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Banners up, banners up (Wednesday Show Thread)

Matt Jones is back in the Louisville studio after a week-long journey in New Orleans for the quest and conquer of banner #8. Tune in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning to hear him recap the trip and yesterday’s banner ceremony at Rupp Arena.

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205 Comments for Banners up, banners up (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. Wildcat4life
    10:00 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    1ST GREAT DAY TO BE A CAT FAN



  2. UKGRAD
    10:03 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    What UL celebration are we talking about today?



  3. Beans
    10:04 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Time to talk about football.



  4. Rick's Boyz
    10:05 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Yesterday Venetti said UofL would play their usual tough nonconference schedule next year just like they did last. Last year, he said, Pitino scheduled Ohio, Long Beach St & Bellarmine. Yes he said Bellarmine.



  5. playersfan
    10:05 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    All the winning and banners, great players, great fanbase put something that should be so obvious in perspective, but apparently has been ignored.

    DUMB, DUMBER, AND DUMBEST



  6. playersfan
    10:07 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    SORRY I HIT THE WRONG KEY BEFORE I FINISHED THE PRIOR POST.

    THE POINT WAS CONSIDERING SPENDING $320,000,000 FOR A RENOVATION THAT ONLY RAISES SITTING BY A FEW THOUSAND SEATS. IT SHOULD BE NOTHING LESS THAN 30,000 OR MORE. WHAT ARE LEXINGTON MAYOR AND OTHERS THINKING.



  7. Al's IndiCats
    10:08 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    VERY COOL for A.D.



  8. Jax Teller
    10:10 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    That banner looks pretty damn good up there, if I may say so myself.



  9. WestWorld
    10:11 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Mitch Barnhart now realizes just how much the basketball program means to the state.



  10. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:11 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    We did that with OJ too



  11. Biggass Hungguy
    10:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    New Anthony Davis poster: remake the the one with the basketballs but lineup the national title trophy and all his awards in front on him.



  12. mjblue2
    10:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    It’s not about fans seeing the players…it’s about the fans wanting the players to see them and know how much this championship and this team mean to BBN!



  13. Boots45
    10:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    It’s about respect!! Showing support!!



  14. cody
    10:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I went and yes Matt and Ryan, when the bus pulled up and the announcer introduced them as “Your 2012 NCAA Champs” it was the loudest I have ever been hear Rupp and was prob the loudest I have ever heard anything. It was so loud it felt the building was shaking and my hears were ringing. It was def a great experience and I’m glad I went, will always remember that moment.



  15. Brian
    10:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Like the Andy Griffith Show with the gold truck!!



  16. Zack
    10:13 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    you think Cals fist pump when he got off the bus was a result of people bitchin that he didnt seem too happy monday night



  17. srwhit5
    10:14 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    it kills me all the people that are saying “that banner will be vacated”…. I mean c’mon. People never cease to amaze me



  18. Shouto
    10:14 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder if any thought was given to using the football stadium so more could be involved say on Sat or Sunday?



  19. UKHealthcare Employee
    10:14 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I agree about the celebrations, those who work full time and couldn’t take off yesterday feel left out. I was up celebrating all night Monday night and had to work early the next morning and I had to miss all the celebration. Should have had players go home and rest (they all looked tired) and held something yesterday evening or today. That would at least give us an opportunity to ask off.



  20. WestWorld
    10:15 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s Rifle Team Rocks!



  21. HugoCabrera
    10:15 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Awesome time in New Orleans. Drove back after the celebration down there, and made it to Lexington just in time for the banner unveiling in Rupp. Then slept for 12 straight hours. Definitely the best 24 hours I’ve had in a long time. Rupp was deafening loud.



  22. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:16 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I hear the Bass Fishing team is world class



  23. Real Cats Fan
    10:16 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Come on, Matt, stop whining about missing the banner raising celebration. You were lucky enough to spend a week in NOLA in the middle of all the madness. Some of us didn’t get to do either, due to work, commitments, lack of funds, etc.



