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December 19, 2012

Direct Kick: An interesting UK football note

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — It’s kind of hard to write about sports with the tragic elementary school shooting in Connecticut. Words can’t describe how I felt as the watched the series of events unfold.

There have been too many of these mass shootings in recent history; in fact, four have happened this year. What can be done about this? I have no idea. I don’t think anything can be done. It’s today’s society. Saturday a man stood a parking lot in a shopping mall in California and fired 50 shots in the air. Friday some nut in China wounded 22 primary school children using a knife, with several of the children listed in critical condition. Bomb attacks that kill innocent people seem to be the norm in the Middle East. Guns. Knives. Bombs. If people want to kill, they will find something to accomplish it.

In light of all this, it’s hard to think about sports. But sports, like life, goes on. So let’s see if I can trudge through this column and keep it lighthearted.

What does the wrestler Sting and Kentucky football have in common. More than you might think.

According to a report by Steve Jones of the Courier Journal, Sting’s son, Steven Borden, could be playing football for the Wildcats next season.

Borden, a 6-3, 250 tight end, has just graduated from Kilgore Community College, where he was named second team all-conference, and recently made a visit to UK. He also visited Texas Tech, where he had been recruited by new UK offensive coordinator Neal Brown. But he seems to be leaning toward Kentucky, and could make his announcement today.

Now how cool would that be if he did sign with UK?

That would mean Saturday’s at Commonwealth the wrestler known as Sting could be wearing blue and white face paint instead of his traditional white, black and red. Of course, he won’t be descending from any rafters to watch his son. No, he will just be another face (albeit a famous one) in the crowd. Kind of like Road Warrior Animal (Joe Laurinaitis) was when his son, James Laurinaitis, played at Ohio State a few years back.

If Borden does decide to play for the Wildcats, then we might be hearing Sting’s famous “awwohh” scream during UK games, followed by “It’s Showtime!”

Let’s just hope the younger Borden doesn’t try to use the Scorpion Deathdrop or Scorpion Leglock during a game!



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