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KSR is live from Red State BBQ in Lexington! (Friday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Friday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which is coming to you live from Red State BBQ at 4020 Georgetown Road in Lexington. Come on out to see the gang, enjoy the show, and register for some prizes. Sounds like a great way to start a Friday to me.

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60 responses to “KSR is live from Red State BBQ in Lexington! (Friday Show Thread)”

  1. Realme

    It’s finally Friday. I’m free again. I got my motor running for a wild weekend.
    Stuck in my head and they didn’t even play it yet.

    1. runningunnin.454

      “Wild Weekend” by the Rebels? Or Luke Bryan?

    2. Realme

      I don’t know, but it sounds old and cheesy, a typical Matt country song.

    3. ClutchCargo

      That’d be George Jones, unless it’s one of several covers of the original.

    4. runningunnin.454

      Clutch, you’re right…have a shot of “White Lightnin”.

  2. DrSayre

    Wait, what did Matt say to start?

    1. Realme

      He had to read an apology for the Jurich discussion yesterday.

    2. ukjaybrat

      apology for what, he clearly said it was just rumors and he didn’t say anything was confirmed or definitely going to happen. who’s trying to censor him now ?

    3. Realme

      He specifically mentioned his bosses too, sounded more like it was ordered by them, rather than Louisville threatening a law suit. Still dumb. He tells us what he’s hearing about things all the time. Guess he should have saved that one for Periscope.

    4. ukjaybrat

      weird. maybe something really is going on and he hit a nerve. if it was nothing then whoever was offended would have just brushed it off the shoulder. or maybe louisville is about to implode because of running out of cash, the audit and strippergate all converging at once. in all seriousness i don’t know how anybody could throw up da Ls at this point.

    5. ukjaybrat

      i typically try to separate the university and the city and athletics. because they *should* all three be different things. but the corruption has seemingly merged all of that together into one boiling pot of shit that the taxpayers are now paying for

  3. Realme

    If Bam returns, bringing us some more experience, AND we add Bamba, I won’t need any birthday or Christmas presents.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Bam La Bamba, now you’re talking Los Lobos or Ritchie Valens.

    2. BigBlueMeade

      Throw in Cam Johnson and it will be a hell of a team

  4. Realme

    Bevin’s quote about Jurich is sheer lunacy.

  5. J-Dub421

    I finally listened to the uncensored podcast yesterday. It was pretty hilarious.

    1. Realme

      Let’s all do an air shot. Cheers!

    2. ukjaybrat

      cheers !

    3. J-Dub421

      Cheers and Go Cats!

    4. RealCatsFan

      I am going to spike my air shot with some laughing gas.

  6. runningunnin.454

    There’s something quite unsettling about the SKJ situation.

    1. WatchutalkinboutWillis

      I agree, and I’m not sure why. But if he doesn’t transfer I think he will be an incredible 3 or 4 year player.

  7. Realme

    Might have caught them on a bad day, but the one time we went to Red State it was terrible.

    1. ukjaybrat

      never had red state from a store yet but i had it at a fair once. pretty good. but man. city bbq is amazing. i’d eat at both again

    2. Sentient Third Eye

      City bbq is about as good as it gets in a bbq joint that looks like it could pass a health inspection. For truly great bbq, though, you have to risk dysentery.

    3. ukjaybrat

      STE – YES! lol.

    4. Realme

      LOL, when we went to Red State they had a really bad inspection score, so they might meet your criteria, STE.
      Went to Mark’s Feed Store this week. It was good, but I’d never pick it over City BBQ or even Sonny’s.

    5. J-Dub421

      I haven’t had it either. In Louisville I usually go to Mark’s Feed Store for BBQ.

    6. J-Dub421

      Jucy’s and Frankfort Ave. Beer Depot are good too.

    7. ukjaybrat

      mark’s used to be at the top of my list. i like their side dishes more than their bbq though. and their buttercream pie (or whatever it’s called) is just amazing

    8. J-Dub421

      All of Mark’s desserts are good. I generally like their brisket as well.

    9. Booby Petrino

      If any of you are in Lexington, try Lyles Barbecue. I prefer it over City. I like City better than Mark’s. And Mark’s better than Sonny’s. lol
      Lyles started out in a gas station in Nicholasville. That location is still open, but the recently opened up a real restaurant in Lexington. Good stuff!

    10. Realme

      Thanks BP. Haven’t tried Lyles yet, but want to, now that you’ve reminded me.

    11. Sentient Third Eye

      My two favorite BBQ places in Kentucky are still Moonlite in Owensboro (my favorite Smoked mutton) and Pig in a Poke in Pikeville and Prestonsburg. I found a place in Morehead recently, called Pop’s, that has awesome atmosphere for a BBQ joint, but the food is hit-or-miss. Still, with a bit of improvement in their smoking, it could start making some noise.

    12. Booby Petrino

      I hope you like it, Real. It’s a little pricey but worth the extra bucks every now and then. Those hush puppies they have are like little fried balls of heaven 🙂 the barbecue and the sauce are on point!

    13. RealCatsFan

      J-Dub, agree about Juicy’s, and they are in my neck of the woods.

      True story – I was at a beer joint called Twin Cedars many years ago. They had all you can eat BBQ. I actually had the owner come up and offer my money back if I would stop eating. We were out camping that weekend and ran out of food. Man, I was HUNGRY! Could have given Joey Chestnut a run for his money.

    14. J-Dub421

      RCF, since you’re out my way, have you tried Martin’s yet (the new on on Westport at Indian Springs subdivision)? I haven’t tried it yet since it’s only been open a few months, but I read that the owners went to Nashville and trained with a pit-master there for a couple of years. They will be opening a second location in the old Lynn’s Paradise Cafe building.

    15. Booby Petrino

      J-Dub, a couple of my friends went there and said the food was “decent”…wasn’t a raving review. Apparently the staff was smoking a pig near their table and they could see them open the pit and poke the pig, etc, it grossed them out. They know where their food comes from but don’t necessarily want to see the process while eating.

  8. Realme

    I’d rather get an easy path than home games.

    1. runningunnin.454

      The last NCAA tourney game I remember at Rupp, the Illinois coach called it co-rupt arena.
      Just mad “he’s not us”.

  9. Laker Cat 18

    Prince and Chyna both passed away from drug overdoses. That should be highlighted in all discussions of rememberance to fight the battle and bring awareness. We’ve all known someone who has succumbed to drug abuse.

    1. Mathlete

      It should also be a reminder that addiction is very much a public health issue that deserves to be on par with fighting any bacterial or viral disease (mental health too but that’s a total non-sequitur right now)

  10. Duff86

    Best BBQ in the State. Without question. I also think Red State would be the perfect location to film a scene in a Quentin Tarantino movie because of that creepy motel next to it.

  11. J-Dub421

    Again, I think Memphis should sue the NCAA for whatever money they had to pay back and to get their wins and tournament runner-up reinstated.

    1. Realme

      Couldn’t agree more.

    2. J-Dub421

      I am beyond sick of the selective enforcement of the NCAA.

  12. J-Dub421

    Terrible officiating – the worst thing to happen to basketball.

    1. ukjaybrat

      i really think officiating has more to do with the “randomness” of our sport than the fact that it’s not a 3/5/7 game series. because as has been alluded to, a bad call here or there or one especially at the end of the game can absolutely change the outcome, however you want to argue it.

      an incorrectly assessed foul can remove a player(s) for a large portion of the game. a missed out of bounds call RIGHT in front of you can turn the ball over in a tie game in the last minute allowing a team to score and take the lead instead of correctly giving the ball to the other team for a chance to take the lead. It’s very difficult to complain about officiating because when you win no one cares anymore but if you lose and complain you just come off as a sore loser. well yeah, i am a sore loser. because i feel cheated. if a lost a legit game (indiana, wvu, uconn games) a loss is a loss… whatever we didnt perform in all of those games and just lost. But if we lost a game due to very poor officiating (wisconsin, north carolina), that is when we feel cheated and that is completely unfair. all because some zebra man is bad at his “second” job

    2. J-Dub421

      In a close game against two fairly evenly matched opponents, officiating matters and can change the outcome of a game.

  13. ky196

    I understand that the NCAA does not determine acedemic acreditation, but please help me understand how athletes taking fake classes does not render those atheletes as being acedemically ineligible and therefore games those players played in being forfeited.

    1. J-Dub421

      I have been wondering the same thing myself, especially when they had several players (on the 2005 title team) who were only kept eligible with the fake classes.

    2. ukjaybrat

      i actually did wonder about that. has anybody actually take those players grades. took away the fake class grade and found that their gpa would have made them intelligible? bc we can all say fake classes ineligible blah blah grab your pitchfork. but i wonder if that really is the case or not. (which it shouldn’t matter. this could-should be handled as an illegal benefit anyway, which it’s not and that’s stupid) but still.

    3. J-Dub421

      Rashad McCants made his transcripts public at one point and I read them. He was a D-student with maybe a couple of C’d sprinkled in here and there, except for the African American Studies classes where he had all A’s. Number one, that should be a huge red flag for anyone who reviewed his grades. Number two, he was ONLY eligible because if the fake classes.

  14. J-Dub421

    Lol, that was quite the mike drop and exit for Matt.

  15. Laker Cat 18

    If you look up the definition of “double standard” in the dictionary, you’ll find the NCAA’s logo next to it. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a better example of the term.

    1. Sentient Third Eye

      Yes. If UNC’s athletes taking fake classes is not under NCAA purview, how did they find a way to punish Penn State for Jerry Sandusky molesting kids who were not even college-age, let alone student-athletes? Either punish both, or let both get away with it!

    2. J-Dub421

      The Sandusky thing falls under Educators being mandatory reporters of abuse. They HAD to report him to the authorities and didn’t.

    3. ukjaybrat

      this has been my argument the whole time. who cares if it’s not EXACTLY under the purview of the NCAA. they’ve already set precedent (even though they have proven they don’t know what that word means) that they are willing to punish a program for something they KNOW was wrong even if it isn’t exactly under their rulebook per se

    4. ukjaybrat

      jdub – yeah but that is a legal issue, having nothing to do with athletics. yet the ncaa punished athletics while the courts punished the individuals

    5. J-Dub421

      Valid point Jay.