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Put the bottle down, let’s talk about this

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This is becoming a bit of an unhappy trend. Call it Memorial Magic or crappy defense but losing these road games has got to stop. Lots of stuff to talk about in this one: Jorts beginning to reemerge offensively, Darius Miller’s injury, three point defense, all things DeAndre Liggins and the Kryptonite to this team that is the distribution of single colored free t-shirts. Make your voices heard, call up Matt and company on WHAS 840. You can utilize the power of the internet by listening here and you can add your two cents by calling (502) 571-8484.

Article written by Matthew Hays

90 Comments for Put the bottle down, let’s talk about this



  1. ashland
    4:10 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    first



  2. BPsycho
    4:11 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Los Links Los Links!!!!! Clicko Los Link!



  3. BPsycho
    4:12 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #1 Yes but did you Clicko Los Link???



  4. Bluebleeder
    4:13 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    What the hell is wrong with us? We need to get it together SOON!



  5. Reality Check
    4:14 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Cal went to 3 NIT’s and had 2 NCAA first round exits during his first 5 years at Memphis. It took the good teams leaving CUSa for the BE and WWW buying players for him, in order for Cal to win. He fooled everyone by beating up on JV suads like Rice and UAB.



  6. deer boss
    4:17 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    5…i agree, let me buy you dinner…and leave you with the “check”…eat me.



  7. Question
    4:19 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Do the players respect Cal? I mean he demands so much from the players, yet he is fat and out of shape himself. Cal shouldn’t demand out of his players what he is unwilling to do himself.



  8. Townie
    4:19 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Oh no! We suck again!



  9. BPsycho
    4:19 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #6 Lol That’s an old jewish joke.



  10. bluebayou
    4:21 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    7)Cal works out all the time I know he looks fat compared to your std shriveled up coach



  11. Jerry Topolski
    4:23 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    did ya see over on the kentucky sport radio? that BPsycho called Cal a dirty jew



  12. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    4:23 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    People always want to blame somebody.

    Blame the guys guarding Vanderbilt players if you have to. Blame Liggings, our best defender for allowing his man an inch to get off the 3.

    I thought our defense was good (until we were forced to play Vargas due to Jorts fouls in the 1st half), but Vandy kept nailing 3’s.

    Could Cal have mixed up the defense? I guess. You don’t go zone against a team nailing 3’s though.

    This “Cal can’t coach” bandwagon needs to check it’s direction, as today we were simply out shot.



  13. BPsycho
    4:24 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #7 Hey 3rd grade, your fat jokes graduated years ago.



  14. Billy Donovan
    4:25 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I am rising to the top again! Cal is the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I know how to coach average players.



  15. LCC2015
    4:26 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    We are 5-5 with the best recruiting class in America. With America’s highest paid coach. Playing against kids who are required to actually go to class.

    UK Loses.
    UL wins.
    UNC Wins.

    Worst day EVER for UK Sports.



  16. BPsycho
    4:26 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #11 Dirty Jews? Never heard of such a thang.



  17. Chris Cross
    4:28 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Come on over hrrrrrrre and get another loss. I still love Tubby.



  18. Al's IndiCats
    4:29 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #5 Go suck on that hind tit you call DAD. Just worry about if your coach doesn’t knock up another skank at Porcini’s, or if your players get arrested….AGAIN. If you have anything to say just go to the VILE. That was old Sh!t you put on another blog. AGAIN, you LOSERVILLE folks are never original.
    LMFAO @7 If that were the case then I would expect every player on LOSERVILLE to knock up a skank, but it’s hard to have sex at a McDonalds, at least that’s what little Ricky 15 said.



  19. Reality Check
    4:29 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    The only way Calimari’s SYSTEM works is if kids bolt after one year.

    No way Gilchrist, Teague, Davis were recruited to come off the bench.

    Anyone who thinks these kids are sticking around is smoking crack.

    Wish we had Tyler Hansboroughs or Kyle Singlers on our team. Sadly, those days are long gone.

    Now, we’re stuck with stink Calimari.



  20. mike
    4:29 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    LOL…UL will be 10 spots higher in polls come Monday….poor Matt….hope you keep Cal..



  21. Kyle Singler
    4:30 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I love making buckets.



  22. deer boss
    4:32 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    dirty phil out of the bunker.



  23. Ms.Kentucky
    4:32 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Vandy fans showed no class with the FU poster



  24. sunnycat
    4:32 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    This UK team is soft. Vandy with 7 team fouls midway through both halves and the UK guards arent driving to the basket?????



  25. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    4:32 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #15 – LCC2015 – Go take your 1 + 1 = 2 philosophy to the horse racing industry and see how you fare.

