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Oh, how I wish I was Jerry Reynolds of the Kings broadcast crew if only for these 10 seconds…
You may have already heard, but UK redshirt freshman, Ryan Mossakowski is transferring. He told some folks tonight that he is looking for a place where he has a good shot to play early on. He said that he felt the coaching staff was favoring Morgan Newton as the starter going into the spring, but that was not the reason for his transfer.
I would have loved to have seen Moss get a shot in the bowl game after Hartline was suspended. Not only would we have gotten a chance to see what he can do in live game action, he may not have felt he needed to transfer. The sad thing about the high school All-American’s career at UK is that we never saw him throw a pass.
For those of you who wanted to see Morgan Newton as Kentucky’s starter in 2010, 2011 looks to be your year!
Our main man Keith “bulldog” Bogans has finally found his groove in the city of the wind. Although he’s earned some criticism from fans, combined with a slow start since he was traded from Orlando, Bogans has reverted back to the defensive presence he used to be that got him into the league in the first place.
Bogans’ coaches, teammates and Chicago staff have taken note.
“People always seem to get mad because I’m not producing offensively… They need to understand that’s not why I’m here. I’m on the floor with Luol (Deng), Derrick (Rose), Carlos (Boozer) … there aren’t a lot of shots for me and Kurt (Thomas). I’m not saying that’s a bad thing. People saying I shouldn’t be starting motivates me. I love playing here. I love Chicago. I love the Bulls. It’s all fun for me. I’ve been playing for a while, man. Sometimes it falls. Sometimes it doesn’t. The main thing is getting up shots. I never get down on myself if I’m making or missing. It’s just playing basketball. That’s a plus if I’m making shots. My job is to defend. I do feel like every shot I take needs to go in. I don’t get a lot of shots. So the ones I get I need to make. I practice the shots I’m going to get in games. That’s corner 3s. I try to space the floor.”
Good afternoon looks! I hope that all of your lunches entered your stomachs in a satisfactory manner and exit in the same fashion. Yes, I realize I am probably the only person who has wished you a good bowel movement today. That is just the kind of guy I am. Around 10 am Sunday, after a long night of vodka and cranberry concoctions, I was wishing someone had wished me “happy trails” in the ladies room. As much as I would love to continue on with this conversation, we must move on to the task at hand which is announcing our newest TGR Looker of the Week.
I must admit that this was a tough week for TGR to nail down a solid winner of our weekly award. We decided that it would be to easy to honor those involved in Kentucky’s “Larry Brown-gate”. After rereading that sentence, it sounds like I have returned to my original bathroom talk, but I haven’t. LHL’s Jerry Tipton, hater of all things fun or UK, got everyone fired up this weekend over possible violations committed by Kentucky by having Larry Brown in and around the program last week. DeWayne Peevy, Josh Harrellson, Sandy Bell, and a cast of characters were mentioned by Tipton and it is all ridiculous. The “ridiculousness” does not end with those around UK or Tipton; it stretches all the way to Indy and the NCAA’s actual rule which reads, “22.214.171.124.1.4 Use of outside Consultants. An institution may use or arrange for a temporary consultant to provide in-service training for the coaching staff, but no interaction with student athletes is permitted unless the individual is counted against the applicable coaching limits. An outside consultant may not be involved in any on- or off-field or on- or off-court coaching activities (e.g., attending practices and meetings involving coaching activities, formulating game plans, analyzing video involving the institution’s or opponent’s team) without counting the consultant in the coaching limitations in that sport. (Adopted: 1/10/92, Revised: 3/10/04) “The answer to this problem is that UK hires Larry Brown and he is no longer a “temporary consultant”.
My second choice was going to be to take a swing at the most useless sporting event in the world not involving ice and/ or Vuvuzelas, the NFL Pro Bowl. Surely I don’t have to explain to you or the NFL that any sporting event where Terry Bradshaw is in the booth is not a real sporting event. Terry is more suited for a World’s Strongest Man broadcast than anything legitimate.
If you take the time to read about UK athletics on the internet everyday, you probably know that Wednesday is National Signing Day. National Signing Day occurs each year on the first Wednesday of February and is the first day high school seniors can sign a binding National Letter of Intent to play college sports. Not only is it a huge day in the life of 18 year old children, it is an even bigger day, in some cases, for 40 something year olds who dedicate their lives to the pursuit of teenage boys. If you don’t know who I am talking about, good, “recruiting analyst” and “recruiting experts” are not worthy of your acknowledgment. I have no way of knowing what these people’s motives are; it is all very strange to me.
They spend the better part of their time calling and or following young, talent riddled boys in order to find out where these young men are going to spend the next 4 or fewer years of their lives. They go from high school to high school, tournament to tournament, and coast to coast in order to get the “scoop” on a young man’s future. Most of these men’s every waking moment are spent tracking the location and mood of 18 year old boys. I know that I am occasionally known as an outcast myself, but am I the only one who sees this is being creepy as hell?
With signing day creeping up on us, the FaceBook and Twitter worlds are lighting up with info from these folks about all of the big names still left on the boards across the country. Personally, I feel weird reading all of the odd information about these kids online, I can’t imagine how dirty I would feel if I was actually gathering the information.
It is my distinct honor, on this national Signing Day week, to announce this week’s TGR Looker of the Week as all of the creepy recruiting experts around the country! No one rocks a pair of Adidas nylon pants, a tucked in 1994 Little Caesar’s Invitational t-shirt, a 20 year old starter jacket, and a clipboard better than you. What one man considers being creepy, another man considers to be a passion. Here’s to all of the teenaged boys telling you where they will go to school before they tell the other guy hoping for the same thing!
|1||Ohio State (31)||22-0||775|
|6||San Diego State||21-1||592|
UPDATE: The Cats are 10th in the AP poll alongside Vanderbilt at no. 23 and Louisville comes in at 15.
I remember it like yesterday:
Clay Travis over at SEC AOL Fanhouse wrote a great piece late last week on why Texas A&M should make the jump to the SEC in the coming months. Good read when you have time. Here are the 5 key points within the article:1. The SEC would be willing to stay at 13 teams if need-be. 2. Texas A&M can’t compete with Texas absent the cachet of the SEC. 3. What will the future hold for the less desirable Big 12 schools? 4. The moment the Big 12 collapsed, Texas could sign a new deal with ESPN that would include all its games. 5. The time to move, if Texas A&M can, is now.
While I like the addition of A&M to the SEC I don’t like the idea of being a lopsided conference. As if the addition of a team isn’t enough, imagine the scheduling conflicts an odd number of teams would produce. If the SEC chooses to add a 13th we need to go ahead and add another for the simple fact of a balanced East and West.
There’s no better way to start off the week than seeing a most awesome mullet on Monday morning. I pride myself in being somewhat of an amateur paparazzi, well at least when it comes to mullets and other hideous sites. Every Monday morning, I will give you your weekly dose of Mullet mania straight from my own iphone camera. I’m not ripping other sites off, these are all original pics from yours truly.
Talk About A Diamond In The Rough…
I found this gem while losing money at the boat this weekend. This fine specimen is what I like to call a “Kentucky Waterfall”.
Notice the precision cut that that enables the scalp fat to appear to be boulders, while the tight rubber band creates the mouth of the waterfall.
This is definitely a 7.5/10. Had he taken the time to curl or even brush that thing, you would be seeing a solid 9!
A word to the wise, using a camera in a casino is PROHIBITED, and they don’t care how great the mullet is.