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It’s a full house on today’s KSR (Thursday Show Thread)


The gang’s all here! I am in studio today with Matt, Ryan and Shannon to talk about all the latest happenings from around Big Blue Nation.

I have a feeling Matt will have a few things to say about his Nashville radio appearance yesterday too.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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99 responses to “It’s a full house on today’s KSR (Thursday Show Thread)”

  1. Laker Cat 18

    I missed the All-American game last night. Can someone who saw it grade the UK recruits for us? How’d we look?

    1. Realme

      I tried to watch it, but it’s really hard to follow when the announcers don’t call the game. If on Twitter, look up @Scott_Charleton timeline for excellent highlights. Mo Bamba had this one block where he took the ball away from Michael Porter one-handed and held onto it. I couldn’t stop watching it. I hope he joins our class.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      Should you query the “experts” that replied to a couple of earlier threads, we have no chance at even making the round of 68.

    3. Realme

      As Beisner said earlier today (also on Twitter), there are a lot of people angry about Cal getting the best players he can every year. I think we’ll be great if we can add a little more guard depth. We’ve got hustling bigs and a Ulis like Pg, we’ve got Diallo with his head start. Chemistry already going and they’ll be here practicing in a couple months.

    4. runningunnin.454

      Thought about tweeting ESPN and asking them to tell their announcers to call the game.
      Afterwards, they could go get a beer and talk about anything they wanted to.

    5. Realme

      Exactly. Half the time they were interviewing players and not even showing the game at all. That PG going to Bama looked really good.

    6. runningunnin.454

      I said it last night; the ‘Bama PG is a hotdog; he may not play like that in “real” games, but I think he would drive Cal nuts.

    7. Realme

      Yeah, he was a show off for sure.

    8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      It’s too soon after the loss for me to watch the Mickie D game. I don’t mean it to sound like I think it’s like a loved one passed away or something, but I didn’t really want to watch.

    9. Realme

      I understand Chris. I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about that loss last night.

    10. runningunnin.454

      If we get Bamba and Knox, I’m doing the dance from,
      “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”.

    11. Realme

      Video please, rg.

    12. runningunnin.454

      Sorry realme, I’m at work; just google Walter Huston dance from the movie; there will be a video.

    13. Realme

      I mean video when you do it. 🙂

    14. runningunnin.454

      Ha Ha, that would certainly scare the better part of the civilized world.

    15. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I just looked up that dance. Two thumbs up! 🙂
      Maybe I’ll do it if we get those guys too!

  2. Realme

    I wish the police would track down and charge any death threat senders. That way we’d know how much that actually happened, and putting individual faces on it might make all these virtuous media stop making it about all of us.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Can’t listen to show today; are we still talking about this.
      What did the wuss do, ask for Secret Service protection?

    2. Realme

      No it was about Forde or some idiot saying the rest of BBN should (somehow?) make the nuts stop being nuts.

  3. kylesnotmacysmom

    When Forde can control Pinto’s behavior then he can speak on out of control Wildcat fans. Then and only then will we have a blueprint for how to handle said fans.

    Matt I know Christians friends that follow these rules. It’s not about trusting you spouse it’s about trusting other people. The gossip machine. It’s also about respecting your spouse, your marriage and God.

    1. kylesnotmacysmom

      When Forde can control Pinto’s behavior then he can speak on out of control Wildcat fans. Then and only then will we have a blueprint for how to handle said fans.

      Matt I know Christians friends that follow these rules. It’s not about trusting your spouse it’s about trusting other people. The gossip machine. It’s also about respecting your spouse, your marriage and God.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      Though raised Christian, our arrangement and ” rules” have zero to do with God…all about respect.
      Obviously Matt has never been in a live-in relationship.

  4. Realme

    If your spouse cares, then only go out with opposite sex friends in groups. If your spouse doesn’t care, then do what you want. Problem solved.

    1. J-Dub421

      I have a running joke with my husband that he’s too lazy to cheat on me. I told him he would have to be sneaking around all the time, lying, and trying to keep the lies straight. He agreed with me that that sounded like a lot of unnecessary work. 🙂

    2. Realme

      I think mine would be too! I know I would.

    3. J-Dub421

      Me too, way too much work for not enough pay off.

    4. CATandMONKEY

      I don’t want to feel like I did when I WAS that guy ( dating- not married) dishonesty and anxiety. No thanks. Grown up now. Thanks.

    5. RealCatsFan

      Why on earth would I want to have two females to deal with instead of just one? 🙂 Or if you factor my daughters into the equation, it would be four instead of three! :O

    6. runningunnin.454

      What is this, a “Dear Abie” program?
      I think I’m glad I can’t hear it.


    Wow Matt…eating a meal alone with a member of the opposite sex if married… You have NO clue.
    No . i could not have a casual lunch with an old female college buddy.
    It has EVERYTHING to do with appearances. My wife would permit it but I wouldn’t do it.
    The alcohol thing though…that’s silly.

    Yes Matt. Female friends after you are married…kiss them goodbye. Literally. It has nothing to do with cheating. It doesn’t help that all my college female friends are ( or were) hot.

    1. Realme

      He seems to be full of resentment that his future wife, that as far as we know isn’t even in the picture yet, might ever cause him to do anything differently than he does single. How your spouse feels about such things should matter. You should care enough to make them feel secure (within reason).

    2. Realme

      Also this is hypocritical of Matt because he’s expressed the opinion more than once that men in powerful positions (coaches, politicians, etc) pretty much always cheat. Like it’s not a big deal.

    3. J-Dub421

      I don’t care if my husband has female friends. I would care if he was basically having a one-on-one “date” with one of them. Mixed group is fine though.

    4. J-Dub421

      Also, I have never heard rumors of Cal cheating on Ellen.

    5. Laker Cat 18

      If Matt’s mindset is what he’s looking for in a woman, he’ll be looking forever. She’s not out there buddy.

    6. CATandMONKEY

      Agree jdub. Mixed group totally cool.
      ” Hey honey, Jill and I… she slept at my place 30+ times in grad school..Just a great friend now and she’s married and loves her husband, what a cool guy! She’s in town for a conference this week…We’re going to grab a bite at Jack Fry’s and catch a band at Gerstle’s…I ‘ll be home before dawn…” LMAO

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      This KIND OF reminds me of the Seinfeld episode (the pilot I think) where the girl Jerry likes asks if she can stay with him while she’s in town and then he finds out she’s engaged.

      Also, I missed the first part of the show, but it sounds like Matt is about as clueless about this as he is everything else about relationships with females. I’m certainly no expert [just ask my wife! :-)], but I’ve learned a FEW things over the years!

    8. ukjaybrat

      not that it is a habit. but i’ve gone to lunch plenty of times with other women. not as dates though. wife never seems to mind. She’s also not your typical girl and i dont think there’s a jealous bone in her body. so there’s that.

    9. J-Dub421

      I’m not saying it would be a date, just that it would look like one from the outside.

    10. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I have a friend whose wife left for another man, and it started with lunch. I’m not saying that will happen with everyone, but it does happen.

    11. RealCatsFan

      I think a much bigger danger to a lot of marriages is FaceBook. There are a lot of people who connect with an old flame via FB, and it ends in an affair and one or more broken marraiges.

    12. J-Dub421

      I am generally a believer in not putting yourself into bad situations. Plus there is such a thing as emotional cheating which can start rather innocuously. According to most experts, a lot of infidelity is a crime of opportunity.

    13. Laker Cat 18

      RCF – I wouldn’t necessarily call out Facebook specifically. I think it’s the internet in general. There are many ways. It all starts within the person in my opinion. It’s a choice, not a website.

    14. ukjaybrat

      That is very true jdub. and i know most people that commit adultery would probably say the same thing as me 5 years beforehand “that’ll never be me”, “that’ll never happen to us”

      I dunno. I only associate with one ex girlfriend of mine and that’s only bc we were really good friends a LONG time before that. the dating thing was just an experiment gone bad. And wifey doesn’t associate with any of her exes. So none of the old flame arguments really apply to us. Although she swears her high school bf and I would get along great if we didn’t want punch each other in the face when we first met
      According to her: we’re both highly alpha males. we would either fight the moment we met or be best friends.

      Any-who – back to the point. we’ve got two kids and a dog and are absolutely in love with each other and I couldn’t tell you the last time i even thought about being with another woman. it’s just not there for me. it could also be that almost all of the friends I have a married which would include pretty much all of my female friends.

    15. J-Dub421

      I am only friends with one of my ex’s and that’s because we were friends for a couple of years, dated for about 2 months in high school, and have been friends since then. My husband and I went to his wedding and he and his wife came to ours. We’re both happily married. I still wouldn’t have lunch alone with him though, but mostly because I think it would be weird. We have the same social circle though so we see each other frequently. Almost all of my friends are married and most of the hubby’s friends are as well, or are in long term relationships.

  6. secrick

    Who cares what Forde has to say, don’t click on him . If you are the best people are going to hate. We are the best, not the winner every year but the best of all time.


    Haha Matt I said the same thing


    Matt will and should remain a bachelor. That he cannot see that this need not have anything to do with sex or cheating…wow.

    1. Realme

      I would have said the same about Drew and Shannon, but they both seem to have mellowed out after falling in looooooove. That woman might be out there that makes him stop worrying about details that a couple can work out during the course of the relationship.

    2. UKrailbird

      Agreed. And who would ever believe he aspired to be a lawyer.

  9. UKrailbird

    Matt has no clue what he is talking about regarding VP Pence’s agreement with his wife. It has nothing to do about his/her respect for each other. It has everything to do with how things are and will be perceived/reported by the media and opposition party. His agreement is just a way to head off the crap that occurs when you are in politics at the level that Pence participates.

    Washington is a snake pit and you have to do whatever necessary to immunize yourself from the snakes when they do try to attack.

    1. Realme

      It’s not like Pence is saying all men should hold themselves to the same standard. Why care what he does if you’re Matt?

    2. RealCatsFan

      That is a valid point and something that a lot of people likely didn’t consider. And it is probably a wise decision no matter what political persuasion you lean towards. Gossip is poison, especially in politics.

  10. Laker Cat 18

    Matt, close your mouth my man. Your boyfriend/husband stock is dropping every time you open it.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Ha Ha; Matt can have any woman he pleases, he just can’t please any.

    2. Laker Cat 18

      That’s great! LOL

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      RG always ready with history and with a funny quip! Ha!

  11. secrick

    Looks like i should be glad i can’t listen to the radio according to the post.

  12. Realme

    So when does he start? Is he announcing that he will enroll early NEXT year? Okay.

    1. J-Dub421

      Yes, there is a post now on the main page that Rigelspeiger (sp?) will be enrolling early next December.

    2. Realme

      Seems like an announcement might be a little much, but I like his enthusiasm.

  13. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    I missed the latter part of the show and thread yesterday. Some of you were talking about how rock music came out of the blues. Don’t forget Muddy Waters did a song called “The Blues Had A Baby And They Called It Rock And Roll”. I just had to get that in there, even if a day late!

    1. runningunnin.454

      Fats Domino said in the ’50’s, what’s the big deal with rock ‘n roll; we’ve been playing it in New Orleans for 25 years.

    2. RealCatsFan

      Hey, I was in on that! I said that a lot of country crosses over to rock and roll, and vice versa. Yeah, I know, common knowledge, but I was explaining it to my daughter. I feel like both of my kids need to take a course in the history of rock and roll. It scares me that they really don’t have that much of an appreciation of music outside their little pop music world. They will hopefully broaden their horizons as they get older. Otherwise they are going to miss out on some good stuff!

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      And there was a reason for the term “Rockabilly”. Now we have “hick-hop” (*cringe*).

      I forget who it was, but I saw a musician say (on an episode of “Behind the Music” I think) that rock guitar is ramped up blues, or blues on steroids, or something like that. Boy, it would be nice if I could have remembered a little more detail!

    4. runningunnin.454

      First time rockabilly was used was about Buddy Knox and a song called “Party Girl” in the fifties.
      Check out the Muscle Shoals recording company in Alabama. Many cutting edge black performers in the ’60’s recorded there with them. You listen to Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, and others, and you think the studio musicians are cutting edge black musicians.
      Instead, they were good ole boys from Northern Alabama.

    5. RealCatsFan

      Muscle Shoals was where a lot of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s material was recorded. They were probably one of my favorite bands when I was growing up.

    6. RealCatsFan

      Listen to a lot of old Led Zeppelin tunes that were basically a harder edged take on old delta blues tunes. “In My Time of Dyin'”, “When The Levee Breaks”, and on and on…

    7. runningunnin.454

      Right; A list stars like Eric Clapton and the Rolling Stones covered several Robert Johnson songs.
      Really liked “Crossroad Blues”, “Sweet Home Chicago”, and “Love in Vane”.

  14. CATandMONKEY

    Matt has really jumped the shark on this one. I am about as liberal as it comes with SOCIAL policy.
    Respect and appearances. Dear sweet Jesus. He has no clue.

  15. Realme

    I think Matt would like to get married and have kids, but the wife and kids would live in a different house and leave him alone 5 days a week.

  16. gblayenet

    Matt, it’s about not about trust. And it’s not a policy for every person. Mike Pence is a strong Christian and he does this for two reasons:
    1) He understands that he is not above temptation. He understands that most affairs happen in a moment of weakness and are unplanned. “Alone time” and alcohol are two common ingredients to an “accidental” affair. So he builds hedges around his marriage just to be safe.
    2) The Bible says not only to avoid evil, to avoid even the APPEARANCE of evil. Pence eating lunch alone with a woman could appear to be something bad.

    Again, no one is saying this is for everyone. But his Christian convictions led him to this choice.

  17. Laker Cat 18

    What if Kaylee was Matt’s wife? Is it okay for her to eat, alone, with Jesse Palmer or Tim Tebow?

    1. J-Dub421

      Exactly. I bet he would have a problem with it if he were on the other end. He’s only thinking about this as a restriction on him.

    2. Laker Cat 18

      But it’s just business! LOL

    3. 4everblue

      Matt seems to be one of those guys who is still mentally and emotionally stuck back in his college days.

  18. CATandMONKEY

    Counselor I find your lack of awareness…disturbing.
    Do you not see the difference between 2 people and 3?

  19. J-Dub421

    Yay!!! Hawkins and Willis Monday!!!

  20. RealCatsFan

    Damn! I missed it. What did Rose say that got the boys rolling?

    1. Realme

      I hate to ruin it for podcast listeners. SPOILER ALERT. She said she trusts Chubb so much she drove him to the strip club herself.

    2. J-Dub421

      Maybe she shouldn’t have chosen Platinum. I believe they were shut down for prostitution.

  21. J-Dub421

    If Cal is such an under-achiever, then Coach K really underachieved this season. All that talent and out in the second round.

    1. ukjaybrat

      yeah at least we made it to the final four (and 38-0) when we had world-beating talent. He had 7 losses and didn’t make it to the second weekend.

    2. ukjaybrat

      7 conf losses. 9 overall

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      They’ll blame it on the injuries and his lack of a spine that caused the surgery.

    4. J-Dub421

      We lost Alex in 2015, so I accept no excuses.

    5. RealCatsFan

      Not only that, he had the spoiled brat crapshow that was Grayson Allen.

  22. Realme

    Why can’t any couple set their own boundaries? The point is to care how your behavior makes your significant other feels.

    1. RealCatsFan

      It’s all about communication, and figuring out what works for the two of you as a couple. I kid with my wife about snooping around on my cell phone, but we both have the same passcode on our phones, so I guess we have nothing to hide.

      FTR, she is usually snooping around to get the inside info on texts I am trading with other club volleyball coaches. Pretty boring stuff…

    2. J-Dub421

      That would involve Matt caring more about his girlfriend/wife than himself.

  23. sckotto63

    Ryan is obviously brow beaten. That is his choice. He has no say, his concerns are secondary

    1. Realme

      Ryan is the other extreme, but like you said it’s his choice. He loves his wife and family more than anything and I think that’s beautiful.

  24. UKrailbird

    At Matt’s age, he has a lot of growing up and learning to do.

    The wife/husband relationship issue being discussed is about respect and perception in the world of a national political environment. He is totally misrepresenting the context under which the Pence comments/statements were made.

    I cannot wait to see the day when/if Matt decides to run for public office. It will be a disaster for him and his campaign from day one. One only has to refer to his comments on radio and comments on this site to determine that he will have a torrent of baggage that he will have to defend. Personally, much of it is going to be indefensible.

  25. J-Dub421

    When is the last time Matt was in a serious relationship? I think it’s been a while.

    1. RealCatsFan

      Matt’s bride is UK sports. 🙂

    2. Realme

      He’s in a serious relationship with this topic. Kept it going 2 hours. Kind of sensitive about the issue, maybe scarred from a past relationship. Should probably stop dating high maintenance women.

  26. J-Dub421

    I have read somewhere, and don’t quote me on this because this number could be wrong, but I think it was 80% of infidelity is a crime of opportunity. People in perfectly happy relationships end up having affairs because they end up in a situation where there is suddenly an availability. It usually involves drinking, and they have impaired judgement, but it happens.

    Once again, don’t put yourself into a bad situation.

  27. poohmax

    I am in total agreement with Matt and Shannon on this relationship issue, even though I don’t actively go out to lunch or dinner with the opposite sex! I am married, and I am not a jealous person at all (well, not much), but my husband is. I’ve grown apart from so many of my close male friends (friends I knew way before I knew my husband) because of my husband’s jealousy and insecurity, and I hate myself for it. I’ve even tried to bring them around him so that he can be friends with them as well, but he doesn’t want to have any part of it. It’s not right, but it’s what I CHOSE to do because of my marriage. It’s a personal choice on my end, even though it’s not my belief.

  28. 4everblue

    It has been my experience that when one party doesn’t trust the other, without reason, is the one who cannot be trusted…..just speaking from my own experience, not saying your spouse cannot be trusted.