Friday Night's News and Views

by:Ryan Clark02/06/15


  [caption id="attachment_153429" align="alignnone" width="408"](Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)[/caption] We've seen this story before, haven't we? On one side: A powerhouse squad, loaded with talent, playing together, with an undefeated season on the line. On the other: Another team loaded with talent, playing curiously poor, (underachieving, even) but ready for this game because it could make their season. You could have said the exact same things about both teams last season, except UK was the underachieving squad and Florida was the fine-tuned, top-ranked team. Now, the roles are switched. How does the story play out this season? Should we expect much the same - for Florida to give it their all, but UK to be too good to topple? One thing we think we know: Florida will give the Cats their best shot. With GameDay in town, it's really their fanbase's one chance to get semi-excited about basketball. Some prognosticators told us Friday what they thought: Chip Patterson puts UK on Upset Alert, while Eamonn Brennan says Blech to Florida. It should be quite the spectacle Saturday night. Time for some revenge.

Anthony Davis hits game-winner - has now scored 20-plus points in 13 straight games

He had 41 points, 10 rebounds and this ridiculous game-winner - should we start the MVP chant now?

It must be Bizarro-Sports Illustrated

Why? Because for two straight weeks we've had positive Kentucky-related stories - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist last week and the 2015 College Preview this week about UK's historic defense. It just seems odd that SI isn't banging on us about something (I vowed never to read it anymore when they made fun of Cal Tweeting out the wrong birthday for his daughter. Just seemed like another low blow for a national magazine). Regardless, the last two stories have been outstanding.

Four Cats going to the Combine

Congrats to Braylon Heard, Darrian Miller, Za’Darius Smith, and Bud Dupree on being invited to the NFL Combine, which will take place Feb. 17-23. The Combine will be televised on the NFL Network.

Raptors come from 20 down to win in blowout fashion, end two-game skid

Patrick Patterson had 11 points and five rebounds.

Olbermann new UofL Public Enemy No. 1?

Is it possible that Keith Olbermann has surpassed our own Matt Jones - at least for the time being - as the Cards' new Public Enemy No. 1? After his complete takedown of Bobby Petrino on national television, Cards fan have not let up on using their limited vocabulary to insult the host. And Olbermann has not held back - just follow him on Twitter and watch the fireworks.

Brian Williams in a world of trouble

Just a bit of advice - don't ever, EVER lie about being in a helicopter that got shot down by an RPG. You could, possibly, lose your job.

Harper Lee to publish Mockingbird sequel

More than 50 years after publishing To Kill A Mockingbird, 88-year-old Harper Lee is publishing her second novel, a sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winner. Hmm - a sequel? Boy, let's just hope it's more Godfather II, and not, say, Grown-Ups 2. Check back for more on Saturday as the Cats get ready for Florida!

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