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Gearing up for the Gamecocks (Wednesday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Matt, Ryan, and Drew will preview Kentucky’s trip to South Carolina, and finally get back to the restaurant bracket. I’ll believe it when I hear it.

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63 responses to “Gearing up for the Gamecocks (Wednesday Show Thread)”

  1. runningunnin.454

    Got around to watching UL-UNC football game last night..ugh. UNC was celebrating last year’s basketball championship…double ugh. The football announcers said UNC has 7 basketball titles…huh?
    Turns out in 1942, an outfit called the Helms Foundation awarded them a title for their 1924 team…hah.
    Turns out UK has 7 of these, two that don’t coincide with the ncaa ‘ships…1933 and 1954. But, UNC actually hung a banner for 1924.
    When UK was asked about this, UK responded “we celebrate championships won on the court, not titles awarded by a committee.

    1. Realme

      Ugh is right. However, don’t we try to pull that in football?

    2. runningunnin.454

      Well, in early ’50’s our football team defeated #1 Oklahoma, a team that had not lost in, I think, 3 years.
      Okla was picked as national champions before the Sugar Bowl; but, we did beat them in head to head competition.
      That’s why we claim that ‘ship, although it’s also claimed by Oklahoma, Tennessee, and I think Princeton, Maryland, Michigan State, and Illinois.

    3. J-Dub421

      Puke. That will turn your stomach.

    4. RealCatsFan

      That’s the difference between a pretender and the REAL DEAL.

    5. RealCatsFan

      UNC also celebrates championships that should have been vacated.

    6. runningunnin.454

      Funny thing is that UNC didn’t recognize it and hang the banner for decades until Duke tied them with NCAA championships.

  2. Realme

    You couldn’t pay me to sit in a stadium and listen to that song and rooster calls for 4 hours.

    1. RealCatsFan

      My younger daughter was watching the UK / SC basketball game with me last year. When she saw the big chicken on the court, she said it must be hard to hold your head up and say that you root for a team that has a mascot that people commonly fry up for dinner. Very perceptive child! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. J-Dub421

      That gamecock just needs 11 herbs and spices.

    3. RealCatsFan

      J-Dub, would you prefer to have him done up original or extra crispy?

    4. J-Dub421

      Oh, extra crispy for sure.

    5. runningunnin.454

      Bud Dupree burned the bird to a crisp.

  3. Realme

    Man, didn’t eat breakfast this morning, and now I have to think about all this fattening food.

    1. runningunnin.454

      I liked Matt’s condemnation of Cheesecake Factory, and he’s used it before.
      “Nobody goes there, because it’s too crowded”…..Yogi Berra.

  4. Realme

    This is the saddest show thread I’ve ever seen.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      That’s what happens when you do a food bracket when it’s football season. I thought that stuff was supposed to be reserved for summer when the only sports are golf and soccer (zzzzzzzzzzzzz).

      Also, I’ve been busy today.


  5. runningunnin.454

    Oops, used a four syllable word and moderated. Could someone explain to me how the comments on CM Tomlins September 1st article about the University of Southern Mississippi got through?

    1. J-Dub421

      There is absolutely no method to the madness with comment moderation.

    2. runningunnin.454

      Probably true; but, I had not heard or seen that kind of language since Vietnam. Why those comments were not deleted is beyond me.

  6. J-Dub421

    The food at Hooters is terrible. The service is worse. If you want to look at boobs that badly, go to a strip club.

    1. Realme

      They give me the creeps when they talk about going to Hooters, mostly Ryan.

    2. RealCatsFan

      A lot of the strip clubs serve food too! (Not that I know first-hand – someone told me that one time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    3. runningunnin.454

      Never been to Hooters; but, the realization that the girls are young enough to be his daughters is…um, remarkable.

    4. J-Dub421

      The last time I went to one our waitress spilled food all over me (dumped an entire plate onto my shoulder, down my back, and into my lap). I absolutely will not go back after that. The other two times I’ve been the service has been painfully slow and their food is clearly pre-packaged frozen crap that they just heat up. Once with a group, we waited over 30 minutes for a table when there were multiple tables open because no one could be bothered to bus a dirty table.

    5. RealCatsFan

      J-dub, when that kind of thing happens I will sometimes grab a bunch of napkins and bus the damned table myself. Of course, I have also been known to step behind a bar and pour myself a refill of beer or water if the service is particularly sucky. Haven’t been thrown out – yet. ๐Ÿ™‚

    6. J-Dub421

      I normally would just leave. If you can’t be bothered to bus a table (there were several employees just standing around doing nothing), then you don’t really want my business. I was with a group though and they wanted to stay, so I sucked it up and didn’t complain.

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Besides the fact that a restaurant bracket should be only for summer (as I and #9 said), why are you pitting fast food vs. sit down restaurants? That’s apples and tire irons. Keep it fast food only or sit down only…maybe even another bracket for fast casual like Jason’s Deli.

