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September 21st, 2017

The Funkhouser Situation: Episode 3

The Funkhouser Situation with Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse is back.  This week they touch on a variety of topics, but first, they start with a message from a listener.  Highlights:

—  The struggle is real: Lee can’t master technology.

—  Country music stinks: how it’s changed and the problem with young country artists.

—  If you could make only one TV channel, what would it be?

—  Stand-up Comics vs. Improv/Sketch Comics

—  The TV shows Lee and Chris are currently watching.

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 “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Lexington named least expensive city in America to buy pizza

Bourbon, basketball, horses and… pizza?

That’s right– Lexington, Kentucky is a hot bed for cheap pizza, according to a new nationwide study. In fact, Lexington is the least expensive city in America to buy a good pie.

Dafiniti, a research and data collection website, set out to determine as much as it could about pizza. The study looked intro pricing, distribution and availability across these great United States, and it found Lexington’s median price of $5.99 for a large plain pizza makes it the cheapest in the land. Buffalo, NY has the most expensive at $14.79.

The entire state of Kentucky had the third lowest price on pizza, behind only Maine and Alaska.

Read more here.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m taking a lunch break for pizza.

Courtney Love named to 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

Kentucky linebacker Courtney Love has been named to the 2017 Allstate Good Works Team, it was announced on Thursday.

Love is one of only 11 FBS college football players named to the list of 22 total players on the team, which shines a spotlight on the stories of selflessness and community service displayed by student-athletes.

Read why Love was selected, via the press release from UK:

Love, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, shows his selflessness by volunteering his time to help others. He leads the team in community service hours and has a passion for mentoring children, especially those living in a one-parent household or children who have parents who are incarcerated. His passion for helping others was derived from his own childhood experiences. At the age of eight, Love ran away from a not-so-healthy relationship with his mother, and as a teenager, was forced to deal with his father being incarcerated for two years. Because of his past, it was a perfect pairing when he found Amachi Central Kentucky. Amachi is a mentoring program that seeks to pair caring, positive adults with children and youth in the Bluegrass who have one or both parents in state or federal prison or are affected by incarceration in some way.

“Since Courtney began mentoring through Amachi, he has exhibited compassion, kindness, leadership, and love,” Amachi specialist Destini Engle said. “Working with him is one of the greatest honors of my life. He has changed and will continue to change so many lives through his story and his mentorship.  I cannot think of a more deserving individual for this award.”

 Love also has served in a Skype mentoring program with area high school students, and has taken part in many events with the UK Children’s Hospital, Read Across America, and Special Olympics, along with many other service activities.

In May of 2016, Love was chosen to participate in a service/educational trip to Ethiopia where he helped build houses as well as shoe-shining boxes for men to be able to work and provide for their families. He also delivered food to impoverished families and visited with orphans and widows.

Love, who was named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team, has also been nominated for several other national awards, including the Lott IMPACT Trophy, the Wuerffel Trophy and the Senior CLASS Award just to name a few.

Head coach Mark Stoops said, “I’m so proud of Courtney. He exemplifies everything you’re looking for in a student-athlete. The fact he’s being recognized on a national level doesn’t surprise me because of the way he serves other people. “

Love is the program’s 14th player and the third under Stoops to be named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in its 26-year history. UK ranks tied for second all-time with Nebraska in award winners behind Georgia.

Love also gets in done in the classroom, having already received his diploma in community and leadership development, and earning 2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll honors.

He’s pretty good at football, too.

Mitch Barnhart responds to offensive “Hurricane Irma” sign gone viral

There is a handmade sign (presumably made by a UK student) circulating the internet this week and it is not a good look for Big Blue Nation.

The sign — which was shared on SnapChat but hasn’t been spotted on campus, to my knowledge — reads, “If Hurricane Irma didn’t F(UK) you up, Cats will.”

Needless to say, it’s a little too far out of bounds, given the recent destruction down in Florida.

