“In a world, filled with meh, one must do something totally out of the ordinary to get the user’s attention!” – (In my best movie voice-over voice.) I admit, last night during the announcement of Nerlens Noel to “take his talents to the University of…” (Nerlens spins in his chair and displays the image of the University of Kentucky logo shaved in the back of his head.) I hit the ceiling with excitement. Now that’s dramatic!
Then this morning, I was reading through my blogs and see this video from TNT. Now I’m not saying that everything you do must be on this level, but if you want to stand out in the crowd, you have to pull a few stunts.
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Over the course of the next four days, I would say most Kentuckians are having difficulty focusing on anything but the “Battle of the Bluegrass” that is to take place Saturday night in “Blue Orleans”. My Facebook news feed is filled with jabs from one side of fandom to the other and although I try to refrain from participating in the “dark-side” madness, it is hard to sit back and say nothing while dirty-birds chirp.
Do I think it will be a competition? Yes. Do I think the Kentucky Wildcats will come out victorious? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY!!! It isn’t because my biasness of a ‘Blue and White’ fan since as far as I can remember, well, maybe a little bit, but the fact that we have the better team. Over the past twelve years of watching college basketball I haven’t seen a team as athletically pleasing or defense/offensive dominant. You could consider the back-back Florida Gators (2006,2007) or North Carolina Tar Heels (2005,2009) as potential to being this good, but they had squads filled with juniors and seniors. I do not go back farther than that because that takes us back into the 90’s and I was more focused on watching the NBA and Michael Jordan take over and the fact that Kentucky was dominating during that era with Ricky P at the reins.
If a matchup could take place, who would you like to see this CATS team take on? Personally, I would like to see what they could do to the ’96 CATS given a time machine…
June 21 kicked off the first day of Summer and by that, the National Geographic has a nice article about the Summer Solstice and this day in history. It’s only been 9 days since the beginning of Summer and I have to say I celebrated the longest day of the year in style. Spent most of the day rocking at WebMedley under new management, played golf with Bypass Rental owner David Culton, and topped the night off with some Mexican food and hanging with my dogs.
June brought several events to the calendar. Father’s day, my brother had his colon removed to rid him of colitis, the NBA Draft picked four University of Kentucky and John Calipari players Brandon Knight, Enes Kanter, Josh Harrellson, and DeAndre Liggins to continue their basketball careers, I took a trip through the flat lands of Missouri that were flooded in May and surprisingly a great portion has been planted, and we have finally finished our home improvement project.
Tomorrow marks the first day of the third quarter and the beginning of my birthday month. I’ll be celebrating the last year of my 20’s with an initial trip to Tybee Island for a little rest and relaxation! Half a year has come and gone by and I am looking forward to finishing up 2011 with as great a second half as the first.