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Anchorman 2 Wants 5 Thoughts From the Weekend


I have not yet seen “Anchorman 2.” I admit that I want it to be good because I liked the first one and am a huge Will Ferrell mark (he is the best cast member in Saturday Night Live history…I will not debate this). But since it has come out, the reviews I have heard are mixed. People who enjoy the same brand of comedy have given me opinions ranging from “it is excellent” to “I almost walked out it was so bad” (that one was Drew). So my nervousness about the movie continues. There are a ton of great movies out now that I want to see, ranging from “American Hustle” to “Nebraska” to “Inside Lwelyn Davis” to “Her” to “Wolf of Wall Street” to “12 Years a Slave.” All of those movies are of a certain type and I am sure all will meet expectations. But with “Anchorman 2”, I worry about being disappointed. So if you saw it this weekend, let me know where you are on the scale…if you didn’t like the first one or aren’t a Will Ferrell fan, no harm, no foul…but our opinions probably aren’t the same to begin with. But if you are a fan, let me know what you think…I don’t want to be disappointed.

With that, 5 Thoughts on the Weekend:

1. The Last 25 Minutes of the Belmont Game were very Encouraging:

It is so easy to be overwhelming negative about this basketball team and I know there are many fans out there ready to take that attitude. I hear it occasionally on the radio show (a person called into UK pregame very upset that Darius Willis isn’t playing more) and one can see it on message boards consistently. But wishing this team were what it is not, is ultimately unfulfilling for me. I tend to focus on what they are and in the last 25 minutes of the Belmont game, we saw a team that can be great. They extended on defense, attacked on offense and played one of the better stretches since the season has begun. Now part of why they needed that run was because of their inability to guard early, but to their credit, they fixed that as the game progressed. The team played with energy and they continue to improve offensively. Even though the Cats are a very poor passing team, they still rank 6th in offensive efficiency. The Cats are getting open looks (even though they didnt knock them down Saturday) and getting to the basket at will. The level of defense will step up (exponentially) when Louisville comes to town, but I am encouraged that UK will be able to score on the Cards. But can they stop them? Defensively this team still has a long way to go, especially on the perimeter. This team goes as far as the Twins and Young, primarily on defense, take them…and there was at least a small step forward on that side of the floor shown on Saturday.

2. Julius Randle and Willie Were Dominant:

It got lost a bit in the shuffle last night, but the UK big men were special against Belmont. Recognizing the clear mismatch that they had at the position, Willie and Julius attacked and were dominant against the Bruins. They combined to shoot 16-19 from the field, an incredible number, and got easy buckets down the stretch in the second half. What I liked about both of their play, is that they are starting to see exactly how they can both attack. Julius is now driving towards the rim, but not starting so far away and when he gets the ball, he attacks quickly, before the double team can start. Willie has become the best type of garbage point player, getting loose balls, rebounds and becoming dominant on the lob plays. Both of these guys can do what the rest of the players struggle with, get easy baskets. While they will have some games where big men are able to at least compete with them, there will be other games where they are the obvious mismatch. When that happens, they have to be stars and against Belmont, that happened.

3. Some Other Positives Emerged From the Game:

There were other good signs from Saturday, most obviously the play of Dominique Hawkins and Jarrod Polson off the bench. Hawkins has become the best role player on the team, with that role being providing hustle/energy and playing good defense. He was a part of at least three crucial loose ball sequences and in each case, he came away with a huge possession. He has moved into the role of the team’s 7th man, an impressive accomplishment, considering many did not even think he would play this year. Jarrod Polson was HUGE on Saturday, especially in the first half, as he came in when Andrew Harrison hit foul trouble, calmed the team down and helped stem the momentum. There will be games where Jarrod cant match up on defense, but in others, he can be a critical factor. Saturday showcased that he still has the ability to rise to those occasions. I heard some good things about a player developing as a leader on this team (I wrote more about the player here) and the little things that are crucial to team-building (energy from the bench, helping each other during games, etc) continue to improve. These guys are still a long way from where they need to be, but they aren’t regressing. They continue to move forward…the question will be whether they will be far enough along when Louisville comes to town Saturday.