The photo of the sign made it’s way down to the Gators locker room and many of the Florida players are talking about it on social media. Today, UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart felt the need to address it on Twitter, reminding everyone that UK is accepting donations for hurricane relief at Saturday’s game, and “that’s not us.”

Now I’m not the sign police, nor do I have a lot of room to talk because I’ve been known to throw some insults around myself — but let’s stick to the felony references in our pre-Florida game signage and leave the hurricane stuff aside. I feel like that’s a good middle ground for our Florida zingers: more suspension digs and naked shark huggers; fewer natural disaster jokes.

And on that note, let’s beat Florida.

More Florida talk, BB recruiting gossip and whatever else comes up (Thursday Show Thread)

On today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio, Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond continue the pre-Florida game talk and discuss some of the recent chatter around basketball recruiting. They’ll also weigh in on the Lawrence O’Donnell video that’s gone viral (scroll down) and whatever other nonsense comes up throughout the show.

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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Good morning, friends. Let’s get your day started off right with a preview of what’s ahead and a couple of fun videos of people losing their minds. Grab a fresh coffee and enjoy:


We will hear from Mark Stoops one last time before the Florida game.

It’s Thursday, and that means the football program will answer a few more questions before closing its doors until the weekend. Mark Stoops will be available to the media following Thursday’s practice and we’ll be there to pass along all of the important things he says, to you. You’re welcome.

The Free Money Podcast hit internet shelves last night.

Episode 4 of our money giveaway is live for your listening pleasure:

Free Money with Matt and Drew: Episode 4

If you followed our picks the last two weeks, you’re probably retired and living in your new beach house right now.

The status of Florida’s star cornerback is still uncertain.

Florida’s Duke Dawson, who has two interceptions through two games this season, tweeted that he will play Saturday versus the Cats, but his coach isn’t so sure. According to Florida head coach Jim McElwain, Dawson is in concussion protocol down in Gainesville and hasn’t participated in any contact activities this week in practice. This story is one to keep an eye on today and tomorrow because Dawson is a key member of the Gators’ defense.

There are two new picks for Kansas in Immanuel Quickley’s Crystal Ball.

One from a Maryland insider and one from Miami. What do they know?!

Nothing, probably. The people on UK’s end aren’t worried.

And now for a couple of clips of people getting extremely mad.

First, a New York radio host talking about the Giants offensive line and the pythagorean theorem:

Then the video sweeping the internet this morning, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell LOSING HIS MIND on set. Language very not safe for work:

I’ll leave you with that. Be nice to your co-workers today.

Get to know Jaxson Hayes, Kentucky’s new 2018 target

There is a new name on John Calipari’s recruiting board for the Class of 2018 and it’s a surprising one.

Calipari extended a scholarship offer to Jaxson Hayes, a blossoming prospect out of nearby Cincinnati, on Tuesday. Hayes is only the second big man on UK’s board with an offer, and many are wondering why it went to him and not Simi Shittu, who Calipari loves.


Power Forward/Center 6-11 | 195 lbs. Cincinnati, OH Archbishop Moeller
ESPN: Unranked Top 247: 160 | 41 PF Rivals: Unranked Scout: Unranked

Hayes is considered a long-term project due to his inexperience and skinny frame, but Cal obviously sees the potential or he wouldn’t have extended the offer. Other big programs see the potential, too — Hayes also has offers from Texas, Ohio State, Purdue, Xavier, Illinois, Butler and Dayton, among many others.

You’ll hear plenty more from Hayes in the coming days as speculation of a commitment heats up, so you better go ahead and get familiar with him. Here’s what you need to know…


He hasn’t started a game in high school.

By now you’ve probably heard: Hayes hasn’t started a single game of high school basketball — not on the varsity team, not on the JV team and not on the freshman team…

… yet he holds a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky.

He averaged less than 10 minutes per game last season.

Hayes was a reserve for Ohio state tournament runner-up Archbishop Moeller in his junior season, his first on varsity. He averaged around three to four points per contest off the bench.

He’s grown almost a foot taller since his freshman year.

