GBS Picks the Worst Sports Movie Ever…

On Epidsoe 50 of Girls, Beer, Sports, we had a great discussion about the worst sports movie ever.  For some reason Stacey staunchly defened The Cutting Edge, which didn’t win, but is definelty a horrible movie.  Although Caddyshack II should not exist and is arugably the worst sports movie on the planet, Juwanna Mann ultimately won our bracket for the worst sports movie ever.  Listen to epidsode 50 to hear our discussion about all 20 movies and check out the bracket to see if you agree or disagree.

Listen to “Episode 50 L to the yeah we love Roman Numerals” on Spreaker.

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What We’re Drinkin This Week…

GBS has reached a nifty fifty episodes! We’ve got lots of laughs coming your way when Carrie talks about navigating the (ahem) singles section at Liquor Barn, not to mention Lauren’s love of animals doing jobs and Leigh’s feelings about Space Jam. We talk about two Big Games coming up this weekend with the Daytona 500 and the Oscars. In a very special bracket, we choose the Worst Sports Movie Ever, and Stacey and Carrie’s debate about The Cutting Edge is not to be missed! The Cutting Edge is of course a wonderful romance with one athlete finding an unexpected new sport and another finding the partner she needed…and Carrie’s gonna love that description 😉 Give us a listen and tell your friends!

Listen to “Episode 50 L to the yeah we love Roman Numerals” on Spreaker.

 

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What Where Drinkin’ This Week…

In Episode 49 the GBS squad does The Airing of Valentine’s Day Grievances. Overpriced prixe fixe dinners? High school matchmaker services and candygrams? The awful combination that is pink and red and lace, not to mention the flavor of candy conversation hearts? We’ve got you covered, plus we talk about the beginning of spring training, dog shows, and do a fact-packed Pick Em featuring women’s college basketball. Oh and Lauren just might have advice for putting undesirable chocolates back into the box.

Listen to “Episode 49: We got the cure for VD (Valentine’s Day get your mind outta the gutter)” on Spreaker.

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What We’re Drinking This Week…

Get our fact-filled recap of the Super Bowl (the game itself, commercials, halftime, and more!), gain some knowledge about rugby, celebrate Leigh’s birthday with some tough questions in her Lightning Round, and much more! Oh, and Happy Birthday, Axl Rose!

Listen to “Epidsode 48 Football Punts and Banana Runts” on Spreaker.

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Where’s The Heart?

By: Leigh:

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This weekend was a doozy in men’s college basketball; six of the top ten ranked teams went down, most by what you could call almost-embarrassing performances.  I watched almost all of these games at some point in their airing, and the one thing that kept coming to mind is; where is the heart?

Just to give you a little quick background as to where I am coming from on this.  I am 5’4”.  I am by no means a stick figure, and I seriously doubt you would call me a body-builder.  When I played high school basketball, I was the sixth or seventh person off the bench, I started my senior-night and that was about it.  I did not start on my high-school softball team consistently until my sophomore year.  When I went to college, I did not start immediately, I had to wait my turn and pay my dues.  However, there was always something I could pull from that I felt gave me the edge over someone that was taller, stronger, or more talented than I was, heart.  Where has that gone?

Watching many of these games almost all to their conclusions, I saw players laughing, with their team down by twenty.  I saw players selfishly taking shots that were not in the realm of their skill set or ignoring a wide-open teammate.  I saw defeat on players faces long before the buzzer sounded being down only a possession.  There are a lot of things that I think contribute to this and will probably be argued about for years to come,  AAU regulations, NBA entrance qualifications, and college requirements, to name a few.

There are many ways to looks at these loses and most of it can be chalked up to the madness that is college basketball, but I also see a very disturbing trend and one that may ruin the sport itself and that is the drive, want and heart to be there.  In an age where the elite players are only going to college because they have to meet the requirements of the NBA draft, is it necessary that they do well?  Does their team have to win a championship for that to happen?  Since 2000 there has only been, one person drafted number one overall that won a national championship in the same year, Anthony Davis in 2012 with Kentucky.

