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KSR Show Thread 1/14: Recapping the weekend


Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Monday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, the gang will recap the weekend, including Kentucky’s win over Vanderbilt. They’ll also preview tomorrow’s game at Georgia. Remember Tom Crean? He’ll be there.

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65 responses to “KSR Show Thread 1/14: Recapping the weekend”

  1. runningunnin.454

    Anybody see the Northern Ky game last weekend? They were up 3 with 11 sec to go taking ball out after Wayne St scored. They wanted to avoid getting fouled, and all 5 players lined up out of bounds with the ball. It looked like a football formation, trips right. Three guys ran a go route with the other running a come back route…and they killed 9 sec before Wayne St could foul…brilliant.
    Only thing missing was Omaha set hut.

    1. Realme

      I saw a clip of that. Looked crazy.

    2. unbridled

      It was a great play and provided the necessary diversion to safely in bound the ball and run out clock. Very creative call, but it will never work again. I bet nku’s coach will find himself at a more prominent school in the near future.

  2. RealCatsFan

    Watched the UK/Vandy game Saturday night after spending the morning and afternoon at a volleyball tournament. Had pizza and beer beforehand, and honestly fell asleep for a while in the second half. But is it any surprise that a game against Vandy would be boring? Seems to be the common theme with them.

    1. J-Dub421

      The officiating was atrocious, so of course it was boring and sloppy.

  3. Realme

    So is our fan base mad about winning again? I know there are things that need to be fixed (understatement of the week?), but the SEC is such a weird conference to play in, I will take any and all wins.

    1. RealCatsFan

      Pretty much. But BigBlueBanana had perhaps the best comeback in a long time against our old buddy BoB when he was bitching about how “bad” we are:

      “I want to see your dreamworld where a coach that would take the UK job even touches what Cal has done here. Stevens, Self, Izzo, Wright….none will ever coach here. Oh that’s right, you think Nevada’s coach would do better that Cal. Keep playing in fantasy land. The rest of us will continue rooting for the boys in blue, we will continue to enjoy every win, we will support the coach who got us back to this level of national relevance. There’s a reason even national broadcasters state The we have a volatile fan base, and why other fan bases say the same thing…and that reason is people like you. Can’t enjoy a damn thing because you’re too busy sucking at your own life that you can’t even enjoy the winningest f*cking basketball program in history. It’s a child’s game and we happen to be great at it, yet here you are all the time bitching. I bet you order your steaks well done and your wife’s name is Karen and she constantly needs to speak to the manager. ”

      And later on he nailed BoB’s buddy, “NoMoreExcusesCal”:

      “Dude, you need to learn how to write and spell. I can’t even be mad at you because I feel so sorry for you. At least bigolblue knows how to spell and convey his sh1tty ideas properly. For real dude, my 8 year old can write out better sentences than you, and far less spelling errors, and he still thinks Santa is real.” 😀

    2. Realme

      I love that so much. BBB is awesome.

    3. J-Dub421

      I for one am glad that BOB and No Excuses have found love together.

    4. StillBP

      I think I can retire my arguing with them now that BBB is on board. It was kinda fun at first but I’m over it. Thank you, BBB. ha

    5. runningunnin.454

      As a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness.

    6. RealCatsFan

      rg, I speak from experience that the “dog returns to his vomit” thing is quite handy when the cat decides to urp up his dinner. The dog cleans it up for us. 🙂

    7. Realme

      Could have used a dog this morning, in that case.

    8. RealCatsFan

      I’ll send mine over. She’s fast and efficient. Will wash your dishes for you too! 🙂

  4. RealCatsFan

    When Hagans went down holding his back I was very concerned. Back injuries can put you out for a long time. Not only Drew Barker, but wasn’t Jodie Meeks out for a while with a back injury? Or was it a groin injury? (Can also be a tough one to come back from.)

    1. Realme

      Thankfully he just landed on his “butt bone”. If we lost him, it would be, well… I’m not going to even finish that sentence.

