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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E44: NBA Draft with Michael Scotto

It’s an NBA Draft heavy episode of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as Aaron welcomes on draft expert Michael Scotto of The Athletic to the show. Michael wrote a captivating piece last week on the draft evaluations of Jarred Vanderbilt, P.J. Washington and others and he joins Aaron to talk about it.
But first, Aaron welcomes his buddy Nick Coffey, as the two discuss:
Tyrese Maxey’s CommitmentThere’s a new member of Big Blue Nation, as Tyrese Maxey has committed to Kentucky. It also raises the question: Did John Calipari “re-gain” his recruiting touch? Or did he never lose it at all?
Draft TalkAaron and Nick take a deep dive into some draft decisions, including the fickle future of P.J. Washington at Kentucky. Why are some players in such a rush to leave, especially when in one season they can rapidly improve their draft stock?
Is Nevada – yes, Nevada – about to get a McDonald’s All-American? Aaron gives the inside scoop on Jordan Brown, the only McDonald’s All-American who hasn’t committed yet, and why he believes he’ll sign with Nevada. Aaron and Nick also explain the history of their love for Nevada coach Eric Musselman
Next up, Aaron welcomes NBA Draft expert Michael Scotto to the show, to talk all things NBA Draft. The pair break down a number of topics, including:
How do NBA people evaluate this draft? How deep is it? How good many elite players are there? Also, what do NBA people think about 200+ college players declaring for the pros?
Evaluating Kentucky Wildcats and othersScotto shares what he’s heard about P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt, Donte DiVencenzio and others, as we get set for the Combine next 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 the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by May 31st to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The Funkhouser Situation E28: Smell the Infinity Glove

A little more than a week after the world’s biggest movie hit the big screen, Chris Tomlin and Lee Cruse break down Avengers: Infinity War on The Funkhouser Situation.  There are plenty of spoilers in this discussion, but they do not happen until the end of the show.  Before they talk about Thanos and infinity stones, KSR’s dynamic pop culture duo discuss…

—  Lee’s Most Enjoyable Kentucky Derby

—  Westworld’s Similarities to Lost

—  Game of Thrones is the Best Show HBO has ever Done (duh)

—  Why are we constantly remaking movies?

—  Bob Newhart is Underrated

—  What’s the last original character to launch a franchise that didn’t come from a book?

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.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E43: Immanuel Quickley

Future Kentucky Wildcat Immanuel Quickley is the guest on the latest edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, as he gets set to head to Lexington in just a few weeks from now. But first, Aaron and Nick Coffey spin around the world of college basketball, discussing a number of topics.
Wendell Carter’s MomAaron goes bonkers talking about Wendell Carter’s mom, and her comparison of college sports to slavery. Aaron explains why they’re not only wrong, but why she is the last person that should ever say them. Also, why do people who actively choose to part of the NCAA process only go on to complain about it.
Former Louisville coach is HiredThe guys dive into the surprising decision by LaSalle to hire former Louisville assistant Kenny Johnson. Johnson was fired on Rick Pitino’s staff, and is the first coach from a program fired in the wake of the FBI probe to get re-hired. Does LaSalle know something we don’t?
Tyrese MaxeyAaron has a very brief update on Tyrese Maxey and what he’s hearing in the lead-up to Wednesday’s announcement.
Next up, Aaron welcomes future Kentucky Wildcat Immanuel Quickley onto the show. The Baltimore guard will arrive at Kentucky in June, and discussed the following with Aaron.
Quickley’s Relationship with John CalipariHow did it start? What sold him on Kentucky over other schools? And does he have any funny stories about Coach Cal from their time together in Egypt as part of the Team USA club?
Advice from Allen Iverson: Fresh off a trip to Allen Iverson’s All-Star game in Philadelphia, Quickley explains what he learned from the legend.
Does he have a problem with all the guards Kentucky is recruiting? Quickley and Aaron discuss UK’s recruiting strategy, and if it bothers him to see a bunch of other guards joining him in Lexington.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by May 31st to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The Funkhouser Situation E27: Hans Gruber and Sexual Alien Imagery

Lee Cruse took time off from a busy Kentucky Derby week to join Chris Tomlin for another exciting edition of The Funkhouser Situation.  Before things get a little weird, the dynamic duo discusses…

—  What it’s like to interview Al Roker.

