15 January 2008

Movin' the blog...

After deliberation with Lyndsey who touts the superiority of Wordpress, I have decided to migrate Stella. Same great blog, one word different in the web address. Update your links...

The new blog is here.

13 January 2008

HUGE win...

I never thought I'd be this excited about a win over Vanderbilt. But, when Kentucky has had the type of season it's had, a win over undefeated and 12th ranked Vandy is huge.

I only wish I could have seen it. I listened to the entire game on the radio, as I was driving out to Altus, OK for some training. As the radio started to fade and become fuzzy somewhere between Grayville and Mt. Vernon, Illinois, I pulled off I-64 at the first exit I came to and parked my blue Tahoe on the side of the road. Here I sat and listened to Tom Leach and Mike Pratt call most of the second half and both overtimes on a scratchy 840 AM WHAS out of Louisville.

I'm glad they won, because I would have been just a bit frustrated having sat on the side of the road that long for a loss. Hopefully the Cats can build on this win and get some momentum going into the SEC schedule.

06 January 2008


In case you haven't heard, I got engaged last Saturday to pretty much the most awesome woman I have ever known. We've only known each other since July and have only been dating since September. But, when you know, you know. Both of us have been though enough relationship "junk" to know a good thing when we see it. Both of us have been dedicated to prayer and seeking God's will from the beginning of this. And now, both of us are really excited about spending the rest of our lives together.

Kacey Leigh Fields absolutely makes me a better man, and I can only hope that I can make her better too. I now could not imagine living my life without her. May 17th is the first day of the rest of our lives together, and I can't wait.

The epitome of class:

I present to you...Bobby Knight.

03 January 2008

Is there any doubt what #1 would be...

...on the list of the most awkward sports interviews?

02 January 2008

The Big Blue Nation

Talk about fan support...follow senior linebacker Wesley Woodyard as he makes his way to the stadium for the Music City Bowl vs. Florida State. Blue dominated the stadium as Kentucky played one of their worst games of the year and were still and able to beat a depleted Florida St. team.

--This was the same day as a home basketball game...over 19,000 showed up to Rupp Arena for that one.

28 December 2007

The only logical conclusion...

...is that the Cats must win the game also.

Ribs Contest

27 December 2007

26 December 2007

It's only a day late...

Enjoy these holiday wishes from your Houston Rockets (check out the two UK grads...)

19 December 2007

Got patience???

As Lyndsey said about my last blog post, the trip to Kentucky is over. Time for a new post. Well, here you go...

There's a lot of panic surrounding the Kentucky basketball program. Even people who casually follow sports are likely to be aware of the struggles of this year's UK team. Well, this has been coming for some time, and those who have been paying attention shouldn't be surprised that this season is ugly. Maybe surprised that it's been this ugly, but the likelihood that Kentucky would be a contender this year was pretty small.

Kentucky lost 10 of its last 17 games last year. They graduated two starters, and one went to the NBA. Several key reserves also graduated. Billy Gillispie brought in two big-time recruits, one of which has already transfered. This year's team has two seniors and one junior. The rest of the team is sophomores and freshmen. Two key guards that would be starting this year have been injured up until now (Jodie Meeks came back last night). Last year's team was mediocre at best, and it doesn't make sense to expect this year's team to be any better considering all of the above.

Billy's installing his system. Kentucky players now must do things his way. They have to earn their playing time, and they aren't given anything. This is a significant change from the way things operated under Tubby.

Anyway, there is no reason to freak out. This season is going to be rough, but Kentucky fans need to be patient. Check out this article.

05 December 2007

This trip is going well.

So far, we have eaten tons of good food, had Christmas, seen our old houses, visited old friends, been in an enchanted winter wonderland, played loads of Wii and Guitar Hero, and seen it snow. And Kacey still has not been scared off. Amazing. We may just keep her around. If she can tolerate this level of shenanigans, I think she may just fit in with the family quite nicely.

29 November 2007

Headin' to Kentucky

Well...tomorrow's the day. Finally we get to go up to Lexington. We've been looking forward to this for weeks, as Kacey will get to meet the parents. Lyndsey's even flying up to join the fun. Our "Christmas" will be on Tuesday, as we won't be able to spend the real Christmas together, for the first time ever. It should be a week full of ridiculousness...hopefully we don't scare Kacey off.

24 November 2007

I found this great new blog...

...that everyone should check out. I was just randomly perusing the Internet and happened upon this brand new, wonderful blog that ironically mentions this great guy named Justin. Weird...

Anyway, please support the new blog. Put it in your bookmarks and link it from your own blog. There's bound to be a wealth of wisdom and a healthy dose of ridiculousness. Enjoy.

kacey leigh fields

20 November 2007

17 November 2007