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December 17, 2018

Matt’s Monday Notes: Spray-On Hair, Dads in Uniforms and Cats Improve

Matt Jones 11:00pm December 17, 2018 12/17/18

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Picking my least-favorite Trump Administration official is a little bit like picking my least-favorite Reba McEntire song…there are many terrific choices but only one Stephen Miller or “Fancy.” In addition to his hideous policy views, he seems to be one of the more unlikeable people in public life in my lifetime. But after this past…

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December 12, 2018

Matt’s Notes: 5,000 Bowl Challenge, Quade Leaves and Hamilton

Matt Jones 9:15pm December 12, 2018 12/12/18

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My second night of writing in one week…I am feeling the vibe There is a lot to get to tonight and I want to finish in time to get back to Succession on HBO (which isn’t great but is very entertaining because every single character is despicable). Tonight we are excited to announce the $5,000…

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December 10, 2018

Matt’s Notes: Losing to Seton Hall Edition

Matt Jones 11:00pm December 10, 2018 12/10/18

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I pulled onto my street in Louisville last night at 2:38 am, after an 11 hour drive across Ohio/Pennsylvania swing-state interstates that seemed as if it would never end. Due to my new gig with ESPN doing the NFL Pre-game show, I find myself paying attention to NFL games with an attentiveness that I used…

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October 13, 2018

James Wiseman takes official visit to Vandy

Maggie Davis 10:00pm October 13, 2018 10/13/18

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Today in James Wiseman news: the No. 1 player in America is spending the weekend in Nashville. The Music City native is staying close to home for his official visit to Vanderbilt. Now, does anyone really believe Wiseman will end up anywhere other than Kentucky or with Penny Hardaway in Memphis? Probably not. Nevertheless, the…

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June 17, 2018

#KSR120 Begins

Matt Jones 5:44pm June 17, 2018 6/17/18

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I am writing this post while sitting through a rain delay at the College World Series in Omaha. I don’t think I ever believed I would actually attend the College World Series since (a) I am not a huge baseball fan, (b) have watched maybe three college baseball games all the way through in my…

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April 30, 2018

The Matt Jones Podcast E66: Derby Week with Tony Vanetti and Ed DeRosa

KSR 8:00pm April 30, 2018 4/30/18 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast’s No. 1 guest returns just in time for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby.  Tony Vanetti touches on a variety of topics with Matt Jones before Twin Spires handicapper Ed DeRosa gives some tips to help you win some money at Churchill Downs this weekend.  Highlights: — The best moments…

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April 18, 2018

The Matt Jones Podcast E65: Rex Chapman

KSR 8:30pm April 18, 2018 4/18/18

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After an extended hiatus, Matt Jones has picked back up the podcast microphone.  The 65th edition of The Matt Jones Podcast is an extended conversation with former Kentucky Wildcat and current UK Sports Network broadcaster, Rex Chapman.  They touch on a variety of topics, like… —  Is Rex worried that UK has developed a culture…

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February 8, 2018

Hate to Admit It…but I am Impressed with the New UL Athletic Director

Matt Jones 9:22pm February 8, 2018 2/8/18

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Its Halftime of UNC/Duke and I am enjoying my Thursday night of force-fed ESPN College Basketball Hype. But while perusing the internet (and figuring out which piece of Tom Jurich memorabilia I am going to buy), I came across this article by Eric Crawford summarizing the Press Conference by new UL AD Vince Tyra. I…

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January 2, 2018

Matt’s Notes for January 2: The Mojo is Back

Matt Jones 3:30pm January 2, 2018 1/2/18

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It’s a new year around these parts (and presumably your parts as well) which means another attempt by me to write more on KSR. I go through this goal every few months for one simple reason…I still love writing and think it is the best way to communicate thoughts to the widest audience. But unfortunately…

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November 19, 2017

UK’s Bowl Game Scenario…aka Who and Where

Matt Jones 9:22pm November 19, 2017 11/19/17

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As I sit here on a Sunday night watching the boring matches of the Survivor Series mid-card (yes I am a grown man, but a good PPV is still worth my time), I have been reading many scenarios online about the UK Bowl game possibilities. Most are from national writers who do a very good…

