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Clip of the Day: Matt on “The Louisville Man”


On this morning’s show, Matt read an article entitled “Being a Louisville Man” from a website called The Crunch Zone. The author, Mark Blankenbaker, aka @UofLSheriff50, wrote a lengthy and dramatic defense for his fan base after a week of scandal, and well, it was hilarious. What does it mean to be a Louisville Man? A few excerpts…

It’s a source of pride.  A “Louisville Man” does the right thing.  He’s honest.  He does what he needs to do.  He loves his family, he takes pride in his work, he attempts to make himself better EVERY DAY.  A “Louisville Man” has integrity, he displays his ethics, he is honorable. A “Louisville Man” is not perfect, but he strives to be.

A “Louisville Man” does not turn his back on other “Louisville Men” in hardship, but there are certainly times when someone can lose the honor of distinction…….but until that time, we remain together.   Who better than to lead Louisville now than Rick Pitino?  A man who knows precisely how to rise from the ashes burned either by his own hand or by the hand of others…….. “A Louisville Man”.


(Sadly, no word on what it means to be a “Louisville woman,” although I’m scared to ask in case it requires a credit card number.)

Matt’s dramatic reading of the article is priceless, and you should stop what you’re doing to listen:

While you’re at it, tune in to the rest of the podcast:

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29 Comments for Clip of the Day: Matt on “The Louisville Man”

  1. BennyHanna
    3:47 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    I can just imagine if Chester was a Louisville Fan reading “The Louisville Man”

    • Marrowbone-Steve
      12:01 pm October 13, 2015 Permalink

      just love Chester. “Now that’s a man”

  2. Dieter
    3:57 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    Louisville Men do not deign to use toasters in this microwave-driven society. We simply wrap our microwave-ready confections in a moist paper towel and steadfastly reheat those items in an effort to attain perfect harmony between palate and legacy. Furthermore, Louisville Men strive to pass down these basic principles of radiation and thermodynamics to future generations of Louisville Men. We do this proudly, as members of a distinguished microwave-driven society of microwave loving Louisville Men. Some may say that we overuse pop culture catch phrases that do not actually do for our arguments what we think they do. To them, I say, “We are Louisville Men and Women. You’re not supposed to understand how our microwaves work.”

    • Catgrad7072
      4:04 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Well played Dieter; you are the ‘Afternoon Internet Champion!’

  3. Duuuuuude
    4:09 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    A nightmare for me would be some day one of my daughters to bring home a “Louisville Man” who looks like this dude at the top of this page. I don’t know what I would do!

  4. A Louisville Man
    4:37 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    I think it is admirable for Mark Blankenbaker to describe what he stays for as a “Louisville Man.” He is wrong about the people he named at the University of Louisville being that type of man. I mean he is REALLY off-base. I mean as far off as he could possibly be.. However, to say you (Matt Jones) would not describe yourself as a Kentucky Man or a “your hometown” Man is disappointing.
    Take some pride in your hometown and describe what type of man you would call yourself. Present that idea to other people from the state/town and hope they may want to strive for those same character traits. I agree with Mark and the first couple of paragraphs describing a man someone should strive to be from Louisville or the State of Kentucky. After describing a Louisville Man, he should have asked for support in kicking out Bobby, Rick, Tom, and Ramsey. In that case, this article would have been praised and not condemned.

    • CATandMONKEY
      4:51 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink


      Perhaps being a Harvard Man or a Yale Man actually meant something in 1920. Being a Louisville Man or even a Kentucky Man simply drips with douchebaggery.

      The attributes which the author attempts to claim as the sole purview of the “Louisville Man” could and should be claimed by any male attempting to be a decent human being, regardless of alma mater or geographic origin. To then claim as examples, people whose actions display the exact opposite of those aforementioned virtues is what takes Mark’s essay into the realm of ridiculous fantasy, deserving of all mockery and derision that it receives.

  5. A Louisville Man
    4:38 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    *Stands for as a Louisville Man*

  6. Joe
    4:39 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    This website should just change its name to Louisville sports radio. Y’all are so insecure with your basketball only athletic program that you spend more time in one day talking about Louisville that Louisville spends talking about you all year. I like to come here to check on your insecurities.