    The best horses don’t always win. If they did, then Keeneland would be out of business. Since that’s the case, who do you blame there?

    Your equation self satisfies by overlooking the loss of 4 1st round draft picks.

    And what about UNC? If you were a tar heel, you would have already sold your season tickets after their 1st half of the season with a top 5 recruiting class and having not lost near as much as UK did last season.

    But then, if common sense and logic were to become the prevailing power within your mindset, then you wouldn’t have anything to do today would you?



  26. tim
    4:34 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    How much does it suck that we just lost to Little White Tinsley, while Louisville beat Syracuse? I sincerely hope this puts UK OUT of the top 25. Then maybe guys will step up and grow a sack.



  27. Just saying
    4:34 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    20. You do realize UL lost on the road and won at home this week, just like UK right. Im guessing UK drops to #19, and UL hangs in at #16.

    15. We didnt actually have the “best recruiting class”. That ranking was given to us WITH Enes Kanter, without him UKs class would rank maybe #7.



  28. I am Lonely
    4:35 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    @ The Guy…

    THANK YOU FOR PROVING MY POINT!

    “Your equation self satisfies by overlooking the loss of 4 1st round draft picks”

    We wouldn’t have mass exoduses year after year if Calimari didn’t pimp our program to the NBA. Your circular reasoning makes me think you went to LCC



  29. Jerry Topolski
    4:35 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    oh so reality check is the ghost of rupp. “calamari” is so lame. oh nice one bro you really burned him with that rhyme



  30. deer boss
    4:35 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    19….write David Stern and your local congressman and tell him the one and done is time to go. oh by the way…eat me.



  31. KY finest
    4:35 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    We dont have a major part of that # 1 recruiting class a**hole, Enes Kanter is an assistant coach now, You guys are idiots.



  32. kyartist
    4:36 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    5-11…WTF? trolls!



  33. Al's IndiCats
    4:36 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    19, it’s better than being with a coach who only God knows who he’s banging next…. Could be a man or could be a woman…who knows with your coach…..Him being a good religious man and all. Just be content on being little bro, then maybe….JUST Maybe you can go with us to the big dance….Now before you retort by saying you won today just remember, we whipped your sorry asses at the bucket…..NUFF said!



  34. Enes Kanter
    4:36 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    REMEMBER ME? I No LIke KeNTucky. Me WIsh to Stay in TURkey. HaHA. NCaa AlmOST LEt me PLay, EvEN Though I MAke so MUCH MoNEy in PROfessionAls.

    STUpid NCAa.



  35. deer boss
    4:38 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    give props to jenkins…he played a hell of a game. go cats.



  36. Just saying
    4:38 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    by the way people, in case you havent watched a single game this year Syracuse SUCKS, and Pitino has beaten Boeheim 10 out of last 11 games. So UL beating Syracuse at home is no mind-blower.

    Trust me, the Big East is way over rated, and its beat team (Pittsburgh) will be a second round knock-out. Watch!

    Of all the teams in the BigEast Notre Dame and UL actually have the best chance to make the Elite 8, Pitt/Cuse/Nova are so over rated its almost sickening



  37. Tubby Smith
    4:38 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Haha. I won a title my first year. What Did Greasy Cal do so far?

    Just checkin in.

    Miss me yet?



  38. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    4:39 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #28 – I am Lonely – “We wouldn’t have mass exoduses year after year”

    Document this for us…

    Your education level allows for time travel? And you prove points on this fiction?



  39. sunnycat
    4:39 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    28 Mass exodus year after year? This is Cals 2nd year. If it wasnt for Cal none of those guys would have left last year. Because none of those guys would have been at UK. Before Cal TOP 100 let alone #1 players would even come to UK.



  40. Billy Clyde
    4:40 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I know I sucked, but I coulda had a 0.500 record in the SEC half sober

    Call me when you want me back, fellas



  41. Question
    4:42 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Would Cal play a guy like Kyle Kuric or would Cal refuse to play and develop him?



  42. Just saying
    4:43 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I would play UL on a neutral court TODAY!!! UKs problem is the crowd on the road, we wont face an angry crowd during the SEC or NCAA tourny. I like our chances.



  43. BigBlueJim
    4:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    # 15 UK does not end up with the best recruiting class if you take Kanter out of the equation! And where are the shout outs for Jones, he played a great game because he concentrated on rebounding and working inside. Cats played a great game and if the refs would have been neutral we would have won. Besides Vandy shot lights out from 3 and the free! Tough to beat when you also have to beat the refs! I still like this team and come tourney time they will be even better, especially on neutral courts. Go CATS! If it wasn’t for the loserville fans flooding our site with their 15 second dribble, maybe the real UK fans could step forward!



