Kentucky Sports Radio

University of Kentucky Basketball, Football, and Recruiting news brought to you in the most ridiculous manner possible.

WWE Smackdown and Podcast Aftermath (Wednesday Show Thread)


WWE Smackdown and yesterday’s tell-all podcast will be two of the hot topics on today’s show when Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond tee it up for another edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

Listen to Kentucky Sports Radio


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

70 responses to “WWE Smackdown and Podcast Aftermath (Wednesday Show Thread)”

  1. Ridge Runner

    Hey Kentucky needs to have a tell all segment or… did you know segment. Hmmm

    1. Ridge Runner

      Within certain guidelines of course…

  2. Realme

    I’m almost finished with the behind the scenes podcast, and it’s all it promised to be. I thought Ryan’s Rob Bromley story would be the best, but then there’s the caller to Oscar story and Karl’s “shots”. This is an absolute must listen.

    1. Ridge Runner

      Agreed (Karl’s shots).. outstanding

    2. Laker Cat 18

      I’m in the middle of the podcast. Had to pause to listen to today’s show.

    3. Realme

      Bahamas story has been told before, just not in detail. I think it was Matt on periscope.

    4. J-Dub421

      I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet, but probably will today. Just not ’til after the show. 🙂

  3. J-Dub421

    Isn’t Shaq’s son only a junior? We’ll see if he actually end up at Arizona….

    1. Realme

      Would have been cool to have Shaq’s son on our team, but things usually work out for the best in recruiting in hindsight, so oh well. But yeah, that’s a long time to stay committed when you’re a teenager.

    2. J-Dub421

      And I got moderated for something completely innocuous.

    3. runningunnin.454

      Don’t know why they have the moderation; vile comments get through, and completely innocent things go into the deep dark hole. Just get rid of it; we’re all adults here….well, most of us.

    4. J-Dub421

      I just pointed out that Baker originally committed to California but is now coming to UK.

  4. runningunnin.454

    Well, they found Richard Simmons….we can all breathe now.

    1. Realme

      Guess I don’t need to listen to the podcast then.

  5. J-Dub421

    Stephen Johnson is our QB and should be. He wasn’t allowed to run in the Spring Game which is a huge aspect of his game. SJ is a gamer in games. The rest of the team responds well to him and plays better with him at the helm; his calmness rubs off on the rest of the team. SJ is the guy. Case closed.

    1. Realme

      Agree. There should be a competition, but for the backup.

    2. runningunnin.454

      You’re right. It was like a different team when Johnson got the job…the change was immediate.
      It would only affect morale negatively if he loses the job.

    3. CATandMONKEY

      I am steadfastly on the same wagon as all of you.

  6. inside info2

    RE Podcast:

    A former football coach was not the family man that he was purported to be, Barnhart knew, and he kept his job

    The rumors about BCG and women were NOT exaggerated and the stories of public drunkenness were definitely not exaggerated. I witnessed it on multiple occasions. Ask Coach Mitchell’s wife about it too. She used to work at the restaurant where a lot of it happened.

  7. runningunnin.454

    That triple play was amazing….and rare.
    The announcers nearly fell out of their chairs.

    1. CATandMONKEY

      I watched the replay 3 times. Beautiful. THAT is the stuff that makes me miss my former love and obsession with baseball.

  8. Realme

    I don’t like baseball, but that triple play was kind of badass.

    1. runningunnin.454

      That and the last UL out was when we trapped their baserunner between first and second base, and tagged him in a rundown….oops, most embarrassing play in baseball.

    2. Realme

      No highlight of that one ended up on my Twitter timeline, but I would have enjoyed that too, especially against the Cards.

  9. J-Dub421

    I don’t watch baseball, but the triple play was super cool.

  10. Laker Cat 18

    Aaron Hernandez’ attorney, Jose Baez (former Casey Anthony’s attorney), says that his suicide could actually be a murder by inmates or prison officials.

    1. CATandMONKEY

      My first thought also. I am no fan of Hernandez and think he was guilty of the single murder. The timing of this “suicide” is indeed odd.

    2. J-Dub421

      Hernandez had a dream life and threw it all away. He was likely staring down life in prison. That would make a lot of people end things.

    3. Laker Cat 18

      The fact that he had “hope” in his appeal for the first conviction makes me question the whole suicide thing. I agree that the odds are he stays behind bars for life. I’m simply saying that there was a shot and a little hope there. Very odd timing after his acquittal.

