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The KSR Mailbag, Vol. 1, No. 11

Welcome to the KSR Mailbag! The idea for this feature wasn’t born from the many, many mailbags associated with sports blogs and TV shows…oh, no, that’s way too cliche. The KSR Mailbag was born from the halftime break in KSR’s live blogs, during which I would take over for the guys while they went to use the bathroom or flirt with the lady in charge of the nacho cheese dispenser. During those halftimes, you and I talked about just about anything: life, love, the pursuit of happiness, Triscuits vs. Wheat Thins…you name it, we covered it. Heck, sometimes we even talked about sports.

So think of this as the “halftime” of your week. Starting on Thursday of each week, tweet your questions to me @MrsTylerKSR with the hashtag #ksrmailbag, and if they’re worthy, they’ll make the cut and will be posted on Wednesday’s KSR Mailbag, along with my response. Leggo!

Things that surprised me from the KSR Summit:

1) The site re-design is actually happening
2) Kristen Geil is not a robot
3) The Hyatt in downtown Lexington thought we were important enough to put dishes of free Runts on the table.

Things that did not surprise me:

1) At one point, Matt just “needed to get barefoot” and kicked off his flip flops. I don’t blame him, the Hyatt conference room carpet was quite plush.
2) There was absolutely no one in the Hyatt lobby at 1 p.m. on a Sunday
3) I still don’t like Runts, but felt compelled to eat them because they were free.

Look. We are the only fan base that cares about basketball 24/7. And while Cal’s in charge and the team is winning, the media is going to exploit our obsession for easy hits. It’s just a fact of life. The Critical Coaches series ends on Friday, and tomorrow’s topic is “Are coaches confident that the NCAA is good enough at catching cheaters to give them a level playing field in recruiting?”, so I’d say you can expect at least two more UK-centric articles. I’m sure they’ll troll on, popping out the annual article about Cal vs. Pitino, Cal vs. Coach K, Cal vs. the Easter Bunny, ad nauseam until the end of time. At this point, I wouldn’t be shocked if they put out an article questioning the fairness of UK’s alumni game on September 15th without realizing that UNC does the same thing each season. Does it make you angry? Probably, but you’re playing into their hands. Just don’t click the link.

Randall Cobb
catchin feelings
Anything Perry Stevenson says
Team No Sleep
Don’t Geek
sexy panties (looking at you, Ryan Lemond)

By now, my dream of opening a UK sports bar in Nashville is no longer a secret. In fact, if all of the realists in my life would stop telling me opening a bar/restaurant is a horrible idea, it would be a reality. Until then, the bar tentatively titled “The Taproom” will live on in, gathering momentum with each saved penny. It would be a magical place, modeled after Jack Demsey’s in NYC and The Pony in Chicago, with a big wooden bar, exposed brick and beams, and garage door style windows to let light and fresh air in. It will be one of Nashville’s only smoke-free sports bars, filled with as many flat-screens and UK banners as possible. We’d have an area for the guys to do their radio show and podcasts when they’re in town, and a designated recliner from which I can live blog during games. And Kristen, if we get everyone on board, projected earnings are high, and instead of runts, we’ll serve complimentary movie popcorn. I’ll take more suggestions in the comments section.

Definitely. I hope you’re okay with wearing only Kentucky apparel and a paper flat top.

“BTI Sucks” is KSR’s universal truth. Like 2 + 2 = 4, the sky being blue, or Kevin Stallings liking tacos. Whenever things get crazy, we ground ourselves with the simple fact that no matter what happens, BTI will always suck. It’s our constant.

Hey, those nine minutes between 6:51 and 7 p.m. are important. A lot could happen between then: dinner, phone calls, the couple on “House Hunters” finally making a decision…Aaron just wants to make sure you are provided with the best and most informative Kentucky basketball links on the web before getting on with your night.

Considering that the current NCAA record for most blocks in a single game is 16 (Mickel Gladness, Alabama A&M), yes, I’d say that would be some sort of record.

Here’s a question for you, Barnes: why not?

I love Carly Rae Jepsen as much as the next person, but when the Pittsburgh Steelers do a parody of a song, it’s overplayed.

That didn’t stop me from naming my fantasy football team “Cobb Me Maybe.”

I’ve reached out to my fellow KSR writer to check on this, and will let you know ASAP. But, even if he doesn’t come, you should, because last year’s was awesome. Unfortunately, the women’s clinic is on a Wednesday night this time around (October 3rd), but that’s not stopping me from driving up. It also won’t stop the players from signing autographs well into the wee hours of a school night.

Deep fried Derby Pie FTW. But, is there anything weirder than deep fried kool aid?

Over the years I’ve been “Time to Caliparty,” “Och’no you didn’t,” “Vick in a Box,” and now, “Cobb Me Maybe” (thanks to Ally Tucker for help on the last one). Good fantasy football team names are few and far between, so I encourage you to share yours in the comments section to help Jax out.

Great questions this week, keep them coming via tweet or email!

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

20 Comments for The KSR Mailbag, Vol. 1, No. 11

  1. Brad
    2:51 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    You should probably bold print your response about CBS. “Just don’t click the link.”

  2. KA in CO
    2:54 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    the Tap Room is a bar in Vail, CO. A fun apres ski

  3. Matt
    3:14 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    instead of runts you should have jars of bacon everywhere

  4. bigcat76
    3:15 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Is that a picture of Cleo McDowell of McDowell’s Restaurant at 8507 Queens Blvd? Home of the Big Mc and the Golden Arcs?

  5. Shane
    3:18 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Started the season as “BIG VICK SWINGER”, ended the season as “little vick dangler”

  6. Pu
    3:29 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    I was Touchdown Insider last year. Changed to Touchdown There for this season

  7. Ridge Runner
    3:29 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    At least ya don’t run the risk of messing up a mixed drink on the general public (by not having a bar).

    Trying to be positive here…lol

  8. Roland
    3:34 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Think of renaming of ths post. Misnomer. Hard to be a mailbag when this consists of tweets.

  9. BleedBlueinNashville
    3:46 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    I love the idea of the Kentucky sports bar in nashville, I have had the same felling since I came down here to watch UK vs Vandy Tubby’s last year. I think close to downtown and one in the cool springs area would make a nice proft. Cool Springs because the it seems to now be the mall everyone wants to visit 2nd to Opry Mills. If i win the lotto I will back you to own the downtown bar.

  10. theWilkman
    3:53 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Last season my team was called “Slob on my Cobb”

  11. Jax Teller
    3:53 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Just so you folks know what needs to be topped, the current fantasy team name is “Suh Girls, One Cup”

  12. Chad
    3:54 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Show Me Your TD’s

  13. Billy
    3:59 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    I’ll go in halfski’s with you on the bar… no joke.

  14. malcolm
    4:17 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    This Ginnie person must be desperate for attention. She sends Ms. Tyler Thompson several tweets a day just begging to get on ksr. Her questions aren’t even funny.

  15. Pabloco
    4:26 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    The UK bar should stay away from Downtown, Green Hills or Brentwood/Cool Springs. Downtown has enough bars, Green Hills is a pain to drive in and Brentwood is just a large suburb filled with douchebags. Put it in East Nashville or near Opry Mills. East Nashville is cool and Opry Mills is close to my house. On second thought, just put it near Opry Mills.

  16. TheLaw
    4:45 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    8 – You should listen to the podcast of today’s show, you were one of the 6-8 people Matt gave a shout-out to.

  17. Fake Nate
    5:27 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Fantasy names:

    Somewhere under D’wayne Bowe
    Sorry Folks
    Polish Sausage
    My Meat (as in You can’t beat my meat)
    Off in church (as in You can’t beat…)

  18. Bubba in Glenpool
    5:34 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    #16…Amen to that, I thought of the same thing when I read it!

  19. Maria
    11:04 pm August 22, 2012 Permalink

    Tyler– I am very interested in getting the ball rolling on this UK bar. Have lived in Nashville for a year now for an internship and know many fans who would love this. Please contact me so we can make your dream a reality..Have some good Nashville contacts

  20. Pork Chop
    2:40 am August 23, 2012 Permalink

    all a bar like the tap room needs is a jaeger fountain. it’s much like its classier cousin…the champagne fountain; only much much MUCH better. I would recomend having it flow over an ice sculpture in the likeness of mr. wildcat keightly or anthony davis’ mighty unibrow.