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Kentucky Wildcats Morning Quickies: Lance Armstrong's Wallet Edition

News and commentary from around the Big Blue Internet. UK MBB plays at Tennessee tonight. Towns SEC PoW, Epps co-SEC PoW. More.

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Lance Armstrong apparently lost a defamation suit with an insurance company and now must pay them $10 million:

SCA said: "The award, which must be paid directly to SCA, is believed to be the largest award of sanctions assessed against an individual in American judicial history."

That ought to put a dent in the ol’ bank account, eh Lance?

Tweet of the Morning

Very witty repartee, Jerry.

Your Quickies:

Kentucky football
  • The SEC replacements: Kentucky. This article looks at who Kentucky must replace next season, starting with Bud Dupree. I’m not sure we have a player like him available, but I felt the same way about Avery Williamson, and Bud Dupree proved that worry unfounded.
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College football
  • is now listing sixth graders in its recruiting rankings. How much is too much? I don’t know, but I doubt if they’d do this if they didn’t think it would be worth something.

    Still, a part of me wants to call this a bridge too far. Bud Elliot sort of agrees for far more technical reasons:

    The idea that top recruits can be identified at this age is suspect. For every Dylan Moses (6’, 218, 4.5 40-yard dash at 13 years old), there are hundreds of Pop Warner legends who never become high school stars. It’s one thing to profile a player who already looks like a top high school recruit, but projecting a 5‘2, 105-pound QB throwing a tiny football is another thing entirely.


    And even if an eventual star recruit is identified at such an early age, it’s still worth asking: is this attention at this age taking away from his ability to be a kid?

    That’s a great question. Ah, the Internet age. It encourages us to forgo our childhood in almost every conceivable way, from porn to Rivals Ratings. Glad I missed it as a kid.

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  • Pimp yo’ Ramen. Hey, I have become a huge fan of Ramen noodles done right, like at the Milkwood in downtown Louisville. If you live around here, you haven’t tried it and you like Asian noodle dishes, you should give it a try. I promise you that you won’t be disappointed.

  • "Female Viagra." What say you, guys — blessing or curse? My minds eye rebels at the vision of randy women hopped up on this stuff chasing guys around for satisfaction — "What do you mean, only 2 hours???"


  • Oh, boy, robot shuttles. All I can see in my mind’s eye is this: