Today is a special day around Kentucky Sports Radio headquarters because today is the birthday of the founder of KSR, the most popular radio host in the Bluegrass and future New York Times best-selling author, Mr. Matthew Harper Jones.
Matt turns 41 years young today and I’m not sure he wanted that number out there but I typed it and I’m not hitting backspace. Sorry. It is an age he wears well and he still has the energy and the drive and the passion that he did as a much younger Matt Jones trying to make a name for himself on the UK beat. He just dresses better now as he crossed over into his 40s.
Matt will celebrate by hosting KSBar trivia tonight (you should go) and maybe finishing off that Edible Arrangement in his fridge if he’s feeling crazy. In the meantime, join me, and Tom T. Hall, in wishing Matt the happiest of birthdays.
Now for what you need to know this morning…
Mark Stoops on the SEC teleconference.
Still no Kentucky football to watch — got a few more sleeps before that — but we will hear from head coach Mark Stoops today on the SEC coaches teleconference. Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com will be on the line listening to Stoops’ every word and we will relay it all back to you on the site later this afternoon.
Eddie Gran talked to the media after Tuesday’s practice.
Hear all of the OC’s comments below:
We will hear from Brad White and players from the defense after today’s practice.
After today’s practice, we will hear from defensive coordinator Brad White and members of UK’s defense. That means there will be a microphone in Kash Daniel’s face and we always like that.
Kash also has a cool thing coming out with two of his fellow Kentuckians on the team, Drake Jackson and Landon Young. Have a preview:
“For the Commonwealth” with @kashdaniel15, @the_drake_52 and @landonyoung_67 is going to be a must-see! Tune in Thursday to watch these Kentucky boys talk about their bond, team camaraderie and their love for their home state. ??#BringIt pic.twitter.com/IwYjtCykyi
— Kentucky Football (@UKFootball) August 27, 2019
There is a new KSR Football Podcast on the way (I think).
So here’s the deal: Nick Roush, Austin MacGinnis and I recorded over an hour of KSR Football Podcast fun yesterday. It was a blast. Fun had by all as we previewed the upcoming game against Toledo, talked XFL Draft, proposals, Grove Street Party, good ideas for UK and much more. However, the show’s producer, who I won’t name, really botched the audio. I mean it’s bad. We have sent it in to a sound doctor to get it recovered as best as we can but it still isn’t going to be great. It will come out at some point today after its surgery, but I’m just letting you know now that it’s not going to sound well.
The first Free Money Podcast of the season will come out tonight.
In other podcast news, Matt and I will record the first Free Money Podcast of the season today. Assuming it doesn’t have any similar problems, it will hit internet shelves sometime early tonight for your listening pleasure.
SCOOP: I’m hearing very positive things about another potential transfer.
You may know the name Mannie Netherly; if not, learn it. Like UK’s most recent addition to its roster, Kelvin Joseph, Netherly is another former LSU Tiger looking for a new home. He is currently in the transfer portal after two seasons as a cornerback in Baton Rouge, and Kentucky is high on his list for his next destination. He was a four-star prospect in the Class of 2017 — as a wide receiver, not corner — and Kentucky is close to bringing him in to join Joseph in Lexington.
Tonight at KSBar and Grille: Trivia and 50 cent wings!
KSBar’s one-year anniversary party continues today with an outrageous deal that may force us to close our doors for good. For some reason, we are selling are delicious wings for only 50 cents apiece today. I know what it costs to produce our wings and I crunched some numbers and this is a really stupid deal from a business standpoint. So get in there to participate in the wing robbery, as well as cheap import beer and trivia night at 7:00.
Lee Cruse to take Ryan Lemond’s seat on today’s KSR radio show.
Ryan Lemond is moving into his brand new house today, so Matt asked Lee Cruse to step in and fill Ryan’s shoes for two hours. Lee will be in studio with the rest of the crew to talk about all the latest news from UK world. Tune in!