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Buzzapalooza! (Thursday Show Thread)

From Buzz Baker…

While Matt Jones is on-the-road with the Kentucky Wildcats Trophy Tour (#Calapalooza), I’m holding down the Kentucky Sports Radio Fort with my own #Buzzapalooza Festival. Drew The Intern is my co-host as we cover this morning’s burning questions: The HOW 4,300 text messages, Bobby Petrino? The WHO -> Future Kentucky Wildcat Nerlens Noel and @SideLineJoe’s Boss (pictured). The WHERE and WHEN Jim Gray ‏ @JimGrayLexKY  and his tweet just now: “WHAT’s good for downtown is good for our county & region: http://goo.gl/qPjIP. ”

In the second hour, OSCAR COMBS, The Guru of UK Athletics joins us!! I’ll ask him not only his thoughts on Signing Day, and what HE thinks is actually good for our region, but, come Hell or highwater, we are going to discuss Pitino’s comments on Kentucky!!

Also, KSR All Stars are lining up including Twitter’s @ChrisfrRichmond, and duo: @FakeGimmel & @RuralKentucky. ROSE! ROSE? ROSE, are you out there? Call in!

YOU, FOLKS, are THE STARS OF THE SHOW! We welcome your calls, comments, tweets to http://www.twitter.com/buzzbaker and show thread posts right here! We’ll get on what we can!

BTW, God willing, Our Fearless Leader, Matt Jones, will join us LIVE from the Official Bus of the Championship Trophy Tour presented by Verizon Wireless

Not since the Final Four have I had a more muli-tasking day!

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232 Comments for Buzzapalooza! (Thursday Show Thread)



  1. Constipated
    9:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hide the alcohol.



  2. Nerlens Noel
    9:57 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m First!



  3. barn
    9:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    isn’t it odd that nerlens immediately drops from rivals.com #1 to #2 upon committing to UK? yesterday he was #1.



  4. GrumpyOldDude
    9:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    His Bluetooth looks like he’s been tagged and released back into the wild…..



  5. Jeremy
    9:59 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Twitter yesterday:
    Shabazz followers – 32,519
    Nerlens followers – 23,982
    Twitter today:
    Shabazz followers – 29,590
    Nerlens followers – 40,256

    We are the needle!



  6. mchammertime
    10:01 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    3) nerlens noel was ranked as #2 on rivals.com before yesterdays decision



  7. jpizzle
    10:01 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Buzz, got any winners for Keeneland tomorrow? I’ll hang up and listen…



  8. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:02 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Is Matt going to call in today? I hope so. I don’t think I can take 2 hours of Dave. Sorry.



  9. Big Daddy Pane
    10:02 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    No weak stuff in the lane.



  10. Mr5Below
    10:02 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Good morning KSR family!



  11. Mr5Below
    10:04 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    How many scholarships are left?



  12. Adam
    10:04 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz may be the number one player in the class but Noel was the player we needed most. With him our defense should be solidified. I think Harrow Goodwin Poythress Wiltjer and whoever else we get will provide enough offense. Plus theres no reason to think the Noel won’t be the beneficiary of some lobs just as Davis was last year.



  13. barn
    10:05 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    6–when he reclassified from the class of ’13 to ’12 he instantly became #1 on rivals.com. maybe yesterday he was #2 but i’m certain that earlier this week he was still #1.



  14. Laker Cat 18
    10:06 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Welcome aboard Nerlens! How many more guys will Cal lock up? Oriakhi and Bennett maybe? One or the other?



  15. kywildcat
    10:07 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker FTW!!



  16. Michael
    10:08 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I feel like this episode will be store brand.



  17. Evans
    10:10 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    You gotta get Dave Baker off here omg!!



  18. PittDaddy
    10:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    From what I have seen of Goodwin, I think he is a better fit for Cal and this program. I am excited about this class and Cal isn’t done.



  19. C Ray
    10:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    His hair has magical powers.
    #FlatTopFellerFunFacts



  20. GR8NESS --> __9__?
    10:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    RELOAD !!!!



  21. GR8NESS --> __9__?
    10:12 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    At UCLA any eligibility issues will be minor for Shabazz. At UK they would have been Enes-ish. It’s OK.



  22. J in Orlando
    10:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave is just starting to realize what he got himself into…lol



  23. UKfanCam
    10:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Whose jersey was Noel holding up last night?



  24. Rockfield,KY
    10:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Buzz, do you think that Willie Cauley is going to try to play football? Probably an outside shot, but Joker needs some help catching the ball. I think he is going to be a solid 3-4 year cener who is going to get much better next year practicing with Nerlens.



  25. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Final Recruiting Class:

    Archie Goodwin
    Willie Cauli-flower
    Alex Poythress
    Nerlens Noel
    Alex Oriakhi
    Anthony Bennett
    Andrew Young – JuCo Transfer— Can absolutely fill it up



  26. Bicep Tictank
    10:15 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    In honor of Nerlen’s commitment, Buzz apparently decided to grow a flat top …out of his ear ….in this pic.



  27. Baxter
    10:15 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Rivals updated their rankings on 4/11/2012. Before that it was August 2011.



  28. C Ray
    10:15 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #FarCalipari



  29. Travis
    10:15 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Flat Top Feller was holding up a #5 jersey. He has obviously seen the WBA vids and is a huge fan of Polson.



  30. BUCats
    10:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I expect at minimum, a sweet 16 trip every year. Only in really special years (like last year) will I expect a Final Four. Can’t expect a NC because of randomness (ever)



  31. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Great job Drew! Keep Dave inline.



  32. Ryan
    10:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    DavE is butchering this show bad. Drew the intern? He’s all over the place. Abort! Abort!



  33. ThankfulCat
    10:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    # 21 I agree totally.

    Not to sound like sour grapes but I believe Shabazz is trouble and has baggage. At Kentucky, it would have started up the whole “Cal cheats” crapola again.

    I say he is Austin Rivers II. Needs to get his 20+ shots a game.

    Wouldn’t fit in here.

    Noel plus maybe Bennett and we are going to be awesome



  34. J in Orlando
    10:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    lol Coach Cal told Matt he was to be seen and not heard



  35. Kyle Almek
    10:17 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    23 – if just based off the number, isn’t Polson #5?



  36. Baxter
    10:17 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker so annoying. His feeble attempts to dog on Matt got old quick.



  37. J in Orlando
    10:17 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    33 The “Cal cheats” idiots now have to turn their attention towards Howland imo…



  38. JBazz
    10:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Cal always wants to talk about being the Gold Standard. The Gold Standard doesn’t take a year off. The expectation is and SHOULD be to be a championship contender next year. To me, that means being a top 10-15 team all year, the class of the SEC, a 3-seed or higher in the NCAA tournament and a legit shot at winning the title by the end of the season.



  39. pioneer
    10:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Drew doesnt want to talk to you dave



  40. kywildcat
    10:19 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    lol



  41. ThankfulCat
    10:19 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    # 37 I agree.

    I’m not saying shabazz is not a great player, He is. Ray Charles can see that.

    Cal thrives with getting guys to play as a team and I don’t see this guy fitting that mold.

    Let Howland try and put a saddle on him



  42. Wall2Cousins
    10:20 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz is old NEWS ALREADY.



  43. J in Orlando
    10:20 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    38 I think that is exactly where UK will be next season



  44. pioneer
    10:20 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave baker needs to go



  45. ThankfulCat
    10:21 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker=A Legend in His Own Mind at the Jefferson Fitness club Lunch Time B-Ball Games



  46. pioneer
    10:22 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #42 I agree. he will be lost in the patheticness of the PAC 12 conference, where none of his games will be on national television and his 28 points a night on 25 shots will not even matter in the grand scheme of things. yeah they will make the tournament, but good luck to Bazz! He will be a beast in a meaningless conference, at a has been school and program.



