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UK Fans of the Day Want Some Friday Thoughts

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A few random thoughts before we go into the weekend….

— I am not sure when we get the final word on the Kyle Wiltjer decision, but all indications are that Wiltjer has become very torn as to what he is going to do. When the announcement was made, I am told that Kyle was 99% out the door. But then he visited Gonzaga, talked to some of his current teammates who encouraged him to stay and felt the tug of some in Lexington who would hate to see him leave. Now he is much more torn. As one source close to Kyle told me, “I think he visited Gonzaga with the intention of committing there. He didn’t and that told me he is really torn.” He has been with Team Canada (which means two current Gonzaga players) this week, but at least as of now, the UK door isn’t completely shut.

— I hope you heard a bit of the talk on radio this week about Dominique Hawkins. Because the Twins haven’t arrived fully yet, he has gotten some first team run in pickup games and the reviews of his play are very high. I expect to see him get playing time this year in a meaningful role.

— I am not worried about the Harrison Twins and James Young not yet being in Lexington. It would have been nice to have them here this summer (those who act like it isn’t at least a small disappointment are incorrect in my view), but it isn’t the end of the world. The UK folks hoped to be able to get them enrolled in person last week, but it didn’t work due to the late date and now they will take classes in Texas and Michigan (they can’t live on campus unless they are enrolled). The Twins at least will still be here for a couple of weekends through the rest of July until they arrive for school fully in August.

— There will be a likelly #Yahtzee next week (we wrote about that earlier), but then we start the movement towards talk about this year’s UK football team. I still see 4 wins on the schedule (WKU, Miami, Jack St and Missouri) with another two that could be stolen (Tenn, Miss St). But four is my pick as of today…it will still be fun either way.

— This past week has shown me the best of KSR fans on this statewide KSR Tour. The crowds at these tour stops have been insane. We will post pictures this weekend, but we have had at least 50 at all eight stops and over 100 at 6 of the 8 stops, culminating in 175 folks in Somerset on Tuesday. To have those kind of crowds to hear a morning radio show during the week blows my mind. It showcases all the UK passion out there and has been an amazing experience for us. Last year we did this same tour and had 30 people or so each stop. This year has been unbelievable. The people we have met have been amazing and it has been one of my two or three most rewarding experiences since being with KSR. And most of you seem to be enjoying it, so I hope it continues as we head to Central and Western Kentucky. I can’t thank you guys enough for the support of the show and the site.

With that said, any time I read the comment section on here, I grow sad. While the vast majority are still normal (even in an anonymous comment section, a place that brings out the worst trolls on every site), the 15 or so consistent negative/stupid commenters make me weep for our common humanity. Those that (a) dont realize NJT is a joke, (b) dislike a post and then write about how bad it is and what a waste of time it is, without any irony as to the way they are spending their moments, (c) can’t even fathom the notion of anything but the most perfect scenario…aka getting mad at the mention that John Calipari just might not coach until he is in the grave and (d) think that a blog comment section is the best place to argue world politics/religion/government/philosophy…complete with misspellings, grammar errors complimented by calling the other person an “idiot”, (e) post consistently that “THIS ISNT ABOUT UK SPORTS OR WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT”, when they haven’t been reading the site long enough to know that off topic segues, stupid videos and dumb jokes/photoshops are EXACTLY WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT and always has been, probably should find something else to do. Lighten up…people disagree…some things are meant to be funny and stupid…we don’t have to talk UK sports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For better or worse this site, while a business, is also a labor of love for all of us. We use it to write about our opinions, our thoughts and our shared interest, UK sports. You may not like some of it…but ignore that part, as I am sure there are things you would enjoy (just as I ignore anything involving Rick Reilly on ESPN). And if you don’t like all of it, then just don’t come on here. We understand and won’t take it personal. We will likely get to a registered comment section soon, which will make the site both better and worse. But until we get there, can we not at least take a collective chill? Maybe not

And with that, enjoy your weekend. Peach Jam coming next week, which is always some of the finest KSR site/show time.

Article written by Matt Jones

94 Comments for UK Fans of the Day Want Some Friday Thoughts



  1. John Coffey
    8:06 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Comment section too often reminds me, “Mostly, I’m tired of people being ugly to each other. I’m tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world every day. There’s too much of it – it’s like pieces of glass in my head, all the time. Can you understand?”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9t1lL4223k



  2. Jeremy
    8:08 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    It’s for reasons you listed that I rarely even look at the comments. I know I’ll just end up shaking my head. Good post. I love the radio show and am looking forward to the Madisonville stop on the tour. I’m hoping to be there.



