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Joel Pett’s Interview with KSR was fun

KSR’s interview with Joel Pett was so absurd, it deserves its own post on the website. Pett called in to the radio show this morning to defend his editorial cartoon of Calipari’s trophy case, and he raised eyebrows at the station with his potty mouth and anti-UK agenda.

A brief recap:

— Facts aren’t important

— He doesn’t consider the jobs of co-workers in his work

— UK’s “alleged student-athletes”

Did I just hear that?

— Shannon The Dude hits the dump button

Have a listen…

And enjoy the entire show in today’s podcast…

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

102 Comments for Joel Pett’s Interview with KSR was fun



  1. DEasy
    2:12 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Joel Pett sucks.



  2. nassau65
    2:15 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    sounds like a wiener.



  3. Traditionalist
    2:17 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    When Joel got off the phone, he said: “Haters gonna hate. Get up off’em.”



  4. mateotemprano
    2:17 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    i actually thought pett argued his case pretty well.

    that does not change the fact that the LHL was suicidal in publishing it.

    great interview. now when do we get tipton on the air?



  5. UK FAN
    2:17 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    What do you expect from a Hard line Liberal from the north. I work alot in Ohio and some people from the north really hate people from Ky. I think this is more of a dislike for the state and Kentucky being a Conservative state more than just UK basketball. Pett knows hitting UK basketball will get most of the state in an uproar.



  6. Darryl Hill
    2:19 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m amazed at his foul mouth and his blatant anti-UK agenda, and the fact that he didn’t even attempt to hide either. It’s clear to me, assuming the LHL actually cares about integrity and standards, that this man has no business reporting in any way on UK. I think he should lose his job because of the way he conducted himself in this interview. I would be ashamed, if I were his editor or a higher up in the LHL, that this man represented my paper in this way. He’s an IU grad and an IU homer and facts mean nothing to him, he said so himself. He should move back home to Bloomington. I’m sure he could get a job easily up there with his hatred of all things UK.



  7. blitzedanddazed
    2:20 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    After listening to this idiot, Joel Pet is a bigger ass than I could ever have imagine.
    I would love to see this guy lose his job.
    He sounds like a bitter prick whose Daddy was a loser
    IU faculty member. Guys like Pett resent anyone that
    is successful in life. Calipari gives away more money in a year than this prick
    makes in a decade.



  8. Greg
    2:21 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    This guy serious admits that he doesn’t use facts. Wow, at least he admitted he has no credibility as a journalist… Matt called him out a fact for not using last years final four trophy. Loved it. Bitter IU fans who just jab about us losing in Bloomington. By the way thank you IU, you pissed our team off with your “elite” program move by storming the court on a last second shot. We then went on to drop 102 pts on you in the ONLY game we played against you in last year that had significant relevance on the season. While on the way to win our 8th NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. You seem to forget that part. Go over to Assembly hall and stand next to your Sweet 16 trophy case and snap a picture with your last second December win, your 3 games balls and your Sweet 16 trophy case. We will be busy framing our ESPN and SI magazines that say National Champions along with our photos holding the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP trophy with our coaches and players.



  9. Mark
    2:25 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    So what did he say during the dump?



  10. Bobb Gunn
    2:25 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    That ripping sound was 500 subscriptions of the Herald Leader…



  11. REAL BLY
    2:27 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    He’s from Bloomington…went to IU…his dad was a staffer at IU for 40 years or whatever……WHY IS HE WRITING FOR LEXINGTON HERALD???????

    GET THIS BUM OUT OF MY SIGHT!!!! Go get me a high school kid that can draw cartoons for $10 an hour and loves UK……BOOM!!! PETT…..YA FIRRRRED!!!!



  12. Big Blue 66
    2:27 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    calm down BBN, we have these words for everyon… thamel, knight, emmert, this jackleg….UK 8 Time and reining National Champs.



  13. Micah
    2:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    What a smug douchebag Pett is, I care much less for him after hearing this interview. Go work for a newspaper in Bloomington, if you want to trash UK. Did he write negative Ralph Sampson cartoon??



  14. Fake Todd Ziggler
    2:29 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    just canceled my subscription



  15. Rockfield,KY
    2:30 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I respect him for coming on the air, but how can a guy who looks and sounds like that call anyone a pussy. I’m pretty sure I heard that much come out of his mouth with no dump button.



