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Documentary on Cordia High School and Rodrick Rhodes streaming now

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 Watchable.com 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 featured on the front page of Reddit

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

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

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

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.

[Reddit]


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.

 


UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

UK Hoops to play three games in Rupp Arena; one part of double-header with men’s team

For the first time in over ten years, UK Hoops will play THREE regular season games in Rupp Arena: Tennessee on December 31, South Carolina on January 21 and LSU on February 4. The Tennessee and LSU games will be televised on the SEC Network, while the South Carolina game will be shown on ESPNU. 

The Tennessee game on New Year’s Eve is part of a doubleheader with the men’s team, who will play Georgia at 6 p.m. Both games will be ticketed separately.

“We are very excited to be playing three games inside Rupp Arena this season,” UK head coach Matthew Mitchell said. “The atmosphere we’ve had in past games we’ve played there has been incredible and I know the Big Blue Nation will give us a great advantage again this year. There are few venues in the world with more history and tradition than Rupp Arena and I know our team will be excited to hit the floor.”

This will mark only the sixth time in program history and the first time since the 2007-08 season that the Wildcats have played three or more regular-season games inside Rupp Arena. Check out there complete, updated schedule below:

 


Guide To Setting The Date For Your Fall 2018 Wedding

Guide To Setting The Date For Your Fall 2018 Wedding

So you’re getting hitched next fall but haven’t set the date. Wedding planning is a rigorous process, right? Venues fill up, schedules conflict and you need help deciding which Saturday is best for the biggest day of your lives.

If this is you, allow me to assist you in finding that perfect day to say ‘I do’ next fall.

 

Plan accordingly, BBN.


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Prophecy says the world will end on Saturday, so of course Kentucky will beat Florida

Prophecy says the world will end on Saturday, so of course Kentucky will beat Florida

According to a biblical prophecy, the world is supposed to end on Saturday, September 23, the same day Kentucky attempts to snap its 30-year losing streak to Florida. Coincidence? I think not.

How many times have you thought to yourself, the streak will never end? That the only way Kentucky would finally beat the Gators is if pigs flew by your window or hell froze over? Years of demoralizing losses will do that to even the most optimistic fan, which makes this prophecy so fitting.

Christian numerologists claim that on Saturday, Planet X — also known as Nibiru — will collide with Earth, causing widespread volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and earthquakes. Given the natural disasters wrecking havoc across the globe in recent weeks, that doesn’t seem so far off from reality. As for Kentucky football’s role in it all, well, just read these verses in Luke 21: 25 to 26…

“25: There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’

“’26: Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.’

I mean, I’m no biblical scholar, but let’s break this down:

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars.” 

  • Kentucky is 3-0 coming off an upset of South Carolina
  • Florida could be without nine players, including two top offensive playmakers
  • Florida’s offense and defense rank last and second to last in the SEC
  • The Gators needed a miracle to beat Tennessee

“On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.”

Sounds to me like the football world coming to grips with Kentucky’s success.

“People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken…Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.”

A perfect description of the scene in Kroger Field as Kentucky tries to run the clock out on the final drive of the game. If the Cats are up one score with two minutes let, you KNOW fans will be fainting from terror and a few will clutch their hearts in fear. Should Kentucky finally beat Florida on Saturday, they would be on top of the SEC East standings and have a legitimate shot at going to the SEC Championship, and what is more core-shaking than that?

If the world does end on Saturday, I just hope it happens after the buzzer has sounded and the Cats officially snap the streak. Then, come and take me, God, because I will have reached nirvana.

If it ends just as Austin MacGinnis’ game-winning kick approaches the uprights…well, what would be more Kentucky football than that?


Positive buzz for Kentucky’s chances with Zion Williamson ahead of official visit

Five-star sensation Zion Williamson will be on Kentucky’s campus this weekend for an official visit, and judging by some recent buzz, the Cats are in a much better position than previously thought.

Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader spoke to five top recruiting analysts — Jeff Borzello, Evan Daniels, Corey Evans,  Jerry Meyer, and Andrew Slater — and the majority said Kentucky is the clear favorite to land the explosive forward from South Carolina. Kansas, which has picked up a lot of buzz in recent months due to their partnership with adidas, didn’t even register on three of the analysts’ top three.

The analysts’ pick for the team with the second best chance to land Zion was a little surprising, but you’re going to have to go to the Herald-Leader to find that out. Then watch some of Zion’s highlights to get hyped for his visit this weekend.

[Herald-Leader]

Zion Williamson ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Forward 6-7 | 230 lbs. Spartanburg, SC Spartanburg/SC Supreme
ESPN: 2 | 1 PF Top 247: 1 | 1 PF Rivals: 2 Scout: 3 | 2 SF

 


Jim McElwain says Kentucky is “In the Driver’s Seat” to win the SEC East

Florida Athletics

The Kentucky football team is in uncharted territory.

Entering Saturday’s game against Florida, Kentucky is undefeated.  A win would put them at the top of the SEC through four games.  While fans dream of seeing their Wildcats atop the SEC East, Florida head coach Jim McElwain believes that dream could become a reality.

“I know you guys take it as coach-speech, but Kentucky’s a team in the driver’s seat because they’re playing at home and they’re undefeated in the East,” McElwain said on today’s SEC teleconference.

That wasn’t the only praise he dished out for the Wildcats.

“Since I’ve been here it’s the most complete team they’ve had.  They’re probably playing as good as any team in the SEC.  They’re playing with confidence, doing a great job with their quarterback.  He knows what to do, how to do it, and they’re really doing a great job on defense forcing you to become one-dimensional.”

McElwain is anxious to see how his team responds on the road after the emotional last-minute victory over Tennessee.

“Really looking forward to kind of seeing a little more about ourselves.  Obviously, the early part of our season’s been a little bit of an emotional roller coaster for us, the way last game ended and all that kind of stuff.  Now the fun part comes where you’re able to go play at a sold out arena on the road and kind of find out who you are a little bit.  Our guys are looking forward to it.”

One player may not have the opportunity to respond on the field right away.  Duke Dawson has two interceptions in the Gators’ two games, one for a touchdown, but was sidelined with a concussion against Tennessee.  Dawson Tweeted that he’ll be able to play on Saturday but McElwain said, “we’ll see,” if the defensive back can pass concussion protocol.


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.


JAXSON HAYES

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:


UK releases more details on Big Blue Madness Campout

UK releases more details on Big Blue Madness Campout

Big Blue Madness Campout starts one week from today, which means the grounds around Memorial Coliseum will be filled with tents as fans wait to get tickets to the first big basketball event of the season. This morning, UK released more details on campout, which begins Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. and ends Friday, September 28 at 10 p.m., when tickets will be distributed. This year’s campout will be restricted to the following areas:

  • The southeastern portion of the main entrance of Memorial Coliseum
  • Along the east side of Memorial Coliseum and the Joe Craft Center
  • Along the east entrance of the main entry way of the Craft Center
  • A designated section of the College View Lot (between Wildcat Coal Lodge and Rose Street)

Here’s a map of where you can and cannot camp. Last year, fans were allowed to camp in the parking lot in front of the Joe Craft Center, but this year, that is no longer the case:

Fans are asked not to line up earlier than 5 a.m. on Wednesday, September 27. Advanced setups and pre-staging will not be permitted. The rush across Avenue of Champions has gotten crazy in years past, so UK is asking campers to “be courteous to their fellow Wildcat fans” and warns that “campers displaying unsafe/disorderly conduct risk being removed from the line.”

As always, tickets to Madness are free and can be obtained on Ticketmaster starting at 10 p.m. on the 29th. For those fans that camp out, a limited number of control cards will be issued on the 29th at 2 p.m. Fans will receive a maximum of two tickets per control card Friday night. No more than four control cards will be distributed to each tent. Fans with control cards are encouraged to start lining up for Friday night’s ticket distribution by 8:30 p.m. All fans must be present to obtain their control cards and only one control card per person will be accepted at distribution.

Because of the limited space, UK is once again encouraging fans to get their tickets online. In fact, UK says that once the grounds around Memorial reach capacity, they’ll stop distributing control cards.

As in years past, UK will have plenty of events for campers, including music, food, a photo booth, the “Tent City Live” show, and the ever-popular pizza handout. For more details, check out UKAthletics.com.

 


Country duo Aly’An to play Saturday’s pregame concert

Country duo Aly’An to play Saturday’s pregame concert

Saturday’s going to be an exciting day around Kroger Field. Not only is KSR super-sizing our pregame coverage (noon to kick off), UK is doing its best to make sure the atmosphere around the stadium is great as well. This morning, they announced that country duo Aly-An will perform the pregame concert on the stage in the plaza outside Gate 12 following the Cat Walk, which starts at approximately 5:15 p.m. Bradford BBQ and Mad Mike’s food trucks will be parked next to the concert stage as well.

