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Kentucky takes on Louisville. Pitino bothered by one Kentucky game. NFL Pro Bowl rosters. More.

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It’s game day! Kentucky and Louisville will renew the bluegrass rivalry tonight in a battle of fast-paced offense vs. a defensive team. It could be a good game if Louisville manages to slow Kentucky down, but there’s also a chance that Kentucky runs right over Louisville’s defense.

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Let’s hope that those who bet on the Wildcats make a pretty penny tonight.

Your quickies

How to prepare for the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry - CBS Sports
Louisville has the great defense, Kentucky has the great offense....Louisville is favored, but Kyle Boone is taking Kentucky.

How Kentucky and Louisville match up - Herald-Leader
Kentucky has the advantage at four starting positions, but Louisville has the “intangibles,” according to Mark Story. They favor Kentucky to win in a close one.

Five keys to Kentucky-Louisville - WDRB
It’s all about the pace, Mitchell vs. Monk, sharing the basketball, De’Aaron Fox and Kentucky’s scoring.

Media picks for UK - U of L | Courier-Journal
The Courier-Journal has rounded up picks from all sorts of different media members. The majority of them picked Kentucky.

Cats-Cards game preview - NCAA
John Marshall previews the rivalry game, discusses Malik Monk’s scoring and Louisville’s attempt to keep pace with Kentucky.

12 years later, Pitino says one Kentucky-Louisville game bothered him - Herald-Leader
Rick Pitino says that the game where Patrick Sparks traveled and they didn’t call it is the game that bothers him the most. Reminder that Kentucky trailed 32-16 in that game and came back to win. The missed call on Sparks should’ve been the least of Pitino’s worries that game.

Pro Bowl selections, snubs from all teams - ESPN
Tom Brady is in yet another Pro Bowl, as is Joe Thomas. Meanwhile David Johnson is making his first Pro Bowl. Players like Andrew Luck were shockingly left off the roster.

PR affecting too many NFL decisions - NBC Sports
NBC argues that the NFL’s public relations team is affecting too many of the NFL’s decisions. If that’s the case, why do they continue to anger some of their fans so much?

Rams reportedly set on Jon Gruden as top coaching candidate - Fox Sports
I would love to see the Gruden Grinder on the Rams’ sideline. They’d be running a lot of Spider 2 Y Banana!

LeBron passes Moses Malone on all-time scoring list - ESPN
LeBron James has moved up to eighth on the all-time scoring list, passing Moses Malone. Shaq is next on the list.

Van Gundy to Pistons concerned about touches: “Who cares?” - Detroit Free Press
Things are not going well in Detroit. The Pistons held a players only meeting after back-to-back losses, which Stan Van Gundy criticized as he told his players to do their jobs on the floor. Now, when they’re concerned with touches, he says “Who cares?...Do you job.”

Spurs snap Rockets’ 10-game winning streak - USA Today
Patty Mills sunk a three-pointer with 12.9 seconds to play to beat the Houston Rockets 102-100, snapping Houston’s 10-game win streak.

Processed meat might be bad for asthma - BBC News