4. I was REALLY Impressed with the UK Crowd:

That was the best crowd of the season Saturday and nothing else has been close. The game was sold out for the first time and the fans that were there provided consistent energy and a lift from the start. Some have said they believe it was because of the student tickets being sold to the public, but I tend to disagree (the student section was loud and full as well…even before the general public was let in). I think it was just that this was the “Christmas ticket” crowd and that usually means a different person in Rupp Arena. The Belmont game is during the holiday break and that means that usually season ticket holders bring different people to games or give them away as Christmas gifts. Thus you get a rowdier and louder crowd that can help ignite the place. Rupp was loud from start to finish, and was especially impressive when the Cats were struggling early. The players fed off the energy and the crowd rattled Belmont for a period. If we could get anywhere close to that consistently, Rupp would be a nearly impossible place for an opponent to get a victory (it is already super hard). Also, a shout out to the UK folks who made some good steps towards improving the environment…better music, some timeout events and a t-shirt cannon that made people excited….all good baby steps to getting Rupp Arena where it needs to be.

5. A Word on the Herald Leader Article:

If you haven’t seen it yet, the Herald Leader ran this article today on me and the growth of KSR. To my surprise, they put it on the front page of the paper (not just sports), and I must admit that regardless of my various issues over the years with newspapers, when someone sent me this picture today, I did think it was very cool:


Overall, I thought the article was generally fair. It focused in my opinion too much on the silly disputes with other journalists (which tends to be of most interest to journalists and not to fans), and too little on the relationship we have with the fans who read/listen to the show. But to be honest, that is what I expected when I did the initial interview with them a couple of months ago. For longtime KSR fans, nothing in there was too new, but Tom Eblen did a good job of tracing the history of how this all started and what we do. To be perfectly honest, my worries were not of the paper “uncovering” anything as I knew there was nothing to uncover. While some like to act as if we are a group of rogues waiting to do something nefarious at every turn, the truth is much less exciting. We are a group of people getting paid to do what we love and having a heck of lot of fun doing it. Rather my apprehension was more along the lines of being worried someone that I considered a friend might say something that would disappoint me. It seems like a silly concern, but it has occurred over the years in public settings and I have learned in time that when your life/character is up for public commentary, you never know what people will say. Instead, the people that know me well (and there aren’t many) that spoke, like Drew, Ryan and Vanetti, showcased why I consider them good friends. I disagree with a couple of contentions in the article (I have never said anything “vulgar” about other journalists on social media that I am aware of and I think the comparisons to Howard Stern are slightly exaggerated) and I do wish he had focused more on the legitimate popularity of what we do (by say focusing on the fact that we were #1 in the ratings in Lexington and Louisville, something never done in either city by a sports show in recent memory). But it was his story, not mine and overall I think I was treated fairly and that is really all you can ask. Plus it gave me two pictures with Calipari and Oscar Combs that I will keep forever…with permission of course.

Tomorrow on the radio. 5 star Football recruit Matt Elam will join me to discuss his UK/Alabama decision. I am very interested to hear him as he discusses the factors that will come into play before he announces his college destination on January 4th.

And remember that we have two radio remotes this week, Thursday at Fan Outfitters in Louisville and then Friday at Bearnos in Jeffersonville, Indiana where we will give away lower arena UK/UL tickets courtesy of Come see us.

Article written by Matt Jones

72 Comments for Anchorman 2 Wants 5 Thoughts From the Weekend

  1. I Blog U KSR
    10:46 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Anchorman = UK 2011-2012 Team. Anchorman2 = UK 2012-2013 Team.

  2. Red Rooster
    10:47 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    “…with permission of course.”

    Great line

  3. John Boy
    10:48 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I’d love to give Jerry Tipton a country ass-whippin!