  47. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:22 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Bazz did not look happy after such a ” difficult” decision…believe he wanted to come to UK,but honored Daddy’$ wishes…the ghost of Sam Gilbert lives…Good Luck Bazz,see ya down the road and Nerlens will be waiting in the paint…Go Cats!!!



  48. Adam
    10:23 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    So Noel is number 3 on every other team. His twitter handle is nerlensnoel3. Might be looking into it too much but why would he have a number 5 jersey and not a number 3 jersey unless T. Jones is coming back.



  49. James
    10:23 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Attendance statistics for UCLA from the NCAA:
    -1971-12,625
    -2011-7,759



  50. Kanye
    10:23 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz, I’m really happy for you, and I’ll let you finish. But Nerlens has one of the best flat tops of all time!



  51. Flat Top, KY
    10:23 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    pioneer needs to lay off dave baker



  52. Kyle Almek
    10:24 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    UCLA wasn’t in Pauley last year, right? Reason for ‘down’ attendance?



  53. pioneer
    10:24 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #48 Polson wears #5



  54. mocha
    10:24 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    please tell buzz when talking about pitchford to stop reading word for word from the las vegas sun article.
    “Walter Pitchford, a 6-foot-9 forward, is transferring from the Gators to be closer to his ailing grandfather in Michigan. That gives Florida one open scholarship and a need for a big man.”

    come on man.



  55. C Ray
    10:25 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Any chance Cal can get an Orange Leaf flavor named for Bennett? That may sway him our way



  56. pioneer
    10:25 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #52 No!!!! UCLA just sucked last year like the rest of the pathetic 12.



  57. UKGRAD
    10:26 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Let us not forget that MKG is a once in a lifetime, all around talent as well.



  58. bung
    10:26 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    how is hood doing?



  59. Capital CJ
    10:27 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Buzz > Bazz



  60. kyrobman
    10:27 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    2012 Class was the most personable team, they seemed like they really loved one another.



  61. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:27 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Off to a meeting…Keep Dave on task, Drew.



  62. James
    10:27 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I can go back in look, but 1971 was the highest attendance ever by UCLA and other years were closer. I’ll check when they were making final fours, but I remember it being lower as well.



  63. pioneer
    10:27 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #60 and that is exactly why we hung banner #8



  64. Michael
    10:29 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Baylor decision is on yahoo right now. 3 yrs probation plus the self imposed penalties



  65. UKGRAD
    10:29 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    12 – Shabazz is the #2 player in the class. Noel is the #1 player in the class.



  66. James
    10:31 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/stats/m+basketball/attendance/index.html
    2008 was the highest attended recent year (during 3rd final four run in a row) with 10,580 (Pauley seats 12,829)



  67. Adam
    10:31 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I know Polson wears number 5 but if Nerlens Noel wants to wear number 5 Jarrod Polson is not going to stop him. Terrance Jones however would be a different story.



  68. Won and Done
    10:32 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    when will matt learn that shannon and drew can carry this show just fine. quit bringing in bad hosts like baker and cutler.



  69. BleedBlueInNashville
    10:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Need to have Buzz be a weekly spot on this show, love matt and buzz would add to the show



  70. Michael
    10:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink


  71. kywildcat
    10:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave baker is awesome



  72. C Ray
    10:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    If Dave is gonna continue to do this show, he’s gonna have to learn to interrupt people better.



  73. J in Orlando
    10:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    68…Drew how do have time to keep typing these things lol



  74. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:35 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    68…comic relief?



