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Mike Pratt is in the house! (Tuesday Show Thread)

Is there anything better than talking Kentucky basketball with Mike Pratt on a Tuesday morning? I think not. Listen in as Matt and Mike break down the Cats’ big matchup against the Vols tonight.

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

Topics include:

— Low down dirty snitches

— Jarnell Stokes’ stretching techniques

— A visit from our old friend Bomani Jones

— More good news for Kentucky football?

— Much more…

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132 Comments for Mike Pratt is in the house! (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:55 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I am a little worried what uncle matt said last night: “kissing like a 7 year olds in church camp”?

    Also Louisville you’ve earned #1. Now you know what it’s like to have all that pressure that BBN goes through EVERY year with EVERY future game. Just sayin’!

    I think we will win tonight by 2 biggins’

    Anymore news if the house has passed the UK upgrades?



  2. Master_Hash
    9:57 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know when College Game day tix go on sale?



  3. Buck
    9:58 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Speaking on not improving on Free Throw %, look at D Cousins last night. 12 for 12. Tell me he hasn’t improved since his time at UK. It can be done. Looks like Noel is also improving.



  4. Richie Farmers Mustache
    10:00 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone notice anytime KSR does a football piece if you go to Cats Illustrated you can find the post copied verbatim with player pictures added and thats it?



  5. UK_JB
    10:03 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone heard about Jay?



  6. G-Unit
    10:04 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    4 – I too have noticed that. Can these KSR writers not do their own research and create an original post? Oh no, that would take too much time and effort, much easier to log into Cats Illustrated and use the ol copy and paste.



  7. Bluegrass
    10:05 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Looking forward to this show today!



  8. Jj
    10:06 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Cost us a recruit



  9. G-Unit
    10:06 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    BTW,Woulard is now taking an official to UCLA on the 25th…



  10. Fake_Dan_Cummins
    10:06 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Who is ready to go to Paris?!



  11. G-Unit
    10:07 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    8 – YUP



  12. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:07 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Just got some new headphones for the desk at work. Matt, your nose whistle sounds great!!!



  13. PinkUKfan
    10:08 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Last year I had to listen to the UK-UT game on my phone using an app I downloaded in a panic because the power went out in a freak accident. I am hoping to watch the game on TV tonight while donning my UK Snuggie instead, and watching UK get a much-needed victory tonight. Let’s go Cats!



  14. big j dawg
    10:08 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    is ryan on today? remember ryan, your tasks for today.
    1) Add value
    2) Pay attention
    Not too hard, but I have faith you can come around



  15. G-Unit
    10:09 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    1 Word will help this team drastically

    “ZONE”



  16. G-Unit
    10:10 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Harrow took 3 HORRIBLE SHOTS after we came back that killed momentum



  17. Scott
    10:11 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Well put Mr Pratt. Players do not call out teammates to the public!



  18. G-Unit
    10:13 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    MAtt you didnt ruin football recruiting, but that recruit did not want his name out that he was on campus. Which you ruined…



  19. HBK
    10:14 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Archie needs to watch film of Joe Johnson. That should be his game.



  20. St. Paul Raiders
    10:15 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Smooth his back out too.



  21. J in Orlando
    10:15 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    15 If the effort and communication is not there a zone will not work…if the effort and communication is there we dont need to play zone…



  22. Scotty B
    10:15 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    18 which recruit?



  23. WildcatByTheGraceOfGod
    10:16 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’ll betcha a nickel that Mr. Pratt says that this team will get it together by tournament time and be a force….they’re still learning is what I’m hearing him say.



  24. bung
    10:16 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mike…what’s wrong with our fast break?…



  25. Scott
    10:16 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Kyle needs a mile wide mean streak.



  26. G-Unit
    10:16 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Marcus McWilson



  27. Trey
    10:18 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I wish UK would wear these vintage uni’s for a game or two. It would be awesome!



