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Who will be QB? (Tuesday Show Thread)

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Good morning and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. On today’s show, Matt and Ryan will talk about the staff narrowing the QB race to two, Tubby Smith being named to the UK Athletics Hall of Fame, and more pieces of the UK basketball schedule coming together.

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260 Comments for Who will be QB? (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. DrSayre
    9:58 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I wonder where Ryan sleeping last night? I hate to see Lee Thompson Young die…without him, Johnny Tsunami never learns how to snowboard and the skiers would still rule the mountains…



  2. Razr Raybob
    10:01 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    For once in his life I think BTI is right about Blanda!!
    It might be Tuesday but I’m still grumpy.



  3. Hair
    10:01 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is coach Stoops the baldest person that still somewhat styles his hair?



  4. Huh
    10:03 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is this a new topic. Who will be QB?



  5. realme
    10:04 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan, does your wife really make you sleep on the couch like you’re in an 80’s sitcom? Or is that just her fun way of saying she’s mad at you?



  6. Ole D-white
    10:05 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Withlow starts, Smith backs up. Red shirt Patrick and Reese.



  7. Klein
    10:05 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can’t get wlap radio to stream anymore on I heart radio! Any suggestions?



  8. realme
    10:07 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    7, scroll up and press play?



  9. Bluegrass
    10:08 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    How’s Ryan’s back after a night on the couch.

    He spends so much time there, I hope he’s got a comfy couch.



  10. realme
    10:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Towles can’t win the job, that’s on him.



  11. MrWildcat
    10:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Max can red shirt Matt



  12. Rural Juror
    10:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe it’s Reese that is third string (and redshirting) and not Towles?



  13. BigBlueKermit
    10:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    my iheart is streaming fine…i would just refresh…if that doesn’t work use one of the other affiliates courtesy of Iheart



  14. Redshirt
    10:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Smith did not take a medical redshirt last year, you apply for those after your eligibility is up.



  15. Rural Juror
    10:11 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think what’s pretty clear is that Towles will be gone



  16. jenny
    10:12 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    why is Live With Lee on 630AM right now?



  17. Bluegrass
    10:12 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    This reminds me of the time when Cal came in and everyone was freaking out whether or not Matt Pilgrim, etc will get a spot on the team. We really SHOULDN’T care! The coaches know what we don’t and will put the team’s best interest in mind.



  18. Drama Llama
    10:12 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, Andre Woodson was a RS Junior before he got his act together. Stop trying to create a story that isnt there. It was Chris Collinsworth that said Towles was the best QB he ever saw in high school.



  19. Gary
    10:13 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If I were Towles, I would transfer today. Max Smith isn’t SEC caliber and cant take more than three consecutive games without getting injured.



  20. btowncatan
    10:14 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    What is Towles to do? If he stays and redshirts, sees the writing on the wall and decides to transfer then he will have to sit out another year. Unless of course he goes to IAA, which is likely the case.



  21. Shawon
    10:15 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    THE COACHES DID NOT GIVE PATRICK TOWLES A FAIR CHANCE IN PRACTICE!!!



  22. Chaz
    10:15 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    @7 – switch to talk radio 1080 for ksr show, try wlap later. internet’s not perfect.



  23. Paintsville Mafia
    10:15 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Can we get a cage fight with Ben Rothenberg and Ryan?



  24. KevinM
    10:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Towles doesn’t sound like he fits the offense here, but you keep him active in the event of injury because Max has a history of injuries.
    I’m redshirting Reese if he fits the Whitlow mold in the long run.



  25. J in Orlando
    10:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I have to say, Rothenberg is a good sport…I think he realizes he just became twice as famous as he was before



  26. Shawon
    10:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Very nice dig by Mr. Slash-Slash.



  27. inlinefor9
    10:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ask him if it’s right next to the 3rd slash.



  28. Chaz
    10:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ben’s trying to drive traffic. you need to get him on the show and have Nate call in.



  29. RP
    10:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt what is Ben’s twitter handle?



  30. Bluegrass
    10:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rothenberg is going to get hammered on Twitter in 3…2…1…



  31. Kidnut
    10:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is Ben Rothenberg the guy from California that upset Drew?



  32. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    KSR is very familiar to awkwardness, just listen to when Cutler takes a call when he is guest hosting. A Rothenberg appearance can’t be any worse.



  33. Chris
    10:19 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rothenberg strikes again my Guy on the corner ticket ad just took a slash slash.