  16. Chicago Chris
    2:33 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    There a plenty of liberal UK fans, people, calm down. That’s not what it’s about. That’s not what most things are about, despite what you’d like to think.



  17. uno clay
    2:35 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    i kinda like the guy



  18. greg
    2:36 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    boycott the paper….occupy LHL building!



  19. Micah
    2:37 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Check what out? NCAA representatives went to Noels school like they do for any kid that reclassifies. People are trying to blow it up because it’s UK related



  20. rjr
    2:38 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I felt Mr. Pett actually did OK arguing his side. Although I agree the LHL should never have published it. Incidentally, I think Matt made too big a deal out of the “non-disclosure” of the fact that he attended IU. Come on Matt, he’s a cartoonist!!! Are the cartoonists who draw Mohammed required to reveal their religion? Maybe Stan Lee should have revealed he was not actually a spider when he drew Spiderman.
    Cartoonists should not be held to the same disclosure requirement as hard news guys. That was silly.



  21. John Wilmhoff
    2:38 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    “A Day in the Life of Joel Pett”

    http://ksrcollege.com/?p=5873#comment-78602



  22. Captain America
    2:42 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Can you people stop with the Liberal crap? I’m a liberal and I hate him too. It’s not a liberal/conservative thing.



  23. Chicago Chris
    2:42 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    CHECK THIS OUT ASAP – apparently you didn’t read the article, which points out this is no big deal and no big surprise.



  24. Norwegian Woody
    2:44 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m just glad Pett did satirical cartoons about Knight’s reprehensible behavior at IU.



  25. joel pett
    2:45 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    i definitely said pussy on the air



  26. John O
    2:46 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Horrible argument. He was still 1 sided the whole time. “Where these kids allegedly go to school…for 1 year.” Also the dollar signs, sure he was hitting on the fact the NCAA is a billion dollar industry and not the fact that people say we pay the players to come to UK.



  27. Dee
    2:47 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    what was the dang word he used….for the dump button???? one letter



  28. Section 133
    2:47 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    29….AMEN!!



  29. Tom Seaver
    2:48 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    37 Go hang with Pett. Is Tennessee football on probation now?



  30. UK22
    2:49 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    At least he was a good sport to talk about the cartoon. However, Joel you are a complete tool. Its fine your not a UK fun but to stir the pot ESPECIALLY for the local paying customers of the newspaper who are more than likely UK fans is just ignorant. Go draw some more comics.



  31. Bucky Furgoo
    2:49 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    No problem with Pett expressing his opinions. Actually love his editorials. Just can’t believe how cliche and amateurish this one was. I would expect him to have something more relevant…



  32. Bucky Furgoo
    2:50 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    All he did was beat a dead horse…



  33. Dee
    2:50 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    as for JP….hey give the guy credit….he actually told the truth…..unlike most people who are biased….they lie and say they aren’t…(I’m looking at you Skip)…..he believes something….and said it….now I don’t agree with his comments….but let’s not get crazy….The real issue here…is the editors for the LHL….they need fired….I believe the LHL wanting JP to print this….they are of the belief any exposure good or bad for their paper…is still exposure….which is a good thing…..



  34. the Big Dog
    2:50 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Send him back to IU. The herald Leader should not permit the paper to be used for the personal agenda of one of its employees where there is npo possible public interest involved. I thought Matt did a good job in the interview. This is not a liberal/ conservative issue– just another Hoosier who can’t handle UK’s success.



  35. UK FAN
    2:53 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Its more he is a northern liberal with a chip on his shoulder. Go hang around northerns and atleast 50% of them will look down on you and hate you because your from Ky. This guy is arrogant and I can bet you he has made his fair share of conservative redneck jokes. Bottom line this guy hates everything Ky stands for.



  36. RYNO
    2:53 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Thamel was just on the SVP Show. He could not have been more vague and idiotic sounding. Of course Ryen and SVP didn’t call him on it, or the fact that the only “investigations” he does are about UK recruits.



  37. theWilkman
    2:54 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    My God, the liberal/conservative crap in the comments section on EVERY article is getting ridiculous. You people are quickly approaching yahoo news-worthy idiocy with your comments.

    I’m the 3rd person to ask this – what did he actually say for the dump? Could we get a first letter, a “rhymes with” or something? I’m curious to hear what the he said



  38. Charlie Day
    2:55 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    c’mon, people. facts are facts. you argue based on facts. being conservative or liberal doesn’t change that. the only difference between the two is which ones are ignored and which ones are used for those arguments. you can argue anything if there is a fact to support it.

    and pett is a douche nozzel.