  24. Chris
    10:17 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I went it was great the free posters are awesome. I took my camera and zoom lens and they told me I had to take the zoom lens back to the car because Rupp had an agreement with UK that only the press and UK could have cameras with lenses attached longer than 5 inches. Of course I just stuck the lens in the side of the camera bag and went to another security guard and got in.



  25. JBazz
    10:17 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    A basketball championship celebration would be good to have at Commonwealth. Do it on a weekend so parking isn’t much of an issue, good weather this time of year, and you don’t need to worry about tickets–just open it up. You could make everyone sit through the Spring football game first to garner some smoke-and-mirrors support for the football team.



  26. Real Cats Fan
    10:18 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    16 – I think that was pure joy at seeing BBN there cheering for this team, and the realization by Cal that the monkey is finally off his back.



  27. Jax Teller
    10:18 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie Villanueva thinks the guy from the Fray looks funny.



  28. philly cat
    10:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    No one has given props to Terrence Jones for his play on Robinson, especially after he had that NASTY ankle sprain. Love how he finished out his UK career.



  29. Wildcats#8
    10:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz Muhammad is Trending on Yahoo’s homepage



  30. WestWorld
    10:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Show’s just not the same without awkward delays and technical problems.



  31. EVERYBODYHATES
    10:20 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    it is a sign of respect for the team. Not everybody gets to see every game from the view that you do matt. everyone has to celebrate some way, and if it is going and seeing the bus drive by then fine. you suck matt



  32. Real Cats Fan
    10:20 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    25 – springtime in the Ohio Valley is pretty rainy at times – har do predict the weather while planning for an event of this size.



  33. Wewant9
    10:22 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Cal finally showed some emotion getting off the bus and he said it hit him driving from the airport when he got emotional on the bus



  34. C Ray
    10:22 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The only thing that would’ve made watching the buses on the news better yesterday would be watching Cutler chase Gillispie chasing the buses.



  35. J in Orlando
    10:23 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Know several people that work at Sea World…almost noone stays longer than a year anyway…terrible new ownership



  36. BlueFins
    10:24 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Damn, I didn’t think about having a cold Ale 8



  37. Jimi Garden of Eden
    10:27 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Talk about a celebration,how about UK Special Ops painting ” the rock” in Knoxville BLUE? Pretty Cool…



  38. srwhit5
    10:27 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I cant believe NC State isnt in the “way too early top 25”. They will be the best team in the ACC



  39. J in Orlando
    10:28 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I know a team in Orlando that could certainly use a Darius Miller



  40. Raazoul
    10:28 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Possible starting lineup for next year? Harrow, Muhammed, Noel, Wiltjer, Poythress with Goodwin and Bennett coming off the bench?



  41. Shampoo
    10:28 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Capi-Tan I’ve heard the name Andrew Young surfacing recently you know anything about the guy? California JUCO player of the year.



  42. J in Orlando
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    38-just goes to show you how weak the ACC is projected to be next year



  43. CPACAT
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Orlando “Shamu” worker should have kept his job and just gone to the BW3s in Casselberry (Orlando suburb)…300-400 UK fans (and one unfortunate table of misguided Kansas fans)…One of the best environments in which I have watched a UK game. The Central Florida UK Alumni Club should be VERY proud!!



  44. HugoCabrera
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    My brother and I were upgraded to lower level seats for Monday night’s championship because the usher said UK fans were so nice to her during the SEC tournament. No lie, she said “you people are crazy! It’s like every single game is the Super Bowl!”

    I guess the only thing left to do is send her Orange Leaf gift cards?



