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Apr 30

NBA TV Covers the Cats

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Category: Basketball

Apr 30

Cats to China

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Category: Basketball

Earlier in the week John Hood tweeted that he couldn’t wait for the trip to China, today UKAA released information on their trip: “UK’s Josh Harrellson & Jon Hood will travel with Sports Reach to China May 14-31 to compete in 8-9 games against local clubs.”

Sounds like good experience for the Cats and we wish them well on their travels.

Apr 30

Jones to Washington

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 8:32 pm | Leave a Comment (122)
Category: Recruiting

The Pride of Portland, Oregon and Jefferson High School, Terrence Jones has chosen to be a Washington Husky. The 6’9”, 210 lb, power forward, is considered by most scouting nerds to be the best player on the west coast. Jones’ announcement surely disappoints Coach Cal and UK.

Terrence chose Washington over Kansas, Oregon, UCLA, Oklahoma and Kentucky.

Good luck in the boring Pac 10 TJ.

On to the next one…. What a week….

Go Cats!

Apr 30

Terrence Jones Press Conference

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 3:25 pm | Leave a Comment (21)
Category: Random Notes

Around 6:30 we will know the fate of a UK recruit that many think will help the Cats become a force to deal with next year.  Earlier today Terrence Ross let it be known that they wouldn’t be going to the same school.  If that’s true then its good news for Kentucky and Kansas fans.  We should find out soon.

Here is a link to the presser that hopefully will be good news for the Big Blue Nation.

Apr 30

The TGR Derby Pick

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Category: Random Notes

Everytime I come around yo city, Bling bling, Pinky ring worth about fifty, Bling bling, Everytime I buy a new ride, Bling bling, Lorenzos on Yokahama tires

Bling bling!  Who likes free money!  Shake your tail feathers at your computer!  Not sure why, other than to greatly entertain your co-workers. It has been a while since the TGR Pick has rocked your world and your bank account, seems it was around the same time that those damn dirty hillbillies came out of them there mountains and bitch slapped our bare ass’s, but that is neither here nor there.  We have proven our gambling genius when it comes to college basketball, now we will show our skills when it comes to the other thoroughbreds, the four legged variety.

As always, the boys and girls out in the lot sitting on their tailgates have put together their collective minds to pick for you, the winner of the 136th Kentucky Derby.  We have really gone out of our way to provide to you the most comprehensive Derby information available, and not only do we have a winner for you, we have 2nd place, 3rd place, and 4th place picked for you too.  This brings all of the exotic bets in play for you, our loving readers!

We will start just out of the money with our 4th place finisher…

13. Jackson Bend 15-1

I just wonder which Jackson’s Bend this horse is referring to, Michael’s, Phil’s, Tito’s, Janet’s, or Marty’s (Former Winchester Police Chief).

3rd Place- Show: 17. Dublin 12-1

This horse’s name describes what everyone betting on the Derby is hoping to do with their money, or he’s Irish.

2nd Place-Place: 2. Ice Box 10-1

In the movie, Little Giants, there is a girl who is torn between football and cheerleading.  Her father coach’s football and she is very good at football, but she wants to be more girly and more like Al Bundy’s kids.  Her nickname in the movie is ‘Ice Box’, because she is breaking beotches off! How Rick Moranis did not win the Oscar that year is still a mystery to me.

1st Place-Win: 11. Devil May Care 10-1

After the year Rachel Alexandra, Zenyatta, Oprah, and lady gaga have had, how can you go against the girl?

No matter what Tim McGraw tells you in sappy old country songs, do indeed, take the girl!

Others receiving votes:

Noble’s Promise, Awesome Act, Stately Victor, Sidneys Candy, Conveyance, and Super saver.  I had to make sure everyone felt important.

So, to review, here are your top four and your money making horses for Saturday’s Derby…

11. Devil May Care
2. Ice Box
17. Dublin
13. Jackson Bend

Now go make some money!  If you have a pick, put it in the comments section, and you will be given many props if you have the winner!  Good Luck!

Apr 30

Is there Tailgating at the Derby?

Posted by: Ryan at 10:00 am | Leave a Comment (12)
Category: Random Notes

Is this a rhetorical question? No!!!!!!!!!!! I am pretty sure that the whole point of the Derby is an excuse to party….. Get there and in as early as you can, walk through the gates and don’t hang out at your own car, with your buddies, chugging beers at 9AM. I know you want to get as amped up as possible for the day that’s about to be, but trust me. Whatever you can accomplish in this time will either wear off before you get in, or put your day off to a terrible start.

