By Nick Roush on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 11:01pm
Over the last 24 hours rumors have been flying around the Bluegrass that P.J. Washington injured his foot in Kentucky’s SEC Tournament semifinal loss to Tennessee.
Once they first surfaced, KSR checked the tape and scoured social to see the alleged injury. The research produced nothing, but this afternoon we discovered Washington is in fact wearing a boot.
UK officials tell KSR the sophomore forward has been wearing a walking boot since Sunday for “precautionary reasons.”
As of now, there’s no reason to panic. The severity of the injury is unknown. The team is currently on their way to Jacksonville. John Calipari will have an update on Washington’s status tomorrow afternoon.
Kentucky is scheduled to take the Veterans Memorial Arena court in Jacksonville for an open practice tomorrow afternoon at 3:25 p.m. ET.
By Nick Roush on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 11:00pm
This year’s West Regional will be hosted at the Honda Center in beautiful Anaheim, California. The 2019 NCAA Tournament Regional is the city of Anaheim’s most notable athletic accomplishment since the 1994 Disney biopic, Angels in the Outfield.
So, maybe the movie about angels helping Tony Danza play baseball wasn’t based off a true story. But it’s still more realistic and exciting than the college basketball played west of the Rocky Mountains.
Thanks to Washington’s ineptitude, the Pac-12 found a way to sneak three teams into the tournament. Gonzaga did the West Coast’s reputation no favors by letting Saint Mary’s dominate them in the WCC Championship. As bad as the basketball has been on the West Coast, the Aaron Torres Region still has a few things to offer.
GAME TIMES/TV INFORMATION
First Four | Tuesday | Dayton, OH
No. 16 Prairie View A&M vs. No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson | 6:40 p.m. ET | truTV
First Four | Wednesday | Dayton, OH
No. 11 St. John’s vs. No. 11 Arizona State | 9:10 p.m. ET | truTV
Thursday | Hartford, CT
No. 4 Florida State vs. No. 13 Vermont | 2:00 p.m. ET | TBS
No. 5 Marquette vs. No. 12 Murray State | 4:30 p.m. ET | TBS
Thursday | Des Moines, IA
No. 7 Nevada vs. No. 10 Florida | 6:50 p.m. ET | TNT
No. 2 Michigan vs. No. 15 Montana | 9:10 p.m. ET | TNT
Thursday | Salt Lake City, UT
No. 1 Gonzaga vs. No. 16 F. Dickinson/Prairie View | 7:27 p.m. ET | truTV
No. 8 Baylor vs. No. 9 Syracuse | 9:50 p.m. ET | truTV
Friday | Tulsa, OK
No. 3 Texas Tech vs. No. 14 Northern Kentucky | 1:30 p.m. ET | TNT
No. 6 Buffalo vs. No. 11 Arizona State/St. John’s | 4:00 p.m. ET | TNT
ONE THING TO KNOW ABOUT ALL TWENTY TEAMS IN THE REGION
1. Gonzaga — The Bulldogs are a one-seed for the third time in school history. Just like the previous two stints as one-seeds, they’ll play in Salt Lake City. Gonzaga has played more NCAA Tournament games in Salt Lake City than any other site, winning six of the nine games played there.
16. Prairie View — The Panthers are in their second ever NCAA Tournament despite an early 11-game losing streak.
16. Fairleigh Dickinson — The Knights’ five starters average 10+ points per game, something only three other tournament teams — Tennessee, Georgia State and St. John’s — can say.
8. Syracuse — The Orangemen play a 2-3 zone, ever heard of it?
9. Baylor — Before you pick Baylor, consider this: Scott Drew is 1-5 against single-digit seeds, with a margin of defeat 13.4 PPG. Against double-digit seeds Drew is 9-2 with a +9.2 scoring margin.
5. Marquette — Markus Howard set a Big East record by scoring 53 points in an overtime win over Creighton. He had a pair of 45-point games this season and scored 30 or more nine times.
12. Murray State — The last time the Racers won a game in the NCAA Tournament, they were eliminated by Marquette. A six-seed with Isaiah Canaan in 2012, after defeating Colorado State in the first round they fell to Buzz Williams’ team 62-53 in the round of the 32.
