This morning, we pay tribute to one of the best voices in country music. Yesterday, Glen Campbell passed away at the age of 81 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.
Campbell was a legendary singer and guitarist, a staple on stage and on television from the mid-60’s to the late 80’s. He was most well known for “Rhinestone Cowboy” and “Southern Nights,” but he was also one of the most accomplished guitarists, and therefore session musicians, in the country. You can hear his fretwork on the Beach Boys’ “Good Vibrations” and “Help Me Rhonda,” Frank Sinatra’s “Something in the Night” and Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas,” among hundreds of recordings.
Rest in peace, Glen. With his music in our ears, let’s roll into today’s agenda.
Matt House will talk about defense, defense, defense, yeah
Yesterday, Eddie Gran praised his quarterbacks, and today, Matt House will take his turn in front of reporters to update us on his defense’s progress. We’ll also hear from a couple of players. Check back for a full report around lunchtime.
Lexington Police Save of the Day: EJ Price catches a ride to practice
The transfer from USC was running late to practice yesterday, but Officer Lee of the Lexington Police Department did him a solid and gave him a ride right to the front door of the training facility. Price paid him tribute on Twitter:
UK Football Hype Video of the Day: Dean Hood and the Linebackers
KyWildcatsTV put together this video of Dean Hood coaching his linebackers, which includes some praise for Matt Elam. Check it out:
– KYwildcatsTV (@KYwildcatsTV) August 9, 2017
KSR Podcast of the Day: Freddie meets his favorite
Yesterday, I was able to help a bit of magic happen. Jon Toth is making an appearance at a fundraiser for Reece’s Make-A-Wish Foundation this Saturday at Anchorage Presbyterian Church from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.(for more info, click here), and contacted KSR to promote it. Who better for him to talk to than his #1 fan, Freddie Maggard? Toth surprised Freddie by calling in to the Depth Chart Podcast, and hearing Freddie’s reaction will make your Wednesday. Listen at the link below, or refresh your KSR Podcast feed.
Cord-cutting Move of the Day: Disney to pull new releases off Netflix
It’s long been rumored that Disney will start its own streaming service with ESPN, and yesterday, the media giant backed up that talk by ending its distribution agreement with Netflix and buying the majority ownership of BAMTech, a video streaming company founded by Major League Baseball. Disney plans to launch an ESPN-branded multi-sport video streaming service in early 2018, which could prompt millions of sports fans to finally cut the cable. I know I’m not alone when I say live sports are pretty much the only reason I still pay Comcast entirely too much money, so I’ll be following this development very closely.
Channing Tatum Spotting of the Day: Dance Party at Sunoco in Statesville, NC
Tatum’s tour across America continues, and after stops in Lexington and Harlan, he had a dance party in the Sunoco gas station in Statesville, North Carolina yesterday. The video is too awesome not to share:
Beatrice is a boss.
Summer Tour Stop of the Day: Booneville
Come on out to the Sag Hollow Golf Course to enjoy the show and celebrate Hump Day.