  4. Kid that went to school with DEREK WILLKS
    10:53 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    The movie is hilarious! Until the last say 30 min or so then.. It’s get pre stupid

  5. ???
    10:54 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    So in regards to the Rupp crowd, we are going to ASSUME that everyone gave their tickets to other people instead of focusing on the fact that we KNOW the student tickets were not given to the students, but open to the public.Granted there were several students in the eRUPPtion zone, but since there was no allotment or lottery, those that made it in, were the dedicated and committed students who had to show up very early and compete with the general public for the ticket.

  6. KA in CO
    10:55 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I enjoyed anchorman 1 for the quotes and silly humor the same way most did. But I agree with drew, I was also ready to walk out. Just really not that funny. However, I will say the high school boys in the theater with me seemed to enjoy it. If that means anything.

  7. cracka
    10:56 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    who is Darius Willis?

    • Jwall
      11:27 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

      It’s ironic that Matt makes fun of that caller because he consistently spells his name Derrick in every post he writes.

  8. KA in CO
    10:57 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Hmm. I don’t think my opinion came across strong enough. It was terrible.

  9. KeithMyath
    10:57 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    It wasn’t nearly as funny or quotable as the first. There is a particular subplot (starts at the ice rink) that seems a bit shoe-horned in. Otherwise, a good shot at modern journalism, about three or four really hilarious moments, and a new news team fight that makes it all worth going to see.

  10. Derek Willks
    10:57 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I liked it , sat behind a kid I went to school with.

  11. wesmorgan1
    10:57 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I thought it was a well-balanced article, given that (after all) they were writing about what is becoming their greatest competition – the online world. (Incidentally, it’s currently #1 on the “Most Popular Stories” list on – – which is where I read it.)

    I’m a KSR fan, but one thing did rub me the wrong way…to those of us on the outside looking in, you can’t accept press credentials, grab a seat in the press box, and gain access to news conferences AND THEN deflect criticism with “I’m not a journalist” or “I’m not a reporter” without sounding somewhat hypocritical. (For what it’s worth, I said the same thing to a Kentucky Kernel reporter who claimed that “as a student” he could approach athletes on campus for comment, despite the University’s prohibition on such access by journalists.)

    On the whole, though, that was some good stuff…

    • rectalpolyp4F
      8:48 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      That defense works for Fox ‘News.’

    • Dood?
      9:28 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      I really like listening to Matt. He is funny and I learn a lot.
      I do have an issue with him taking others photos as his own.
      As well as reporting news as if he himself is reporting it. Give

      Matt hasn’t responded to it despite haggling with lots of other
      parts of the article so I’m guessing it’s true…?

  12. Sam Dick
    11:09 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    My daughter’s boyfriend tweeted the other night, I’m going to see Anchorman 2 with an anchorman.
    That does not qualify me as a movie critic, but I do have an opinion. I loved the first Anchorman. Stupid, silly, and a lot of laughs. (I loved Will Ferrell in “Old School”). I also thought the first one had a good story to tell however absurd compared to real life tv news. Anchorman 2 also had me laughing, but it seemed to be pressing way too hard for laughs, trying too hard to be funnier and more stupid than the first flick. I found myself wondering when some scenes would finish. It just really dragged in places. I also found myself thinking, boy these guys/gal have really aged. It’s been about 9-years since number 1. Age shouldn’t matter, but it shows how distracted I was from the story line and jokes.
    While I won’t hesitate to watch Anchorman 1 the next time it pops up on the tube, I doubt I’ll have much enthusiasm for #2. As Ron Burgandy would say in his news sign-off, “stay classy” Lexington.

  13. B
    11:19 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    I disagree that the student section was “loud and full…even before the general public was let in.” I was part of the eRUPPtion zone and I’m not a student. I was 148th in line and was in the fourth row of the zone. The LARGE majority of the zone was the general public and they were fired up to be there.

