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The media villain is on the air! (Monday Show Thread)

The man Salon.com called the “chief media villain” at the Final Four is on the air today to talk about the article that crowned him head bad guy and everything else from around the world of UK sports. Listen to Matt Jones and his merry band of henchmen this morning on KSR or join in on the shenanigans by calling (502) 571-1080. Or send a text to the TEXTING MACHINE at (317) 385-5148

Topics include:

— Oriakhi to Missouri

— The pursuit of Anthony Bennett

— A recap of the trophy tour

— A whole lot more…

Listen to Kentucky Sports Radio

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

247 Comments for The media villain is on the air! (Monday Show Thread)



  1. Showmeyour_Brass_O_Face
    9:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Why do I get http://www.IdateAsia.com links in my advertising now? You all aren’t setting the bar very high with that, does KSR have a big Asian Market? Or Did Matt just get free noodles for a year at Panda Yum Palace?



  2. iwantafakebarneyCD
    9:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    1st!



  3. Sammy
    9:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey drew I’ve got a few HAMS I was wondering if you could send mr. Jones way for me.



  4. iwantafakebarneyCD
    9:59 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    wow, that was an epic fail.



  5. MyronPryorsLivingRoom
    10:00 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    2 – Nope.



  6. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:04 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    anyone see or hear about the Ian Eagle incident?



  7. BlueFins
    10:05 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Over under before first Richard P(rick) post today?



  8. Toe Nails
    10:06 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    They say any publicity is good publicity especially if your name is Matt jones.



  9. oh no!
    10:06 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    UL lost their Richard!



  10. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:07 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you gotta cue the Ian Eagle incident where he called out his co-host!



  11. Alex
    10:07 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    ****MATT****

    I’ve noticed there are radio stations available on ITUNES and i am unable to stream I HEart Radio at work, but can stream ITUNES. Do you know or can you ask the listeners if it is possible to listen to your show or an affiliate through ITUNES?

    Thanks,

    AlEX



  12. Marcus L. Owens
    10:07 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    ABC 36 reports that Kentucky sophomore Terrence Jones will enter the NBA Draft



  13. BlueFins
    10:08 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Arrrrgggghhh, Lefcoe flashback!!!



  14. ryan
    10:08 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    glad to be back on show thread. the computer was down in the sprawling closet studio here at wlap



  15. Kidnut
    10:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shannon had a “It’s just drinks” date in Florida.



  16. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt…cherubs are short and fat…villains have moustaches…grow a stache,you are not a cherub!



  17. BlueVoodoo
    10:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    That lefkoe guy was A W F U L ! Too much ubel crap. Like Timothy Leary….I tuned OUT.



  18. zack
    10:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    6-what happend?



  19. Jax Teller
    10:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Two media members? Was the other media member Larry Vaught and his Droid which will start posting updates soon?



  20. Jax Teller
    10:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I wonder who the media members who covered the Louisville Bus Tour were?



  21. Fake Sirni
    10:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, glad your back. LAST WEEKS SHOW WAS TERRIBLE! BTW, didn’t look like Calipari cared you were on the bus, all the pics he isn’t even acknowledging you..lol.



  22. Cal's Pal
    10:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Dear Matt,

    Don’t EVER leave the show for 2 days again. We’re glad you’re back.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone



  23. Travis
    10:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Trophy Tour was an awesome event and I’m glad I was able to attend in E-town. I was pretty close to our Cherubic Leader and got to listen to several great one-liners when he was being crowd control and getting fans through the line to have a picture with the trophy.



  24. iwantafakebarneyCD
    10:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink


  25. VaCatFan
    10:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Anybody want to guess which bus rider loves Jimmy Johns?



  26. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    9…they are still Peckerheads,as someone has said before they have their pecker on their face!



  27. Bo knows balls
    10:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I say again- I like a the smell of the poop. This is normal no?



  28. Btown Cat
    10:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt!!! You have to address how Fridays show turned in Kentucky Troll Radio! Lefkoe, UL fan, Perrin, who I do like, but UL player an the Vinetti!!! The show was the worst ever!



  29. Rixter
    10:14 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Who’s job was it to announce FIU’s hiring of a new basketball coach:

    A.) Richard Pitino

    B.) FIU’s Athletic Department

    C.) Rick Pitino

    Apparently Rick has the Brett Favre Syndrome, and it kills him to be out of the spotlight for more than a couple days.



  30. Travis
    10:14 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I agree about Robic being both excited and terrified. He was holding the trophy in E-town and was just kind of amazed at the crowd and what I would call “controlled chaos.” I did get to touch the trophy and asked Robic how heavy it is. He replied, “It gets heavier throughout the day.”