  34. BP
    10:19 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Slash/slash givin his mom a chest bump in her basement after he wrot that! Lol



  35. Kidnut
    10:19 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I will give Ben Rothenberg a compliment, he has kissable lips. With that said, he may want to lose the Dufner hair.



  36. BigBlueKermit
    10:19 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Anyone on the show thread going to the UK/Baylor game in Dallas?



  37. 40 yr old virgin
    10:20 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    You know how I know your gay….you message another dude at 1am.



  38. Paintsville Mafia
    10:21 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Who’s printing this T shirt?

    //



  39. Bluegrass
    10:22 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    No wonder you got the text at 1 am – it must have taken him 15 hours to come up with the comeback after hearing the show.



  40. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:22 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The L’s in Rothenberg’s “Y’all” are actually two slashes.



  41. Jay in Lyndon
    10:23 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Can you imagine Ben Rothenberg saying….BOW CHICKA WOOW WOW!



  42. Ole D-white
    10:23 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, what do you think about the ESPN list that came out having UK Football as the 6th worst coaching job in college football?????



  43. Kidnut
    10:23 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I still think Ben should have gone with “Jerk-Store” but the “3 wins and y’all” was pretty good.



  44. Delk for 3
    10:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Za’Darius doesn’t need to be on the practice field banging his ankle around, risking it more. As long as he is paying attention and staying sharp on his assignments, he just needs to make sure he is healthy for the first game.



  45. Chris
    10:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I would have responded last night after he woke you up, Didn’t your mom tell you to turn off the basement light and go to bed hours ago.



  46. RP in Orlando
    10:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Everyone keeps saying that Smith and Dupree are the keys to the defense. Just because someone is big and looks the part doesn’t mean they can actually play in the SEC.



  47. Delk for 3
    10:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’d like to eat her Sugar-pova.



  48. Chris
    10:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I would shorten it to sugar shaker



  49. Kidnut
    10:26 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sugarpova also promotes her candy-line, so it may not be for a movie



  50. Go Deep
    10:26 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Not promoting her movie. She has a candy line called sugarpova.



  51. bentucky
    10:26 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sharapova is promoting her candy line, sugarpova not being a bond girl.



  52. jumpdaddy
    10:26 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    aint about the movie its sales

    http://www.sugarpova.com/



  53. Smitty
    10:26 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, It is to promote her line of candy, it is also called Sugarpova



  54. Linda Taylor
    10:27 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Jenny, KSR is on 630 WLAP right now if you are listening in Lexington to the actual broadcast. I don’t know about Iheart.



  55. Go Deep
    10:27 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    47, it’s sweet…



  56. Delaney Hanley
    10:28 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ryan should change his name to Ryan Country Time Lemonade.



  57. JimTheChin
    10:28 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    How awesome would it have been if Shaq changed his name to Shazam?



  58. Jake In Pittsburgh
    10:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    She is changing her name to Sugarpova to promote her personal Line of Candy



  59. Chris
    10:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #57 you mean Ryan Couch Time Lemond



  60. Delk for 3
    10:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    46 — The kid just doesn’t “look the part.” He is a very highly regarded player out of the JUCO ranks that has tremendous size and great speed. The kid can play and Stoops has pretty much clearly communicated that.



  61. Bluegrass
    10:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    John Robic’s Hair Twitter Account already has a picture of a “slashhh slashhh” t-shirt



  62. Mr. Handsome
    10:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Jon Short’s calls are absolutely useless.



  63. Fake Johnny Short
    10:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    You all are great americans.
    Whoever the quarterback is they will have no interceptions and complete 100% of their passes



  64. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Lukasz Obrzut is the new Bond villain, Warhead Orbits.



  65. Edd
    10:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    What I wouldn’t give to live in John Short’s world. He’s the best.



  66. Laker Cat 18
    10:31 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The ladies? Go to a strip club if you want ladies. You’re a football player. Play freakin football.



  67. Kidnut
    10:31 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I thought for a while a couple years ago Matt changed his first name to I’m Matt



  68. RP in Orlando
    10:31 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Do you think you could get Rothenberg to do a weekly tennis update each friday on the show?



  69. RUPPS_rhetoric
    10:32 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    63-Mr. Handsome, In what would be considered an #UnpopularTwitterOpinion I completely agree with you. Jon needs to limit his calls to 1 a week. He has absolutely nothing to say…EVER. He’s a nice guy and a huge UK fan and I hate it that I feel this way, but his calls are useless, you said it.



  70. Clint Cheesecake
    10:33 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt when you think all the Kevin Ware stuff will eventually come out in the media?