    • Preach On
      11:24 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

      I agree with the composition of the eRUPPtion zone. I feel like the students are getting a free pass on this issue. It’s just been a few weeks since everyone was blaming the atmosphere on the students and now that seems to have changed. The first game without student on campus is the best game of the year, and it’s just being passed right over.

    • bbr
      12:37 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Huh? I thought the “Blue Hairs” were the problem and giving students more seats near the floor was the answer. Yet, somehow, less students equated to a better crowd.

      Maybe they had better wireless available for this game. Did they Matt?

  14. Critic
    11:22 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Matt, just one word about Anchorman2 —– Bats!

  15. Roger_Ebert
    11:25 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    It’s fair to say Anchorman 2 was awful. You know it was bad when not a single person waited for any “out-takes” while rolling the end credits. Very disappointing!

  16. Archie926
    11:54 pm December 22, 2013 Permalink

    Anchorman 2 was horrible. I also wanted to walk out but it was raining and I didn’t feel like getting wet. That’s about all I can say … Anchorman 2 is better than getting rained on.

  17. Bill
    12:01 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    There are funny moments in the film…but I feel it tries too hard…the last 30 minutes are really weird. It does try to play homage to parts in the first film…like brian fantanas cologne cabinet, etc…but I didn’t think it was all that.

  18. Blue Jesus
    12:12 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Anchorman 2: Individually, plenty of funny moments. As a whole, pretty unfunny and definitely too long. They really tried to take the funny aspects of the first film and play them up, which they certainly did. Unfortunately I thought it came off as too much and a little overbearing.

  19. ScottyB
    12:18 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    I love both of the movies. They were both set to be as stupid as could be. They didn’t fail. The truth is, if you going in preconceived to think that this is going to be the 1st Anchorman, you will be disappointed. Go into it looking like a new bunny looks at his new momma, wide eyed, and bushy tailed. It is good. Remember the first time you saw Dumb and Dumber and thought, that was the dumbest movie I have ever seen? Similar to that. Then, you watch it again and again, laughing your @$$ off ten years later. Don’t take any of these rubes from above. Trust me, go in, open mind, make your own choice and laugh you @$$ off!

    • catdaddyd
      12:43 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      I felt the same way about dumb and dumber and also theres something about Mary. I didn’t care much for it when I first saw it, but after watching several times, it got funnier.

  20. Christopher
    12:21 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Ok, here’s the deal. Matt Jones is a good person who wants to always support UK as the best, sometimes too much! We all think KSR is great and we all want that news, because as UK fans we are crazy, lets face it. So Matt tapped into a fan base that would listen/watch/believe ANYTHING! The majority of UK fans and ALUMNI would never endorse this site because it’s not classy, MJ is not a classy guy, he’s a guy who can’t do it, but we as fans need something 24/7. He basically is making fun of Kentuckians in a way that we shouldn’t be represented. If you listen to his radio show he just mocks his callers and makes fun, which is ok but that’s not who pays the bills for UK. I think thats whats upsets most is that he is basically a fan who gets to go to games for free! That’s why he feels the need to talk about this in the first place because he is a fan who got an article in the LHL free(a blogger). I myself who has the money to support UK can pay for good journalism not need it. This site does not in any way represent the UK alumni and never will, it’s a student site.

    • DTra1n
      12:45 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Bro – you sound IGNANT. That was a terrible rant.

    • Greg
      2:54 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      “I myself who has the money to support UK can pay for good journalism not need it.”

    • Greg
      2:56 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      “I myself who has the money to support UK can pay for good journalism not need it.”……WTF?

