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The Funkhouser Situation E54: One Hit Wonder Bracket Challenge, Part 1

The Funkhouser Situation E54: One Hit Wonder Bracket Challenge, Part 1

After a brief hiatus, and a colonoscopy, Lee Cruse and Chris Tomlin are back for another episode of The Funkhouser Situation.  Just like the rest of the Big Blue Nation, the Funkhouser crew has caught bracket fever.  Today they take on a tournament of “one hit wonders” that will have you tapping your feet.  Highlights:

— Is Captain Marvel good, or should you save your money and stay home?

— Which one hit wonders could be major upsets.

— Lee shares his pool song (but is he swimming with other men?)

— A Tootsie Roll dance off.

— Surprise, surprise, they disagree on a few picks.

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. 134: Recapping the First Weekend of the NCAA Tournament

The first weekend of the NCAA Tournament is in the books — and oh what a weekend it was, as 68 teams are now down to just 16. Relive it all with an Aaron Torres Sports Podcast taped immediately following Sunday night’s action. After 96 straight hours of basketball, Aaron is here to discuss the entire weekend, including:

All the Top Seeds Advance: Aaron opens the show by discussing the biggest topic of the weekend — we have an NCAA Tournament where all the best teams advanced. Kentucky, Duke, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and more are onto the second weekend and Aaron says this is great for the sport. He also explains that while everyone claims to love the upsets, we should be rooting for more tournaments like this one.

Duke’s Wild Win over UCF: Next Aaron hits on the most controversial finish of the weekend, which came in the Duke-Central Florida game. Aaron recaps it all and says you shouldn’t blame the refs for Duke’s win. At the same time, is this game further proof that Duke won’t actually win the title? Aaron thinks so.

Big Victories for Tennessee and Kentucky: Finally, Aaron wraps by talking about the wild victories that Tennessee and Kentucky got this weekend. He discusses Admiral Schofield deciding to bench himself – and why that’s further proof of what makes this team special. Speaking of “special” how about Tyler Herro’s defensive effort against Fletcher Magee?? Aaron says that is a full credit to John Calipari, who stuck with Herro through the tough times.

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.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 133: A Full Recap of the First Day of the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament tipped off on Thursday, and in a VERY special edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Aaron recaps the entire Day 1 of the Big Dance. He also discusses the surprising departure of Avery Johnson at Alabama. Let’s get to the recap:

The Biggest Stories from Day 1: Aaron looks back at all the big stories from Day 1. He explains why he regrets picking Nevada – and how the Wolf Pack were the one “emotional” pick gone wrong for him. He also discusses Kentucky’s huge win without PJ Washington, and why it taught him a lot about these young Wildcats. Also, is Wofford an ideal matchup for Kentucky if Washington can’t play in Round 2?

The Arrival of Ja Morant on the national scene: Aaron wraps up the Day 1 coverage by discussing Ja Morant’s incredible, triple-double performance against Marquette on Thursday. Aaron explains why he was happy to see Morant play this way, as proof that more mid-majors deserve a shot at the Big Dance, and also proof that college basketball has major benefits for players like Morant.

Finally, a short preview of Friday’s games and a conversation on Avery Johnson’s departure from Alabama: Finally, Aaron ends the show by discussing Friday’s games. Why he can see an upset out West, and is also excited to see the other big-name teams like Tennessee, Duke, Virginia and UNC in action. Also, more on Avery Johnson’s stunning departure from Alabama. Aaron explains why he doesn’t blame Crimson Tide faithful with their frustration, and why it might have been time for all parties to move on. Also, could this have a huge trickle-down effect on the coaching carousel, and send one big-name to an unexpected location?

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.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 132: NCAA Tournament Picks


It’s the moment America we’ve been waiting a year for — the bracket is out, and our college basketball insider Aaron Torres makes his picks. Aaron goes region by region, game by game and tells you who he likes and why.  Highlights:

A Game-by-Game Tournament Breakdown: Aaron goes through each individual game and tells you who he likes, why, and what the key matchups will be. What players do you need to know? What teams could be Cinderella? Aaron has all the answers.

Upset Picks: Aaron has a bunch of upsets that could potentially shake up your bracket. He has two No. 12 seeds upsetting five-seed, and one four-seed that he is positive won’t get out of the first round. Also, could the defending champion Villanova Wildcats be in trouble?

Who’s going to win it all? Finally, Aaron makes his Final Four and national championship picks. He tells you the one reason Duke won’t win the title, and why Tennessee-Virginia might be the game of the tournament. Is Kentucky in the Final Four? Who wins the title? Stay tuned for Aaron’s final picks!

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.


The OTT Podcast: It’s electric! Boogie woogie, woogie!

The OTT Podcast: It’s electric! Boogie woogie, woogie!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate than breaking down the bracket with Tyler and Fake Barney? After grilling some meats, the OTT Podcast crew got down to business, charting out Kentucky’s path to their ninth national championship. Highlights include…

— Barney’s reaction when he found out Kentucky was in North Carolina’s region

— An intense encounter at a grocery store

— Going through the bracket game-by-game

— Why Auburn is the Kevin Bacon of college basketball

— Why Bruce Weber is the Mariah Carey of college basketball

— Whether or not we think Kentucky can REALLY win it all

…and much, much more. 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 on your phone by subscribing to The OTT Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app. Please leave us a review!