  3. Rei
    8:09 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    you should also work on using IP bans for people who break site rules after you install your registered user system. Between overly emotional liberals and racist conservatives, Louisville fans trying to find a home, and people who post things like DO YOU SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING?!?!?! this place could use a long stricter policies.



  4. Question
    8:12 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Marcus lee graduated around the same time as those guys. Why was he able to enroll and not them!



  5. OMGMattyG
    8:13 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I’m sure WordPress offers a voting system for comments. That would handle most unnecessarily negative comments. You all should consider using that in the redesign.



  6. UKeith26
    8:18 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    In reply to this comment:

    (e) post consistently that “THIS ISNT ABOUT UK SPORTS OR WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT”, when they haven’t been reading the site long enough to know that off topic segways, stupid videos and dumb jokes/photoshops are EXACTLY WHAT THIS BLOG IS ABOUT and always has been, probably should find something else to do. Lighten up…people disagree…some things are meant to be funny and stupid…we don’t have to talk UK sports 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    -with that being said, KSR is the best source for Kentucky news. Hands down, this site has the quickest updates with the most important and in depth information pertaining to UK sports. It is also the most popular site for UK sports the site most UK fans read. This site brands UK fans. KSR needs to take that responsibility seriously. Stay classy. I don’t want content posted that will embarrass me if a coworker sees it on my screen.



  7. soggyUKgrad
    8:20 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Just curious, Matt…why would a registered comment section make the site worse?



  8. realme
    8:21 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, I agree you need to do something about the comments and I like the voting system idea mentioned above. But, sometimes the posts seem to be asking for comment section fights (for example, the 50 more great Americans post), so that doesn’t help.



  9. Daniel
    8:23 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    When/where will you be heading towards Western Kentucky?



  10. Matt Jones
    8:23 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    #6 I appreciate the comments and we do take it very seriously. It is why we have been able to have such success, build a site, build a radio show, have television roles and get on the official UK broadcast network. With that said, we can’t have success by taking a “don’t offend anyone” mentality. Some of the things we do will surely offend some…it is the nature of the beast. But on the whole, I think people find it to be fine…and if an occasional post doesn’t meet your taste, it might be best just to let it go.

    Not every post on here I love…but I love more than I don’t. I hope most readers take the same view



  11. Matt Jones
    8:25 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    #7 It will only be worse because it will have fewer commenters…that will hurt the show thread on radio…that is the biggest hinderance to doing it to be honest as generally that comment section is pretty well run.

    #8 No comment section fight is being “asked for.” I read articles all over the internet with which I might disagree (something that others should try as it does open your mind), I have never once felt the need to write messages about how much I disagreed or call names with those who wrote the columns. I see no reason the same cant be expected here



  12. kramer
    8:27 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Can’t wait for UK football liveblogs!! WKU first victim, show Bobby P that Kentucky, yes Kentucky, can beat down his sorry butt! 2 weeks later I hope we put an end to UL, BCS championship dreams!! I want Jurich to cry on TV because of it!!!



  13. GoCats2010
    8:28 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    4. He took a Red Eye to Lex the night he finished school. Got in last second. Matt said it on the radio show.



  14. WEAREUK
    8:28 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    4. Lee graduated 3 weeks earlier then them.



  15. kramer
    8:30 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I have no problem with the writers on here, its opposing fans that come to constantly bash UK that I like to disagree with. It is a UK blog!



  16. ukcats 42301
    8:33 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Well said Matt! It always amazes me how hateful, disgusting, and pathetic some of the comments are, and not just the trolls. More often than not it seems when writers like Ally Tucker or Kristen Geil and others make a post the first few comments are always hateful and meant to personally hurt the writers. Makes me sick! All of you keep up the great work! Hey Matt, I’m in Owensboro and I’m glad you all are coming later this month to Don Moore Toyota but do have any possibilities for an affiliate



  17. realme
    8:34 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    11, agreed, and I’m not one of the idiots that does the arguing. I enjoy nine out if ten posts, and ignore the ones I don’t like. But I still think a couple of lines in the post I mentioned were meant to egg people on. Love the site, and the show, hope both are around forever.



