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The Bob Ross of Finger Painting Wants The Tuesday Show Thread

This guy paints a beautiful scene with the simple touch of a finger, and Ryan Lemond paints a beautiful scene with the sound of his voice. Both are magical. Have a listen as Ryan Lemond joins Matt Jones in studio on this morning’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio.

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

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— Kentucky basketball

— Pitino’s slide

— The Bachelor

— KSR Blind Date

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Article written by Drew Franklin

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240 Comments for The Bob Ross of Finger Painting Wants The Tuesday Show Thread



  1. Sexington
    9:58 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Podcasts back, podcasts back thats all these butches screaming is the podcasts back



  2. randy savage
    10:01 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i hope matt doesnt talk about the bachelor more than he does the bcs title game



  3. Charlie Day
    10:03 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    sorry 2, you know he’ll talk more about the bachelor than actual sports. just how he rolls. . .you know. . .batting left handed.



  4. Bachelor Man
    10:04 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    At least I scored more than LSU last night 😉



  5. randy savage
    10:05 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I hope we get more recruiting news, I like hearing ryan say ga-lee



  6. Green giant
    10:06 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    4- win



  7. randy savage
    10:07 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    at this point would it surprise anyone if cal got the top 5 players in america every year



  8. Nick Sabantooth
    10:08 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    why do I look like I hate my life 24/7 even after winning two BCS titles? #neverpleased



  9. Hoss
    10:08 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, that’s b/c you’re a metrosexual.



  10. Wildcat4life
    10:10 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The year of the punter



  11. 502Cat
    10:10 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think Bama would have beat any team that bad last night. Their defense was that good.



  12. randy savage
    10:10 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i wanna see matt try a field goal, bet he couldnt even make an extra point off of a tee



  13. Barstool sports
    10:11 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Can I have my title back, Drew? First you steal everything from deadspin, now barstool? You give the small blogs a bad rap.



  14. Jarweed
    10:11 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    You win a lifetime supply of Pepsi, you shorten your life.



  15. randy savage
    10:12 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    the saints would have had a hard time scoring on that bama defense last night



  16. Confusius
    10:12 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Championship football game that turns into field goal kicking contest is like having Lamborghini that you can only drive in a school zone.



  17. A.T.
    10:13 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The truth called into Deaner this morning and said his name was “ROB”, Deaner couldnt understand at all what he was talking about and of course he didnt make a bit of sense….



  18. KidCody
    10:13 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Lets just cut to the chase….make Matt kick a field goal in a week.



  19. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:13 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Allowed to sneak? Really?



  20. randy savage
    10:13 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    didnt i read some where that ref guy had been practicing



  21. Jarweed
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Kick a 30 yd FG, win a lifetime supply of Matt Jones Haircuts.



  22. Charlie Day
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    matt, put your money where your mouth is for once.



  23. Hoss
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, have you never spent ANY time on a football field where there wasn’t a game being played?

    Some of us did. Some of us have kicked (or tried to kick) hundreds of field goals. Doesn’t mean we’re any good at it, but it isn’t unheard of outside of Eastern Ky for kids to be enamored by football.



  24. Smiffanator
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Just because the offense does not throw 80 yard touch downs all game long does not mean they don’t have a great offense. Their run game is dominant and they throw the ball in order to move the football down the field to put themselves in scoring position. LSU has probably the best redzone defense so by putting up 3 points time and time again is how they won the game along with just dominating LSU’s defense. It was not flashy offense but it was damn good enough to beat the second best defense in the country. I believe that is a very good offense and was very well coached.



  25. cats1068
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    A PAT is kicked from the 10 yd line. Plus 10 yd endzone. 10 + 10= 20, not 19.



  26. Captain Wildcat
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It is now our time. UK should be dominating in basketball like alabama is now dominating in football!



  27. John Chaney
    10:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones you SUCK.



  28. 502Cat
    10:15 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I would like to see Matt hit 5/10 extra points.



  29. DCwildcat
    10:15 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I smell a challenge for KSTV coming on! Matt Jones hit seven out of ten, he must let Rayn Lemmond run the show. If he does Rayn Lemmond must be his personnel servant for the whole show! Or 25 dollars!



  30. ryan
    10:17 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    hope everyone heard The Truff call in the Leach Report as “john”. tom called him out. hope Deener did also. What an idiot! (truff not deener)



  31. randy savage
    10:17 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    we need to get kige on this field goal thing, sounds like a job for youtube sports



  32. Freebies
    10:17 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, the more you talk about football, the more foolish you make yourself look…….



  33. ShowFan
    10:18 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Can we get a resume of Matt’s athletic achievements? He seems very confident in his ability to kick a field goal. Not a shot at Matt I just don’t think he understands how hard it is to kick a football and make it go up high enough and where you want it to go where you want it. Now if he was a kicker in HS then maybe he has the skills.



  34. The Oval Office
    10:19 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    When are you going to talk about “John’s” (a.k.a. “the Truth”) call this morning on the Leach Report?



  35. sheff
    10:19 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    half court shot easier than 30 yd fg



  36. randy savage
    10:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    just saw the clip of kige showing how to kick a field goal without a football, classic



  37. Charlie Day
    10:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    matt, as someone that played both soccer and football, field goals are harder than you think. put your money where your mouth is.



  38. Jax Teller
    10:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Distance isn’t usually the problem, its getting the ball in the air.



  39. bung
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    pitchin washers is harder…



  40. John Short
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I could kick a field goal from about 25 bigguns.



  41. Lones Seiber
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Do it then.



  42. perry christmas
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    matts right. extra points are a joke. half court shots are not.



  43. Lones Seiber
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Its not as easy as it looks Matt!!



  44. cats1068
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, see if you can kick a PAT with 21 other players on the field.



  45. Charlie Day
    10:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    love how matt changes it to extra point to better suit his argument.



  46. John Short
    10:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    How old is this guy? He had the same exact voice when he would call into Caewood’s show.



  47. Bastard Yak
    10:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Never been a kicker, but have put em through from 30-35 (not consistently). 5-10 extra points for anyone with any athletic ability should be a cinch. Make the bet MATT!



  48. C Ray
    10:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Mussburger just found out Pitino’s nickname (Ricky 3 Stacks) he thinks it’s hilarious and can’t stop laughing. 🙁



  49. Rickman
    10:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    XP is easy. Mark off your steps, kick the lower third of the ball, boom, easy.
    again, you don’t have to clear an OL/DL. it can be low and ugly.

    30 yard is more difficult because you have to kick it stronger and the ball can go left/right easier. (obv I know) And non-athletic people won’t be able to get it there.

    40 yards is tough. Most don’t have a leg anywhere near strong enough.
    Longest I’ve ever made is 45 and I can barely get it there.

    Used to love goofing off trying to kick fgs when I was younger.
    this is inspiring me to go try again this weekend!



  50. Cayuts
    10:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    True 44, plus add about 100k around you watching, makes it a little harder than Matt is making it out to be.



  51. Chase
    10:24 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    One thing… Live blog during The Bachelor.



  52. SMDreads
    10:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, I lost a respect for you last night when I got on twitter and saw you tweeting “The Bachelor” quotes during the BCS Championship Game. SMDreads, C’mon man.



  53. 502Cat
    10:26 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Deener didnt call out the Truth. He treeted him like a regular caller. He tried to actually understand what the Truth was talking about.



  54. randy savage
    10:27 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’m expecting white horses



  55. randy savage
    10:28 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    davis, is gonna be last year’s jorts



  56. WuTang
    10:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    As it pertains to the Rupp renovation project… CREAM, Cash Rules Everything Around Me, dollar dollar bill y’all



  57. bung
    10:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i thought it was miller last year and will be again this year



  58. Kidnut
    10:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I guarantee that after a few days of practice I would make 25-50% of 30 yard field goal attempts yet after a few days of practice I wouldn’t be making near half of my half court shots, probably less than 5%.

    With that being said, I believe more people on the earth can walk out and throw the ball half the length of the court yet cannot kick a football 30 yards.



  59. Ray Finkle
    10:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    LACE’S OUT!!!!



  60. Smiffanator
    10:30 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Kidd-Gilly, he already is great but he is destined to be unstoppable a UK GREAT!!



  61. jk1
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt…when he Truth calls ask him about his “friend” John who called Leach this morning lol the idiot calls as aomeone else and asks Tom about himself…



  62. Brew Crew
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Last year had to be Josh Harrellson. Knight obviously made a step up, but Jorts improved in magnitude much greater than Knight.

    This year, it’s hard to say who steps up. I am gonna go with Jones. Sure, we already know his potential, but he’s never consistently taken up the role of “that guy.” Maybe it is about to happen



  63. Your Host
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hey you 100 people who pay for your seats, sorry if you lose ’em but we all have to make sacrifices. Now I gotta go sit in my free front row seats with my laptop and talk to Jay-Z.