If you are headed to the infield, partying is the point of emphasis. Millionaire’s row, most likely not. I’ve been both places and they are completely different. Don’t show up to the Millionaires elevator wearing a wife-beater, camo-cargos, aviator shades, sandals, a farmers tan and sandals….. The two don’t mix. Same goes for the other side of the track, don’t venture through the tunnel and surface in the infield wearing a sear-sucker, bow-tie, sipping a $1,000 mint julep…. The two don’t mix.

Folks, this isn’t classy Keenland. This is the Derby. 100,000 plus soaking up the sun in the middle of a horse track, mud-diving, port-o-potty tipping, fighting, sweaty, flashing, weirdos looking to party and thats it. Once you enter it’s like jail, you don’t get out of there until your allowed. So what if the person next to you smells like b.o. and has been ripping his bong all day. So what if the beer line is longer than the track itself. So what if the portojohns are full (not talking about occupancy either). So what if that nasty old lady in front of you keeps flashing her baggettes.

This is Kentucky, this is the Derby, and if you want to tailgate before you go in be my guest. It won’t help you much! What you should be focusing on is how to take whatever tailgating supplies you have in mind through the gates with you…. Hell, you’ve paid an arm and a leg for a ticket to get in… Why can’t you duct tape two fifths to your inner thighs and slide past security. The fun of the Derby isn’t the horse racing. It’s how creative you can be sneaking your booze in.

So fill that watermelon full of vodka with a syringe, strap that IV bag full of tequila to your buttocks, and stock up on pints of Jimmy Beemer…. (Trust me, you don’t want to pay $10 for a beer, or $15 for a hot bourbon and coke)…. Save that money for a race or two, that’s all you will be able to pay attention to anyways. There is too much more going on out there for worrying about Tailgating before you go in.

Apr 30

Sloppy Conditions Anyone?

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Category: General News

The TGR weatherman says that there is an 80% chance of rain tomorrow for the Derby. Beginning early and heavy at times, the rain will taper off later in the day but that doesn’t mean it’s gone. There will be spotty Severe Thunder storms with a possibility for a tornado. They are predicting 4-6 total inches of rain! That’s a lot of wet drops. If you are a gambling man, I’d be studying horses that run well in sloppy conditions, but that’s just my 2 cents.

We’ve seen it before. Derby is almost always a weather event. Sometimes it pours, sometimes it snows, sometimes is 90, sometimes it is 50. It’s just the nature of the beast in the Ohio-River-Valley.

If you have two good fits and you are going to both the Oaks and the Derby wear the good one today! Tomorrow could end up looking like this:

Apr 30

Friday Morning Links

Posted by: Ryan Richardson at 8:17 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Random Notes

Terrence Jones will make his college decision today at 6:30. Come back a little later today for a link to the press conference.

Oregon Live:  Despite many rumors yesterday that Terrence Jones would be a Cat, people think even he doesn’t know where he will go.

Seattle Times has a great article about where Terrence Jones will go.  (with video)

Downtown Express has a great article on Doron Lamb; hoping that his story will inspire kids in his diverse community.

Rivals final rankings for the class of 2010.

This Sports Illustrated journalist thinks Brandon Knight has changed the game even before he sets foot on the floor.

Andy Katz thinks Eric Bledsoe is a lock for the first round, especially after John Wall’s tweet about how they had to call the Fire Department cause Bledsoe caused a flood.

Can Coach Calipari coach three straight NBA Rookies of the Year?

Jody Demlings has his edition of Thursday nuggets with some great information.

Coach Cal will sign his empty Makers Mark bottles at Legends game May 8.

Larry Vaught has some SEC notes on the 2010 NFL Draft.

The Bleacher Report list the 10 most awesome Mascot dunks of all time.

In case you haven’t heard it, Eminem put out a song that rips Ben Roethlisberger.


Apr 29

A little Terrence Jones for ya

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Category: Recruiting

Apr 29

Funny Wall Tweet

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Category: General News

Wall just tweeted:

“Just got done puttin in work!!! E Bled just had the whole Lexington fire people cum to Joe craft cause he caused a flood in the gym crazy…”