      Also, could we do something besides restaurants? Cowherd has done breakfast cereal and Saturday morning cartoons (the latter of which some of you are too young for, granted). Anyway, all I have to say is:

  7. Realme

    Never had Roosters. Can’t trust Matt’s opinion either. He thinks “boneless wings” count.

  8. RealCatsFan

    Had work stuff to do, so jumping in late with my pearls of wisdom. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have to say, Muschamp provides the best selection of psychotic facial expressions of possibly any coach in the nation.

    1. J-Dub421

      He is rather…. intense.

    2. RealCatsFan

      I think that is the persona I am going to adopt when coaching a bunch of 12-year-old girls in volleyball from now on. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. runningunnin.454

      He does give Frank Martin a run for his money. SCAR should have a face off.

    4. J-Dub421

      Lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

    5. J-Dub421

      Martin v. Muschamp: whoever can get literal fire to shoot out of their eyes wins!

    6. Realme

      You could go with whoever makes a grown man cry first.

    7. RealCatsFan

      Or cower in fear, Realme.

      SC seems to recruit psycho coaches like Louisville recruits fornicators. ๐Ÿ˜€

    8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I would pick Frank, but it might be a photo finish. Don’t let the referee that gave Southern Miss that first down be the judge if so.

  9. TakenNotGiven

    I’m probably in the minority on this this, but I wish these types of shows were reserved for the summer months in which there’s nothing interesting to talk about. A bit frustrating to listen to inane arguments about restaurants when in the middle of football season and basketball is ramping up. I understand maybe one segment for the bracket, but it seems like it’s the focus of this show. I’d support it in the summer, but seems like the wrong time for it. Just constructive criticism. Can’t fault it if it gets listeners I guess.

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    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I meant to hit “Reply” here. Arg.

    6. secrick

      Yep, If you want to hear some good football talk listen to the Leach report the hour before this show comes on.

  10. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    I’m re-posting this from above:

    Besides the fact that a restaurant bracket should be only for summer (as I and #9 said), why are you pitting fast food vs. sit down restaurants? Thatโ€™s apples and tire irons. Keep it fast food only or sit down onlyโ€ฆmaybe even another bracket for fast casual like Jasonโ€™s Deli.

    Also, could we do something besides restaurants? Cowherd has done breakfast cereal and Saturday morning cartoons (the latter of which some of you are too young for, granted). Anyway, all I have to say is:

    1. TakenNotGiven

      Yeah I guess everyone has an off day, but the timing for this just seems incredibly off. Too many interesting sports related topics to discuss right now to do this type of show. I’m still a fan of the show in general, but today was so bad I had to turn it off. Again, hopefully it’s just an off day (fingers crossed)

    2. J-Dub421

      Matt’s 5 week European vacation threw everything off.

    3. TakenNotGiven

      That’s a good point. Matt talks about football coaches being stubborn… seems like he’s being stubborn by incorporating a post-summer restaurant bracket. It’s his show and he can do what he wants, but as a fan I hope he goes with what we want to hear

    4. TakenNotGiven

      Also, the idea of doing another restaurant bracket is a bit old hat. It was entertaining when it was more of a novel idea, but it seems like we did this not too long ago. Just seems like a re-run of previous shows. To each their own

    5. Realme

      Oh yeah, that’s what happened.

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I honestly didn’t think about that. As Emily Litella would say “Ohhhhhhhhhhhh, that’s different. Never mind!”

  11. Realme

    I only watched Hey Kentucky in the beginning, but Lee Cruise was great. Hope they incorporate him into the radio show.

  12. Realme

    I don’t know how to articulate why, but the flag planting was just one step too far. I love trash talk and disrespecting teams I hate, but there is a line there for me.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Wonder if that will affect the Heisman voting for Mayfield? It was a mistake, but it probably shouldn’t.
      With that win, he’s probably the leader.

  13. RealCatsFan

    Well, since they are talking about food (Chili in particular), and Taco Bell was mentioned, has anyone had the chili cheese burrito on their menu? Probably my favorite item there.

    PS, I couldn’t fathom how peanut butter could be palatable in a bowl of chili. Yuck!

    1. Realme

      I’ve been on a Cheesy Gordita Crunch thing lately. And my husband always wants peanut butter sandwiches with chili.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I like peanut butter, I don’t care for food with peanut sauce in it, so I’m with you on that.

    3. Realme

      And I am SO hungry. Someone bring me a taco.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      The Bell has a great Mexican Pizza IMO. I’m just mad that they eliminated the green onions. That made it even better.

    5. Realme

      *or three

    6. J-Dub421

      Taco Bell makes me violently ill so I can’t eat it anymore. My husband loves it though.

    7. Booby Petrino

      I used to love the chili cheese burrito at Taco Bell but it’s not listed on the menus I’ve ran across in a long time. And I don’t do those “secret menu items” because that’s stupid. If you can make it, put it on the menu.