  64. Transy Clay
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I always get cut off by the music!!!



  65. Bastard Yak
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Ever thought of taking the calls out of the break, and happily babbling about the bachelor and extra points going into the break so you aren’t cutting people off?



  66. Travis Mofield
    10:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    You all should play The Proclaimers when you come back from break!



  67. Ace Ventura
    10:32 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Einhorn is Finkle! Finkle is Einhorn! Einhorn is a man! Oh, my GOD! Einhorn is a man!



  68. Sack Boy
    10:33 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    We do not want to here anything ever again about the bachelor on your show.



  69. Will
    10:33 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Due to renovation, will UK play in Freedom Hall? Even though it smells like mold? Also, not that UK would play like UCLA, but since Pauley Pavillion is being renovated they have played all over the state of California and they lost a “home games” to MTSU and Loyola Marymount.



  70. C Ray
    10:34 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I really think Kenny Payne is gonna take a step forward in his middle of the game coaching moments to random players.



  71. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:34 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Do they make a helmet big enough to contain Matt’s hair?



  72. randy savage
    10:35 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I bet matt jones could make it bare footed, bell county style



  73. Freebies
    10:35 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    #45.) Right on. When the discussion started a day or two back, it was a 30 yarder……



  74. cats1068
    10:36 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    KY Chucky, the sky is falling caller. Geez!



  75. Rose
    10:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Kentucky CHucky must be standing on the wrong corner.



  76. randy savage
    10:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    marquis will be fine, one thing cal can do is get his point guards playing good in march. i cant believe cal said maquise was a great layup shooter, are you kidding me, must be listening to dockich



  77. bung
    10:39 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    let tj flex and mt sit for while…



  78. randy savage
    10:40 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    what this team needs, is davis rebounding and blocking shots, lamb knocking down three’s, jones scoring buckets, mkg doing the dirty work anything else is ice on the cake



  79. Will
    10:40 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Doesn’t Rob Lowe do that in his spare time?



  80. confusius
    10:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    All Teague has to be is Anthony Epps on that 96 team. Feed the talent the ball and score when you are open.



  81. LigginsIsMagic
    10:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The West Wing is my favorite tv show of all time!



  82. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Wow…I love the Truth!!!



  83. randy savage
    10:42 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    that’s truth brother, the tooth



  84. Al's IndiCats
    10:42 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Could you imagine if the Truth were to get drunk and call the show….noone would even know what the hell he said



  85. Ace Ventura
    10:43 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The “truth” is a L-oser! LOOO-HOOO-ZUH-HER!



  86. The Truffffff
    10:43 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones! Matt Jones! Matt Jones!



  87. Kidnut
    10:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I have faith in Eloy that he can give quality defensive, rebounding, and hustle minutes



  88. Jax Teller
    10:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink


  89. Ace Ventura
    10:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    @Randy savage…you misspelled toof….OOOhhhh yeah! Snap in to it!



  90. Hoss
    10:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Do you not realize how much just the cost of steel can change in 1 year’s time and how that one factor can tank an entire project?



  91. Confusius
    10:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Speak the truth, do not yield to anger; give, if thou art asked for little; by these three steps thou wilt go near the gods.



  92. C Ray
    10:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with JT.. I think Eloy will finally find a person capable of popping his back, and you will see a different less erect, loose player.



  93. Cha Ching
    10:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The truth also called Deener as “Rob” this morning..



  94. Jax Teller
    10:46 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I have faith Eloy can get about 3 bounce passes in the lane for an easy dunk, only to watch them slam off of his stone hands out of bounds.



  95. ryan
    10:46 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    kidnut – my son agrees! my boy eloy!



  96. ryan
    10:48 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    c ray – best post of the day so far



  97. Moderator
    10:48 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    They listen to rap in Bell County? I thought all they listened to was Conway Twitty.



  98. Confusius
    10:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    As it pertains to Teague: Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.



  99. KingTut
    10:50 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    My first cd was Pearl Jam Ten. GREAT…



  100. Bastard Yak
    10:50 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    First CD was Doggystyle by Snoop, mom took a screwdriver to it.



  101. CatomicBomb
    10:50 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Why wouldn’t they know a rough estimate of the cost? I would like to think they are not that ignorant as to not have a clue. “umm heres a picture, pretty isn’t it? Wonder how much it’ll set us back…. Thats plain ignorant.



  102. Bill Bradski
    10:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I once kicked a field goal from 120 yards away.



  103. T Money
    10:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Best Kris Kross song was “Tonight’s the Night”. Never got big but great song! Check that one out! Heard it live at a free concert in Louisville and bought the single the next day! Memories!



  104. Confusius
    10:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    As it pertains to Matt and his field goal prowess: A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.



  105. Hoss
    10:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    My first CD ever was Garth Brooks No Fences…

    <– (Walks away totally ashamed of his youth)



  106. C Ray
    10:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Tipton is that old dude that you see in Wal-Mart on the other side of the store, that makes you leave and go to K-Mart, just to avoid talking to him.



  107. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:52 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Cross does not wear his clothes backwards – I guess you were being figurative describing his abundance of gold jewelry and aged Cosby sweaters.



  108. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:52 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’m with you on Lamb, Matt. He absolutely wants to play himself into a top NBA pick.



  109. Hoss
    10:53 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Chris Cross’ best song was “Sailing.”



  110. Brent S.
    10:53 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    My first cd was Garth Brooks’ self titled album because my mom loved Garth Brooks. It was a birthday present for me, including my first cd player, and though I kinda liked Garth Brooks it was totally a present for herself. I remember playing Humpty Dance on that cd player until she almost had a nervous breakdown



  111. Chris
    10:53 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Need to start an #occupyTippton



  112. C Ray
    10:53 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks Ryan



  113. Hoss
    10:55 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    111- um, eww.



  114. ebell55
    10:55 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    A post last night from Robukpt says ” For those who like numbers and are wondering why uk football doesn’t compete, did you notice: LSU has 12 of 22 starters from Louisiana (plus 2 more from alabama). Alabama has 13 out of 22 plus the 2 for lsu makes 15. Kentucky produces a handful of d1 football talent each year and only a few guys in the last 20 years that would start on teams like this (Tim couch, Shawn Alexander, possibly this towles kid). So again, that would probably be 20 kids from Kentucky in 20 years. This game has 25 in state talents this year. Add kids playing at auburn and other sec schools and it’s no wonder why these schools ate dominant. There are other reasons we don’t compete but those numbers are STAGERING to me.



  115. Kidnut
    10:55 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    My first albums were cassette tapes and were, Glen Campbell – Rhinestone Cowboy, Shaun Cassidy – Shaun Cassidy, and Eagles – Hotel California. I took my cassette tape player on the bus to take to school and was allowed to sit in the back with the 6th graders, we listened to the Eagles.

    I had earlier tried to get to the back of the bus crowd and my initiation was to ask the bus driver for a blow job, I was in first grade so I said no problem(had no idea what it was). Needless to say, I had to sit in the front of the bus for the next few weeks as punishment.



  116. cats1068
    10:56 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones



  117. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:57 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Brian Long put on some much needed pounds with the Christmas cookies, will be the breakout performer.



  118. Hoss
    10:57 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    114- somebody better tell Charlie Strong how hard it is to sign multiple out-of-state Army All-Americans to Ky state schools…

    Oh wait…



  119. Hal's for Cal
    10:58 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Twany Beckham will be most improved in the SEC!



  120. cats1068
    10:59 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Exactly, Hoss. The excusemeisters are prevalent with UK football.



  121. randy savage
    11:01 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    we’re always gonna suck in football, but we could at least try to be entertaining, the mumme days for instance. We missed out not going after leach.



  122. Hoss
    11:02 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    114- did you know that UK won’t even budget a recruiting trip to Ga or Fla unless they feel sure they can actually sign the kid? You think Bama or LSU or Barn have those restraints?

    Point is, as far behind the 8-ball as UK is, it’s embarrassing that they don’t even try to do anything about it. They just fall back on the same old excuses like the one in your post. Meanwhile, UL gets 2 4-star LBs commits in 1 day and in Tennessee, where they have only a slightly better in-state recruiting base than KY, Vandy and UT both are crushing us in recruiting.

    Beat goes on.



  123. C Ray
    11:06 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’ve always wondered… If Tipton’s always in Lexington harassing peeps… Who’s down there running Hell?



  124. Jax Teller
    11:07 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hoss — the good news is as tough as the schedule is next year, and given that we should see major improvements from Louisville and Vandy the UK Athletics department will have their feet to the fire and be forced to make a change. Lets just hope its a change in the right direction.



  125. Confusius
    11:07 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    As it pertains to Jerry Tipton: Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.



  126. cats1068
    11:07 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Losers make excuses. And UK football has been losers for a long time.



  127. randy savage
    11:08 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    he should have asked him if he had dwight howard’s underwear on his head, he does like superman



  128. Rose Thorns and All
    11:09 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Tipton lives in the world of HALF-TRUTHS, he is their leader.



  129. randy savage
    11:09 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    tj should have given tipton the finger



  130. randy savage
    11:10 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    tipton has been a menace for too long, when is he gonna retire?



  131. Mark
    11:11 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    If Jerry Tiptop was a man, I’d punch him in the face…repeatedly.



  132. Oliver
    11:11 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Why don’t they just bad Tipton from interviewing the players?



  133. randy savage
    11:12 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i tried to correct you matt jones



  134. Hoss
    11:12 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    132- he HAS to have some dirt on somebody somewhere. It’s all I can figure. That or some big wig at UK is in bed with some big wig at the LHL and they allow this behavior simply to sell papers.



  135. CosmicWrangler
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Annie…..shutup!



  136. Tom
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Annie is running a dog fighting ring. You heard it here first.



  137. Annie's Dog Translator
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    “Help me! Get me out of here! Please Help!”



  138. Kidnut
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Terrence Jones should have told Tipton he is dumb. You can’t use your pinky as a crutch, especially if it is injured.



  139. Jax Teller
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    For barking during the call, Annies dog will be glad to know that Annie didn’t meet Mike Vick at “Its just lunch”…



  140. Bastard Yak
    11:14 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    That may have been Annie’s best call.



  141. randy savage
    11:15 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    woo hoo I got a shout out. if you could fix the having to reenter your info it would be good to



  142. Bastard Yak
    11:16 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Comments are most certainly better than they were.



  143. Jax Teller
    11:16 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Comments are working great now. The next step is to bring back the part where you don’t have to type your name and email everytime…



  144. Chris
    11:17 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Tipton’s article so I don’t have to link it and give them hits.
    Posted on Sat, Jan. 07, 2012
    Injury, ‘different team’ alter Terrence Jones’ role
    An injured finger brings a Wildcat leader to a new role
    By Jerry Tipton
    [email protected]
    To put a positive spin on it, Terrence Jones has shown his versatility so far this season. He’s gone from All-America candidate and the league’s pre-season Player of the Year to selfless “glue-guy” as Kentucky opens Southeastern Conference play Saturday against South Carolina.

    Jones sounded accepting of what he called the “ups and downs” of his sophomore season.

    “This team is all about winning,” he said Friday. “We don’t really care who gets the points as long as we get the win.”

    Ranked No. 2 nationally and sporting a 14-1 record, Kentucky has plenty of victories.

    As for points, Jones’ scoring average is down from his freshman season: 15.7 to 11.2.

    Until the double-whammy of a desultory performance at Indiana on Dec. 10 and then dislocating a finger on his shooting hand a week later, Jones’ numbers were about on par with his stellar freshman season. His scoring average was 15 points per game. His rebound average was down, but only slightly: from 8.8 to 7.5.

    Jones acknowledged that he hasn’t been the same player lately. Beginning with Indiana, he’s averaged 5.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in his last five games.

    “Just really slowed me down,” Jones said of the finger injury’s effect. “I’m just ready to go into this part of the season.”

    The injured pinky finger, which he said remains less than fully healed, is a continuing hindrance and an almost unavoidable target.

    “My dominant hand,” he said. “I know I can’t be as much a scoring threat as early on. I’m not even trying to be. I know I can’t shoot well, so I’m not looking for as many shots as I would if my hand was 100 percent.”

    UK Coach John Calipari has asked Jones to concentrate on rebounding. As he described how Jones can contribute, Calipari seemed to connote a scrapper who hustles his way to a productive statistic line. What didn’t come to mind was a star turn by an All-American.

    “The greatest thing about rebounding is you can be as selfish as you want to be,” Calipari said. “Get a few offensive rebounds. You’re one foot from the basket. Make a few, you’re there.”

    Jones, who has made only a third of his shots and only two of nine three-point attempts since the St. John’s game on Dec. 1, sounded content with putting rebounding first.

    “I just know I wanted to get rebounds because that’s what my coach wants,” Jones said. “I don’t care about points knowing I’m not 100 percent. Coach told me to rebound, so I told him that’s what I’ll focus on.”

    While wearing a wrap that binds the pinky to the ring finger, Jones has grabbed 23 rebounds in the last three games.

    Jones and Calipari spoke of the player’s changing role as a sophomore. “Last year, we had a different team and we had to play a little different,” Calipari said before adding, “We’d still like him to put up numbers. I’d like him to get 11 rebounds (and) get 15 (points), some games 20.”

    The statistical category of double-doubles suggests Kentucky’s diminished reliance on Jones this season. All 13 of his career double-doubles came as a freshman.

    When a reporter asked if Jones was unsure of his role with UK this season, he said, “Nah. I don’t think so.”

    The sophomore forward suggested UK doesn’t need him or any player to repeat the kind of production he displayed last season, although he and others could provide it.

    “On the team we have, I feel if guys were on other teams, they could score a lot more points,” said Jones, who a moment later dismissed the importance of numbers. “I just like winning,” he said. “Whatever gives us the best chance to do stuff.”

    Calipari spoke of how Jones should show more effort rather than dwell on the statistical byproduct of his performance.

    “We want him to score 15, 20 points,” the UK coach said. “It’s not like the coaches, we don’t want him to. He’s doing fine.

    “You’ve got to play harder. You’ve got to play rougher. Come up with more balls. Balls will start dropping in for you. A few free throws. A few jumpers. All of a sudden, you’re scoring 15, 16 points a game easy.

    “And he should be able to do that.”

    © 2012 Kentucky.com and



  145. tsblakecpa
    11:17 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Could Jerry Tipton and the Truth be the same person?



  146. Rose
    11:18 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I second that. Please fix it so that you don’t have to keep entering your info, it’s very irritating.



  147. DDB
    11:18 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Not to crack on you but you looked like Little Rascal Jones.



  148. cats1068
    11:18 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Jax, I log into the wordpress login page, and I don’t have to keep typing my name in email in everytime I post.



  149. cats1068
    11:19 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    MATT, WHEN ARE YOU GETTING A NEW TEXT MACHINE?



  150. randy savage
    11:19 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i compared tubby and pitino’s records like matt said, tubby has him in everything but final four’s. and people hated tubby couldn’t get rid of the guy fast enough, didnt have all the off the court issues either. but that’s the difference in ul and uk, the cards will settle for being half way competitive



  151. It's Just Matt
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hi, I’m Matt Jones. One of the hardest parts about living in a new town is meeting single people. That’s why I want to tell you about “It’s Just Matt” Lunch with me, and only me. It’s Just Matt. I’m tired of eating meals alone.



  152. Hoss
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I’m not logged in, but I have to re-enter my info about half the time, fwiw



  153. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Tipton views life from underneath a bar stool…Pathetic human being…



  154. Jax Teller
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    cats1068 — hmmm, I’ll have to try that



  155. Reality Check
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt’s obsession with routinely trying to besmirch the Herald-Leader writers is so revealing. Little Brother complex much? While Calipari didn’t say Jones was using the finger as a crutch, clearly, he was inferring it. So Tipton did what journalists do, followed up on the matter and asked Jones about it. Of course Jones didn’t like the question. Who would like be called out, in essence? But it was hardly bizarre for Tipton to ask about it. Perhaps Matt is having difficulties recognizing how journalism works. I’m not a fan of Tipton. He gets and deserves a lot of heat for what he writes. But this “incident” is a non-issue–except of course to Matt. I hear Tipton is a huge fan of The Bachelor, Matt. Maybe you can watch it together.



  156. bung
    11:20 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Van sounds normal to me…



  157. C Ray
    11:21 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, quit holding out on us.. Is the rumor true that Bill Keightley caught Jerry Tipton in the locker room sniffing Chris Mill’s jock strap, and then Keightley dunked his head in the toilet? That would explain alot about UK and Tipton recent history.



  158. DCWILDCAT
    11:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The first Rule about Fight clubs is that you do not talk about the fight club!



  159. Rose
    11:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    #145 I agree with you, they must be brothers of different mothers.



  160. Dood
    11:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Van Chancellor = Turtle Man with a passion for the “3 ball.”



  161. SweetWm
    11:22 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Looks as if he just voted…..



  162. cats1068
    11:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Randy Savage, aren’t Tubby and Pitino tied with 1 FF a piece and Tubby won the championship and Pition hasn’t at Uof L?



  163. Hoss
    11:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    157- Say what?



  164. randy savage
    11:23 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    when is truth’s birthday, ksr should do something for him



  165. Hoss
    11:24 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    164- Therapy?



  166. randy savage
    11:24 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    oh yead cats your right, i was somehgow mixing his time with cards and cats



  167. BUCats
    11:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Mike Vanderjagt is not little. He was listed at 6’5 220.



  168. Mr5Below
    11:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t Danny White use to kick pat for Dallas?



  169. CatomicBomb
    11:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s the flexibility in the kicker? There is so much strength with the other players that they do not have flexibility to follow through?



  170. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    The caller is correct. I’ve got 6 tickets and can’t wait for Saturday.



  171. Jones's pinky
    11:25 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Leave me alone. Everybody needs an escape goat.



  172. tsblakecpa
    11:26 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt. You realize that “Reality Check” on the show thread is more than likely Jerry Tipton.



  173. C Ray
    11:26 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Yea Hoss, it’s common knowledge Tipton has a jock strap fetish.



  174. randy savage
    11:27 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    we all should cancel our lhl subscriptions



  175. randy savage
    11:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    matt jones, your getting above your raisin’



  176. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:29 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    This guy is awesome! My uncle was old man Walton that runs the funeral home…love it.



  177. Caleb
    11:30 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Was that the new Nate?



  178. kyfan502
    11:30 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    My new favorite caller…Dave from Harlan County



  179. cats1068
    11:30 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, Tipton has always been over the top with his anti-UK slant. Point blank period.



  180. Lemons
    11:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    174 – so YOU’RE the one lhl subscriber left.



  181. Hoss
    11:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Does a cat have a climbing gear…

    You need to do a show on the best country folk idioms.



  182. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:31 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan is right! Despite the sharp pointy heads that most of them have,they have no one like Tipton…



  183. randy savage
    11:33 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    haha i was joking i dont have a subscription, sadly papers are becoming obsolete. I say sadly because my wife works at a newspaper



  184. Hash
    11:33 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    High school all stars will not be allowed to play at YUM center.

    http://www.lex18.com/news/high-school-all-stars-can-t-play-at-yum-center/



  185. Hoss
    11:34 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It means “yes.”



  186. Old Man Walton
    11:34 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Thanks fer tha hollar bout me Funeral Home, yes its still hare!! FYI we now offer taxidermy for both animals and humans alike and gettin ready to open new barber shop



  187. CatomicBomb
    11:35 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It means they can get their a** up a tree in a hurry!



  188. cats1068
    11:35 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    A cat’s claws are its climbing gear.



  189. Rose
    11:36 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt I know you say you were raised in Bell County, KY but you lived a very sheltered life if you’ve never heard “does a cat have a climbing gear?” It was so sheltered, you probably get a sunburn everytime you step outside.



  190. Wildcatamania
    11:36 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I am from Bell county and my favorite call that is from my neck of the woods is the girl who called and asked if Doron Lamb can dunk. That is something girls just have to know. Love the show1



  191. Bubba
    11:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Does a cat have a climbing gear?

    Think ATV and not a kitty cat.



  192. ebell55
    11:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Hoss Vandy is out recruiting us because they have gotten in state 4* from Nashville and Memphis. UT has history. For those who talk about UofL Strong has the in road to Fla and Clint Hurt so do you want a guy like Hurt running your recruiting? Also the 4* they got from North Carolina mother is from Louisville. Joker will get better recruits than any of the coaches here before him given time and fan support!! We were good when we had Pryor Peters Gary Mathews and Justin Jeffries in the trenches local home grown talent guys that Joker got to come here when the program was down!! The proof is in the talent.



  193. Cass
    11:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    You have to see meatloaf nearly rip Gary busey’s head off. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67lUlKGDpik&feature=youtube_gdata_player Funniest thing you will see all day



  194. randy savage
    11:37 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    i’m not a girl, but I’ve wondered that. i think he doesn’t want to break a nail



  195. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:38 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Climbing gear often refers to a really low gear in a transmission that is used for climbing or pulling. Caterpillar is brand that makes all sorts of machinery (Dozer’s, Backhoe’s, diesel engines, transmissions, generators, etc.)



  196. randy savage
    11:38 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    is it just me or does dan, kind of sound like oscar combs



  197. RUPPS_rhetoric
    11:39 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Dan had to have been OSCAR COMBS



  198. Uncle Sam
    11:39 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    ryan is a good example of why the world is the way it is today. young people have know idea what going on in the world. after these past 3 years and people still have obama stickers on their car just shows how ignorant they are. If donald duck or jerry tipton ran as a democrat just because of their party affiliation.



  199. randy savage
    11:39 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    katz called teague a disappointment, i think cal called him out about that after usc game



  200. the captain
    11:40 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    quit reading tipton 20 years ago



  201. C Ray
    11:40 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Here’s some for you Matt. “Ain’t no hill for a mountain climber”!! “You just load the wagon, I’ll drive the mule”!!



  202. Mark
    11:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Jeff Nogoodman would have a seizure and his keyboard would be smoking from overuse if UK shut off the local media. He tried to cause enough of a fuss that the media didn’t get to interview players so the players could get home for Christmas.



  203. Jax Teller
    11:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    When did Morgan Freeman get the number for the show?



  204. Hoss
    11:41 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Dang, is this caller the dude from the SAW movies?



  205. Hoss
    11:42 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    jax-lmao



  206. Hoss
    11:42 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, make this dude say “Andy Dufrane.”



  207. ryan
    11:43 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    uncle sam- thanks for saying i was young



  208. Jax Teller
    11:43 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    206 – I would have paid good money for that…



  209. C Ray
    11:43 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    And a Baloo is a bear.



  210. Hash
    11:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    High school all stars will not be allowed to play at YUM center. Stupid.

    http://www.lex18.com/news/high-school-all-stars-can-t-play-at-yum-center/



  211. chris
    11:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan it doesn’t take much to loose you.



  212. CatomicBomb
    11:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Was that caller really Paul Harvey?



  213. #8Baby Go Cats!!!
    11:44 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    jerry tipton can kick rocks…! I won’t even accept a free herald leader because of his ridiculousness



  214. Jax Teller
    11:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Rome — $4M



  215. Hoss
    11:45 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    War the Bank!



  216. randy savage
    11:46 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    yes, ryan said ga-lee



  217. Jax Teller
    11:47 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    $30 mil per year, rack him.



  218. KingTut
    11:48 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think it’s very possible. Doesn’t Judge Judy make like $120 million a year, and I hate that hateful old b***h…



  219. C Ray
    11:48 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    What are we gonna do when we find out that Jerry Tipton is the real Keyser Soze? #Respect



  220. Jax Teller
    11:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Need to get Rex Chapman on the show, he could give some insight to Rome. They are boys.



  221. Hoss
    11:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, while I admire your wanting to model this show after Paul’s, please don’t start having Tim Brando on weekly.



  222. Wildcatamania
    11:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I think the person that turns the corner for this team will be Teague. I believe from the South Carolina game, we seen a more controlled player in Teague. I think he will continue to play better as the season goes on. Another thing I liked better in his game was when he went for the dunk in the SC game, he missed but very agressive.



  223. Hoss
    11:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    216- DRINK!



  224. CuriousKidd
    11:49 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Wonder how much Matt makes



  225. kyfan502
    11:50 am January 10, 2012 Permalink


  226. Jax Teller
    11:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It’s all about the fax slapnuts. Somebody check the machine, its getting low on toner.



  227. DERBYDUDE
    11:51 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones I watched the bachlor last night cuz i thought you would talk about it!! what happened?



  228. Mark
    11:53 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Oh joy, it’s Kevin. He doesn’t get hurt by anyone’s opinion about UofL ever…



  229. Jax Teller
    11:54 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Joke was on you derbydude, please turn in your man card. The national championship game was on and you CHOSE to watch the Bachelor?



  230. Another d bag slap nuts call
    11:55 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It’s just lunch–costs well over $1000…



  231. Kidnut
    11:55 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, they are acting like you would if it was Drew, Drew or Shannon on a “It’s Just Lunch” date.



  232. CatsFanInKnoxville
    11:57 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Bring Bradley the camera guy and make it a recurring segment on KSTV. Matt at Lunch!



  233. Wildcatamania
    11:57 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Great show! Love KSR!



  234. Yayyy!!!
    11:58 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Good grief…. More preaching about the bachelor. UnFrigginBelievable



  235. DERBYDUDE
    11:59 am January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I watched the game and DVR’d the Bachelor. I will admit that after the third quarter I went ahead and switched. ill keep my man card if thats ok with you



  236. Yayyy!!!
    12:02 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    no…. Revoked



  237. DERBYDUDE
    12:03 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Ok.



  238. Jax Teller
    12:10 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    It clearly states in Man Law 3.7 — No Man shall ever watch an episode of the Bachelor, this includes but is not limited to live viewing, on demand episodes, webisodes, or any DVR recordings. Any viewership of the show shall result in immediate revocation of your man card. The only exception to the rule is if you watch it with a lady friend and it helps seal the deal. If the deal is not closed, you must still forfeit your card.



  239. aligned_with_truth
    12:10 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    Nice work again Shannon…. It’s 12:05 pm and part 1 is already available on iTunes

    Word to ya moms



  240. Travis
    12:15 pm January 10, 2012 Permalink

    I watched it with a lady friend…I’m keeping my man card. But it was cool b/c she enjoyed watching the game with me.