    4. J-Dub421

      If it was murder, then there will be some kind of physical evidence. He was a big dude and would have to have been manhandled by several people if he was killed. There will be bruising of some kind or scratches, something.

    5. Laker Cat 18

      With dirty prison officials as a possible scenario, we shouldn’t be blinded by the fact of how easy it would be to stage something like this behind the walls. Prison is a different game where things can be easily altered if the higher-ups are part of it. Likely scenario? No. However, I do think there is a small possibility.

    6. CATandMONKEY

      The public thinks Shawshank-like scenarios are in the past. I have never been in prison but would argue that those situations are still far more common than any of us dare believe.

    7. Realme

      I picture prisons being less corrupt and dangerous nowadays, because surely they all have cameras everywhere. But then I might just be watching too much 60 Days In. 🙂

    8. CATandMONKEY

      We want to keep drugs from coming across a 2000 mile border and can’t keep them out of the most secure facilities in the country.
      We want to protect the general public outside of prison but can’t keep many prisoners from being stabbed, raped or beat to death. Houston we have a problem.

  11. Realme

    That feeling when you are in jail for the murder you committed to get away with a different murder, that you end up acquitted for.

    1. runningunnin.454

      And they got that Cleveland Facebook guy that killed that old man for no reason…well, he killed himself.
      Just as well…no trial. I can’t believe that guy was allowed to mentor teens…insane.

    2. J-Dub421

      Way to save the taxpayers some money. No need to waste $ on a trial now.

    3. RealCatsFan

      The whole thing about the Cleveland murder was just tragic, sad, and senseless. I read a number of accounts that the shooter had no previous criminal record, and many people spoke highly of him as a really nice guy – even his ex. It’s just scary to think that someone could snap like that, or that they could walk around with such evil thoughts in their mind and appear normal to most of us. I agree that the way it ended is probably for the best – it would have been that much worse if police or innocent bystanders had been injured or killed in a shootout. Still, very tragic for all involved, including the families of the victim and the perpetrator.

  12. BlueSteel

    Follow up on the Podcast: With how well Harrow played during the year he had to sit out do you think this affected Marquis Teague’s decision to leave and go to the draft?

  13. J-Dub421

    The NCAA tournament is a crap shoot. The best team rarely wins. Cal is a great coach and has not underachieved.

  14. Realme

    With the tourney paths he’s had, the officials that have affected some games, and the random luck aspects of a one and done tournament, I don’t see how anyone could say Cal has underachieved. It’s not like UK has the ONLY talent every year.

    1. J-Dub421

      Look at Duke this season. All that talent and lost in the second round. Kansas always has a lot of talent and routinely loses early. You cannot convince me that you could give any other coach our teams and that they would do better with them than Cal does.

    2. Realme

      Yep. Critics don’t give Cal credit for never losing to lesser teams in the tourney. That’s what underachieving would look like.

    3. J-Dub421

      Not to mention, Cal gets nice kids who go to class and rarely get in trouble.

  15. Laker Cat 18

    I wonder how many games Andy Kennedy has coached while under the influence of alcohol.

  16. Laker Cat 18

    I would say Cal has simply achieved. I only say that because we have been the overall favorite at least 4 of the years he’s been here with only 1 title. I say that to say this. He has also taken some average teams and made deep runs when he probably shouldn’t have.

  17. runningunnin.454

    I was amused at all the people on here last night went berserk about the football team rings. Especially the part about the Governor’s Cup.
    All schools do that for bowl games; and rivalry games are a big deal.
    There’s the Iron Bowl, the Old Oaken Bucket, the Little Brown Jug, and the Paul Bunyan Trophy.
    Even Ole Miss and Miss State have the Egg Bowl, and Wash vs Wash State have the Apply Cup.
    That’s part of the fun and tradition of college football.
    I didn’t have any problem with the rings.

    1. Realme

      Agree. Louisville has referenced UK on their rings before.

    2. J-Dub421

      Nor do I. Also the comparisons to IU basketball are stupid. Everyone gets rings for bowl games in football, all teams do it. No blue blood programs in basketball hang banners for a sweet 16, none.

    3. runningunnin.454

      Oops, make that last one the Apple Cup.

