It has officially begun, that annual ritual of students and fans camping out to get into Big Blue Madness. Apparently, some students are better at pitching tents than others. Hat tip: Deadspin.
Tweet of the Morning:
How do you know yours is a football school? Your hoops coach has an in-home w/ the #1 prospect in the country, yet nary an update to be had.— Jeff C. (@JC_Hoops) September 20, 2012
Yep. That pretty much says it all.
Your quickies follow the jump.
Kill, Kill, Kill. Jerry Kill went for it on 4th and 15 in a game against Western Michigan where the Golden Gophers were only up 28-17. Jerry Kill is out of giveadamns, and it is glorious. (Minnesota won, and is still undefeated on the season despite looking horrendous at times against mediocre competition, but Jerry Kill don't see no pageant banners out there, dude.)
Just a sampling of the fun in this week's Alphabetical.
Will this be us after Saturday? Too much familiar in here not to be possible.
#8 gets it just about exactly right.
The geeks among us will find this fascinating. As a card-carrying geek, I know I do.
Ah, I say leave 'em in. That gives us a chance to maybe blow one up and score or even force them to punt.
Is my lack of confidence in this week's game beginning to show? I'm trying to hide it, but ...
And not-so-prolific defense. Or scoring offense. Or scoring defense. Or... That's enough, I think.
Welcome to the Big Blue Nation! We're glad to have you, just be prepared for some frustration with the football team. But don't give up, there is always basketball!
I'm sure most of you saw this brutal fight on other sites, and it really is ugly stuff. I'm glad to see that the police will be taking the matter seriously, as someone could have been seriously injured, especially when the guy was on the ground taking kicks to the head.
What has given people the idea that it's okay to kick people who are down nowadays? Nobody ever did that when I was growing up, and I saw my share of fights.
Which end of the continuum do you suppose we fall on?
UK coach John Calipari reportedly has made an offer to Jahlil Okafor, the top rated post player in the Class of 2014. The story broken by Jason Jordan of USA Today.
I'm sure JC will have more about this later.
Just wow. And the root of it was apparently during his tenure at Louisville. Maybe this explains what's going wrong at Arkansas, at least a little.
Yeah. And in other news...
Thank goodness Colorado seems to be worse than we are, and is soaking up much more of the disdain.
I hope the tumors are benign and Williams returns soonest. We make fun of him, but he's a very nice man and a very good coach.
Would it make you feel better, Rick, to know that I was embarrassed as well?
Didn't think so.
Third in the series.
Kentucky is tied for #125. Louisville is tied for #160. Schadenfreude.
Is this really a trap game for Florida? Maybe a little. They certainly have no reason to fear us.
Any difference between what IU, including Myles Brand, did to cover up player abuse & what took Penn St? bit.ly/Up8tdp— Marc Isenberg (@marcisenberg) September 20, 2012