  75. The Preacher
    10:36 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Its called a high top fade or a box cut!



  76. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:36 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    UCLA wont even win the PAC-12



  77. big tim
    10:36 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    paterson on noel and say number 9 coming http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1A3KBt0gM



  78. Travis
    10:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone notice how KSR’s favorite writer ThamelToe posted a negative-toned article about Noel shortly after he committed? Odds are the article does not get posted if Nerlens committed to GU or SU. Thamel Toe is a freakin’ douchebag and complete tool.



  79. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Actually I have no problem with Buzz or the Cut Man…both are good in their own way…



  80. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    He wore #3



  81. Toothless Temp
    10:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens was #3



  82. Toothless Temp
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    80) Boom Roasted me.



  83. trouljaboy
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Noel’s #3



  84. Travis
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nerlens wore #3 in high school and #35 in AAU.



  85. Don Key
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    No-oh-elll, No-oh-el, No-oh-ellll-el, No-oh-ellll, born is the new king of the B B N!



  86. mocha
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    noel wears #3 at tilton HS



  87. KyGrl4evr
    10:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Nazi Mohammed have a philly fade in the early years?



  88. rasky262
    10:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Shabazz hopes to “fill up” Pauley Pavilion, which holds 12,829. Rupp averages 23,600.



  89. Michael
    10:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    We need a shooter beyond Wiltjer next year. How’s Goodwin from deep?



  90. J in Orlando
    10:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    78, one can only wonder if Thameltoe would’ve have tweeted out the link to that article and about Nerlen’s eligibility if he commits to Cuse…hmmm



  91. pioneer
    10:42 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Who cares what # he wears? It will be in UK blue and white is all that matters!



  92. Adam
    10:42 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Archie isn’t great from deep. Will prolly shoot mid 30% from 3 next season.



  93. BleedBlueInNashville
    10:42 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    We called it eraser head, Kendall Gill had one back in the day



  94. Adam
    10:43 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrance wears number 3



  95. The Preacher
    10:43 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrance Jones wears # 3 c’mom drew!!!



  96. pioneer
    10:43 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #88 Archie can stroke, and AP can hit outside jumpers as well. Harrow will surprise you with his shooting and like you said, Wilt is ice cold. I will say we should be okay on the perimeter, but not Doron Lamb or anything…



  97. Give me a Racoon, please.
    10:43 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Seriously, who is number 3? Ever heard of TJ?



  98. kbrenn
    10:44 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    jones is #3 so the number should be free



  99. DrSayre
    10:44 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m hoping the Truth calls in and gives us some of that magic he gave us with Alan Cutler



  100. kbrenn
    10:45 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #96 was thinkin the same thing. come on guys!



  101. J in Orlando
    10:46 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I don’t think Cal agreed with that caller’s assessment considering how hard he recruited him…can’t get them all but it’s fine BBN will be right back in the thick of it next season



  102. Union Farmer
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones wears 3.



  103. Richie's Flat Top
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones wears/wore #3



  104. JBazz
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come on, guys—Terrence Jones wore #3!!!!



  105. WILDKATPLY
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #3 IS TERRENCE JONES…COME ON GUYS



  106. Justin
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Jones IS #3 and will be until he decides to leave!



  107. CATS
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrance wore number 3 you goobers



  108. Yo
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    TJ wore #3 this year



  109. Brandon M.
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    What is Buzz talking about….remember a guy named Terrence Jones wearing 3?



  110. jbh1981
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    TJ wore #3 last year! Really?



  111. tanya
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones is #3 people….really?



  112. kygrl02
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones wears #3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  113. Ryan
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Darnell Dodson the last guy to wear #3? Terrence Jones?



  114. Give me a Racoon, please.
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    “I think Ramel ‘Smooth’ Bradley was the last guy to wear #3 at Kentucky.”



  115. Smiffanator
    10:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Do they completely not know TJ wheres #3..



  116. Laker Cat 18
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m a little confused. Darnell Dodson was the last to wear #3 for UK? Where have these guys been for the past 2 or 3 years?



  117. tomas
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    you obviously need matt jones back. TERRENCE JONES = #3 HELLO?