  39. Bucky Furgoo
    2:55 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    “He doesn’t consider the jobs of co-workers in his work”

    And he shouldn’t. He’s an editorialist.



  40. Rick M
    2:57 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    And they wonder why McClatchy Publishing (LHL owner) is going bankrupt!



  41. Da Cayts
    3:00 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Maybe we shouldn’t be blaming the horrendous Herald-Leader for their poor work and anti-UK agenda. Maybe the blame lies with Mitch Barnhart, for allowing such bull s*** to take place. As much as I hate to say it, maybe he needs to take a page out of Jurich’s book and sack-up. Stop allowing this to happen. What would happen if a Louisville media member(s) did the same thing to UofL? They’d be covering sports in Alaska somewhere, and probably not even in the Anchorage market. Grow a pair Barnhart.



  42. Kidnut
    3:04 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    After listening again to the interview, I am not a fan at all of this guy. I didn’t like his little jab about players attending class and his whole attitude.



  43. Lex Boy
    3:04 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Has anyone ever seen this guy and Jerry Tipton in the same room??



  44. thatwuzzup
    3:08 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    and what does this have to do with being liberal again? Some of you people make me feel like I’m having a conversation at grandma’s bingo parlor.



  45. 49 Chevy
    3:09 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I agree. Enough with the liberal/conservative BS. Does everyone who says or does something have to be labeled?



  46. Crime Dog
    3:11 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Why does anyone care about Joel Pett at all? I can’t think of a job that is less important or less relevant than “dude who doodles for a newspaper.”



  47. thegoosewasgolden
    3:13 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    maybe i’m missing something but i don’t see this as a “liberal” v. “conservative” debate.



  48. laughable
    3:22 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Of coarse you libs dont want it to be about that because once again it shows what you stand for. If it was the other way around you all would be commenting every 2 seconds. Once again, it is laughable. I love it when you guys cant use your double standard. I bet its killing ya.

    NATIONAL CHAMPS!!



  49. Lemonsqueeze Murphy
    3:27 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Couldn’t agree more with Pett’s comment about business staying separate from editorials. He shouldn’t be concerned with the (unlikely) possibility that his views are going to cost another person their job. If this were the case (that he should consider the business ramifications before penning a cartoon) then he would only draw cartoons he was sure wouldn’t rock the boat and gain the ire of the populace, undermining the entire point of the editorial cartoon. My advice to my fellow UK fans is to not take things so personally.



  50. Joeboo
    3:27 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Would he had drawn that cartoon if Uk had not won the championship? After listening to the interview that came to me. Its odd he and/or LHL do not embrace the most exciting thing in Kentucky.



  51. Real Cats Fan
    3:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    47 – yeah, isn’t it fitting that he is working for the Herald Leader? Jurich would blow a gasket and send his goons down if the Courier-Journal ran a cartoon lampooning UL in that manner.



  52. BigBlue
    3:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    This has nothing to do with liberals and conservatives…why try to politicize everything lol…



  53. ShagOnSports
    3:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I sure hope that the cancellations are way up for that rag paper that I have not read in years. What a jackbutt!



  54. Biglaw Dawgin'
    3:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I kind of defended his cartoon yesterday under a whole First Amendment type argument, but after listening to this smug SOB, I’m totally against the cartoon. Unlike what I originally thought, the guy wasn’t just expressing an opinion of the minority, but he was essentially putting his own uninformed bias into cartoon form. Why is home/away so much better? What’s wrong with a player going to college for one year if their ultimate goal is to play professionally in the NBA? The rule says you have to be one-year removed from HS, so these guys play college to get better and get more recognition than going overseas. It’s no secret that’s what their doing, so why be mad about it? Because IU didn’t get them? Take that negativety elsewhere. I just kept waiting for him to mention how Cal was such a cheater and falter when Matt asked what violations he ever committed or was personally involved in, like every other Cal basher out there. “Uh, cuz man, he just cheats.”

    I agree with Matt that this dudes credentials needed to be disclaimed upfront. There wouldn’t have been near the uproar if it said, “Joel Pett is an IU grad from….” Then at least everyone would have originally thought “typical IU hater” and moved on.