  31. WeWant9
    10:14 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is that a good thing Cal talking to Matt alot? lol



  32. Kidnut
    10:15 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, can you please get to the Shoney’s renovations? You are killing us with anticipation.



  33. UK clay
    10:16 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lmao…Matt is now a part of the establishment



  34. kywildcat
    10:16 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt talk about the power of BBN on social media in Uk Basketball



  35. Kyle Almek
    10:17 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    cant get boston marathon coverage on computer at work. Going back the bread and butter that is KSR



  36. Matts big head
    10:17 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Pretty soon they will have to build another Internet to contain the amazingness that is me



  37. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:18 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Too bad they didn’t drag Tippy behind the bus like on Vactuon movie…



  38. BobbyA
    10:19 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I can’t figure out what the bad news would be… hmmm? Anybody know?



  39. WeWant9
    10:19 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt do you realize how bad Fridays show was?



  40. Wait a second...
    10:19 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    wait a minute… they got bad news on friday? AND YOU’RE NOT GOING TO TELL US WHAT IT IS?!?!?!



  41. Cat Head
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Friday Night?

    I miss something? I was sick, but I dont remember anything going on?



  42. Boston's Market
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    35 – you know what would go good with that bread and butter? A nice,fat piece of meat. Fresh from the Boston’s market



  43. Lakesidecatsfan
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    How did you ge the good seat on the plane?



  44. kywildcat
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There was a show friday?



  45. ksr fan
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Someone please refresh my memory. What was the bad news from Friday night?



  46. UK clay
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt is now the Jesus of UK hoops…please Matt turn my Gatorade to Wine with your awesomeness



  47. Jax Teller
    10:20 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    More damn meetings at work, gonna miss most of “Storytime with Uncle Matt” today. Thank god for the podcast.



  48. Surgeon Michael
    10:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bad news = Alex origami



  49. WeWant9
    10:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt we love you but be careful what info you share on here or the radio, we need you on Cals good side lol



  50. BobbyA
    10:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Was it Oriakhi (sp?) deciding on Missouri? That’s not bad unles we aren’t getting Bennett.



  51. Surgeon Michael
    10:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    iPhone correct. Oh well. I’ll never type his name again



  52. Wait a second...
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Oh… Oriakhi. That makes sense.



  53. ukcat8fan
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    *New UKCAT8FAN Video* “The Road to Gr8ness” Link below

    http://www.ukcat8fan.blogspot.com/2012/04/2011-2012-kentucky-basketball-road-to.html

    Hey Matt….how bout giving me some love on your show? 😉



  54. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    What’s Friday’s bad news? Inquiring minds want to know…



  55. Kidnut
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Here is one thing you can take away from the bus tour. If you are ever in a contest against Jerry Tipton where you have to guess on the number of objects in a jar, you have to like your chances.



  56. bmac
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I went golfing with Jerry Tipton over the weekend. I’m thinking now I should have asked to see his scorecard.



  57. bmt22033
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Check out the new 2011-2012 Kentucky Basketball: “The Road to Gr8ness” video from UKCatFan8!

    http://youtu.be/JLQlw04pCHY



  58. jerry tipton's ego
    10:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    316 people in E’town….



  59. Kidnut
    10:23 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The bad news from Friday was when they listened to the show’s podcast.



  60. kywildcat
    10:23 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    ukcat8fan, Uk needs to hire you.



  61. jerry tipton's ego
    10:23 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    @58… Bmac, keep my scorecard out of your mouth!!! Lmao



  62. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:24 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    51…spot on…



  63. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:24 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There were not 120 tornadoes in Kansas over the weekend. Jerry Tipton reports that it was a windy weekend good for kite flying.



  64. Cat Head
    10:25 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ohhhhh Oriakhi!!

    Really? I had no idea the staff wanted him THAT bad? I wish he chose UK too, but I didnt get that upset.

    Calm down CAL!!!! We got this!



  65. Surgeon Michael
    10:25 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    What’s lower: Jerry Tipton’s crowd estimation or Kim Jong Il’s golf score?



  66. BobbyA
    10:25 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Listen to Matt… I was at Pikeville… He was a ROCKSTAR!!! More people were screaming for Matt Jones than they were Calipari.



  67. Jax Teller
    10:25 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    56 – Well played.



  68. jerry tipton's ego
    10:26 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Lefkoe wishes he was Jerry Tipton.



  69. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:26 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    61…lmfao…62…100% right! Awesome video!



  70. The Tain't
    10:26 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Someone forgot to upload Friday’s show to iTunes.



  71. ryan
    10:26 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    kidnut – funny line right there



  72. Kidnut
    10:27 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Anyone else just picture Allen calling in the show from his rocker at a gas station?



  73. jerry tipton's ego
    10:27 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    6 people screamed for Matt at Pikeville.



  74. Wayne Rooney
    10:28 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The look behind the curtain is always eye opening. Having been friends or involved with a lot of coaches through the years I think the thing that amazes me most is how often the decisions we think are complicated & the most thought out are really just made on the fly with little thought, while some of the most obvious or simple decisions have the most debate or work put into them.



  75. bung
    10:28 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    how was paducah…?



  76. BobbyA
    10:28 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    75: Classic.



  77. WeWant9
    10:28 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones,Drew Franklin,Drew the Employee,Shannon the Dude all not on the show=disaster.



  78. Laker Cat 18
    10:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I may not be around for the 2nd hour of the show because of internet problems at work. For the love of God, can we talk about the pursuit of Anthony Bennett in the first hour??? I need my recruiting fix to get through the rest of the day.



  79. Wildcat4life
    10:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I was at the Frankfort event on Friday and I saw a guy with a UofL jacket on. I guess he wanted to see what victory looks like



  80. BobbyA
    10:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    2 misspellings, but the good news is according to Jerry Tipton it was perfect.



  81. brian
    10:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    After the bus tour do you still believe Oscar when he says Western Kentucky isn’t as blue as Eastern Kentucky?



  82. WeWant9
    10:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The plaque is not that big of an issue



  83. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:30 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Tipton reports there were 4 typos on the plaque.



  84. UKfanFelicia
    10:30 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    lol I had just pulled on 23 going to Ashland for an appointment when I seen the bus pull up to the traffic lights lol if I had known you all was going to pull into the “birdhouse” in Louisa I wouldn’t have cared to by late for my appointment I would have turned around lol.



  85. Stephen
    10:31 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Brian Williams was an undersized defensive end from Middlesboro that kicked tail for Jerry Claiborne in the wide tackle 6 defense. He was as good a dude as he was a football player. He played with as much heart as anyone who suited up for the Cats in the 80’s!



  86. robuk
    10:31 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    uh oh! John Short just lost major points with Matt…Short is a Michael Savage fan!!



  87. JerryTipton
    10:31 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    0 fans at Northern KY trophy tour stop



  88. bmt22033
    10:32 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ok, gun to your head, does Cal land Anthony Bennett?



  89. Error 503 Service Unavailable
    10:32 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Johnny Short is correct about Brian Williams interning for President Carter.
    http://cs.pn/IQqRGQ



  90. ryan
    10:33 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    i bet Cal got a bigger thrill from the “surprise” stops on the tour because he got to shock some fans who probably felt like the just won the lottery



  91. Shouto
    10:33 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Question … Let’s assume Cal gets Bennett and no one else. what does the practice roster look like? Are there enough quality players per position to do a quality 5 on 5 scrimmage? I know there is at the Center positions what about at the guard positions?



  92. robuk
    10:34 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    89…not if he got his info from Savage, Matt won’t allow that.



  93. robuk
    10:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    J. T. is a man of truth…



  94. Wayne Rooney
    10:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Tomorrow could be a big media day…



  95. fb>bb
    10:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Brian Williams is only the best athlete to ever come out of Middlesboro, KY.



  96. Dom Papa
    10:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    They got bad news on friday??????????????? WHAT????????????



  97. steel mill josh
    10:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think the numbers were low in Ashland because of the earlier time frame at noon, and it being the first day and stop.



  98. cats1068
    10:39 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, Friday’s show was the worst KSR show ever. The show definitely needed you on it. Lefkoe was turrible!



  99. champ
    10:39 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Sucks Oriaki isnt coming bc now we wont have a Senior Night next year



  100. WeWant9
    10:40 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Whats up with the Boones Butcher Shop Hater?



  101. J in Orlando
    10:41 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Tipton reports that this show thread only had 10 comments



  102. Shannon the Dude's 401k
    10:43 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Are you all going to upload Friday’s show?



  103. Edd
    10:44 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, I tried to get my daughters to compliment your hair at the E-Town stop. I guess they didn’t agree.
    Sorry.



  104. robuk
    10:44 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    agents are a lot like trial lawyers



  105. thegoosewasgolden
    10:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    What do you think the NBAPA would do if the NCAA re-instituted the freshmen ineligible rule?



  106. ryan
    10:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    cats1068 – appreciate it my friend. i understand we have a mutual friend in steve conner. is this right?



  107. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    10:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    103…All with typos…



  108. robuk
    10:46 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    sources tell me Anthony Davis and MKG are going to declare for the draft!



  109. Kige's Mustache Ride
    10:46 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Just be glad Johnny Short is listening to Michael Savage and not Dan Savage. Conservatism isn’t as bad as furries or BDSM. And the gays.



  110. LoganBleedsBlue
    10:47 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think its possible Coach Cal didn’t want Oriakhi has much as he wanted Bennett. A big man Uconn senior coming into a school he doesn’t care for with a chip on the shoulder telling the players what to do and how to do it. I would much rather have Bennett than the risk of a angry big UCONN bully.



  111. Travis
    10:47 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    You should throw Sam Malone in the “leaving for the draft” tweet too. Someone has to go nuts on the bench when Ant or MKG makes a big play.



  112. Wyane Rooney
    10:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    How about some “hypothetical” recruiting updates from the trip?



  113. Champ
    10:49 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Sources are telling me that Brian Long will start appreciating his role on the team more in the coming year.



  114. cats1068
    10:49 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, you are correct sir. You and I have crossed paths at Sandersville, Cardinal run and Shilito. My wife works at Sandersville.



  115. ryan
    10:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    apparently alex risen at wtvq is dating someone in uk media relations. conspiracy?



  116. robuk
    10:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt you should try some Dap



  117. Tresgoggles
    10:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink


  118. BG KY Dave
    10:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, my wife is the one who left a note on your wife’s car after my 4 year old son hit it while opening his door at Cardinal Run Park. You called her and left a message and I heard your voice and I was like that’s Ryan Lemmon from KSR! So nice for you all to call her. We just had a baby girl last week, Leah Elizabeth. Things for us have been CRAZY and we apprciate you all bing so cool about it. Again Sorry about that and thanks for being you. Tell your wife thank you too!



  119. Petethamelslazyeye
    10:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Charlie Strong is not only blocking the media but just announced he is blocking God from his football team since he allowed it to rain on their Spring Game.



  120. pioneer
    10:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    We need a wing player Matt



  121. Edd
    10:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Remember, a significant amount were convinced Clyde lost to Gardner Webb on purpose.



  122. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:53 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Alex Oriakhi’s scenes were cut from the new documentary “Bully” because the MPAA found his big angry UCONN attitude to be disturbing to children.



  123. Jimi,Gaden of Eden
    10:53 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Can’t get everybody…only 13 schollys per year…bigger news when we miss than when we connect…



  124. ryan
    10:53 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    cats1068 – now i’m confused. who are you?



  125. Chris
    10:54 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    You know Friday was bad when Vanetti brought up the quality of the show.



  126. Hale Yeah
    10:54 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Keep in mind that we’ll be playing Missouri next season in basketball. Won’t it be home and home?



  127. It'sJustLunch
    10:55 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    According to sources close to It’sJustLunch, Drew will be going on a date tonight.



  128. nostalgiaguru
    10:55 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The signing of Nerlens was extra sweet to me. I’ve disliked old man John Thompson ever since 1985 when he started playing dirty pool by having his players pull their opponents over on top of them to try and draw a charge, and when he had Ewing kick the ball in the stands to stop the clock. After I heard he had visited Nerlens, and many thought he was going to GT, it made it even that more enjoyable to hear the announcement.

    I enjoyed your F4 show at Walk Ons, I was the UK fan out front telling everyone where the line was. I saw John Thompson later in a restaurant, and his beer belly made him look like one of the bears at Disney World.



  129. Chris
    10:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think we really need another guard in the worse way. Unless Hood or Beckham are gonna play.



  130. robuk
    10:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Sept 1st Papa Johns….Cards lead 38-0..fourth and goal on the 1 yd line….does Strong take a knee or go for it?



  131. parapooper
    10:57 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Joe B dancing with all the damn commies. What has the world come to?



  132. RYNO
    10:57 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Rodney Hood to replace Lamb? Is next years team going to have a shooter besides Wiltjer?



  133. ryan
    10:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    BG KY Dave – no worries. i just thought it was very cool and very respectful for her to leave the note. 99% of people wouldn’t. hopefully your 4 year old saw mom acting like a respectful and responsible adult and will remember that. introduce yourself at cardinal run. we’re out there every night!



  134. cats1068
    10:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ryan, my wife works in the cafeteria and my son used to go to school there. If you’ve seen me, you won’t forget me. Believe it.



  135. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    During Brad’s senior year, hopefully Coach Cal adopts an 8th grader.



  136. Kidnut
    10:59 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Actually they did capture Joe B Hall and the Russian Coaches incident. Rocky’s final speech in Rocky IV is based on it. That’s why the movie has a disclaimer that it is based on true events.

    Joe B was the first to say, “If I can change and you can change, then we all can change.”



  137. LoganBleedsBlue
    10:59 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    You can call me out matt as much as you like. Wont make me angry. Good point.



  138. ryan
    10:59 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bucky Small Hooves – I’ll let him adopt my son for 4 more years!



  139. Wayne Rooney
    11:00 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Don’t forget who the lead recruiter is @ Missouri is: Tim Fuller.



  140. Chris
    11:00 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Too funny a commercial for best value inn about why wait forever for enough reward points for free rooms.



  141. ryan
    11:00 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    cats1068 – next time please say hello. connner said he was a buddy of yours. conner texts me throught the show every day!



  142. etowncats
    11:01 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,
    Can you discuss on the show the article you tweeted about being #1 media villian at the FF? Wh o was the guy writing the article? It was interesting and funny. Just goes to show that the interenet is becoming more and more a threat to print news. Sorry I missed you in Etown



  143. RYNO
    11:01 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Goodwins listed as a SG, but I didnt see him shoot any 3s during the Jordan classic. Is he a legit 3 pt threat? He looked ,ike a pretty viable option for backup PG.



  144. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:02 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    With all the UK memorabilia out there, why is there not a Joe B Hall Russian Nesting Doll?



  145. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:02 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    135…right!



  146. Tony
    11:03 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Has there even been a trophy tour like this before, anywhere? In any sport?



  147. iwantafakebarneyCD
    11:05 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Ok heres my thing about Shabazz… he was asked to give a message to the “bruin fans” after he committed. He stated ” I wanna get UCLA back and HOPEFULLY sell out all home games.”

    When Noel was asked the same thing he stated ” we gonna repeat and win #9″

    Cal said earlier in the broadcast that “UK isnt for everyone. You have to go all in if you decide to come”

    Shabazz was not going to do that… he talking about selling out at UCLA when Noel is only coming to win another title. Thats why I dont like Shabazz… i dont like his demeanor. He shot 25 times at the Jordan Brand Classic. Noel rejected his shit twice. I really like Alex Poythress sooo much more. He is so much more fluid and under control. Shabazz just mainly had run out dunks and just seems spastic at times. I mean Poythress jumped from 17 to 7 in the rankings. Bottom line: Bazz wanted the big LA lights and wants to shoot 25 times a game. Cal wouldve had trouble with him and he seems like he could be a bit pouty. I’ve just never been a fan.



  148. LoganBleedsBlue
    11:06 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    You pretty much insulted me over public radio and yet I feel good. Thats the power of Matt Jones lawyer skills.



  149. Paducah Patty
    11:07 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I’m so glad that Paducah and the rest of Western Kentucky represented well on Friday!!



  150. ryan
    11:08 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    BG KY Dave – just gave you a shout out



  151. WOW!
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    THAT video is AWESOME!!!Thx Catfan8! Amazingly effective (goose bumps)! 🙂



  152. Mike
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    LeBatard said that us winning the title would be the worst thing that could happen to college basketball.



  153. Azubuike's Bicep
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    “Dan Lebitard is Highly Questionable” is HILARIOUS. SI!! SI!!



  154. Dan Lebetard's dad
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Si, Si…I am intrigued!



  155. Shannon the Dude's 401k
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Just to let you know Matt there’s a Twitter about you: @NotKSRMattJones
    It’s not clever at all



  156. blotto
    11:09 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    LeBatard’s Dad, “Si, Si. I’m intrigued”



  157. Biggass Hungguy
    11:10 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    So Joe B didnt like Tubby.



  158. ryan
    11:10 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    tony – yes, adolph rupp used to do it, and that’s where cal got the idea. kind of again repeating history and a glorious time



  159. LeBatard's Dad
    11:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Mat… It has been 14 days and guess what?
    It still feels great!



  160. zack
    11:11 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    trotline shannon not trout



  161. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:12 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    152…Yeah,for the rest of college basketball…



  162. ryan
    11:13 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    cats 1068 – now conner is telling me that jax teller is also one of your boys



  163. ObiwanKentucky
    11:14 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Joe B. has a U.F.O. story. Just ask him.



  164. Kidnut
    11:14 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt was the fluffer?



  165. I heart KSR on I heart radio
    11:16 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    $100 says the bus has IN tags because it was a custom build in Elkhart, IN, where it was lisenced and tagged after it was made. My educated guess.



  166. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:16 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Pitino came to Radcliff on Saturday to show off the shoes that Siva wore during the Final Four. My whole family got an autograph and he slept with my friend’s mom.



  167. WeWant9
    11:17 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Has Drew Franklin been fired? Hes not been on here in over a week



  168. ryan
    11:19 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bucky Small Hooves – you’re on fire today. that’s hilarious. wish i would’ve thought of it



  169. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:19 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Cal knows and embraces our history…one more reason why he is simply the best…



  170. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Bucky…what Ryan said…



  171. Rixter
    11:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    If Rick reaches out to former players, you can bet they’re HIS former players. Have you seen the McCray brothers around? What about Wes Cox? He still lives in Louisville and one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet.. but I havent seen pitino reaching out to him….



  172. markymark
    11:21 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Cal can embrace Joe B, etc because he’s confident and comfortable with himself — Rick is insecure.



  173. Howie Lindsey's Belly
    11:22 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Mmmmm… ice cream



  174. Kevin E
    11:23 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, What happened to Aaron Torres?? Have you heard from him since UCONN bowed out of the tournament??!?



  175. ryan
    11:29 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    i was hoping fake larry orton was going to call today



  176. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:30 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Rick Pitino stopped the van for a kid that showed up at Peyton Siva’s Final Four Shoes tour, once he confirmed it was not his offspring – it was wheels up Fairdale!



  177. WeWant9
    11:30 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Just One Day,Matt? Wow now we know how u really feel about us. We are your loyal listeners man.



  178. Mash Davis
    11:31 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt, I’m surprised you weren’t told by someone in management that some dude named Kevin used a racial slur at the end of call last week. Thought the delay you had was supposed to catch that so it didn’t make the air.



  179. BG KY Dave
    11:32 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Yo Ryan, I have no idea what you look like. I see pictures of Matt with a sweet flat top and Drew Franklin in Bars all the time but not you. If I did I would say hi! You got a link to a picture of you…my wife was asking not me, right ;- ) Good day to you!



  180. Kidnut
    11:33 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Whoah, a Blue Monday remix!



  181. Line 4
    11:34 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think Fake Larry Orton is hilarious, but the hosts need to quit making fun of Daniel Orton. You act like you never made a mistake at 18. The kid lost his mom that year, and recovered from a knee injury, and his college career didn’t go as planned. Give him a break. We should make fun of Matt and Drew for acting like a couple of babies on twitter after the Shabazz anouncement.



  182. 193
    11:35 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    the shoneys on eastern parkway in louisville closed



  183. Edd
    11:36 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I went to a Shoneys on the way to Myrtle Beach 17 years ago. The awfulness is still a topic of conversation in my family. But, I wish I was there Friday.



  184. Delaney Hanley
    11:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shoneys on Eastern Pkwy closed going to be a El Nopal. That was the worst Shoneys in the world.



  185. J in Orlando
    11:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Jerry Tipton reports that Matt broke the toilet…



  186. BleedBlueinNashville
    11:37 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Where is the writing Matt was just talking about??



  187. Travis
    11:38 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    E-town on the map for the #ShoneysRemodel!! I read this on Twitter waiting for the bus and could not quit laughing. The Shoney’s apparently re-opened about a week ago.



  188. zack
    11:38 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Cal taking the trophy everywhere reminds me of the seinfeld episode when kramer wins a tony and he carries around with him.



  189. WestWorld
    11:38 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shoney’s remodel – LOL!



  190. Joey
    11:39 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt
    I live in etown. Have not been to the shoney’s since 1993. When they did the remodel they should have torn it down.



  191. Fake Billy Clyde
    11:39 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Sad news, the Shoney’s on Eastern Parkway closed two weeks ago. Is going to be replaced by yet another El Nopal. Matt was dead on with his comment on the “…smell of desperation…” I can’t even remember the number of waitresses I’ve taken home from there…



  192. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:39 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Shoney’s remodel is an afterthought around Etown. The addition of a second drive-thru lane at McDonald’s is headline news.



  193. WeWant9
    11:40 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Can Shannon or someone get us a list of affiliates and post it



  194. Etown johnny
    11:40 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shoneys in etown is not that good at all. I live about 3 miles from it, I didn’t know about the remodel (not all people from etown are that boring)nor have i eaten there in about two years. I am sorry that the representatives from etown are so embarrassing



  195. zack
    11:40 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    wrap it up woman



  196. 1bata
    11:41 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    When is the podcast going to be put up for hour 1. I always try to get caught up with both hours during lunch, and the last 3 days, the pod casts have been very late. Not trying to bitch, but you guys are normally very quick with the podcast after each hour. Thanks for all that you do.



  197. ryan
    11:41 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    BG KY Dave – i coach the pirates at southwest, and my tballer plays on riverbandits. try this, and please come over http://loginlax.rapmls.com/Menu.aspx?hidMLS=LEX&SID=925d8c18-a759-4204-b14c-47a0980d40d3



  198. Kidnut
    11:41 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt Jones, destroying UK collectables one signature at a time.



  199. WeWant9
    11:42 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Salon.Com dont know Boones Butcher Shop



  200. Kidnut
    11:43 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The comment about “stuttering” was such an over-reach makes me want to disregard the whole article.



  201. Stmlax03
    11:43 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Media villain?!… I don’t think anyone likes Matt Jones.



  202. zack
    11:44 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    it should be the dude makes over a hundred mill a year



  203. jerry tipton's ego
    11:44 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I predict 18 people at the Blue/White game…



  204. Rixter
    11:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Max Smith is doing well?

    Didn’t we hear last year how well Morgan Newton was doing? I think Joker’s words were ‘you won’t recognize him he’s improved so much’



  205. WeWant9
    11:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I was hoping to see u at the Scrimmage Matt 🙁



  206. lueker
    11:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There is a Shoney’s in Morehead. I suspect it will be closing soon though. It is losing customers to the new Cracker Barrel and death at a rapid rate.



  207. Riley
    11:45 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt,

    Adam Lefkoe was actually very good. People just want to suck up to ya man, We did miss you. Lefkoe was actually on top of his game and seems to know what is going on. People hate change.



  208. GregMac
    11:46 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt there is a Shoney’s in Frankfort and they too just did a remodel.



  209. cats
    11:46 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Shoney’s in Hopkinsville, is still kicking….



  210. mjblue2
    11:46 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think the Shoney’s in Danville is still open…



  211. Shoneys local
    11:47 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Corbin ky has a shoneys.



  212. WildcatByTheGraceOfGOD
    11:47 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Is there any truth the rumor going around campus that Cal is getting a $1mil raise per year….making him the 2nd highest paid coach in the NBA now?



  213. Ralph's Beard
    11:47 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There is a SHONEYs in CORBIN, KY



  214. zack
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    i always get Shoneys and Dennys confused. Isnt there a Dennys on nicholasville road?



  215. Bluesbrother
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Salon is a liberal rag that ALWAYS attacks without facts or reason and always with agenda. Interesting that you (and UK basketball), unfortunately, were the target of their latest attack. You’re a misguided young man Matt when it comes to politics…stick with UK sports, you’re pretty good at it and the fans enjoy it.



  216. Shoneys manager
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There is a new shoneys with a bar near the northeast YMCA in Louisville



  217. Fancy
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt — from being around the coaching staff Friday and with contact with them at other times, do you get the feel that these 5-6 guys who are about to announce for the draft ARE attending classes and fulfilling their requirements of finishing up in good standing? Just curious since I keep seeing some of these guys tweeting from or about locations where they are: ie. Anthony Davis all over the place, and at the Jordan game this weekend; MKG asking where to eat in Detroit; Kyle Wiltjer (although he is not leaving) from Portland the last 2 weekends, etc.

    Thanks for any input you can give!



  218. Mt Washington Mike
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Are the Shoneys on Fern Valley Rd and Shepherdsville closed or remodeling



  219. Fancy
    11:48 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    There is a Shoney’s in Lexington on Harrodsburg Road.



  220. Keyts
    11:49 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shoney’s on fern valley rd n I65



  221. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:49 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    On Rick Pitino’s tour of Peyton Siva’s shoes from the final four, he requests that everyone touch his trophy.



  222. Chris
    11:50 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt maybe you need to have the casting call at the Spring practice you could more than double the attendance.



  223. Travis
    11:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    If you want some damn good country food and amazing pie, try Mammy’s Kitchen in Bardstown. Awesome hole-in-the-wall and good people. I stopped at Mammy’s and had their “best grilled cheese ever” and homemade, freshly-baked coconut creme pie. It was delicious! I think it should be a #FutureKsrSponsor along with the Bardstown staples Boone’s Butcher Shop and Old Talbott Tavern (also stopped there for a bourbon).



  224. J in Orlando
    11:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    208-All due respect-Disagree completely…Adam doesn’t have the most entertaining delivery, then when you add in his choice of guests, it just wasn’t done very well considering the audience.



  225. ryan
    11:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    zack – it is a Denny’s on Nicholasville road. no more SHoney’s in Lexvegas



  226. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:51 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    The Shoney’s in Etown can be a hotbed of teabagging activity, watch your pancakes, Matt.



  227. kywildcat
    11:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I pay TWC each month but when I call tech they cant find me in their system, wtf is up with that



  228. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:52 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt…how about a satellite feed on DirecTV?



  229. big tim
    11:54 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    205 well if you listen to what happen in the scrimmage you will see there doing a whole lot better even catching the ball. watch joker comments in practice video you will see a diffrence in this weeks compared to last weeks he dont say every thing great joker said last year that the defense would have to carry them



  230. Howie Lindsey's Belly
    11:54 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    What ever happened to the guy who said he was getting a UK eye?



  231. Rixter
    11:54 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    HOW did the leg story not get told until 11:54???



  232. Union Farmer
    11:55 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I think Matt questions Ryan’s ability to hold an intelligent conversation.



  233. Jimi,Garden of Eden
    11:55 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Shoney’s in Winchester on the Bypass…



  234. Rixter
    11:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt, the point is, it’s NOT RICK’S PLACE to make that announcement… FIU should make it, he’s stealing their thunder, in the pursuit of glory for himself



  235. Drew
    11:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    181. I’m the caller who does Fake Larry Orton. I completely agree with you and I’m ready to put the character to rest. This past year, winning the national championship, was so great. I think we forget that these players are just “good keeeeds” and we should respect them (and forgive their mistakes).

    I first started doing the character on a whim because Matt and EZ were ripping Daniel Orton so much and I thought, “Man, it would be really funny if I called in as Daniel’s dad” (in a Fat Albert kinda voice). All I knew about Larry Orton is that he did keynote speaking engagements for UK during Daniel’s recruitment and was paid. Probably a NCAA violation that the haters can high five about.

    Anyway, I love Kentucky basketball. Always have. Always will. I really respect every player who chose to play here. There are things that I like about the character (like how he mispronounces every name and goes on these ridiculous rants) but I think that was my last call. Daniel is gone and I think there are very few reasons for Fake Larry Orton to call in. Also the voice hurts my throat! Go Cats and go Daniel Orton!!



  236. ryan
    11:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Union Farmer – he ain’t the only one to question that!!!



  237. Laker Cat 18
    11:56 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    FIU canned Isiah Thomas for Rick Pitino’s non-aborted son? That should be the heading on the news stories announcing this hire.



  238. Matt Jones
    11:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I love Fake Larry Orton…dont stop!



  239. ryan
    11:58 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    drew – i enjoy the calls. i don’t think they are disrespectful. it’s all in fun. you never say anything bad about DO. I respect your position. much respect



  240. Kidnut
    11:59 am April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Richie Farmer was the one that broke the toilet on the bus…Matt just felt he’s had a tough time lately and didn’t want to pile on.



  241. JC
    12:26 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Anything going on with the podcasts? Will this be fixed or do I need to try and fix my schedule to listen. Just much better for me on the podcast. Thanks.



  242. Chris
    12:53 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I bet Matt broke the toliet and didn’t want to walk to Walmart to get a plunger.



  243. Chris
    1:04 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    Matt your buddy Ian must have been hanging out with you too much. http://sports.yahoo.com/sportsminute



  244. Drew
    1:21 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    I listened back to the call. Hard not to laugh at it. Now I’m not so sure that FLO is gonna disappear! Matt & Ryan, thank you for doing the show. Having a fan show, with fans hosting it = awesome.



  245. InternationalPhilosophy
    2:14 pm April 16, 2012 Permalink

    @216 Bluesbrother

    There aren’t any liberals in the US. There are centrists and right-wing whackos (sorry, the term “right-wing whackos” is redundant).
    You’re just one of the many brainwashed by Atwater and Rove.



  246. Chad
    11:56 am April 17, 2012 Permalink

    Hey Matt,

    I read the Brian Weinberg article. I thought the article was a hatchet job, disparaging you in such a way. I commented on the article, there are some HTML tags embedded. Here is what I said:

    “If you had done proper research on Matt Jones and KentuckySportsRadio.com, you would have found that Mr. Jones has a REAL sports radio talk show.

    KSR airs throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky Monday through Friday. Mr. Jones also has a cable television talk show called Kentucky Sports Television. I find it in very poor taste you calling Matt a “media villain”.

    I hope you enjoy your couple hundred hits for calling out a well respected media member like Matt Jones. Has Dick Vitale ever called you to grant an interview? How about the likes of Mike Pratt, Tom Leach or John Calipari? I’d wager a guess, probably not. “