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UK Fans of the Day Want Part 2 of Drew-NCAA Trip


You asked for it, so I made it happen. Part Two of the KSTV trip to the NCAA which includes Drew’s interview with the official NCAA Spokesman is now online and ready for viewing. If you missed it last week, he talks to Drew about the Enes decision, answers the Corey Magette question (sort of) and generally puts up with our nonsense. A great performance by Drew and some high quality entertainment. I cant embed the video here but you can watch it at the link below. Enjoy:

Drew takes on the NCAA

Article written by Matt Jones

52 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Part 2 of Drew-NCAA Trip

  1. bung
    2:15 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    thanks for tha pic

  2. Juanita Broderick
    2:24 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I think it would have been better to send someone armed with a RPG rather that a spit wad straw. Lot of real tough questions that could have been asked but were not. Missed opportunity.

  3. bung
    2:27 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I think a small dancing monkey hangin from the mic would have looked good. Nice job Drew.

  4. Burlington_UK_fan
    2:30 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Chris (Lexington, KY)

    Have you seen anything like what John Calipari is doing at UK? Do you think he can continue to bring in top talent year in and year out?

    Dave Telep (2:21 PM)

    Hey Chris,UK and Calipari. Wow. Three years in a row the No. 1 class. Can he keep doing that? Odds are against him to replicate that kind of success because no one has EVER done that and its not fair to mandate he go four in a row (I know you UK fans expect it though!). Cal has this in recruiting autopilot. Every year the best PG in the country looks his way; he almost has to given the success at the position. The Wildcats are a national title away from going from mega recruiting power to straight up World Recruiting Power.

  5. Blaker18
    2:31 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    The girl in the tank top would look a lot cooler if she had the wildcat with the old tongue in the mouth.

  6. Budweiser
    2:31 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I think that guy in the background is taking better care of that case of Bud than most people do their own kids.

  7. King Nate
    2:40 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    God Bless….Drew was totally unprepared.

  8. Viren
    2:41 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I would have grilled Chuck Wynn with this question after he responded that Kanter took money from professional team. Well then why is Clemson QB playing for professional team in baseball allowed to play for the Tigers? Or Trajan Langdon gotten to retain eligibility to play college basketball at Duke when he was getting paid by professional teams? Drew great job but you missed one :-[

    KEY TERM Wynn used is Kanter took money from PROFESSIONAL. I know that was the tipping point then why are professional’s allowed to keep their eligibility in NCAA sports. i.e. Baseball Players. Also I really don’t understand STILL that Selby and Sydney were allowed to pay it back because they took money from third party. MONEY is MONEY does it really matter who it comes from a third party or professional team. Discrepancy is there and they know it but NCAA is dancing around looking for any kind of loop. It’s sad that organization have to look for look in their own rulings. PATHETIC.

  9. TRUTH
    2:42 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    extremely dissapointed in the news piece… really blown chance to be more direct and focused, really lame and completely grade school

  10. Burlington_UK_fan
    2:43 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    6. Bud might make you throw up if you drink too much of it but it won’t throw up on you like my kids do.

  11. Gocats1024
    2:47 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Pat Forde sucks so much he decided to give the SEC the only conference in his line up of best arena, great gyms to one team, Tennessee.

  12. bung
    2:49 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Let’s invite Emmert to do the Y at Rupp.

  13. njCat
    2:51 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    hey Matt… gotta link for the your CBS blog? I can’t ever seem to find it.

  14. westkycatfan
    2:55 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Drew you missed out on the opportunity to make chuck wynn look like dbag that he is. i still think the ncaa is a bunch of arrogant prick. go cats

  15. Free ME!
    2:56 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Now can we move on past this Free ENES thing? I need freed!

  16. what?
    2:57 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    They keep puking the word professional. How is taking money for a service not professional? Lets take fanhood out. What is the difference in a AAU team and a pro team in turkey? Does an AAU travel and compete against players at a higher level? If you get paid you get paid. Does getting paid in Lira make it different than dolla bills yawl? Rather it be a pro organization, an aau coach,or an agent; if you are recieving money for services you are a professional!!!! If this case is so black and white, then why is there so much gray area? Can we proclaim the ncaa as a xenophobic organization? If enes were a nice kid from idaho would there have been an issue? could he have paid this money back in potatoes? last but not least enes feel free to bed my wife, she’s easy on the eyes but heavy on the ears. That i dont believe is a violation of any kind.

  17. Drew Franklin
    2:57 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    9. – I had no intentions of being direct or focused. I had one goal going into the interview and that was to get Chuck Wynn to say bukkake on camera. That should tell you how serious I was.

  18. Enes Envy
    2:58 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    That guy you talked to reminded me so much of the principal from the Breakfast Club …”I’ve gotcha for two months Bender….you’re mine..”

  19. Blueooh
    2:59 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Part one was mildly amusing….now that I’ve seen part two, well that was mildly embarrassing.

  20. njCat
    2:59 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    also.. you HAVE to lose that EZ guy on your radio show. He adds absolutely nothing and could care less about the Cats. He seems to annoy you almost as much as he annoys me with his illtimed attacks on callers, stammering when trying to make a point, and failure to comprehend half your points. Its like Brandon trying to feed Eloy… just painful to watch, and kind of sad.

  21. Upper Section Student
    2:59 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Sorry, Chuck. All I heard was, “blah, blah, blah, I’m a dirty tramp.”

  22. cracka
    3:04 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    pretty terrible … i bet half of the people in the comments section could have done a better job of actually bringing up more examples of college athletes in the past receiving money from professional teams or third parties and asking what the difference between each situation was … along with being able to ask what the point of an appeals process is if they were just going to go back to the same rule or bylaw without adding common sense … along with being goofy and funny during the interview if they wanted to

    you got owned in this interview

  23. JonHood's Twitter Account
    3:05 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Who I allow to follow me is up to me. Coach G is a good person. If you dis him, I delete you!

  24. beau
    3:10 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    f*ck anyone who is dissing Drew’s work. This was all tongue-in-cheek and meant to be comical and not some piece of journalism for an Outside the Lines episode.

    Good work Drew! If I ever meet you at a bar, the first beer’s on me.

  25. Costanza
    3:12 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    17. hahahahah please tell me theres a blooper reel with him saying it

  26. Larry Vaught
    3:14 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    If you were in Indianapolis then you really missed out on the biggest story. You should have interviewed Jacob Tamme and what his thoughts are on Eddie Montgomery’s Steakhouse.

  27. Jacob
    3:16 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I respect the guy for giving the interview, but it would’ve been nice to see him take the stick out of his ass and joke back with Will when he was kidding with him

  28. njCat
    3:16 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    hey drew… so you succeeded in your equivalent of a phone tap. Congrats for that, although it seems like an awful long drive and a waste of a good camara man’s time for what was the equivalent of a crank call. Too bad because it would have been great to hear Wynn respond to the real issues UK fans have with their stupid, hurtful decision. Matt knew the right questions to ask and and how to ask them – so you certainly could have done a lot more w/ the effort. On the other hand, he did ask you not to wear jeans and that didn’t seem to have much of an impact on you.

  29. the truth is in the booth
    3:21 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Pretty amateur considering this is aired on KSTV and Insight…. I would bet that the producers and Prez will agree. I was the anchor in high school for the morning news and all we did was clown on people, and it looked about as legit as this…. Matt should have made the trip.

  30. not john calipari
    3:28 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    24 – only problem with that: it wasn’t funny.

  31. UKWildcats86
    3:36 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Awesome job drew, especially the last question. Anyone who thinks that Drew’s intention was to go get a hard hitting news story is ridiculous. This is the same Drew Franklin who sleeps on park benches and uses mini pony’s to hit on girls. Are you guys new to this site?

  32. Matt Jones
    3:36 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Drew did an EXCELLENT job and did exactly what we wanted. He went for comedy, not to be Mike Wallace and I was proud of the result. And the feedback that we have gotten has been extremely positive from all over the place. Kudos to Franklin.

  33. Al's IndiCats
    3:46 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    To me it was all tongue in cheek type of interview. If you haven’t heard is that the NCAA has pulled it’s facebook page for the plain and simple fact there were threats “supposingly” made by UK fans on the Enes ruling. First of all the guy had his arms folded, which means he drew the short straw and was told to find out what Drew was up to. Second, Had M.Jones went up there I’m sure once Mr.Chuck and Jones started this conversation Mr. Wynn would’ve called securty to escort MATT away from the premises. I liked it because I knew in my heart that it was a half hearted attempt to make some fun of those Ignorant bastards.
    Now here goes the big KaHoona, Ok the ladies coach for UCONN is recruiting an Austrailian lady WHO plays pro ball down under. Lets see if she becomes eligible, becauseeeeeeeeeee, that’s correct, she was PAID by a PRO team………GO CATS!!!!!!!!

  34. zagnut
    3:49 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I know this was not hard hitting journalism, but I keep hearing people throw around the word “comedy” about this clip. How? Someone explain or point out the comedy in that interview. I thought it was funny that a guy who has no business at NCAA HQ drives couple of hours to Indy and hangs out in front of the building. That was ridiculous(I’m all for that).But, once he was pulled in for an interview it just all falls apart. Next time Jones hypes something like this on his radio show again, I won’t be as enthused. Just my honest critique. I know, you didn’t ask for it. Stick to the writing Drew.

  35. Roofus Howls
    3:52 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Drew did a fine job.

    Loved the Maggette jab. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume that if he actually thought he would have been given a chance at a real interview that he would have prepped for it, but IIRC when they mentioned this before he went the idea was to go there, clown around and get filmed being thrown out. My hunch is the Chuck Wynne interview caught everybody off guard. I actually give kudos to Chuck for taking the time to do what he did.

  36. Laker Cat 18
    4:00 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    This was awesome. There’s nothing like taking a random road trip to the NCAA to try to find answers and to get a laugh. I still don’t understand how guys like CJ Henry can be officially signed as a New York Yankee and play collegiate basketball. Must be the gray area in between all the black and white.

  37. zagnut
    4:05 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    But, the thing is, Roofus, they didn’t film him getting thrown out. That was to be the “moneyshot”. It didn’t happen. Why? The interview itself didn’t need to be aired. And I see now why there wasn’t a rush to link it.

  38. zagnut
    4:06 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    BTW, I know this is a free site. I just like complaining. No offense to anyone.

  39. Al's IndiCats
    4:08 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Just heard Lacey’s gonna commit to the Cats……any truth to this?

  40. liars
    4:12 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    37- Now that you mention it, it is pretty obvious he wasn’t thrown out.

  41. Kenny H
    4:36 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Great job Drew. Great stuff

  42. Job
    4:38 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I thought that when u play in Turkey it is considered an AAU program in the US? How does the guy from Turkey that plays for West Virginia get to play when he played professionally in Turkey as well? Is there a “bylaw” for that?

  43. zagnut
    4:50 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    40. wasn’t suggesting that it didn’t happen. Just the act of being thrown out and filming it should have been anticipated and be the focus of the trip. No one imagined he would get to talk to anyone. I guess the NCAA fooled KSR.

  44. EW
    5:01 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    Started decent, then went way off the rails. Should’ve ended it before the joke questions started. That didn’t look so good.

  45. Johnny Utah
    5:41 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I love all the negativity. In order to view KSR in the proper context you need to read the site daily, follow the writers on Twitter, listen to the radio show, and watch the TV show. When you do those things you have all the information you need to understand what’s going on. All the ass clowns that get on here and opine on how the interview should’ve been done clearly don’t understand what the original intent of the stunt was in the first place.

  46. keith
    5:50 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    all the males in the pic are fat, out of shape, and acting stupid. I’ll be sure to warn my daughters.

  47. Truth
    7:09 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    45 – in other words, dedicate your entire life to site, then you’ll get the jokes. thanks for the help.

  48. What's going on?
    7:45 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    in order to get the humor, humor needs to be involved. I like a good laugh as much as the next guy.

  49. Gus
    8:20 pm January 25, 2011 Permalink

    I think that this situation absolutely required a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part …. and Drew was just the guy to do it!

  50. Conroy
    1:46 am January 26, 2011 Permalink

    Look at dem hos

  51. JEREMY
    11:10 am January 26, 2011 Permalink

    Hey #15, I noticed the same thing about the guy with the beer!
    Whats funnier is the guy beside him who looks like he had too much beer and just went ahead and piss on him self!

  52. Guest
    3:27 pm January 26, 2011 Permalink

    Mr. Peepers Goes To Washington