Colin Cowherd Gets The Early Boot
I wrote this article back in April wishing for the comeuppance of Colin Cowherd. I know you should never wish ill will on anyone, but I can certainly promise I will not be shedding any tears for the notoriously nefarious personality.
My opinion is that this will be the beginning of a long fall from "grace" for Cowherd, and it could not have happened to a nicer guy. Although he was already leaving The Worldwide Leader, the front office of ESPN has fired Cowherd after his comments about Dominicans.
"It's too complex? I've never bought into that ‘baseball is too complex.' Really? A third of the sport is from the Dominican Republic. The Dominican Republic has not been known in my lifetime as having world-class academic abilities."
Some of the better tweets regarding the ordeal:
Pedro Martinez on Colin Cowherd: 'He needs to get to my level to answer him. I’m in the Hall of Fame.' http://t.co/h5J4oPUzT1— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) July 26, 2015
Breaking: John Wall has chimed in on the premature Colin Cowherd parting w/ESPN http://t.co/8Sum11qIM9 pic.twitter.com/RRun5A3kJj— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) July 24, 2015
Colin Cowherd said something dumb. Related: Today is a day that ends in "Y"— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) July 24, 2015
The number of lazy, stereotypical, harmful comments Colin Cowherd has made about different people groups is staggering. Enjoy, Fox!— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) July 24, 2015
Colin Cowherd needs to stop talking about Dominicans, baseball, and possibly sports too. http://t.co/ngbFijaOEc pic.twitter.com/EKeXJQMTgI— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 24, 2015
TWEET OF THE DAY
This very random tweet comes from our very own Derek Willis.
I love seeing hot moms drive minivans— Derek Willis (@derek_willis33) July 26, 2015
Coaches For Kids Bourbon and Cigar Social
The UK Coaches for Kids annual "Bourbon and Cigars Dinner" was this weekend. The event was started back when Coach Rich Brooks was here and continues under Coach Mark Stoops.
Two Wildcat friends Jason Huber (@UKHUBER) and Todd Harris (@tgh3316) attended last night and got their picture with Brooks and Stoops. The event was a success and continues to build on itself each season. This year's total money raised was over $200,000; all for pediatric cancer research.
Yessir! Love it! RT @UKHUBER: @tgh3316 @UKCoachStoops @UKcoachbrooks and myself. What a fun night with the boys. pic.twitter.com/N8wPZ3S3fV— tgh3316 (@tgh3316) July 26, 2015
Thanks to all who attended the Coaches for the Kids event last night. Record breaking night! All for pediatric cancer pic.twitter.com/GKvOZFT0do— Mark Stoops (@UKCoachStoops) July 26, 2015
UK Target Miles Bridges embarrassed a guy
With Coach Cal watching on, Bridges cocked back and dropped the hammer on a defender with a coolness like the other side of the pillow... as the late great Stuart Scott would say.
"WHY DID HE JUMP?!" Preview of @MilesBridges01 POSTERIZING DEFENDER with @JohnCalipari watching!! pic.twitter.com/rXDJHvcYRs— Lit Fuse Productions (@LitFuse_) July 26, 2015
Mychael Mulder Balling Out
So far, one of the surprises of the summer pickup games has been Mychal Mulder. Many thought he would fill a shooting need, but according to Matt Jones he is hearing that Mulder has been displaying a much broader skill set and some eye-popping athleticism. Devin Booker light maybe?
Malik Monk Drops 34
Significant UK target Malik Monk scored 34 points while hitting 6 three-pointers and led his team to the title at "The 8" tournament finals.
UK Football DT Target Kobe Smith Cuts List
Kobe Smith was recently on campus and he is deciding Wednesday night between our 'Cats, NC State, and Miami. This would be a great pull by the staff.
2016 Archer (Ga.) High DT Kobe Smith @k9be5 will announce his college decision Wednesday night. Deciding between pic.twitter.com/ypnmmn9lgG— Patrick Loney (@PatrickLoney) July 27, 2015
Bye Bye Johnny Beisbol
The beginning of the Cincinnati Reds fire sale has begun, Johnny Cueto was shipped to AL Central leading Kansas City. We will miss you Johnny Beisbol.
Fare thee well, Johny Cueto. We'll always have the wiggle fresh in mind. pic.twitter.com/CY9XXKs3B2— Wick Terrell (@wickterrell) July 26, 2015
Cole Hamels Throws A No-No
Camels threw a no-hitter over the weekend and the last out... well, it was interesting
The People's Elbow TD Celebration
An AFL player decided to conduct a TD celebration paying homage to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson. I am not gonna lie, I loved it too, Rock.
This AFL player got the ultimate praise for his People’s Elbow TD celebration: http://t.co/I4rnyOmmnT pic.twitter.com/we3SO0yr4a— SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) July 26, 2015
Key and Peele Coming To An End
The Comedy Central show 'Key and Peele' is coming to an end after this 5th and final season. I love the show and hate to see it go. It is pretty significant they were able to put together five seasons of sketch comedy. Most run out of steam after a few seasons.