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The Lights are Back On (Friday Show Thread)

Kentucky’s second game in the Bahamas was in the middle of quite a chaotic scene. ย Matt Jones, Drew Franklin and Shannon the Dude recap what went down during a wild night at Atlantis.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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101 responses to “The Lights are Back On (Friday Show Thread)”

  1. Iamheasyouarehe

    You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark
    This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark…..Herro’s theme song?

    1. runningunnin.454

      โ€œBaby, we were born to runโ€.

    2. Iamheasyouarehe

      We made a promise we swore we’d always remember
      No retreat, baby, no surrender

    3. runningunnin.454

      Springsteen a veritable gold mine of lyrics.

    4. Iamheasyouarehe

      Amen to that!

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      But he didn’t foresee Periscope. That was epically hilarious!

    6. RealCatsFan

      Obviously, being a gearhead, my favorite lyrics by the Boss are:

      “I got a 69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor…” – Racing in the Streets.

    7. RealCatsFan

      Darkness on the Edge of Town?

    8. Iamheasyouarehe

      Another good one by The Boss.

    9. runningunnin.454

      Four speed, dual quad, posi traction 4-0-9.

    10. J-Dub421

      For Herro’s theme song, you really have to go with Bonnie Tyler. I need a Herro.

    11. Realme

      Also, from now on, we spell the word hero with 2 R’s.

    12. Iamheasyouarehe

      We already have a Herro…maybe I need a Gyro…ha ha ha

    13. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      The SEC Network studio guy did that 3 times in 2 minutes last night JDub. I think it’s going to get beat to death this year…but I dig the song and Bonnie Tyler!

    14. RealCatsFan

      J-Dub, I vote for “There Goes My Hero” by the Foo Fighters. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    15. Iamheasyouarehe

      Love that Foo Fighters song!

    16. J-Dub421

      I almost always turn the sound waaayyy down because the announcers generally annoy me, so I didn’t hear it.

    17. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      “Believe it or Not”, the theme from “Greatest American Hero”.

    18. J-Dub421

      “Also, from now on, we spell the word hero with 2 Rโ€™s.”

      Make it so!

    19. RealCatsFan

      Iam – have you heard the acoustic version of the song? Way cool!

    20. Iamheasyouarehe

      No RealCats I have not but I will look it up.

    21. Iamheasyouarehe

      So J-Dub I guess I should have spelled it Gyrro?

    22. Sentient Third Eye

      This one’s easy. A timeless rock classic. “Holding Out For a Hero” Bonnie Taylor

    23. Iamheasyouarehe

      J-Dub beat you to that one Third Eye, my argument is we already have a Herro so we don’t need to hold out for one.

  2. Realme

    That was a pretty big improvement from game 1 to game 2.

    Is it true that that was a good team we played last night?

    1. Iamheasyouarehe

      Feel better now? ha ha

    2. Realme

      I do. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. Iamheasyouarehe

      I was shouting from the rooftop.

    4. runningunnin.454

      THey play pretty good ball in Argentina. Back in the day, Brazil was the best, but I donโ€™t know about now.

    5. Iamheasyouarehe

      And as Keldon Johnson said, ” those were grown @ss men”.

    6. J-Dub421

      That team plays in the top echelon of Argentina’s leagues and has won their league 3 years in a row. They also just won a tournament with all the best teams in South America. They’re supposed to be pretty good.


    Moderated. . .for mentioning the KSR curse? Hmmm

    1. ClutchCargo

      Maybe it’s a part of the KSR curse.

    2. runningunnin.454

      During blackout, SEC guy said it was all KSRโ€™s fault.

    3. RealCatsFan

      Did Jurich move to the Bahamas?

    4. Iamheasyouarehe

      Why do you ask about Jurich? Was the FBI there?

    5. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Iamhe, welcome to the Show Thread. I don’t think I’ve seen you in here except the last couple weeks or so.

    6. J-Dub421

      Iam, we used to have a running joke that all technical difficulties were the result of Tom Jurich trying to shut Matt/KSR down.

    7. Realme

      I was wondering if Iamhe was a new name for a familiar show threader, he fit in so smoothly right away.

