We only had one minute of on-air technical difficulty in Monticello today, but that was only because of some late scrambling before airtime. The Conley Bottom Marina is a beautiful place, with some very attractive people running around (especially at this weekend’s event I hear), but the cell signal isn’t great. But we got the ethernet cord on lock and we had fun with what was one of the two largest crowds on the trip. The folks of Wayne County showed their KSR love, giving us a key to the city, proclaiming August 9th “KSR Day” and making us feel right at home. As we now sit at a cottage at the Lake Cumberland resort, the Lake beckons, but we first must give a few notes from the road. Tomorrow its Jamestown and then a much needed weekend break. A few thoughts:
— The story of the day is Jeff Goodman’s accusation that John Calipari tried to get him fired and his confirmation that he has an anti-Calipari bias. When I first got word that Goodman had dropped that opinion on a radio show, I was shocked. The rumor of Calipari going after Goodman has long existed and been bandied about in media circles, but for Jeff to say it publicly was truly stunning. He has now publicly admitted that he doesn’t like Calipari personally and that it’s hard to be objective. I like Jeff as a person…when he isn’t yelling at me at the Peach Jam, I have found him entertaining and charming. BUT, I have always thought his argument that he was fair to Calipari to be not true.
In Monticello, they had a dog on a surfboard…he is already more adventurous than I am
— The World Wide Wes story on CBS was essentially nothing. Some coaches think he matters, some don’t. A number of jealous quotes from anonymous coaches were cited and we really learned nothing. In the end, World Wide Wes continues to be a mystery…a true American creation. What will be interesting is to see what CBS writes tomorrow, when they list the coaches who other coaches think is cheating. Who will make the list? I will give you one guess.
— Quick Football note. I hear nothing but positivity coming from UK football practice this week, even from sources that usually flood me with negativity. Everyone says the team is motivated, has the best looking athletes on the field in years and are ready to make an impact. Most won’t believe anything until the first game, but my optimism continues to increase. If you can’t get into this team now, I am not sure when you will. The time for negativity and debate will be there later in the year if things go South…but for now, the young players have me thinking that there could be some surprises on the gridiron this year.
Tomorrow we are in Jamestown at the local tv station and will be talking about all of this and more. Good luck to the Bowling Green Little League Team tomorrow versus Indiana! as they play for the Little League World Series…get it done on a neutral site against the Hoosiers. Until then, check out the podcast from today’s show and enjoy your wonderful evening: