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Free Money with Matt and Drew S2: Episode 10

After a week away, Matt Jones is back with Drew Franklin for another episode of the Free Money podcast.  KSR’s dynamic duo has a few ways for you to make some money while enjoying an historic Kentucky football weekend.  Highlights:

— “Don’t overthink it.”

— Drew is already talking trash ahead of his Breeders’ Cup challenge.

— A Saturday surprise exclusively for Free Money listeners.

— Confidence in the UK-Duke game?

— Drew now owns Bitcoin and Matt is skeptical.

— What will Matt do if Kentucky beats Georgia?

— Bobby Petrino is failing miserably; can the Cards cover?

— What should Jim Gray do on his way out?

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.


Hardly Committed E14: James Wiseman, Spooked and a Scary Story

Happy Halloween from Hardly Committed!  T.J. Walker breaks down the latest in James Wiseman’s recruitment before Nick Roush tells a spooky Waverly Hills story to celebrate Halloween.  Highlights:

—  A date to circle for a potential Matthew Hurt visit.

—  Where would T.J. send his son to play college basketball?

—  Move-in day is the worst day EVER.

—  Nick and T.J. draft a starting five from the 2015 and 2019 teams.

—  Any buzz on C.J. Walker?

—  A table read of the gruesome conference room scene of The Office’s “Spooked.”

Subscribe to Hardly Committed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app to get the podcast delivered directly to your phone.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play, and streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.


The Funkhouser Situation E41: This List Stinks

The Funkhouser Situation with Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse returns with another episode that will fill you in on everything in the world of pop culture.  A few lists are taken to task, they talk about all the latest Hot Goss, and…

— Did First Man live up to expectations?

— Forbes’ Highest-Paid Celebrities.

— Lee’s royalty checks.

— Does Chris lust Lee?

— Who are the best nominees for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class?

— Black Mirror is confusing.

— Vulture’s list of Best SNL Recurring Characters is…something.

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. 91: Walter McCarty

The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is back and ready to talk about all the big storylines in sports. This week Aaron has a special guest, new Evansville head coach, and former Kentucky Wildcat and long-time NBA veteran Walter McCarty. Before McCarty joins the show, Aaron is joined by his buddy Nick Coffey, as they recap the whole weekend in college football, including:

Is Clemson a challenger for Alabama? The guys start by talking Clemson, which – for the third straight game – dominated an opponent. Are they finally a team that is built to challenge Alabama? Also, are we starting to see greatness from freshman QB Trevor Lawrence?

Kentucky’s Wild Win over Missouri: The guys also talk about the Wildcats wild, last second win over Missouri. What a crazy win – and Aaron explains why he believes the Wildcats match-up well with Georgia next week.

Next up, Aaron is joined by a very special guest, as new Evansville basketball coach Walter McCarty joins the show. He and Aaron hit on a number of different topics, including:

McCarty’s Playing Days: Aaron and he talk about his time playing in both Kentucky and the NBA. They discuss how his ’96 title team was kind of like a John Calipari team years before John Calipari ever got to Kentucky. Also, what about how he was born a few years too early – and how his game would perfectly translate to today’s NBA.

His time coaching in the NBA: Next up, McCarty discusses his time coaching in the NBA with the Boston Celtics. What did he learn from Brad Stevens that he will take to college and what was it like to game-plan for LeBron James. Also, would the Celtics have won Game 7 last year if Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward hadn’t been hurt?

Purple Aces: Finally, Walter wraps by discussing his new team at Evansville. What are his hopes for this year and what does he hope to build long-term in his home town?

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 Instagram too.


Free Money with Matt and Drew S2: Episode 9

The Free Money Podcast called in a ringer.  Drew Franklin has lost some money gambling this year, but his co-host has lost zero dollars.  Tune in to hear who made their debut on the Free Money Podcast.  Highlights:

— Phil Steele continues to roll in the dough.

— A detailed Houston-USF Scouting Report.

— The Five Dimes Founder’s sad story.

— A new twist on Drew’s relationship with Tennessee football.

— Lessons on real estate and building furniture.

— The worst game of the week that nobody should watch has a little local flavor.

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. 90: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Presented by Kentucky Speedway

Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 90: Dale Earnhardt Jr., Presented by Kentucky Speedway

Let’s be honest, you’re planning on going to Kentucky Speedway for a full weekend of racing next July highlighted by the Quaker State 400 presented by Walmart – so why not get your tickets now? And why not get a free copy of Dale Earnhardt Jr’s new book “Racing to the Finish: My Story” while you’re at it? 
Kentucky Speedway is offering a special promo just for KSR readers – just go to KentuckySpeedway.com/KSR, and use the promo code “KSR” at check out, and any purchase of $100 of new tickets or upgrades, gets you a FREE copy of Dale Jr’s new book. Again, you know you’re heading to the races, so get your tickets now at KentuckySpeedway.com/KSR, use the promo code “KSR” at checkout, and get a free copy of the book while supplies last. 