Hayes was 6-1 as a freshman, and has grown to 6-11 entering his senior year at Moeller.

Anthony Davis 2.0?

“He’s literally getting better by the hour.”

That is what his head coach, Carl Kremer, told WCPO in Cincinnati back in July.

He visited Kentucky on Sept 2.

Hayes took an unofficial visit to Lexington on Saturday, September 2.

He took official visits to Texas and Xavier.

Hayes visited the Longhorns on September 8; then Xavier on September 15.

Football was his first love.

Before the sudden growth spurt, Hayes thought his future was in football. He was being recruited as a tight end and wide receiver, and took a visit to Iowa, his father’s alma mater.

His father is the tight ends coach for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hayes is the oldest son of 12-year NFL veteran Jonathan Hayes, who is in his fifteenth season as the Bengals’ tight ends coach.

His mother was a college basketball star.

Mama Hayes scored more than 1,500 points for Drake and was the 1995 Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year. She went on to coach at Southern Illinois-Carbondale, Iowa and Oklahoma.

So the kid has pretty good genes, huh?

He is a friend and classmate of UK tight end commit, Brendan Bates.

Bates committed to Kentucky back in March and has been billed as the tight end of the future for Kentucky football.

He played AAU ball with Romeo Langford.

Hayes played alongside Romeo Langford on the Kentucky-based 22 Vision AAU team on the adidas circuit this past summer.

Learn more about him in this news story:

Watch his highlights:

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: How We Win the SEC East With 2 Losses (Including Georgia)

Can we actually win the SEC East?  Well, the answer is absolutely yes but we have a long way to go.  Let’s not forget that UK is underdogs this weekend and as it stands now will be underdogs against Mississippi State and Georgia and potential even spreads against Vanderbilt and Tennessee.  Only Missouri and Ole Miss appear to be clear favorites.  Point being, lots of games still in the air even if UK was to beat Florida.  But when I look at the entire SEC schedule, I see a few legitimate keys to making this dream come true:

  1. Beating Florida
  2. Georgia losing 3 games out of Mississippi State, at Tennessee, at Vanderbilt, at Auburn, Florida (neutral).
  3. If Florida beats Georgia, they will need to lose 1 additional game (LSU, at South Carolina)

If those 3 things happen, UK could lose 2 conference games and would likely still win the East division.  Below is the layout for each remaining week and how games COULD fall for this to happen.

Week 4
Kentucky beats Florida
Georgia beats Mississippi State (BIG GAME, UGA at home but MSU ranked)
Alabama beats Vanderbilt
Auburn beats Missouri
Standings: Kentucky 2-0, Georgia 1-0, Florida 1-1, South Carolina 1-1, Vanderbilt 0-1, Tennessee 0-1, Missouri 0-2

Week 5 (Eastern Michigan Week)
Georgia beats Tennessee (BIG GAME, home game for Vols)
Florida beats Vanderbilt
Texas A&M beats South Carolina
Standings: Kentucky 2-0, Florida 2-1, Georgia 2-0, Tennessee 1-1, South Carolina 1-2, Vanderbilt 0-2, Missouri 0-2 

Week 6
Kentucky beats Missouri
South Carolina beats Arkansas
Florida beats LSU (BIG GAME, home game for Gators)
Vanderbilt beats Georgia (BIG GAME, home game for Vandy)
Standings: Kentucky 3-0, Florida 3-1, Georgia 2-1, Tennessee 1-1, South Carolina 2-2, Vanderbilt 1-2, Missouri 0-3

Week 7 (UK off)
Georgia beats Missouri
Florida beats Texas A&M
Ole Miss beats Vanderbilt
Tennessee beats South Carolina
Standings: Kentucky 3-0, Florida 4-1, Georgia 3-1, Tennessee 2-1, South Carolina 2-3, Vanderbilt 1-3, Missouri 0-4

Week 8
Mississippi State beats Kentucky
Alabama beats Tennessee
Standings: Florida 4-1, Kentucky 3-1, Georgia 3-1, Tennessee 2-2, South Carolina 2-3, Vanderbilt 1-3, Missouri 0-4

