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KSR Tour Stop #7: Russell Springs (Tuesday Show Thread)

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The KSR Tour of Affiliates rolls into Russell Springs this morning, where Matt and Drew will take over The Cove Steakhouse for two hours of non-stop C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS. Come join them as they talk about the hate between Rick Pitino and John Calipari, Kyle Wiltjer, Mark Stoops, Nerlens Noel, and much more.

If you’re in the Russell Springs/Jamestown area, stop by the show for a chance to win two tickets to a home UK basketball game next season from GuyOnTheCornerTickets.com.

Or join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080.

You can catch KSR at any of the following stops…

July 3: Somerset……….Mr Gatti’s
July 4: HOLIDAY
July 5: HOLIDAY

July 8: London…………Weaver’s Hot Dogs
July 9: Monticello……..Conley Bottom Resort
July 10: Augusta, Ga…….PEACH JAM
July 11: Augusta, Ga…….PEACH JAM
July 12: Augusta, Ga…….PEACH JAM

July 15: Bowling Green…..Wright Implement/John Deere
July 16: Morgantown……..Final Finish
July 17: Madisonville……Hudson Toyota Chrysler
July 18: Morganfield…….Verlie’s Restaurant
July 19: Owensboro………Don Moore Toyota

July 22: Glasgow………..Glasgow Country Club
July 23: Danville……….Bluegrass Community Bank
July 24: Maysville………Big Rock ATV Park
July 25: Lexington………Lexington Legends
July 26: Louisville……..Safelite Auto Glass

Listen to Kentucky Sports Radio

KSR Affiliate List

WAIN (93.9 fm) Columbia
WHIR (1230 am) Danville
WCLU (1490 am) Glasgow
WJKY (1060 am) Jamestown
WLAP (630 am) Lexington
WFMW (730 am) Madisonville
WFTM (1240 am) Maysville
WKYM (101.7 fm) Monticello
WMSK (1550 am) Morganfield
WKJK (1080 am) Louisville
WKYH (600 am) Paintsville
WLSI (900 am) Pikeville
WPRT (960 am) Prestonsburg
WSFC (1240 am) Somerset
WTCW (920 am) Whitesburg
WBTH (1400 am) Williamson, WV

On Delay…

WBGN (1340 am) Bowling Green 3-5 pm
WKFC (101.9 fm) London 6-8 pm
WLBQ (1570 am) Morgantown 3-5 pm
WRIL (106.3 fm) Middlesboro Thur 8-10 pm
WPAD (99.5 fm/1560 am) Paducah 5-7 pm

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

124 Comments for KSR Tour Stop #7: Russell Springs (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. DrSayre
    9:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I dont know how hard or how much time consuming it would take Shannon to do this, but I think for July 4th, KSR should play a Best of John Short, because when I think of America, and great Americans, I think of John Short!



  2. UK_JB
    9:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    So whats the big news uncle matt? You can’t tease us… Anymore great tradio?

    Sears is closing in Faytte Mall… did they score a 59%? It always smell in that store. Hello… Fan Outfitters… Time to re-locate!



  3. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    10:00 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Happy Birthday to my good friend Ralph Hacker, we had a lot of fun at WVLK.



  4. Fake_Bill_Bad_Lamb
    10:02 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I think that is a great idea Dr! That’s my point of view.



  5. Kidnut
    10:04 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Man, I can’t believe Rick Pitino, John Calipari, Kyle Wiltjer, Mark Stoops, Nerlens Noel, and much more all hate each other. Can’t they just love one another?



  6. UK_JB
    10:08 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    The station may be licensed to Russell Springs but the tower could be in Jamestown.



  7. Laker Cat 18
    10:09 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    My hometown and the reason for the Laker in my KSR name.



  8. Fake_Bill_Bad_Lamb
    10:11 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Jim Nantz has a poster of himself in his bathroom, that’s my point of view.



  9. Kidnut
    10:12 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    They aren’t filming the documentary with their Droids?



  10. Caring
    10:13 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    7. This many people care about where you’re from and how you got your name: 0



  11. rabble rabble rabble
    10:13 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    meh, not an adam lefkoe fan.