  71. Kidnut
    10:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Metta World Peace



  72. Chaz
    10:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    just curious.. what would BR charge to be a guest on the show? I think Matt said Rick Flair asked $500.



  73. Kidnut
    10:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Carlos Danger



  74. JW
    10:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/08/maria-sugarpova-sharapova/

    She is just changing it until the US Open is over.. then going back



  75. RP in Orlando
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Delk for 3 alot of players have come out of JUCO with very high expectations and have turned out to not be as good as the billing. I hope the Kid is great but until proven in a game against good oline men no one really knows yet.



  76. Kidnut
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ricky Henderson would often use the alias of Rick Henderson when checking into hotels.



  77. Drew Franklin
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I will be at the Louisville Zoo today.
    Will get into the gorilla cage, do a three goggle and get out.
    Will be posting pictures on Twitter and KSR later today



  78. TrueBlue63
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Would you consider Chad OchoCinco a change to sell a product? The product being himself.



  79. Bluegrass
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt “Milk Bones” Jones



  80. Jax Teller
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Whatever Ben Rothenberg changes his name to, I hope it doesn’t have a “th” in it.



  81. Honky Kong
    10:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Snoop Dog to Snoop Lion….marijuana is one hell of a drug.



  82. jumpdaddy
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Y’all leave Mr Short alone or I’ll have to whup up on you. He’s a great american, great UK fan, and I love his calls.

    Go cats!



  83. Ole D-white
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Ben Rothenburg changed his name to Fake Barney



  84. dont go
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If matt chooses tennis he is a complete sell out and should be banned from being a uk fan



  85. Delk for 3
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Johnny Short is a good man. He doesn’t hurt anybody and his life is enhanced by Matt allowing him a call everyday on the show. Why would you want to deny the man that?



  86. DrSayre
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I thought you said a few weeks ago, you were flying back for the WKU game?



  87. repsol-69
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt!!!!! This is Kentucky Sports Radio!!! Not Professional Tennis Radio….



  88. Shawon
    10:36 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Don’t abandon us, Matt.



  89. Bluegrass
    10:37 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rothenburgers & Fries



  90. tuxedo park
    10:37 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Someone tell me why these guys are covering tennis again?



  91. ebell55
    10:37 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Go to the US Open as a die hard Cat fan and a lover of Nashville night life.



  92. Chaz
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt’s at the crossroads. Will he choose tennis or UK sports? Is his fanbase to be BBN or Ben Rothenberg followers?



  93. Bluegrass
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Drew Franklin Mints



  94. Shawon
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    It would look bad if the host of the pre-game show for the football game was in New York.



  95. Bluegrass
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Mountain Drew Franklin



  96. Delk for 3
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Tough decisions, Matt. Tough decisions. How far do you want to go with your career? Are you not happy enough just being a UK guy? Do you want to become a national tennis TV correspondent?



  97. Kidnut
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Cover the US Open from Dempsey’s in New York



  98. junkie262
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like Jones and Co. have officially become too big for their britches. I am sure the folks in NY will enjoy your schtick. Hope you keep us in mind while we piddle with our measily UK football season opener.



  99. dont go
    10:38 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    not going to lie. kinda mad he would even consider tennis over the UK game.



  100. Kidnut
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If you do go to the US Open you can ask Ben Rothenberg if you can crash at his place.



  101. Linda Taylor
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    76 – You mean like Stevie Johnson?



  102. JBazz
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think you all should go to the U.S. Open, Matt. There will be other and bigger Kentucky football games, there may not be other opportunities like this at the U.S. Open. You’re just expanding the KSR brand (and ultimately, University of Kentucky athletics) to a wider, national audience. You should have our blessing.



  103. jumpdaddy
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt likes to “do the double”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UheXNUdvc3o



  104. hoptown
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Put Tubby’s jersey in the rafters…



  105. realme
    10:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I vote that you don’t want to miss the first game of the Stoops era.



  106. inlinefor9
    10:40 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeeere we go………



  107. Shawon
    10:40 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Let’s just go back to Ryan Lemond and Jim Tirey doing pre-game for UK Football.



  108. Salty
    10:40 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    That caller was referring to early when The Leech Report was talking about how Oscar combs belongs in the HoF



  109. Chris
    10:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Matt and Drew go to the US open, I vote we send Fake Barney and JoAnn to cover the game.



  110. Smitty
    10:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yes – 1 national title, 263 wins, 3 Elite Eights, 5 1st place SEC finishes when the SEC was pretty good.



  111. rp in Orlando
    10:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Winning a National Title is the highest of heights Matt.