  28. Richie Farmers Mustache
    10:19 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt just sometimes doesnt realize its sometimes better to just keep your mouth shut…



  29. WestWorld
    10:20 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mr. Pratt. Has Ryan Lemond been a disappointment this season? 😉



  30. Atlas
    10:21 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Crossfire Hurricane on HBO



  31. Fake_Bill_Bad_Lamb
    10:21 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Question for Mike… What’s your point of view of tonights game? That’s my point of view.



  32. BigBlueAces
    10:21 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    27, Those are sweet…However, they are from the ABA’s KY Colonels if I’m not mistaken.



  33. bung
    10:22 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    that’s a Ky Colonels uniform…



  34. Charlymerfee
    10:22 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, Rolling Stones show was Crossfire Hurricane on HBO



  35. CardinalTime
    10:23 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    LOOK WHOSE #1. You are gelous. Just admit. Maybe UK can try next year… hahahahahah GO CARDS!



  36. LynchMobJr
    10:23 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Alex Poythress reminds me alot of Scotty Hopson. All the potential in the world but seems to just lack giving the effort. I hear a lot of the same grips about Alex as I got from UT fans about Scotty



  37. Panic
    10:24 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    An “L” tonight and we can officially hit the panic button.



  38. lexlady
    10:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Add “orange” to the words that make Matt really sound like he is from Eastern Kentucky. Also instead and Tennessee.



  39. BigBlueAces
    10:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    35…Yes, we are so “gelous” of your lack of knowledge on how to use “who’s” and “whose”. Your (you’re) a JENYUS*!



  40. CardinalTime
    10:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    wimpycats will be crying voluntears tonight!



  41. cats1068
    10:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    35- When was the last time U of L won a championship? That’s right, over a quarter of a century ago.



  42. Reality
    10:26 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    They’ll be a force in the tourney? Lol That requires the team to actually make the tourney. And right now it ain’t looking good.



  43. wildcatcpa
    10:26 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    How the heck can Ryan Harrow call anyone out? He basically gave up on the team early in the season.



  44. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:26 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt might keep up with attractive women, but attractive women don’t keep up with Matt!



  45. Earache
    10:27 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe we should give the husband/boyfriend of the woman wearing orange all the heat. If my wife tried walking out the door wearing orange when we were going to a UK basketball game, I’d make her go back and change.



  46. Craig
    10:27 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    The row behind uk’s bench looks like a garbage truck workers convention. Like that puke inside of a pumkin orange.

  47. Gotta love that old ABA red, white & blue ball as well as the Colonel unis!



  48. j. dinkle
    10:30 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Jon hood, this year’s Perry stevenson



  49. ktmiln2
    10:34 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Rondo messed around and got a triple-double, today was a good day.



  50. Gypsy Robyn
    10:39 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Has the showthread crashed? Mine is stuck on 49.



  51. bung
    10:41 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mike…when will we utilize the fast break more??



  52. Missed it
    10:41 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Who did the “calling out” of teammates?



  53. Mike Honcho
    10:42 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, It sounds like a father talking to his son when Mike says your name. “Matthew” sounds like you do nothing but disappoint him…..



  54. DANTHECAT
    10:42 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt…NO way in hell is Goodwin a top ten pick in the draft..!!!



  55. Jacob From Greenup
    10:43 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’m a student at GCHS this is the 2nd day in a row that we have had a threat on our schools. Yesterday we had a bomb threat today an intruder threat. Please keep us in our thoughts and prayers.



  56. CardIdiot
    10:43 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    4 and 6 – I’m glad KSR keeps me from having to go to Cats Illustrated or any other site. I come here bc the posts are funny, and I prefer a one-stop shop for all my UK news. So whine all you want about copying and pasting, but most of us couldn’t care less. And if you don’t think they put enough time and effort in on this site, why are you here?



  57. CardIdiot
    10:44 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    bc I keep up with UK news more than I keep up with Louisville news!



