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Derek Willis on Hey Kentucky: “All refs suck and they know it.”

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Kentucky’s two homegrown seniors took their talents to the Hey Kentucky set to do something that has never been done in the history of the television show: Matt had not one, but two co-hosts.  LEX-18 was kind enough to expand the budget for a third chair so the BBN could hear from Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins.

Normally a pair of soft-spoken gentlemen, they held nothing back, especially when Willis discussed college officiating: “It’s horrible.  All refs suck and they know it.  They’re all bad.”  You can’t miss tonight’s episode.

Kentucky’s terrific twosome also played a little trivia.  The questions were not about general knowledge (suck it Trebek), but about their teammates.  Discover who listens to Whitney Houston before games, who loves the Twilight saga and much more.

To see more from Derek and Dom, watch the entire episode after the jump or see them live.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

11 Comments for Derek Willis on Hey Kentucky: “All refs suck and they know it.”



  1. original slappy
    8:44 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Glad someone besides a fan actually said it. We all know it’s the truth.



  2. KYcats11
    9:13 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    Lol. there was no 13th day in the genisis story of creation.



  3. Genesis says
    11:01 pm April 6, 2017 Permalink

    The Genesis story also says in Chapter 1 that only sea creatures and birds were created on day 5. Day 6 brought the animals that roamed the earth and of course the creation of man. I have heard this story several times this year about his number and always wondered that he must really mean he wants to be a bird as he can really fly.
    Genesis 1 (NKJV)
    20 Then God said, “Let the waters abound with an abundance of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the face of the firmament of the heavens.”
    21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that moves, with which the waters abounded, according to their kind, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.
    22 And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.”
    23 So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.
    24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth the living creature according to its kind: cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth, each according to its kind”; and it was so.
    25 And God made the beast of the earth according to its kind, cattle according to its kind, and everything that creeps on the earth according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.



  4. dballrb
    1:37 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    Amen…



  5. Howdy Doody
    7:53 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    The next phase of the investigation likely would require subpoenas to be issued for phone and other records of those suspected of making terroristic threats.

    “It was not that long ago where courts were reluctant to convict when offense was not initiated in our jurisdiction, but we do not face that anymore,” Polikov wrote. “Also, depending on the facts, we would collaborate with the local authorities where the offenses were initiated. I have not studied the federal options, but would consider turning to the FCC if in fact a talk show created the environment for harassment.”

    The sheriff’s department has provided extra patrols around Higgins’ office, and Omaha police have done the same near Higgins’ residence.



    • catsarerunnin
      8:07 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve been to Omaha several times. They have lots of problems to deal with so I’m pretty sure they’re not too concerned about protecting the Fiddler on the Roof.



  6. Howdy Doody
    9:40 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

    We look stupid to the other 49 states;

    Omaha Nebraska,

    “Calipari got the ball of blame rolling Sunday. His first comment in his postgame news conference: “You know, it’s amazing that we were in that game where they practically fouled out my team. Amazing that we had a chance.”

    For the record, Kentucky was called for 19 fouls and North Carolina for 18.

    The main issues for Kentucky fans — and Calipari, judging by his sideline histrionics — occurred in the first half. There were two or three questionable calls against Kentucky (not all of which were whistled by Higgins, by the way). But this much is true: the Cats led by five points with five minutes to play and couldn’t hold it.

    It was not a game “stolen” by the refs.

    Higgins is hardly the first official targeted by Wildcats fans. Three or four years ago they went after Doug Shows, and earlier this year the “corrupt” ref was Roger Ayers.

    What do all three have in common? They’ve been among the highest-rated officials in college basketball for several years and have worked multiple Final Fours. But we’re supposed to believe all of them are out to get Kentucky?”



    • catsarerunnin
      10:42 am April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Yes



    • Squall Leonhart
      3:38 pm April 7, 2017 Permalink

      Your comments here and above, Howdy Doody, are patently absurd. .000001% of the fan base does not reflect the rest of it that engaged in no harassment, and certainly KSR did nothing to encourage the same – virtually no one supports the harassment of the official and his employees and your suggestion to the contrary is dishonest. The most likely culprit was a video being spread on social media highlighting the numerous bad calls with the commentators scolding the refs, followed by a graphic with his business phone number encouraging people to call and tell him what they think…the last part was obviously uncalled for.
      In addition your attempts to justify the bad officiating is just as absurd and like to be very selective in your facts. There were not just 3 bad calls made – there were a lot more, including a goal tending call that was bogus which caused a loss of points. There were no comparable calls to the other side to cancel them out – normally poor officiating is annoying but balances out. Not so in this case. There were many blatant fouls committed by NC that were not called – which you don’t even bring up. What is that 19/18 number supposed to reflect? Fairness? If one team commits 25 fouls and the other 15, but the count is 18 / 19 respectively, no, an “even” number is not a reflection of fairness if the infractions were in fact not even, and obviously a bogus goal tending call isn’t going to reflect on that number either. None of that justifies harassment or threatening behavior – there is no justification for that – anyone who did that will deserve what is coming to them – but don’t sit here and insult our intelligence with a phony argument about how fair the officiating was. It was not. If you are trying to calm the rabid dogs down you aren’t going to do it by agitating them further with bogus arguments.