  45. Jimi Garden of Eden
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    36…I chase my tequila with Ale 8…very smooth…



  46. kishpaughkat
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The last caller sounded like Dickie Bennett



  47. PittDaddy
    10:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    @38 they were listed. Mid teens



  48. srwhit5
    10:30 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Im loving the Trialngle being 1-2 and 3. UK-IU-UL



  49. wes
    10:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    did any one see darius on bourbon st at around 3 or 4 tuesday mourning



  50. Begley
    10:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I think Anthony Davis and MKG need to make an appearance at the new Casa de Chester above ground pool. On a side note, my neighbor spent all last Summer looking for their dog, Petey. They looked everywhere. Put up signs, called the local shelters daily. Towards the end of the summer they decided to clean their above ground pool, which was covered. Let’s just say they finally found out where Petey was. RIP Petey



  51. bung
    10:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    hoods good



  52. srwhit5
    10:32 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    40 – Wiltjer wont start over Bennett you tard!



  53. wes
    10:32 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    what about the bob knight blow up with the unibrow



  54. Briscoe Darling
    10:32 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I would KILL for a John Short Facebook page.



  55. tenacious_j
    10:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I was flying between Manila, Philippines and Tokyo, Japan while the NC game was playing. I landed about 30 minutes after the game ended and I had no idea who had won. Obviously, I was wearing my UK Blue. I was walking to the Delta Sky Lounge to get on-line to see what happened, a fellow stopped me and told me that the Cats had won. I was pretty excited, until he opened his jacket to reveal his Kansas Jayhawks t-shirt. He was really gracious and I congratulated him on his team’s unlikely run.



  56. J in Orlando
    10:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    43 is that the one on 1792? Ive been there…great place for UK fans to watch games!



  57. C Ray
    10:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    After hearing that Ant Davis was gonna be on Kimmell…. Pitino is now scheduled to be on Maury Povich… But it has nothing to do with college basketball. #LouisvilleFirst #L1C4



  58. Jax Teller
    10:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    “You said it was 44th? And today is 4/4.” — Don’t say Ryan Lemmond never brings anything to the show.



  59. B'town Cat
    10:36 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Now that the season is over, no more watching Bob Knight fall asleep on Gameday!!



  60. Jax Teller
    10:37 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    57 — YOU ARE NOT THE FATHER…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt2i0ts-uck



  61. Raazoul
    10:37 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not “someone” Matt! geez



  62. Jimi Garden of Eden
    10:38 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    57…that’s a hoot…



  63. Dr. Justin
    10:38 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, Care to comment on how well-composed, classy, and well-mannered our players were all season? I was so impressed with how they handled themselves, and I think it is a reflection on Calipari that sometimes goes unrecognized.



  64. J in Orlando
    10:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    61-Dont sell yourself short…you are someone



  65. Briscoe Darling
    10:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    During the off season can we please please please push Ryan to the side and have John Short in studio for a day. I’m sure the Romany Road Kroger’s will understand. Number 8 = John Short Day…



  66. JavaGuru
    10:40 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    KSR optional facts….Harrow’s first year at NCST he shot 22% from three.



  67. C Ray
    10:40 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Lol! The results are 99.99999999999%



  68. Tom
    10:40 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Could Teague and Harrow play together? Who’s better?



  69. TheBrewerman
    10:41 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    ESPN’s Preseason list for next year was made under the assumption we don’t get any more recruits. That’s why we’re not #1

    CBS rated teams using rumors and other non-official information. They assume we get Noel and Shabazz and thus ranked us #1



  70. Mark
    10:41 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    CBS poll was based on Shabazz, Noel, and Bennett coming here. I think ESPN’s is based on none of them coming and us at #5, but if we were to get two of the three, we would move up. That’s why there’s a difference.

    Even Sports Illustrated has us at #3, and #1 if we get Shabazz and Noel.



  71. theTruth
    10:41 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    completely disagree Matt. If it’s a business decision, someone might look at their stock now and determine they can improve stock next year. So, that does matter. If Teague believes he can improve skills and up his stock next year and move from a late first rounder to a borderline lottery pick, then that would be a good business decision. You’re so quick to shut down people before you even hear them out..



