Monday, July 25, 2011

Super 8: News and Notes

It's that time of year when UK football is starting to steal the thunder from UK basketball. Well, not really. Is that ever the case? No. We agree on that so lets move on.

Las Vegas has posted some early odds for college football and puts the Cats as eight point favorites over the Dirty Birds. UofL fans are already raising hell about this despite some glaring reasons why the Cats are a heavy favorite. I will get to those reasons in a later post. For now, let's just relish the fact that this could be 5 straight wins over UofL and it all started with this:

Stevie got loose. Onto the news:

-Let's keep on the football news for a minute. Andre Woodson is mentoring Morgan Newton and will be a fixture at practice when camp opens soon. Woodson is an ideal pick as a mentor for the junior. As we all know, Woodson had one of the best seasons for a Wildcat quarterback in recent memory and set the NCAA record for pass attempts without an interception his senior year.

-The NFL lockout is finally over!!!! Players and owners agreed on a deal and training camps for some teams will start as early as Wednesday. I knew this would eventually happen. The NFL operates on a profit of over $1 billion a year. No way players and owners pass that up. The NBA is another story since the majority of the teams are losing money. That one may be in for the long hall.

-Shabazz Muhammad cut his list down to 5 and UK seems to be at the top. He texts John Wall on a daily basis. And he can dunk. Man style.

-John Calipari is a marketing genius, we all know that. He is now putting Kentucky in an even brighter spotlight. He is organizing an exhibition game that will showcase the Dominican Republic National Team against some all time UK greats. Those greats are rumored to include John Wall, Eric Bledsoe and Demarcus Cousins. Worth every penny.

-Rick Pitino says that Kyle Kuric will be "unguardable" next season. You can pick yourself up off of the floor from laughing. I think Darius Miller or Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will have a thing or two to say about guarding the slow, overrated walk on. That makes the 1,148th ignorant statement that Three Stacks has made since becoming the coach of Louisville's School for the Criminally Incompetent.

That's all for now. I hope you had fun. I sure did.

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