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July 1, 2020

This Has All Really Sucked

Matt Jones 11:00pm July 1, 2020 7/1/20

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That’s not me in the picture. But honestly, for the better part of the last 4 months or so, it could have been. Every night around 9 pm, I sit at this exact desk and try to come up with topics for the next morning’s KSR Radio Show. It is usually a fun, relatively easy…

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June 23, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 81: Tom Hart

KSR 10:00pm June 23, 2020 6/23/20 Comments Disabled

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The Big Blue Nation’s favorite voice in all of broadcasting has taken his talents to The Matt Jones Podcast. Tom Hart from the SEC Network has an extended conversation with KSR’s fearless leader, discussing topics like… — Hart’s broadcasting mantra is the exact opposite of a “broadcast puker.” — What he learned about the BBN…

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June 11, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 78: UK Football’s Josh Paschal and Randall Cobb

KSR 1:30pm June 11, 2020 6/11/20 Comments Disabled

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Welcome to the Kentucky football edition of The Matt Jones Podcast. Up first, Matt is joined by Kentucky defensive end Josh Paschal who details the Wildcats’ return to campus and the events of last week’s Black Lives Matter protest. Randall Cobb described how Mark Stoops’ actions that day earned his respect as the UK great…

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June 9, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 77: Paul Finebaum

KSR 5:30pm June 9, 2020 6/9/20

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PAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWL The Mouth of the South is on The Matt Jones Podcast. Paul Finebaum, the star of the SEC Network, joins one of his regular fill-ins to talk about college football’s return from the coronavirus pandemic. Highlights: — Finebaum wasn’t always the beloved voice of the SEC. — How Finebaum carefully navigated sports and politics…

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June 8, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 76: Myron Medcalf

Jack Pilgrim 8:30pm June 8, 2020 6/8/20 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on ESPN staff writer and radio personality Myron Medcalf to break down recent events in Minneapolis, the latest in the world of college basketball, and when we could see a return to action. Highlights: Stories of co-hosting ESPN Radio’s Countdown to Kickoff together during the NFL season Medcalf’s early start…

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June 5, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 75: Ryan McGee

Jack Pilgrim 3:00pm June 5, 2020 6/5/20 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Ryan McGee, ESPN senior writer and co-host of the Marty & McGee podcast, to break down the latest in the world of college football and when we could see a return to action.  Highlights: — Is there more of a push to start college football than other sports? —…

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June 4, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep 74: Dr. Ricky Jones

KSR 4:30pm June 4, 2020 6/4/20 Comments Disabled

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As protests continue across the country, The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes on Dr. Ricky Jones, a Courier-Journal columnist, host of The Ricky Jones Show and chair of the University of Louisville’s Department of Pan-African Studies. Ricky provides perspective on race relations in Louisville and throughout America that you will not be able to find anywhere else.…

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June 3, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 73: Mina Kimes

KSR 9:00pm June 3, 2020 6/3/20 Comments Disabled

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*WARNING: The episode contains explicit language.* The Matt Jones Podcast welcomes one of ESPN’s brightest young stars. Mina Kimes does a little bit of everything for the four-letter network. She is a regular on Around the Horn and Highly Questionable and hosts two podcasts, ESPN Daily and the NFL-centric Mina Kimes Show. She discussed her…

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May 29, 2020

Listen to Matt Jones on a pair of podcasts

Nick Roush 4:30pm May 29, 2020 5/29/20 Comments Disabled

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This week KSR’s Fearless Leader branched off from the podcast network he created to talk about life and politics with a few different voices. Up first, Matt spent time on the Trillbilly Worker’s Party, an Eastern Kentucky political podcast. They discuss the impetus of his book, Mitch Please, and politics at the state level before…

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May 27, 2020

The Matt Jones Podcast Ep. 72: Gregg Doyel from the Indianapolis Star

Nick Roush 6:00pm May 27, 2020 5/27/20 Comments Disabled

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The Matt Jones Podcast has relaunched in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The opening week continues with another one of Matt’s longtime friends, Gregg Doyel. The former CBS Sports writer and current columnist for the Indianapolis Star discussed how he’s evolved as a writer through his own personal growth. Highlights: — Is Gregg now…

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