    8. Iamheasyouarehe

      Thanks guys, Iam new here, but long time Cats fan. Love the humor on here.

    9. J-Dub421

      Us show thread regulars are generally a bit more positive and normal than some of the other posters. Welcome.

    10. Iamheasyouarehe

      That’s the first things I noticed about y’all. Thanks for the welcome.

    11. runningunnin.454

      And Iamhe is the Music Man…I noticed the Beatles lyric right away.
      BTW, yesterday at the dentist (Ugh) I saw a boy about 14 yr old wearing a Beatles cap…the beat goes on.

    12. Iamheasyouarehe

      runnin Ihave always been a music man just like you. Love the Beatles..Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain

    13. Iamheasyouarehe

      Sorry for the late response but work got in the way. Hey that reminds of Words Got In The Way.

  4. ClutchCargo

    This Bahamas trip is just the pick-me-up I needed here in the late summer doldrums! I enjoy watching this team so much that I don’t even want to mentally fast forward to tournament time.

  5. runningunnin.454

    I said a few choice words (NSFW) during the blackout.

    1. Realme

      I was watching a blurry Periscope with 8900 of my closest friends. The things we do, for a game that doesn’t even count.

    2. Iamheasyouarehe


    3. ClutchCargo

      I DVR’d it and started watching around 9 pm. I was muttering some choice words as I fast forwarded through the blackout and hoped that the 30 minutes recording time I added at the end was going to be enough to get to the end of the game (it was).

    4. RealCatsFan

      Clutch, I only added 15 minutes this time, so probably not enough. ๐Ÿ™

    5. ClutchCargo

      Yeah, I learned that lesson the hard way with a few football games. OT just came out of nowhere in that Florida game a couple of years ago.

    6. Booby Petrino

      I watched the Periscope while walking my dog…real fandom lol. Also downloaded the Periscope app just to watch it bc the comments kept getting on my nerves and couldn’t figure out how to turn them off from the browser. The app was cleaner.

    7. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      If was still up, I guarantee you Neal would have found a way to splice that Periscope video into the game recording when he uploaded it.

    8. ClutchCargo

      R.I.P, ukbasketballlive.

    9. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      A certain entity threatened to sue him. I won’t say who, but it was not UK.

    10. RealCatsFan

      Jurich? ๐Ÿ˜€


    Radio broadcast over the phone was pure gold.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Absolutely C&M and Realme! If the announcers had kind of ran with it just like they were still on TV that would have made it even more hilarious.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door


    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I understand what Matt was saying about that, but I don’t think there was an option to turn off the chat in the browser. I could be wrong, but I don’t have the app. Maybe if you log in on the browser you can turn it off. Anyway, every other comment was one of the above. It made me chuckle when Matt would say “I can’t!” but it didn’t stop BBN from saying them. ๐Ÿ™‚

    4. Booby Petrino

      chris, I downloaded the app just bc I couldn’t figure out how to get the comments off in browser (made same comment above before reading yours). it was much better. need to delete the app now.

  7. lexslamman

    1 – That Duke game is going to be FIRE.
    2 – EJ and Jemarl update ASAP, please
    3 – I haven’t seen a lineup on the floor so far that I didn’t like. That’s a real rarity for any sports team, in Kentucky basketball it can portend greatness similar to that of 1996, 1998, 2012 and 2015. Still a long way to go, but I think this will be a year to remember.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Donโ€™t think EJโ€™s problem is serious…worried about Jemarl.

  8. Realme

    I’m so proud of Nick. He looked trapped at one point, and instead of turning it over, he turned and muscled his way to the basket. He really is a different player. Happy for Reid to look more confident already. And man, all of our guards are legit in their own way.

    1. Iamheasyouarehe

      I’m hoping Nick, PJ, Quade returning along with Reid and all the new players make us a more complete team than dUKe.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Maybe Reid’s been beating on him in practice and that’s toughened him up.

  9. RealCatsFan

    Yeah, I thought it was cool that the players wanted to continue the game no matter what, but I think any college player would have that attitude. These kids are out there because they love the game. It’s like that for any college athlete – you better love your sport, because it’s going to be your life when you play it in college. I know for a fact that it’s like that for the volleyball players.