  112. Delk for 3
    10:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    76 — My point is that Coach Stoops is pretty sure how good the kid is. I’ll believe him.



  113. thoag65
    10:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    That was the funniest thing I have heard in a long time! But OH, So true!



  114. bleedblueky
    10:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – My two cents it’s no brainer that you guys should go US Open 🙂

    I won’t be able to watch that game on tv either since I’d need to travel to VA staying at some Blue Ridge cabin for a family reunion on that Saturday 🙁



  115. Delk for 3
    10:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    In my opinion the tennis people could care less about UK sports. They want Matt and Drew to be tennis guys full-time and are trying to suck them in to the fold.



  116. Josh
    10:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The pattern is…

    Great/Former Assistant/Drunk



  117. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I guess this means that Cal needs to change his last name to Yogurtapari.



  118. Delk for 3
    10:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Truth is so awesome. I think his calls are downright hilarious.



  119. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    To be safe, can we give potential candidates a breathalyzer when we are interviewing basketball coaches from now on?



  120. Chaz
    10:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    @116 – In my opinion the tennis people could care less about Matt & Drew. They’ll milk the “tennis hillbillies” thing dry, then toss our guys out with yesterday’s news.



  121. Typical Matt
    10:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Only reason Matt wants Oscar in the HOF is because it opens the door for him to be in sometime in the future.



  122. Rob from Dunk City
    10:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Two things –

    Anyone else think that John Short sounds like Boomhauer from King of the Hill?

    Anyone else wonder what Maria Sugarpova sounds like in bed?



  123. classof68
    10:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt would go to the US Open instead of attending Oscar’s HOF induction.



  124. realme
    10:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Bucky Small Hooves is my favorite show thread person.



  125. Edd
    10:49 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, are you trying to tell me you’re not actually speaking from the inside of my radio?



  126. swampthang
    10:50 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    121…I agree. Tennis is an elitist sport and nothing makes an elitist more happy than making fun of the lower class. Matt and Drew will be welcome until they’re bored with them



  127. Howard Stern
    10:51 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I have AGT. You got the Tennis Channel. How boring huh? You talk about this football regime and now your gonna miss the first game for tennis? Turn your mancard in immediately.



  128. Delk for 3
    10:52 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is that really what you want though? Big and better things with the tennis channel?



  129. DrSayre
    10:53 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Personally I hope he goes to the US Open and Matt says something controversial about the Louisville Media on the first day… that would probably melt the internet with Matt in New York during the game.



  130. Bluegrass
    10:53 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Althought I hate him – Floyd Mayweather watches 0 tape on his opponents and focused solely on his own game and the man is undefeated in his career.



  131. Chris
    10:54 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    60% of the time looking at Florida State defense and Texas Tech Offense or is he looking at last years UK game film which will get him nothing.



  132. catscatscats
    10:54 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Stoops is smart, he knows his team will win against Western if they just make little to no mistakes and play hard.



  133. Edd
    10:54 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    With the athletes that Cal brings in, as long as they do what they can do, it doesn’t matter what the other team does.



  134. Bluegrass
    10:55 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If Cal wins more than 4 titles, then I will say it, HE WILL BE THE BEST!!



  135. Chris
    10:56 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    This guy is killing me.



  136. Bluegrass
    10:56 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Nothing like proving your point by insulting the person who you’re arguing with



  137. Bicycle Seat Sniffer
    10:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – If you choose tennis over UK, you’re a sellout. Period. I’m all for growing your brand in the off-season, but not during football and basketball season.



  138. repsol-69
    10:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Dale’s call went from Great to Good to Drunk…



  139. inlinefor9
    10:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    What was that? It wasn’t human



  140. Pitino SUCKS
    10:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m fine with Tubby’s jersey being raised, but WE MUST TAKE FIFTINO’S JERSEY DOWN!



  141. Bbn1524
    10:57 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Dale and John Short should co-host together.



  142. UK_JB
    10:58 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I finally made it… ahhhh! I am late today lol Glad to see you on WKYT and on TV uncle matt. Glad you kept your shoes on.

    Sorry, that was my brother that just called.



  143. Money
    10:58 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Not trying to be mean but when I talk people listen. If Matt can make enough with Tennis Channel, Go get me. That is why we all work. Not for fun but for ME!!



  144. J in Orlando
    10:59 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    139 lol well done



  145. WildcatBill
    11:00 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #138 – And you’re a douche. Get over yourself. Going to NYC to a major Tennis Tournament for free, over a UK football game is a no brainer. Are you going to the game? If you call out Matt for going somewhere else, I better see you in Nashville in blue facepaint screaming C-A-T-S CATS CATS CATS…



  146. Big Shrimpin'
    11:00 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    “Carpetbagger!!!” I always knew Matt was a dirty yank! Just listen to that New England accent!