Week 9
Kentucky beats Tennessee
South Carolina beats Vanderbilt
Florida beats Georgia (BIG GAME)
Standings: Florida 5-1, Kentucky 4-1, Georgia 3-2, South Carolina 3-3, Tennessee 2-3, Vanderbilt 1-4, Missouri 0-4

Week 10
Kentucky beats Ole Miss
Georgia beats South Carolina
Florida beats Missouri
Standings: Florida 6-1, Kentucky 5-1, Georgia 4-2, South Carolina 3-4, Tennessee 2-3, Vanderbilt 1-4, Missouri 0-5

Week 11
Kentucky beats Vanderbilt
Auburn beats Georgia (BIG GAME, home game for Auburn)
South Carolina beats Florida (BIG GAME, home game for USC)
Tennessee beats Missouri
Standings: Kentucky 6-1, Florida 6-2, Georgia 4-3, South Carolina 4-4, Tennessee 3-3, Vanderbilt 1-5, Missouri 0-6

Week 12
Georgia beats Kentucky
Tennessee beats LSU
Vanderbilt beats Missouri
Standings: Kentucky 6-2, Florida 6-2, Georgia 5-3, Tennessee 4-3, South Carolina 4-4, Vanderbilt 2-5, Missouri 0-7

Week 13 (Louisville week)
Arkansas beats Missouri
Tennessee beats Vanderbilt

Kentucky: 6-2
Florida: 6-2
Georgia: 5-3
Tennessee: 5-3
South Carolina: 4-4
Vanderbilt: 2-6
Missouri: 0-8

September 20th, 2017

Documentary on Cordia High School and Rodrick Rhodes streaming now

Remember us telling you about “Us Against The World,” Uproxx’s documentary series about Rodrick Rhodes and the Cordia High School basketball team? All ten episodes of the docuseries dropped today on and are free to stream.

The documentary tells the story of how Rhodes rebuilt the Cordia High School program with transfers from across the country, which created tension with rival programs in Eastern Kentucky and led to racist acts and hate-mongering. In May 2016, Rhodes was removed as coach after the program was slapped with several KHSAA sanctions for violations ranging from recruiting to providing illegal benefits to players. Earlier that year, Cordia won its first ever All “A” Basketball Championship.

In the opening scene of the first episode, Rhodes recalls a conversation he had with former teammate Jeff Sheppard about taking the job back in 2011 and Sheppard’s initial concerns about the reception Rhodes would receive in Eastern Kentucky. Sheppard eventually reasoned that people would accept Rhodes because he was “blue,” aka a former Kentucky player, but in the documentary, Rhodes said that he found out his friend was right to be worried.

“To be honest with you, I think that wore off. The blue wore off,” Rhodes said.  

All ten episodes are available now for free on Watchable. Drew Franklin will have a review of the series for you tomorrow.

KSR Top 10 Tweets of the Day


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#10 Rory Duane Cundiff

I appreciate the sigh in front of Kroger Field.

#9 Spunk1nky


#8 Ken Dean

Let’s hope “sometime” is this Saturday.

#7 Matt Holloway

Does this mean we’ve made it? I think so.

#6 Stevie Johnson

If Stevie says it’s our time, IT IS OUR TIME!

#5 MB Schindler

What is this world coming to?

#4 tomservoBBN

It’s like the Dead Sea in that comment section…

#3 Paul Browning

It’s true.

#2 Chad Ansert

Automatic has a nice ring to it.

#1 Joey McQueen

Again, can Saturday just GET HERE NOW!



Rajon Rondo is already impressing teammates in New Orleans

Rajon Rondo started his career in Boston, where he developed into one of the best point guards in the NBA.

After being traded to the Mavericks in 2015, the former Wildcat star has played for Sacramento and Chicago, losing his notoriety as one of the league’s best in the process.

Rondo signed with the New Orleans this offseason on a one-year, $3.3 million deal, but people aren’t sure what to make of it.

With Jrue Holiday signed on as the premier guard, what role will Rondo have? Will injuries slow him down like they have in the past? How much does the former Cat have left in the tank?

According to Jim Eichenhofer of, the seasoned vet hasn’t lost his touch in the slightest.

“Everybody was listening to him and getting in the right spots,” marveled Pelicans rookie wing Jalen Jones, a two-way contract signee. “That’s what you have to have at point guard, because if no one is listening to you, the team is all over the place.”

Veteran guard and former Celtic teammate E’Twaun Moore said Rondo gave him the tools and guidance to thrive in the NBA.

“From being around him, even though it was only one year, I learned a lot,” said Moore, who also gleaned pointers from Celtics veterans Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen. “It helped me throughout my career, going to other teams. Maybe if I had been in a different situation as a rookie, I might not have picked up as much as I did. It definitely helped me to stay in the NBA. I don’t know if I’d still be here.

Even former Kentucky star Darius Miller has noticed how much Rondo’s veteran leadership has helped not only his game, but the entire team.

He pays attention to every little detail,” Miller said. “It’s crazy. I think that will be huge for the team, just his leadership. His experience is incredible – he’s played with some of the greatest guys, Hall of Famers, won a championship (in 2008, as a second-year pro). Him spreading that knowledge, teaching everybody and showing people how to play, what to do, where to be, is going to be huge.”

I don’t know about you all, but I’m all for a starting lineup of Rondo, Holiday, Miller, Anthony Davis, and DeMarcus Cousins.

KSR featured on the front page of Reddit

We’ve officially hit it big time.

Last night, our friends at the Harold Leeder of the New Circle Circular wrote an absolutely hysterical piece on KSR that makes fun of Florida fans. This morning, that Harold Leeder post was featured on the front page of Reddit.

For those who don’t know, Reddit is one of the most popular websites on the internet right now, featuring comments, upvotes/downvotes (likes/dislikes), etc. on any topic imaginable. Sports teams, musicians, news source, etc., all have different subreddits for fans of any subject to tune into.

Here’s the headline, now up to 8534 upvotes and 646 comments at the time of writing this post.

The top two comments on the post just add icing to the cake.

You can read the whole comment thread featuring some pretty priceless stuff here.

In case you missed it, here’s the link to the original KSR article:

Doctors Discover Gene That Makes Someone A Florida Fan Is The Same One That Makes People Think It’s Ok To Go Shirtless To An Olive Garden

Now, who is going to make us a r/KentuckySportsRadio or r/KSR?

Kentucky Doesn’t Need Thirty Losses for Motivation

Kentucky has lost to Florida thirty times in a row, but the 2017 Wildcats only need one loss to motivate them to play their best this Saturday.

Last year Kentucky laid an egg at The Swamp.  They were dominated from start to finish in the 45-7 loss.  After the game, Jordan Jones called out his teammates.

“Sometimes when we’re down, a lot of people on our team just tend to quit and think it’s over, and I don’t think it’s over until it’s actually over,” Jones said. “I think as a whole team we all need to work on fighting back and not giving up and realizing the game’s not over until it’s actually over.”

Derrick Baity echoed that sentiment one year later.

“It hurt, but I feel like we didn’t put up enough fight.  We just came in and laid down.  It hurt to see your team do that, but I don’t think we have that mentality anymore.”

Since then, Baity said the players have reversed course by buying in completely.  He was not afraid to admit that at the time, he had not completely bought in to the coaches’ message.  It’s difficult to eloquently describe exactly how the team has changed, but there’s no denying it.

“We were hoping to beat them last year and now we feel like we’re capable of beating them this year,” Baity said.  “There’s not one person the field that has that mentality to lose.”

In case the players forgot that feeling, Eli Brown said last year’s embarrassing loss is playing on a loop in the Kentucky weight room as a reminder.  The 2017 Kentucky Wildcats will enter Saturday’s game with a much different attitude than the 2016 Kentucky Wildcats.