  10. RealCatsFan

    Matt sounds like he is talking through a hose while holding his nose in the Universal Windows Direct commercial.

    1. ClutchCargo

      It would be mean of me to say that he sounds that way because he’s talking out of his @ss because he knows nothing about windows. So I won’t say that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Hosewhistle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. J-Dub421

    I’m going to throw some love Quickley’s way. He only had 6 points, but had a team high 7 rebounds and a team high 5 assists with zero turnovers and 2 steals. Wow.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Our guards crash the boards really well.

    2. Realme

      He’s excellent, and you barely notice him sometimes. I can’t wait for them to be wearing numbers I can actually see, so I can more easily differentiate between him, Quade and Ashton.

    3. ClutchCargo

      Good point. Quickley just gets it done, and you hardly even notice sometimes. That’s a great characteristic for a PG.

    4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I’m on the Hagans train with that D also. Love it.

    5. ClutchCargo

      Weird, Realme and I typed almost the same sentence at the same time. It must be true, then.

    6. J-Dub421

      With IQ, Quade, and Ashton, we have the best point guards in the country.

    7. Realme

      Clutch, I’m doing that 2 finger point to my head and then at yours thing right now.

    8. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
  12. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Oh, and why was San Lorenzo de Almagro wearing referee shirts???

    1. Realme

      With soccer shirts as warmups.

  13. runningunnin.454

    Where were all the whiners and cry babies last night?
    Nothing to say? Cats got their tongues?

    1. J-Dub421

      Which is why it was ridiculous that so many were jumping to conclusions after one game where we clearly had some opening game jitters and several players were trying too hard.

    2. ClutchCargo

      Anybody who whines about this team at this point in time is beyond being reasoned with, and should not be allowed to be online and unsupervised. This team right now is a collection of quality parts that will soon be assembled into a high performance machine. It’s just dumb to criticize what we have when real practice is still several weeks away.

  14. J-Dub421

    No love for the defense of Dominique Hawkins and Isaiah Briscoe? They were both good defenders.

    1. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      I didn’t know Dom talked trash until the post on KSR that said he told a UL player he was going to steal his girlfriend. lol

    2. J-Dub421

      He said he usually doesn’t and his teammates talked him into trash-talking Russ Smith. He laughed and said he was bad at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Oh, I missed that one. That is funny too.

  15. J-Dub421

    Holy cow! Is anyone else following the story about the guy who thought a car was his uber ride, then the driver got out and punched him and he fell and hit his head, then later died? Turns out the guy who punched him is an assistant coach at Wake Forest.

    1. Iamheasyouarehe

      I read that this morning on ESPN. Just goes to show you it’s not like in the movies.

    2. RealCatsFan

      Yep, and they are charging him with misdemeanor assault. IMO, that is too light – if someone died it should be a felony. You can guarantee that a hefty lawsuit will be in the works.

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yeah, guys in movies take haymakers that would crush your skull (along with the loud sound effects) and oftne come out without a scratch.

      That’s a terribly sad story. I hadn’t heard about it. Prayers for the family.

    4. runningunnin.454

      Thatโ€™s manslaughter; but why did he attack the guy?

    5. J-Dub421

      They don’t know.

    6. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
  16. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    Well, I have to get back to work. I’m actually too busy to be in here but I had to talk about the games. Later BBN Show Threaders!

    Have a blessed weekend,
    Spud (my college nickname)

  17. J-Dub421

    Now I’m dying to know what they’re talking about from the last Bahamas trip.

    1. Realme

      In the last couple weeks they have mentioned a player that was found passed out under a gambling table (maybe on a non-show podcast). They’ve also mentioned a story was told at Derek’s wedding. I’m kind of putting 2 and 2 together and getting Drunk Derek Willis.

    2. RealCatsFan

      I get the feeling that Derek may have been master of the beer bong back in the day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Stump

    I don’t recall ever being so annoyed by the announcers as during the last two games. They talk about everything but the game, when most of us could use an extra dose of play-by-play announcing, given all the new players we’re seeing. In addition, they hit many of the same topics last night that they hit the night before. It’s like they think everyone tunes to hear them speak as much as possible. I tried the radio, but it was about 10 seconds ahead of the tv action, which is unwatchable. Any ideas?