  72. Ozzy
    10:42 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Any one expecting next year to be as good as this year is delusional…..



  73. Azubuike's Bicep
    10:43 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I think Noel should go one further with his flat top and do that 90’s stair step look in the front. Circa Eddie Winslow.



  74. AT WORK
    10:43 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    i still want to celebrate #8, can’t we wait a week or so to start worrying about next year? until we know who we have, all this talk is meaningless



  75. Jimbo
    10:43 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt – you were going to tell Handsome Jimmy a story or something when he called in to the show after the Louisville game and then said you’d wait until we won the title. Did I miss it?



  76. Azubuike's Bicep
    10:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    “I’ve got a little story for you,” really means, “I’m about to waste 5 minutes of your time.”



  77. Matt
    10:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Devestation Incorporated!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  78. WestWorld
    10:45 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Social media, and shows like this make it easier to get attached to the team.



  79. Jax Teller
    10:45 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Big Willie Cauley Styles all in it, gettin’ jiggy wit it.



  80. Chris
    10:46 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you should plant the seed with Cal that you want to go.



  81. JB
    10:46 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Political hissy fit to hit the fan in 3…2…1



  82. Ozzy
    10:46 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Took my son to the celebration at Rupp yesterday with some of his friends and toured campus after. Brian Long and Sam Malone happened to be walking around (Sam Malone with his piece of the net still stuck in his hat) and outside of UK Bookstore, they actually stopped our group (3 8YO boys) to chat and pose for pictures. Such a great group of guys and such a memorable experience for those young fans. Matt, if you get the chance to say anything to those two young men, please, please, please express my most sincere thanks as a father and UK Alumnus.



  83. WestWorld
    10:47 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Typical for this whitehouse….



  84. TAXman
    10:47 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    will be surprised if this doesn’t turn into the political show thread.



  85. rokentucky
    10:47 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Do you really think Obama might not win re-election, Matt?



  86. pioneer
    10:47 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #49 Darius and TJ were both on Bourbon Street after the game Monday night/Tuesday morning.



  87. Mt Washington Mike
    10:48 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I have to mute during LOve of President and Biden ranting….. Listening to that will cause loss of breakfast



  88. JudgeJudy
    10:49 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    You like politics and law Matt. I saw on TV (a sports show of all things) that the Supreme Court said strip searches are allowed for any arrest. Do you agree with this ruling?



  89. 9devine
    10:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Does Indiana threaten our home winning streak next year?



  90. theTruth
    10:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #P1UK8 (Players First)



  91. Hartline
    10:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    POLITICAL NERD FIGHT !!?!?!?!



  92. C Ray
    10:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I hear John Wall sleeps over at the White House some nights for early am pickup games… Him and the Prez play World of Warcraft all night online until game time…. He’ll be there.



  93. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:51 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Are they sure it was the president that called? Donald Trump needs to get a hold of those phone records.



  94. AlexTheKidd
    10:51 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt-How did that Thrifty van treat the KSR crew?



  95. BigBlueMan
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones is the new Jackie Chan. Jackie says that everywhere he goes, people use both names, as in ‘Jackiechan…Jackiechan….’. I’m hearing more and more ‘Mattjones… Mattjones…’



  96. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I remember something on the rock about Kiffin’s wife a couple of years ago. It said, Layla Kiffin, gives me a stiffin’!



  97. Wewant9
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Have Ryan tell his Story about his son and the porta potty, will be the highlight of the day



  98. TAXman
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    That’s a horrible shirt idea



  99. Jax Teller
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with the caller. It’s a horrible shirt idea to have a shirt with “8*” for this. Nike didn’t think this one through. I’m surprised the UK marketing team let this go through.



  100. Democrats stink!
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt:

    You are awful for mixing politics with UK basketball. Obama is not even a US citizen.



  101. WestWorld
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for the shout out! Makes me proud.



  102. darryl isaac
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Yea I seen the 8 with the * and was like ????????



