Wakeup Call: Kentucky, Louisville links in prep for the big game

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer
Louisville fans want a win over John Calipari in the worst way. UK-UL links below. (Getty Images)

I know, I know. It's been such a slow week for the sport you love. But that's good. Consider it a mini vacation before the weekend brings back a bevy of ballgames, and from there we're off to conference season. It's a long, fun road ahead for the next 13 weeks.

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»» Now's as good a time as any to embed this video. With Kentucky-Louisville on tap for Saturday, you should know there's a documentary about to be released on the rivalry. Here's the trailer.

Over the years, The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland has become my favorite record from the group's way-too-short run. "1983... (A Merman I Should Turn To Be)" is among the tracks I go back to most. If you know the tune, do you know the alternate version? The original's already trippy enough. Try this one on for size. It's trippy and gooey and good all the same.

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