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Getting ready for Idaho (Tuesday Show Thread)


Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are back with another electric edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio for you this morning. They’ll be previewing the tournament and the trip before the KSR crew takes off for Idaho.

We’re leaving Shannon The Dude at home to watch the fort, so excuse him if he gets choked up as the guys part ways today. He’s emotional like that.

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73 responses to “Getting ready for Idaho (Tuesday Show Thread)”

  1. UK Big Board Update

    Awesome long weekend in St. Louis! Cats are rolling.

    Notice there are more and more trolls on this site? Cal/UK must be doing something right. 😉

    1. ClutchCargo

      I’m thinking it’s kind of like when an old vacant building (UofL) is demolished and all the rats and mice come scurrying toward the nearest houses.

    2. runningunnin.454

      What else do they have to do? Watch all the sports shows talking about the NIT?

    3. Realme

      So, are the Cards playing in the NIT or not, and is it true Indiana didn’t even make it in?

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Big Board, BBNDude & CodeRed are actually still here, although theh’re not posting as often. However, neither of them give up that easily. If we win the whole thing they’ll have something to say.

    5. ClutchCargo
    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I still give them kudos for their tenacity. DennyC has apparently given up, unless he has multiple screen names, which is highly possible, as it is with the other trolls.

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      BTW, I’m really surprised UCLA is a play in team. That’s usually reserved for the group of 5 schools, often ones I’ve never heard of.

    8. ClutchCargo
    9. Realme

      I don’t care how hard these trolls try, they will never be on the level of Cat’s Paw, may he rest in peace.

    10. RealCatsFan

      Realme, are you saying that the person who was cats paw really passed away, or that he never comments anymore. Hopefully the latter – I would not wish bad things even on a troll (well, maybe something like a raging case of jock itch, but nothing serious. 🙂 )

    11. Realme

      I’m assuming he died of being destroyed one to many times by our show thread colleagues. But in all seriousness, either he changed names or did become somehow unable to internet, because he would not have been able to stay away this season.

    12. Realme

      Thanks Clutch. LOL at our friends in candy stripe pants.

    13. runningunnin.454

      Louisville plays Northern Kentucky. Actually, it’s unbelievable they didn’t pair us with Murray State.
      Maybe the geniuses on the selection committee don’t know that Murray is in Kentucky.
      Indiana did not get an invite to the NIT.

    14. sprtphan

      IU declined weeks ago.

    15. UK Big Board Update

      I like hows CG lumps me in with BBND and CodeRed…. LOL

      GO CATS

    16. runningunnin.454

      CG was answering your question, and addressed you directly. C’Mon.

    17. ClutchCargo

      I like how the proper use of a comma is somehow seen as an insult. LOL!

    18. CATandMONKEY

      Perhaps a semicolon or “-” would have been less ambiguous?

    19. runningunnin.454

      Sprtphan: did IU really decline? All I’ve seen reported is that they didn’t receive an invite. I know they refused to host one year because they didn’t want to shame their court…LOL.

    20. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      No, I wasn’t doing that at all Big Board. You and I don’t align on other issues, but no one has any doubts that we are on the same side NCAA sports wise.

    21. UK Big Board Update

      Ah, I apologize. LOL.

    22. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      No worries! I prolly should have used a semicolon instead of a comma.

    23. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Credit to C&M and Clutch for that…

    24. J-Dub421

      Remember, punctuation saves lives.

      https://me.me/i/20532437

  2. Sticky Ceiling

    Drew/Matt/Tyler,
    Can you educate the new blogger/preacher on SPOILER ALERTS?
    Kind of ruined “The Push” for me and several others.

    Thanks,

    1. ClutchCargo

      I get what you’re saying, but doesn’t the title of the show kind of spoil itself? I do think this site needs to get back to using more jump breaks in the blog posts. Some of the ones with a lot of photos are just brutal to try to scroll through to get to the ones below.

    2. Realme

      Why would you read an article called “What The Push Teaches Us About Systemic Evil” if you didn’t want spoilers on The Push?