  103. theTruth
    10:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, we’ve been talking about the 8* shirt all day yesterday. Can’t believe UK let that happen. Nike has also made a “Box Filled” shirt. Does NIKE think about what they’re doing before they do it.



  104. Everyday listener
    10:53 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I love you…. but you are cranky this morning. (being rude to all the callers) A lot of us were up late partying too!



  105. cats1068
    10:54 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Call will not go to the Knicks because the coach killa, Carmelo, will be there for a while.



  106. theTruth
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    105) amen.



  107. 8pril
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Who else is ready for Big Blue Madness already??



  108. Grammar Teacher
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, it’s ASTERISK…not astericks…



  109. CAL WILL NOT BE KNICK
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Coach Cal will not go to the knicks or any job until his son gets out of high school. He is not going to uproot his kid. 2nd reason, is the Knicks do not have the pieces to win a championship….too much money in players that dont and cant play effective defense…..he will only leave for a situation with Lebron or comparable athlete. Stop talking about the knick crap.



  110. dgtuk1
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    the asterisk shirt is silly



  111. kentuckyrules
    10:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    ENTERPRISE commercial: I TOTALLY HAVE THOUGHT THAT TOO!! I thought the ball was too flat, as if they just bought it from the store, and that guy is bouncing it for the FIRST time …so he couldn’t say anything LOL.



  112. Not A Troll
    10:56 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I totally agree with 104. I live in Maryland and have to deal with anti-Calipari in-laws. I could not wear the Nike 8* shirt around them because they would all say the asterisk proves that our 8th title will be vacated. Nike needs to change that shirt ASAP.



  113. Azubuike's Bicep
    10:56 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    And THAT wasn’t too much?!?!



  114. Brian
    10:57 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz is currently trending on yahoo!!



  115. TAXman
    10:57 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, i think that’s an awesome idea and the only good use for a UL flag.



  116. Bluesbrother
    10:57 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The guy that lost the bet to Chester had better pay up or we should loose the BBN on him !



  117. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:57 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Calipari enjoys the life as the big fish in a small pond. He would not be able to deal with the fact that Snookie has more pull in New York City than the head coach of the Knicks.



  118. theTruth
    10:58 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    113) I saw that asterisk during the commercial after we won the NC and paused it. Everybody in the room was shocked that Nike did that. Oh, yeah, and did I mention that Nike also made a shirt that referenced a slang term for a female body part?



  119. Baxter
    11:01 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan is too much like his daddy, Dick Gabriel. Negative about anything going forward regarding UK hoops. Ryan mentions Calpari to the NBA everyday, but without any insight to back up his claim.



  120. WestWorld
    11:01 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    White house press list for UK visit: Mitt Jones – KSP Website.



  121. srwhit5
    11:01 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    OK in the 6 main NBA MOCK DRAFTS Teague is projected as the following:

    18th
    21st
    28th in 2 of them
    30th
    not in first round

    My thinking: This year is a loaded draft. Next year will not be anywhere near as strong and guards will be a hot commodity. You cannot tell me if he stays 1 more year he cant get higher than 18th. If he stays, I think he is a definitely top 10 pic. FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT IT MAKES BEST SENSE TO STAY.

    AGREE OR DISAGREE?



  122. Hootie
    11:03 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Can somebody explain why there is an “*” above the 8 on one of the Nike national champs shirts?



  123. LoganBleedsBlue
    11:03 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Cal isn’t going anywhere. He has the “Dream Job.” He even said hes coaching at Kentucky next year. Now that he has a championship recruiting is that much easier. Why would he throw all that momentum away?



  124. dgtuk1
    11:03 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Not to be stupid…but what is the “intent” of the asterisk on the shirt ? Is there something on the back that it references?



