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August 1, 2014

Missed Connections from the KSR Tour

John Dubya 8:30pm August 1, 2014 8/1/14

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  From Craigslist: Roses are red, your eyes are big blue and I’m just a white guy that’s lookin’ for you. m4w Seen you up at the mall this morning at the KSR Show. We were both wearing the same “Time for 9” t-shirt in different colors. You had the gray one, tell me what…

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April 15, 2014

Tennessee Probz

John Dubya 8:00pm April 15, 2014 4/15/14

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Cuonzo Martin’s abrupt rocky-top exodus on the heels of the Sweet 16 is a tough blow for Tennessee Athletics. It’s bad from a personnel standpoint, obviously, and yet another spill in the PR aisle for the already unsanitary Volunteer Athletic Department as well as the Paid Athletic Department. While the University of Tennessee is unquestionably…

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April 11, 2014

UK’s next big star?

John Dubya 1:00pm April 11, 2014 4/11/14

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(Keeneland/Coady Photography) You love Keeneland. Yeah, you, look at me when I’m addressing you, please. You love Keeneland because it epitomizes all that is unique and awesome about Central Kentucky. You love Keeneland because it’s a seasonal buffet of your favorite vices all rolled into one stately manor; you don’t feel like you’re actually drunk…

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March 6, 2014

March Madness: Dougie Style

John Dubya 8:00pm March 6, 2014 3/6/14

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KSR…Daddy Doug knockin’ again. Long time no chill. That’s my fault, been pretty busy onmygrind# tryin to getthatpaper#. I guess you could say my hianus from the blog here is due in large part to one bitch of a semester. It all started back at the beginning of February, back when it was like -40…

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February 20, 2014

Why Auburn Basketball? Why…

John Dubya 8:00pm February 20, 2014 2/20/14

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Auburn’s sensational collapse in Gainesville last night was as mystifying as it was predictable. Truly bad teams can find a way to lose an intrasquad scrimmage, let alone in that bee-hive against the nation’s top team. So even though we all saw it coming I don’t think anyone was prepared for the two brand new, never-before-seen…

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February 13, 2014

Dead on Arrival

John Dubya 8:30pm February 13, 2014 2/13/14

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The reality of a given situation does not always present itself immediately. Our sundry of senses do not automatically keep up with one another, and some of us simply lack any notion of sense altogether. Take a dead body, for instance. Sure, you can look at it and instantly process the grimness at hand, but…

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January 23, 2014

That Fan

John Dubya 9:30pm January 23, 2014 1/23/14

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And now, a word from the ‘basketball guru’ that sits a couple rows behind you in Rupp…   NBA? Shoot, they need to be worried bout UGA. They call em free throws for a reason, guys–they’re FREE! You put me out on that floor right now and I’ll make 9 outta 10. Bet. Press! PREEESSS!…

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January 16, 2014

My UK Shirt

John Dubya 8:00pm January 16, 2014 1/16/14

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I get lots of compliments on my UK shirt. It’s a real ice-breaker. A bona fide tone-setter. People always ask if they can buy it from me, and some even try to steal it right off my back. One guy even offered up his wife for just one night with my shirt. I’m spoken for,…

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January 2, 2014

On life, love and leisure

John Dubya 8:30pm January 2, 2014 1/2/14

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Sup KSR? Big D to the O to the U then a G back up in this piece! Not gonna lie, when I wrote my first post a couple weeks ago about students at the ball games I was expecting to get chewed up and spit out by the comment trolls and handed the first…

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December 19, 2013

Patrick Sparks: Statesman

John Dubya 8:30pm December 19, 2013 12/19/13

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In a state steeped in historic duels and family feuds Kentuckians are naturally predisposed for domestic disorder. The modern day affirmation of our civil aversion is of course disguised as a basketball game—the Battle of Bluegrass. It’s a game that has a way of turning sound, rational people into rabid animals; of turning boys into…

