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Sen. David Williams’ interview with KSR

On this morning’s radio show, Kentucky Senate President David Williams, who was the captain of his high school football team and participated in intramural sports while at the University of Kentucky, joined the KSR cast to discuss bonding (not the couch surfing kind) and Commonwealth Stadium. Senator Williams made it very clear that he will support funding for major Commonwealth Stadium renovations if brought to him separately. That means the the future of Commonwealth now sits on UK President Eli Capilouto’s shoulders to get things done. If Capilouto requests it apart from other funding, it gets approved.

Senator Williams also made it very clear that he played high school football and was MVP his senior season. He is also unaware of the ‘Silent Mode’ option on all iPhone models.

Have a listen, beginning at about the 21:00 mark of Hour 1 for the interview.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

44 Comments for Sen. David Williams’ interview with KSR

  1. RYNO
    3:17 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Why do you post these before the podcast is available?

  2. Truth
    3:17 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Douche.. Huge douche

  3. RYNO
    3:18 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Drew- get yer delete button ready.

  4. Kycatfan
    3:24 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    You realize he is a gaping asshole don’t you?? A little loose with the truth too,,,,

  5. Devastation INC
    3:25 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Notes? I guess the slow days are coming.

  6. Nathan
    3:30 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Let’s be realistic, the problem with UK football: 1) Few people support or care about it because of lack of tradition and success on the field 2) Lack of a coach that transcends our program (ie Coach Cal) 3) Talent, just do not get the kind of talent needed to compete on a national level. Complaining about facilities is an excuse to sleep better at night.

  7. jp7
    3:30 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    David Williams cannot be trusted. He is nothing but a trouble maker in the Senate and not just a little loose with the truth.

  8. adolescentmomjokes
    3:33 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    A-hole…..Huge A-hole….

  9. False
    3:36 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    The man was lying through his teeth.

  10. btowncatfan
    3:37 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    He also said during the interview he was a UK fan and rooted for UK over the Cards. I have seen him twice at Oxmoor Mall, maybe we both hang out there too much but both times he was prominently wearing UL gear. Just sayin.

  11. uklaw95
    3:43 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    UK’s football attendance averaged 60000 and was #27 nationally. I don’t think you can blame UK fans for a lack of production.

  12. mores
    3:48 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Drew, you do realize that Williams is not the entire legislature by himself, right? Because your posts implies the otherwise.

  13. Policy
    4:00 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt was a wuss with the ultra radical Joel Pett, but keeps interrupting David Williams??

  14. GrumpyOldDude
    4:01 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    12 – You realize that as Senate President he does have major influence over the rest of them, right? That gasbag is single-handedly keeping casino gambling out of Ky and killing the horse industry.

  15. Big Blue Coming at You
    4:02 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    6. Not having the financial backing for the football program means no good coach will want to coach here and no real talent will commit here knowing the football program can’t spend money when and where it needs it. We’re doomed to fail and they know it so they stay away from it.

  16. Nathan
    4:04 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    -2011: 60,007
    -2010: 66,070
    -2009: 69,594
    Looks like plenty of blame to be put on fans for not showing up.

  17. Policy
    4:05 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    So Keeneland and Churchill makes 10 of millions of dollars each meet and we still need slots? Not so much.

  18. Policy
    4:08 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Vandy has little fan support and a terrible stadium — how are they out-recruiting UK?

  19. lldjr
    4:17 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    I was not a big fan of Davis Williams, and did not vote for him, but I will say that he showed a lot of class during the interview/interrogation. Matt on the other hand, brought a knife to a gun fight and showed zero class.

  20. lldjr
    4:17 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink


  21. Tony
    4:19 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    18- Because they have a Head Coach that actually has a personality, and also has some fire & passion in him….not the “deer in headlights” look 95% of the time.

  22. GrumpyOldDude
    4:23 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    17 – You realize there are a few more racetracks in this state other than the two most successful ones, yes? Go thump your Bible elsewhere.

  23. Policy
    4:23 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    21- My point exactly. Everyone is on this renovation band wagon, but the coach is the key. A renovated stadium with a team that goes 3-9 will not do much good.

  24. Policy
    4:35 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    22 – Is gambling mentioned in the Bible? I think it’s more of a logical thing than a religious thing. Obviously,if a track is properly run, it doesn’t need slots. Why don’t we put slots everywhere that is struggling financially?

  25. The Old Guy in the Lower Arena
    4:35 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #16 – thanks for posting that. Quite a cycle we have…team loses, people don’t come to the games, UK doesn’t feel the need to update an arena that is %80 (probably less this year) of capacity, no marquee coach wants to be here, so no recruits come, so the team loses….

  26. The Old Guy in the Lower Arena
    4:37 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #25 – I can certainly buy a lottery ticket in hundreds of places in KY, but I cannot go to a slot machine in this state? Strange, especially when people are going to Indiana. Why should they benefit?

    I’m not a strong gambling proponent, but it either we have all gambling or none at all. Why limit it?