  125. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:05 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t even think Cal is considering the NBA. Cal is 53. Going to a bad Knick or Nets team would require 3-5 years to make them a contender IF he does well. This would put him in his late 50’s before he would even have a chance at contending. It’s too late in his career, and you can tell that he is so exhausted from coaching that he won’t be coaching much longer as it is.



  126. Jax Teller
    11:06 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    122 — This is a FAR from loaded draft for PGs. The top four (ESPN, Chad Ford) are Damian Lillard, Kendall Marshall, Tony Past Tense for Writes, and Marquis Teague. A solid showing at a combine or workout could easily see him jump up higher than the 28th he’s currently projected.



  127. Bluesbrother
    11:07 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Anthony Davis says…”Block Shot Jayhawk”



  128. theTruth
    11:07 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    that’s what the original caller was trying to say matt, you just cut him off..



  129. Lex-8-ton Fay-8 County
    11:08 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I stood at the corner of Parkers Mill and Versailles Rd to watch the team travel from the airport to Rupp. There were two kids there in the crowd, one with an acoustic guitar, one with a drum of some sort. I couldn’t make out what they were playing, but it was like The Fray had shown up again. It’s like the Cats have a new following of troubadours or something. Cats Unplugged, I guess.



  130. Not A Troll
    11:09 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    125) Yes the asterisk on the front is carried over the back where it precedes “Eight Time…” I understand the intent, but unfortunately it plays into the idiots that will say number 8 will be vacated. I like the shirt, but I won’t get it because I don’t want to give an anti-UK crowd any ammunition. They would think they were being very witty.



  131. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:09 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    125…don’t like it either,but could they be implying first ofany for Cal or more to come? Probably not…



  132. Wewant9
    11:10 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Cal made that 40-0 Comment, he wants it



  133. Biggass Hungguy
    11:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Rookie payscale:

    15th pick Year 1 $1,443,300 Year 2 $1,508,200 Year 3 $1,573,200
    25th pick Year 1 $925,100 Year 2 $966,700 Year 3 $1,008,400

    55-60% higher salary, but thats not very much according to Matt.



  134. srwhit5
    11:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    CAL IS NOT GOING ANYWHERE!!! HE WOULD NOT BE GOING ON THE RECRUITING TRAIL FRIDAY IF HE WAS!



  135. LynchMobJr
    11:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,
    I just moved to Memphis from Lexington KY about 4 months ago and everyone down here still hates Cal. Everyone in my office was rooting for Bill Self (The team who took a title from them) in the game on Monday just to go against Cal. It is ridiculous how upset they still are.



  136. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:12 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    132…meant to type first of MANY…Sorry



  137. KyGuyBleedsBlue
    11:13 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Will Davis shave his unibrow once he gets in the NBA?



  138. C Ray
    11:13 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I think next years team should wear Kiss makeup… It would be different and all the rage!! #LexingtonRockCity



  139. Michael Scott
    11:14 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I would retire Patrick Patterson’s jersey before John Wall’s.



  140. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:15 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Tayshaun = Favorite player of all time.



  141. kishpaughkat
    11:16 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I have always thought that Wayne Turner should have his jersey retired.



  142. srwhit5
    11:16 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I dono if I would retire John Wall. Davis, yes. Wall, no– maybe if he was POY and had more accolades



  143. PreggerCATfan
    11:16 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Cal isn’t going anywhere! He states in his book bounce back that he learned from that mistake & enjoys college ball better than nba politics!



  144. Biggass Hungguy
    11:17 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder if Matt every feels awkward calling another grown man ‘Big Daddy’



  145. Laker Cat 18
    11:17 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe I’ve been under a rock as far as UConn goes, but does anyone know exactly why Oriakhi is wanting out of there? I think we only get him if we don’t get Noel.



  146. srwhit5
    11:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    142 – I agree… went to 3 championship games and won 2.



  147. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Where can one buy the small replicas of our championship banners? Need number 8 for my collection in the lower arena in the Garden…



  148. Captain Wildcat
    11:19 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    No room right now left in Rupp for players jerseys. They should dould the ones you said. Then on the opening of the new Rupp retire the starting 6 from this team.



