“KF: We got Knight, we got Gilchrist comin’, we got this guy from Europe who picked Cal and the Cats over Phil Jackson and the Bulls.”
Okay, that’s funny.
Barack Obama (or at least his 2012 campaign) has a Tumblr. I am not surprised by this. I’m a Republican, and probably won’t vote for him (or anyone if this derptastic Repub ends the way I think it will), but Barry-O makes it awful hard not to like him.
I don’t really hate Louisville. I used to, but I don’t now because I am an adult who can accept other people’s viewpoints and experiences and allegiances, at least up to a point. Nazis, fascists, and people who don’t like pork don’t fit into my acceptance-zone, and probably never will.
I won’t participate in Louisville Hate Week or Louisville Hate Day or any of that stuff. I was above all that before it was cool, like my vintage Mercedes-Benz station wagon parked out back. Some of my best friends are Louisville fans. They take me to their games sometimes, which is a nice gesture as long as it does not interfere with my ability to watch Kentucky play. And sure, there are idiots in the Louisville fan base, just as there are idiots in the Kentucky fan base. They are blissful in their idiocy, and that’s fine. It just doesn’t suit me. Know what does suit me? These plastic sunglasses from McDonald’s circa 1985.
Will I be pissed if Kentucky loses? Yes, but that’s not going to happen. I was pretty pissed when Kentucky lost to Indiana, but I’m more or less over it now; my burning desire to set acres and acres of Hoosier cornfields on fire has ebbed quite a bit in the past few weeks.
I used to get pretty jacked when Louisville lost a game, now I don’t care as much. I used to hate every player on their squad and each of their illegitimate children. Now I don’t. In fact, there really isn’t one guy on the Cardinal roster I dislike. Russ Smith is one of those love/hate guys for everybody, Siva’s got the right attitude and tries hard, Kyle Kuric is an all around good guy, and Chane Behanan has no idea what he’s talking about but he believes in it and hustles and that’s important. Rick Pitino, who I still think is a sad shell of his former self, has done a great job with a bunch of guys who aren’t as talented as a lot of other teams but are in great shape and really play hard. Good for them.
Just lose on Saturday and we’ll all get along just fine.
College basketball has pretty much blown chunks for the past two weeks for no better reason than “finals and winter break and stuff.” Well, this week, that’s OVAH. Kentucky plays its last lame game against Lamar tonight, Vandy faces a really tough road game at Marquette, and Louisville plays Georgetown, just to name the games on my radar. It should be interesting. Saddle up, conference play is just around the corner.
Kentucky should handle Lamar fairly easily, so I won’t waste too much time other than to say it’ll be interesting to see whether Terrence Jones plays. I’m pretty sure Vanderbilt will lose to Marquette because a) it’s a road game and b) Vandy hasn’t beaten a good team yet this season and has lost to at least two teams it should have beaten. Way to readjust expectations to mediocre, Commies. The best game will be Louisville/Georgetown. The Hoyas are still undefeated but languish down at 18 or something in the polls, maybe because they haven’t really played anybody. Louisville’s only good win really is against Vanderbilt, and they’ve really struggled to win their last two games. Fortunately for the birds, it’s a home game, so they’ll probably win and Chane Behanan will request that the NCAA trophy be shipped to Rick Pitino’s office posthaste.
More on the showdown game later this week.
Not the first time this season we’ve seen the Wildcats play average in the first half and then really well in the second. Loyola (MD) put up 39 in the first, made a bunch of threes, and routinely capitalized on Kentucky turnovers to keep it pretty close in the first. Kidd-Gilchrist had 2 quick fouls so he was somewhat limited, one of which came on his now-patented headlong charge to the basket through at least two defenders. He learned that move from Darius Miller, who did the same thing as his apprentice the following possession. Doron Lamb was electric, though, hitting everything and playing unguardable. Unguarding, though, was Kyle Wiltjer, whose feet needed Red Bull injections.
Second half was much better defensively, though it doesn’t seem like Doron decided to play much. That’s okay, though, because all of the sudden Kyle Wiltjer found his White Boy Academy prowess and started hitting everything he looked at to the tune of 24 points. Davis finished with a double double, Darius and MKG played very well, and Eloy banged around a bit and caused some ruckus. Not so good in the second was Teague, who turned the ball over a tad too much without the offensive production to entirely make up for it. Twany Beckham (B-H-S!) didn’t see the floor much, but did play good defense in the first half to spell Teague and Lamb.
Good second half=20+ point win, which is all we really wanted for Christmas aside from Cardinal annihilation on Dec. 31. Go Cats.
False, but I do appreciate the sentiment.
…It’s who’s around it.”
So…I just saw the Jack Daniels advert on TV and it’s made me thirsty for a JD and coke. Man I’m addicted to that drink.
But it confuses me that it says Whiskey on the bottle when it’s actually a Bourbon…