  44. BPsycho
    4:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #41 Cal would play him and tell to keep one hand on a towel to wipe his acne grease away so it doesn’t burn his eyes when he shoots.



  45. sunnycat
    4:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    42 I dont go for the neutral court thing. Its still basketball.



  46. bung
    4:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Good gosh……this has to be the laziest most carelss team 75% of each game we have ever had at UK.



  47. KY finest
    4:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    this is cal’s second yr, so blame gillespie for not having any other talent on his team (except PPat) prior to Cal getting here. Some players are just what they are, some arent ready for the spotlight. The best HS players are ready for that, UK wants to win now, so why not get those guys. You all would be sucking Cals d*** and offering a contract extension if we had Kanter, then our top 4 players would be freshman but we dont. We have 6 players and we are stuck with Jorts and Vargas at center and some are saying fire Cal..Idiots!!!! Talking to some of you is like talking to a brick wall. UK was a NIT team before Cal. He didnt recruit 1 and done’s idiots, because no one expected Bledsoe or Orton to leave last yr. Just like no one expects Knight and Lamb to this yr. I think Knight leaves and maybe Lamb too, because you guys dont support this team, every recruit says they come to UK because of fan support, Some F****** Fans!!! The players do read this S***…. I still Love this team and Coach Cal!! Go BIG BLUE!!



  48. KY finest
    4:46 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Do any of you remember the names of Gillespie’s recruiting prior to Cal?



  49. BigBlueJim
    4:46 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    The neutral court thing has to do with home cooking refs!



  50. sunnycat
    4:47 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    43 It wasnt the refs. This team is soft PERIOD.



  51. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    4:47 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #28 I am Lonely – By the way, I did go to LCC. That must suck to be you to get dismantled in 1 post by an LCC grad.

    Butthurt?



  52. Festus from Vandy
    4:47 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I love playing the kittens



  53. bung
    4:47 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I would take Hood and other instate kids that cared about the program anytime. We need some fight and bball smarts.



  54. KY finest
    4:49 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Do any of you remember the names of Gillespie’s last recruiting class prior to Cal?



  55. sunnycat
    4:50 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    53 Yeah in state kids would do it. Name the in state kids you would take over Knight Lamb and Jones.



  56. OH Napier
    4:51 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Hey u all. have u ever heard of the all-timers disease, well think about it. OH



  57. Festus from Vandy
    4:52 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I give u more enes if you like.



  58. sunnycat
    4:53 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    57 You sure gave Alabama some enes



  59. Just saying
    4:54 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    really?? then Youve never been to a UK neutral court game. The crowd will be blue, and its a defacto home court. Add in the freshman not playing against loud ass home crowds, and it makes a real difference.

    UK beat Notre Dame on “neutral” but it was kinda a home game right? Washington?

    No way UK beats ND or UW on the road. It makes a HUGE difference in young teams. It takes veteran players to win on the road and we just dont have them. On neutral courts usually the “best team” wins. Anybody think Wisconsin beats Ohio St on neutral floor, or was it the roudy home crowd that added 7-10 points.



  60. right said fred
    4:58 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #20 they may be but we still beat dem bums



  61. Just saying
    4:59 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    UK barely loses on the road and looks like the Lakers at home. Trust me there is a difference with crowd intimidation in late game situations with this team. Im not saying we win a NC, but Ill bet anyone on this board UK beats Georgia, OleMiss and Alabama by 10+ on neutral court and probably will beat Vandy and Florida if given the chance.

    We are not an Elite 8 team, but were MUCH better than 5-5 in the SEC, its the ROAD games killing us



  62. right said fred
    5:00 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #53 that is why you don’t coach



  63. Cal&cat-fan
    5:00 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Yes it sucks when Louisville keeps winning close ones and we keep losing them but just wait until Cal has been here a few years he has to have time to build his team. Back your team always not just when they are winning



  64. BlooBloodCat
    5:01 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    I am sick of “the sky is falling” idiots commenting lately. This team played very well today and just got beat by a better team playing outstanding on its home court. Two years ago this was a 40 point beat down. This year, we lose a tough one down the stretch that we had a chance to win. If you honestly prefer junior and senior laden teams that can’t compete to one with precocious freshman and not enough overall depth, why not move closer to Bloomington or better yet, Knoxville, and cheer for those losers. Losers….



  65. justmy2cents
    5:04 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Is it just me or does it seem like we cry after every foul? Especially Liggins!