    Last, to his point that he didn’t think about the cartoon in regards to the economic effect on the paper, how could you not? This is definitely different than any African cartoon, because WERE NOT IN AFRICA. Try writing a Jihad cartoon in Iran or Turkey and see how well that goes over. He would probably be fired and fired upon. Not that basketball in KY and religion in the middle east are equal, but both are take pretty seriously in their respective venues.



  55. Uk Jerry
    3:29 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Like how this prick tried to compare UK fans to the morons iu let’s in their games. This moron thinks hateful
    Is the same as spitting and trampling. Maybe we should duc tape him up inside a uk spiderman costume drop him in the middle of iu campus so he can really compair the fan bases. Then his own glorious IU faithfull can give it to him
    Up his saggy ass. And fill
    His potty mouth with pee



  56. Bob Loblaw
    3:41 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I surprised they can’t just bleep him out instead of dumping the feed.



  57. Bob Loblaw
    3:43 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    55 Sure, under the first amendment, he has the right to make the cartoon. On the other hand, we have the right not to purchase that rag of a paper and we have the right to complain about it.



  58. Blue4ever
    3:48 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    They probably printed the cartoon just to see if anyone was still reading their fish wrap? The best way to handle bitter unhappy people like Pett is to ignore them.



  59. Joseph Pulitzer
    4:12 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I still like Pett. It is good to have your beliefs challenged every now and then. The cartoon was pretty much harmless. Welcome to the off season as Matt cooks up topics for each day’s show.



  60. tsmithpage
    4:13 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    So many posting here are completely clueless. Pett doesn’t write for the HL, he draws editorial cartoons for it (and USA Today). @6, he doesn’t report about UK ever. He’s not a reporter. He draws provocative cartoons, which are designed to draw a response from readers (much in the same way Rush Limbaugh says outrageous things which most of you would probably support because Rush speaks the way you think). Pett occupies a very special niche for the paper and does exactly what they want him to do. AND, he’s been hated by conservatives in this town for many many years. A little dust up by a bunch of UK basketball fans over a relatively harmless cartoon isn’t even going to make a blip on the HL editorial board’s radar. I hope you guys enjoyed venting about him, because that’s all that is ever going to come of it.



  61. WKU Hilltopper
    4:18 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I like how he acted surprised that he wasn’t supposed to cuss on radio. What did he think? He and Matt were just having a discussion? lol



  62. Joe
    4:22 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Might as well close the comments section, it’s just a waste to read them anymore with all the politics.



  63. Walter Sobchak
    4:26 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Those rich f**ks! This whole f**king thing… I did not watch my buddies die face down in the muck so that this f**king strumpet…



  64. Fine
    5:04 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Can you imagine anyone wanting to stay married to him? I bet that is just all roses.



  65. RustyGriswold
    5:05 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Matt’s whole bit about “facts” seems strange. As Pett said, it’s an editorial. Hell, it’s a cartoon — he is trying to present an extreme opinion, he is trying to lampoon something he finds to be absurd. He’s not obligated to include the Final Four trip from last year, which he’d presumably cover in dollar signs anyway since he put them there to symbolize how college hoops is a billion dollar industry nowadays.

    I think the position Pett is trying to argue is absurd, although I’d like to see whomever just suck it up and make this IU series happen. Cal’s never been proven guilty of any wrongdoing and those dollar signs are, as some have said previously, just beating a dead horse (the IU-UK series cancellation presumably has at least something to do with $ as well). But canceling your paper because you don’t like it? Did you only subscribe to that paper to have all your personal opinions constantly reaffirmed? Pett doesn’t like Cal and he doesn’t care for what UK hoops (and maybe even college basketball in general) have become. Big deal.

    And this whole hypothetical about someone losing their job? Just absurd. By the same logic, the New York Times should never run anything critical of the Yankees.



  66. Ruppeat Offender
    5:22 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I worked at the LHL several years ago and was around Pett on occasion. I’m more surprised that he knows anything at all about sports than I am that he bashes UK. Dude was flaming, loud, sassy and wore leather pants. Leather. Pants.