    3. Sticky Ceiling

      Um.. Sorry, typically if you don’t see “spoiler warning” in the post you usually don’t expect a spoiler. At least that is how 99.9% of other blog posts referring to movies/television shows work. ¯\_(?)_/¯

  3. RealCatsFan

    Don’t really like the way things are shaping up – playing far away (similar to 2016), tough draw in our bracket (as usual), and a player injured and possibly not participating. Add to that the fact that Arizona is probably feeling slighted by their seeding and wanting to make a statement, and I don’t think they could make the road any harder if they tried. But of course, 2014 taught me to never count the Cats out!

    1. Realme

      I’m very scared, but if we survive this weekend, then we can survive the rest.

    2. runningunnin.454

      Yep, send us 2000 miles away, making it hard for our fans to get to the games; and, the neutral fans will support Davidson. Typical.

    3. ClutchCargo

      Cal is spot on when he says the ones being screwed by our seeding/bracket placement are the other teams.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      All I can say is Go Bulls!

    5. runningunnin.454

      And go, Lipscomb Bisons of Nashville…beat UNCheat.

    6. J-Dub421

      I’m not that worried about Davidson. Arizona will be quite the test, but don’t forget that Sean Miller teams have a history of choking in March. Also, guard play wins in March, and I will take Shai and Quade over anyone.

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yes! Lipscomb is named after a great preacher, and also long time editor of The Gospel Advocate, in the 1800’s. A sister school to my alma-tamater as the late great Jim Fyffe (long-time and now late Auburn play-by-play man…and UK grad) used to jokingly say.

    8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Poll: which would you rather?

      1) UMBC becomes the first 16 over a 1, or…
      2) Buffalo over Zona?

      I say both (Hee Haw as RG would say), but we know that’s almost impossible. I say probably #2 the way everyone says Zone is playing. I haven’t actually watched either team.

    9. J-Dub421

      Confession: I originally typo’d “teat” instead of “test,” thank goodness I caught that before I hit post. 🙂

    10. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      UMBC plays Virginia in case you don’t have your brackets handy.

    11. J-Dub421

      I feel like Arizona is a harder match up than Virgina for us, but maybe I’m crazy.

  4. RealCatsFan

    Did anyone read the article that said that TV Teddy has been banned from reffing the NCAA tournament for turning his back on Joel Berry? I am not a TV Teddy fan, but what a crock of feces. Would they ever do that if Cal wanted to have Shows or Higgins banned? I mean, c’mon, I actually think Valentine handled it well – the ref’s are under no obligation whatsoever to listen to a player whine about a call.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Do not, under any circumstances, dis the ncaa fair haired child…UNCheat.

    2. Realme

      Hopefully this will be a cautionary tale for the other 4 jerk refs. I feel no obligation to listen to Teddy whine about not getting a job he felt entitled to.

    3. ClutchCargo

      The NCAA is 100% right to do this. He is an attention whore, and there is no place for that in officiating college basketball games. The crock of feces is that there are a few others who also need to be banned and probably won’t be.

    4. CATandMONKEY

      I am not shedding any tears for Teddy but the post-season ban seems rather capricious.

      As noted above: serves him right for turning his back on NCAA Royalty.

    5. RealCatsFan

      Realme, no chance of Higgins being banned, since he is on Ol’ Roy’s payroll.

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      UNCheat player or not, he was showing the player up. However, yes, if Cal complained like Ol Roy probably did, Cal would probably be suspended from the tourney.

  5. RealCatsFan

    So Matt doesn’t like dogs or children? 😀

    1. runningunnin.454

      No wonder he’s not married, LOL.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      While both are rewarding; having a dog is akin to perpetually having an 18 month-old child in the house. Without the diapers or bottles.

    3. Realme

      I think he’s legit afraid of both. 🙂

    4. RealCatsFan

      C&M, dogs are much easier and less expensive. And you can put them in their crate to keep them from misbehaving. 🙂

    5. J-Dub421

      If your dog gets knocked up, you can sell their babies. You can’t do that with your kids though.

    6. RealCatsFan

      J-Dub, I think you took that from the old joke email “Why Dogs are Better then Women” 🙂

      WHY DOGS ARE BETTER THAN WOMEN

      1. Dogs don’t cry.

      2. Dogs love it when your friends come over.

      3. Dogs don’t care if you use their shampoo.

      4. Dogs think you sing great.

      5. A dog’s time in the bathroom is confined to a quick drink.

      6. Dogs don’t expect you to call when you are running late.

      7. The later you are, the more excited dogs are to see you

      8. Dogs will forgive you for playing with other dogs.

      9. Dogs don’t notice if you call them by another dog’s name.

      10. Dogs are excited by rough play.

      11. Dogs don’t mind if you give their offspring away.

      12. Dogs understand that farts are funny.

      13. Dogs love red meat.

      14. Dogs can appreciate excessive body hair.

      15. Anyone can get a good-looking dog.

      16. If a dog is gorgeous, other dogs don’t hate it.

      17. Dogs don’t shop.

      18. Dogs like it when you leave lots of things on the floor.

      19. A dog’s disposition stays the same all month long.

      20. Dogs never need to examine the relationship.

      21. A dog’s parents never visit.

      22. Dogs love long car trips.

      23. Dogs understand that instincts are better than asking for directions.

      24. Dogs understand that all animals smaller than dogs were made to be hunted.

      25. When a dog gets old and starts to snap at you incessantly, you can shoot it.

      26. Dogs like beer.

      27. Dogs don’t hate their bodies.

      28. No dog ever bought a Kenny G or Hootie & the Blowfish album.

      29. No dog ever put on 100 pounds after reaching adulthood.

      30. Dogs never criticize.

      31. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.

      32. Dogs never expect gifts.

      33. It’s legal to keep a dog chained up at your house.

      34. Dogs don’t worry about germs.

      35. Dogs don’t want to know about every other dog you ever had.

      36. Dogs like to do their snooping outside as opposed to in your wallet, desk, and the back of your sock drawer.

      37. Dogs don’t let magazine articles guide their lives.

      38. Dogs would rather have you buy them a hamburger dinner than a lobster one.

      40. You never have to wait for a dog. They’re ready to go 24 hours a day.

      41. Dogs have no use for flowers, cards, or jewelry.

      42. Dogs don’t borrow your shirts.

      43. Dogs never want foot-rubs.

      44. Dogs enjoy heavy petting in public.

      45. Dogs find you amusing when you’re drunk.

      46. Dogs can’t talk.

      47. Dogs aren’t catty.

      48. Dogs seldom outlive you.

  6. Realme

    Northern gave us a tassel?

    1. runningunnin.454

      Tussle? Well, Matt doesn’t really know what day it is. LOL

    2. J-Dub421

      Tassels are found at U6.

    3. runningunnin.454

      Touche’ again, you’re on a roll JD. Do the tassels go round and round?

    4. J-Dub421

      I’m sure Katina could arrange that for you.

    5. runningunnin.454

      No no no, not for me!

    6. J-Dub421

      😀

  7. secrick

    GO CATS, I am worried about the first game but i would be worried if we where playing a 16 seed.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Davidson attempts 26 3pt shots/game, and average 39%. Like most teams that live/die by the three, if they hit them, they’re tough; if they don’t hit them, they don’t look good. Like Florida?

    2. J-Dub421

      I bet Davidson’s three point shooting percentage is about to take a serious dive.

    3. runningunnin.454

      LOL I see Davidson hit 26 threes and 8 in the first 5 minutes in one game…oh oh.

    4. CATandMONKEY

      Foul every time?

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Just make sure you hammer them so they don’t go in.

  8. RealCatsFan

    I do not understand why Vando would not be dressed and on the bench if there is any chance at all that they could play him. If he is too hurt to play, that is another thing, but from what Cal has said, he is pretty close.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Especially round 2, unless we luck out and get Buffalo.

  9. runningunnin.454

    I remember when Bob Lanier played for St. Bonaventure, and took them to the final four.
    He was injured in the regional final, and didn’t play in the final four.
    He wore a size 22 shoe.

  10. Realme

    Much like the Cats, JDub is at peak form in March.

    1. J-Dub421

      Hopefully I made people laugh.