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Aug 31

Another John Wall Interview

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Category: Basketball

Aug 31

Crawford Taken in D-League Expansion Draft

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Category: Basketball

Joe Crawford found himself a spot on the new Texas Legends D-league squad today as he was selected in the draft. Click here for more.

Aug 31

Who’d Ya Rather???

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Category: Random Notes

Who’d you rather have cheer your team to victory?

Aug 31

Which Cat Will Win the 1st Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award?

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Category: Football

Today the Louisville Sports Commission (Whatever the heck that is) announced that the most valuable player in this year’s Governor’s Cup will receive the Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award.

“It is a source of great pride for me to become a part of the Governor’s Cup Football Game,” the ex-Wildcat player and cardinal coach said, “This intense rivalry has become the defining game for collegiate football within the Commonwealth of Kentucky.”

Schnellenberger  was an All-American tight end at UK under Blanton Collier and later became head coach at Louisville after winning the National Championship while coach at the University of Miami. Schnellenberger currently is head coach and director of football operations at Florida Atlantic University.  He brought his FAU team to Lexington recently to receive a good ol’ fashioned country butt beatin’, but he took it gracefully.

So, is there any doubt who the favorite is to win the inaugural Howard Schnellenberger MVP Award?  I would set the odds like this…

R. Cobb: 2-1

D. Locke: 2.5-1

C. Matthews: 5-1

D. Evans: 5-1

M. Hartline: 6-1

D. Trevathan: 7-1

W. Guy, Jr.: 10-1

Aug 31

TGR’s Tuesday Tweets

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Category: Random Notes


Randall Cobb: “I been waitin too long long long, tellin everybody we abt to be on on on on “

Aaron Boyd: “Throwin up in the huddle n!99@ Willie Beamen! Game week “

Tristian Johnson: “1 Level Above. they ask where you at i just say up here. lol “

Randall Burden: “Tired of this kind of BS “

Chris Matthews: “My bad y’all for that last tweet I had to say something about that but good morning about to put some work in “

Dakota Tyler: “Just paid $100 worth of parkin tickets! $hitty… “

Moncell Allen: “Getting a massage so the legs can be right for the ville. “

La’Rod King: “Think I’m gonna watch some film to tonight gotta get my mind right…..radcliff what up “

Jake Lewellen: “So happy for my boy Luke.He has earned this start!”

Ryan Wallace: “Congrats to bghs junior O lineman Joe Manley on getting an offer from UK today. Let’s see if we can’t get another purple in blue. “

Martavius Neloms : “Jus came ta da shop ta get a line up real quik. Nw finna head ta class n a lil while ta get dis sophmore year undaway “

Joker Phillips: “Be GAMEDAY Ready an join the UK Alumni Association for pre-game tailgate on Saturday. “ “LTC Abell, Joe Brummett & former UK QB Freddie Maggard from the KY National Guard visited practice today”

John Calipari: “One of my favorite people is erin Andrews, even though she’s a Gator. We all voted for her when she was Dancing with the Stars. “ “It’s confirmed that she is coming to UK for our Women’s Clinic on Oct. 6th. “ “I want her to talk about her career in sports and she’s also going to teach a few dance moves. “

Anthony Davis: “On my way to rehab to get this ankle right…..Mike Gillie wat up “

Stacey Poole: “Mannnnnn I’m starving! “

Terrence Jones: “Guess it’s time to stop dreaming bout who I wanna be and get ready to start my focus on who I’m gonna be “

Eloy Vargas: “HELLO LEX!! N BBN!! “

Jon Hood: “Lost a bet with Josh and have to rock the hawk for pictures tonight! “

John Wall: “Wheels up!!! “

Rich Brooks: “On the way to Yankee stadium and the game with the A’s. “ “Seventh inning strech-Yankees up 11-4. Great night!! “ “Riding Am Track to Philly on a nice morning. Golf at Merion later today. “

Aaron Kall: “Larry Vaught says Calipari has told friends he’s turned down requests from top 10 players to come to UK’s Big Blue Madness “

Alan Cutler: “Is that the real Daniel Orton who said he was in spin class ? “

Bill Simmons: “Didn’t see USA nearly choke vs. Brazil. House texted that we ran the Clogged Toilet offense down the stretch. Glad I missed it. “

Bluegrass Baseball: “Former UK 1B Gunner Glad and LHP Logan Darnell (Elizabethton), former UofL LHP Bob Revesz (Johnson City) will play in App League playoffs “

Cameron Mills: “It’s happening. Richie is running for Lt Governor. First step to… “

Chuck Dunlap: “: Mark Ingram to miss San Jose State Game with knee injury: “

Darren Rovell: “Unfortunate auction of the day: Gilbert Arenas signed throwback “BULLETS” jersey “

Dick Vitale: “If Manny can be Manny the White Sox will have a chance too catch. The Twins! “

Dick Weiss: “austin rivers, kyle wiltjer, myck kobongo, james mac adoo co-mvps at boost 24 elite game. “

Evan Daniels: “Reds are ballin’! “

Brian Eldridge: “According to the Mobile Press Register Rashad Cunningham has committed to Kentucky” “Cunningham is a 3* WR 6-4 200-pounds. Runs a 4.4. He’s UK’s 19th commit. “

