Good morning, friends, and happy Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, today commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over Napoleon III’s French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Here in America, it’s an excuse to go get Mexican food and margaritas. Speaking of, have you seen our special Mexican beef brisket tacos at KSBar?
Available this week only!
Now that you’re hungry, let’s move on to what’s happening today — or rather, what we hope happens today.
Still waiting on the Antigua, Coleman hires to be announced
The additions of Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman to Kentucky’s coaching staff are all but official. Both have informed Illinois they are leaving for the Bluegrass, the job postings have expired, and the runway is clear for landing. All we’re waiting on is the press release from Kentucky.
Until then, I’ll keep entertaining myself with pictures from Antigua’s previous tenure at Kentucky, and prior to that, this gem from Little Nicky:
If you want to feel old this morning, only four players on Kentucky’s roster were alive when that movie came out: Kellan Grady, Davion Mintz, Oscar Tshiebwe, and Keion Brooks.
ICYMI, TyTy Washington will announce his decision on May 15
The five-star point guard in the 2021 class is down to Kentucky, Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon, and will make his college choice known on Saturday, May 15. KUSports.com’s Matt Tait is reporting that Washington was going to hold Zoom calls with Kansas, Kentucky, and Arizona either last night or today. Hopefully Antigua and Coleman were or are able to be part of it.
LINK: Dr. Mike on shooting the Kentucky Derby
Our very talented photographer Michael Huang shot the Kentucky Oaks and Derby this past weekend for Tops magazine. Yesterday, he wrote a post for his blog, Heart of BBN, about the experience and shared some of his favorite pictures. I encourage you to check it out here. Shoutout to Mother Nature for providing an absolutely perfect backdrop.
Netflix Rec of the Week: “Who Killed Sara?”
Need a new show? Mr. TT and I just wrapped up “Who Killed Sara,” a Mexican thriller on Netflix about a man who was framed for the murder of his sister as a teenager, and once released from prison, vows to find her real killer. It’s a Spanish-language series dubbed in English, but after an episode, you won’t notice. It is super entertaining. Two thumbs up. Fine holiday fun.
The best part? If you breeze through it, you won’t have to wait long for season two. It premieres on Netflix May 19.
Julius Randle named Eastern Conference Player of the Month
Julius Randle is having quite the season. Yesterday, the Kentucky Knicks star was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month after averaging 27.1 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.3 assists in April and leading his team to an 11-4 record, the best mark in the East. This is the first Eastern Conference POTM award for Randle and he’s the first Knicks player to win one since Carmelo Anthony in Jan. 2014.
I think Randle’s son Kyden puts it best:
LET EM KNOW SON ? https://t.co/kbtdJKVriA
— Julius Randle (@J30_RANDLE) May 4, 2021
Now channel Kyden’s energy and go tackle your Wednesday.