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Some Easy Listening if You So Desire


Sometimes I get restless this time of year and yearn for a chance to talk college basketball. My radio show gives me a chance to do that, but occasionally it isn’t enough. That is why today I was excited to be a guest on a Duke (yes, Duke) podcast. The Walk-Ons Podcast is hosted by two Duke fans, one a writer for ((@tobaccordblues) and the other a witty journalist in North Carolina (@thedevilwolf). The two guys are very intelligent and engaging and we hit a number of topics:

— Why Kentucky is now the top program in the land

— Whether Duke has slipped

— My perception of Calipari pre and post coming to UK

— the time I had at CBS and why it ended

— Fighting with the mainstream media

— Is there any fanbase like the Big Blue Nation

It is a good 30 minute chat, and worth a listen if you are so inclined. Click the link below to hear and say hello to two Duke fans that are actually quite likeable:

The Walk-Ons Podcast

Article written by Matt Jones

13 Comments for Some Easy Listening if You So Desire

  1. Walter Sobchak
    12:08 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Am I the only one who didn’t realize Matt’s time at CBS had “ended”? What happened there?

  2. hersheyisabear
    12:08 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Listening right now.

  3. jack
    12:22 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    good interview

  4. Ksmitty1000p
    12:36 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not a Duke fan in the slightest but saying they’ve slipped is a bit far fetched. They just won the National Championship a couple of seasons ago. I think the game next season will be very competitive considering the 2 schools tradition

  5. Kidd
    12:47 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Anything for $$$. Ive always said it…. MJ has taken firm grasp on Cal’s coat tails and is in it for GREEN not BLUE!Delete this MJ so the true fans dont see your true intentions.

  6. Big Richard P
    12:55 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    I like how Jones plays this outsider role yet he works for Two tv stations and has a radio show in Louisville. Uh, that is not being an outsider d-bag.

  7. Johnny Livengood
    12:57 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Performance wise (W’s v. L’s) it may be a reach to say Duke has slipped, but in some areas I do believe they have. The Duke teams of the early 90’s and from 1998-2006 had a certain aura around them that the last four or five Duke teams have not had. That includes the 2010 championship team, which wasn’t exactly crawling with NBA talent. Previous Duke teams usually had a player that most other fans couldn’t stand The entire 1991-92 team, Battier, Redick, etc. The last half decade really hasn’t had that player that stands out as being a “villain”

  8. ksmitty1000p
    12:58 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    #5, who cares. We live in a capitalist country and well he and his friends created this site to talk about UK basketball which was his passion. It’s not his fault that it is or is not a money maker or that it helped springboard his career. If you or anyone else had the chance to do it first then you would have. Leave MJ alone. I love this site for what it is, a place for hardcore UK fans to get together and nerd fight about the greatest program in the history of sports. UK!!!!!!!

  9. Big Richard P
    1:07 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Duke has slipped for sure!

    In the past 13 years Duke has only make it past the Sweet 16 three times. Of course all three times they did they made the Final Four and two of those times they won it all.

    In the past 8 years they only got past the sweet 16 once and that was when the NCAA gift wrapped them the National Championship in 2010.

    When K leaves the program will be in the crapper, much like UK has been since Rick left.

  10. ksmitty1000p
    1:53 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    #9, I will give you credit for the Duke stuff. But UK is no longer in the crapper as your statement indicated. If you haven’t noticed we are far from it: 1 Elite Eight, 2 FF and a National Championship in 3 years is far from the crapper. UK was in the crapper during BCG and about 1/2 of Tubby’s tenure but no longer. We are the hottest CBB team on the planet and have kids begging us to entend them a scholarship. UK blue is once again the blue mentioned when the term Blue Blood of College Ball is used, all thanks to Cal.

  11. snoopaloop
    3:27 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    Why does Matt sound like he is talking with marshmallows in his mouth?

  12. carrico
    10:04 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    it’s the skype connection. a good listen. magloire___(?)52?

  13. Catfan
    11:39 pm April 24, 2012 Permalink

    This was a great interview. I would like to see this link placed back up tomorrow for people that may have missed it initially and urge people to listen and post comments so the dukies see the full force of ksr and BBN