  147. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:00 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Chris Cross is the carpetbagger, Matt is a scalawag



  148. tuxedo park
    11:01 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    No offense Matt, but it doesn’t sound like you guys know or care anything about tennis. Not really sure why they would want you. KSR is a great show, I listen almost every day, but it’s an acquired taste for sure. You guys have a good sense of humor, but you aren’t THAT funny…



  149. UK_JB
    11:01 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I had an interview this morning… wish me luck!



  150. Lets face it
    11:04 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    You guys should not even be talking about QBs. You never ever ever get to Northern KY. Because no one will sponsor you, really. So you go to Cincinnati and broadcast a couple of weeks ago, not northern KY. And you were at tennis instead of football on Saturday. And it’s an hour drive to Northern KY, but one would think it’s a trip to China for you guys.
    Point is, you never saw Towles in high school so what makes you experts.



  151. d/c cat
    11:05 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, have call in and do the spell cow commercial ei ei o



  152. Razr Raybob
    11:06 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    150) Good luck!! How is the little one?



  153. d/c cat
    11:06 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    make that Dale call in



  154. Linda Taylor
    11:07 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    149 – Did you bother to read any of their tennis blog? It was really funny. If they weren’t bringing hits to the Tennis Channel website do you think that they would have been offered this chance to go to the US Open? The people at the Tennis Channel are trying to increase their market by having Matt and Drew write for them.



  155. Tennis SUCKS
    11:08 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    146. Shut up. I agree with 138. Because he wants Matt who covers UK sports SHOULD go to the UK football game hands down. Frankly I’m tired of the tennis shit!!



  156. Ole D-white
    11:08 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt….there are always US Open tennis tourneys. There’s only ONE start to the Stoops Era in UK football.



  157. UK_JB
    11:09 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    He used to be on WKYT-TV / WDKY



  158. RahRah
    11:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Do the tennis thing if it makes you happy. Mrs.TT can hold down the fort for a few days. Could we get more Tomlin if you do it? Love me some Tomlin!



  159. Bluegrass
    11:10 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    As a Tattooed UK fan can we lay off the Louisville/tattoo topic?



  160. Dangit
    11:11 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Once again, I turned off the radio when John Shorts came on and forgot to turn it back on.



  161. Edd
    11:11 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Go to NY and have Slash Slash co-host a show. You will have, then, reached the elusive EPIC show.



  162. UK_JB
    11:12 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    In Wolfe County, we took field trips to the fair.



  163. Mike Honcho
    11:12 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    MATT –



  164. Ole D-white
    11:13 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    My son won the Child Division Karaoke Contest at the Warren County Ohio Fair



  165. Stan
    11:13 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – Not to be critical, but if you aspire to report from the All England Club, you might want to learn the difference between WimbleDON and WimbleTON. One is correct; the other isn’t.



  166. Mike Honcho
    11:15 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    MATT – this year they have a delightful buffet in the same room as the animal pins……the stank in the air took my breath away.



  167. UK2K
    11:15 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I appreciate all u do, however u cant build up Stoops and the new season then jump ship to Tennis.You are living the dream of alot of us UK fans,please don’t forget that. Just my 2cents worth.



  168. Smashed Potatoes
    11:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Really? we have to resort to keeping our starting QB a secret to beat Western. Name a starter! That is so Stupid!



  169. Larry
    11:16 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt stick to the South and East wings at the fair. No animals there. Although Freedom Hall reeks, but I think that’s just the stink leftover from little brother.



  170. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:17 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I’m looking for a hot humid place, constant nausea, and a crowd of unemployed UL fans. Did someone say The State Fair?



  171. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:19 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If anyone needs to vomit, order a Moby Dill at a state fair concession stand and then try to finish it in the animal pit.



  172. Chaz
    11:20 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    New post on KSR – video of Randle & Marcus Smart – get your mind off tennis. Sad some people don’t appreciate that state fairs celebrate the farmers that feed the world just because of smells. Lose the smell, lose the pulled pork & BBQ. What happens to tailgating then? Tofu burgers anyone?



  173. catlogic15
    11:21 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I vote Rupp because it was so much harder to recruit elite players to Lexington against the “Big City” schools. No scouting to speak of, no social media, no AAU. Much harder to dominate.