4. Florida State — Last year the Seminoles beat Gonzaga in the Sweet 16 of the West Region to advance to the Elite Eight for only the third time in school history. This year could be deja vu all over again.
13. Vermont — The Catamounts defeated UMBC to punch their ticket t the NCAA Tournament. People forget UMBC was a 16-seed when they beat Virginia in the NCAA Tournament in 2018.
6. Buffalo — Just before Nate Oates helped Buffalo clinch a third NCAA Tournament bid in four years, he signed a contract extension to make him the highest-paid coach in the MAC through 2024.
11. Arizona State — Before Bobby Hurley went to the desert, he took the Buffalo Bulls to the NCAA Tournament in 2015. As he departed, Hurley handed the program to his former assistant, Oates.
11. St. John’s — The Red Storm’s head coach took St. John’s to the Final Four 34 years ago. Chris Mullin was a three-time All-American who capped off his final season with a trip to Lexington for a Final Four that featured three teams from the Big East.
3. Texas Tech — The Red Raiders tied with Kansas State to take the Big 12 regular season title a year after they advanced to their first Elite Eight in school history. Like Florida State, they’re new to playing this late in the season.
14. Northern Kentucky — The Norse made the NCAA Tournament in their first year of eligibility, falling to the University of Kentucky 79-70 in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. If you check the NKU record books, you’ll find the name “Roush” riddled throughout, thanks to my talented sisters.
7. Nevada — Aaron Torres has been riding the Muss Bus since before they made a run to the Sweet 16 in 2018. Can the Martin Brothers carry them to the second weekend again?
10. Florida — The Gators were only 3-11 vs. NCAA Tournament teams this season, defeating Miss. State once and LSU twice.
2. Michigan — The Wolverines’ leading scorer, Ignas Brazdeikis, is right-handed but he shoots the ball with his left hand. If you think that’s an obscure combination, he’s also a Lithuanian-born Canadian.
15. Montana — The Grizzlies cannot be happy with their draw. Montana is playing Michigan in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season. As a 14-seed the Grizz fell 61-47 last year. Their only two tournament wins came in 1975 and 2006.
BETTING ODDS TO WIN THE REGION
Murray State over Marquette is almost too good to be true, but you gotta roll with the home state team. The duel between Markus Howard and Ja Morant is the most anticipated matchup of the first round. If you saw Morant in the OVC Tournament, you know he’s prepared to rise to the occasion. Besides, the Golden Eagles have lost five of their last six.
PICK TO WIN IT
For most, the loss to Saint Mary’s validated the belief that the Zags are frauds. I believe that loss is exactly what the Zags needed to fuel them to a Final Four.
Is Florida State going to eliminate them in consecutive years? I don’t think so. Is Michigan getting to back-to-back Final Fours? The Fab Five isn’t walking through that door. While you all zig, I will Zag.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 11:00pm
Ah, the South Region, aka, the region Kentucky should be in but Tennessee had to go and lose to Auburn in the SEC Championship and ruin our chances. Another reason to hate the Vols, amirite?
Sadly, Kentucky won’t get to take advantage of what would have been a ridiculous home court advantage in Louisville, but there’s still plenty on intrigue in this part of the bracket. Is this Virginia’s year or will it be another early exit? Is there another team that can challenge them outside of Tennessee? Let’s break it down.
GAME TIMES/TV INFORMATION
|7:20 PM||(6) Villanova||(11) St. Mary’s||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|9:50 PM||(3) Purdue||(14) Old Dominion||TBS||Hartford, CT|
|12:15 PM||(7) Cincinnati||(10) Iowa||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|12:40 PM||(8) Ole Miss||(9) Oklahoma||truTV||Columbia, SC|
|2:00 PM||(4) Kansas State||(13) UC Irvine||TBS||San Jose, CA|
|2:45 PM||(2) Tennessee||(15) Colgate||CBS||Columbus, OH|
|3:10 PM||(1) Virginia||(16) Gardner Webb||truTV||Columbia, SC|
|4:30 PM||(5) Wisconsin||(12) Oregon||TBS||San Jose, CA|
ONE THING TO KNOW ABOUT ALL 16 TEAMS IN THE REGION
1. Virginia – The Cavaliers are first in the country in scoring defense, holding opponents to 55.1 points per game and second in the country in offensive efficiency, scoring 123.6 points per 100 possessions, per KenPom. That’s actually two things.