Jeff Goodman: “Was told Terrence Jones was a significant factor in luring Kyle Wiltjer to commit to Kentucky. “

Marc Maggard: “News Flash: Matt Jones is writing stories about UK players and doesn’t even know their names… it’s LUKE McDermott, not JAKE as Matt says “

Brett Dawson: “Luke McDermott swarmed by reporters today. Says he’d never done post-practice interviews before. “

Anthony Wireman: “WVU’s joe mazzulla and dalton pepper were caught peeing in the streets and issued citations in Morgantown early Sunday morning… “ “Chane Behanan will no longer visit WVU this weekend; he will head to Louisville again instead… “

Daniel Orton: “You can’t ever ask GOD for specifics because GOD has a sense of humor. Sometimes you might get what you want and more! “

Kentucky Colonel: “Not much to report from Tuesday’s football practice. UK coach Joker Phillips said practice had “a lot of energy and a lot of enthusiasm.” “

James Pennington: “Talked to HS coach of prospect Mike Rose (Simpsonville, S.C.). Mike is making an official to Louisville for UK/UofL. Both schools after him. “

Lost Letterman: “Just saw an online ad for a Heart concert on a newspaper website. No wonder the industry is dying, They still think it’s the mid-80s “

Aug 31

Joker Lands Another One

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Category: Recruiting

This time it’s Alabama’s Davidson High product Rashad Cunningham for Joker and the coaching staff. Cunningham is a 6’4″ wideout with size and speed and is listed as a 3-star by

Rashad was being courted by the likes of Miss. St., Louisville, Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama, among others.

Cunningham is Joker’s 19th committment for 2011, giving the Cats one of their best recruiting classes thus far.

Whatever Cal and Joker are using I want some! It works!

Aug 31

TGR’s Season Predictions

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Category: Football

The extremely over paid and under-worked contributors of Tailgate Review have summoned the powers of their ’thinking bones’ in order to bring to you their 2010 predictions for our wonderful Wildcats football squad.  So that you can later mock and laugh at them for such idiotic judgments, I will now share with you their thoughts.

I asked each of them for their prediction of Kentucky’s record and the teams they believe the cats will take down in 2010…

Samuel Clemmons: 7-5

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, South Carolina, Mississippi  State, Charleston Southern, and Vanderbilt

Ryan Richardson: 8-4

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee,

Graham Johns: 8-4

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee

Matt Puckett: 7-5

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee

Ryan Fertig: 9-3

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, South Carolina, Auburn, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee

Mary Alice Hounshell: 8-4

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, South Carolina, Mississippi State, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee

Ralph Lee: 8-4

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, Ole Miss, Georgia, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt and Tennessee

Nasty Nate: 7-5

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, Mississippi State, Auburn, Charleston Southern, and Vanderbilt

R.A. Pedigo: 8-4

Wins over Louisville, Western Kentucky, Akron, Mississippi State, Auburn, Charleston Southern, Vanderbilt, and Tennessee

Feel free to stick your season prediction in the comment section and at the end of the year, we will resurface this post to see how wrong or right we all were. Go cats!

Aug 31

4 Days Until Kickoff…

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Category: Football

The Kentucky vs. Louisville game has no doubt turned into a spring board game for both teams.  The winner gains a huge amount of momentum going into their conference games and normally ends up in a bowl game with a decent record.  We can all agree that a bowl game is very important as Kentucky fans have found out over the past 4 years.  The top 25 recruiting class that the Cats currently lay claim to can be attributed to that fact.  Saying that, it is truly the fans that come away with the most satisfaction when their team wins the Governor’s Cup.  There is no better feeling than having that trump card in your back pocket while discussing sports with a crazed cardinal fan.

This trump card will go down as the greatest in Governor’s Cup history for the Wildcats.  Tom Leach’s call still gives me chills.  The feeling cats fans had when Johnson got into the end zone is something that may never be duplicated.  It never gets old…

Aug 31

Rivalry Week: Tuesday Links

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Category: Random Notes

Richie Farmer will run for Lt. governor with David Williams.

Another video on newly committed Cat Kyle Wiltjer.

Quincy Miller and Kentucky have parted ways.

Gary Parrish thinks that Quincy Miller could commit to Louisville this weekend.

Could the signing of Wiltjer basically give Pitino Miller, Bello, Wroten, and Behanan?

One of Larry Vaught’s readers, shares his memory of the late Melvin Turpin.

Apparently Coach Cal has told top 10 recruits that they couldn’t come to Big Blue Madness.

Coach Cal gives us some news on upcoming events.


Chip Cosby updates on the injuries to some Cats.

John Clay:  It’s only one game, but it’s also the game.

Cats Pause released the depth chart yesterday.

Many people are asking, who is Luke McDermott?  John Clay answers that question.

Coach Phillips isn’t feeling the first game jitters just yet.

Aaron Smith of the Kentucky Kernel gives some insight on the defensive line of Kentucky.

UK Athletics has a several videos with players about the upcoming game. has a 4 part preview on the Kentucky/Louisville series.

Big Blue Country Bar and Grill is having a pep rally on Friday September 3.

Here is Joker Phillips press conference video and quotes.

Tom Leach:  Video of center Matt Smith taking about the Louisville game.

DE DeQuin Evans on defending the spread offense.

Aug 30

Game Week Turtle Man Action!

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Category: Random Notes