  18. Krampus

    People forget that other coaches have attempted to build rosters on one and dones. It’s not as easy as Cal makes it seem. Check out some of the benchmarks:

    Ben Howland 12-13: Shabazz Muhammad, Kyle Anderson, Tony Parker, and Jordan Adams
    Steve Alford 15-16: Lonzo Ball, TJ Leaf, Akibogu
    Bill Self 13-14: Wiggins, Selden, Embiid, Frank Mason
    Thad Matta 10-11: Sullinger, DeShaun Thomas, Aaron Craft
    Lorenzo Romar….this doesn’t require explanation
    Johnny Jones 14-15: Ben Simmons and Blakeney
    Coach K: Great success in 2014-15, slightly lower achievement than UK the past two seasons.

    1. Krampus

      Coaches like Howland, Johnny Jones, and Romar attempted to go the one and done route, and not only did they fare worse than Cal, they failed so badly it got them fired. Cal is killing it.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      People are underestimating Cal’s ability to manage egos and high level talent. In that aspect of X’s and O’s he is superior. Tubby is a great in-game coach- better than Cal IMHO but his inability to be flexible in style to best coach the high level talent is the major reason he didn’t have more success here. How would Cal have handled Rondo? I see Rondo being a much better team player under Cal and that team being more succesful.

    3. Laker Cat 18

      Tubby pulled back on Rondo’s reigns a lot. Cal would have let him run. We didn’t see the best of Rondo in college. Unfortunately, I feel the speed of the game is passing up the style Tubby likes to play. Even Memphis is not a place where that style of play will be welcomed very long. He needs to be at a Wisconsin, Virginia, Marquette-type school.

    4. Realme

      I agree that Cal coaching Rondo would have been on another level.

    5. CATandMONKEY

      I have always been a Tubby supporter but I think his inflexible persona hampers his ability to progress with the game. He likely didn’t even go after super-high level recruits simply because he didn’t want to play the new game. Tubby needs a younger (not Saul) recruiting coordinator to bring in and handle the better talent. Someone to be a go- between. Tubby would have to swallow some pride and accept some loss of control but the stuff at Memphis is indicative of him being out of touch.

    6. Laker Cat 18

      To be fair to Tubby and Memphis, I’m not sure the Lawson brothers would be a “joy” to coach for anyone. At least the one seems to have a massive ego.

  19. runningunnin.454

    Don’t know how we got on Andy Kennedy; but didn’t he settle an arrest and law suit in which he was accused of punching a cab driver and using racial slurs? Then he counter sued the guy because he couldn’t perform in bed. Ha Ha Ha, real classy …and all man.

  20. Laker Cat 18

    Sword & Scale is my podcast of choice right now. That one tops my list at the moment. Some crazy stories on there.

    1. Realme

      I used to listen to that, but I feel like the host needs some boundaries when the true crime victims are children. I don’t know how far back you go, but there was one horrific story he did and then the next episode kind of spoofed it. Plus he gets on my nerves being overly dramatic. But yes, great stories.

    2. CATandMONKEY

      Great cast. Some really disturbing but entertaining stories.

    3. Realme

      My Favorite Murder is my top crime podcast now, but you have to enjoy the 2 ladies’ personalities, they go on a lot of random tangents.

    4. CATandMONKEY

      Cannot lie, True Crime Garage with the beer reviews has some good shows. I can overlook some of The Captain’s Tom-foolery and some of the less informed speculation; at least on most episodes.

    5. Laker Cat 18

      I agree with S&S. Very, very graphic. To be fair to the host, the depth in which he goes is why that podcast is so successful. Others don’t go that far into details. I’m only 4 episodes in right now.

      I’ll need to try the others mentioned.

    6. Laker Cat 18

      Speaking on the graphic details in the podcasts, I’m sure common courtesy would be to let the families of the victims review the cast prior to release. You know the families have to give them the green light to proceed with production & release of these. I wonder if there is some sort of law to enforce that confirmation.

    7. Realme

      Another one y’all might want to try is Last Podcast on the Left. Extremely nsfw, but some really great episodes.

  21. CATandMONKEY

    Agree with this caller. See my reply under #18.

  22. Realme

    Lol, that’s a “fair” question.

  23. CATandMONKEY

    Banks, RealEstate, local Businesses, Kroger, Sponsorships often provide up-front money for performances/appearances.

  24. J-Dub421

    The 76’s shopped Okafor when they were shopping Noel. There was zero interest from other teams in Okafor.