Thursday, January 26, 2023

KHSAA Boys' Basketball Update

Here's the latest top 20 in the KHSAA from MaxPreps:

1.  Warren Central:  20-1
2.  Cov. Catholic:  17-2
3.  Lou. Ballard:  17-2
4.  Lex. Catholic:  20-2
5.  Great Crossing:  19-3
6.  Bowling Green:  20-4
7.  Collins:  18-2
8.  McCracken Co:  19-2
9.  N. Oldham:  17-5
10.  Mason Co:  21-2 
11.  Lou. Western:  15-6
12.  George Rogers Clark:  15-4
13.  Lyon Co:  16-5
14.  Lincoln Co:  16-5
15.  Pulaski Co:  20-2
16.  Lou. Trinity:  14-6
17.  Lou. DeSales:  14-6
18.  Grant Co:  18-4
19.  Owensboro Catholic:  18-2
20.  N. Laurel:  13-9

Monday, January 23, 2023

Update on Kentucky's Status

Overall record:  13-6
SEC record:  4-3
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency:  114.4 (26th in the country)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency:  98.2 (69th)
Adjusted Efficiency Margin:  16.23 (33d)
Luck:  182
Projected overall record:  19-12
Projected SEC record:  10-8

Sunday, January 22, 2023

Pennant Fever

Here is the top of the English Premier League, with roughly half the season left to go:

1.  Arsenal:  16-1-2 (50 points)
2.  Man City:  14-3-3 (45)
3.  Newcastle:  10-1-9 (39) (goal differential of 22)
4.  Man Utd:  12-5-3 (39) (7)
5.  Tottenham:  10-7-3 (33)

Here are the matchups in the fourth round (round of 32) of the FA Cup, which takes place next weekend.  Teams from the English Premier League are in bold:

Friday, Jan. 27:
Manchester City v. Arsenal

Saturday, Jan. 28:
Walsall v. Leicester City
Blackburn Rovers v. Birmingham City
Bristol City v. West Bromwich Albion
Fulham v. Sunderland
Ipswich Town v. Burnley
Luton Town v. Grimsby Town
Sheffield Wednesday v. Fleetwood Town
Southampton v. Blackpool
Boreham Wood or Accrington Stanley v. Leeds Utd
Preston North End v. Tottenham Hotspur
Manchester Utd v. Reading

Sunday, Jan. 29:
Brighton & Hove Albion v. Liverpool
Stoke City v. Stevenage
Wrexham v. Sheffield Utd
Derby County v. West Ham Utd

Album Reviews: Gabrielle Aplin, RuPaul, Old Dominion, Joesef, and Margo Price


Phosphorescent by Gabriell Aplin

This is Aplin's 4th album in 10 years and she's new to me.  I really liked the opening song "Skylight."  A good album to clean the house to or while you are baking.  

NFL Update

I'm starting to think that the Bills are like the Saints from a few years ago -- they somehow always find a way to lose in the playoffs, no matter how good they look in the regular season.  Also, props to Philly for putting the Giants away early -- those guys are dangerous if you let them hang around.  And props to Patrick Mahomes for beating Jacksonville with only one leg.

Here are the scores so far in the quarter-finals:

National Football Conference:
Philadelphia 38 - 7 New York

American Football Conference:
Kansas City 27 - 20 Jacksonville
Buffalo 10 - 27 Cincinnati

That just leaves the Niners and the Cowboys, who are meeting in the playoffs for the ninth time.