's gotta be more to this story. If I find more information while I'm monkeying around on the internet, I'll be sure to pass it along.
Until then...smoke 'em if you got 'em.
The Cats narrowly escaped again, but it was a huge win. To go on the road to Vandy and beat any Vandy team is a good win, but this year's Commodores could be one of their best teams ever. They are no longer just a bunch of guys who run a good offense and knock down long range bombs. They are athletic. They are tough, and they can still shoot, even though they didn't show it last night. Here are a few thoughts about Vandy and a few other games the Cats have won since my last post following their only loss.
-Vandy didn't go with the all game zone like other teams have used with success against the Cats, and it just goes to further prove how athletic and tough the Dores are. I think they're the best team the Cats have played this year. I also think they should be ranked higher.
-He gets on my nerves to no end, but I was glad to see a little fire and toughness out of the big Aussie A.J. Ogilvy. When he had to be restrained after his "and 1" on Cousins we saw a side of big ol A.J. that we'd never witnessed before. Sure, he's a first class dork, but I was glad to see him get pissed for once.
-Cousins gets repeatedly hammered, but that's just a part of going to college isn't it?
-Patterson has come up big in 2 straight games. I hope we see this continue. I still think he's one of the best players in the country, even if he has to sacrifice some points and rebounds because he's playing with better players now. I also still think he's the guy Kentucky should go to in the clutch. I don't care how many big shots Wall hits.
-Wall's not a bad option either by the way.
-Bledsoe is slowly taking over the "most likely to get kicked out of a game" title.
-I loved beating the Vols. No matter how much I hate the Vols, I still kinda like "Sweaty" Bruce. I just think he'd be a cool coach to play for. I'd never go to UT to play for him, but I can see why kids would want to. As long as you're content with Sweet 16's, Bruce is your guy.
-I loved seeing Varnado finally getting fouls called on him. He normally commits about 42 fouls per game but only ends up with about 3. Against the Cats he fouled out. I was very surprised, but he should foul out every game. I thought he was gonna cry over on the sidelines. That's not a joke either. I truly thought he was gonna break down. Surely somebody else saw what I did.
-It's a shame when about 10 idiots make a whole fanbase look bad, but that's what happened to Mississippi State.
-I love the "Boogie" headband that Cousins wears during warmups now. Why don't he wear it during the games? Surely the NCAA doesn't have anything against the word "Boogie", although I wouldn't doubt it.
-I was mad when Liggins was the guy to take the buzzer shot against State until I saw how his teammates reacted. There were 4 more deserving players on the court to take that shot and every one of them was there to tell Liggins "it's ok". Liggins and the guys all had smiles on their faces and looked to have the attitude of "let's get em in overtime". It says a lot to have so many stars on a team that will react that way. That's one of the biggest reasons they have been successful in my opinion. Unselfish for the most part, although you will see spurts of selfish play from time to time. Overall I think these guys really like each other and really enjoy seeing each other have individual success because it means the team is successful. I thought it would be a big problem but I think these guys truly just want to win, and they somehow keep finding a way to do it.
-Cat fans are "crazy". Cal told me.
-Awesome seeing the crowd for Gameday. Awesome profile on the "John Wall Dance". Awesome when they were asking for game predictions at the end and Hubert Davis didn't even answer with words. He just stood up and did the dance.
-Awesome that Cal was able to get good seats for Bilas' brother. I know Tom and I weren't the only ones to catch that exchange when Cal walked out before the commercial break and they accidently had his mic on.
-I loved how Cal creatively stole time to promote the UK women's team during his Gameday interview. He also reminded me for the 1000th time this season that Cat fans are crazy.
-filthy Cards had a big win at Syracuse. I still say they will make the tournament.
-North Carolina sucks.
-John Littlepage is the best blogger you've never read.
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Thugs Are Us, released in 2000, featured the hit single "I'm a Thug",
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- 1998: www.thug.com
- 2000: Book of Thugs: Chapter AK Verse 47
- 2001: Thugs Are Us
- 2002: Thug Holiday
- 2004: Thug Matrimony: Married to the Streets
- 2006: Back by Thug Demand
- 2009: Finally Famous: Born a Thug, Still a Thug
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The Cats are rolling. They play a lowly LSU team today, but could run into trouble if they bring a southern Carolina type effort. On the other hand, it could get ugly early if the team that played Arkansas shows up. We'll see.
For the record, I miss Wayne Hart. These guys in Cincy might as well have pygmy goats forcasting the weather. Up to 11" of snow was forecast(ed?) today and we got 3. And this ain't the first time. They can't tell me if it's gonna rain, or even how cold it will be. I actually emailed Wayne and told him I appreciate him. Yeah, that's a little weird, but trust me...you don't know whatcha got 'til it's gone.
Short post, but hopefully it will jump start some of the other slackers bloggers.