2. Tennessee – By now, you know all about the Volunteers, who have the nation’s top flopper in Grant Williams. Right, Calipari?
3. Purdue – Carsen Edwards is one of the nation’s best scorers, averaging 23.5 points per game; however, Minnesota proved that if you shut down Edwards, you can stop Purdue. In the Boilermakers’ two losses to the Golden Gophers in recent weeks, Edwards was 11-48 from the field.
4. Kansas State – I’m still annoyed by the Purple Wildcats after last year, specifically goofy Bruce Weber. Kansas State has underachieved this season and their tournament chances look especially grim now that Dean Wade is doubtful to play with a foot injury.
5. Wisconsin – I’ll forever be annoyed by Wisconsin, and this group seems to be just Ethan Happ and a bunch of dudes.
6. Villanova – My, how the mighty have fallen. Last year’s defending champ is a shadow of its former self after losing four players to the NBA, but Jay Wright should save them from a first-round exit.
7. Cincinnati – Per usual, Mick Cronin’s squad is physical, holding opponents to an average of 62.2 points per game. Assuming both teams advance to the second round, Cincinnati vs. Tennessee will be a game to watch, especially since it takes place in Columbus.
8. Ole Miss – Kermit Davis has done a great job with the Rebel Black Bear Landsharks this season, but they’ve lost five of their last seven, so don’t look for them to go farther than the second round. Also, this is dumb:
9. Oklahoma – Trae Young is gone, but the Sooners are dancing thanks to wins over Kansas, Wofford, and Florida.
10. Iowa – The Hawkeyes won three games by two points or fewer this season. That’s seriously the only interesting thing about them.
11. Saint Mary’s – You probably remember the Gaels from their win over Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference Championship. They also lost to LSU by four back in December.
12. Oregon – Despite losing Bol Bol to a foot injury in January, the Ducks managed to make the tournament thanks to a win over Washington in the Pac-12 Championship. They could give a fading Wisconsin team a battle Friday afternoon.
13. UC Irvine – Their mascot is the Peter the Anteater, who got a makeover from Conan O’Brien back in 2015:
14. Old Dominion – The Monarchs are led by senior guard B.J. Stith, who is playing for the same coach, Jeff Jones, that his father did at Virginia 30 years ago. B.J. wanted to follow in his dad’s footsteps at UVA, but after playing in only 13 games as a freshman, transferred to Old Dominion to play for Jones and his dad, who’s an assistant.
15. Colgate – The Raiders are not a toothpaste and are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1996.
16. Gardner-Webb – The team that will always remind us things could be much, much worse.
(12) Oregon over (5) Wisconsin
Not only because I’ll always hate Wisconsin but because Oregon is the exact type of team that can give the Badgers trouble. Junior point guard Peyton Pritchard can be a matchup nightmare and freshman Louis King is averaging 19 points over the last three games. Plus, Wisconsin’s star, Ethan Happ, is hitting only 46.8 percent of his free throws. Hack-a-Happ!
According to Bovada, Wisconsin’s only a 1.5-point favorite right now, making this the most likely 5/12 upset in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
BETTING ODDS TO WIN THE REGION
|Kansas State (4)||+1000|
|St Mary’s (11)||+4000|
|Cal Irvine (13)||+8000|
|Old Dominion (14)||+9000|
|Gardner Webb (16)||_20000|
PICK TO WIN IT
I’m chalking Sunday’s 20-point loss to Auburn up to fatigue and disinterest (although, come on Vols, have some pride). The Vols looked very impressive on Saturday, responding to every punch Kentucky had with one of their own (even if they got an assist from the refs). A smart, experienced squad that’s capable of lighting it up from the outside, Tennessee could knock Virginia out in the Elite Eight…or they could choke in the second round. I’m betting on the former simply for the possibility of a rematch with Kentucky in the Final Four, because that was some incredible basketball.
