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February 21st, 2019

The Funkhouser Situation E51: The Big Butt Club

After making an appearance on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Lee Cruse returns to The Funkhouser Situation to make fun of Chris Tomlin’s wrinkly shirt.  Aside from Tomlin’s poor fashion choices, KSR’s terrific twosome touches on a variety of topics around the pop culture world, like…

— The bizarre Jussie Smollett situation.

— Is Rebel Wilson’s rom-com worth a watch?

— There’s a Netflix show started by a Seinfeld writer you should watch.

— Could Fox find worse judges for The Masked Singer?

— Ariana Grande makes music history.

— Who should be the next Batman?

You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise. You can also get it directly to your phone by subscribing to The Funkhouser Situation podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Today’s episode is brought to you by Jake’s Cigar Bar. 


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 124: Zion Williamson, Reid Travis and Furman coach Bob Richey

It’s a MASSIVE edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron discusses all the big stories in college basketball, from Zion Williamson to Reid Travis and everything in-between. He is also joined by Furman head coach Bob Richey to talk about what it’s like to be a mid-major team battling to earn an at-large bid in the NCAA Tournament.

Here is a rundown of the day’s show:

Why Zion Williamson Shouldn’t Shut it Down: It’s all anyone in college basketball is talking about! After Zion Williamson went down with a knee injury — should he throw in the towel? Aaron explains why that’s a bad idea. Wednesday night proved that Duke can’t win a title without Zion, and did it put UNC in the conversation for a No. 1 seed?

Reid Travis’ Injury: What does it mean for Kentucky? Aaron explains why if such a thing was going to happen, this isn’t the worst time.

Furman coach Bob Richey: Next up, Aaron is joined by Furman head coach Bob Richey. Last episode Aaron and Nick Coffey debated whether small, mid-majors should actually be in consideration for at-large bids, and Coach Richey tells you how tough the struggle actually is. He describes scheduling and how the computers are held against small schools. Furman is currently 22-5 and won at Villanova – yet might just get left out of the Big Dance. Is it fair? Coach Richey explains why the answer is no.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play. Streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.  Don’t forget to follow the show on Instagram too.


SEC coaches discuss Kentucky’s rise this season

Kentucky’s improvement since December is remarkable, and has the Cats in the conversation for a No. 1 seed. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello spoke to some SEC coaches about what led to Kentucky’s rise and whether or not their success is sustainable. Spoiler: Yes.

“Instead of having three guys pissed off at the guard spot, you got two guys playing more minutes,” one SEC coach said of John Calipari’s backcourt rotation. “They’re playing with more confidence. And you don’t have to manage as many egos. I think that’s what’s going on with them now. It’s one of those situations where [Green] left and guys are playing more freely.”

“I think the biggest thing is their bigs are playing a lot harder than they had been,” an SEC assistant said. “That was the knock on PJ Washington last year and toward the beginning of this year. He changes games.”

Both true. When asked what Kentucky’s weakness is, one SEC coach said outside shooting, but even then, between PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, Tyler Herro, Immanuel Quickley, and Jemarl Baker, the Cats have plenty of guys who can catch fire on any given night.

For more, head on over to ESPN.

[ESPN]


KSR Show Thread 2/21: Reid’s knee, Zion’s knee, and the path to a 1-seed

Good morning, friends. Wild night in college basketball, right? Tune in to KSR as the gang discusses the news about Reid Travis’ knee, what it means for Kentucky moving forward, and Zion Williamson’s knee sprain after blowing out his shoe in the Duke vs. North Carolina game.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or send a text to the KSR Texting Machine at (859) 300-3264.

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Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian

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Horrible news out of New York, where Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a pedestrian last night.

According to Syracuse.com, a man was walking outside of his vehicle after it had crashed on Interstate 690, when Boeheim drove by and hit him. The accident happened around midnight. Earlier in the evening, the Orangemen beat Louisville 69-49. Boeheim is reportedly cooperating with investigation.

Awful, awful news.

[Syracuse.com]

UPDATE: Syracuse.com says alcohol was not a factor, as Boeheim’s blood-alcohol levels were 0.00 and he passed a field sobriety test, but there was freezing rain in the area, which may have led to poor driving conditions.

UPDATE x2: More details have emerged. According to police, Boeheim swerved to avoid the car, which was in the middle of the road after crashing due to bad weather. Boeheim released this statement via Syracuse.