  18. Corey Davis
    8:35 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    It’s a shame that people can’t be civil in debate.

    Often times users broad spectrum hate on the KSR writers. They believe this site has to be a certain way (and if it’s not it’s wrong)…it’s the definition of ignorance. I don’t understand that. I love to debate with all the KSR writers (whether I agree/disagree). I often agree with Matt, sometimes I don’t (e.g., Brad Stevens take from today). Nonetheless, I don’t reply with, ‘DAYUM IT MATT COACH CAL GUN BE HEAR DUNT RUN EM OFF.’ People need to learn the differences of debating.



  19. Beerface
    8:36 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with most of what matt said, however if one of you all have a bad post I don’t think it’s that big of a deal to comment and let you know how bad the post was. One that comes to mind is the post that had nerlens noel and alex poythress trending down, sorry but that was a bad post. Why has our world became so sensitive these days? quit whining about the comments made about the terrible post and make a better post.



  20. Daniel
    8:37 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    18. I figured a Louisville fan would come along and comment. Rude Louisville fans.



  21. ukcats 42301
    8:40 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    18) as Matt said, why do people like you come to this site since you seem to hate it so bad? Grow up!



  22. Daniel
    8:44 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I’m almost 16 living down in Western Kentucky and I really haven’t heard about KY Sports Radio until I created a twitter account and found about it from other UK fans talking about how they’re excited waking up in the mornings ready to listen to it. I listened to it like 2 times online and I really enjoyed those two times but I’ve been busy a lot. I wish there was a radio station like this down here somewhere, and if there is, well I’m late then.



  23. ukcats42301
    8:50 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    26) what town do you live in?



  24. Ares
    8:54 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    If the twins or Young couldn’t enroll why didn’t they play for the USA under 19?



  25. Matt Jones
    9:00 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    #19 Well I wouldnt expect you to think that, because it isnt your writing that is getting criticized. I honestly dont care what people say about me…but these writers work very hard to make entertaining stuff and people being dicks to them does anger me. The reality is that no matter what anyone writes, someone will say its bad…often without understanding or even attempting to understand what was said. My only point is if you disagree, either be constructive or just dont talk. Say why you disagree…but to write, “you suck, this is a terrible post” is not helpful at all…and is why we try and delete/ban those people



  26. Coach potato
    9:07 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt,

    Are you concerned about Javess Blue and Marcus McWilson getting cleared to play? I worry about beating Missouri without numbers at WR.



  27. Makers Man
    9:11 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I find it very difficult to understand how anyone can take every single post so seriously, and still have any semblance of a normal life. A good example is #19 above. How on earth do you even remember a small piece of a post from long ago that had a couple guys trending down? Did the fact the writer had them trending down make your frosted flakes suddenly become corn flakes?

    This site is, hands down, the most entertaining site to read I have found (outside of maybe Grantland, which I think Matt will agree is good company to be in). Lets all lighten up, laugh a little, love UK sports together, and feel blessed to have this kind of outlet available at all. Most schools have nothing close to this.

    Keep up the good work KSR. While I cringe at the fact you hang out with Tucker Max (yeah, I knew him in H.S.), I still like your site.



  28. UKSupporter76
    9:12 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Despite having my previous post not meet the rigorous moderation standards (despite not not having any profanities, personal insults or anything else that could be considered offensive) I would like to point out that I agree with Matt, that the “terrible post, you suck” comments are pointless.

    That being said, when pretty much everything posted by a writer (who may or may not have the initial C.N.) is awful, you can eventually run out of polite, constructive criticism.



  29. Leo
    9:18 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt wants to somewhat control what people say, yet he can be a complete jerk to a caller on the radio show and its fine right? Yes it’s your show so in theory you can say what you want. But when someone has an opinion differing from you, it usually ends in A.) you yelling at them or B.) you making fun of them in some capacity. Readers and callers are the main reason you get to do this for a living, being more respectful to people would be a great start in fixing the negative comments that cause you so much concern.



  30. Makers Man
    9:22 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    #29 – if you don’t have anything nice to say…….



  31. Madison
    9:29 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    The point is not that you can’t disagree, it’s that why do people complain about the posts and stuff? If you don’t like the posts then don’t read them!!! If you don’t like the site then don’t come here. It is a great site, and these people writing work very hard. It is simple: if you don’t like it, don’t read it. Nobody is forcing you to come here and read the posts. It is a great site with great analysis and very quick news updates. Great post Matt, and the radio show is great as well. Keep up the good work!!