By Zack Geoghegan on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 11:00pm
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Thats my dad on left with the white hair. He was like a little kid talking about this on the phone with me. #BBN
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#9 Sarahbeth Taite
#SBTuesday is in honor of @MarchMadness starting this week… also in honor of my Kentucky boy’s most stressful time of year ? @Colby_Shaw #OldKentuckyHome #MarchMadness #BBN @KYSportsRadio @ShannonTheDude @DrewFranklinKSR @RyanLemond @mrstylerKSR @UKAthletics pic.twitter.com/SQ6O3PRLam
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#8 Big Blue Express
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#7 John Robic’s Hair
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#6 Lynn Bowden
Drop the full thing for Twitter ? pic.twitter.com/F6vgiK2Yyh
— Lynn Bowden (@H_Huncho) January 19, 2019
It’s March and I’m way too excited about football.
#5 Matt Jones
PJ Washington wearing a walking boot for “Precautionary reasons” according to UK
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) March 19, 2019
These tears are only “precautionary”, as well.
— TheBluegrassBoys (@8luegrass8oys) March 19, 2019
Someone get Josh Harrellson on the phone.
#3 Mayor Linda Gorton
It’s March, and that means brackets! I’ve got mine all filled out … men’s and women’s. I’ve heard it called a bracket challenge, but there’s no challenge for me … it’s @KentuckyMBB & @KentuckyWBB all the way!! Go Big Blue! #BBN pic.twitter.com/poExjaJfap
— Mayor Linda Gorton (@MayorGorton) March 19, 2019
Now *that* is how you achieve a high approval rating.
#2 Burke Garner
— Burke Garner (@SirTweets_Alot) March 20, 2019
#1 Randall Cobb
— Randall Cobb (@rcobb18) March 19, 2019
I’m not sure how I feel about this…
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 10:00pm
To get to the Final Four, Kentucky’s most likely going to have to go through North Carolina. The Tar Heels have improved a lot since the Cats’ 80-72 win back in December. Do they scare you now? Chris Tomlin asked fans in Nashville for their thoughts on Roy Williams’ squad.
In case you missed it, last night Matt and Perrin Johnson broke down the entire bracket:
For tonight’s full episode, visit HeyKentucky.com.
By Drew Franklin on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 9:45pm
Mac Engel of The Fort Worth Star-Telegram wrote a column about the upcoming Kentucky-Abilene Christian game in the NCAA Tournament. He called it, “Abilene Christian will slay John Calipari and his merry band of NBA bums from Kentucky.”
“Take heed you obnoxious followers from Kentucky, ACU is coming to get you, Cal’ and Ashley Judd, too,” Engel writes. “UK is done. Coach Cal has never seen a squad like ACU … with the possible exception of the NCAA investigators.”
The piece is mostly written as satire, so don’t take it all to heart and let it ruin your day. And I’ll give Engel some serious credit for the attention-grabbing headline and the tweet he sent to link his story. He accomplished what he set out to do, which is get people to notice his work.
College basketball is a cesspool but Thur/Fri of #NCAATourney are my fav 2 days on a sports calendar. Why? BC #AbileneChristian @ACU_MBB will maul John Calipari & his latest lotto team from #Kentucky. Sorry, @AshleyJudd, it's over.https://t.co/Z1N3U0NGUi
— Mac Engel (@MacEngelProf) March 19, 2019
Hopefully we get a follow-up story Friday afternoon after Kentucky mops the floor with Abilene Christian.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 9:30pm
With UK Athletics riding high, Mitch Barnhart is getting some well-deserved recognition. Barnhart was named one of five finalists for Athletic Director of the Year by the Sports Business Journal this afternoon.
Let’s quickly run through what has been a banner year for UK Athletics. The men’s basketball team earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament and the women’s team a No. 6 seed, the volleyball and men’s soccer teams won conference championships, and, oh yeah, the football team capped off its most successful season in four decades with a win in the Citrus Bowl. Plus, the baseball team just opened a beautiful new stadium and the department’s streak of semesters with a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0 extended is now 13.