    • RahRah
      9:31 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      A student site? I’m 55 years old and this is the first site I check in the morning and the last before I go to bed at night. I want a fan site, not some Tiptonish clown asking the team who paid for their new shoes! I want other fans to rally with and yes, sometimes commiserate with, honestly not the criticism that has become the comment section the last couple of seasons. Love ksr and what they’re doing here and hope it continues to grow and flourish. The UofL fans must agree with me considering how much time as they spend here. Also now they have that annoying guy trying to piggyback off Matt’s success on the show following the morning radio show. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?

  21. Jimmy Joe
    12:27 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Uhhh… Christopher, then why are you on this site in the first place?

    • Christopher
      12:46 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      JJ, its about how Kentucky Basketball should be respected. We all like Winning but at what cost? Are we a school who embraces Matt as a CREDIBLE news outlet? NO! It’s a below average personality that’s getting his 15 minutes.

    • chris
      9:13 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Well Matt did break the stoops story. Sounds pretty credible to me.

  22. Sex_Panther cologne
    1:03 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Let me put it this way. If I had a friend who thought that Anchorman 2 was hilarious, we would no longer be friends. I anticipated stupid because of the extreme marketing campaign but wow, that movie was REALLY bad. Sad part is that they had 9 years to knock it out of the park. Not even close.

    • grumpycat
      1:38 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Well your a real joy. Im sure your Anchorman loving friend will be devastated.

  23. Southside_Jimbo
    3:41 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    I thought the article was accurate in some respects, but didn’t really cover what a socialist goon and Obama supporter Matt Jones has been over the last 5 years. You reap what you so, America. Phil Robertson has the direction this country is headed towards nailed down, and he is being crucified for it.

    • johnc
      5:18 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      i agree

    • Buckets
      7:33 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      I bet you’re a joy to be around. Nutcase…

  24. You Will Reap What You So Also
    4:35 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Amazing post. Your brilliance truly blinds.

    • rectalpolyp4F
      8:51 am December 23, 2013 Permalink


  25. obviously
    5:18 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Jones isn’t gonna bash the students, that’s his bread and butter. I have said it before, the student section is HORRIBLE. Belmont game was just more proof. They keep clamoring that it’s the other guy’s fault.The General public showed that the students are totally at fault for the dismal Rupp crowds.THE BLUE HAIRS WERE BRINGING IT. I’ll say it again, quit bitching about having shitty seats when you are a shitty fan who brings NOTHING but the “I want more freebies attitude”. I’d vote for eliminating student seating all together. Fill those areas with ten dollar seating and watch Rupp be rocking EVERY game.

    The difference , as i have said before, is the noise in Rupp ALWAYS starts from the upper level. You let those people in to the student section and this is the atmosphere you get.

    OUR STUDENT SECTION SUCKS! they do not deserve the seats they currently have. What they need to do is set up a big screen in memorial when the men play and let them watch from there.You students can cry, beg ,scream ,throw hissy fits, and blame anyone else you want, The proof is there for my argument. when you are there, all you hear is Calipari screaming.When real fans show up, Rupp starts rocking.

  26. Section 134
    7:00 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    SNL? Ferrell may be the best in your generation–and even that is debatable, Phil Hartman???–but NO ONE beats John Belushi, Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd and Eddie Murphy.

    • Truff
      1:41 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Ferrell was funny on snl, but I can name some that I liked better. Phil Hartman in my humble opinion was the most talented to come out of that show. Chris Farley was another one as well as David Spade.

  27. Bucky Small Hooves
    7:20 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Anchorman 2 is awesome. It offers a hilarious critique of modern media and goes after Foxnews and Rupert Murdoch with sharpened fangs. I hate comparing it to the first film because they both are way funnier than anything else out there. The crowded theater didn’t stop laughing.

    • GeneralJackD.Ripper
      8:05 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Wow, going after Fox, that sure is brave & unique! Maybe they should have done something out of the ordinary & went after MSNBC or CNN?

    • Jarvis Redwine
      8:30 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      GeneralJackD.Ripper – “Wow, going after Fox, that sure is brave & unique! Maybe they should have done something out of the ordinary & went after MSNBC or CNN?”

