■ For the SEC, six might have just gone to five.
Alabama's crushing loss in Gainesville might have all but wiped out the Crimson Tide's NCAA Tournament chances. It wasn't so much that Bama's RPI (87th) bottomed after the loss, it was that Anthony Grant's team missed a golden opportunity to make a trampoline jump up the computer ranking.
I was seeing six conference teams invited to the Big Dance. Now, the number looks more like five. Tennessee is the tenuous fifth choice.
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■ Speaking of Tennessee, as part of its punishment, the NCAA should force the Vols to replace Bruce Pearl with Charlie Sheen, especially since he's all about bi-winning.
■ You don't like basketball if you didn't like seeing Florida senior Adam Allen, shelved the last three years by knee injuries, dressed out and dribbling out the final seconds of the Gators' Tuesday victory that wrapped up a share of the conference title.
■ Speaking of sharing, Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger to ESPN's Dana O'Neil on Ohio State wrapping up a share of the Big Ten title: "It's like sharing your girlfriend or your husband. You wouldn't want to share your husband, would you?"
■ So this fall's Kentucky-Western Kentucky football game will be played on the Thursday before Labor Day, in Nashville. That means Kentucky fans will have to take off work early Thursday to drive to Tennessee, then get back for work Friday. Then they'll need the three-day holiday weekend to rest up from the trip.
■ Didn't think it at first, but now I do. Carson Palmer has taken his final snap as a Cincinnati Bengal. He's now accepting congratulatory phone calls.
■ Only someone as beloved as Josh Harrellson could break an 11-year-old's leg and turn it into a heart-warming story.
■ Let's give some props to Matthew Mitchell. The coach not only guided his team to a second-place finish in the SEC, despite losing its point guard in the pre-season, but he does a mean cooking segment on his coach's show.
(Hint to John Calipari: We're waiting.)
To speed up next year's Oscars, the clock will keep going even when the presenter goes out of bounds.
■ When best supporting actress Melissa Leo dropped the F-bomb on the Oscars, I half expected to receive a tweet from Calipari apologizing.
■ No truth that former President George W. Bush phoned that Louisville cheerleader to congratulate him for taking the title of country's most famous ex-male cheerleader.
■ Heard Jay Bilas of ESPN tell Scott Van Pelt that if you can't defend the post, you can't advance in the NCAA Tournament.
Considering the performances of Arkansas' Marshawn Powell (22 points, 10 rebounds) and Vanderbilt's Festus Ezeli (22 points, 13 rebounds), that might be an area that deserves Kentucky's focus.
■ Did you see where Calipari told the media he uses us like a "wet rag"? A nice Martha Stewart linen napkin would have sounded nicer.
■ So it turns out that Carmelo Anthony went to the Knicks because his wife wanted to live in New York. Goes back to what Calipari said he learned from his time in the pros. In college, it's the players' parents. In the pros, the ones you hear the most from are the players' wives.
■ At the basketball game Tuesday night, a video presentation had the head coach of each UK sport paying tribute to retiring President Lee T. Todd Jr. You know each one was secretly hoping for a $125,000 raise.
■ I hear Cam Newton is so serious about this "entertainer" and "icon" thing he's going to show up at the NFL Draft in a plastic egg.
■ Jack Cristil ended his 58-year run as the voice of Mississippi State athletics last week. I'm not even that old.
■ Did you see where State's Renardo Sidney missed the second half of the Tennessee game with an upset stomach? State basketball fans have had that same feeling all year.
■ Once basketball is over, what will your TV do without Jimmy Dykes? And Ted Valentine?