  32. Bad Troll
    9:35 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, as usual, most of what you said makes sense. I happen to be one of the trolls of the comment section and I wonder why I even do it sometimes.
    but THEN, I go back and read posts like the 50 great Americans and MANY other posts.
    Drew citing an abortion cheerleader (a subject that is obviously a very passionate issue for some) as a great American… and then trolling all the users with comments like “please tell me your thoughts in the comments section” is enough to get me going anytime.
    It’s no different than your most hated human, Rush Limbaugh. He trolls the audience saying ridiculous things about liberals, and laughs hysterically when they call in complaining about it.
    If you’re going to open the door to trolling, like you all do at times, then please don’t cry foul when people walk through that door.

    That being said – Still my favorite site and comments section out there. Great job to entire staff and looking forward to the new changes. I’ll hang up and listen.



  33. UKeith26
    9:40 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Have you ever considered hiring a basketball analyst? Someone who writes along the lines of Zach Lowe, Chad Ford, David Thorpe or John Hollinger? The best analyst I have seen on the site is Miss Tyler. Corey does not do very well and although Stuart does try and make educated analyses, he doesn’t use the same type of stats (WARP, PER, True Shooting Percentage) or demonstrations the professionals use.



  34. RahRah
    9:51 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    KSR is still the best place around for breaking UK news and for that I love you guys.

    I just wish everyone would get a sense of humor and realize how funny Tomlin posts are.

    Really, really tired of the UofL trolls. Wish they would just enjoy their championship and leave us alone. Not once last summer did I post on their websites. Actually I have NEVER posted on any rival site.



  35. Joe
    9:54 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone else think Matt gets far too upset about this crap every three months or so? Tired of hearing about what people should do/shouldn’t do-FIX IT! Geez you run a good site – don’t let it get to you



  36. Chaz
    9:57 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, to paraphrase Supreme Court Associate Justice Potter Stewart “hard-core trollography is hard to define, but I know it when I see it.”

    Train and trust your moderators, and keep your site unique in the sports news business.
    Please don’t lock down the comments section and therefore lose the vitality of your website.



  37. blueycat
    9:57 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    No the comment sections aren’t well done, because you don’t delete all of the UL trolls comments. You let them run wild on here. I know why you do it though. If you delete their posts they will quit coming over here trolling, and that will mean less hits and traffic for your site.



  38. 25
    10:00 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    25 doesnt that come with the territory of being a writer on something like this. And why arnt you just as concernced with troll fans who come on here and act like they are 10. You should delete and ban those people to. But everday i read these and i see the same people over and over again.



  39. cracka
    10:08 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I cant stand how cowards become so “brave” when anonymous … would like the feature where you have to sign in using your Facebook or Twitter account or something.



  40. James
    10:10 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    This is one of my favorite websites and my favorite UK related website. I appreciate the free content and the awesome updates.

    However, the UofL fans that come on here and act like jerks ruin it. Please put an end to this and things will improve.



  41. Beverly
    10:10 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    This site shouldn’t have to have registered membership in order to post in the comment section. People should have the common decency to be respectful and debate as adults. If you don’t like what you see here, do not come back. I happen to enjoy this site; they do all the work of gathering news and linking it for us to, they write good articles, satire and stuff anywhere in between. How many of you have joined in the live blogs? They’re a blast. What we really should do with those who want to troll is ignore their existence; eventually they go away. Appreciate much what is done on this site.



  42. Cowboy
    10:14 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Dead on, Matt. I too hate to hear that you have to go to a registered comments section, but can see the necessity of doing so with how big the site has gotten. As with any business, as it grows, the checks and balances systems become necessary… I just hope that KSR doesn’t make the same mistake as many growing businesses do, and lose themselves and what made them a success while installing those additional bureaucratic changes. BUT… if anyone can do it, KSR can. I believe the roots of all this is important to you guys, and that’s a good thing, as it’s what part of what makes the site fun.

    To me, it’s not JUST the haters, trolls and idiots that ruin the comments section, (I rarely read them except when Matt does a post like this one) it’s the people that respond TO the trolls that are equally as bad. When someone gets all pissed off and responds heatedly to a hater/troll/moron, do you really think they are doing anything other than sitting in their UL boxers taking great delight in how angry you are?

    ….and people wonder why I drink….

    I will leave you with this.. not aiming this at anyone in particular. If it applies or helps, great.. If not, ignore it…

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”
    ― George Carlin



  43. Moe Ginzberg
    10:18 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone needs to chill. Derive from this site what you want. You want to sling crap at morons and have them sling it back to you, then sling. You want info on UK, get info on UK. You some jablome to mischaracterize the Pelicans front court, read Drew.



  44. James in Ann Arbor
    10:24 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I admit it. I have once posted a comment saying I didn’t know how what I just read was remotely related to UK sports news. Please forgive me. If I remember correctly it was about a Tennessee Titan and I loathe anything Tennessee. It was wrong of me and I promise to be better in the future.



  45. Big Blue Earl
    10:26 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I love KSR. If you don’t like KSR, please go read something else. That is all.



  46. JohnW
    10:36 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I have to disagree with Matt on stealing one form Miss St… I believe that if we steal a game it will be Louisville, Florida, or Vandy instead of State… Here is why two of the games are at Home…and Vandy will be the hunted this year instead of playing the underdog…so by the end of the year we will know if they can handle success or not…Miss St coming off a off bye week and being a Thursday night game in Starkville will be tough… I think a major upset early of Louisville or Florida is more likely….but I do agree with 4 wins plus possible upsets….



  47. Bobbum man
    10:40 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I understand most all of the concerns with the comment section but you can’t honestly tell me you had Aaron Fleener doing a bachelor update expecting positive comments and encouragement



  48. blueaville
    10:41 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    if you are weeping about anything on this site then you sir on are the one with issues. the only problem i have is the constant talk about lil bro on here. give it a rest and all will be fine.



  49. Big fan
    10:47 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I NEVER read the comment section. I’m an avid podcast listener and a huge fan of the site! Love mrs tyler and drew! Who knows, maybe one day I’ll be a first time caller long time listener! Keep up the good work Matt!



  50. Kevin C.
    10:48 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I vote we move to impeach Matt Jones.



  51. Dick Pitino
    10:50 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Are the Harrison twins and Young taking college or high schools classes?



  52. BBN
    10:51 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    52) High School



  53. UKGAL-InFL
    10:58 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    KSR is my lifeline to UK sports here in Florida. I find the site entertaining, love the writers and the call-in show. Frankly, people who are offended by the site or Matt’s show should find another way to get their UK news. It’s call America people, you have a choice, move on if you have hate for KSR & the folks who run it!



  54. Facts!!
    10:58 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Do you know what’s better than UofL winning a sugar bowl and a NC? UK losing in the NIT and going 2-10 in football, while UofL wins a bowl game and a championship!!!



  55. Keith Myath
    11:00 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I’m waiting for someone to say that you are taking away their constitutional right to complain.



  56. Mc
    11:02 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I agree, and enjoy the site. However, if you read any comment section on any issue from any site, you’re probably going to grow even more sad. People troll to get people worked up. People debate issues, but how can it be a true debate without listening or understanding. People complain or argue about an issue, without researching their talking point. It’s the old, judge yourself before you judge other’s. Example: A Louisville fan bashing UK for making the NIT. Shouldn’t they be more understanding since Pitino has taken them to 2 NITs? This is a battle that can’t be won.



  57. Harry
    11:10 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Agree 100%. Some people need to get a life and enjoy it!

  58. Is saying “BTI sucks” still allowed on KSR?



  59. DesignatedDrinker
    11:18 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Add Vandy to your beatable teams. They lost their 5th year senior QB that was only the best player in the NFL’s brother and their best replacements are true freshmen. 9-4 is nearly impossible for them to duplicate. And I absolutely love Bridgewaters game and hate UL to death. But their defense is not anything special, 23rd in the nation in 2012 against a horrible schedule. So, don’t turn the ball over, keep the rowdy crowd in the game and try to out score them with the air raid. Not saying it will happen, but not a vast difference in talent between us and the dirty dirty birds.



  60. DesignatedDrinker
    11:26 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Louisville is going to be on TV again this week also. On A&E. First 48. You have less trophies. And it doesn’t matter how many trophies you put in a garbage can, you’re still in a garbage can. Louisville is a garbage can. Dirtiest city in the U.S.,



  61. Dr. Tom
    11:37 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I love this site and come here to get all my UK sports information. I love the writers and really appreciate the variety of topics. Some I don’t care much about such as the Ex-Pat of BBN..It just doesn’t appeal to me so you know what I do, I don’t read it. It is just that simple. I don’t criticize and complain about how stupid I think the article or writer is, I just don’t read it and everything is fine!! It is amazing how much non-UK sports information of real interest I glean from this site. An example a few days ago was Mrs. TT’s article on driving back from the beach and mentioning listening to Seinfeld talking about what makes a good comedian. She mentioned Larry David who wrote and produced most of the Seinfeld episodes. I don’t get HBO and didn’t have a clue who Larry David was but learned of him from Tyler’s piece. As a result I have spent way too much time the last few days watching Larry David you-tube pieces. The guy is a nut and I thank Mrs. T for introducing him to me. Matt and all your staff, keep up the good work.



  62. CoachCalFan #1,242,762 on Twitter
    11:43 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    I wish Kyle Wiltjer would remain a Wildcat. But I do not mean to be selfish as a fan. And I can certainly understand Kyle’s point of view. My only advice is he needs to take all the time in the world before making the big decision! I think in his mind and heart, he knows what he rally wants. It just needs to be confirmed by him.



  63. Dee
    11:53 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    My only negative comments are toward one “writer”…I really do try to keep them civil…and 98% of the time I don’t even read his posts…but if it’s a slow day and I do read them…and they are down right horrible…I voice my displeasure…it’s one thing if a writer has a bad day or misses…but when they are ALWAYS terrible post…(who brings the site down)…I say something…like I’ve said before I’m sure Corey is a nice guy….but his “writing” always strikes out…



  64. CATandMONKEY
    11:54 pm July 5, 2013 Permalink

    Bravo, Matt.
    This is why I visit this site 20 times daily.
    Keep it up. Looking forward to registration, though the impromptu, ad hock screen names will be missed.
    Hope to attend a show next week. Tailgating sounds like a GREAT idea.



  65. Dee
    12:02 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I just read your comment in this post…it has been noted in the future I will apply constructive criticism (I am totally serious)…



  66. CATandMONKEY
    12:02 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    12; I am 100% with you on the live blogs. My wife can’t understand why I have the blog on at least three devices and the game on the TV,two Radios and the computer.

    I still have not deciphered the code to have comments appear on the live blog with any consistency



  67. Really?
    12:34 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    “grammar errors complimented…”

    Ah, the irony, Matt. Don’t call people out on grammar while misusing a word in that same sentence.



  68. DC cat
    12:37 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    47 – if it bugs you that much, skip it. No need to comment. However, if you pay ANY attention to this site or the show, the posts make perfect sense.

    People take this stuff way too seriously.



  69. Bobbum man
    12:51 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    68- I don’t have a problem with it at all I actually love reading the comment section of those posts as it is usually quite hilarious although I could care less about the actual bachelor update which is why I don’t read it… Point being it seems like posts like that are almost made to get a rise out of people.. Or maybe not but that’s what it does and they stick with it, they know exactly what they’re gonna get in a post like that… But I completely understand the political guys,trolls,grammar police, and the just plain ignorant people who comment



  70. Jack
    2:26 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    This is the first issue in nearly a decade of following this site that I have been compelled to leave a comment. Please adopt some sort of regulation for the comment section. Comments can be a great medium for discussing uk athletics, but all too often trolls and overly negative people disrupt this tool. The pros and cons have already been expressed so I will not beat a dead horse. Why not put it to a vote on the site instead of leaving it to the comment section? Since this will likely be my last comment for many years, I would just like to encourage more funny videos and/or Kige clips. Keep up the good work.



  71. Awaiting Moderation
    2:50 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Just saying… We don’t play Jacksonville state….



  72. Larry Butts
    4:45 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    71, you must be a hater for pointing that out



  73. CATandMONKEY
    7:48 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    hoc – Not “hock”. My stomach knows the difference.
    Android don’t like none of that fancy Latin stuff.
    I need a text editor with a text editor built-in.



  74. JustTheFacts
    8:12 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Wiggins, who is a better player than the twins and Young combined, has forgone his “summer of freedom” in order to work with his teammates at Kansas.

    I actually believe that KU’s players are more committed to success this year than are UK’s. This is absolutely true for some of UK’s players.

    I now believe that KU will have better results in the NCAA tourney than UK will. KU’s players are more dedicated.



  75. ScottT
    8:27 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Apparently I am the only person that doesn’t know what “NJT” means. NJT is a joke???