  58. Gypsy Robyn
    10:45 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    #52, Ryan Harrow



  59. Turner the Burner
    10:46 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Things that will have/will lasted longer than U of L’s time at number 1:
    Yokozuna’s time as WWF Champion
    Mambo #5’s time at the top of the charts
    Randy Moss’ time with the Vikings….for the second time
    Mayfly lifespan
    George O’Leary’s time as Notre Dame’s coach
    The time it takes me to get a Powerball ticket…and lose
    2012 Phenomenon
    The bacon shortage
    Billy Donovan’s time as the Magic Coach



  60. Rockfield, KY
    10:46 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I think G-Unit needs to be the football recruiting contributor. He’s been giving us more info lately than anyone.



  61. Bob Loblaw
    10:47 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mike Pratt knows what he is talking about on the NBA draft situation and he just mentioned what I’ve been saying about being a “visitor” and have a “career”. He said it better than I have been saying it. I feel you are hurting the guys that shouldn’t be going by pushing them out the door.



  62. St. Paul Raiders
    10:47 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Wow, running the KSR ad on iHeart that mentions Joker.



  63. Hal
    10:48 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    may want to update that “new era in UK sports” ad



  64. LMAO
    10:48 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Update your ads Matt you still run a Ksr ad labeling joker as a new era



  65. Larry's Droid
    10:48 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Providing the newest and latest info for KSR’s commercials



  66. Kidnut
    10:49 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    When I was in elementary school the high school behind me had a bomb threat 2-3 times a week.



  67. HeshimuEvans'2ndGradeTeacher
    10:49 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    So far Camp Cal seems to be working as good as the fat camp I went to at Mcdonald’s. I really don’t think Alex Poythress is “getting on board” with the constant screaming throughout every game. Just a thought.



  68. danthecat
    10:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt.PLEASE get Joker’s name off that info for the show!!…This program is terrible because of his tenure here…John Calipari and Mark Stoops !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  69. Edd
    10:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Has this ever been addressed: why is there no row I in Rupp?



  70. Hal
    10:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    i had bomb threats on april 20th my fresh & soph years of high skool. that was 12 years ago, matt. not that far off from you



  71. doubleDfence
    10:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY in 2009: Jodie Meeks scores 54 points and breaks Dan Issel’s all-time single game scoring record in a 90-72 win over TN. I think this deserves some recognition today.



  72. Rockfield, KY
    10:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt doesn’t put expectations on the team. He is a guy with a website. We can all think for ourselves, unless you don’t have a brain.



  73. CvilleWildcat
    10:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    The Greenup student actually said thoughts and prayers. It’s ok to say the word prayers, Matt.



  74. Smitty
    10:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Put him on the bench? As if we have other players to stick in there



  75. JBazz
    10:53 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Peyton Siva is the only player in the country that’s in foul trouble before the game starts.



  76. B-Lord
    10:53 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    “World Class Glass”



  77. B-Lord
    10:55 am January 15, 2013 Permalink


  78. HBK
    10:56 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I loved Chris Jackson until he wouldn’t stand up for the anthem. Drazen Petrovic was another incredible shooter from that era.



  79. Cotton Mash
    10:56 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Ask Mike to tell you how big of dumps San Antonio,
    Indy and others were during his ABA days and pre-NBA.
    Louisville was a much better city then.



  80. Bob Loblaw
    10:57 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    If a caller said that Nerlens should be the only one to leave for the Pros, Matt would have treated him like he was an idiot.



  81. carol
    10:58 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Welcher should foul more. What is is doing not working



  82. The Big Blue Needle
    10:58 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Hope to see all of the KSR family at the Roundball Bash after the UK-LSU game, Jan. 26 in the Hilton’s Bluegrass Ballroom. Check it out at roundballbash.com



  83. cats1068
    10:59 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, the whole team’s defense is turrible. Kyle is the worst of the bunch but as a team we can’t stop the ball off of the dribble, leave shooters wide open and we can’t defensive rebound either. Cal and others singling out Kyle for his defense and not singling out others for their piss poor defense is ridiculous. The WHOLE team can’t play defense.



