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Critical KSR Bloggers: Five Questions’s blogging octet spent the better part of Friday afternoon hobnobbing at the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Palomar, brain-picking each other on some of the internet’s current issues. From the best meme generating websites to their comrades in blogging; from WordPress plug-ins to the proper usage of the word “grundle“; from the Goonies to YouTube as a whole. I promised them anonymity, and in exchange, they gave me honest answers. In this blog post, I’ll put out five topics of discussion and give you the array of results, straight from the KSR bloggers’ mouths.

Yes, this is me mocking


Question: If you could intern under Pat Forde, Rick Bozich, Pete Thamel, Jerry Tipton or Dana O’Neil, which would you choose?

Pat Forde – 0 percent
Rick Bozich – 0 percent
Pete Thamel – 0 percent
Jerry Tipton – 0 percent
Dana O’Neil – 0 percent
“I’d rather sh*t in my hand and clap.” – 100 percent

Quotes that stuck:

On Forde… “Forde is a very talented journalist, one I could learn from, but I don’t think I could work out of an office that is decorated with pictures of Rick Pitino.”

On Bozich… “I’m trying to learn how to advance my career, not learn how to take a step backwards.”

On Thamel… “If I want to spend entire days looking into the personal lives of high school kids, I’ll get a catering job on the set of Glee. The mood would be so much happier there.”

On Tipton… “Typewriters had a huge influence on modern technology, but I don’t think I could go back to using one. Besides, I’m looking for at least a six-month internship, something with stability and a promising future. Not a newspaper. ”

On O’Neil… “Unless she can put me through to Doris Burke, I’m not interested.”


Question: If you could cover any university other than Kentucky, which would it be?

Louisville – 25 percent
Indiana – 25 percent
Lehigh – 12.5 percent
Transy – 12.5 percent
Phoenix – 12.5 percent
(None) – 12.5 percent

Quotes that stuck:

On Louisville… “I wouldn’t mind covering Louisville for three reasons: (1.) It’s easy to get to a bowl game, so you’re almost guaranteed a free three-day trip somewhere and an additional day of tailgating — even if it is Christmas in Charlotte. (2.) Longer summers; the basketball team rarely goes as far as Kentucky and NBA Draft coverage is meaningless. (3.) If you don’t feel like reporting something, like Rick Pitino knocking up some skank in a restaurant, you just ignore it. You pick and choose the work.

On Indiana… “Covering Indiana is the closest thing to following Kentucky because IU fans and Coach Crean are so obsessed with what Calipari is doing in Lexington. Plus, the Hoosier hang on to positive stories forever, like Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater. It was eight months ago, not even that important, and the fans still talk about it. Even when the story doesn’t have a happy ending, like losing in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament to Kentucky by double digits, Indiana still makes a trophy case for it. The mood is always so positive in Bloomington.”

On Lehigh… “Duke jokes never get old and Lehigh has a reason to laugh for a long, long, long time.”


Question: Which national media member spends at least 5% of his/her salary at Abercrombie & Fitch?

1.) Gary Parrish — 87.5 percent
2.) Dick “Hoops” Weiss — 12.5 percent

Quotes that stuck:

On Parrish… “Sweet flip-flops, Dad. It really complements the faux hawk and puka shell necklace.”

On Weiss… “I’ve never met Hoops Weiss but I like to picture him sitting courtside in skinny jeans and a baby blue tank top.”


Question: Who is the most underrated college basketball writer/blogger?

Aaron’s UK Basketball Links – 50 percent
Matt Norlander – 12.5 percent
Eric Lindsey – 12.5 percent
Not Jerry Tipton – 12.5 percent
Steve Scott – 12.5 percent

Quotes that stuck:

On Aaron’s UK Basketball Links… “6:51 PM, every weeknight. Not a minute earlier, not a minute later.”

On Norlander… “In my opinion, he is’s most talented writer but he’s overshadowed by Parrish and Goodman. He has a bright future in the business and will one day be a top tier college basketball journalist.”

On Lindsey… “Like Norlander, Eric Lindsey of has a bright future but isn’t a household name just yet. I wish he’d write a book about Coach Cal.”

On Not Jerry Tipton… “The best part about NJT isn’t his satire humor in his weekly KSR posts; it’s the people who complain, thinking he is actually Jerry Tipton. The comments section of his noon post is always the best part of my Friday afternoon.”

On Steve Scott… “I just wanted to say Steve Scott.”


Question: Does Bryan The Intern suck?

1.) Yes: 100 percent
2.) No: 0 percent

Quotes that stuck:

On BTI sucking… “BTI sucks.”


Article written by Drew Franklin

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

19 Comments for Critical KSR Bloggers: Five Questions

  1. srini
    7:03 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink


  2. BigBlueWestCoast
    7:15 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Very nice

  3. Jax Teller
    7:20 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Nice work Drew. Things like this are when you ate at your finest.

  4. Yo Believeo
    7:27 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    BTI sucks.

  5. BPsycho
    7:32 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Intern under Jerry Tipton lol

    “Aaron’s UK Basketball Links — 50 percent”

    Now that’s funny.

  6. mountainCAT
    7:32 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    this is stupid. it sounds as if youre whining. The CBS sports guys are in the wrong to be using their posts as pedestal to the “masses” but this recant is simply throwing more sticks on the fire instead of ignoring it or responding intelligently. Hopefully in the future our Media won’t behave like 4th graders…

  7. Blackhawk
    7:49 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    #7-media? It’s a blog dude relax. This isnt NBC firing back.

  8. DewayneK
    7:58 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Love this. Hilarious!

  9. ATLCat
    7:59 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    7- You must be new here

  10. delk4three00
    8:15 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Gary Parrish must be upset you said he wears flip flops (re: #7)

  11. Jokers
    8:18 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Nice open forum. Deleting comments contrary to your ridiculous rebuttal “Ill get back at them” post. Accept some reality. Grow up.

  12. JimTheChin
    8:21 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Once again, another hilarious post from Drew Franklin.

  13. Guest
    8:45 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    “6:51 PM, every weeknight. Not a minute earlier, not a minute later.”

  14. Jordan
    8:50 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone who doesn’t like this post should just read the herald leader online. Or get a sense of humor. Brilliant work, Mr. Franklin.

  15. Captain Wildcat
    9:22 pm August 10, 2012 Permalink

    Excellent work Drew! Love it!

  16. JDH
    10:02 am August 11, 2012 Permalink


  17. Crean's object of weekend thoughts
    1:57 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    I would love to have video of Drew F. being interviewed by a serious sports writer. His dry sarcasm is awesome. CBS/HL/CJ all take themselves so serious it hilarious. KSR vs. “Them” is like the kid who thinks he is so smart but the intelligent people poke fun without him knowing.

  18. Cats7-6
    9:39 pm August 11, 2012 Permalink

    -steve scott and nate say- “keep my name out your filthy mouth” … “u know what you did Matt, we never got our prizes”

  19. Wigmon
    1:02 pm August 12, 2012 Permalink

    There ain’t no “Beef-o-Brady’s” in Palomar anymore… it’s called Jay’s and they may not be so welcoming next time you want to hang out there is you can’t publish their name right… just sayin.