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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 130: A Complete Championship Week Preview

It is the greatest week of the year, and on this episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Aaron gets you ready for all the major conference tournaments. Who will end up with No. 1 seeds? What bubble games matter? And what to make of the race in the SEC? Aaron’s got you taken care of. Here is a rundown of the show:
Will Zion Be Back? How Does it Impact the No. 1 Seed Picture: It’s the question everyone in college basketball wants to know — will we see Zion Williamson back on the sidelines in the ACC Tournament? Aaron explains why he’s still not sure if it’ll happen and what it will mean for the No. 1 seed picture. Aaron also explains why the ACC won’t get three No. 1 seeds.
Major Conference Tournament Preview: Aaron previews all of the big storylines ahead of the Big 12, Big East, Pac-12 and Big Ten Tournaments. What are the big bubble games? Will the Pac-12 only get one bid? And is the Big 12 over-hyped by the media?
What Will Happen in the SEC? Aaron wraps by talking SEC Tournament. He discusses the impact that Reid Travis has on Kentucky, when he expects Travis back and what it means for UK. Also, why LSU is the most fascinating team in Nashville, why Florida and Alabama still have work to do, and is there one bubble team no one is talking about?

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.


Free Money with Matt and Drew: Conference Tournament Preview

The Free Money Podcast is back just in time for March Madness.  Matt Jones and Drew Franklin have partnered with the Action Network to help you make serious money this March, starting with Championship Week.  Highlights:

— All the info you need to be ready for the six major conference tournaments.

— National Championship Futures: Should you bet Duke?

— Potential upset picks to win the ACC Tourney.

— The Pac-12 is boring. Is there even one memorable moment from the season?

— A random team will win the Big East Tournament.

— Drew’s long shot SEC Tournament play.

— The Sleeper Selection for Championship Week.

— Matt’s six teams that can win the National Championship.

Get the podcast delivered directly to your phone by subscribing to “Free Money with Matt and Drew” on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play, and streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 129: The Latest on LSU + Why the ACC Won’t Get Three No. 1 Seeds


The final weekend of the college basketball season has come and gone, and oh boy, there is a lot to talk about on this Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron discusses the entire weekend that was, including:

The Latest at LSU: Aaron takes a deep dive into LSU. Why suspending Will Wade was the wrong move for LSU and why Aaron would have let him keep coaching. Also, why he likes LSU embracing the role of college basketball’s “bad boys.” Aaron also explains why if you’re mad at LSU for cheating, you better be mad at Kansas, Duke and Arizona as well.

Why the ACC Won’t Get Three No. 1 Seeds: Aaron talks about the idiotic new storyline the ACC will get three No. 1 seeds. He wonders why everyone is so positive that Zion Williamson comes back and why, even if he does, that doesn’t guarantee Duke will win enough to get a No. 1. Also why Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan State are all more likely to get a No. 1 seed than a third ACC squad.

A Crazy College Basketball Weekend: A look at the rest of the weekend includes why 2019 might be one of John Calipari’s best coaching jobs yet, the incredible story of Texas Tech’s rise to Big 12 champ under Chris Beard and Sean Miller’s bizarre comments following Arizona’s season finale on Saturday. Did Miller’s speech hint that he expects to be gone this off-season?

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.


LISTEN: Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond take over The Paul Finebaum Show

The KSR takeover on The Paul Finebaum Show is officially complete, and now, you can replay all of the fun.

With Paul Finebaum out, Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond hosted the popular SEC Network talk show for four whole hours to break down anything and everything going on in the conference.

In hour one, Matt and Ryan react to the breaking news about the controversy surrounding LSU head coach Will Wade.

In hour two, the Vols calls continue, as Matt has once again angered their fanbase. Plus, Mark Schlabach joins the show with the latest on the Will Wade situation.

In hour three, Matt takes callers from listeners on Will Wade, UT football, and even a Vandy fan.

To close things out in hour four, we have an all-caller hour with Matt, who continues to field calls from angry UT fans. Plus, Jeff in Columbus and Jimmy in Chicago join the show.

Go Cats.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 128: LSU Bombshell + David Padgett

It’s a new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, and oh what an episode it is, as Aaron is joined by former Louisville head coach David Padgett. He and Aaron discuss his one tumultuous year at Louisville, as well as what his future holds. But first, Aaron welcomes on his buddy Nick Coffey, as they discuss the bombshell report on LSU Thursday. Here is a rundown of today’s topics:
LSU could be in BIG trouble: Just minutes before taping, Yahoo put out a report in which LSU head coach Will Wade is alleged to have set up payment for a current player, believed to be freshman guard Javonte Smart. Aaron and Nick react in real time: Why this is such a bad look for LSU and what does the team do going forward? Will this impact the program? Will it impact the locker room? And why this hasn’t changed Aaron’s opinion that Wade has done an excellent “coaching” job this year, no matter how Wade got his players.
David Padgett joins the show: Next up, Aaron is joined by former Louisville coach David Padgett. He discusses his wild, one-year ride as Louisville head coach. What was the whirlwind like the day he got the job, what are his best memories and what does he wish he could do differently? Finally, how is he enjoying his new career in media? And does he plan on getting into coaching again?

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.


The Funkhouser Situation E53: Cloudy Macchiato

Back by popular demand, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse bring you a piping hot new edition of The Funkhouser Situation.  In episode 53 of KSR’s pop culture podcast, Chris and Lee talk about…

—  Lee shares his concerns about colonoscopy preparation.

Captain Marvel‘s going to be awesome.

— Controversy surrounding the Leaving Neverland documentary.

— A Melissa McCarthy movie that had plenty of LOL moments.

— Critiquing a list of the Top 100 animated series of all time.

— A brilliant idea for Netflix.

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.