What does this all mean?  Does it mean kids will be kids? Does the old saying of, they are just learning still apply?  I believe there is more going on than any of these broadcasters, sports analysts, or even coaches want to admit.  The me, me, me generation are all about themselves and trying to get these kids to care about one another, a team, a university or a fan base is harder than it was even ten years ago.  I do not see a change coming any time soon and I think the passion for the game is shifting.  There used to be some nostalgia for me watching and hoping for magical things to happen to great teams. And don’t get me wrong those things do happen in March, but look at all the so-called top-ranked teams in the tournament that don’t make it that far.  What was missing?  In my opinion it was heart, it was the drive to win for the person next to you, it was carrying the hopes of an entire university/college/fan base on your shoulders and doing the impossible.  You cannot do that without heart and the help of your teammates and your coach.  To think that you are bigger than the game is selfish and will lead to bigger disappointments down the line.  I just hope some of these teams find that heart, whether it be in a shared experience as a team, a player stepping up and not allowing their team to slack off anymore, or a coach calling for everyone to look deeper.  For all of us spectators out here, I hope all these teams find that heart, because it only makes for a more incredible month of madness.

What We’re Drinkin’ This Week…

We’re excited to feature a very special guest from Lexington’s own Pivot Brewing Company in our first all-cider episode! Learn about the cider making process, enjoy our recap of an unforgettable Australian Open, find out why that big football game we can’t name uses Roman numerals, and listen to us debate which song Lady Gaga will sing first in that big game. You’ll learn about Leigh’s personal connection to the Bud Bowl and so much more. Now how ’bout them apples!
Listen to “Episode 47 How ‘Bout Them Apples!” on Spreaker.

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My View From Basketball College GameDay

By Carrie:

Last Saturday the basketball edition of College GameDay rolled into Lexington for the UK/Kansas game.  It had been here in the past, but I had never felt compelled to go.  I figured this time for the sake of the podcast I should make the trek Rupp Arena one time to check it out.  Having experienced it now once, I can say with some confidence that Football Game Day is far supperior to its basketball counterpart, and if the show does make a return trip to Lexington in the future I probably won’t go.

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Pretty good crowd when I arrived at the arena around 9:30, the endzone filled in later.

Typically the crowds at Basketball GameDay are decidedly smaller than the crowds that Football GameDay gets.  This is Lexington, however, and there was definitely a good turnout  of UK fans.  I did spot a couple of Kansas fans, but the majority of the crowd was supporting the BBN.  There were signs a plenty, but I didn’t see any that were better than what you see on Football GameDay.  Again, not to say that the crowd wasn’t enthusiastic, but it didn’t seem near as organic as Football GameDay crowds.  Since the show is only an hour and doesn’t start until 11am EST there was a lot of sitting around and waiting from the crowd, which kind of seem to dampen the enthusiasm.  Sitting around and waiting was only interrupted by either the crowd being directed to yell for spots they were filming to be aired later, when ESPN gave a live look in or when fans were participating in some on court games.  These games included a three point contest, CATS (instead of horse) and a dunk contest.  Surprisingly no one was hurt during the dunk contest, only two of the participants, however, were successful in really dunking the ball, one was a UK cheerleader.

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The crowd was midly entertained. 
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Cheerleaders, Dance Team and the Crowd ready to be enthusiastic for the start of the show.

I had forgotten that Digger Phelps was no longer a part of the show and was a little disappointed I didn’t get to boo him.  Jay Bilas, Seth Greenberg (uses old school paper for his notes), Jay Williams and Rece Davis all do an ok job with what they have to work with.  I found it odd that they read their own tweets about the UK/Kansas game at the start of the show and there didn’t seem to be any theme song opening ala Football GameDay.   They also didn’t pick any other games besides UK/Kansas at the end of the show.

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Getting ready to go on the air

 

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The interview with Cal was one of the highlights.

In the end, one of the biggest reactions from the crowd besides when the cameras were turned on them was the fan half-court shot challenge for $18,000.  Spoiler Alert, he did not win the money.

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The crowd ended up filling in nicely

It was pretty clear why Basketball GameDay doesn’t get the crowds at other schools like they got in Lexington.  The format and entertainment value just isn’t as good as it is with Football GameDay.  Since it’s inside Basketball GameDay was much more difficult to leave and come back, once you were in the arena you were in.  Yeah you could have left and come back, but it was a bit of a hassle.  Even though Football GameDay is four hours long, it’s outside and it’s easier for fans to leave, go to their tailgate and comeback for the middle or end of the show.   Football GameDay has also been on much longer (1987) than Basketball GameDay and has really endeared itself to fans.  Basketball GameDay debuted in 2005 and almost seemed like an afterthought, someone at ESPN decided that they needed an equivalent to Football GameDay, and they through something together.  The show just doesn’t feel like it’s evolved as well or is as organic as Football GameDay.

Although I would encourage anyone who lives in the vicinity of a Basketball College GameDay to go and experience it at least once, I probably won’t go again if it comes back to Lexington.  If Football GameDay comes back, however, I’ll be front and center.

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I did get a picture with one of the best mascots in college sports, so it was worth it.