  12. Laker Cat 18
    10:14 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    10. The fact that you made a comment in response tells me everything I need to know. Your welcome. I’ll sign autographs later.



  13. JBazz
    10:16 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I like the jabs Cal throws at Louisville because it’s good for the rivalry, but I’d like to believe Cal’s a good enough guy to rescue Rick if he was drowning. Plus that would be a pretty nice trump card for Cal.



  14. pittisntit
    10:17 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323936404578577752033384718.html?KEYWORDS=hoosiers

    Wonder when the parade is? It’s not often you are the worst ever!



  15. inlinefor9
    10:18 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Cal has 4 wins over Pitino and 1 loss while at UK. I don’t really think you can say this year is a rubber match.



  16. Mandy_Connell
    10:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Does Mitch McConnell hate Grimes?



  17. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s say Kyle stays at UK…does that change how the fans feel about him???



  18. Bluegrass
    10:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    What does “if he makes it through” mean? Like if he survives Russia?



  19. AnthonyBBN
    10:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hey Laker Cat 18, that’s pretty cool. Nice to know the name Laker actually means a lake is near by. I care. ;p



  20. Bluegrass
    10:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Does anyone else have a Joe Crawford flashback with all this Kyle stuff?



  21. Delk for 3
    10:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Oscar’s analysis is way off the mark. You would have to be a sociopath to watch someone drown without trying to help. I doubt Cal or Rick are sociopaths.



  22. Chris
    10:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t like the analog. I think either one would save the other so that they can hold it over the other that hey you wouldn’t be here without me.



  23. Paducah Patty
    10:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    If Rick had not taken the Louisville job and was coaching somewhere else, I would say he deserved respect from our coach and our fans but since he is at Louisville, he deserves no respect.



  24. jlee35
    10:24 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Hate is a strong word. I dont think Pitino and Cal “hate” each other. I believe they dislike each other. Matt Jones is the man



  25. Fake Steve Wariner
    10:25 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Tara Conner used to work at the Cove



  26. capnmonkey
    10:25 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Ahhhhh, hah ha ha ha.



  27. inlinefor9
    10:26 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is classic for radio



  28. Chaz
    10:26 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Coaching rivalries are good for both programs. OSU vs Mich was much better in the Woody Hayes vs Bo Schembechler days, for example. Also loved the Rupp vs Ray Mears days. The rivalry wouldn’t be the same if Cal and RP were best buds.



  29. classof68
    10:27 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Steve Wariner’s bio says he was born and raised in Indiana. It says nothing about KY except he knows Kyle Macy.



  30. 1st caller
    10:27 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    That guy is a great American. Standing ovation



  31. Awaiting Moderation
    10:28 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    So, Anyone think Tyreke is actually going to the Pelicans?



  32. Fake_Sue_Wylie
    10:28 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I heard Ryan had a poster of Saul Smith in his bathroom



  33. Shannon
    10:28 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    You nailed it, Matt. My pastor says that hating someone is like you drinking poison in hopes of them getting sick. Total waste of time and energy.



  34. FurdTurgason
    10:29 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I wouldn’t walk away and let them drown. I’d throw them an anchor. 🙂



  35. Paducah Patty
    10:29 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Cal was taking the high road



  36. Edd
    10:29 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    How does Cal feel about John Cheney?



  37. There is a Louisville fan at the cove
    10:30 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    There is a Louisville fan at the show today. His name is Jerry.



  38. njCat
    10:30 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t think Cal cares too much for Don Chaney either…



  39. njCat
    10:31 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    thks 36… ‘John’ Chaney.



  40. DCWildcat
    10:32 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    The argument I get for my UofL friends, that we bet the twice by 6-8pts and they had Kyle, well the switch Kyle for Luke and Luke is the difference maker!! I think that is hogwash!



  41. Paducah Patty
    10:34 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Steve Warner has a song called Lost Highway. Would be a good one to play.



  42. Drew's Hangover
    10:35 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Caller has the Travis Ford is a RP want to be. I’m from Madisonville and Ford is and was a Jerk!!!!