—  A sentimental salute to Alan Cutler.

—  New sexual misconduct allegations surrounding Tom Brokaw.

—  Lee Cruse shares some strong words about the Derby (and a few infield stories).

—  A spoiler-free analysis of Avengers: Infinity War.

—  That time Lee ran into a Chris Tomlin comment in The New Yorker.

—  The psychology of horror films: Chris presents some strange sexual metaphors.

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.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E42: Kent Sterling on Romeo Langford and the IU-UK Series

On the latest edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, Aaron welcomes on Indianapolis radio host Kent Sterling to the show, to discuss the impact of Romeo Langford’s commitment to Indiana, and the future of the IU-Kentucky rivalry. But first, Aaron is joined by his old buddy Nick Coffey, to whip around the world of college hoops.
The fellas discuss a number of topics, including:
The Langford Commitment: How big was it and what does it mean for Indiana? Also, is it possible that this could be the start of Indiana once again being mentioned among programs like Kentucky, North Carolina and others among the “elite” in college basketball?
Louisville has a CommitmentNick tells fans everything they need to know about Christen Cunningham, the first player to commit to Chris Mack at Louisville. Also, is Mack going to struggle recruiting more than fans expected?
NBA Combine Invites are OutThe guys discuss the latest with NBA Draft combine invites. With invites in the mail, will we start seeing more players announce they’re returning?
Next up, Aaron welcomes in Kent Sterling, host of the “Kent Sterling Show” on CBS Radio in Indianapolis. The pair discuss:
More on the Langford CommitmentKent was in the building on Monday night for Langford’s commitment. He explains why this was so big for Archie Miller and the future of IU basketball. Also, what kind of impact can Langford actually have in his one season at Indiana?
Tom Crean at Georgia: Kent lived through the Crean years at Indiana, and explains why he believes Crean is destined to fail at Georgia.
The Future of Indiana-Kentucky: Kent discusses what he believes needs to happen for Indiana and Kentucky to play again in basketball. Also, Kent has a STRONG message for John Calipari and his refusal to play at Assembly Hall.

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by May 31st to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The Matt Jones Podcast E66: Derby Week with Tony Vanetti and Ed DeRosa

The Matt Jones Podcast’s No. 1 guest returns just in time for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Tony Vanetti touches on a variety of topics with Matt Jones before Twin Spires handicapper Ed DeRosa gives some tips to help you win some money at Churchill Downs this weekend.  Highlights:

— The best moments from the roast of Matt Jones.

—  Vanetti’s vindication.

—  How sports are like the state of Florida.

—  Tony asks the question everyone is asking: Will Matt run against Mitch McConnell?

—  McConnell’s greatest accomplishment as a Senator.

—  Justify will be the Derby favorite, but don’t bet on him.

—  A horse on the Derby undercard and an Oaks long shot that will win you some money.

You can have every podcast delivered straight to your phone by searching for “The Matt Jones Podcast” on iTunes and clicking “subscribe.” If you aren’t an iTunes person, you can also stream every podcast on Podbay or check it out on the Stitcher app.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast E41: Reaction to the NFL Draft and Rice Commission Report

We’re finishing up the week strong with a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast. Aaron and Nick Coffey teamed up just minutes after the NFL Draft ended to talk all things draft. You’ll also hear them take a deep dive into the “Rice Commission Report” on college basketball, and…
Lamar Jackson is the last pick of the first roundThe guys give some immediate reaction to Jackson being drafted by the Ravens. Nick explains why there were so many red flags during the draft process and Aaron explains why it’s always a bad idea not to have an agent.
Baker Mayfield to the BrownsThe guys explain why they love Mayfield to the Browns. Aaron says that if the Browns were going to take a risk, why not on a guy who was the best player in college football, and Nick wonders why so many are questioning him. Also, the fellas explain why it’s stupid to compare Mayfield off the field to Johnny Manziel.
Reaction to the Rice CommissionThe Rice Commission’s findings came out on Wednesday and were supposed to change college basketball – but did they? The guys explain why the findings were not only underwhelming, but also didn’t even service the purposes of the initial report. Also, how much will really change in college basketball next season?