  174. sec schedule
    11:22 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Wow UK plays only 3 games on the SEC network and only 1 thursday game. Also I think 5 CBS games in conference.



  175. junkie262
    11:22 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If you end up going to the All England Club next year, please call it WimbleDON, and not WimbleTON. As Andy Roddick tweeted on July 8th, “Drives me crazy when people pronounce wimbledon as if it has a T instead of a D. Literally have heard it 7 times from a sports network today” @andyroddick



  176. jared lee
    11:23 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Dimebag darrell Abbott’s birthday today…. Play some pantera in his memory



  177. BigBlueMan
    11:23 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    How come my iHeart radio works fine on the PC and my phone, but not on my pad? I can pick up every other iHeart station on my pad, but the two that I used to listen to KSR on neither work now.
    But they work on the phone app.
    I blame the NSA somehow.



  178. Jeremy
    11:24 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt,

    You say you are a tennis fan, but continue to say Wimbledon wrong…. there is no “T” in Wimbledon



  179. Smitty
    11:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Complete schedule is out on KSR’s site



  180. #stoopspoopsicecream
    11:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, we played at Alabama in ’08 on CBS. We also played UT in ’07 on CBS at 3:30. We played 3 CBS games in 2007.



  181. me
    11:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rupp and the Bear were legendary, and their accomplishments can’t ever be diminished because they literally changed the landscape of their two sports. They laid the foundation at their respective schools for all the future success. Would Cal even be at Kentucky if it weren’t for Rupp? Would Sabin be at Bama if it weren’t for the bear?

    That being said, I agree that other coaches certainly could be considered more successful all-time. Especially now, when the sports are so competitive. Remember, Rupp coached at UK for 41 YEARS to get those 4 championships. He might have had another if it weren’t for UCLA, Lew Alcindor, and then forced retirement.



  182. DrSayre
    11:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think we played Alabama in 2008 or 2009 on CBS



  183. Dangit
    11:25 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    177 – Yeah right. You think the biggest Conway Twitty fan in Kentucky will play Pantera? Good luck with that.



  184. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:28 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I got a txt from Pete Thamel’s girlfriend and it was no accident. She thought I was Anthony Weiner.



  185. RP
    11:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I called the other day and asked about ARK and I think Mark Emmert must have been listening and Doesn’t want Cal to go 40-0 so he made sure to add ARK away to the schedule



  186. Linda Taylor
    11:29 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    This SEC schedule is crazy we play LSU, Miss St, Ole Miss, and Arkansas twice but TN and Vandy only once. I don’t like it. Who cares about playing those SEC west teams twice when we don’t get to play our traditional rivals twice.



  187. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:30 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Is that why Gillispie was single? He sold his wife to win? He must over sold her while he was still in Texas.



  188. Edd
    11:31 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    If WKU has the lead in the 1st quarter, Bobby Petrino will have an interview set up with another team by the 3rd quarter.



  189. Fake_Dan_Cummins
    11:31 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    KSR should do a broadcast from the Clear Channel Lexington Lounge and we can sing my favorite song, I would rather drive to Paris for a Dan Cummin’s Deal!



  190. Matt is a pessimist
    11:32 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    We’re gonna struggle against western, our football team will lose these games no doubt, throw some more losses on our basketball team we aren’t going 40-0. Oh and I’m going to WimbleTon, screw UK football, who cares about my media privileges that I’ve been granted for UK sports, that other fans would sell their souls for.



  191. UK_JB
    11:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    WLAP just went off the air.



  192. Larry
    11:34 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Robert Morris revenge on Nov. 17



  193. Chris
    11:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The Turtle neck strikes again.



  194. swampthang
    11:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    193…Time Warner? JK



  195. Smitty
    11:35 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    We play Ole Miss, Arkansas, LSU, Miss. St, and Florida twice



  196. UK_JB
    11:37 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I blame Tom Ju(RICH)



  197. Technical Difficulties
    11:39 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Please stand by!!



  198. Kidnut
    11:40 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Good point about Chris Walker, he will have learned to stretch by that point in the season



  199. Smitty
    11:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sound was out. I have it back on in Lexington



  200. Linda Taylor
    11:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yes, it did happen. You are back on in Lex now.



  201. Chris
    11:41 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    WLAP was down but is now back up.



  202. swampthang
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Coming thru loud and clear in Lex now



  203. Gus Chiggins
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I was out on my Iheart for like a minute, but back now.



  204. quickie
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I lost you on iheart but picked you up on 630.



