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KSR Show Thread 5/22: Happy Friday! (And hello, Christian County)

You ready, Christian County? Today is your day on Kentucky Sports Radio.

This morning from 10 a.m. to noon, Matt Jones and the KSR crew are set to discuss everything you need to know about Christian County, along with all of the other craziness going on in the state and in the world of sports to close out the week.

Among the other topics:

  • The SEC decides on when to bring student-athletes back to campus
  • Kentucky basketball disrespect
  • Calipari’s beard
  • KSBar opens

Let KSR get your Memorial Day weekend off to a strong start.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or send a text to the KSR Texting Machine at (772) 774-5254.

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50 Comments for KSR Show Thread 5/22: Happy Friday! (And hello, Christian County)



  1. ClutchCargo
    10:15 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t understand Drew’s rant. The players are going to be allowed to make money from their likeness, right? I’m outraged by the fake outrage.



    • JTHinton
      10:17 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      There is nothing more annoying than fake outrage, and his post was chock-full with fallacious arguments.



    • Realme
      10:18 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      I think the fact the conferences have been lobbying against that (if I understand that story I didn’t actually read), when it isn’t even going to cost schools money, made him go off. That and just the many years of hypocrisy about this topic.



    • JTHinton
      10:21 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Don’t get me wrong — the NCAA has completely whiffed on this issue.

      Two things can be true at once: the players deserve to own their NIL, and they actually benefit from playing in college more than the average fan might think.

      For example, there’s no way Zion signs that $75 Million shoe deal if he doesn’t play at Duke.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:23 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      I took it that the basketball and football players returning to campus first was the tipping point, at least in the KSR article yesterday. Today I don’t even know what he and Ryan are blabbering about. I just want my college sports back.



    • Realme
      10:24 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      However, if y’all want to talk about fake outrage, Matt is already on like his 9th rant this morning. Someone take away his caffeine.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:27 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      I feel like we’re expected to hate college sports and be ashamed of being fans. Matt is the king of fake outrage, so I’m kind of used to that.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:28 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Totally agree, JTHinton.



    • Realme
      10:32 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Yes, the return to campus was what the article was about, the other was what I imagine was the context. And I agree with you guys position wise, but I do think there has been a lot of hypocrisy about things like this from the NCAA deserving of outrage, but at least they are in the process of changing.



  2. Realme
    10:16 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    TGIF. What a long hard work week. Just kidding. Glad some of you have a three day weekend coming.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:17 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      I wake up every single day wondering what day it is. Thanks for clearing that up!



    • Realme
      10:19 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Ha ha what if I was wrong.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:25 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Then I’m no worse off than every other weekday. lol



  3. JTHinton
    10:18 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Wow. Did you all see Joe Biden’s comments from this morning …



    • Realme
      10:26 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      No I’m scared to ask. Was it about how we should bring back creepy old men touching women too much?



    • ClutchCargo
      10:31 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Nothing like an old white guy telling black people how to think about politics.



    • JTHinton
      10:39 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      His exact quote, talking about black voters:

      “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.”



    • RealCatsFan
      10:51 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      It’s just sad that these are the two choices we have for November. Grumpy, creepy old man, or grumpier old man with the mentality of a four year old. JT, I have two daughters in your age group, and sadly, it may be up to their generation to clean up some of this mess. The two party system is a farce.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:10 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Time for another sequel, ” Grumpiest Old Men”.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:24 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Oops that didn’t work. But it wasn’t pretty.



    • Realme
      10:33 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Was it a picture of your quarantine beard?



    • runningunnin.454
      10:39 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Noooo, I shave; I don’t want to look OLD.



    • Realme
      10:40 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Um, no thank you for that link.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:13 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Mrs RCF thinks I should shave the goatee because it’s completely white, and my hair on my head has very little grey in it. She says it makes me look old. Younger daughter is against that – she has seen pictures of me without the beard and she thinks I look weird. Can’t win. 🙂



    • RealCatsFan
      11:17 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      I was just praying that the camera wouldn’t pan downward, rg.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:51 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      They say it shrinks…well, that’s what I’ve heard.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:03 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Like a frightened turtle, rg. (Token Seinfeld reference for the day – and possibly the greatest episode ever!)



  4. ClutchCargo
    10:37 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Wasn’t there some supposed alien thing that happened in Christian County? Maybe they will get to that.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:02 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Matt doesn’t believe in ghosts; so, I’m sure he doesn’t believe in little green men. No better candidate for an alien abduction and analprobe. And, no one would believe him, ha ha ha.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:15 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Matt would be a funny candidate for the Alien abduction / probe. Mitch would be even funnier, and Trump would be the funniest.

      Biden would try to probe them back. Pelosi would scare them back to their planet.

      They would probably give Ryan back.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:17 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      The anal probe thing and Matt’s loud screeching would be the thing that got the aliens caught, though. lol



    • RealCatsFan
      11:20 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Clutch, do you think the nose whistle might be what summoned them in the first place?



    • ClutchCargo
      11:23 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      Could be, RCF. I imagine dogs are really drawn to Matt as well.



    • Realme
      11:27 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      🙂



  5. ClutchCargo
    10:55 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Toni says hold up, don’t appreciate my call just yet! lol



  6. ClutchCargo
    11:15 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Whether the cheerleader stuff was “forced” or not has nothing to do with it, and I can’t believe the guys don’t understand that. It’s whether UK wants to risk being sued for having a hostile environment that they did nothing to correct, that’s the issue.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:20 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      You could make the argument that they could have handled it internally and not so severely with warnings, suspensions, etc., but UK is under such a microscope with the NCAA and the public at large that they can’t risk putting forth the image that they don’t take stuff like this seriously. University-6 down the road is a perfect example of what can happen when you neglect to “tend to your garden”.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:22 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      It does seem harsh, I agree. But the word “forced” being thrown shows a lack of understanding the whole point of why UK did anything at all.



    • Realme
      11:27 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

      The cheerleaders speaking out against the firings are certainly convincing, but we haven’t heard from the other side directly, so I really don’t know what to think.



  7. RealCatsFan
    11:23 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Seriously? Shannon has worked in rock radio for how many years? Can’t believe he only know ONE Grateful Dead song. I guess I’m old.



  8. runningunnin.454
    11:31 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Edgar Cayce was called the “sleeping prophet”. He predicted that Kentucky will be under water after a cataclysmic earthquake in the future.



  9. RealCatsFan
    11:32 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Speaking of probes – went in for the COVID test this morning, and daayyummm – I thought that swab was going to come out my ear. My eyes were watering for about ten minutes afterwards. There is no way 45 is being tested every day – he wouldn’t stand for it.



  10. RealCatsFan
    11:55 am May 22, 2020 Permalink

    We ship a lot of smaller packages as part of our business, and the industry we are in is so competitive that everyone offers free shipping. If Trump axes the post office, it will absolutely kill us as far as shipping is concerned. UPS and FedEx are ridiculous – they absolutely gouge us. USPS is the ONLY reasonable way of sending smaller items, and they are usually AT LEAST as dependable as the others.



  11. Ipeeblue
    2:38 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Mom wants me to move out of the basement but I am only 37 years old and trying to make it until 40



  12. Ipeeblue
    2:48 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Louisville will stomp us this year