1. Kentucky Basketball: Making Peace with the Wildcats' Mass Exodus

    You may have heard today that seven players from Kentucky will be leaving school early to enter the draft, per USA Today ...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 4 months ago 7,178 reads 17 comments

  2. Kentucky Basketball: Predicting Who Will Stay and Who Will Go to the NBA

    Kentucky may have come two games short of perfection after it lost a heartbreaker to Wisconsin 71-64 on Saturday at the Final Four, but the Wildcats still gave fans a hell of a ride throughout their amazing 38-1 season...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 4 months ago 81,556 reads 158 comments

  3. The Viewer's Guide to the Final Four Team Stream Coverage

    This year's Final Four is shaping up to be one of the greatest in recent memory. You have a Kentucky team going for 40-0, a perennial powerhouse in Duke, Wisconsin making its second ...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 4 months ago 12,562 reads 0 comments

  4. Kentucky Wildcats Must Battle Their Past in Order to Make History

    Ask any Kentucky fan if he was ever really, truly nervous during the Wildcats' 13-point victory over Cincinnati on Saturday...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 4 months ago 14,884 reads 28 comments

  5. Kentucky Wildcats' Blueprint to Win the 2015 NCAA Tournament

    This was harder than you might think. It's tempting to write "just roll the ball out there." Kentucky has been so good and so unbeatable that coming up with a blueprint for the Wildcats ...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 5 months ago 7,784 reads 24 comments

  6. Kentucky Basketball: Are the Wildcats Just Straight-Up Unbeatable?

    I like to fancy myself a realist. When I look at a team like Kentucky, currently sitting at 22-0, I try not to focus too much on the record or even the results of a game. Instead, I look at how they're developing individually and as a team...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 6 months ago 10,223 reads 208 comments

  7. Kentucky Basketball: Breaking Down Every Wildcat's Best Move

    After two tight and worrisome games to start SEC play, Kentucky looked like its usual world-beating self in its 86-37 shellacking of Missouri...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 7 months ago 2,347 reads 10 comments

  8. Kentucky Basketball: It's Platoons or Bust for John Calipari

    Midway through the season, when Kentucky was blowing out anyone and everyone, there was still a prevailing sense that this whole platoon thing that John Calipari was using wasn't really going to last...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 7 months ago 3,845 reads 5 comments

  9. The 25 Best Cities to Be a Sports Fan

    Over the last five months, Bleacher Report has taken on an experiment to find the best cities in North America to be a sports fan. First, we removed all bias...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 7 months ago 82,783 reads 301 comments

  10. Kentucky Basketball: How Will Wildcats Deal with Alex Poythress' Injury?

    Alex Poythress is out for the season with a torn ACL , according to Brian Milam of WKYT News. It's a tough blow for a player who has, quite frankly, had a rough collegiate career up to this point...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 8 months ago 17,530 reads 42 comments

  11. Kentucky's Dirty Little Secret: Its 'Roster Full of NBA Talent' Is an Illusion

    Could Kentucky beat the Philadelphia 76ers? That was the (dumb) question posed after Kentucky's 72-40 demolition of then-No...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 8 months ago 14,664 reads 72 comments

  12. Kentucky Can Shoot the 3, but That Doesn't Mean It Should

    Have you ever played pickup ball where there's a guy who just jacks up three-pointer after three-pointer even though he keeps missing, insisting the whole time that he's actually ...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 8 months ago 7,621 reads 26 comments

  13. Kentucky 72 Kansas 40: Wildcats Put the Nation on Notice

    I, for one, welcome our new Wildcat overlords. That, in case you were wondering, was a statement game. Last year the Champions Classic served as notice that Kentucky had a very long way to go...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 8 months ago 13,646 reads 41 comments

  14. Kentucky Basketball: Let's All Overreact and Panic About the Buffalo Game

    For 20 minutes Sunday night, No. 1 Kentucky showed that it was overrated, overhyped and over-everything-else as it lost 38-33 to unranked Buffalo. It was a sloppy game for the Cats and confirmed suspicions that "deep" is not synonymous with "good...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 9 months ago 5,839 reads 34 comments

  15. Kentucky vs. Buffalo Recap: Freshmen Save the Day for Wildcats

    Kentucky: 71. Buffalo: 52. Well, that was about as unpleasant as a 19-point win could be. The No. 1 team in the nation is not supposed to trail by five heading into halftime against Buffalo...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 9 months ago 6,788 reads 9 comments

  16. Kentucky 85, Grand Canyon 45 Game Recap: Cats Take Care of Business

    Yes, 85-45 sounds about right. It's somehow dominant and yet not dominant enough, considering a second half where Kentucky endured some sloppy play. The Cats got off to a great start, which is really promising...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 9 months ago 2,645 reads 3 comments

  17. Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving's Handshake Was Not Smoking a Joint, Dummies

    So this is a thing now, apparently. After their recent win over the New Orleans Pelicans , Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving celebrated with a custom handshake...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 9 months ago 1,500 reads 0 comments

  18. Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Has His Platoons All Wrong Right Now

    I'm all in on John Calipari 's platoon approach. It's a bold strategy, but once he ran it out onto the floor, any other approach would have seemed silly...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 9 months ago 13,712 reads 21 comments

  19. Attempting to Find the Bright Side of the Oakland A's Collapse

    My mama always told me, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all." Well, if you go by that philosophy, there hasn't been much to say about the Oakland A's over the past two months...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 10 months ago 3,064 reads 7 comments

  20. Oakland A's: What If Yoenis Cespedes Is Magic?

    Okay, hear me out. Since the A's signed Yoenis Cespedes in 2012, the team was 228-131 with him in the starting lineup and 43-69 without him in the lineup, including their 15-25 record since the trade...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 11 months ago 6,595 reads 29 comments

  21. Attempting to Explain the Oakland A's Collapse Through Sports Movies

    To put things simply, this is not a great time to be an A's fan. The last two years and leading up to the All-Star break this year, it was wonderful. This scrappy bunch of young players and overachieving journeymen were a joy to watch...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 11 months ago 3,286 reads 7 comments

  22. What Does a Tire Go Through Before Hitting a NASCAR Track?

    It takes 3,000-4,000 tires to get through your average NASCAR weekend. Take a look behind the scenes to see what these tires go through before they are finally ready for a race...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 11 months ago 7,518 reads 5 comments

  23. Kentucky Basketball 2014: Early Impressions of Every Player on the Roster

    Kentucky basketball? In August? It's like Christmas in August! With the Wildcats playing six exhibition games in the Bahamas this year, we have the unusual pleasure of checking out the team far more in advance of the season than we're used to...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 12 months ago 7,752 reads 12 comments

  24. Atlanta Falcons Hard Knocks Episode 1 Recap: Let's Fight!

    Are you guys ready for some Hard Knocks ? Our long, national football-less nightmare is finally over. Sure, preseason football is fun, but the NFL season really doesn't get going ...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 12 months ago 15,699 reads 7 comments

  25. Ranking the 25 Best Cities to Be a Sports Fan: An Explanation

    How much does where you live matter as a sports fan? The short answer: It depends. If you're an Alabama football fan, there's no better place to live than Tuscaloosa. If you're a Red Sox fan, there's no worse place to live than New York City...

    Matt King Written by Matt King about 12 months ago 16,826 reads 1 comments