UK finished 21st in the Learfield Directors’ Cup final fall standings, their highest ranking at that point in school history. With Kentucky one of only six schools to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams receive top-six seeds in the NCAA Tournament, they could finish even higher in the spring.
This is the second time Barnhart has been chosen as a finalist for the award, the first being back in 2015. The other finalists are Ray Anderson (Arizona State University), Jennifer Cohen (University of Washington), Blake James (University of Miami) and Jamie Pollard (Iowa State University). The winner will be announced at the 12th annual Sports Business Awards on May 22 at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 9:00pm
In less than 48 hours, Kentucky’s NCAA Tournament run will be underway. What do the Cats’ chances to win it all look like in the eyes of the oddsmakers? Here are the latest odds from BetOnline.ag.
Kentucky vs. Abilene Christian
- Abilene Christian +22½ (30% of the money)
- Kentucky -22½ (70% of the money)
Kentucky to Reach the Sweet 16
- Yes -330
- No +270
Kentucky to the Reach Elite 8
- Yes -110
- No -110
Kentucky to Reach the NCAA Final
- Yes +500
- No -650
Kentucky to Win the NCAA Tournament
- Yes +1200
- No -1600
If you were curious, Duke’s still the favorite to win the tournament at +250.
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 8:30pm
Going to the games in Jacksonville? Got plans tomorrow afternoon? Kentucky’s open practice at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena is from 3:25 to 4:05 p.m., so come on out to greet the Cats and see for yourself how bad PJ Washington’s foot injury is and how glorious Ryan Lemond’s hair looks.
Radio show plans for Jacksonville are still to be determined, but the UK Alumni Association is holding a pregame pep rally at 3 p.m. Thursday at Manifest Distilling (960 E. Forsyth St.). There is no cost to attend and all alumni, family, and friends are welcome. Food and drink will be available to purchase and the UK Band and Cheerleaders are scheduled to make an appearance. Kentucky takes on Abilene Christian at 7:10 p.m. Thursday night.
If Kentucky advances, a similar event will take place in the same location on Saturday. For more information, go to ukalumni.net/marchmadness.
Jalen Rose says John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins played for the 2015 Kentucky team, Jay Williams and David Jacoby agree
By Mrs. Tyler Thompson on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 7:00pm
Look, we’re all prone to mistakes; here at KSR, it wouldn’t be a day if we didn’t make five, ten, or even fifteen of them. But, we’ve gotta call out ESPN’s Jalen Rose, Jay Williams, and David Jacoby for a pretty egregious error this afternoon.
On today’s Jalen & Jacoby, Rose asked if the 2014-15 Kentucky team that went 38-1 was the one that had John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins on it. Instead of correcting him, his colleagues agreed.
The clip, from Awful Announcing:
I know zero about David Jacoby, so I’ll give him a pass. Jay Williams is part of the College GameDay crew and has been on Kentucky’s campus multiple times over the years — wearing a John Wall jersey, nonetheless — so he should certainly know better. And Rose? In 2014, he was rumored to be in talks to join Kentucky’s staff as an assistant, so you would think he would know who was on the team.
Oh well. I’m sure plenty of people are reminding them now.
By KSR on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 6:45pm
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By Nick Roush on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 5:54pm
Randall Cobb will wear blue once again.
After eight seasons with the Green Bay Packers, the former Kentucky wide receiver has agreed to a deal with the Dallas Cowboys, according to NFL Insider Jay Glazer. Cobb will the fill the Cowboys’ vacancy in the slot following Cole Beasley’s departure. Adam Schefter reports the deal is worth $5 million for one year.
Cobb’s best season came in 2014 when he caught 91 passes for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. It’s his only season over 1,00 yards or ten touchdowns, thanks to nagging injuries.
The former Wildcat entered the NFL with a bang. In his debut he tied an NFL record with a 108-yard kickoff return touchdown. It was also the first NFL touchdown by a player born in the 90s.
I guess there’s only one thing to say: How bout them Cowboys?
By Nick Roush on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 4:30pm
You only need to take one look at Kentucky’s wide receivers to notice a difference in the group.
That’s right, Lynn Bowden cut his hair.