  84. B-Lord
    11:00 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Not the same Gerald Glass…looks like he is World Class indeed…



  85. Proud Pike
    11:00 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Mike Pratt in a member of The Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, along with the leading scorer in Kentucky Basketball history, Dan Issel #boom



  86. Laker Cat 18
    11:00 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    81. LOL. That’s funny right there.



  87. James K
    11:01 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    The Geico commercials about your money clip not having hands is the single most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard. I’d love to go to the ad agency that writes their commercials and slap each one of them in the face.



  88. Grimer
    11:01 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    HAHA…[email protected] deleted his twitter account after he called Doron Lamb a retard and was. getting blown up by UK fans



  89. James K
    11:02 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’m glad we have Steve Cathan to tell us how apparel sales were this Christmas.



  90. big cat
    11:03 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I may be wrong, but show me where cal has PUSHED someone out the door that wasnt ready. You cant make these kids stay when they have it in their heads that they are nba ready. I wished the ones that arent projected lottery picks, would stay, however they have to make the final decison. Go big blue!!!!



  91. Jacob From Greenup
    11:06 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Update : there was a threat to the whole district. Gun threat. Ambulances and fire trucks here and they shutdown is highway 23. We are still on lockdown they say there are helicopters outside as well.



  92. woodworm
    11:07 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    if the kids weren’t ready then the nba wouldn’t pay them millions of dollars. that makes them ready.



  93. Master_Hash
    11:07 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone know when College Game Day tickets will be available?



  94. Rockfield, KY
    11:08 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    What if Alex, Archie, and Willie come back and we have 8-10 draft picks next year?



  95. Winston
    11:09 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Woohoo! Bomani Jones is coming on to sell more T shirts!



  96. Travis
    11:11 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Great show today! Mike is always spot-on in regards to his analysis and observations on the team, as well as funny as hell! Michael will definitely be making the #ShitSaidOnKSR this week.

    “I know the Cube.”
    “Bull your neck.”
    “Matthew.”



  97. Rockfield, KY
    11:11 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    aaron, andrew, marcus, dakari, james, archie, alex, willie, julius?, wiggins?



  98. Laker Cat 18
    11:14 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    94. Alex better cut the panties and put on his big boy pants if he even wants to sniff success at the next level.



  99. Travis
    11:16 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’m going to see Eric Bledsoe in Indy next month. Lob City vs the Tyler Hansboroughs!



  100. Ryan in NKY
    11:17 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Becca Greenwell shots 3’s cause there aint no fours



  101. Delk for 3
    11:18 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’d like to see a magic show at halftime at Rupp. Just sayin’



  102. Jay Bilas
    11:20 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone hear me on the Louisville/UConn broadcast last night say that Nerlens Noel was one of the best players in college basketball? Right after I said he was overrated in the same day.



  103. jj12
    11:21 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    56 I agree with you. That’s the beauty of KSR, the humor plus I don’t have to go to 50 different sites.I think we have the obligatory complaint from rival sites on these posts. Jealous much???



  104. Rockfield, KY
    11:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    98. I wonder if Cal is going to have to adopt a new style of handling him like he did with Harrow. It seems to have worked. It really sucks to have so many fragile players on this team. MKG wouldn’t approve.



  105. Stickman
    11:25 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    35.CardinalTime Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 10:23 am
    “LOOK WHOSE #1. You are gelous. Just admit. Maybe UK can try next year… hahahahahah GO CARDS!”

    You are “gelous.” Typed like a true cardinals fan. Thanks “CardinalTime” for not disappointing us. I knew you’d come through with the stupid, and you did.



  106. chad
    11:26 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    #97 add Ryan Harrow as well.



  107. CvilleWildcat
    11:26 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Have you ever noticed that when Matt welcomes a new caller and has to say there name a second time he is usually yelling at them. Example: Steve in Owensboro, Steve (no answer)STEVE!!!



  108. Bob
    11:27 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t forget Darius as a zone buster in the middle of the zone



  109. G-Unit
    11:27 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Rockfield, KY – Thanks man, I work hard to get this info.



  110. Bob
    11:28 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I think this team struggles against the zone because we hold the ball and look around too much. The key to breaking down a zone is making the D run around. That starts with ball movement , and penetration when it’s available



  111. Stickman
    11:28 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    And it’s “Look [u]who’s[/u]”, not that abomination of the English language to which you have subjected us.

    You see, this is why fans of that little junior college down the road are constantly (and for good reason) ridiculed by those of us who are fans of the superior program that is UK basketball. Not only can your program not challenge ours, your fans are no competition in the old smarts department; but then again, what would we expect from people who think flat-billed caps and line beards are a good look?



  112. Laker Cat 18
    11:29 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    104. You got that right buddy. Tough love works and it seems to be Cal’s technique right now with Poythress. I’m somewhat worried it may shut him off completely. Some kids respond different to authority/coaching than others.



  113. TulsaCat
    11:30 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Facts are to KSR as correct grammar is to Cards fans



  114. Delk for 3
    11:35 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I’ve coached at the high school level and I always ran plays against the zone in which the players “screened the zone.” I got most of this knowledge from watching Bob Huggins at a coaching clinic. The plays I learned brought my team instant offense against zones. It really was too easy to get open looks — that were sometimes right at the rim. For the life of me I don’t understand why Cal doesn’t screen the zone.



  115. Stickman
    11:37 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    112.TulsaCat Says:
    January 15th, 2013 at 11:30 am
    Facts are to KSR as correct grammar is to Cards fans

    Very true, TulsaCat.



  116. Sir Brandon
    11:38 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Good insight, Delk for 3. At the clinic, did Huggy bear screeneth the box of doughnuts?



  117. big j dawg
    11:38 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    is bomani saying Macadoo is our poythress or just is poythress



  118. TylerH
    11:42 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Why would UNC be a ‘compromise’ school for Wiggins? Do his parents just hate Kentucky? If they are using another school as a compromise to not get him to go to Kentucky, its not in the best interest of the kid, so do his parents want him to go to FSU because they went there or just so he won’t go to Kentucky?



  119. big j dawg
    11:43 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    People will say the telethon for Haiti was to recruit some Haitian 6 yr old



  120. Master_Hash
    11:48 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    102-I noticed that too.



  121. Delk for 3
    11:49 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    116 — No, but he was loving the small bags of chips they had.



  122. Ringo40503
    11:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Demarcus Cousins



  123. Anthony D
    11:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    G. Fitch



  124. Joe
    11:50 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    SMOOTH!



  125. Jerry
    11:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Jorts, no doubt



  126. Atlas
    11:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Bradley or Daniels



  127. Hair Plugs
    11:51 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    shagari alleyne



  128. Smitty
    11:52 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Josh Carrier



  129. Ringo40503
    11:53 am January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Just think if I could of actually got through..lol



  130. SeaCat
    3:02 pm January 15, 2013 Permalink

    Who is 10 in the picture?
    He looks familiar



  131. DoubleD
    6:34 pm January 15, 2013 Permalink

    I blame the problems with this year’s team on Sean Woods. He stole their swag with his comments to the media prior to the MSU game. If you go back and watch the first two games of the year you will see a different confidence and “swag” than the doubtful faces you see now. Woods said they acted like they had a sense of entitlement, well duh that is what makes BBN what it is. I want my team to feel entitled to dominate their foes. You cant be great if you don’t feel you are better than the rest. They must have took his foolish words to heart because other than Noel, they show no sense of entitlement to the BBN. Even the players that are performing are not exhibiting the same confidence and “swag” that the did in Big Blue Madness, Blue White games, exhibitions, Maryland, and Duke games. Don’t let Woods steal our swag!!