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KSR Show Thread (11/7): This won’t be fun


Everyone gather around your radio streaming devices and let’s try to console each other on the morning after Duke demolished our beloved Kentucky Wildcats in the Champions Classic. It was ugly and it’d be nice to forget it ever happened, but we have to talk about it.

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43 responses to “KSR Show Thread (11/7): This won’t be fun”

  1. JD

    What happened to the team we saw in the Bahamas?

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I think it shows we can’t judge how good we are because we beat up on a few teams from 3rd world countries.

    2. ClutchCargo

      Those teams in the Bahamas didn’t have anywhere near the size and athleticism of Duke. I think our guys just were shocked at how good they are and it snowballed from there. Johnson and Travis were the only two that didn’t look like deer in the headlights.

    3. DelrayCat

      Plus those “pro” teams were on vacation. Most flew in just to be patsies…and that one good team barely played their core guys. It was all for show.

  2. secrick

    Ky was either the most unprepared team i have ever seen or Duke is the best team i have ever seen.

  3. Realme

    That wasn’t ideal.

  4. Realme

    This must be what it felt like to play us in 2014. Seriously worried Duke will go 40-0.

    1. ClutchCargo

      I don’t see another team that can beat them. I also didn’t see last night’s game turning into a Duke hype video/mixtape, but it did.

    2. Wade

      That was a sEason full of highlights!

    3. J-Dub421

      No one will ever go 40-0.

  5. Matt10

    It’s all about attitude and energy. I guess since Duke’s recruiting class was ranked #2 behind and their team ranked #4 behind UK, they had something to prove and it showed early. They were taking the game personally and with urgency, UK wasn’t. I see this in sports all the time. Heck I see it in the teams I coach. Sometimes crazy sh*t happens. I only watched the first 10 minutes before having to go to bed and I told my son as I left he could gaurantee at least a 25 point loss. Waking up to the 34 point pasting wasn’t a surprise at all. I chalk this up to a fluke of bad juju. It will hopefully light a fire under them.

    1. secrick

      Maybe it was a fluke but Kys guards have a problem , they can’t shoot and haven’t in any of the games . Fast yes but as far as stopping and shooting a 10 to 15 ft jump shot they look bad. I though Quickly was suppose to be a shooter.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      I really want to take your attitude.
      Much better for my health than how I have been.

      We got this!

  6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    So much for all the UK fans who said those 3 guys can’t play together because they all play the same position. Riiiiiiiight.

    That was a worse beating than the Rs took in the House. On to the Salukis.

    1. ukbradstith

      That was always an ignorant mindset. RJ is a perfect 2 guard, Reddish is a more than a solid 3, Zion is the perfect 4…not really seeing the issue. Plus you just need decent depth, and duke has enough role players that compliment those guys perfectly.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I didn’t argue with anyone about it because I’m not good enough with the Xs and Os, but I was hoping it was right.

      And of course the one guy that we supposedly were the closest to getting, Zion, was everything he was supposed to be.

    3. kuhlkat

      Wasnt bear the beating Obama and Clinton took in their first midterm

  7. omegagavin

    Why would a republican be happy today?

    1. secrick

      Because they own the Senate.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      At least we can get some more conservative judges on the bench.

    3. omegagavin

      I’m glad Delahanty got ousted.

  8. ClutchCargo

    I guess my worst fears about our lack of team defense were realized last night. I have no doubt they will be fine long-term, but that was fugly.

    1. Jester

      Omegagavin that’s because other than giving us a good UK sports website, Matt Jones is an idiot.

    2. Jester

      And I’m the idiot that replied under the wrong comment. Carry on, ClutchCargo.

  9. omegagavin

    Lost the house, though. That’s something.

    1. Matt10

      It’s not something other than normal. The president’s party ALWAYS loses congressional seats during the midterms.

      Back to sports. This is a sports site. If you want to talk politics, with all due respect, PLEASE go somewhere else.

    2. omegagavin

      Matt Jones started it.

    3. Matt10

      I know, and I seriously mean no ill will towards you. I’d tell Matt Jones the same thing. I come here to get away from political sh*t and if he wants to keep my business he’ll keep it away.

  10. CATandMONKEY

    Buckhorn, pop 144 in 2000

  11. Rod Crandler

    What will us take for this fan base to be optimistic again about a shot at #9 this season and get behind this team?

    1. ClutchCargo

      I’m still behind this team, just like always. Any guesses (educated or otherwise) as to the likelihood of winning a title have nothing to do with it for me. Anybody jumping off a band wagon after one game can just stay off.

    2. J-Dub421

      We ‘ve had many seasons that got off to a slow start, but ended up being good. I’m not going to panic over one bad game. I still like my team. On the up side, Coach Cal should have everyone’s attention now.

    3. JTHinton

      Wholly agree, Jdub! It’s just one game and I think we’ll be fine.

    4. Realme

      Good answer Clutch. Maybe Duke has peaked too soon as Cal likes to say, maybe Kentucky will find their eddge again and fight from now on.

    5. ClutchCargo

      Hopefully guys watch what Keldon Johnson did and learn from that. He talks a good game, and then backs it up with the necessary effort. And I don’t even think it was lack of effort as much as not understanding how hard they really have to compete against a really good opponent.

  12. CATandMONKEY

    If Cal hadn’t been stubborn and just given Gunnar Hoak a chance. . .

    1. ClutchCargo

      Eddie Gran is definitely to blame for this!

    2. runningunnin.454

      Yep, Gran doesn’t like to pass…and neither do our guards.

    3. cats646

      Put Clark in!!

    4. runningunnin.454

      Why, can Clark play PG.

  13. runningunnin.454

    Tried to warn ya’ll yesterday as gently as I could; Duke is the best team money can buy…I wasn’t surprised at all.
    Time for Cal to coach; he took the night off yesterday, and
    Time for the players to get the ear buds out, and stop flexing and dancing like Merry Andrews…they need to learn the game.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Well, Cal should have some eager students now. Is it too early for a tweak? lol

    2. Jester

      I was glad when we got Cal as our coach. I don’t think after one loss he needs to be fired. He’s a great recruiter…..BUT……I’m not convinced he’s a good enough coach to make up the difference in talent when we face another team with top recruits.