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Could the Heat-Pelican Exhibition be Louisville’s NBA Audition?

After the successful exhibition game in Lexington last October involving the New Orleans Pelicans and the Washington Wizards, many of Louisville’s NBA hopefuls were clamoring for an NBA exhibition game for the KFC Yum! Center. That wish came true when it was announced that Louisville’s very own NBA quality arena would indeed host an NBA pre-season game with the Miami Heat and...
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Nick’d Up: I’m doing my best to become a Puck Head

I’m a Blue Jackets fan. At least I’m trying to force myself. The NHL Playoffs started last night and the Columbus Blue Jackets are in. I don’t think they’ve ever won a playoff game. Well, I’ve never pulled for a team that won a playoff game. So, it’s a perfect match. I watch Olympic hockey and I love it. I don’t necessarily know what is going on, but it’s exciting...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Lovely Ladies of the NHL…UH YUMP!!!

The NHL playoffs are in full effect, and if you don’t even think playoff hockey is exciting, then the Pinkie presents reason enough to tune in to, or attend an NHL game: Ice Girls! Yep, they exist and they are hot. Also yumps apparently love hockey too (see: Hillary Duff and Hayden Panettierre). The Lovely Ladies of the NHL, Uh YUMP!!  
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Bill O’Reilly interviews John Calipari about Hip-Hop Stuff and Drugs

I would say that nothing Bill O’Reilly does surprises me, but he even surprises me with these questions.
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Wildcats To Draft ‘Cats: Who Goes and Who Stays?

Since John Calipari has taken the helm at Kentucky, he has always said their season doesn’t end until after the NBA Draft. His “players-first” mentality is admired and annoyed simultaneously. Kentucky will always have at least one huge draft prospect, while others will have to make the crucial decision on returning to Lexington or diving into the riches of the NBA. ‘Cats...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tony Meola Interview

Even though Tony Meola is retired from soccer he still has a passion for the game. He played on the U.S. Men’s National Team and played in the MLS. He was in three FIFA World Cups and is a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. During his time playing in the MLS, Tony was named the league MVP in 2000. That year he and his team the Kansas City Wizards won the MLS Cup title...
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On Jeff Ears – Jeff Francoeur falls for epic prank

One of the best pranks I’ve ever seen. Jeff Francoeur is a ten-year MLB veteran. He signed with the San Diego Padres and was signed to their triple-A team in El Paso. They decided to prank him. Jorge Reyes pretended to be deaf. He is not. Jeff Francoeur fell for it. Then they created an awesome 7-minute documentary. The entire thing is awesome. There is no way that it is real.
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Sunday Morning Hangover – 4/13/14

We actually argue. Not something we do a lot of. We talked NBA to Louisville, everyone’s favorite topic. Some nice, heated debate. Fun to listen to. You can subscribe to our podcasts on itunes by searching for “StraitPinkie”. Do it.
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Kentucky One-And-Done’s Proven Productive In NBA

A recent article from Sports Illustrated attempts to examine each draft class since the “One-And-Done era began in 2006. Not shocking to anyone that hasn’t been living under a rock since 2008, Kentucky is well represented in the analysis. The article labeles players as stars, rotation players, bit contributors or busts. Just how well have the former ‘Cats fared? Remarkably...
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Go Drink Yourself with Southern Comfort

You love drinking. You love yourself. At least I hope. Well, imagine sipping your next drink from an outrageous, humongous mug shaped in the form of your head. Sip a drink of delicious Southern Comfort out of the top of your head! If you’re creative enough with SoCo inspired drinks, you might just be doing that soon. Southern Comfort has premiered a new site, called Drink Yourself...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

From Rock Bottom To Runner-Up

I’ll admit, the sting is still there. Kentucky’s loss in the national title game hit me pretty hard. The loss to UConn reminded me of 1997′s overtime loss to Arizona in the final game. The west-coast Wildcats broke my nine-year-old heart, and the Huskies were added to my list of teams I like to despise more than others. I had to take a hiatus and realize just how far this team...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Legendary Ideas: Cell Phone Improvements

While we here at the Pinkie aren’t exactly splitting the atom, we have been eating our brain food of late, coming up with a few installments for our revolutionary ‘Legendary Ideas’ series. From ‘You’re Welcome’ cards to the Degenerate Decathlon, we have been cranking out get-rich-quick ideas like they were going out of style. Now we will try our hand delving into the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to play Pelicans at KFC Yum! Center, sparks NBA to Louisville conversation

