Good morning and happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen of BBN. I didn't watch the NFL Draft last night, but apparently there was some drama. We'll get to that below.
Tweets of the Morning
29 years ago today, John Bosa was drafted No. 16 overall. Joey goes No. 3. Dad made the Kiper guide in '87. pic.twitter.com/d8QegypWdH— Chris Sprow (@SprowESPN) April 29, 2016
Dolphins need to protect Tannehill and they hope they're getting a motivated Tunsil with a chip on his shoulder. Risk I would've taken here— Todd McShay (@McShay13) April 29, 2016
- ESPN projects UK to have the sixth best receivers and tight ends next season. Sounds about right to me as those units have loads of potential even if I would quibble putting UK ahead of UT. Notice three teams UK must beat this fall (Vandy, Mizzou, and South Carolina) are the last three teams in the rankings.
- John Clay writes the NFL Draft illustrates why UofL is getting the better of UK on the field. Pretty much.
- Mitch Barnhart spoke to the media about Matthew Mitchell and the UK women's basketball team yesterday. Must feel it's serious.
Other Kentucky sports
- No. 22 baseball team travels to Auburn this weekend. The Tigers are 18-23 on the season, and UK hopefully sweeps.
- The men's tennis team features The Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-SEC selection.
- The No. 11 softball team defeated UofL last night 2-1. UK reached 40 wins (with 11 losses) in a season for only the fourth time in the program's history. UofL falls to 32-11.
- The NCAA changed its mind on satellite camps. This is unequivocally a good thing for recruits, mid- and bottom-tier FBS schools, and the even smaller colleges that use these events the same way remoras feast upon a larger shark's leftovers to identify talent on a budget. And, it's good for UK.
- Robert Nkemdiche was drafted late in the first round by the Arizona Cardinals. He was the top-ranked player coming out of high school three years ago. SB Nation wrote a long piece on how his family is a negative influence.
Other sports news
- Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil had a rough night. His Twitter and Instagram pages were hacked releasing embarrassing information. On top of that, in a later press conference he admitted to taking money while at Ole Miss. Here is the reaction at the Ole Miss blog Red Cup Rebellion.
- Deadspin reports someone has been shopping the gas mask video for at least the last few weeks. SMH.
- The first round of the NFL Draft happened last night. Yahoo provided some grades. How'd your team do?
- Here are the biggest names for today's proceedings. I was surprised to wake up and see Myles Jack didn't get drafted. Maybe his knee isn't better?
- NL batting champ is suspended 80 games.
- Atlanta advances to face Cleveland in the next round of the NBA Playoffs.
- The best thing about Curt Schilling continuing to see himself as a victim, and later saying dumb things regarding his current lot in life, is the liturgical napalming it inspires. Money paragraph:
There’s a truly harmful belief that the right to say something is the same as the right to have it taken seriously. In this line of thinking, all voices are equally valid—even those that would deny rights to large swaths of people. Dismissively, it’s called the "gotta hear both sides" fallacy. In practice, it normalizes the crazy and the evil and the stupid by implying that everyone deserves to have even actively harmful beliefs treated respectfully. They don’t, and hate is not just an opinion, like preferring blue to orange.
- Aerobic workouts are the only thing we know of that creates more neurons in our brains.
- Game of Thrones has totally bungled the Dorne plot line, probably for the sake of expediency and budget, but they still could have made it better (Book and Show Spoilers).
- Please stop hugging your dog. They don't like it.