  205. R
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Had to leave WLAP and go to WJKJ, lost sound on WLAP



  206. Za Commenter
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I can confirm no/low sound on streaming.



  207. Steve
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Im listening on iheartradio in Cincinnati and its working



  208. MarkH
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Yep- dead air



  209. S Austin_Phoenix
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    sound cut out on Iheart for a minute or two… but is back now. I’m in Phoenix. GREAT SHOW !!



  210. Gus Chiggins
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    It was out on my Iheart for like a minute, but back now.



  211. Delk for 3
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    188 — I like the new SEC schedule. Let’s face it: all of the teams in the SEC are traditional rivals. It wasn’t until 1990 that the conference was split into the east and west and we were forced to play east teams twice. I will enjoy seeing us play our other “traditional rivals” more often.



  212. DrSayre
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Next year we will play Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, and Georgia twice; Vandy, Auburn, Ole Miss, and Arkansas at home; and Texas A&M, Tennessee, LSU, and Mississippi State away.



  213. bleedblueky
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt – I’m sitting in my office (working hard of course) at UK and I can hear you guys loud & clear 🙂



  214. Ole D-white
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Your volume dropped a lot on the iHeartRadio app too



  215. Jared
    11:42 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sound was out for about a minute streaming on WLAP but it is working now.



  216. RP
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt Flushing Meadow is in Queens NY. Great area with the tennis facility and Citi Field( Mets Baseball) all within 1000 feet of each other.



  217. MeadeCoDoesntExist
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    You went off air on wlap on iheart radio for about 2 mins. Bit you are all good now.



  218. Rural Juror
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The issue with that game is that it’s in Nashville….it’s not even in our freakin’ state!



  219. Slashed potatoes
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Because it’s in Nashville. That is stupid why are two kentucky schools playing in Nashville?



  220. Zach
    11:43 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Static on the radio in Paintsville… Listening on Iheart now.



  221. Rural Juror
    11:44 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The issue with the game is that it’s in Nashville….it’s not even in our freakin’ state!



  222. Turner the Burner
    11:44 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sound is out on 630 again



  223. BigBlueMan
    11:44 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Off again on iHeart.



  224. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:44 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Western decided not to sell anymore tickets because they made so much money off the sale of Bobby Petrino’s wife.



  225. Linda Taylor
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sound is out again in Lex.



  226. Turner the Burner
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Now we have commercials



  227. Chris
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    WLAP Down again they just started a commercial.



  228. UK_JB
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Time to fire up iheartradio and WKJK



  229. james e
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    la confidential prob my most known work, matty



  230. Jake In Pittsburgh
    11:45 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    lost sound again on I Heart radio



  231. Jake In Pittsburgh
    11:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Sounds like a short in your main snake



  232. S Austin_Phoenix
    11:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    just lost sound on Iheart. went to commercial. Think it’s an Iheart thing.



  233. Dwayne
    11:46 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    We should never play WKU as an away game no matter what. Who cares when and where it’s played, it’s still Western. Weren’t they in the OVC a few years ago?!?!



  234. TrueBlue63
    11:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Shannon, I USE IHEART and the show keeps going out. So it’s BOTH online and radio.



  235. S Austin_Phoenix
    11:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    you’re baaaaaack



  236. JPL
    11:47 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    It was out on iHeart Radio as well



  237. Ole D-white
    11:48 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    It’s going in and out cause Ben Rothenburger is getting his revenge on you Matt Jones



  238. Adam in Bowling Green
    11:48 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The word around Bowling Green with both WKU and UK fans is that people are just going to wait and get tickets in Nashville. The ease of getting tickets to the last UK v WKU game in Nashville for below face value , has made it almost an inconvenience to get tickets early.



  239. Delk for 3
    11:49 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Kentucky football has a lot to prove to its fans. A lot of fans are not ready to buy in completely until it is proven that this program is going to be something to be proud of. I’m personally one of those fans. You can call me fair-weather or whatever, but I call it tired. I was there watching in the Bill Curry days. I was there watching Hal Mumme and Rich Brooks. I finally thought Brooks had done it and we were finally a good program. Then, Joker and Mitch allowed all that hard work to go down the drain. I’m too tired after seeing all that hard work pissed on. Just show me something to be proud of and I’ll be right back at the games. I think the same exists for a lot of fans.



  240. iheart
    11:49 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    It went out on iheart too Shannon



  241. Seth
    11:49 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Listening to I Heart in Utah and the sound has gone out here a couple times too.



  242. classof68
    11:50 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    The show hasn’t gone off on my I-heart that I get thru Time Warner.