  67. Will
    5:28 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Pett is hilarious… but smart.. he put something in cartoon form he knows is going to cause people to talk about it and now he is sitting back laughing at all of us. Bottom line.. he is pathetic… smart… but pathetic.. If he were a real man he would discuss something real instead of only doing something to stir the pot and make money.. he has done this his whole career.. so again.. smart.. but again pathetic.
    He would be the type of guy you would tap to run a business for you as long as you didn’t care what people thought about you… it would make money bc people would subscribe to his controversial hate.. but you would be disliked by everyone.. depends on what kind of person you are. The best fan in sports is an objective one. Sorry to say this guy is getting attention for being none of the above



  68. Mack
    5:30 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    He is just another patronizing, condescending, arrogant Elitist with his own self serving agenda who knows better than the lowly UK Basketball fan. I know I did and I think everyone enjoyed the lecture by a superior individual.



  69. luckyinKy
    5:32 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Its an editorial. We shouldn’t be afraid or angered by opinions, even if they are opposite of our own.



  70. Nate
    5:40 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Honestly, I thought on the two main contentions, Joel Pett didn’t look that absurd. On the contention that it was not a smart business decision, the answer he gave is the right answer. The editorial side and the business side of the newspaper shouldn’t overlap. Even while hammering home that contention about losing someone a job, Matt even admitted that the cartoon probably didn’t equal that many cancelled subscriptions, in all reality. So was it a $50,000 editorial? Highly, highly doubtful, and Matt would even agree. And so even in a ridiculous hypothetical question that didn’t need to be answered, Joel’s answer of distinction between editorial and business side made sense. So to hammer home on that point seemed overdone.

    The second contention of needing to come clear about his background doesn’t make sense either. He has the position as editorial cartoonist, and has every right — obviously as Matt said — to share his opinion. It stops at that. Editorial cartoons would be very stupid and boring, even from the good cartoonists, if the cartoonist had to explain his whole past history regarding the opinion presented. A cartoon’s a 5-second opinion and stands and falls on its own.

    Don’t get me wrong — the cartoon was shortsighted, a poor attempt at humor, probably a joke that wouldn’t get a laugh, much less a response, if told to 15 friends at a bar (as Joel suggested). The language in the interview was uncalled for, as well. But the interview itself, outside of the language, was far from absurd.



  71. Mike S
    5:46 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Pett is to Tipton as Renly is to Stannis



  72. 3cats
    5:48 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    He was a dick then and he is a dick after! He is a arrogant Hater of UK sports. He should draw a cartoon of the cheaters in Bloomington, they are the team that was on probation for cheating the last few years. He could draw a piture of Knight chocking players… now that would be funning.The LHL only hired this guy because he hates UK as they do.LHL could not find anyone in Kentucky that can draw cartoons? Why would a person want to work in a town that they hate everything about? Do they not have News Papers in Indiana? It’s not just an opinion if it coming from hate. It’s almost as if the people at LHL are p off that UK won the NCAA’s.



  73. bluebiscuit
    6:09 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    You people who think the H-L should fire him, don’t you understand? This cartoon and the flare-up afterwards will get him a raise. This is exactly why he is on the staff. The H-L is happy about all of this attention they are getting. They think they have done something thought-provoking. Reaction to the cartoon confirms to them that we are all just a bunch of goobers who need to be taught a thing or two. I do think Pett has some guts to go on the show, and wonder why he could — I thought the H-L stopped its sports guys from coming on the show, so wonder why Pett got to?



  74. UKAlumnus
    6:24 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I’m a fan of Matt Jones and his show, and generally I agree with him and his on-air crew on most issues surrounding UK basketball and Coach Cal. But I think this is being blown all out of proportion, and I suspect that the angle Mr. Jones was coming from–that such a cartoon alienates subscribers and threatens jobs; that it’s bad business for the paper–is a smokescreen for the fact that he simply didn’t like the gist of the ‘toon. If Mr. Jones has a problem with the business decision to run the ‘toon, he should have interviewed someone directly responsible for putting the content out there. I also thought that toward the end of the interview he more or less badgered Mr. Pett, coming off more like a tabloid reporter than anything else. And I don’t see that Mr. Pett is obligated to put his IU bona fides as an asterisk to this particular cartoon since we don’t know who he does or doesn’t support (he may be a secret Pepperdine fan for all we know). I don’t agree with the content of the cartoon, but Pett is an editorialist, not a journalist, and shouldn’t be put in the same class as the Pete Thaymels and Pat Fordes of the world.



  75. MHFaulkner
    6:31 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I hope no one throwing a fit over this thought that Muslims going after the cartoonist for drawing Muhammed was a bit much.

    This is ridiculous. It’s a cartoon. Get your panties out of a wad.



