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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: UK Hoops Heart Attack Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. UK Hoops wins in last seconds vs. Mississippi St. Bat Cats begin season. More.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The Kentucky women’s basketball team won a huge game last night in Memorial Coliseum against the #13 Mississippi St. Bulldogs in double-overtime. Makayla Epps provided the final, winning margin in a very Julius Randle vs. LSU style on her way to a near-historic 42 point game.

This is what it reminded me of:

Tweet of the Morning

Wow, sounds like a playah.

Tart. Right.

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  • More on the proposed college football rule change that would basically outlaw some recent innovations, such as the "Pop pass," a play designed to look like a run where the QB pulls up at the last second and throws a pass.

    I have mixed feelings about this. Part of me says that football, "as it was intended to be played" didn’t include things like a pop pass, and that it’s unfair to defenses. The other part of me chides the first part for being a Luddite. I hate both those b***ards.

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  • Forwarded to me by one of my co-workers over in the UK. Not sure how I missed it, but it’s quite a nice story.

  • This is a story you should read in it’s entirety on the New York Times. If you are one of the extremely political who boycott the Times due to perceived … whatever, put it aside just this one time, click the damned link, and read all of it. You will be a better person for having done so, even if it may sting a little in the process.

    Sometimes, the cruelty of humanity, particularly crowds, is a grim reminder of what we really have underneath our veneer of civilization — the gruesome lust for the arena, for blood, guts, and cruel, indifferent vengeance. All our knowledge, our wisdom and philosophical aspirations gained over ages of learning from our mistakes still cannot fully repress the savage élan that strives to assert itself, especially on social media.

    Enlightenment will have to wait, I guess.

  • Have we reached Peak Google?

  • Are you addicted to your smartphone? Take this quiz and find out.

    I’m happy to say that I only answered yes to two of them, and one of them is a yes only because my smartphone is my business phone.