Hope everyone enjoyed their July 4 holiday weekend. Yes, I know my readership, and I'm positive you all took off Friday and probably sneaking in an off day today to maximize laziness potential. Congrats.
Now, let's eat ...
--- Sean Kilpatrick and the USA WUG team not exactly challenged by basketball power United Arab Emirates. The USA team slaughtered the oil mavens, winning, 140-46.
Even more impressive, SK led all US scorers with 18 points in his 24 minutes. He hit four triples along with four boards and three assists.
He had this to say about his first official game:
"Everyone on this team can score, and that's an advantage," Kilpatrick said. "We have the best players in the USA as of right now, and it was good to come down here with these guys and play this game. Everyone on this team plays the game the right way. When you've got guys that share the ball this well, then it's very special."
--- Monday morning the US squad hit the floor again, this time trouncing the Czech Republic, 96-53.
SK chipped in with seven.
Here is a replay of the game on ESPN3, if you want to take it in. Kilpatrick not starting at this point, but coaches have repeatedly discussed his energy off the bench as the major asset he's brought to the team, both with his defensive pressure and shooting from 3.
--- As for the rest of the live schedule, you can also catch games on ESPNU tape delays:
Wednesday, 1 p.m. EDT: Live on ESPN3 here.
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. EDT Live on ESPN3 here.
Friday, 5 a.m. EDT, Live on ESPN3 here.
--- Sadly, we mourn the death of the ESPN BIG EASTblog, which has apparently gone away as they restructured to add a Stanford only blog (wait, what?). Loved the work Andrea Adelson and Matt Fortuna did to cover the conference and they'll definitely be missed. No matter, you know you can always keep it locked here at GoBearcats.com for all you need to know about UC football in season.
--- Randomness ...
--- Have loved this show on Funny or Die and pumped its coming to Comedy Central, here's a history of the history.
--- I will sign up to watch the documentary on AAU basketball. Found the topic constantly one of the most interesting I write about every year.
--- One of the best parts of often working from home is being able to often work from the road. I'll be doing that this week following the Reds in Milwaukee. Which prompts this lovely tune for today's drive.
Have a great day.