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September 19, 2013

The Jimmy, part II

John Dubya 9:30pm September 19, 2013 9/19/13

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(Bristol, CT, ESPN HQ. In a large corner office sits The Suit, and The Man) Suit: I’ve been listening to the tapes you sent in. …good stuff as usual, Jimmy. Classic Dykes. I really think we can get some mileage out of Jimmy’s Jeep. I just hope you save me a seat! JD: The Jeep is for bubble…

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September 12, 2013

L is for Life

John Dubya 9:45pm September 12, 2013 9/12/13

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Pleased to be joined by ESPN’s master of emotion, Tom Rinaldi, who brings us a story that hits close to home. Too close to home. Like, watching you shower and stuff.   Gameday. For sports fans around the world, this is their day. A day, for them, the sports fans. The anticipation, the anxiety, the…

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September 11, 2013

Funkhouser Book Review: Trouble With Money

John Dubya 1:46pm September 11, 2013 9/11/13

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Oh, the mighty dollar. If you are like me, you struggle to recall the moment you received your first buck, but you can vividly remember the first time you earned one. It likely came with a lesson attached, about the exchange of goods and services for personal monetary gain that can either be spent or…

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September 5, 2013

Kentucky Pride Before the Fall

John Dubya 8:00pm September 5, 2013 9/5/13

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The book was already written, the movie already shot. The “unbelievable true story” of the boy who started from the holler and rose to the rafters, then state office. Mix in a love story subplot and tab a way-too-handsome albeit believable leading man for the part and Disney would have its next big thing.  …

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August 29, 2013

Greatest Show on Earth

John Dubya 8:00pm August 29, 2013 8/29/13

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Another chapter of SEC football draws nigh; 13 straight Saturdays (with the occasional ‘look-at-me’ Thursday nighter) of pure pigskin paradise. Will the SEC make it 8 national championships in a row? The short answer is ‘probably,’ the long answer is ‘yes, probably.’ Be thankful you were born unto a team with SEC allegiance, folks. Whether your…

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August 15, 2013

26 going on forever

John Dubya 8:01pm August 15, 2013 8/15/13

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  Drove up on a fender bender the other day between a pickup with truck nutz and a Lincoln Town Car and thought this is something you’d see in Florida, which led to thoughts of the Florida Gators, which quickly served up that dangling hunk of inedible and ever so indelible gristle we know as…

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August 8, 2013

Now Hiring!

John Dubya 9:30pm August 8, 2013 8/8/13

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Now Hiring: Chief Cool Officer (CCO)NCAA Headquarters, Indianapolis   You don’t walk into a boardroom, you glide. When you speak, you’re wearing a bluetooth. And people listen. Your energy is infectious, your optimism, contagious. You’re a trendsetter. A jetsetter. An Irish Setter? You work hard, play hard, and think hard. Your Pandora is hot. You approach…

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August 1, 2013

Naming Rights

John Dubya 8:00pm August 1, 2013 8/1/13

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While Johnny “Football” Manziel continues to accumulate headlines, I spent some time recently with a confused young man with a famous name just trying to make it in this world. This is a story about finding yourself when everyone wants you to be someone else.   Somewhere down in the hills of Texas there’s a…

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July 25, 2013

The Jimmy

John Dubya 9:29pm July 25, 2013 7/25/13

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The man sat cross legged on the floor of an empty room, across from a giant mirror reflecting his tired but assured face. He breathed in deeply. Not much time left. He’s here to gameplan for the season ahead. A whole new year, a whole new set of expectations. He exhaled. Time to get to…

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July 18, 2013

The more you know

John Dubya 8:00pm July 18, 2013 7/18/13

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As the buzzards ravaged the remainders of Johnny Football and journalists washed the blood from their sad, self-aggrandizing hands, Mark Stoops was matter-of-factly taking SEC Media Days to poundtown. One particular quote stood out to me, when asked by KSR’s intrepid Tyler Thompson about tempering performance expectations amid the current recruiting surge in this year…

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