      What’s really hilarious is that Fox, MSNBC and CNN are only doing what Matt Jones tries to do – please the consumer. It’s entertainment, folks. Fox, MSNBC and CNN (and any other channel) have a certain audience they are attempting to please. None really care about the issues. The real issue is that our constitution is being trampled by both parties in power. The networks, various news channels and both major parties exist to give the illusion of choice and split the electorate. Both parties are only interested in retaining power, not in constitutional government. Check out “Bipartisan Birds of Prey” on and get back to me.

    • Hal
      1:49 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      generaljack- you’re ignorant. the movie takes place in early 80s during the onset of 24-hour news. you know, when CNN began. clearly making fun of cnn. im shocked you didnt realize that. and there’s a reason why so many more ppl make fun of foxnews…..

  28. LigginsLoveSAT
    7:34 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    I thought the article in the LHL was beyond fair. I was expecting Mr. Jones to be crucified. The article pointed out a few criticisms of MJ but it was mainly about the same silly issues the print media has had with KSR over the years; the rights to photos and infXo posted on other places. Not a big deal to the average fan. I thing most people want is UK news & fun articles such as Drew’s photo shop beauties or the Tweetbeet of Mrs. TT.

    Will Ferrell is annoying as a lead actor. He doesn’t make me laugh so Anchorman 2 will not be viewed.

    • Megan
      10:13 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Try “Stranger Than Fiction” (2006). Not at all like the over-the-top silliness for which he’s known. It’s nicely amusing in the beginning but turns into more of a romantic comedy. He’s understated throughout and quite good in it because he’s NORMAL. That’s key to the story. He’s a normal, though somewhat anal retentive, IRS agent who leads a very boring life, and then suddenly finds himself in a most unusual situation. A very interesting premise told well.

      If you think Will Ferrell is annoying as a lead actor, this movie is the exception. Emma Thompson is terrific. And I always like to see Dustin Hoffman. Seriously, give it a try.

  29. Facts
    8:43 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    In regards to the people saying Rupp was packed because the student tickets were sold to the general public. First off, unsold student tickets are always sold to the general public. And the holiday games they even open up ezone tickets to general public not just the upper student section. They had ezone last year and over thanksgiving break that the general public could buy. So the general public has always been able to buy up the rest of the seats and they haven’t done it for the other games, but they always buy them up for the game before Christmas because more people (older people) are back in town. 2nd off the student section sucks compared to other schools student sections but our student section has always been the loudest part of Rupp. But I do like the idea this game showed could happen open up an adult/alumni section like the ezone but on the opposite end. Sell those tickets for $10 day of game and it will help with the student section get Rupp rocking for each game. It will help our crowd stand out from other areanas/ crowds

    • bbr
      12:43 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      “First off, unsold student tickets are always sold to the general public”

      Yeah, at $40 a pop. The Erruption Zone tickets were $5 to the general public for this game.

  30. Facts
    8:50 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    And the students could buy tickets to the Belmont game at anytime leading up to the game. They get the first go round, they didn’t have to wait till they went on sale the general public.

  31. Ho Lee Fuk
    9:08 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    I do think that it is funny that some people say that RUPP would have a bigger, and louder crowd, if they had wi-fi. I do not know how having people using their phones during the game will make the crowd more into the game?

  32. Dee
    9:22 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Matt….to enjoy Anchorman 2….you have to watch it…like you’ve never saw Anchorman 1…(in this matter it is a good movie)….if you go in with High expectations……it will leave you longing for more…

    Like listening to a talented performer attempting a George Jones song….

    • Doo
      10:32 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Holy misuse of ellipses Batman!

    • Dee
      3:11 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink


  33. NYCWildcat
    9:33 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    It’s ok. Expectations were too high. It’s worth seeing, but it’s not as good as the first one. Too much of a good thing with Brick. One joke is a big rip off of an Austin Powers joke. I like the franchise enough that if a third came out, I’d probably see it. It was decent overall but not nearly as good as “This is the End”.