  43. Paducah Patty
    10:35 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Or I think it’s Life’s Highway



  44. Ole D-white
    10:35 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    When we beat LOSERville at Rupp, the LOSERville fans are just going to use every excuse they can other than we’re the better team (in EVERY aspect), to justify why they lost to us. So I don’t call it a rubber match. Maybe if by some chance, they made it to play us in the championship game, I’d consider that the rubber match.



  45. AnthonyBBN
    10:38 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    #36 and 39, it’s more Don Chaney isn’t fond of Cal.



  46. DrSayre
    10:39 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Can you guys do a interview at the same time where you’re on both shows? Or can that not happened because the stations wouldnt do it?



  47. Bluegrass
    10:39 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Story = FAIL



  48. Jax Teller
    10:40 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    That’s a cool story bro.



  49. rabble rabble rabble
    10:40 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    this story sucks



  50. James
    10:40 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Want a good laugh about Jim Nantz? I’m a UK student and saw him in New Orleans on the Sunday night before the National Championship. He was drunk walking back to his hotel and did the C-A-T-S chant with us. Great stuff.



  51. inlinefor9
    10:41 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Radio calls are like wedding toasts. If you are going to tell a story, it has to be about 3 sentences long.



  52. UK_JB
    10:42 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I’m just a SQUIRREL Trying to get a nut and that what the caller was… says C&C music factory.



  53. Ole D-white
    10:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I just lost IQ points listening to that squirrelly story.



  54. Real Steve Wariner
    10:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Im here at the Cove and I have a question: If someone gets ranch dressing on my shirt will the Cove cover my dry cleaning or will you guys?



  55. Paducah Patty
    10:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    It’s like DeMarcus, he is great with the fans and the kids and everybody wants to paint him as an awful guy. I love Cousins and Noel.



  56. bigcat312
    10:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    the girl and her husband that Nerlons took out to dinner in NYC is originally from Bardstown, KY



  57. rabble rabble rabble
    10:43 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    the nerlens is a bad dude all came from his aau coach that has a lot of northeast media connections spreading rumors b/c he was mad noel went to UK instead of syracuse.



  58. JTurn4
    10:45 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Why on earth are UofL fans listening to this? We’d never dream of listening to one of their shows.



  59. JTurn4
    10:47 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Do they even have shows? I don’t know



  60. AnthonyBBN
    10:49 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    #58 it is because they can’t be happy, they go looking for things to make them mad.



  61. Chaz
    10:49 am July 2, 2013 Permalink


  62. Ukato80
    10:49 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Yeah, but Matt, Pitino losing in the NCAA also gave us Billy Gilespie.



  63. UK_JB
    10:50 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Earworm



  64. Delk for 3
    10:51 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    The media has a way of painting these athletes in a bad light. The perfect example? Rob Gronkowski. The guy is just a kind, fun, and somewhat wild guy who loves to party. The media wanted to make the tight end out to be a problem for the Patriots, but then the other tight end, Aaron Hernandez, goes and kills a dude (or two) and now it’s clear who really was the problem on that team.



  65. Kidnut
    10:52 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I find that thinking of Xavier McDaniel does the trick for me.



  66. Patrick
    10:52 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe the Nerlens Noel rumors that got spread around before the draft got started by teams out of the top part of the draft so they could get a shot at him. The injury already had teams concerned but having rumors about your character may have pushed it even more.



  67. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:52 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    That’s a pretty good Joe B



  68. sushi chef
    10:52 am July 2, 2013 Permalink


  69. O T I S
    10:53 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    BBN meltdowns beat any radio orTV show
    and there were many last year and there will be many more this year



  70. CATfish
    10:54 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Fake Joe B sounds like Turley Curd!



  71. Bluegrass
    10:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I went to High School with one of Denny’s (many) sons – Scott Crum.



  72. J A Brooks
    10:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Its not night court that clears your head its the peoples court…

    Peoples court matt!!!



  73. Delk for 3
    10:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    71 – Where was that? Eastern?



  74. UK_JB
    10:56 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Life’s Highway – Steve Wariner



  75. UKJon
    10:57 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Never even heard of Steve Warner



  76. Rockfield, KY
    10:57 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Steve Wariner does a lot of Chet Atkins tributes. If you know anything about playing guitar, you know that you have to be in the top 0.01% of guitar players in order to play Chet Atkins. The guy can play anything on the guitar.



  77. Mr.Handsome
    10:58 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I hope fake Joe b becomes a recurring caller. He was brilliant.



  78. Kidnut
    10:59 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Steve Warner is a wonderful talent, I can’t get enough of Isn’t She Lovely and I Just Called to Say I Love You.



  79. Drew's Hangover
    11:00 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Saw a 2014 mock NBA draft and it doesn’t have Alex P in the first round. First projected UK Player is at 4.



  80. Bluegrass
    11:01 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    DuPont Manual High

    In the 4 years I went to school with Scott, I only saw his dad at Graduation, and the entire ’99 UofL team was in attendance as well.



  81. Chaz
    11:02 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I anticipate some blowouts this bb season – do readers think Cal will use a mop-up crew, i.e. Polson, Hood, Willis, etc or does he stick with the starters? We have some history of late game injuries such as Lamb and Liggins in 2011, would hate to see that with an elite player.



  82. classof68
    11:04 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Steve Wariner’s best album: “I Am Ready”. I still can’t find anything in his bio’s about his KY connection, other than he knows Kyle Macy and was inducted into the KY Music Hall of Fame.



  83. Cats, Cats, Cats
    11:06 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Not a country music fan at all, but Steve Wariner is an amazing talent. Beautiful voice, and a website says he is one of only four guitar players in the world to be awarded the Certified Guitar Player award by Chet Atkins.
    You need to give him a listen, Matt.



  84. UK2K
    11:06 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    81.Stop, a history? 2players in 4 years on freak plays?



  85. Anthony D
    11:07 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Colin Cowherd is making fun of UK letters to Elam, right now



  86. J Dub
    11:07 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Where is Turley these days?



  87. Fake Steve Wariner
    11:08 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    After looking at your green shirt, I can close my eyes and still it. It’s that bright folks



  88. J Dub
    11:08 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Fake Joe B (FJB) needs to be a regular for sure.



  89. Kidnut
    11:09 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Drew, if you visited one of the top 20-30 UK web sites more frequently you would have learned about those camps earlier.



  90. jojo
    11:09 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I hate it I could come out to see you all had to work. Just wanted to tell you Matt,Ryan,Drew,Shannon you all do a GREAT JOB. Love KSR



  91. UK2K
    11:09 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    79.Im looking at a Mock Draft now with Randle #2, and Poythress in Lottery, 4players in Lottery



  92. ukforever
    11:10 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    “Two Teardrops” is another hit of Steve Wariner’s.



  93. UK2K
    11:11 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Sadly Dilfer hasn’t been impressed last 2 days with Barker, he doesn’t have him in his Top 11 right now.



  94. Stoops
    11:12 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I have it from a strong source that there are eligibility issues with the Harrison twins. If this is true, would Matt even mention it on this site. I tend to doubt it.



  95. UK2K
    11:13 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    85. Who is Colin Cowherd and a lot of schools are sending bulk mail like that now



  96. UK_JB
    11:13 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    What? I thought it was POWER?!



  97. UK2K
    11:15 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    94. lol Then why are they at UK and enrolled?



  98. Delk for 3
    11:16 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I was screamed at by Jim O’Brien during a UK camp back in the summer of 1995. I wasn’t doing a drill right and O’Brien made every kid in Memorial Coliseum stop dribbling and focus on me. It took me about four times of doing it before I got it right. I was quite embarrassed. O’Brien just kept yelling, “NO!!!! Get it right!!!! Do it again.!!!!”