  118. Adam
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    95 Archie is far from being able to stroke from deep. He is much better when he is penetrating. Poythress is a decent shooter but won’t come close to 40% from outside. The only guy we will have that will shoot over 40% will be Wiltjer unless we add another shooter.



  119. Michael
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I guess if Archie and Alex can hit it from midrange we should be okay. Hoping Harrow can improve upon his 3pt % from NC State; he’ll be able to get a lot of them if he wants them.



  120. Travis
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Drew the Employee…I think you are trying to say we are the trend setters in the nation. “We do not move the needle…we are the needle.”



  121. Stone Cold Willow
    10:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Smooth that fade out like my back



  122. J in Orlando
    10:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s go over Football…3 wins tops…Joker fired…the cycle continues…sorry to the fball people and I hope to be wrong but I’m not.



  123. PittDaddy
    10:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Nice use of the show thread guys! SMH



  124. Chicago Chris
    10:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m sure it’s been said, but Nerlens was #1 on ESPN, #2 in Rivals.



  125. kbrenn
    10:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    will be absolutely shocked if TJ comes back next season



  126. TMI
    10:50 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    The first thing out of Tardinal fans mouths today is “Dieng is gonna eat up Noel”. So, how do you think that match-up plays out? They’re similar in size and I’d give the offensive edge to Noel. Thoughts?



  127. Shawn
    10:51 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    How did y’all not know off the bat T Jones wore 3? C’mon Buzz your better than that buddy! Is Noel bringing out the 5 jersey a pre cursor to Jones staying? You have to think UK had a 3 jersey to send him. But maybe Cal didn’t want to insult TJ before he announced by giving his number away. Or he’s protecting TJs hopes of having his jersey retired. Ahhhhh the possibilities. GO BIG BLUE!



  128. Bluesbrother
    10:51 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Did the whole THREE GOGGLES fad originate at UK?



  129. kbrenn
    10:52 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    content of play…seriously? wow! worst cover up ever.



  130. 9devine
    10:52 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I didn’t realize it was Ryan hosting to day.



  131. Shawn
    10:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    128- no it didn’t. Was started in the NBA we just made it famous.



  132. J in Orlando
    10:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    126 Noel does not have the offensive edge…Dieng will be good…Noel will not have the central role on offense that Dieng will have…but Dieng will get killed on the boards.



  133. pioneer
    10:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #118 So the concern exists where? We will be serviceble from the 3 point line. Besides, we made are living this season taking the ball to the rack!!! We only need to be solid at the 3 point line. I dunno who is left they could sign anyways that would be considered a 3 point shooter. And I do have to say Archie Goodwin will make his fair shair of 3’s this year but again not like Doron.



  134. SteveO
    10:54 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    didn’t Jarrod Polson were #5



  135. Hot Sauce
    10:54 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Next year’s slogan: FEAR THE FRO! Hurry back Matt. This Baker guy is like fingernails on a chalkboard.



  136. Laker Cat 18
    10:54 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m thinking Rex Chapman was the last player to wear #3 for Kentucky. Amirite?



  137. kywildcat
    10:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    If Rupp would only paint those ugly orange air ducts.



  138. Travis
    10:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I think that was the first dropped call during the show. That must be a record for # of calls in one hour and longest without a dropped call. #BuzzEffect



  139. Sadat-X
    10:57 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    # 123 – Started at Portland Trailblazers, I believe.



  140. Papaw222
    10:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    The State is concerned with its overall debt load and bond rating, and, someone correct me if I’m wrong, any bonding UK did would be factored into the State’s rating. Govt trails the economy and its therefore taking the hit now from the terrible economic conditions of the last several years. Not to mention the out of control pensions that will have to be dealt with. Its a question of timing. Oh, and the legisalture is not gonna legislate away its leverage over the university – how would they continute to get sweet sports tix?!?!