  66. demid
    5:07 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    all i say is this team is a good team and they fight, but it just doesnt pan for them in the last couple of minutes.hopefully things will get better. go cats



  67. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    5:10 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Name 1 coach who would have us in a better position after a season and a half after Gillispie left?

    The Cal hate is coming from people who don’t see the world clearly.



  68. cats11
    5:12 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    The “we shouldn’t be upset, (insert team name) is good team. No shame in losing to them on their home court” line is getting old. This Kentucky, and we’re 1-5 on the road in the SEC.



  69. Japrick
    5:14 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Look at it this way. This team doesn’t play well in front of opposing crowds, that’s for sure. But they play exceptionally good in front of a friendly crowd. The tournaments are held on neutral courts and no fan base travels like ours does. We should have a crowd advantage in the tourneys, when it actually counts. FINAL FOUR BABY!



  70. kukblue1
    5:15 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    It’s hard to beat anyteam in america that shoots 11-20 from 3 point range and 20-23 from the foul line. I thought we actually played very well.



  71. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    5:15 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    65 – justmy2cents – Do you think todays game was officiated well?

    Liggins doesn’t cry when he’s called for a foul that he didn’t commit. Lamb has on occasion, but Liggins plays the game straight up.

    Not that it’s right to bitch, and we all know it only hurts you to do so. But since Liggins invests so much of himself in the game, I can overlook that. He doesn’t do it all the time.



  72. bankshot
    5:18 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Maybe Lamb’s worst game of the year. Also, we seemed to have alot of unforced errors. When we are facing a good team on their floor we can’t have those.



  73. Alex Trebek
    5:21 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Which will happen first?

    1. We will win a road game
    2. We will lose a home game
    3. Enes will be freed
    4. Vargas will make one productive play
    5. Hood will get a bigger jersey
    6. Poole will armbar Polson
    7. Matt Jones does the Y at Rupp



  74. HackRichards
    5:21 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Never read so much prickin’ bellyachin’ complainin’ in my life. You dick heads need to find a life other than UK basketball. It is just a game. Before you blast me….just know I can quote every team roster since Ronnie Lyons played.



  75. Tyrone Biggums
    5:23 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Turruble
    Not the end of the world but geez… Obviously the final four tee shirt design can wait



  76. Al's IndiCats
    5:34 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    63, it’s the trolls….Don’t sweat the small stuff. Come SEC Tourny, we’ll take it. But I will not be surprised if we’re on a collision course with LOSERVILLE….WHY? Because the selection committee will want to see this again. Or like back in 94 or 95 where we had to play LSU 4 times that year.
    Loserville fans can’t have a good time unless they get on us by our losses. Their coach will knock up another skank, their players will be arrested, the sun will rise, and it will also set….No Biggie!



  77. cats11
    5:35 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    HackRichards, well your comment is one huge contradiction.



  78. bung
    5:53 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    we gonna have more losses than 10 loss Tubby



  79. demid
    6:09 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    here everyone i have the high of our lows THE BUCKS LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!there is a god.



  80. demid
    6:11 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    here is a high for all our lows today-THE BUCKS LOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!there is a god!



  81. truehling
    6:14 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    slow down on the cal hatin’. good team played a great game, and we didn’t have enough to overcome. does make me miss even more last year’s bunch, however.



  82. concerned fan
    6:23 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Please stop freaking out over a loss to a top 25 team!!!!!!!! You are embarrassing your fellow fans!



  83. Badcall
    6:25 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    #65 It’s just you!



  84. Al's IndiCats
    6:30 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    82 it’s the trolls don’t sweat it…..they all suck!!!!!!! Go Cats!



  85. Al's IndiCats
    6:30 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    83 I agree



  86. louisville
    6:40 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    LMAO…..SAY WHATEVA TALK ABOUT PITINO I DONT CARE. LOOK AT HOW YALL SUCK!!!!!!!!!THIS IS THE BEST DAY EVER LOL!!!!!!GOOOOOO CARDS!!!!!!!we lost to notre dame we should have won….damn overtime its ok because we DO WIN ROAD GAMES!



  87. louisville
    6:42 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    Check our record. I checked yours and it wasnt nothing there LOL go cards! HATERS!!!!!!!!!YAW NEW NAME SHOULD BE KENTUCKY LOSERS cause thats what u r!



  88. louisville
    6:43 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    84 TROLL that LOST!sUcK!



  89. louisville
    6:45 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    82 BARELY top 25 team lol



  90. barn
    7:14 pm February 12, 2011 Permalink

    -86-LMAO-dream on. we beat on the tards and the arsh like little girls. woulda coulda shoulda. we should have 12 nc banners