  99. Reality
    11:17 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    You can be enrolled and not eligible.



  100. WEAREUK
    11:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    How many times will it take fans to realize EVERY Top Recruit in the Country has their academic status dug into every year. Its nothing new



  101. Delk for 3
    11:19 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    94 — There is no issue. I just can’t believe there is. No way Cal would leave himself so exposed to such risk. UK would already know about eligibility issues and Cal would have already secured another PG.



  102. PittCat
    11:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    94) The taking tree in your delusional hallucinations would not qualify as a “Strong Authority”



  103. UKJon
    11:20 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Turning the show off at trivia time!



  104. Delk for 3
    11:23 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t know if you can accurately project the main starting lineup for this year. Andrew Harrison will start at PG. Julius Randle will start as the 3 or 4. That much is known. Other than that, I think the spots are up for grabs.



  105. Delk for 3
    11:24 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Those new drivers can make your ball go 300 yards if you are a decent golfer.



  106. WEAREUK
    11:26 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Wall and Bledsoe=Mudiay and Perkins



  107. Edd
    11:27 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    All Roy Williams has to do is take his shirt off. He can sit anywhere he wants.



  108. Matt Jones Must'a Forgot
    11:32 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Dumb to say Zeller sucks, Indiana top 2 picks this year will be much better than UK’s last year. Zeller dominated Anthony Davis both games and if the refs hadn’t taken Zeller out in the NCAA Tournament game then they would have beaten Kentucky in that game. Oladipo the same thing, dominated Michael Gilches Kidd in both games as well.



  109. Lamont
    11:33 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Forget Bodyshapes Medical, get Ageless Male



  110. Paducah Patty
    11:35 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Big East sounds like a D league team now.



  111. Ole D-white
    11:37 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    The Big East is changing their name to The Big Least



  112. Drew's Hangover
    11:37 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    91) Bleacher Report by David Daniel



  113. UK2K
    11:38 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    108. I know u cant be serious, same could have been said about the game when IU beat UK, if refs didn’t take Davis out UK would have won



  114. WEAREUK
    11:40 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    112. As you know their are a dozen Mock Drafts and as this year showed, none are accurate.



  115. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:42 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    My wife would kill this trivia game…



  116. IndyAlan
    11:42 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    @108 What games did you watch?? Davis was taken out of both games on terrible foul calls. Played less minutes in both games yet had more rebounds, blocks, and assists in both games. Zeller scored a few more points on several more shots, and was not a threat to defend the rim once. I watched first hand how scared the HOEsiers were to put up a shot inside the lane. I’d start on your Olidipo over Kidd-Gilchrist comment but I’m seeing your knowledge of the game is vastly limited. Must be too proud of the Sweet 16 rings to know too much else. IU becomesthe 2nd team EVER to have 2 top 5 picks and didn’t make it past the Sweet 16?? Had they not been celebrating a December Watford shot from 2011 you might have made it past the sad Sweet 16. Can’t imagine how dumb us BBN members would feel had we botched the title with Davis an Kidd-Gilchrist, glad we dont have to even imagine it, we’ll let the Loosier live it!!



  117. Have to say same
    11:45 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    I have to agree with the poster of 108, he is correct zeller and dipo will be better players than davis and gilches kidd in the association.



  118. Drew's Hangover
    11:46 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    114) I was just thinking how crazy some of these PROFESSIONAL reporters are. I make the prediction now that Wiggins WILL NOT be first pick. Shaabazz shows that High Scholl does not always transfer to College.



  119. Paducah Patty
    11:47 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Glad Handsome Jimmy hung up!!! I would not save him if he was drowning!!



  120. rabble rabble rabble
    11:49 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    worst. contest. ever.



  121. Paducah Patty
    11:51 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    This is classic KSR!!!



  122. Chaz
    11:52 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    @84 – Slow down, didn’t say “a history”, said “some history”. I’m just wondering if Cal needs to keep his killers in the game in the last two minutes when the game is already decided. Why risk an injury to a starter when the outcome is certain?



  123. Jax Teller
    11:55 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Nazr signs a 1 yr deal with the Bulls. He just keeps getting it done.



  124. Sebastian
    11:56 am July 2, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone else thing the ticket giveaway is rigged? Saving the best games for last to keep the crowds up.