  149. Brian
    11:20 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is the NBA gonna revisit the 1-yr rule this summer? If they do go to 2-yrs will it include next years class?



  150. ktmiln2
    11:20 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Knight should play Kentucky a lot. He is from Slaughters, KY.



  151. Dr. Justin
    11:21 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    At that rate, the 55,000 points that Farmer received are worth $687.50.



  152. Captain Wildcat
    11:21 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    We should be going to a Rupp arena razing party today to make way for the new Rupp, to keep the celebration and progress of the BBN going.



  153. Ozzy
    11:22 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    55,000 points is nothing Matt. If using reward points, one night typically “costs” 20,000-50,000 points.



  154. Briscoe Darling
    11:22 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt… will we go after Oraki? So confused on the SEC Rules.



  155. REAL BLY
    11:23 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    See what happens when you get a top coach?? We should consider this for our football program.



  156. srwhit5
    11:23 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    150 – No it will not. They have to allow a 1 year grace period.



  157. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:25 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, you are the Stuart Scott of WLAP.



  158. Mr5Below
    11:27 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Clark Kellog cheared on national tv every time any body made a play or run against Kentucky!!! As Barkley would say hoorable!!!



  159. Bluesbrother
    11:28 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t know why people are complaining about you showing your bias toward UK…isn’t that what the elite mainstream media does politically?



  160. dgtuk1
    11:28 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t remember where…but a few weeks ago didn’t someone (NCAA ?, etc?) issue some type of concern/question about the eligibility of Shabazz? I haven’t heard any more about it so I don’t know if there is any real reason to be concerned. Any thoughts?



  161. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Pitino can’t get anything for longer than 15 seconds…



  162. Richie Famer
    11:29 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, the points I received were worth less than $700 and depending on the room several free nights at best. So this is hardly, enough points for the rest of my life.



  163. Johnny Ballgame
    11:30 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I find it interesting that Matt Jones can be so smart, logical and rational when it comes to basketball and really so blind and illogical when it comes to his political beliefs. I’m a fan, Matt but I just don’t get it.



  164. Mr5Below
    11:30 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan what was the name of the song you played about Martin Luther king?



  165. Hop
    11:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I am missing my Caleico Vision from 1986. Does Richie have it?



  166. Ozzy
    11:31 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Must have been just the points earned on his “personal stay” not the complete conference. 55,000 should equate into about $5,000 spent, not $80,000. At least, that’s how my programs work.



  167. srwhit5
    11:32 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I have been wondering….. Did Ryan Harrow get to go to New Orleans with the team? Will he get a ring?



  168. PaducahLisa
    11:33 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    146 – Isn’t it because UConn can’t play in the tourney in 2013 and may have to face sanctions within their own league? They didn’t meet academic standards.



  169. Al's IndiCats
    11:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    He didn’t say his name was Pete Thameltoes was it on that tweet



  170. Richie Famer
    11:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    We Spent like $70 G’s on ridiculous gifts for people.



  171. Beans
    11:35 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    That gametime picture of Matt on twitter reminds me of the Arrested Development / Charlie Brown gag.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oabcM9SOF-E



  172. Jeremy
    11:36 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    My wife, who you have met before at a family function in Frankfort (Halbieb) travels for work and stays at Marriott’s. Marriott point redemption is based on the quality of hotel you redeem the points for. My wife currently has over 100K Marriott points so if we stayed at a 1 star hotel, that is 7500 points. A really nice hotel is around 20-25K.



  173. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is he crying?



  174. Jax Teller
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Nothing says “living it up” like one of them pedicure thingys from Wal-Mart.



  175. dgtuk1
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Chester is emotional



  176. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Chester,ya done good…pay yourself first and then take care of other wants and needs…Bravo!



