Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Patrick Patterson will need to be effective on both the defensive and offensive ends of the court for the Wildcats to pull out a victory in Gainesville tonight. However, it is his experience and leadership that will be most important to keep his less experienced teammates from becoming unnerved due to the wild environment that they will be presented with tonight. If the Wildcats can pull out a victory against Florida, the distance to the Indianapolis exit gets a little shorter - oh yeah, and it will give the Big Blue another reason to party.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
In a game which many thought would be a blowout, the Wildcats needed a lot of help from their Cousins to pull out a victory over the Georgia Bulldogs. Additionally, DeAndre Liggins continues to impress and has given some more depth to the UK bench. The Wildcats played horrible at times, but managed to win. Certainly, this proves that the Wildcats will need to bring their best game to the court every night in order to remain undefeated. However, I do not see the Wildcats going undefeated this season. I've always bought into the theory that it's best to get a "wake-up" call during conference play than to go undefeated and get caught "off-guard" in the NCAA tournament.
Florida is up next for the Wildcats on Tuesday night - the Wildcats might just earn their first L. However, given how tight the Georgia game was, I expect the Wildcats to come out pumped up. I'm sure that Coach Cal will use film from yesterday's game to show his young Wildcats what they can't do from here on out if they truly wish to go undefeated this season. Should the Wildcats not come ready to play in Gainesville, the trip back to Lexington could be a rather long one.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Louisville guard Edgar Sosa (according to several media outlets) likened the Rupp experience to walking into hell. For me, the only thing hellish about today's game were the referees and the announcers. The anti-UK agenda was in full-court 'press' mode. In addition, when Seth Davis' panties got all wadded up at halftime, you just knew that the drama wasn't anywhere near being over.
In this year's I-64 clash, it is the Wildcats who come away victors, winning 71-62. Wall, Cousins, and Patterson are beasts. It has been a long time since UK has had warriors that simply refuse to back down to anyone (even when the referees spot their opponent a dozen or so points). For the Cardinals and their well-feathered fans, all the smack talk leading up to today's game bought them a lot of crow - happy dining!
I must say that I believe UK will win easily today. UL has lost some head scratchers this season, and I don't believe that they will get their acts together in time for a win in Rupp Arena today. Bottom line: UK's starting five is light years ahead of the starting five that Louisville will put on the court.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
District 9 (Sci-Fi Awesomeness)
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (Dark, Sad, Powerful)
I Love You, Man (Funny, Ha Ha)
The Blind Side (Best Movie of the Year)
It’s Complicated (Hilarious)
6th Movie: The Fourth Kind (Freaky, Scream Worthy)
Bat For Lashes ~ Two Suns
Brandi Carlile ~ Give Up The Ghost
Neko Case ~ Middle Cyclone
Lady Gaga ~ The Fame Monster (C'mon, the best reason to dance in 2009)
Phoenix ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
6th CD: Andrew Bird ~ Noble Beast