  76. Fake rob lock
    6:35 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Great interview. I think your question about the business aspect proved that he’s trying to get attention for himself and not thinking about anyone else. The responsibility to evaluate the business impact falls on the newspaper though, not the cartoonist. Just because someone has an opinion doesn’t mean it has to be published.



  77. Florida Evans
    6:59 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    i think the liberal/conservative thing is that liberals are often seen to disregard facts in their attacks.



  78. RustyGriswold
    7:06 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    What “fact” did he disregard? Pett isn’t obligated to include every single Coach Cal trophy — that’s not the point. It’s exaggeration, absurdism, whatever. It’s just artistic device.



  79. Fred
    7:39 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    Arrogant liberal prick. Typical of the dying media.



  80. Big Ern's Combover
    7:54 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    HAS ANYONE FIGURED OUT WHAT HE SAID TO EARN THE DUMP BUTTON?



  81. Jordan
    8:15 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    72) Does this make Pitino: Jamie with the white suit/white cloak?



  82. kfund
    8:19 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    I regret that I had but one subscription to give up from the Herald Leader….

    Years ago and have never gone back.



  83. bbhicknation
    8:59 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    funny shit…all you douche bags will quit following the news and current events of the world over a cartoon. F’n hilarious. Doesnt matter tho…you can get YOUR news from cal via twitter. #priorities



  84. #fact
    9:47 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    F this guy. And #84



  85. Mike S
    10:47 pm May 9, 2012 Permalink

    82…yes. K Sypher = Cersei.



  86. UK FAN
    12:02 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Pett is a fairy and the best day of his life is when Obama supported gay marriage.



  87. Reality_Watch
    12:30 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Pett is an infantile, inane, irrelevant, elitist imbecile. His juvenile, crudely-cartooned, “editorial,” opinions are so silly, so predictable, so myopic, and so ridiculous, that no one should pay them any attention. Who cares what Joel Pett “thinks”? Certainly, not me. How unprofessional for him to swear on a radio broadcast. His lack of class is telling and provides further insight into his true self. What a smug, arrogant, and miserable human being he must be. It must be difficult for him to go through life being incapable of ever being one of the “cool kids.” Therefore he seeks to punish everyone he secretly envies. Small, small mind. Even smaller man. That’s Pett in a nutshell.



  88. Really?
    1:16 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    All you guys calling for his head are insane. He is the only good thing the LHL has going for it. I don’t know why a Pulitzer prize winning journalist would even stay there to be honest. We are lucky to have him. You don’t win Pulitzer prizes for cartoons by going with the stream… sometimes you gotta ruffle a few feathers and everyone is making themselves look like babies by getting all worked up over it.

    We won the national championship, the joke is on Hoosier boy for taking the time to make one. It is basically no different than some dirty bird fan trolling on here, just to a larger audience.



  89. BradinMississippi
    2:30 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    The word that was dumped rhymes with hit. Actually it is hit with an s.



  90. PDX Cat
    3:28 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones: Hypothetically, if your cartoon was to abort 15 babies and and rob 24 grandmas how would you feel?
    What a joke! The cartoon came no where near costing the HL $50,000. That number is laughable. And the fact that Jones is so upset about it proves Pett’s point, that KSR and the HL are completely different. Like it or not, KSR is a UK cheerleading site. Yes, I love it. Because I am a UK fan. KSR is in no way subjective at all. Pett’s opinion is correct. The games should be played in Lexington and Bloomington. What a great atmosphere it has provided us the past two years. All of this talk about we’re not a traditional program so we’ll only schedule the best teams when we’ve got the best talent is embarrassing. Really wish UK/Cal would dominate the CBBall world after our National Championship, not run from it.



  91. #1ukfan
    4:44 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    All this backlash is ridiculous. This reminds me of the Danish cartoonist that drew “The prophet Muhammed” and had the muslims ready to kill him a few years ago. PDXCat hit it right on the head. Matt Jones is a bigger douche than Pett. That entire interview sucked.
    Also, Cal IS scared to play Indiana at Rupp and at Bloomington, he said so his self. “It’s all about protecting these players” = scared. It’s seems like KSR will back Calipari no matter what he does. I love Cal and I love UK too, but lets not lose our sense of reality here and that reality is, Cal doesn’t want to lose to Indiana at Rupp and he doesn’t want his freshman to get rattled in Bloomington again. He can blow as much smoke as he wants but anyone with half a brain can see what the reasoning behind his decision is. He would be one hell of a car salesman though, that’s all I have to say.