  141. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Buzz Baker…I agree with you about MKG!!!



  142. BlueFins
    10:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #126, Tell the Tardinals that the only way Dieng eats up Noel is if he actually eats him. Remember, Dieng is the starving African.

    Maybe BBN could send Sally Struthers .69/day to feed Dieng.



  143. Al's IndiCats
    10:58 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    89, my thought exactly….In his artical he was actually was….well pretty dog gone nice about it, then in the last paragraph, well I wanted to smack that idiot on the back of his head!



  144. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:00 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    142…lmfao…Excellent!!!



  145. kbrenn
    11:01 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    142 – you read my mind hahahaha!



  146. Nerlens UK Jersey
    11:02 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I think the jersey he held up was a Wayne Turner #5. If you look at the video when he holds it up you can see the TUR portion of the name.



  147. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:02 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave Baker…how did you get your nickname? Just curious…



  148. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:04 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Did we burn a couch because Nerlens committed? I’m excited too but come on people! This is getting old…



  149. KSR1080Fan
    11:05 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Mr. Baker, what ever happened to Wayne from Mooresville and his rabbits? Still hear from him? Are you here Wayne?



  150. secretagent0014
    11:07 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #128 I know the Cavs were doing it back when Lebron was there.



  151. Toothless Temp
    11:07 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    133) There isn’t really one…Devonta Pollard has a nice game but lacks consistency in his range. Supposed to have a nice pull up J and is a slasher. Would love to add him to the SF/SG depth

    Our backcourt depth is terrible rigth now if everyone leaves

    Starters – Goodwin/Harrow

    Backups – Beckham, Hood, Polson, Malone, Long (SERIOUSLY?!?)



  152. BlueFins
    11:07 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Matt’s in timeout



  153. Turd Ferguson
    11:09 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Snatchin’ nets!



  154. Baxter
    11:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Dave Baker feel the need to yell all the time?



  155. Jax Teller
    11:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t Oscar know that Kevin Slapnuts has “check the faxcts” trademarked on KSR?



  156. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:11 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Can we start a “Drew-The-Employee” chant on the show thread? Drew, I’ll pay you if you accidently drop the connections to Dave and Oscar.



  157. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:12 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, Drew, feel free to jump in…please jump in.



  158. Won and Done
    11:13 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    did i just get out of a time machine? is this the first 30min of the pregame call-in show???



  159. Jax Teller
    11:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    158 – Tom Leach will be on to interview coach Tubby Smith shortly.



  160. Paducah Lisa
    11:14 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Yes, Drew, JUMP IN!! JUMP IN!!!! 🙂



  161. Georgi Dieng
    11:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #4 haha very funny.



  162. kywildcat
    11:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    wow



  163. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:16 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come on Drew, pull a Buffalo Wild Wings commercial and spill something on the board to make this go away. Did Dave just say incest???



  164. J in Orlando
    11:17 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Because if there is anyone who is in touch with what the public sentiment is, it’s Rick Pitino…



  165. Won and Done
    11:17 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    ugh, buzz won’t let that go. he tried to get oscar to argue his side before the final four and championship. let it go buzz.



  166. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Oscar is spilling the ” doo doo”…screw Pitino and his race comments,take it to Porchini’s…



  167. uky
    11:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Dave you are making the most incoherent argument concerning new Arena.



  168. Smiffanator
    11:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Drew.. Yes I agree with both of you all… Oh yea Oscar thats what I was going to say… way to have an opinion!!



  169. TIF
    11:18 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    They (YUM) calculated the TIF numbers based on the inflated sales tax revenues of 2007, the economy tanked and their predictions ended up being wrong. Rupp would be estimating based on (in theory) the bottom of the barrel of the economy of 2012-13 and in theory wouldn’t have the same issues YUM is having. Of course no one can predict the future, but YUm just walked into an unfortunate circumstance. They did not “fudge” the numbers.