  27. checks pool room
    4:47 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    How come the podcast is always a day late…..WTF??????
    Why are you always wanting people to call in,but talk about slumber sleeping in different towns and Jenny Craig wieght loss why we are all on hold for 25 minutes and then we get cut off most of the time.

  28. jaws2
    4:51 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #6 I couldn’t have said it better. The stadium issue is a smoke screen. We need an update on practice facilities, locker rooms, and recruiting room. That’s all the financial expenditures should be. Do that, get us a real football coach and let’s see what happens.

  29. BBN
    4:55 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bottom Line: You need big time resources and facilities to attract a big time coach. The reason this is crucial is because they are needed to recruit big time players. Big time coaches know this and will avoid schools that do not have sufficient resources and facilities because the recruiting part of the job will be too difficult. UK WILL NOT ATTRACT A BIG TIME COACH WITHOUT A HUGE INCREASE IN THE RESOURCES DEDICATED TO THE FOOTBALL PROGRAM AND VAST IMPROVEMENT TO THE FACILITIES. THIS WILL NEVER HAPPEN, THEREFORE WE WILL NEVER HAVE A BIG TIME FOOTBALL PROGRAM.

  30. GrumpyOldDude
    4:56 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    @Policy – I think you know I was talking in generalities about the Bible thumpers in this state. If you think they did NOT get the last round of casino talks shut down, then you are clueless. A track run “properly” or not, attendance is down at MANY tracks around the state and people are being thrown out of work. I guess if it’s not on your front porch, you don’t care. And the other poster is correct….millions of dollars leave this state for Indiana casinos every year, KY is almost totally surrounded by casino states now, time to get into the game.

  31. get over yourself
    5:14 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    24-the state is losing potential $$ b/c of his decision. the track purses are getting bigger & bigger in states with slots. and b/c of that it’s not worth the risk for many trainers/owners to run for the small purses.
    hate hearing him complain about “tough times” and “kentucky’s debt” when there is a SIMPLE SOLUTION for private companies to increase the state’s tax revenue. gambling is already going on whether we want it to or not.

  32. Shakin'MaHead
    5:47 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    wow – DWill is a slimy dude but he schooled our law dog. be interestin’ to see how ol’ MJ spins this tomorrow on the show.

  33. huh???
    5:59 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    am I missing something??? where is today’s podcast?

    anyone??? anyone???

  34. uklaw95
    6:18 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #16 so fans are to blame for the team sucking? Nearly 70000 people came to see a 7-5 team and the coaches couldn’t build on that? We are still top 30 in attendance. There’s like 30 bowls. Shouldn’t we have been one of the 60 best teams?

  35. njCat
    6:29 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Listen folks, even when the team was 7 and 5 three years ago they sucked pretty bad. Only got into a bowl game because of a ridiculous nonconference schedule and wins over UL and Vandy. Anyone who thinks the program was really getting competitive under Brooks is smoking something.

    Its worse now and will continue to spiral downward until they get a top flight coach. Look at Vandy and UL after a couple years under good leadership. Kicking our butts in recruiting and on the field – and they have the same disadvantages UK does re in-state talent and lack of tradition. And Vandy has WORSE facilities.

    THE FANS AND FACILITIES AT UK ARE JUST FINE. Its the coach. Get a good one and everything else falls into place… just like it did w/ basketball.

  36. Hellzyes
    6:35 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Used to love the days when u could get a pass out ticket for halftime! Place used to be packed, bring the air raid back…….

  37. B-Dub
    7:23 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    It has been a while since someone said that Williams was a douche and huge gaping sphincter muscle. I disrespect him so much that I refuse to use his title. He doesn’t care about UK football, or UK. Hell, he doesn’t care about you or me. What he does care about is his pocketbook and getting as far ahead in life as he can.
    Douche. A-Hole. David Williams.

  38. Evil
    7:38 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Williams is the worst man in politics, period.

  39. conspriracy theorist
    8:11 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink


    Want to see if this guy really is a tool, and if Jones actually did blow his best shot at getting to the bottom of this issue.

  40. truthshallsetyefree
    8:23 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    matt wayyyy out of his element on this one, came off sounding awful. I despise David Williams, this interview made me… like him??

  41. mores
    8:38 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    #14- Oh trust me, I’m no Williams fan. But the post said IF it gets Williams’ approval, it would only take Capiluoto’s to make it law. That implies that if Williams goes, so a minimum of the legislature will automatically go. That’s not true. That was the point of my post. You fail.

    Consider the most plain interpretation of something before you choose the most jackass one of it. Expressing your opinion without an insulting tone might be a good idea, too.

  42. Eric Cartman
    8:54 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    no UL law school graduate can outsmart a Duke law grad. GTFO. ULol. hahahaha

  43. UK FAN
    10:53 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    Thats what I hate about big government. People like WIlliams thinks he knows best for everything he has his hand in. Wish they would put a term limit on these Bozo’s from top to bottom

  44. bloodyHARLAN
    11:33 pm May 16, 2012 Permalink

    He’s such an arrogant Republican…Wish they would send the prick packing.