    2. runningunnin.454

      I always said “tail bone” ha ha. I think Meeks had a groin injury, and missed a whole year.

    3. ClutchCargo

      It was concerning to see him writhing on the floor. But it was a good sign he could walk off and sit on the bench instead of going to the locker room. It would be almost as bad as losing Nerlens in 2013.

    4. ClutchCargo

      Meeks ended up being diagnosed with a sports hernia, I believe.

    5. J-Dub421

      I was definitely concerned for Hagans, but then he came back in a couple minutes later. That was a relief. I have bruised my tailbone before. It is unpleasant. He will be sore for at least a week.

  5. Jiminy Crickets

    I hope catsrunnin is listening to this show. As Matt straight up agreed with how I said you beat a zone, and then said “we just didn’t do it”. I hope he calls in and asks Matt how many games he’s won as a coach.

    1. StillBP

      agreeing with Matt isn’t necessarily a good thing, as he’s so very often wrong…as everyone here constantly points out. I don’t listen so Idk what Matt said or what you posted about it.

  6. runningunnin.454

    Anybody know about Mike Pratt? There was something Saturday morning about a health crisis; I even sent him a get well soon tweet.
    Saturday night he was on the radio pre-game show as usual…?

    1. Realme

      I was wondering that too. They made it sound like he’d be in the hospital.

  7. Realme

    Hard hat-gate is really stupid. UK didn’t give them out, choosing to leave out the common man. The company that makes them gave them out, and did so in a section of the arena where spotters could easily count for the record. Matt fired up all these people against UK as if a major social injustice was committed.

    1. ClutchCargo

      I went to the game and sat in the upper deck. It is obvious why they gave them out to the people in the lowers, so they could easily be spotted. Although, there were several people around who also had them. Not sure how that worked.

    2. Realme

      Did you feel sad and deprived? I could understand saying the whole crowd should have gotten them, I they were fake plastic ones.

    3. J-Dub421

      I agree that it’s not a big issue in the grand scheme of things and understand why they went with the lower arena, but the optics are bad that they only went to the lower arena.

    4. Realme

      I don’t believe that anyone in charge told Matt the reason was because the upper people couldn’t be trusted not to throw them. If anyone official said that, I’ll feel differently.

    5. Kernel Sanders

      I don’t really care about hard hats or t shirts thrown into the crowd. But as an upper arena ticketholder, I do have to roll my eyes sometimes when they toss t shirts into the lower arena during timeouts. The lower are an crowd doesn’t care, and meanwhile the upper arena crowd goes nuts begging to be tossed a shirt….at about that time the “Fail tshirt cannon” or a weak arm cheerleader attempts to pitch one to upper arena and it’s always a miserable fail. Like I said, I don’t care about snatching a freebie, but it is kind of obvious UK panders to the lower arena.

    6. StillBP

      our cheerleaders have to protect their arms. Those are national championship arms in cheerleading, they don’t need to throw anything out trying to get a stupid XXXL t-shirt up to the upper arena.

    7. Realme

      Kernel, I’ve never understood why people get so amped about trying to catch what is probably a cheap shirt that won’t fit, but I used to have a collection of Thoroughblade hockey pucks I had no use for, so I guess that’s the same thing.

    8. ClutchCargo

      I didn’t feel sad or deprived, really. I did comment to my son on the walk to the car that it would be good to have those hats for the rain.

    9. ClutchCargo

      We had a couple of t-shirts end up near us in the student section. The recipients were less than impressed that they simply had Kroger across the front. Thanks, but no thanks!

    10. Iamheasyouarehe

      Matt is always whining about something, it’s so annoying.

    11. StillBP

      I’ve never gotten a shirt at a men’s game but every time I get one at a women’s game it’s like 3 sizes too big and the sponsorship logo is the majority of the shirt.

    12. StillBP

      speaking of cheerleaders…we see if they repeat again this Sunday!

    13. J-Dub421

      I would never bet against UK cheerleaders.

    14. RealCatsFan

      The T-shirt cannon used to work quite well – they used to regularly hit the jerseys hanging in the rafters. At least that was kind of entertaining. I remember one time they broke out a gatling gun that shot out about six of them all at once. Always wanted one of those that would shoot water balloons.

    15. ClutchCargo

      Maybe they could do a promotion to see who can hit Pitino’s jersey the most times. Bonus points for knocking it down. Ha!

    16. Kernel Sanders

      I’ve always thought the cheerleader should have a cannon that shoots cans of soup into the lower arena. Ya think the crowd would pay attention then? Would bring more excitement than anything they do now. They need some bedlam down there.

    17. Realme

      Two great ideas, guys!

    18. Kernel Sanders
    19. Kernel Sanders

      Lol ^ hockey pucks

  8. RealCatsFan

    Since they passed out the UK hardhats, now we need the dude who became known as “Helmet Guy” to reprise his role with a hardhat.

  9. KYjoeker

    Hearing on other media that Mike Pratt is dealing with health issues. Sending him good vibes and wishing for the best.

  10. J-Dub421

    Benny signed autographs for 5 hours. Think he’s popular? 😉

  11. ClutchCargo

    We don’t need Hagans jacking up 3’s. He needs to drive and dish as much as possible. That option was there for him the whole game vs. Vandy, but he only did it a few times.

  12. RealCatsFan

    So what show are they talking about? Something on Netflix that I won’t be able to find the time to watch, probably.

    1. Realme

      “You.” Yes, on Netflix.

    2. Realme

      People compare it to Dexter.

    3. Iamheasyouarehe

      Matt loving it is not an endorsement I can count on, Realme says it’s decent, I trust her judgement way way more.

    4. ClutchCargo

      Matt liking something almost means that I can count on hating it. At least he has UK fandom going for him.

    5. Iamheasyouarehe

      Nailed it!

    6. Realme

      It’s interesting, because you don’t know what the guy is going to do, and you don’t know what he has already done (crime-wise) when the series starts. The main female character is a train wreck, so as a woman watching I just thought she was annoying, but male viewers might find her more appealing.

  13. Realme

    I finished You last night. It was decent. It’s interesting to me that every comment from people who love it that I see is from a guy, when it’s a Lifetime series.

  14. ClutchCargo

    Hearing about Matt’s window reminds me of the time my freshman year at UK when some buddies and I met some girls in the dorm across the courtyard. We were having a little party in the room and saw them through their window doing the same. A closer look with binoculars revealed they were looking back at us with their own binoculars.

    1. Iamheasyouarehe

      I always feel like somebody’s watching me.

  15. RealCatsFan

    OMG, just lost some respect for Drew saying he doesn’t like Seinfeld! 😉

  16. Iamheasyouarehe

    Does anyone wonder if suicide warning signs are being missed by family and friends besides me?

    1. RealCatsFan

      Iam, I truly think that some people really keep it all inside of them to the point where no one really knows. The young girl I mentioned below apparently never talked about it or really gave any hints.

  17. RealCatsFan

    Wonder if the intern that Matt mentioned committing suicide was the same one that was mentioned last week – they said a young lady ended her own life in Kroger Field parking lot. 🙁

    I ran into the father of the girl on my daughter’s volleyball club who committed suicide a couple months ago. I really just didn’t know what to say to him. All I could think of was to tell him that we were all thinking of him and praying for his family, and may the Lord bless them. Thinking the same for anyone touched by suicide. Can’t think of much of anything tougher to deal with than being a survivor of someone who does this.

    1. Realme

      For that father, or the one who just called in, to still be functioning humans after surviving that amazes me. It can’t get much worse.

    2. ClutchCargo

      I’m thinking it was a different person. When he talked about the one last week, I think it would have come up that she was a KSR intern. I don’t know how that dad was able to call in and talk about his daughter killing herself. Coming to grips with something like that means you do what you have to do, though.

  18. ike1951m

    Someone needs to teach Reed Travis how to head fake or ball fake to keep those bigger guys from blocking his shot….He’ll also draw more fouls on the shot blockers….simple fix