  177. BillTheCat
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    From the Mariott site. You can earn 50,000 points for an event. That must be where the number comes from, not from the expense for the hotel. “Earn up to 50,000 points with each group, event or meeting at participating hotels”



  178. Rick Majerus
    11:39 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I have all the Marriott points a guy could want!



  179. UKCATINFL2
    11:41 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I recieve points as a “BONUS” from my employer, and 26k pts =$100.00. I would think it should be about the same. As well as “Taxable” income!



  180. Real Cats Fan
    11:41 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone heard about any upcoming barnstorming events with the players? My 8-year-old daughter absolutely worships Anthony Davis, and it would be awesome to get her an autograph and maybe her picture taken with him.



  181. -BBH-
    11:42 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Are we really having to listen this two days after #8. Who gives a crap about Farmer or his Marriott points. SMH



  182. Briscoe Darling
    11:42 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    No lie. My buddy and I burned 90,000 Marriott points to stay at the Saint Hotel on Canal in NOLA this weekend. And no, it wasn’t Richie.



  183. jhn
    11:43 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Rooms start at about $250 at that Miami Marriott, but that’s still not a great deal for $16K



  184. perry christmas
    11:43 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    can you download the uncensored podcast and then listen to it later or do you have to listen immediatly?



  185. Nostradamus the Dude
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Chester should have spent a little on a DNA test on the bun in the oven.



  186. srwhit5
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, did Ryan Harrow get to go to NOLA? Will he get a ring?



  187. UKGr8
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Who will be our center next year if we have Cauley and Noel



  188. Jax Teller
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Would the April 10th/April 29th deadline have any impact on the graduation rates/APR reports? If they say they are coming back, yet then leave would the NCAA penalize the school for that?



  189. Captain Wildcat
    11:44 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Do Shabazz and Nerlens know each other?



  190. Jax Teller
    11:45 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    189 — If we land Noel, no matter who else we have, Noel starts at Center.



  191. HugoCabrera
    11:46 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, of all people, I can’t believe you’re knocking Marriott Rewards Club. Owner of the quote: “I can’t believe anyone would complain about something that’s FREE! It’s FREE! Just take it and shut up!”

    Haha, it’s free. If you’re a company that has people in hotels 300 days a year, it’s not a bad perk.



  192. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:49 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Does Porchini’s offer a “rewards program”? Just a thought…



  193. BlueWhipped
    11:50 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Marriott Rewards are like points on Whose Line is it Anyway.



  194. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:51 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    This dude is high.



  195. UKGrad93
    11:52 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    #193 – exactly. It’s free so you might as well get the points, but it does take a ton to use them! More trouble than it’s worth. It’s all about marketing from Marriott. They want you to choose staying with them and be brand loyal so you can rack up points to get a free night or two. They (Marriott) know what they are doing.



  196. Mt Washington Mike
    11:53 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Is this Dave Ramsey or KSR



  197. Delaney Hanley
    11:53 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    The Romantics sing Werewolves of London dont they?



  198. BillTheCat
    11:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Good lord. What is wrong? I am feeling better about Pitino and Slapnuts. Is the truth next? Nah.



  199. jbaker
    11:55 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Favorite Louisville fan comback line… “How long will the banner be up before it’s taken down”



  200. Jane
    11:57 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    MATT – you are in the background of this report by Pat Forde and Greg Anthony after the Title Game for Yahoo Sports. You are in the shot almost the entire time they are on the screen; probably doing your Post Game Show.http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=aw-wojnarowski_john_calipari_knicks_kentucky_040312&print=1



  201. Jimi Garden of Eden
    11:58 am April 4, 2012 Permalink

    Screw Louisville fans…Peckerheads gonna be Cat Litter next year as usual…



  202. Real Cats Fan
    2:02 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    199 – Warren Zevon…



  203. Won and Done
    9:45 pm April 4, 2012 Permalink

    I had chills the whole time!

    Loving me some Cal and KY wildcats!