  170. Smiffanator
    11:19 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    what started the race conversation.. I’m not for sure what is going on there?



  171. TIF
    11:19 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    YUM’s financing was based on the erruption of the buffulo wheat thin market… a stadium built on sand.



  172. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:21 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    164…true,true…lmfao…Great post!



  173. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:21 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Cal expected Lamb to be the star.



  174. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:23 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I only realize how good Matt is at what he does when he is gone. Or, when I turn on sports talk radio in Knoxville.



  175. Jax Teller
    11:24 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Haven’t heard from Handsome Jimmy in a while. He must be on hold with Tom Drexler, the plumber whose name is his number.



  176. Turd Ferguson
    11:25 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Mandy Connell tucks it in!



  177. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:28 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks for answering my question Gentlemen…



  178. thegoosewasgolden
    11:28 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    doing a great job, Buzz. I completely agree with you in regards to the inappropriateness of Pitino’s comments, I grew up in Lexington, and race had nothing to do with our hate of the Cardinals.



  179. tony
    11:28 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Is David Williams the main person standing in the way of the bonding issues?



  180. Won and Done
    11:31 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    179 – yes



  181. Won and Done
    11:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    ok, buzz knows waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay more about music than matt. slowly changing my opinion of buzz.



  182. Andy P.
    11:34 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    It’s amazing at the lack of vision of all these folks like Oscar saying we need a new arena and totally discount that Rupp can be renovated into a “Gold Standard” facility.

    In my opinion it is insane to build a new arena from scratch.



  183. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:36 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    178…agree 100%…race is meaningless,runs much deeper than that…race doesn’t enter the equation,never has, never will…



  184. cats1068
    11:37 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Chris from Richmond is one of my favorite callers of all time from different shows.



  185. kywildcat
    11:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    You tell em chris & dave, KSR is a jokers pocket



  186. bluesince66
    11:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Buzz and Oscar are a little older than most of the listeners. I would say in the 60’s and 70’s race did have a little something to do with it.



  187. Head Bussa
    11:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    If we make a good hire and get rid of Joker then we can get back to where we were. It takes a good coach.



  188. cats1068
    11:38 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, if you don’t think that Joker has let the football program fall off the table, then I don’t know what you think bad football is.



  189. tony
    11:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK wins 3 games this year in football.



  190. Head Bussa
    11:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Oh, he will break it there Drew the Executive.



  191. Jax Teller
    11:39 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I’m calling 2-10 or 3-9 this year. It’s going to be ugly for the football folks this year. So glad I gave up my season tickets a few years back.



  192. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:40 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    184…Chris is a good guy and a major fan…



  193. J in Orlando
    11:40 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    UK gets criticized for the way Cal recruits with racial overtones; then also get criticized within their own state for being racists…is it just me or does all this boil down to being anti-UK?



  194. Head Bussa
    11:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    It’s going to be incredibly ugly this year. I’m downright scared how bad.



  195. Smiffanator
    11:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    How can this guy already be worried about how a player is going to play and develop before he even puts UK jersey on???



  196. Butters
    11:41 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Today’s show lost more listeners in a two hour span than Shabazz’z twitter followers over 14 hours. Sorry Buzz, you’re just not matt.



  197. CATS
    11:42 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I hate that caller, he reminds me of the guy from Mad Money

    183.) I agree with you completely. Do you think it may have been the African American base in Louisville making it about race. They hated the “rich white folk in Lexington at UK.” I dont really think that was the case. Media makes crap up from time to time. However, that could have been the case, but from our side I never thought about race with Louisville. Hell I thought about Louisville as more of a “rich pompous white city guy” type of place (with a sprinkling of ghetto white poeple).

    Also I hated the concept of UL being the working class school. What about the poor farmers who worked there asses off, and I mean really worked, not sold insurance, to get there kids to the public state school.

    I think it is people trying to make something about nothing.



