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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Gonzaga Wants You Edition

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Gonzaga wants us, according to multiple tweets from last night’s game against St. Mary’s, which Gonzaga won. It’s hard to fault them, but they have seen nothing like the defense Kentucky is capable of. Perhaps we’ll meet in the Final Four, but then, everyone wants to meet us there.

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Yes, indeed. Come get some, Zags. Do keep in mind the very wise admonition to be careful what you wish for.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • Indeed:

  • Hate to lose another to the Buckeyes, but if you can’t run with the big dogs, you’d better stay on the porch.

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Other sports news
  • First of all, let me say that I have absolutely zero interest in “deflate gate.” I might become more interested when the investigation is complete and the NFL issues its findings. Right now, it’s just a bunch of finger-pointing and suspicious circumstances.

    I have to object to this, though:

    “We’re gonna be fine,” Brady said. “This isn’t ISIS. No one’s dying.”

    This is remarkably tone-deaf, a moral equivalence so discordant that it probably offends the sensibilities of almost everybody, like fingernails on a chalkboard. Way to make yourself easier to dislike, Tom Brady. If that was your intent — mission accomplished.

  • The Auburn-Alabama rivalry runs so hot, it even affects the women.

  • These covers are hilarious.

  • Heh.

  • I believe you, Pop.

  • Another lawsuit filed against North Carolina.

  • Will has a post up over at Team Speed Kills, searching for SEC contenders outside of the Kentucky Wildcats. They are beating up on each other so much, it’s hard to discern one.

Other news
  • Turns out mom was right: You can catch a cold from being cold, or more accurately, the rhinovirus seems to replicate better at slightly lower than body temperature, and your body’s immune system react less robustly. Hat tip: Instapundit

  • King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, has died at 90 years old. His half-brother Salman, 79, will be the new king. This is of great interest to me because of the business relationships I have had with the Kingdom over the years. I have been there many times, and enjoyed every visit, although my last trip was over a decade ago now. Last time I went, King Fahd was still alive.

    King Salman has a good reputation as the former governor of Riyadh for running a very clean government with little corruption. It will be interesting to see how that translates to the Kingdom as a whole, as corruption has always been an issue at the top over the years, but has gradually improved under Abdullah. Let’s hope his half-brother, likely the last son of Abdulaziz al Saud to rule, does even better. Allowing women to drive would be a nice place to begin, but don’t look for that anytime soon. More likely it will be the next king to take that step.