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by May 31st to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The Funkhouser Situation E26: Royal Baby Fever

Lee Cruse is excited, and it’s not just because he has a new job.  One half of The Funkhouser Situation has caught royal baby fever, and the only prescription is more podcast.  Highlights:

— Off the morning show, go inside Lee’s new life and work routine.

—  Chris shares a bizarre tale from Scotland.

—  Why is Lee so excited about the Royal family?

—  The debut of the second season of Westworld.

—  Does the Tom Hardy Venom movie look good?

—  SNL: A quiz on the longest-running cast-members and who is their Dream Team?

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.

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The Aaron Torres Sports Podcast: World Wide Wob

It’s a new week and time for a fresh edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast!  This week Aaron is joined by his old buddy, Rob Perez, better known as the World’s Greatest Tweeter, “World Wide Wob.”  The president of NBA Twitter talked about his rise to stardom, the NBA Playoffs and more.
But Aaron starts things off with his buddy Nick Coffey, as the two talk:
The NBA Draft DeadlineSunday was the deadline to declare for the NBA Draft, and now that it’s official, who has the most to lose over the next few weeks? Aaron believes that Villanova and Kentucky can go from “good” to “national championship good” if the right pieces come back, does Nick agree? Also, the curious case of Nevada, which could be a Top 10 team going into next year depending on who returns.
Quade Green’s return: The guys briefly touch on Quade Green’s decision to return to Kentucky. They discuss why it was so important, and why it would have been a bad sign for “Calipari’s system” if he didn’t come back.
John Calipari’s NBA Draft Combine idea: The guys wrap up discussing John Calipari’s proposed NBA Draft combine. They explain why Calipari is right, and why if something isn’t put into place it could be chaotic for both pro and college basketball.
Next up, Aaron is joined by his friend, Rob Perez, a.k.a “World Wide” and host of the show “Buckets” on Facebook. The two discuss:
Wob’s unique rise in the industry: Wob tells the story of how he went from an NBA ticket broker, to the “World Wide Wob” phenomenon he is today. He also explains his love of Adam Silver and why he had to once write 14,000 apology letters to Philadelphia fans.
Looking at the NBA PlayoffsWhat are the most surprising results so far? Does anyone have any hope against the Warriors? Does Cleveland have a chance in the East? And where will LeBron end up next year if it’s not Cleveland.
The Rise of Anthony DavisWob and Aaron discuss the rise of former Wildcat Anthony Davis.  Is it time to start naming him alongside LeBron James and Kevin Durant as the NBA’s best player?

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 Aaron Torres Sports Podcast feed on iTunes or via Android’s Podcast Addict app.

Sponsorship Note:

Sign on to sponsor the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast by May 31st to take advantage of a special discount. Contact [email protected] to learn more.


The KSR Baseball Podcast E30: Mike Rooney and Fred Corral

Coach Keith Madison and Trey Huntsman hand over the talking duties to a pair of guests.  The KSR Baseball Podcast is joined by Mike Rooney from the SEC Network and Missouri pitching coach Fred Corral.  You’ll have everything you need to prepare for this weekend’s series and the postseason that will be here before you know it.  Highlights:

—  The biggest surprise in college baseball this season.

—  Kentucky’s greatest concern entering the postseason.

—  Florida is really, really, REALLY good.

—  What it was like for Coach Madison to be on the call for Kentucky’s win vs. No. 1 Florida.

—  There are new seeding rules in the college baseball postseason you need to learn.

—  This weekend pits proficient pitching vs. excellent offense between UK and Missouri.

—  Justin Lewis was great, right when Zack Thompson is set to return.

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.