  76. Where frosty tips
    8:35 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Where is Marc Maggard?



  77. Steve
    8:40 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe this comment will get me Banned:
    If the POTUS wasn’t such a POS maybe there would be less political discord.



  78. WOW!
    9:14 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    I love this sight !! I visit everyday and enjoy the way the blog approaches reporting on BBN… I would think the blog would welcome all comments on this sight, good or bad. As long as they are not personal in nature and appropriate in content what is the big deal? So what if a article receives negative comments?? So just because I disagree with the author’s point of view I should stop commenting ,or go to another sight?? Matt has always encouraged BBN to comment on other websites when he disagrees with the author’s take… But this sight is off limits??



  79. WOW
    9:52 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    I stand corrected. 78# After reading some of Matt’s comments I realize I made some comments that were not correct. This sight does encourage feed back, as long as it is constructive and appropriate.



  80. FinjaDave
    10:04 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    #75 I’m with you. I haven’t a clue what NJT is… Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?



  81. Scott
    10:08 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    If you don’t want negative comments try to not suck



  82. Scott
    10:15 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    By not suck, I mean you could use an editor like any other decent news site. If you want to hang on to the ridiculous bit as an excuse for poor writing and grammar while getting rich, famous, and unprecedented program access; then you deserve it



  83. makers man
    10:15 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    NJT is Not Jerry Tipton.



  84. SKat
    10:18 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    75 & 80: “Not Jerry Tipton”



  85. SKat
    10:19 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Fingers weren’t fast enough.



  86. Not Jatt Moans
    11:04 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Please tell me exactly how to behave on your public website (sarcasm). Last time i checked this is a free country. I have the right to comment however i would like, just like you have the right to censor these comments. I dont see much difference in someone commenting negatively on here and your site openly and immaturely profiting off of bashing Jerry Tipton. Continue burning bridges, being rude to visitors and pushing your political views and see where that takes you.



  87. Jerry Tipton
    11:23 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Thanks Mom



  88. Scott
    11:56 am July 6, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with your comments Matt. Some of the comments made on here are appalling. However to state a conspiracy theory of my own (sorry Oscar) I wonder at times if you post these comments to drive traffic on the site. I just don’t understand how making these statements could possibly achieve your goal instead of encouraging the rogue few to continue their unwanted behavior. Having said that I do appreciate all of the writers on the site and everything you folks do.



  89. yesterday's wine
    12:47 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    I searched high and low for something that would protect your bloggers from getting their egos bruised and thought I’d found it when I came across a product called Tuff Skin. Unfortunately, it only protects skin and not egos. Oh well…….I tried.



  90. Blueneck
    1:51 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with most of what MJ says…except not being allowed to criticize a stupid post. Sounds like those in government who want to censor media – but only media that disagrees with them (Pelosi). MJ, please don’t turn into your buddy Forde. That’s what people hate about media is they can rail someone else to death and spew uninformed opinions, but can’t take the slightest bit of heat.



  91. cracka
    1:55 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    even espn is going to what I suggested as #39, this is on all of their comment sections:

    “Effective July 17, ESPN will be transitioning all conversations to Facebook comments. At that time a Facebook account will be required to post comments on new articles. Previous comments and conversations will be closed to comment but can still be viewed.”



  92. Dr. Phil
    2:57 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    You make alot of money off people liking and hating things that you post. I would be careful about fixing(?) that. You follow this post with a “dislike Coach Cal’s shirt” post. If I like his shirt is that being negative? You already have a system to block people that are out of hand. I would work within the confines of that if I was you.



  93. Bunny
    4:20 pm July 6, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, why did you delete my post but allow #3’s to stay? He smears conservatives by saying that we’re racist? We’re WAY less racist than Liberals and this is a matter of public record!!



  94. Dandy Don
    11:12 am July 7, 2013 Permalink

    Lets just be honest with ourselves, 85% of the commenters on KSR have no clue what they are talking about, me included. You guys have let a couple of up-tight, miserable, shallow, geeks almost ruin what KSR is. A place for quick insightful information about UK recruiting and UK basketball(some football). So lets go back to making fun of Bill Self’s rug, top 10 basketball recruits, Drew Franklin’s crafty one-liners, hot chicks who want afternoon posts, hilarious pictures of line beards posing with Crown Royal bottles, and national championships. If you don’t do want to do it for yourself or the KSR community, do it for America.