  243. Linda Taylor
    11:50 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    213 – I don’t see how you can say Ole Miss or any of the other west teams are anywhere near as big of rivals as TN or Vandy. The fact that the teams we are playing twice almost all are from the old SEC west is taking it too far.



  244. Jake In Pittsburgh
    11:51 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    it seems everything is fine in lex, because Ryans levels are fine. however Shannons Matts and the callers levels are very low



  245. DrSayre
    11:51 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    I think it is a rotation, there’s 13 teams in the SEC (not counting UK) we play Florida twice every year, that leaves us with 12 teams. We played 4 of those last year, 4 this year, and we’ll play the other 4 teams (Alabama, South Carolina, Missouri, and Georgia) twice next year.



  246. MandyConnell
    11:51 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    KDVR just went off the air



  247. Jeff
    11:51 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Rupp also won the Helm’s National Championship in 1933 and had the #1 team going into the NCAA tournament in 1966 and 1970. Not a bad run.



  248. AGREE
    11:52 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    235. You are correct! We should never play western outside of CWS, they are a glorified d2 team and their 25 fans will never sellout a stadium.



  249. Rural Juror
    11:52 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Just curious….so who would be the SEC-3 team for the contest winner?



  250. Ksr fan
    11:53 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Shannon, thanks for playing some avenged sevenfold! How about a little volbeat?



  251. Delk for 3
    11:56 am August 20, 2013 Permalink

    245 — The bottom line is that Kentucky has a history with all of the SEC programs, sans Mizzou and A&M. We have more of a recent rivalry with Vandy, but we have quite a history against teams like LSU, Miss. St, Ole Miss, and Arkansas.



  252. Linda Taylor
    12:35 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    253 – Arkansas was really only during the Pitino/Richardson years and have only won 32% of their games against us
    LSU was mostly during the Maravich/Shaq years and have won 29% of their games against us
    Ole Miss-really? They have won an ominous 13% of their games against us
    Miss St-not so much except when they were letting Varnardo foul every trip down the court and that short time they were relevant when they made it to the Final Four and they have won a whopping 23% of their games against us
    Compare that to TN’s win percentage of 45%, the highest of any SEC team and more befitting a true rival
    Those stats are based on calculations I made from the 2012-13 media guide’s all-time UK SEC win/loss chart on the UK Athletics website and are through the 2011-12 season.



  253. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:41 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    #247 is obviously correct. I assume there is a rotation. Florida is our fixed rival, so that leaves 12 teams besides us and them. We rotate 4 teams each year to play twice: last year we played Auburn, Vandy, Tennessee and Texas A&M. This year, it is LSU, Miss. St, Ole Miss and Arkansas. I can only assume next year will be Missouri, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgia that we play twice.

    And #245, you must not have watched much of the early 90’s when Arkansas was the biggest rival in the SEC to UK. Sure, Vandy and TN have been for a long time, there is no arguing that. But LSU and Arkansas have traditionally been rivals as well, dating back decades.

    Don’t get me wrong – I think we could keep both Florida and Tennessee twice every year and do the rotation as a 4-year deal where 3 other teams are changed every year to play twice, instead of the 3-year, 4 rotating team schedule. But it seems to work out this way as well.

    You have to think of it in the sense that if every team gets 1 fixed rival, it must be the largest mutual rival. While Tennessee may seem that way for UK, I imagine that Tennessee views Vandy as their biggest rivalry, especially because they are in-state.



  254. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:44 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    But perhaps we should get first pick of the rival that we play, since we are obviously the dominant team! But in that case, I still think we take Florida over Tennessee.



  255. CatsFanFrankfort
    12:47 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe I should say right now, anyway. Or as long as Billy D is coaching Florida. Id much rather play a team that stays in the top 10-15 than a team that isn’t consistently ranked.



  256. Linda Taylor
    1:46 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    255 – I watched every single game in the 90’s hence my Pitino/Richardson comment. But really since then has there been much that was truly memorable? AK has had a few good seasons but is not and has never been consistently one of the best teams in the SEC (note I say SEC not SEC west). Actually no SEC west team can claim that distinction. I remember when AK and SC first came into the SEC. There were a few years that SC was very good also but no one would consider them to be one of our rivals. TN has always been considered to be our rival. I don’t mind one bit playing SC and GA only once, but I do mind only playing TN once.



  257. jeff
    4:19 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Congratulations to Tubby Smith! Proud of you.



  258. UK#1
    6:18 pm August 20, 2013 Permalink

    Matt. What would John Short do? Kinda disappointed in Matt. Tell Drew to go on to NY so he can party for 2 weeks.