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A Preseason SEC Tournament? (Thursday Show Thread)

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Calipari came in hot at the SEC Meetings and proposed moving the SEC Tournament into the preseason to promote the conference.  Great idea or worst idea ever?  Tune in to hear what Matt and the gang has to say.

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31 Comments for A Preseason SEC Tournament? (Thursday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:47 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    I’d be okay for a pre-season tournament!



  2. Booby Petrino
    10:02 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    It’s a bad idea, but I wouldn’t go so far to say worst idea ever. I mean, I think “let’s hire hookers to entertain recruits” is a worse idea.



    • DrSayre
      10:10 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      Speaking of which, has there ever been a scandal (college or High School) as big as U of L’s that the Coach and AD didnt lose their jobs?



    • Realme
      10:14 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      BP, the whole winners bracket and losers bracket playing at the same time like it’s an AAU event thing is a little kooky. But that’s part of what makes Cal so great, he keeps people talking.

      DS, I think the UNC scandal is worse and more egregious in its’ lack of consequences.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:15 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      DrSayre, three letters for ya: U N C.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:18 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      I think Cal purposely trots out an insane idea to illustrate how full of sh!t the NCAA selection committee has been lately. He is basically trying to make the point that the results of the tourney have no meaning, and no matter what they are going to try to screw UK.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:23 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      Oh it’s a total hot mess of an idea. But yeah, Cal probably does just throw this stuff out there to mock the NCAA’s selection committee. I mean if you don’t take the tournament into consideration, why bother with it at the end of the year? and why bother making it a serious event? let’s just throw multiple teams out there at the same time and have a blast! lol Cal is a mad genius.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      I just thought it was another of Cal’s marketing ploys. It’s the beginning of June and everyone is talking about Cal, UK, and the SEC Tournament.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:57 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      jdub, exactly. he doesn’t really think this will happen, but everyone is talking about it right? so it worked.



  3. Realme
    10:15 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    What a nut, to think you need to tattle to protect the sanctity of a political circus.



  4. Double 00 Tony Delk
    10:28 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    I missed the opening, what is he talking about with the tattling?



    • Realme
      10:30 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      A listener called the Democratic party to warn them that KSR would be up to shenanigans at the convention.



  5. Sticky Ceiling
    10:30 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    I missed the beginning, what is with this tattle talk?



  6. mborder0
    10:31 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    Cal’s idea about the SEC tourney has nothing to do with SEC and everything to do with the NCAA Selection Committee. Although we usually have a #1 seed wrapped up, the years where we could have improved our seeding based on SEC tourney results have had little to no effect on our seeding. Cal is saying it doesn’t matter when the conference tourney is held because it has no influence either way. He doesn’t really want play it early in the year and is just trying to get a point across to the Selection Committee.



  7. kylesnotmacysmom
    10:36 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    1.Love the idea of a early tourney! It is not stupid. It’s inclusion. More fans (UK) can attend than in Nashville. Not everyone loves the idea of the SEC tourney based in Nashville. Two games at once – yay! I watched Cal on Finebaum. While Cal is marketing UK this idea is truly a poke at the NCAA selection committee. Is it going to happen – no. Why SEC coaches & AD’s = Flat Earth Society.
    2. The person who called the DNC is someone with connections because you got a phone call. That should narrow the pool.
    3. Matt you need a vacation. Go rest.



  8. RealCatsFan
    10:39 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    You rarely see kids wearing the “horse harness” anymore, but I had to suffer through a year of wearing that thing when I had braces as a kid. For those of you unfamiliar with it, it is the thing that the dentist’s niece Darla was wearing in “Finding Nemo”.

    http://pixar.wikia.com/wiki/Darla?file=Darla.jpg

    Now imagine getting hit in the mouth with a basketball while wearing that thing. 🙂



  9. NorthernKYCatfan
    10:53 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    I think Cal’s idea is terrible but I think it would be smart to switch up the SEC tournament. What about this idea: Move up the tournament a week. I dont believe any big conference has their tourney that week so we’d get all the prime TV slots. The SEC could sell it as caring more about students because it limits the number of consecutive weeks on the road. That would also give our guys a week more of straight practice which around Christmas when we do that is usually when they seem to improve the most. Also, the result would matter too.

    • I don’t have a problem with trying to be creative and shake things up, especially since the SEC tourney doesn’t get near the run that the ACC, etc. get, but I disagree. If we move it up a week we would be holding it at the same time as the glorified DII conferences and it would look bad for marketing. We would be announcing to the whole world that we acknowledge that the SEC is a 2nd rate bball league (except UK).

      I believe they should just move it up a day and play the ‘ship on Saturday and be done with it.

      Now, what I DO like about Cal’s idea is the multiple courts. That would be awesome and would attract some viewers, if only for 15 minutes.



  10. J-Dub421
    10:53 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    I bet it was Captain Suntan who called the democratic convention people.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:02 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      Yes, a likely suspect. I bet that dude spends at least two hours total time per day standing in front of a mirror.



    • J-Dub421
      11:14 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      The other 22 hours are probably spent stalking Matt.



  11. RealCatsFan
    11:01 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    Whenever I hear the “Bodyshapes Medical” commercial with Vanetti’s kid, I picture seeing a miniature version of him running around. Kind of a humorous image, really.



    • Realme
      11:03 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      Me too. Helps that he has some of Vanetti’s cheesiness in his voice.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:27 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      He sounds like he would resemble the little kid that used to be on “The Man Show”.



  12. ukjaybrat
    11:03 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    Having the sec tournament ion November is silly, but in late january or early feburary actually isn’t terrible. We could have a committee determine the seeds since there won’t have been many head to head matchups at that point. and just play it then. Like NorthernKYCatfan said, there won’t be any other tournaments going on. The SEC would get quite a few eyeballs that week. and as has been mentioned several times, if it doesn’t matter in March, who cares why or when it gets moved? The only question left would be who gets the automatic bid? the winner of that tournament or the regular season champion?



    • Realme
      11:08 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      So do it between the end of the non-conference and the beginning of conference play. Then everyone wants to take out the champion in games to follow.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:10 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      like its any different? everyone wants to take us out already 😀



    • Realme
      11:13 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      True. But if we don’t win, it would motivate the other teams to play well against someone besides us.

    • As I mentioned above in reply to NorthernKYCatFan:

      I believe they should just move the tourney up a day and play the ‘ship on Saturday and be done with it.

      Now, what I DO like about Cal’s idea is the multiple courts. That would be awesome and would attract some viewers, even if only for 15 minutes.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:28 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah but the problem with that would be officiating. you can’t determine a whistle blow on one court from another. Imagine the conspiracy theories that would happen because of a phantom whistle on one court that stops play on another court giving a free timeout to a team that then wins the game… or any other possible scenario that could happen really.



  13. J-Dub421
    11:45 am June 2, 2016 Permalink

    Oklahoma is probably one. They had Blake Griffin in basketball, and I’m assuming they’ve had someone in football at some point.