I'm not sure if you heard, but the Kentucky Wildcats lost their first game of the season to the Florida Gators last night. I was joined by A Sea of Blue editors Keith Garrett and James Streble to talk shop. There was a lot to say, so this is our longest recorded podcast to date. If you make it to the end, then you're rewarded with an ASoB merit badge.
First, we talk about our frustration level. Then we transition to talking specifically about the offense. Topics in this section include:
- Has the offense played poorly due to strength of schedule or because of systemic issues?
- The woes of the offensive line.
- The likelihood of Drew Barker becoming the starter.
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Second, we discuss the defense. Topics in this section include:
- Did the defense's performance against Florida signal improvement or was the Gators' offense that bad?
- The secondary is better.
- Denzil Ware has exceeded expectations.
Third, Keith attended the game as a member of the press. He gives us insight on the atmosphere to include, but not limited to: tailgating, press booth, and the Cat Walk. We also ponder what's better: Shreveport, LA or Tampa, FL.
Finally, we discuss out-sized expectations inflating capabilities, fans Tweeting players, football ain't basketball, nut jobs on message boards, and we wax philosophic on bloggers pumping sunshine - for the sake of web clicks - being a detriment to wider expectations. It's a topic I could talk about for days, but will avoid because I doubt many care about "inside baseball" blogging talk. Oh, and we also talk about Ryan Timmons in the last three minutes.
It served as therapy for the three of us; hopefully, it does you too. We close on a positive note.
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