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Previewing Arkansas and Diallo (Friday Show Thread)


Kentucky Sports Radio radio is closing out the week at the Freedom Hall Expo Center at a little thing called Sports Fest. Stop by if you want to meet the guys but know you’ll have to pay Sports Fest’s admission to get in. Otherwise you can listen online with everyone else as KSR previews the weekend ahead with the Arkansas game and Hamidou Diallo’s big announcement.

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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43 responses to “Previewing Arkansas and Diallo (Friday Show Thread)”

  1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Hope everyone has their bread and milk!

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Seriously, hope everyone stays safe out there! I see Tennessee almost completely covered in blue on the radar, and Kentucky has a fair swath of blue in the southern part of the state.

    2. runningunnin.454

      It’s brrr cold; I’m waiting for global warming to kick in.

    3. J-Dub421

      Global warming has already kicked in. That’s why every year now becomes the new hottest year on record. It doesn’t however disrupt normal weather patterns.

    4. runningunnin.454

      I’m ready for this weather pattern to go away.

    5. J-Dub421

      Me too. I have some friends who just got back from Florida this week. It was in the 80’s there. I wish they had brought that back with them. 🙂

    6. Laker Cat 18

      My bread and milk sandwiches taste great!

    7. RealCatsFan

      I am secretly hoping that my Bahamas vacationing boss freezes his a$$ off when he gets off the plane on Sunday. 🙂

  2. Realme

    What happened to Drew being on the show twice a week?

    1. ukjaybrat

      usually monday and wednesdays, but they didnt have a new show monday. so only once this week. and was on vacation last week.

  3. runningunnin.454

    Fox outplayed Ball; Ball was 2-8 from three; and, had 6 TO’s to 7 assists. Fox had 9 A to 2 TO’s.

    1. RealCatsFan

      Yep, our biggest problem against UCLA was stopping Leaf. The defense at the 4-spot was nonexistent.

    2. J-Dub421

      Ball has potential and is talented, but I was not remotely impressed with him when we played UCLA.

  4. runningunnin.454

    You have to give Cal an A; he’s coaching and recruiting, and bringing in another super class.

    1. RealCatsFan

      If Cal gets Diallo to commit tomorrow, and gets to coach him up for half a year prior to next season, it will be a huge get for us. We will need to have a guard in the system who has at least a little bit of experience with how Cal wants things run.

  5. RealCatsFan

    Sacha has been a disappointment so far. His confidence seems to have regressed as the year went on, along with his minutes. Hate to say it, but I would not be shocked to see him transfer if things don’t improve. I do hope he starts to improve as the season goes on – we are probably going to need a big man as a reserve going down the stretch.

    1. Realme

      Hope he has some sort of breakthrough before the season ends. More bigs coming in next year and he could stay at the end of the bench if he doesn’t step forward now.

    2. J-Dub421

      I don’t know that SKJ really thinks he’s a one and done player. I think he came in expecting to be here for a couple of years. Adding weight would help him a lot, but he’s a natural skinny kid, so that will be more difficult for him.

    3. RealCatsFan

      I met him after a game last year when he was at a game signing autographs and taking pictures. He wasn’t even officially a part of the team, but he was already fully embracing the BBN. Seemed like a really nice kid, and I really wish him the best. Keep your head up and keep working hard, Sacha!

    4. J-Dub421

      One of the things Coach Cal is underrated for, he brings in the nicest kids.

  6. runningunnin.454

    Happy Birthday to Chase; a law student and in Chicago…..It’s so cold there the lawyers all have their hands in their own pockets.

  7. runningunnin.454

    The 38-1 team just was overwhelmed by the 40-0 thing; you couldn’t watch ESPN without hearing about it 100 times/day.
    They were playing much more loose, and were much better in December; that is a weight that I’m not sure any future team could carry.

    1. RealCatsFan

      It seemed like the defensive intensity that they displayed in December slid back a bit the rest of the year. If they could have maintained that level of intensity all year, I think they could have gone 40-0. I still think they would have won the title if they had lost one of those close SEC games – would have acted as a pressure valve and allowed them to refocus. Sometimes a loss is a win in the long run.

    2. Realme

      Still can’t have fond memories about that season. They were so good, and so capable of really doing it, but it was so stressful to watch and so disappointing to end it that way. I’ll take a regular season loss to avoid the pressure any year.

