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A Young Alan Cutler Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast


While watching “SEC Storied: Going Big,” a documentary about Sam Bowie, KSR reader Stephen caught this shot of a young Alan Cutler that’s so good I had to share it with you this afternoon. Along with some notes because it’s a really slow day and I’m bored.

CBS is expanding the Selection Show to TWO HOURS OH GOD WHY

It’s already a bit much to stretch the bracket unveiling into a one-hour special, but CBS is taking it one step further, expanding this year’s show to TWO hours. Ugh. The show will go from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET following the Big Ten championship game. It will feature even more on-air reaction, analysis, interviews, and a lengthy interview with the chairman of this year’s selection committee, Joe Castiglione.

Somehow, you know CBS will put Kentucky’s bracket last because they know Big Blue Nation will watch the whole dang thing.

Something seems a little off about these SEC standings

Maybe it’s just me.

Tonight is Janee Thompson’s Senior Night

UK Hoops takes on Missouri tonight at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum, so if you don’t already have plans, make them to go see Thompson’s last game at Memorial. Senior Night festivities begin around 6:40 p.m., so don’t be late.

If you do have plans already, don’t worry; we’ll have a full recap on the site later on tonight.

The OTT Episode 2 is up

Have you downloaded it yet? I’ll keep asking you until you do. Episode two features ESPN’s Kara Lawson, who gave us her take on the Cats and Tyler Ulis, along with some background on her life as a professional athlete and a professional broadcaster. Lady is busy! Funkhouser’s CM Tomlin also breaks down the Oscar ballot with me. Will “The Revenant” win everything? (Probably)

To listen, just subscribe to “Kentucky Sports Radio” on iTunes or stream on Podbay.

Miss today’s show?

Catch up with the podcast on, or be lazy and listen to the embedded version below. Matt and Ryan talked about Matt’s trip to the Xavier/Villanova game, the best Girl Scout cookies, and much much more.

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

4 Comments for A Young Alan Cutler Wants Afternoon Notes and Podcast

  1. Bluebloodtoo
    4:20 pm February 25, 2016 Permalink

    apparently ESPN doesn’t believe in software QA for their live graphics…. That seems to be working well…

  2. Piedma Schwartz
    4:39 pm February 25, 2016 Permalink

    Apparently KSR has the same problem as ESPN since they posted that picture of Borat.

  3. jonthes
    4:40 pm February 25, 2016 Permalink

    The second hour will be Dan Dakich giving his analysis of every possible matchup.

  4. brainesman
    1:40 am February 26, 2016 Permalink

    As a lifelong UK fan who attends Xavier, I have to say that Matt got a very wrong impression of Xavier’s team while at the game yesterday. I’ve watched nearly every game for both teams this season (I’m the Sports Editor for Xavier’s campus newspaper so it’s literally my job) and I can tell you that Xavier isn’t just a team built around shooting threes. They shot only 18 yesterday and hit only seven. That was not a trend either, they average 19.5 attempts per game (Kentucky is at 18.8) and do the bulk of their scoring by attacking the basket as they have made more free throws than their opponents have attempted. I don’t know what Matt was looking for, but he was flat wrong. Even yesterday the Musketeers made 23 free throws while Nova attempted just 13. Nova is perimeter-oriented, but Xavier is less perimeter oriented than Kentucky.

    Xavier has two big guys that are better than anything Kentucky has, but Xavier was more than content to have its wings blow by Nova’s in yesterday’s game. That being said, there have been multiple games this season where James Farr and Jalen Reynolds just took over, but that wasn’t the flavor of the night as Xavier had no trouble offensively relying on its wings.

    I usually trust Matt’s opinions with basketball, but he just got this one flat-out wrong. I catch a lot of grief on campus for being a UK fan, and I don’t really know who I’d cheer for if they had to play. But I have to say that Xavier has a much better team this season. Xavier may not have the starpower of Ulis and Murray but they are much better 1 through 9 than Kentucky and have several players who tend to step up in big moments. Playing in Louisville would obviously be advantage Kentucky, but I really do believe that Xavier would win relatively handily if it came down to it. I’m just praying that doesn’t happen.