“This is a different team, different players,” Baity said. “We’re all in.”

No. 1 player in 2019 earns Kentucky offer

This morning, news leaked that Coach Cal was on his way to visit the No. 1 player in 2019, Vernon Carey Jr., at his school.

Tonight, Carey announced on Twitter he received an official offer from Calipari during the visit.

The 6’10 forward out of Florida also holds offers from North Carolina, Duke, Michigan State, and Michigan, among others.

Watch him work:

Get him in blue, Coach Cal.

Free Money with Matt and Drew: Episode 4


KSR’s Free Money listeners are a lot richer after week three of the college football season.  After rolling in cash all weekend, Matt and Drew recap their picks, make a few week four selections, and…

— What will Phil brag about this week?

—  How do you have more than one pick of the month?

—  Drew counted Phil’s record from week three and it was not good.

—  How well do they know the location of our nation’s military academies?

—  Matt’s early NFL success and his picks of the week.

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 “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Florida WR Freddie Swain says this game is Kentucky’s Super Bowl

How many times do we hear Coach Cal say, “We’re every team’s Super Bowl” each year?

A lot.

This time, the Kentucky football team is on the receiving end of that narrative.

Florida WR Freddie Swain told reporters that Saturday’s game was Kentucky’s version of the Super Bowl.

That’s probably like their Super Bowl, you know what I’m saying,” Swain said. “If I lost to a team that long, I mean, I’d try to win too. I mean that would be a big win.”

Florida tight ends coach and former Kentucky assistant Greg Nord the two programs just aren’t on the same level right now.

“Where we’re at now, we’re one of the elite programs in the country and they’re not.”

For senior safety Nick Washington, the primary goal is to not be the team that ruins the streak.

“I don’t think many guys are thinking that we’ve had a really long streak going against these guys and we can’t be the team to let the university down or our fans down,” said Washington.

The BBN begs to differ.

As far as Swain’s comments go, do you think he was trying to throw shade at the Wildcats? More importantly, is he wrong?

Roast A Mascot: Florida Gators

You’ve seen it a million times on the National Geographic channel. An alligator floating slowly, only the crown of its black head cracks the swamp’s stagnant, reflective surface. Subtle ripples, pulsing from the gator’s gentle tread, are the only things keeping it from being completely undetectable. Nearby, an ignorant water dwelling bird stands at the shoreline trying to catch fish. In a flash, the gator springs to action, clutching the bird in its powerful jaws amidst splashing of black water and blood. This is usually when the sophisticated British narrator chimes in to praise the gator for being a fierce and stealthy hunter, as the alligator swims away with its prey.

That scene makes alligators seem cool, right? Well, they’re not.

What this typical Nat Geo documentary fails to mention is the vile manor by which the gator consumes its meal. It’s a lengthy, disgusting process, which starts by the reptile submerging its prey to the swamps bottom. Then the gator lets osmosis soften the deceased animal, until it is soggy enough for the gator to swallow whole. Imagine a human submerging his or her Cinnamon Toast Crunch in milk, letting it turn to mush, then swiftly eating the whole thing at once. Not only would it be a waste of a delicious bowl of cinnamon sugar goodness, it would also be repulsive, unacceptable dining behavior. That’s what gators are, repulsive beasts with no sense of meal time etiquette.

We’re talking about a creature who prefers to spend its time wallowing in mud water that smells like poop and egg farts. This filthy water is the same place they’ve picked to give birth to their children. Children who will hatch into a childhood filled with nothing but fear of being eaten by the parents who gave them life. That’s right, gators are so weak minded and shameless that they’ll resort to eating their own offspring in times of famine.

Trash such as plastic bottles and even license plates have been found in the stomachs of alligator carcasses. Sure, humans are to blame for this, but just because trash exists in their ecosystem, doesn’t mean they have to eat it. I see trash all the time in my habitat, but I’ve never been inclined to consume it. Other species that live in these swampy environments don’t eat trash. So why do gators eat it? Well, because they’re shameless, prehistoric, imbeciles.

