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You’re going to want to hear today’s radio show (Monday Show Thread)


We always want you to listen to the radio show, but today’s has potential to be the greatest ever. Between Kentucky’s win and Drew’s showdown with the NCAA over his video of Gregg Marshall’s wife, there is so much to talk about, not to mention Louisville and Duke’s losses. And how about that SEC Basketball? Buckle up and tune in.

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134 responses to “You’re going to want to hear today’s radio show (Monday Show Thread)”

  1. Realme

    I’ve never watched so much basketball in one day before. Worn out from sitting on the couch, lol. Just when we were giving up on rooting for the SEC when they’re not playing us, they go and take out Duke, almost take down UNC and 2 of them join us in the sweet sixteen. What a weekend.

  2. ukjaybrat

    The ACC was picked by everyone to be the best conference this year:
    1 team in the sweet 16 (barely beat an sec team):

    SEC was thought to be the worst power 5 conference:
    3 teams in the sweet 16 (and almost 4)

    did i get that correct?

    1. Realme

      I told someone their bracket was too influenced by ACC bias (they had Duke, UNC and Louisville in the final four) and look like a genius now ha ha.

    2. ukjaybrat

      i have that in one of my 3 brackets……. πŸ™ i fed into the hype. i’ll admit it. but it was mostly my “this is what i fear will happen” bracket. so i was either going to vomit and be right, or rip apart my bracket and be happy. looks like i’m ripping that bracket up!

      Although my first bracket (based on instincts alone) still has
      5/8 3/4 and 2/2 left. so a lot of points still to be made there.

    3. Realme

      Probably should burn that one to be safe.

    4. Laker Cat 18

      I lost Duke, but I still have West Virginia, Purdue, & UNC (barely). I couldn’t be more happier about that. I’m okay with Duke and will be okay if UNC gets taken out!

    5. J-Dub421

      Burn it with some sage like a cleansing to banish the bad mojo. πŸ˜‰

    6. ukjaybrat

      haha my good bracket has duke, arizona, kansas, and unc
      my second bracket has nova, arizona, louisville, and uk.
      both of those are looking pretty good long term, but clearly the first one has standing potential with 3 left.

      then of course my third bracket of which we will no longer speak of lol

  3. secrick


    1. Laker Cat 18

      SECrick is back! We can put ukrick to rest now.

    2. Booby Petrino

      good, bc although I love UK, ukrick sounds weird when you read it as one word

    3. Laker Cat 18

      ukrick sounds like Rick Pitino’s AOL instant messenger screen name back in 1999.

  4. Laker Cat 18

    Wow what a weekend! Go Cats!

  5. ukjaybrat

    Also, someone mentioned it in the post-game show that the best thing that happened for Kentucky was Louisville losing. because had they won, their fans would have stayed and cheered against us in a game that turned out to be really close. That would have mattered.

    That very thing happened to Duke. North Carolina won so their fans stayed and booed Duke and cheered for South Carolina the whole game. Definitely helped them out!

    1. J-Dub421

      Some stayed for the first half and tried to cheer against us, but then left at halftime. Even during the U of L game, they really weren’t that loud. The Michigan fans were louder than U of L fans.

    2. ukjaybrat

      that actually surprises me considering how many louisville fans will have you believe they are one of the best fan-nations in existence

    3. J-Dub421

      U of L fans were only loud a couple of times after a dunk or a three maybe. I was surprised at how quiet they were.

  6. secrick

    Wish i didn’t have to work today so i could listen to all the show but will check in every now and then. What w weekend of Basketball.

  7. runningunnin.454

    All year, we’ve heard from the national sports media that SEC basketball is terrible; even on this site I have argued with knuckleheads that say we would have twice the losses if we played in the all powerful ACC. Sweet vindication…the SEC has 3 teams in the Sweet 16, the ACC has one.
    If not for the heroic rescue of NC by the referees, the ACC would have 0.

  8. Laker Cat 18

    Frank Martin is one of my all-time non-UK coaches ever. I loved him at K-State and I love him at South Carolina. I personally think he would do a great job at a blueblood school.

    1. secrick

      I agree really like Frank Martin. What a game tried to relax and watch it after being so fired up during thr Ky game but couldn’t do it, screaming and yelling and like Greg Marshall’s wife cussing a little.

    2. ukjaybrat

      yeah but he’s a little bit insane lol. i love that fire and attitude. but the scrutiny a blue blood can give you. can he handle that? if so, then yes he will be a great hire for someone.

    3. Laker Cat 18

      With Coach Martin, he does what he does with 1 good player and a bunch of decent players. Takes mediocre schools and makes decent runs. Can you imagine what he’d so with 3 lottery picks on one team?

    4. ukjaybrat

      i still like (in let’s say 4 years). my dream pick would be either mike white or bryce drew.

      if they both continue to get better and improve on each year. they will be HOT young hires at a blue blood program. although if mike white gets too good, he may pull a billy d on us and stay. florida’s an attractive program thanks to what billy did there. but bryce could bounce in a heartbeat if he makes a few S16s and a FF. would be a great hire for us too. doubt he would fill anyone’s expectations. but neither did tubby. but in hindsight turned out to be a pretty great fit.

    5. ukjaybrat

      and by hot, i mean resume. not physical appearance. just to be clear πŸ™‚

    6. Realme

      Yeah, he’s not particularly hot in that sense.

    7. CATandMONKEY

      Frank remains my favorite coach not named Calipari. Not saying he would be a perfect fit here but I love his passion and his long term plans appear to be paying dividends. He seems an honorable- if somewhat volatile guy.

      Must admit that the pic with Martin screaming with flames in the background is by far my favorite coach photo of ALL time.

      Love that our league is making waves in March- especially at the expense of Duke and much of the ACC.
      March 19, 2017 may become one of the most treasured days in Kentucky history.

    8. RealCatsFan

      Frank Martin always reminds me of Same the Eagle from The Muppets. πŸ™‚

  9. Laker Cat 18

    I watched the USC/Duke game last night. There was a foul on almost every possession. It was an ugly game which is exactly what it needed to be for South Carolina to take it. Jefferson arguing with refs, Tatum slamming the ball (Humphries style) and ZERO technical fouls.

    1. J-Dub421

      Of course not, it’s Duke and they can do no wrong. *eyeroll*

  10. Realme

    Jdub, tell us all about it!

    1. J-Dub421

      Overall a super fun weekend. The games on Friday were fun and entertaining, and there were a lot of UK fans there. Most fans from other teams were very nice and friendly. Except NKU. There fans were obnoxious a-holes and acted like they were Duke or something, when it was their first ever trip to the NCAA tournament. I was very glad they all left after the first night.

    2. J-Dub421

      *Their, sorry, I am running on not much sleep.

    3. ukjaybrat

      ouch. didnt expect that at all.

    4. Realme

      Well, I’m sure their chests are puffed out today from a less than double digit loss. Glad you had fun, and 2 wins, Jdub.

    5. J-Dub421

      They were down 10-12 with under a minute to go and acted like they were going to beat us. Also their team mucked up the end of the game and made it take waaaayyy longer than it should have with all those unnecessary fouls. I hate that crap. You don’t have a 10 point play, lose with dignity.

    6. ukjaybrat

      i get wanting to play defense the whole game, but i agree. if you are down 10 that late and still playing the fouls game, just stop it. duke tried and was almost successful at one point. but they have players that can drain threes. NKU does not.

  11. Laker Cat 18

    Does Marshall’s wife’s antics knock him down a notch or two in the pool of coaches to succeed Cal? She seems to be a lot of baggage for Coach Marshall.

    1. Realme

      I want to see them come to IU. Could easily learn to sports hate them.

    2. secrick

      Kenny Payne

    3. Booby Petrino

      whoa who has him in that pool? Pass.

    4. Laker Cat 18

      Mitchell Q. Barnhart apparently has him on a short list.

      Kenny Payne – I’d have to see him succeed at another school first. Ex: Antigua @ South Florida.

    5. J-Dub421

      It does for me. I think Marshall is a good coach and he was at the top of my short list, but after his wife’s antics yesterday….. No thanks. Compare her to Ellen who is the epitome of class and she looks even less favorable.

    6. Realme

      I do think his drunk obscenity yelling wife does change things. That just wouldn’t be okay at a bigger program. Props to Kennedy Hardman for starting all this with a twitter quote of LM yelling “Come on, lets *&^% some #$%& up!”

    7. runningunnin.454

      JDub, were you sitting anywhere near their coach’s nutcase wife?

    8. 4everblue

      If Mitch ever hires Marshall he should be run out of the state! His double wide trailer trash wife would be more of an embarrassment than Billy G.

    9. Realme

      I also don’t respect him for his constant whining about how no one respects WS no matter what they do in the tourney. Uh, maybe work on beating some decent non-conference opponents?

    10. Laker Cat 18

      I can see headlines now…”Coach’s wife found intoxicated in hot tub with players.”

    11. J-Dub421

      I was not anywhere close to Marshall’s wife, thankfully. The WSU fans in my vicinity were fine. They just cheered for their team.

    12. ClutchCargo

      As unbelievable as it is that Mitch would have this guy on a short list, it makes total sense from the guy who hired BCG.

    13. Booby Petrino

      I would pass on him simply bc of his Little Man’s Syndrome. That’s how I sum up all his whining/”smack talk” before they played us.

    14. CATandMONKEY

      Knocks him out of contention if I were on the search committee.
      F Marshall.

  12. Booby Petrino

    I read an article on USA Today saying that Duke lost bc everyone hates them and that makes it hard for them to win bc other teams get overly hyped to play them. They wouldn’t have written that about UK if we had lost, even though we’re everyone’s Superbowl too. Always so much sympathy for those rats in the media.

    1. ukjaybrat

      sounds about right

    2. RealCatsFan

      I swill their tears like a fine wine. πŸ˜€

  13. runningunnin.454

    Lynn Marshall was definitely an embarrassment to Wichita State; but the worst thing is that the NCAA thinks she is entitled to more consideration that other fans…she is not; nor is she entitled to infringe on the enjoyment of other fans. The dictatorial NCAA tells Drew to take down his video…rubbish.
    However, now the report is all over news outlets…and Drew is vindicated by the AP, SBNation, CBSsports, and others.

    1. Sentient Third Eye

      Seriously, that kind of public drunkenness is a warning sign that she needs to get help. She has a problem with her drinking, and if she does not control it, it will destroy her.

  14. secrick

    Any one listen to Dave Baker pregame , Man was he fired up.

    1. Realme

      Yeah. Had to stop after Rex joined the show “rapping” but Dave’s rant made me feel a little more confident.

    2. Laker Cat 18

      It’s a struggle for me to listen to Rex on the pre-game show. He really doesn’t provide anything of substance to the show. Just a filler of space and dead air.

    3. Realme

      I hope they try someone else next year. Should have kept Oscar and Matt, really.

    4. ukjaybrat

      yeah i much preferred oscar. nothing against rec. just not my cup of entertainment tea

  15. Laker Cat 18

    Drew, don’t chicken out on us! Make sure you post all interviews on KSR so we can listen in. Go KSR!

  16. 4everblue

    Lynn Marshall’s should enter arenas to her own theme song…..something like Queen of My Double Wide Trailer.

    1. RealCatsFan

      “Crazy Bitch” by Buckcherry comes to mind…

  17. 4everblue

    Lynn Marshall should enter arenas to her own theme song…..something like Queen of My Double Wide Trailer.

  18. Realme

    I might need a little bit of whatever Lynn Marshall is having. I find tournament games almost too stressful to watch, ever since the 38-1 season. Don’t actually enjoy myself during the games.

    1. runningunnin.454

      Be careful what you wish for….I think she’s having a breakdown.

  19. runningunnin.454

    Funny about the ratings game; noticed that CBS had UL and UK games on with no competition.
    Then they had to cram 6 games in over the next few hours.

  20. Laker Cat 18

    How about Derek Willis?

    “I think it’s pretty obvious that I was the best Willis on the floor today.”

    1. J-Dub421

      Yeah, they didn’t exactly shut Bam down either.

    2. ukjaybrat

      they focused so much on bam who had his way anyway. had they focused on shutting down derek, that could have been a scary game.

    3. J-Dub421

      Also, my boy Hawkins balled out. πŸ™‚

      That’s the beauty of UK, choose your poison. We have so many good players, you can’t key in on all of them.

  21. 4everblue
    1. Realme

      BAH HA HA HA!

  22. secrick

    I want to say Fox is the man, he had a stretch where some fans started to question him but he was hurt and had been sick. That sucker is good.

    1. Realme

      Yeah. Deserves more national credit / attention than he’s had.

    2. J-Dub421

      And Briscoe. There were periods that were were having trouble scoring and Fox and Briscoe would just straight take it to the rack and score. WSU could not stop them.

    3. J-Dub421

      *we were. I can’t type today.

  23. 4everblue

    Fox is a badass, a stone cold killer!

  24. runningunnin.454

    How about Dom; we were not hitting at the first of the game…and it was like he said, “I’m just going to do this”.

    1. ukjaybrat

      there was one point in the game, he was 3/3 for 10 points and not a single other player on either team had hit more than 1 bucket

    2. 4everblue

      Yep Dom is a badass too, steady….like a rock

    3. secrick

      First 7 points i think. So proud of him. Mr Hustle.

    4. ukjaybrat

      yes secrick 3/3 for 7. my bad

  25. 4everblue
  26. secrick

    I would also like to say i get on Louisville a lot but would like to say today , HELL YEAH THE CARDS GOT BEAT.

    1. J-Dub421

      Louisville’s defense is good, but they struggle to score points and have all season long. I knew it would bite them at some point.

    2. RealCatsFan

      Was listening to Louisville fans calling in on 790 this morning, and most were saying they thought Pitino got outcoached.

  27. Realme

    Duke and Louisville being out already is such a wonderful blessing.

    1. J-Dub421


    2. 4everblue

      Almost feels like my birthday!

  28. Realme

    I think it was Frank Martin who said playing in the SEC prepared them for that game. You’re welcome.

    1. secrick

      Monk is in a little slump but that 3 he hit late was a big one and will bring him out of it. Willis also hit a big three late.

    2. ukjaybrat

      with a dude RIGHT in his face too. looks like his game against UNC

    3. secrick

      Love it

  29. CatBlue in LR

    Gamecocks clucking at the right time. (That’s what Shannon should have said.)

  30. 4everblue
    1. Realme

      I like the split screen with the Northwestern crying kid. It says something like “remember that crying kid? He’s all grown up and a sophomore at Duke now”.

    2. 4everblue

      Good one…. If you’re not already following the LonelyTailgater you may want to…….

  31. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

    4 things:

    1) This whole thing with Marshall’s wife is cracking me up.
    2) Arkansas, you had 1 job to do, and we were all Hogs, but you blew it.
    3) UL & Duke: YEAH BABY!
    4) C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS!!!

    1. RealCatsFan

      CG, in Arkansas’ defense, it’s hard to win when you are playing 5 vs 8.

    2. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      Yeah, I didn’t see the game but looked up the highlights. The no call on the travel-charge was egregious.

  32. maximumscott

    We are prepared fully for an Offense like UCLAs. We are tough mentally and we are locked in. UCLA will have a hard time stopping us. Monk has got to have a break out game coming. I think it will fit the mold of him as alegendary freshman scoring. When the lights were brightest he showed. Monk goes for 30 on friday and goes 6-7 from 3. UCLA plays good offense but they do have luls on defense quite a bit. We just need to capitalize on those luls and get ahead by 7-9 points by the 5-6 minute mark bc they are gonna hit crazy ass shots all teams do. I feel WSU was a better prep game for us than UCLA playing cincy was for them. WSU plays hard and fundamentally sound bball and they are good. I bet it put a different mentality into our guys heading forward with how they have to bring it. UCLA doesnt play with the same intensity as WSU they just tend to hit more shots and have more weapons. Intensity will win this game and I think UK brings it!

    1. ukjaybrat

      plus our defense is much better now than it was the first time we saw them. they don’t get to the 90s this time.

    2. CatBlue in LR

      Wish I could jump on that train, but I’m not seeing it. UCLA is better than we are. Hope I’m wrong, but to me it’s not looking good.

  33. RealCatsFan

    HaHa, the image of Matt standing on the side of the road waiting for someone to fix his flat tire like a damsel in distress is hilarious. Metro-Matt! πŸ˜€

    1. 4everblue

      Yeah I would expect Pitino to not know how to change a tire, but Matt c’mon! ….if it were me I would never admit it…

    2. RealCatsFan

      Time for Matt to turn in the Man Card – if he had one to begin with. πŸ˜‰

    3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door

      RCF, check out this song called “Turn in Your Man Card”. I saw the guy perform at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores, AL. Lulu is Lucy Buffett, Jimmy’s sister:

  34. J-Dub421

    Drew did not make Lynn Marshall get drunk and act a fool in public. She did that all on her own. Her bad behavior is on her. If she finds the video upsetting and/or embarrassing, then don’t get drunk and act like a psycho B in public.

  35. RealCatsFan

    “Waiting for the Worlock to Land” sounds like the title for a Harry Potter sequel.

  36. RealCatsFan

    Was Bam’s game ending defensive play the biggest block since AD’s against UNC?

    1. Realme

      Definitely. Right after a really important one from Monk, too.

    2. secrick

      YES it was.

  37. Laker Cat 18

    The NCAA should ban Marshall’s wife from the Sweet 16 games….

    Wait a minute…

    1. secrick

      That’s funny

  38. RealCatsFan
  39. RealCatsFan

    Anyone see the video of Beiliem coming into the post-game locker room with a super-soaker? Pretty funny. I think he bears a physical resemblance to Denny Crum. How ironic that he knocked Louisville out of the tourney.

    1. secrick

      Yep saw that and thought it was great.

  40. secrick

    Haven”t said anything about this but darn Florida looks really good and did they beat the crap out of Virginia. That one kid i think Robinson is really good.

    1. RealCatsFan

      Yep. Mike White has to be a candidate for Coach of the Year.

    2. Laker Cat 18

      Virginia has had a hard time offensively all season. Their defense was the real deal until Florida exposed them. Florida could make a run to the Final Four with their path now.

    3. RealCatsFan

      And with Duke and Villanova out of their bracket, they have a pretty clear path to the EE, if not the FF.

  41. 4everblue

    K is definitely overrated. He has one those titles while staying at the same school for 37 yrs. Has had the best talent and easiest path the the championship every year! I would love to see him win 5 in 37 yrs with Kentucky’s path to the championship!

  42. RealCatsFan

    LOL moment for me yesterday – my wife has been listening to KSR this season, and she saw a video the other day that had Ryan in it. She asked me “who is this Ryan guy?”, and said he is much goofier looking than she had pictured listening to him. πŸ™‚

  43. RealCatsFan

    Like flowers blooming in the spring, you can bank on Pitino begging Donovan Mitchell to come back for another year, totally against his best interests.

    1. ukjaybrat

      come back next year so you can lose to uk on the road and half the other acc. and another first round exit in the ACC tourney, since we haven’t won a game there yet. and probably another first weekend exit in march. Why would anybody want to come back? hell and rick will be suspended for the first half of the year

    2. J-Dub421

      And once again Pitino show zero loyalty to his players. They lose and it’s the players fault and he throws them under the bus, but when they win it’s because he’s a good coach. I seriously wonder how he’s able to recruit at all.

    3. ukjaybrat

      duh… strippers

  44. RealCatsFan

    I’m not sure I have heard Matt cackle this much since the Katina Powell scandal broke. πŸ˜€

    1. Realme

      Speaking of that. They should have the latest NCAA response now, and it will come out any time. Could be the week that keeps on giving.

  45. 4everblue

    Pitino is a totally different coach and man since he went to UL. He was much more honest when he was at UK and I don’t remember him holding players back like he does now. Funny how 15 seconds of fame can change a man….

  46. dballrb

    I’ll take The Gators going to the FF.