    But wait you say…we are 4-1 in football. You’ll be lucky to finish above .500

    • CATandMONKEY
      4:53 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Yet, here you are. Welcome to a rival’s fansite that you actually sought out, read and then took the time to make comments. Incredible.

    • UKBlue1!
      5:00 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      11-28-15 see you…

    • Beavis
      6:00 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      For once,,,I agree with a “Louisville man” We should back off the Louisville sports teams just a bit. It is not even sport anymore to pick on them. They have no defense. On second thought, three things. They just continually set themselves up for the fall so why not. Second, they don’t seem to have the capacity to learn from their mistakes. Third, we all need some levity in our lives and with such a rich source 80 miles down the road, just to good to pass up. Eat it Joe

    • Dude
      6:14 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Hey Joe, here’s an idea:


    • Catsrus
      7:10 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      I’ve been thinking the UL scandal has many of the same elements as the Penn State Football one starring Jerry Sandusky. Underage sexual abuse and a out of the loop head coach. Hard to imagine what might be done in court about institutional sexual exploitation of minors. Stay tuned.

    • CATandMONKEY
      7:53 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Catsrus, sorry man. They are not even remotely the same. Both shameful but not even in the same ballpark. Analogy fail.

  7. KevinM
    4:43 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    MTT, I don’t envy you having to research UL and their improprieties that seem to come out EVERY year.

    Is there another university in the entire country that allows this type of behavior? UNC is the closest thing that comes to mind.

    • KT
      5:17 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      “Research” is a strong word. This crap pretty much writes itself since Jurich took over that program a few years back. Matt just gets up and walks outside in Louisville and he has like 30 minutes of material right there.

      You bring up a good point though, there has been at least one sex scandal annually for like a decade. That’s pretty amazing. Maybe we should try to get a Hall Mark holiday in UL’s honor, hell, there’s one for about everything else but there has to be a couple days left “un-hall marked” out of 365.

  8. Bobbum man
    4:47 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    This is just a perfect example of the typical delusional UL fan. Even after everything pitino has done they still prop him up like some supreme example of what a person should be. Just beyond laughable, honestly they make it too easy anymore.

  9. R2
    4:57 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    Why are daily podcasts no longer posted on KSR mobile app?

    • CATandMONKEY
      5:15 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      This is KSR. Facts and functionality are optional.

  10. Tommycatsfan
    5:16 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    A Louisville man is also tattooed up. Doesn’t have a job and doesn’t wear a shirt other than a wife beater. But he does have a line beard and a gold tooth. A Louisville man supports an athletic department that hires male whores and recruits criminals kicked out of other schools. I could go on and on about traits of a Louisville man. The most incredible trait is the ability to believe their school is a national football powerhouse (I just threw up in my mouth) and on par with UK in basketball . Uh… Not.
    But I am admittedly not a Louisville man….. My parents raised me better.

  11. Tommycatsfan
    5:17 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    A Louisville man is trash. Just sayin….

  12. Tommy Boy Jurich
    5:49 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    Ok, so between Ricky, Bobby, McGee and all the felons and low life athletes, we just barely missed the target for being decent human beings.
    I want to be clear, I have never read or endorsed anything written or implied by over zealous fans, that constantly break into our players cell phones and tweet, text, email crazy messages and pictures.
    This ULSheriff50 dude appears to be another cellar dweller with delusional aspirations, we just can’t achieve with the coaches and players we get.
    So please modify the expectations down a lot.
    Thank you,
    Tommy boy Jurich
    The Biggest Little Brother

  13. Claude
    7:17 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    See you on 11-28-15? Really? Will it be five consecutive?

    • Bobby Petrino's syphilis
      7:57 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Nope, yall suck. It’s our turn to go 4 in a row again. It’s happening, brace yourself.

  14. Hal
    9:04 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    Petrino has owned us.

    • Ha!
      9:39 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Oh, and your savior Bobby has a losing record.

      But hey, thanks for sweating us!! 😉

  15. roger
    11:25 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

    Been trying to sum up what a Louisville Man is and have been falling short of a decent comparison. Best I can do that big pile of dog crap in the front yard that you would hate to step in. The major difference is you would step on a Louisville man in your front yard.

    • ebert
      11:56 pm October 12, 2015 Permalink

      Whats the difference between a Louisville Man and a bucket of shit?

      The bucket.