    3. runningunnin.454

      True, Wisconsin couldn’t have stayed within 15 in December.

    4. J-Dub421

      Agreed. I think the pressure of trying to go 40-0 and win the title caught up to the team. They all looked tight the last few games. Remember when the Warriors won 73 games last season? At no point did they win 38 in a row. It’s extremely difficult to maintain focus for that long.

    5. J-Dub421

      I still firmly believe that if Alex hadn’t torn his ACL we would have beat Wisconsin and gone 40-0.

    6. CATandMONKEY

      Agree about Alex but I still, and will for eternity wonder where Willie was for that one game…and to repeat ad nauseum, Willie was and remains a household favorite. My wife and oldest daughter (now nine) can tell you all about WCS but neither of them know anyone by name on this team ( …the Kentucky guy with the tattoos, the headband guy with cool hair, the really good guy, the really big guy that looks 30…) Love my girls regardless.

    7. RealCatsFan

      Wow C&M, you need to work on your girls! 😀 They need some BBN therapy. 😉

      I guess I have “infected” my girls pretty thoroughly, as they are all blue all the time. My younger (12) daughter is more of a basketball junkee than the older one (14). She knows most of the players by name, and watches most of the games. My wife now listens to KSR on podcast!

      I am going to the game tomorrow. Look for me in sec 23 behind the goal on the visitor’s side.

    8. J-Dub421

      I wonder why everyone blames Willie when Booker played like crap on both ends of the floor. Did not attempt even one three and absolutely got abused on defense. Lyles didn’t play well either. Blaming one player for a loss in a team sport is silly to me.

    9. Realme

      I’ve got a co-worker that blames Cal for playing the twins. Makes me crazy when there’s so much blame to go around. As to Willie, his disappearance was just really noticeable for me, because we needed the defense that we were used to getting from him and he was just kind of standing around instead of flying around and saving plays.

    10. ukjaybrat

      i think they got bored in february and that’s where they lost the defensive intensity. and then struggled to get it back. (except for the game against WVU of course)

    11. 2thepoint

      I add my two cents worth to the 2014 team. The entire team had a poor shooting performance. That is why we lost. People fault Cal for playing the twins, but Booker was having a poor shooting night. Perhaps Ulis may have been the catalyst for them, but who knows.

      As far as Willie and Poythress we know Willie always faded into the background during high profile games. Poythress was the same. I believe had he been healthy he would have faded as well just like he did last year. Those two still rank high on my list as favorite players.

  8. Realme

    I listen to KSR and then turn it off.

  9. RealCatsFan

    The kid going to the UofL game should wear his UK gear, but bring in a fathead of Petrino in a neck brace, or maybe a picture of the Heisman trophy fumbling the football.

    1. secrick

      The real Heisman trophy winner plays at Clemson, that is should be the real one.

    2. RealCatsFan

      I agree Rick. Lamar’s overall numbers were better, but Clemson’s QB won the head-to-head matchup, and his team is in the playoffs, while Jackson faded at the end of the year. If Jackson’s season had started like it ended, he wouldn’t have even been in the conversation. Not trying to throw shade on him, as he is a helluva football player, just sayin’.

    3. J-Dub421

      Agreed. Lamar Jackson is a very good player, but he also racked up a lot of his eye popping numbers against some very bad teams. U of L only beat one team with a winning record all season.

    4. ukjaybrat

      i always thought lamar’s numbers were great. but they played him well into the fourth quarter in every game. even against the crappy teams. and petrino of course always ran the score up. there were plenty of players throughout history that could have easily matched or surpassed his numbers if they had dbag coaches that ran scores up.

  10. secrick

    Yeah he is good and seems to be a good kid but if you lose your last 3 games and only beat one team with a winning record how do you win the Heisman. They did beat a few teams with even records.

  11. J-Dub421

    Pedophiles tend to gravitate to jobs in schools and youth organizations, etc. so they can have access to kids.

    1. RealCatsFan

      I think a good solution to the repeat sex offender problem would be mandatory chemical castration for the offenders.

  12. RealCatsFan

    Someone needs to put the “Kentucky Eats First” phrase on a t-shirt with the names of all the first round draft picks under Cal.