The NBA is coming to Louisville. For one day. As the Heat will play the Pelicans at the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, October 4. With this breaking news, it has once again sparked the NBA to Louisville conversation. The NBA is going to expand. Seattle is going to get a team. Probably about the same time that the television contract runs out in 2016. When they expand, they are likely...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Strait Pinkie Girl! Jamie from London

We present Strait Pinkie Girl, Jamie from London. Yeah, that’s back-to-back Strait Pinkie Girls from London, so yeah, go ahead and pack your bags and move there. They have strait talent. 1. Cards/Cats, favorite player? Big blue fan all the way. If I had to pick just one of the players, it would be Nerlens Noel. 2. What’s the best/worst pick-up line/lines you’ve ever heard...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Teammates Make NBA history (together)

Last night was a historical one in the NBA for two players. Dirk Nowitzki passed Oscar Robinson on the all-time scoring list, placing him in the top 10. Also last night, Steve Nash passed Mark Jackson to become the 3rd all-time leader in assist behind only Jason Kidd and John Stockton. Take a look at the two names from last night. Nash. Nowitzki. Any casual NBA fan will know that...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick’d Up: Cats magical run falls one game short

We were on the air on ESPN 680 until 2 a.m. last night. That is why this is a day late. But, it’s also given me time to reflect on what this season was. And what it means. Here are my thoughts on Kentucky’s disappointing loss to UConn in the championship game. For the first time since Kentucky played Kansas State in the opener, I thought the Wildcats were going to win. I thought...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lisa Leslie Interview

  Lisa Leslie is no stranger to excelling on the basketball court. She is a four time Olympic Gold Medalist. She is a two time WNBA Champion, a three time WNBA MVP, and in college she was the National Player of the year in 1994. The list goes on and on with her many accomplishments at the college and pro level. Now as a co-owner of the LA Sparks, motivational speaker, and sports...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cal Ripken Jr. Interivew

There are those athletes who talk the talk and then there are those athletes who use their actions to do all the talking. One of the best players to step on the diamond has to be Cal Ripken Jr. The Hall of Famer who played 21 season all with the Baltimore Orioles is a two time Gold Glove winner, a 19 time All-Star, and won the American League MVP award twice. Oh, there is the other...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Leach calls Aaron Harrison’s shot against Wisconsin

Tom Leach’s call is awesome. Mike Pratt’s comment is almost as awesome as he goes with, “The Deuce is Loose”.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Distraction: Cheerleaders of the National Championship

Cats and the Huskies tonight in the championship, so why not Kentucky and UConn cheerleaders for a Monday morning distraction.
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick’d Up: Is this real life?

Like I said on Twitter…#BBN, you got one more in ya? Wow, what a game. What a tournament run. I’ll tell you what, these Kentucky finishes are a hell of a lot better than whatever that How I Met Your Mother finale was. I mean the final HIMYM season and Kentucky’s season were comparably sucky, but the ending…HIMYM ain’t going nothing on what these Wildcats are doing at the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

H.O.R.S.E on a Horse

Following in the footsteps of its Super Bowl commercial with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bud Light recently asked people if they were “Up For Whatever.” Those who said yes ended up having some truly unusual experiences – including playing H.O.R.S.E against former college and pro basketball star Rick Fox while riding actual horses – and captured it all on video. This latest installment...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Classic announced the “his and hers” Easter Pack for a Friday, April 18th

The Reebok Classic “his and hers” Easter Pack is a larger version of the perfect Easter egg you dyed as a kid. The colors are exactly right and you just want to admire it. The ever popular Question Mid and Kamikaze II models will receive new lux materials and pastel color treatments for a fresh look this Spring. For the ladies, pops of pink and hydro blue accent the glossy white...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Strait 8: Toughest Roads to the Final Four in NCAA Tourney History

Kentucky’s run to the Final Four this season is regarded by many as the toughest in tournament history. So we take a look at the toughest Final Four runs in the history of the tournament since it expanded to 64 teams. (1) 2006 – No. 11 George Mason (def No. 6 Michigan State 75-65, def No. 3 North Carolina 65-60, def No. 7 Wichita State 63-55, def No. 1 Connecticut 86-84 OT) ...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gorgui Dieng, Rookie of the Month.

Former Louisville big man and current Timberwolves center, Gorgui Dieng has been named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month in the NBA. Louisville fans may remember Dieng as a player who seemed to barely understand the rules of college basketball as an incoming freshman, who quickly blossomed into one of the best big men in the game 2 years later, taking the cards all the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss
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