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TKB: The Two Injuries From Playing a WR at QB Again Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Krystal Ball. Last week was pretty good going 4-2 that makes the season record 50-8. It is another big weekend in the SEC so let's get right to it.

Kentucky at Arkansas- (7:00 Fox Sports South)- As the title suggests it was a bad week at the QB position for the Cats. Both Max Smith and true Freshmen Patrick Towles are out with injuries.

That leaves Jalen…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 12, 2012 at 12:35pm — 3 Comments

TKB: The Future Is Now Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was another good one for the 'Ol Ball going 6-0 making the season record 46-6. It is a huge weekend in the SEC this weekend so let's get right to it.

Mississippi State at Kentucky- (12:21- SEC Network)- For one half last week the Cats looked like the 6th ranked team in American and not South Carolina. Unfortunately the Gamecocks woke up and played like…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on October 4, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

TKB: The "We Are Better Than Kentucky" Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Another good week for me going 9-1 with the only loss being Arkansas (again). That makes the season record this year a very nice 40-6.

It is a light week in the SEC but lets dig right in and see if the Cats have a chance.

South Carolina at Kentucky- (7:00 ESPN2)- The last time the Gamecocks invaded Lexington, the Cats handed Steve Spurrier his first ever…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 27, 2012 at 2:35pm — 3 Comments

TKB: The Nowhere To Go But Up (Or Down) Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of The Krystal Ball. Unlike the UK Football team the ol' Ball had a pretty good week going 10-2, making the season record 31-5.

Another big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.

Kentucky at Florida- (12:21- SEC Network)- Not much left to say about last week's game against Western that hasn't already been said so let's look ahead.

1986 is the last time UK…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 20, 2012 at 2:47pm — 1 Comment

TKB: The Cats and Toppers Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week was a pretty good one, going 8-3, making the season record 21-3 so far. Another week in the SEC with a couple of interesting match-ups so here we go.

Western Kentucky at Kentucky- (7:00 ESPNU)- The Cats found some offensive spark in the second half against Kent State last week and hope for some carry over in this one.

The Toppers played Alabama…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 13, 2012 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

TKB: The Can The Cats Beat the MAC Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball. The Ol' Ball got off to a good start last week with a perfect 13-0 record, although it would have been nice to have missed the UK game or been a little closer on the score.

Anyway it is another big week for the SEC with two very interesting conference games, so let's get to it.

Kent State vs. Kentucky- (Comcast Sports 7:30)- As of this writing on Thursday…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on September 6, 2012 at 2:25pm — 2 Comments

TKB- The Cats vs. The Cards (and a Tropical Storm Too) Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. First let me say thanks to everyone who commented on my season predictions blog, I appreciate it.

Hard to believe it is time for football season but it kicks into full swing this weekend. Lots of games this weekend so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at Louisville- (Sunday 3:30 ESPN)- The Cats go into this one a 14 point underdog and there are many…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 30, 2012 at 1:52pm — 2 Comments

Three And Out For Joker??? Looking at the 2012 Football Season

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB, it has been far too long. The last time I was writing something was right before the NBA Draft, has it really been two months ago already.

Anyway we are 13 days away from "The Battle of the Bluegrass" and the focus is all about football. Now about the title of this blog, no I don't think Joker is going anywhere unless the Cats win 3 or less games. I really think this team could be a lot better than last year, but the schedule…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on August 20, 2012 at 10:57am — 8 Comments

The Krystal Ball's NBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. It has been a while so I thought what better time to do a new blog.

The annual University of Kentucky Recruiting Tool known as the NBA Draft is tonight and six Cats should have homes in the NBA before the night is over.

I am not taking into consideration any trades that might happen, and it sounds like there will be a lot tonight. Just giving my guesses where the six guys will go.

 

#1- Anthony Davis- New…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on June 28, 2012 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The Going For History Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. This one is going to be a little more brief than usual. Real world stuff at my job is making me tight on time this week.

It is the last weekend in the SEC's Regular Season, so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at Florida- (Sunday NOON- CBS)- Not a whole lot more can me said about last night's awesome performance by the Cats.

 

As the title suggests, this UK team can make history on Sunday. A win…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on March 2, 2012 at 2:26pm — 3 Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Cats and Commodores Rematch Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. For the second straight week, the ol' ball was a little cloudy going 2-4 making the record 32-14 for the season.

It is the next to last weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.

 

Vanderbilt at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- After the amazing comeback win down in Starkville on Tuesday night, the Cats will clinch their 45th SEC Title with a win against the Commodores.

Kevin Stallings' club hasn't lost since…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Bye Week Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another edition of TKB. Last week was a bit of a rough one, going 2-4, that puts my record at 30-10 which drops me down to a 4 or 5 seed in the NCAA.

Another big week in the SEC so let's get right to it.

 

Ole Miss at Kentucky- (4:00 SEC Network/WKYT)- The Cats have had a week off since their big win over Vanderbilt down at Memorial. In the last seven days Coach Cal and the Cats had a practice televised on national tv…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 17, 2012 at 10:40am — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The Can the Cats Solve Memorial Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was a pretty good one going 5-1, the only loss being Arkansas losing to LSU. That puts the record at 26-6 so far which would have me in line for at least a 2 or 3 seed in the NCAA.

 

A big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it.

 

Kentucky at Vanderbilt- (9:00 ESPN)- I think everyone knows about the recent struggles UK has had at the Cracker Jack Arena known as Memorial Gym. Vandy has won…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 10, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Cats and Roosters Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another Krystal Ball. Last week was a good one going 6-0 making the SEC record so far this season 21-5.

Another big week in the conference so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at South Carolina- (6:00 ESPN)- With Tuesday's win against Tennessee the Cats have now held opponents under 50 points in 3 straight games for the first time since 1951.

Darrin Horn's team is coming off a 74-66 loss at Florida last night and now…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on February 3, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The Down On The Bayou Edition

Hello everyone and welcome to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good one going 5-2, losing the UT and Vandy games. It is another big weekend in the SEC so let's get to it. 

 

Kentucky at LSU- (4:00 SEC Network/WKYT) The Cats picked up another road win on Tuesday at Georgia and look to sweep the week down in Baton Rouge.

I am not going to lie to you, this game scares me, and I think it has upset written all over it.

Trent Johnson's team has…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on January 27, 2012 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

The Krystal Ball: The Cats vs Tide Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good one, going 5-1, the only loss being Ole Miss beating Auburn. That makes the record so far in the SEC 10-2 over the last two weeks.

There are a lot of non-conference games this weekend which will give the SEC a chance to build its league resume, so let's get right to it.

 

Alabama at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- The Cats finally put it all together and had its best SEC win of the…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on January 20, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

TKB: The Rocky Top Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. Last week as a pretty good one, going 5-1 in hoops and 1-1 in football.

Another Saturday, a full slate of games in the SEC so let's get right to it.

 

Kentucky at Tennessee- (NOON ESPN)- The Cats come into this one at 2-0 in the SEC but have struggled at time in the first two conference match-ups.

The Vols have looked pretty good so far in the SEC, beating Florida handily at home and losing…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on January 13, 2012 at 10:21am — 1 Comment

The Krystal Ball: The Looking at the SEC and BCS Title Games Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another TKB. Last week was another pretty good week and with the turning of the calendar to 2012 it is time for conference play. Six games this weekend so let's get right to it.

 

South Carolina at Kentucky- (4:00 WKYT/SEC Network)- After wrapping up pre-conference play with a less than convincing win over Arkansas Little-Rock, the Cats tip off against Darrin Horn's Gamecocks.

USC is on a four game winning streak after…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on January 5, 2012 at 4:24pm — 1 Comment

TKB: The Battle of the Bluegrass Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. The Ol' Ball took last week off for Christmas and also the fact there wasn't any games played over the weekend.

As the title suggest the biggest battle in the state comes up on Saturday so let's take a look.

 

 

Louisville at Kentucky- (NOON CBS)- For the second straight year the Cats and Cards have a New Year's Eve date. After almost losing in seemingly every game this year, U of L finally…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on December 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

TKB: The Welcome Twany Beckham Edition

Hello everyone and welcome back to another Krystal Ball. For the second week in a row I missed the UK game, and this time it was in the wrong direction.

Last week's record of 6-2 makes the tally 6-3 for the year.

Finals are over and it is time for some basketball so let's get to it.

 

UT-Chattanooga at Kentucky- (8:00 Comcast Sports, Insight Channel 505 and ESPN3.com)

 

Well the Cats are trying to bounce back from last Saturday's…

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Added by The Krystal Ball on December 15, 2011 at 3:53pm — 1 Comment

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