    • Riggo
      10:28 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

      “This is the End” was absolutely awful…..Go see American Hustle or The Wolf of Wall Street….Both movies blow Anchorman 2 out of the water……and they’re actually funny.

  34. Doc
    9:33 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Mr. Jones again reveals that aside from collegiate athletic teams, he is a man of poor taste. Preferring Ferrell over John Belushi, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Eddie Murphy, Dana Carvey, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Phil Hartman…even Sandler or Spade?

    Ferrell et all were awful, save a few choice bits like “Celebrity Jeopardy!” (which Darrell Hammond made great). And lest you think me an old man stricken with nostalgia, I am no older than Mr. Jones. Even more recent cast members like Samberg and Forte are far funnier than Ferrell. (I have enjoyed several of his movies, nonetheless.)

  35. RahRah
    10:26 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Jimmy Fallon and Chevy Chase!

    • Truff
      1:47 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Jimmy Fallon couldn’t get thru a sketch without laughing.

  36. Megan
    10:27 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Speaking of SNL, last week’s was the best of the year, not so much for the skits but for all the celebrities who appeared: Justin Timberlake (whom I never had a reason to like until I saw him on SNL), Paul McCartney, Madonna, Barry Gibb, Mayor Bloomberg. Fallon’s a pretty talented guy and always seems to be having the time of his life. But on to more important matters.

    Matt sure has difficulty with commas. So many of them are missing or misplaced. He may have issues with newspapers, but newspapers know where the commas go. Use them BEFORE the conjunction of a compound sentence that isn’t very short, and put them INSIDE a closing quotation mark. I’ll overlook the missing apostrophe in “cant,” but I fear the missing period in “etc” means Matt doesn’t know it’s an abbreviation, which is odd for a lawyer. And what is with all the parentheticals and ellipses? You won’t see that in a newspaper. This is a man who struggles to express his thoughts clearly in writing. Lawyer or sportswriter, words are your tools of trade. Keep it simple.

  37. atlantacat
    10:40 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    If ANYONE thinks Will Ferrell has any talent whatsoever…how dumb can you be?? He plays every character the same way – same voice, mannerisms – and has the range of a three old child.

    • Chicken
      12:05 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      It’s amazing how successful someone with no “talent whatsoever” can be. He may not be your preference, but to say he has no talent is ignorant.

    • grumpycat
      1:42 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      Whats your formula for success?

  38. KG
    11:03 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Matt I want to thank you and all the guys and gals at KSR for doing what you do, for writing what you post and for putting the Cats first and foremost-always. Yes you point out the good but you also shine a light on the bad,when needed.

    This is the first site I go to in the morning and the last site I visit at night and it’s affordable! I appreciate all you do and stand for.


  39. All OVC
    11:03 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Regarding Julius and Willie dominating,,,,,,,,,,I used to say that Rodney Dent was All-OVC the way he dominated during the pre-conference schedule,,,especially against the OVC teams on the schedule. Then he basically disappeared vs. good competition.

  40. Bob
    11:51 am December 23, 2013 Permalink

    Funniest movie I’ve seen all year, hands down.

    • GeneralJackD.Ripper
      12:12 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

      …..and would 1 be the total number of movies you’ve seen this year?

  41. Big Blue Coming At You
    12:33 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    I have many leather bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

  42. Tom McGeehan
    4:15 pm December 23, 2013 Permalink

    The papers have recently been criticizing colleges and universities for putting too much money into athletics and not enough into academics. I don’t know if UK does this or not, but if so, perhaps UK should take a cue from Harvard’s football fans when Harvard loses a game (which is often). After the game, Harvard students remain in the grandstand while the opposing winning team’s fans stream out of the stadium. At this point, the Harvard students loudly chant: “That’s alright, that’s okay, you’re gonna work for us some day!”