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Cats At the Crossroads - Again

Posted: 10/27/2008 - Nothing makes the returning alums happy like a Saturday butt-kicking, and that’s exactly what the Gator faithful witnessed in Gainesville. Heck, they didn’t even need “Mr. Two-Bits,” the white-haired former cheerleader who whips UF fans into a frothing frenzy each home game by dusting off a cheer so antiquated, the Spartans borrowed it from the Trojans. Not the guys from Michigan State and Southern Cal, either – the REAL ones.

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Talk Show ‘Negativity’ Puzzles Brooks

Updated: 10/20/2008 - Five years ago, the fortunes of Kentucky football couldn’t have been any bleaker. The corner-cutting by Claude Bassett and resulting NCAA sanctions had left the program looking like a cornfield after a locust festival. A team that had been mediocre for decades couldn’t even get cheating right and now, it had hit rock bottom. Rich Brooks was in trouble.

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From The Sidelines - Wildcats Won’t Celebrate 3-0 Start

Posted: 10/02/2008 - Right now, it’s easier to count teams in the Top 25 with one loss (seven in both the AP and USA Today polls) than it is the undefeated ones. Kentucky is ranked in neither, but just might end up there if the Wildcats can knock off Western Kentucky this Saturday night in Commonwealth Stadium.

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From the Sidelines with Dick Gabriel - UK vs. Norfolk State

Posted: 10/02/2008 - It’s the rationalization that always gets me. “We weren’t booing the player, we were booing the coach.” “I paid my money – I have a right to yell whatever I want.” “They’re not ‘kids,’ they’re young ‘men.’ They can take it.” “I was drunk.” Actually, the last excuse might be the best one. Liquid courage, as most 2 a.m. lotharios can tell us, far too often makes people say things they wouldn’t say in prime (sober) time.

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From the Sidelines with Dick Gabriel

Posted: 10/02/2008 - There was a lot happening in the sports world on Sunday. That’s why the UK-UofL football game was buried well beneath baseball and some NFL news on the late edition of “Sports Center.” The hose-job in Pittsburgh that cost Milwaukee’s C.C. Sabbathia his no-hitter commanded stories, sidebars and enough analysis to where all of us could re-create the play in a stupor.

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