 
Welcome in to a very special edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast.  Aaron welcomes onto the show iconic NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. to talk about his new book and life after racing.  After the interview Torres is joined by Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger and his buddy Nick Coffey.
On this episode:
Dale Earnhardt Jr. discusses: What went into writing his new book “Racing to the Finish.” He details in great anguish how concussions cost him his career, and why he feels like it’s so important to speak out.  Junior shares how tough it was to step away and what’s next on his career. He also gloats about his Washington Redskins after a big win this weekend.
Kentucky Speedway General Manager Mark Simendinger: The general manager of Kentucky Speedway Mark Simendinger joins the show. He talks about Dale Jr.’s impact on racing, his interactions with Dale Jr. during his trips to Kentucky and why the book gave him a newfound respect for the racing icon. Mark also lets fans know what they can expect if they come to Kentucky Speedway this summer for the Quaker State 400 or any of the track’s other races.  If you’ve never been to a race, he explains why a NASCAR race really is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Verdicts in the FBI Trial with Nick Coffey: Finally, the guys wrap up the show by discussing the stunning FBI verdict. Aaron explains why no one saw this coming and the guys wonder if seeing people go to jail will finally clean up college basketball. They take a deep dive into the situation at Kansas and wonder why more people aren’t calling for Bill Self’s job. Before the show ends there’s a college football weekend preview that showcases Kentucky-Missouri, Florida-Georgia and LSU.

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 Instagram too.


Hardly Committed E13: Mike DeCourcy and Costume Contest

After a one-week hiatus, Hardly Committed is back!  T.J. Walker has updates on all the latest UK basketball recruits before a conversation about the new G-League rules with the Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy.  The finale of the show will get you in the Halloween spirit with a discussion on Costume Contest episode in The Annex.  Highlights:

— Where do things stand after Keion Brooks’ official visit?

— Jaden McDaniels’ connection to San Diego State.

— Hair-ties and rubber-bands.

— Cal is on the road in-between practices.

— There’s Duke buzz around a UK recruit.

— Suspicious optimism for a top five target.

— What college basketball will look like in seven years.

— Pam Beesly, probably a bad kisser.

Subscribe to Hardly Committed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app to get the podcast delivered directly to your phone.  You can easily listen on the KSR App, available on iTunes and Google Play, and streaming online is simple through Pod Paradise.


The Funkhouser Situation’s 40th Episode Horror Spook-tacular

Fo the 40th episode of The Funkhouser Situation, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse have created the ultimate movie villain bracket just in time for Halloween.  They debate the best of the worst and talk about what’s happening in the world of pop culture, like…

— Reaction from Bad Times at the El Royale.

— The new Halloween movie hype is unjustified.

— The Haunting of Hill House is great, and there’s more to it than you might think.

— What’s the most frightening movie ever made?

— Lee and Chris’ deepest and darkest fears.

— Who was traumatized by the Wicked Witch of the West?

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. 


The KSR Baseball Podcast’s 2018 World Series Preview

The KSR Baseball Podcast makes its triumphant return with a guest list that is packed with celebrities to prepare you for the 2018 World Series between the Dodgers and the Red Sox.

Trey Huntsman and Keith Madison are joined by a trio of Big Leaguers — current Miami Marlin J.T. Riddle, and former Cincinnati Reds Doug Flynn and Austin Kearns.  They give their World Series predictions and talk about the evolution of Major League Baseball.  Highlights:

— First impressions of Kentucky Proud Park.

— J.T.’s experience with Marlins Man.

— How the Manny Machado situation would’ve been handled in the old days.

— Austin’s excellent instant replay solution.

— Trey doesn’t even believe in his own team.

— The Red Sox are due for a slump.

— Wigwam Village.

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.


Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 89: College Football Week 8 + G-League

A new episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast is LIVE. Today Aaron is joined by his good friend Nick Coffey to recap college football’s Week 8 and talk about the G-League offering $125,000 contracts to rookies. Plus, they prepare you for the program’s biggest guest EVER who will appear on Thursday’s show. First up though is college football, as the guys break down:
Purdue’s Stunning Win against Ohio State: The guys react to Purdue’s shocking and dominating win Saturday against Ohio State. Aaron explains why he saw this one coming, and wasn’t shocked by the result. The guys also ask how this could shake up the playoff picture in the Big Ten and is Michigan now the favorite to win the conference? Finally, Nick weighs in on what Purdue’s victory means for Louisville – and their potential pursuit of Jeff Brohm as the school’s next head coach.
The Rest of Week 8 in College Football + UCF talk: The guys react to the rest of the Week 8 college football chatter, including an in-depth conversation on Central Florida. Yes, the competition isn’t good. But after 20 straight wins dating back to last season, is it finally time to consider Central Florida as a legitimate playoff contender?
G-League Select Contract: Finally, the guys react to the G-League’s new $125k contract to high school players who don’t want to go to college, news which broke right after the guys taped the last episode. Coffey and Torres get into why this is a risky move for all high school basketball players, and why, at least for the time being, it probably won’t have a major impact on college basketball. Will a player be willing to risk his draft stock to play against grown men? What about the travel in the G-league? For the time being, college is still a better opportunity for most players.

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 Instagram too.


Free Money with Matt and Drew S2: Episode 8

Winners! Winners! Winners!

You want ’em and the Free Money podcast has ’em.  Matt Jones and Drew Franklin are back for another week of shenanigans as they pick this weekend’s football games. Highlights:

— Tea, crumpets and the Titans with Drew Franklin at KSBar.

— Their favorite moments in North Texas football history.

— Matt’s connection to Rudy.

— Are you Team Matt or Team Drew?

— Phil’s surprising take on UK and Drew’s strong words for Vanderbilt.

— The game you couldn’t pay Matt to bet.

— Drew Franklin’s NFL Fact of the Night.

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.