What is Aly’An? A female country duo comprised of Alyson Burke and Andrea Gross, two Burgin, Kentucky natives that joined forces after competing against each other in local singing competitions for years. Described by the Nashville Music Guide as having “harmonies that blend so well you’d swear they were sisters,” Aly’An has already shared the stage with the likes of John Michael Montgomery, Ben Sollee and Florida Georgia Line. Ryan Lemond is already a fan.

Here’s a sampling of their work:

 


BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: This Baby Is Undefeated Against Florida…….But Many Are Winless

BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: This Baby Is Undefeated Against Florida…….But Many Are Winless


(Congrats to Aunt Amanda on the birth of her niece, a new UK fan looking for their first win against Florida too)

On Saturday, it will be 11,270 days since Kentucky last beat Florida.  A little under 31 years.  According to the 2010 census, Kentucky has a population of 4.33 million people, and 1.2 million of those people were under the age of 18.  Estimates would have another 200-300 thousand between 18 and 24 in 2010, meaning there are somewhere around 1.5-1.6 million residents of the state of Kentucky who haven’t been alive since the University of Kentucky beat the University of Florida.  And all of those losses have come in various shapes and sizes and margin of victory:

1-6 points: 5 times (1988, 1993, 2003, 2014, 2015)
7-13 points: 5 times (1987, 1989, 1991, 2002, 2007)
14-20 points: 5 times (1992, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2013)
21-30 points: 4 times (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005)
31+ points: 11 times (1990, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2016)

5 times inside a touchdown and 10 times total inside 2 scores.  But we’ve seen the other side too.  11 times beaten by more than 30 points, including a 3-year streak in the 90’s and a 5-year streak in the late 2000’s (thanks Joker).

So why do I say this?  Because I feel that knowing the hard road it took to lead us here will make it that much more sweeter when UK wins this weekend.  Yes, there have been some heartbreakers.  Older fans remember Wuerffel to Doering.  Younger fans remember Lorenzen’s pick and the clock malfunction in the Swamp.  But the blowouts have been just as memorable.  Some of the beatings that Spurrier gave the Cats in the 90’s were as demoralizing than the close losses.  Urban Meyer did the same thing.

But now all of the pieces are in place for one of the sweeter wins in UK history.  I am not sure it will be one of the biggest wins in UK history, but it certainly will be the sweetest.  Sweeter than any win over Louisville.  Sweeter than beating #1 LSU.  Sweeter than any bowl win.  This weekend UK fans gets the win we’ve all deserved for the last 31 years.  And for many fans it will be their first.

And for that baby above, it will keep her undefeated against Florida in her life.


Benny Snell says turn it to KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)

Benny Snell says turn it to KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)

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GraysonWGOH100.9 FM TLIVE
Greenup/AshlandWLGC105.7 FM LIVE
HarlanWTUK105.1 FMLIVE
HopkinsvilleWHOP1230 AMLIVE
HopkinsvilleWHOP95.3 FM TLIVE
IrvineWIRV1550 AMLIVE
JamestownWJKY1060 AMLIVE
LancasterWZXI1280 AM5-7 PM
Lancaster/StanfordWZXI95.5 FM T5-7 PM
LeitchfieldWMTL870 AM10A-12N CST
LexingtonWLAP630 AMLIVE
LondonWFTG1400 AMLIVE
LondonWFTG106.9 FM TLIVE
LouisvilleWKJK1080 AMLIVE
MadisonvilleWFMW730 AMLIVE
MadisonvilleWFMW94.9 FM TLIVE
ManchesterWXXL1450 AMLIVE
MaysvilleWFTM1240 AMLIVE
McKee-BoonevillePeoples Rural Telephone Cable TV Channel 209LIVE
MonticelloWKYM101.7 FMLIVE
MorganfieldWUCO1550 AMLIVE
MorganfieldWUCO98.5 FM TLIVE
MurrayWNBS1340 AMLIVE
OwensboroWLME102.7 FMLIVE
PaducahWPAD1560 AMLIVE
PaducahWPAD99.5 FM TLIVE
PaintsvilleWKYH600 AMLIVE
PikevilleWLSI900 AMLIVE
PikevilleWLSI95.9 FM TLIVE
PrestonsburgWPRT960 AMLIVE
PrestonsburgWPRT104.5 FM TLIVE
SomersetWSFC1240 AMLIVE
WhitesburgWTCW920 AMLIVE
WhitesburgWTCW95.1 FM TLIVE
Whitley CityWHAY98.3 FMLIVE
Williamson, WVWBTH1400 AMLIVE
Williamson, WVWBTH102.5 FM TLIVE
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