“I’m just working on my image,” he said. “I really didn’t think I was presenting myself good for the fans with my hair, so I’m trying something new.”
Offensive coordinator Eddie Gran is trying new things with Lynn this spring.
“Lynn’s having a really good spring. We’re finding ways to get him the ball. He’s lining up all over the place. He’s really smart,” said Gran.
No matter how creative the UK coaching staff gets, they have to find more options at wide receiver. Wide receivers coach Michael Smith believes they’ll get there in due time.
“They’re coming along,” Smith said. “The first four days I’ve been really impressed with what Bryce Oliver has done. I think Marvin Alexander has shown he has a chance. For the guys that we didn’t see a lot last year, Akeem (Hayes) coming back, playing a little bit. Not that he’s a young guy, Clevan (Thomas) is back in the mix and doing some good things. I thought as a true freshman just coming in, I thought Demarcus Harris showed he’s going to be in the mix. And Allen Dailey, Allen Dailey is solid. He played on special teams last year, but he’s doing some good things.
“I’ve been really impressed with Lynn’s leadership. The way Josh Ali has been practicing fast. Isaiah Epps has made some strides. As a group I think we’re getting there, but we have a long way to go because it’s going to be a position that we need to step up and make some plays.”
Ali and Epps have been the names mentioned most over the first four practices. Challenged before the start of spring practice, Epps’ top priority is turning close misses into deep completions.
“I’m just trying to become more comfortable and complete all the deep balls that I can,” said Epps. “Things have been going good during the spring. Me and Terry and all the other quarterbacks have been working on timing. For me, it’s not the opportunity, it’s the finish. It’s the completion of the deep balls.”
He did just that at least once this morning.
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) March 19, 2019
Landon Young’s Return from a Redshirt
The former five-star offensive tackle is back in action after he was sidelined for a season with a knee injury. Seeing the glass half-full, he prefers to call it his redshirt year.
“I definitely feel stronger. A lot of guys have a redshirt year when they first come into college. It just happens that mine is split right down the middle.”
There was one incredible downside to missing last season.
“It’s really hard to sit out, especially when I missed — I was actually at home and couldn’t move when we played Florida. The first time we beat Florida in 32 years and I couldn’t be there. Being able to go and still experience Texas A&M and the bowl game, that was just amazing and sort of gave me a boost.”
Landon talked at length about his return to the field and the rest of the UK offensive line. He mentioned that Darian Kinnard has almost exclusively played tackle, an interesting twist after spending his freshman season at guard. Young also looks more enormous than ever before.
No Spring Break for Terry Touchdown
Many of the Wildcats went home or took a vacation during UK’s Spring Break. Not Terry Wilson. The quarterback stuck around Lexington for a week.
“I just didn’t feel like going out and spending a bunch of money and stuff like that, so I decided to stay around here,” Wilson said.
I appreciate his honesty. Most QBs would give some BS about wanting to be a leader, yada yada. Nope, he’s just a frugal man. I respect that.
Didn’t get enough? See what else Lynn Bowden had to say today:
By Nick Roush on ©March 19th, 2019 @ 3:00pm
Over the last two months, Kentucky Thrones Radio has welcomed on guests from around the Big Blue Nation to talk about the best show on television, Game of Thrones. Tomorrow night we invite you to be our guest at KSBar and Grille.
Beginning at 7:00 Wednesday night, T.J. Walker and I will host the greatest trivia challenge in the Seven Kingdoms. With the help of the maesters of Oldtown, we crafted a tournament so challenging, it will make the Tournament at Harrenhal look like child’s play.
If you have not read the books, do not worry. You can find answers to all of the questions simply by watching the show (but it might be wise to have a book-reader on your team). Not only will the champions earn their place atop the Iron Throne, but we will also reward the most creative Game of Thrones’ team name. (If you plan to ride solo, I suggest, “A Man has No Friends.”)
If you need help preparing, I suggest you check out a few old episodes of Kentucky Thrones Radio. If you are one of the few that does not care at all about the show, there’s still a few good reasons to come to KSBar this week.
Enter your picks into the KSBar Bracket Challenge at the restaurant this week before 12:15 p.m. ET Thursday for a chance to win four different delicious appetizers.