For the 2nd year in a row, the entire sports staff at Clear Channel Media and Entertainment is going to host a day long event on the day following Selection Sunday for the NCAA Tournament. This year, that falls on March 12th. The event will once again be hosted by the Oxmoor Center on Shelbyville Road, and will encompass a total of 6 hosts and 13 hours of sports programming. Plus, we will host a BRACKET CHALLENGE with a chance to win a super-nice Gorilla Basketball Goal, courtesy of Steepleton's. Below is the entire rundown of events, so feel free to head out to Oxmoor any time in the day and you will get your sports fix headed into tournament time:
7-10AM: The EarlyBirds w/ Drew Deener
10-12PM: KentuckySportsRadio w/Matt Jones
12-1PM: Lachlan Mclean on WKRD
1-2PM: Drew Deener on WKRD
2-3PM: Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM: The Afternoon Underdogs w/Tony and Dave
530-6PM: Terry Meiners
7-9PM: Occupy Lachlan (the entire cast of hosts together on stage at the same time)
WHERE TO LISTEN ON THE AIR
Early Birds with Jody Demling
7-10AM (790AM WKRD)
The Tom Leach Show
9-10AM (1080AM WKJK)
KentuckySportsRadio with Matt Jones
10AM-12PM (1080AM WKJK)
Joe B. and Denny Show
10AM-12PM (790AM WKRD)
The Afternoon Underdogs with Dave Jennings and Tony Vanetti
3-530PM (790AM WKRD)
Sportstalk84 with Lachlan McLean
7-9PM (840AM WHAS)
Photo Credit - www.chicagosidesports.com
By - Daniel Farish
Nine months. That’s how long it was between Adrian Peterson going through surgery to repair a torn ACL and Adrian Peterson starting Week 1 of the NFL. He came within nine yards of breaking Eric Dickerson’s record for the most rushing yards in an NFL season. This leads into everyone’s question: What the hell is wrong with Derrick Rose?
We are five days away from the one year mark of Rose tearing his ACL. He hasn’t been back on the basketball court. He didn’t come back during the regular season, when his team was struggling. He has made mentions of coming back during the playoffs. So all of a sudden you want to come back not that your team is good? They beat a scrappy Brooklyn team with the backup’s backups. And you, you sit there on the bench because you’re “muscle memory” isn’t right. You get paid $16.4 MILLION to make sure it’s right.
This is your JOB. It’s not some rec league where you can sit out, feel bad about it, but still go get pizza with the guys afterwards. I remember when Derrick Rose was in the MVP conversation. Now there are websites saying you are a great “decoy” for the Bulls. Seriously? Is this what you want? Is this what you envisioned when you went down last year?
When a player leaves a sport, a businessman leaves the rat race, or a person leaves this world all they have is their legacy. MJ’s “flu game” (which turned out to be food poisoning) was, and still is a huge part of his legacy. What will yours be DR? You’ll be “that guy” who could’ve been, but wasn’t. You’ll be an answer in a trivia contest in 10 years. You’re supposed to be the premier player on one of the most iconic franchises in the NBA. All you are now is the butt of a joke. To your own fans!
So what’s wrong? On the outside (as most of us are) this appears to be mental and/or emotional. It’s like you don’t trust yourself, your body, or the doctors who have fixed you. They cleared you to play 60 days ago. The Bulls would not rush you, nor would the doctors who they employ. They say when you fall off the horse, to dust yourself off and get back on. It was quite a fall you took; that injury just a decade ago spelled disaster for an athlete. No one expects you to be Adrian Peterson. It has been made quite obvious that his body is a medical marvel. But you’ve got to be you, and quit being scared.
Finally, I leave you with this:
Nate Robinson – “God blessed me with a lot of heart and no height and I’ll take that any day.”
Come on Derrick, show some heart.