  92. Dose of reality
    6:04 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    92: Drop the #1ukfan moniker. It doesn’t fit. Try HOO HOO, or maybe Pett’s Backdoor Brother. There is equal justification for playing games in neutral sites, it just depends on your point of view. Sure, Bloomington was a pressure cooker this year, and UK lost on a last second shot. Look what happened on a neutral court. Which is more relevant to a national championship? Neutral court. Bigger venue = greater revenue for both teams as well, and the venue favors neither team. You seem to forget that alternating Indiana and Kentucky neutral sites was the norm for this rivalry for 20 years. Where do you get that “all about protecting the players” = scared? Miller and Teague both got knocked to the floor by crazed fans rushing the court in that crackerbox Assembly Hall. I wondered at the time why there hasn’t been more security in place to prevent fans rushing the floor in every big time college game. If one of our starters had received a season-ending injury in that melee, and you were their coach, would you support a long-term contract that affirmed that behavior and venue?



  93. Boomdaddy
    6:53 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Pett admitted that facts didn’t matter. I found that to be utterly amazing.

    The second thing that he said that caught me off guard is that he stated his paper is accused of being a big booster for UK. Really? The home of Jerry Tipton? The Lex Herald is guilty of ripping UK every chance they get with articles rife wih negative points of view, but also print out pictoral specials of the Kentucky teams so them can sell a lot of papers. Boosters of the program? The Lex paper is considered anti Kentucky by the majority of UK fans that I know.



  94. B'town Cat
    7:17 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think we found a bigger douche bag than Richie Farmer….



  95. HackRichards
    8:04 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    I find it interesting that PETT only cares for his cartton and NOT for anyone who may lose their job other than him. Any person that may lose their job directly caused by him and his cartoon. Typical LIBERAL mentality.



  96. Hit an
    9:55 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, can you post the number of subscriptions that have ended since the story ran?



  97. Whatever
    11:51 am May 10, 2012 Permalink

    #97 – probably 0. If you didn’t like the paper already, you probably didn’t subscribe to it in the first place. I bet the Herald loves all the publicity. Never understood why the Herald should be viewed as a cheerleader for UK, going back to the 80s scandal.



  98. #1ukfan
    1:59 pm May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Dose of stupidity, why don’t we just play every game on a neutral court then! Who cares about where it’s been played in the past. I like having them come to Rupp and I like having the chance to beat them in front of all their asshole fans. That’s another thing, quit crying about the fans rushing the court. It’s not like thats going to happen every other year, you’re scared to.
    HackRichards, You sir are retarded. How is that a LIBERAL mentality??? You have it backwards, liberals actually care about people. He is doing his job, besides, that was a stupid hypothetical question. No one is going to lose their job because this guy drew a freakin cartoon. To say he should think of his co-workers when drawing his cartoons is just ridiculous. But then again, most of the people posting on here are ridiculous as well.
    All you people are a bunch of cry babies.I think you all need to take a step back, look at the big picture and ask yourself “how important is this really?”. A newspaper in the heart of Kentucky cannot harm UK. IT’S IN THE HEART OF KENTUCKY. No one should care what this guy thinks.



  99. uk6
    3:56 pm May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Oh and the majority of a newspapers revenue is from advertising not subscriptions …



  100. uk6
    4:16 pm May 10, 2012 Permalink

    Well if u want class take a look at how recruits are treated when they choose another school over UK.. just read their twitter feed.. I guess ksr doesn’t like facts either.lcals 2 vacated seasons big biz NCAA or the fact that Cal’s scared to play on the road… again how is iu rushing the court any different than uk rushing field against Tennessee or a fan blowing a whistle to stop play ..



  101. rvruk1
    4:54 pm May 10, 2012 Permalink

    You always have to consider the source when trying to understand people and when the source comes from Indiana there is no source. I dont know why any UK fan would care about any of this stuff because we are on top and will be for sometime, National champions in men basketball, womens bball team went to final 8 , baseball team ranked in top ten and overall are entire sports program is ranked No. 2 overall in the country at this time. Indiana is the program that didnt want to continue the series and they pulled the plug not UK or BBN so dont worry about the petty stuff that all other programs worry about … we dont need to worry they all worry about UK and BBN.