  198. TIF
    11:44 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    The estimated cost for rupp rennovations of $300+ Million includes a new convention center.



  199. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:44 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    186…I’m a little older too…race has NEVER made a difference to me…never has, never will…we are all Bozos on the same Bus…



  200. Head Bussa
    11:45 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Get the damn arena. Lexington needs something like that to keep up.



  201. thegoosewasgolden
    11:46 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I would much prefer finding a way to renovate Rupp, I love that arena, and it’s history to date.



  202. Y2K
    11:46 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Drew – can we ask Dave Baker if IMG is going to finally get some HD cameras for the local/regional broadcasts this year? You know, so the national champs can be broadcast locally in HD like, say, the Dayton Flyers?



  203. J in Orlando
    11:47 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I think Joker is the only coach AGAINST televising every game this year…I kid Joker, I kid…good luck!



  204. J in Orlando
    11:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    202-also, can they get the same overhead cameras CBS uses…those things are so user-friendly…lol



  205. tony
    11:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    201- I agree but alot of ppl said the same about memorial when they built Rupp



  206. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    197…Thanks Brother…like your stance…



  207. Won and Done
    11:48 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    WIFI and alcohol would help the fan experience.



  208. Head Bussa
    11:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    201 — Wearing short shorts during the games was part of UK’s history too. We need to step into the new world and get a big-time arena that matches the big-time program.



  209. thegoosewasgolden
    11:49 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    #197 – I believe Kentucky was originally a land grant college, with a focus strictly on agriculture!



  210. kywildcat
    11:50 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    MJP is gonna be mad dave, you should know this.



  211. uky
    11:52 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Come on buzz, wifi. Talk about a huge cost to allow 24k connectivity. Plus you would be making a lackluster crowd even more so by giving them something else to do.



  212. buzz wants more wifi
    11:52 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wifi could be added, however adding actual cell phone capacity is an entirely different issue. Lots of hurdles in that regard due to various carries and difference in technology between the carries. Also you run into licensing issues



  213. tony
    11:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Who are these ppl



  214. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    204…the overhead makes me dizzy…sometimes it’s a pleasant feeling though…



  215. Laker Cat 18
    11:53 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Are these callers identical? They sound like the exact same person. With a little Fake Barney mixed in.



  216. Wewant9
    11:54 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    This last segment is horrific



  217. Wewant9
    11:54 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Please tell us KSR long timers who ruralKY is??



  218. Smitty
    11:55 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    This is brutal.



  219. tony
    11:55 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    next caller PLEASE



  220. Fake Sirni
    11:55 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    WORST CALLER OF THE DAY



  221. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    208…Spot On…Agree…



  222. tony
    11:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    and we have to end on that wow



  223. WERUK
    11:56 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Who are these people Drew and Buzz



  224. Butters
    11:57 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    WOW, this episode really Bombed!! Lets hope tomorrow is MUCH better.



  225. tony
    11:57 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Drew… two words- Kill switch



  226. WERUK
    11:57 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Wow that was awful



  227. drew
    11:59 am April 12, 2012 Permalink

    that was easily the worst show ever!



  228. tony
    12:00 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    Who host tomorrow?



  229. Matt Jones
    12:08 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    sorry guys thats the last time i take a day off



  230. Fake Sirni
    12:09 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    PLEASE let John Short host tomorrow.



  231. tangledupinblue
    2:33 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    first time I’ve missed the show in weeks . I was really feeling bad until I saw who hosted it . Thank God I didn’t waste my time listening to that no talent pompous ass . I can’t stand his “parade banter” shtick .



  232. jpizzle
    3:48 pm April 12, 2012 Permalink

    I haven’t heard the show yet but you’ll have a hard time convincing me it’s worse than when Alan Cutler or Mary Jo Perino were the guest hosts.

    231. That sounded like you were describing DICK Gabriel. Possible you confused the two?

    Can’t wait to listen. I think…