Outside of their stomach churning diet, alligators are reptiles, which means they rely on their surroundings to regulate their body temperature. Seems incredibly indolent if you ask me. Instead of being assertive and regulating their own temperature, like superior, evolved mammals do,  they rely on their environment to pick up their slack. Freeloading off the radiant energy from the suns rays giving nothing in return besides enabling the indulgent behavior of the wealthy elite who overpay for gator skin shoes and belts.

American Alligators are some of the oldest extant vertebrates on the planet. They’ve largely remained the same for millions of years. I’ve seen them described as versatile and resilient survivors, virtually unchanged by the arrow of time. If you ask me, those are just nice terms for describing something that is complacent and lazy, an organism unwilling to evolve and leave the squalor they’ve called home for eons. Gators are ok with being disgusting, dirt eating nuisances and should be viewed as such.

I mean, just observe this massive gator move:

What exactly is there to admire here? I can’t decide whether to attribute his glacial pace to his minuscule intelligence or his slothful nature. The thing can’t even take a step without having to think about which leg he’s going to move next. However, I’m sure it is challenging to move with four gallons of trash sloshing around in your stomach. I wonder what’s on the other side of that path…probably his next meal, which is most likely his own kids. Never fear though, by the time he reaches them they’ll likely be his size. What a disgrace.

It’s shocking to me a public university would choose such a nasty animal as the symbol for their athletic program, yet Florida does. In fact, they embrace and cherish, this vile disgusting creature. Their fans cheer and repeatedly clap their arms together, imitating the chomping of the bacteria laced jaws of their favorite reptile, all the while not knowing the disgusting nature of the species they’re imitating. I chuckle at the site of a Florida fan sporting a shirt with the image of a gator head. It’s funny to me because that Florida fan sees an alligator on his shirt, but all I will ever see is mud and trash smeared across his chest.

Gators are gross. Go Cats.

Kentucky gaining ground in College Football Imperialism Map

Reddit CFB user Nathan Bingham (nbingham196)

If college football was a game of Risk, Kentucky would be a heck of a contender right now.

If you listened to the show this morning, you heard a caller describe the College Football Imperialism Map created on Reddit. Basically, if a team beats another team, they acquire their land, along with the land of the teams that program has beaten this season. So, in Kentucky’s case, Kentucky gets the land closest to them to start with. So far, they have acquired Southern Miss’ land and South Carolina’s land (plus NC State and Missouri). Eastern Kentucky isn’t an FBS team, so they don’t count. Teams keep their land until they get beat, in which case all of their land goes to their opponent.

Here’s a GIF of the season to this point.

Per this bizarre exercise, Kentucky is tied with South Florida for the second most territories and has the fourth most counties/parishes at 153. Saturday’s game vs. Florida is huge for obvious reasons, but with a win, Kentucky would pick up all of Tennessee’s territory that Florida won last week.

Yet another reason to win.


Garrett Johnson could pass Randall Cobb in career receiving yards Saturday

Saturday could be a huge day for Garrett Johnson. Not only is the Winter Park, Florida native going up against his home state Gators, he has a chance to pass Randall Cobb on Kentucky’s career receiving list.

Johnson has 1,654 receiving yards over his career at Kentucky, and with seven more, will move to seventh on the list, passing Cobb, who will be inducted into the UK Athletics Hall of Fame this weekend. Juice is averaging 35 receiving yards per game, so I’d say the chances are high he’ll do it. In fact, if he gets over 50 receiving yards, he can move up even higher on the list, passing La’Rod King (1,706 yards) at sixth and maybe even Quentin McCord (1,743) at fifth.

If Johnson channels his breakout performance vs. the Gators his freshman year, it will certainly happen. In 2014, Johnson caught six passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns in the Swamp. Sadly, it was all for naught as the Cats lost a triple overtime thriller 36-30. Stupid play clock.

Move up the list and break the streak. Let’s do it.