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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Eclipse Aftermath Edition

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The solar eclipse is over, but the hits keep coming for Kentucky football.

Mastercard 'Priceless Recess' Eclipse Event At The Jennings School District in St Louis Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images for Mastercard

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen of the Big Blue Nation, and welcome to the Tuesday Morning Quickies. Yesterday, as you all know, was solar eclipse day, and since the path of totality went through southwestern Kentucky, it was a busy day for folks in that area.

Back when I was in grade school, I remember making a cardboard box eclipse viewer. I recall being underwhelmed, probably because my fascination with science and astronomy had made such mundane astrological occurrences as a solar eclipse seem pale and routine. I confess, that “meh” attitude lingers to this day.

But that wasn’t the case for many, as untold numbers of people went outside to view the rare phenomenon. The next solar eclipse, for those of you interested, will happen just seven years hence.

In non-eclipse news, Kentucky wide receiver Dorian Baker will have to have surgery on his dislocated and broken ankle, and that will likely shelve him for the entire 2017 football season. He may be able to mount a brief comeback at the end, but I’m not optimistic.

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Kentucky football
  • Former UK football commit winds up at Tennessee. Drat.
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  • Former UK Bat Cats star AJ Reed making noise:
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  • Word.
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  • New York Post writer Phil Mushnick trashes Mike Krzyzewski for recruiting Marvin Bagley III. Money graf:

Imagine what those desensitized, TV-celebrated “Cameron Crazies” would do to Bagley if he played at Duke for UNC, North Carolina St. or Kentucky. They’d mob-trash him as a one-and-done rent-a-star.

The double-standard received by Duke is an embarrassment to the national sports media when it comes to recruiting. Some of the commentariat are coming around slowly, but it’s like watching an aircraft carrier try to turn on a dime. Hat tip: KSR.

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