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Ask Anything Mailbox, Vol. 3: True/False, Lemurs and Podcasts

The “Ask Anything Mailbox” is back after a month-long break for various reasons. There are a ton of questions to answer in the inbox, so let’s not waste any time with unnecessary small talk.

Enjoy Volume 3…


True or False series:

1. You and Russell Westbrook are actually homies and the whole picture fiasco was him trying to get you more street cred.

2. Matt will eventually let his “non-hatred” of Chris Mack turn into full on dirty bird fandom.

3. Taco Bell should deliver.

4. If you were a basketball recruit while Pitino was at UL you would’ve taken multiple visits but would ultimately commit somewhere classy like Arizona.

1. False — What a bizarre beef that was.

2. False — Although, Chris Mack isn’t as easy to hate as that skeleton before him.

3. True — Absolutely true.

4. False — Katina’s not really my type.

Hey what’s the best restaurant outside of the food bracket? Just an idea you should do a NIT bracket.

Taco John’s is the best restaurant outside of the food bracket and you will soon start seeing more of them pop up around Kentucky.

And while we’re on the subject, can we talk about how laughable it was that Quizno’s was in the food bracket? Who can honestly say they have been to a Quizno’s since the turn of the century?

In the wide world of UK sports there is one question that I just cant go any longer without knowing….. What the heck is going on in your twitter cover photo?!

You know, that’s a great question. There is a lot happening in there and I can’t explain any of it. It was taken right after I won an avocado backpack in an avocado drawing contest in Times Square, if it wasn’t already bizarre enough. It’s probably time to change it now that you mention it.

Hey Drew, my name is Dal and I saw your post on KSR so I figured I would shoot you an email asking you anything.

My question is simple, would you move to New York and work full-time at Barstool for the right amount of money?

They have the same humor as of you and Drew Franklin could be more of uncensored Drew Franklin. Personally I would love to listen to Pardon My Take and hear you and Big Cat go back and forth making jokes about Rick Pitino ******* down in his leg. It’s something the people need.

Living in New York has always been a dream of mine, but I’m getting old and it’s a young man’s dream. I still think about it a lot (my living room is New York themed, so it’s hard to not think about it) but I believe the time has passed. And how could I leave Lexington when we’re opening a bar?

As for Barstool, I know a couple of the guys there and they have a lot of fun. But after hanging out in that office, I don’t know how anyone gets anything done. It’s a circus in there.

There are 101 species of lemur, all endemic to Madagascar. The most famous is the ring-tailed lemur. Excluding the ring-tailed lemur, what is your favorite lemur species – and why? I am partial to the black and white ruffed lemur, because they are awesome.

You can keep your ring-tailed and ruffed lemurs. I’ll go with the slow loris. Just look at this little guy!

Fun fact: Slow lorises roll up in a ball with their head between their legs when they sleep.

In total, are you to the good or bad in your gambling career?

I’ve been very fortunate in my sports gambling career. I’m way, way up.

Keno, though, is another story. I’ll put my Keno drought against anyone’s. Good thing we’re going to have Keno at KSBar so I can get back to even by playing everyday.


What was your favorite scene or line from Forrest Gump?

Also just how overrated is the Bubba Gump Shrimp Restaurant, we ate at one last week; the service wasn’t bad but the food was about like an overpriced Applebee’s.

Don’t make me choose!!!!

Every scene in Forrest Gump is as good as the one before it and the one after it because it’s a perfect movie from start to finish. The same can be said of the quotes, but I’ll go with: “You know it’s funny what a young man recollects? ‘Cause I don’t remember bein’ born. I don’t recall what I got for my first Christmas and I don’t know when I went on my first outdoor picnic. But I do remember the first time I heard the sweetest voice in the wide world.”

I’ve never eaten at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. but I like to sit at the bar and take the quiz from the bartender whenever I’m near one.

What would you be doing if you did not do KSR? ( If KSR didn’t have you they would be filing bankruptcy so, on behalf of KSR thanks!)

I have a marketing degree from the prestigious Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky, so I’m sure I’d be doing something with that. I had always planned to get into sports marketing, but it’s a tough field to get into, so who knows? I probably would’ve gotten my MBA and figured it out from there.

What does Matt really shoot on average for 18 holes and not taking gimmes on 8 foot putts? What clubs did you end up getting and did getting fit for clubs help out?

I’ve only played with Matt a couple of times so I do not know his average, and I certainly haven’t played with him when he’s not picking up every putt inside 20 feet.

I ended up getting the Titleist APs and I highly encourage everyone to get fitted for their irons before buying. It makes a big difference.

Dear Drew, Are we going to see the free money podcast grow at all this upcoming year? How will the KSR football/ depth chart podcasts change without Mr. Freddie Maggard?
When are you going to host your own Podcast for KSR?

Matt and I have some ideas for the Free Money Podcast but we haven’t really followed up on anything because we’ve been so busy. We will though.

The KSR Football Podcast is desperate for a fourth chair now that Freddie Maggard is gone. He was an irreplaceable part of the team so whoever we get will have some huge shoes to fill.

I’ve been wanting to do my own podcast for years but I can’t come up with any ideas. I don’t want to be another UK interview podcast. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

Submit your question(s) for an upcoming edition of the “Ask Anything Mailbox”…

E-Mail: [email protected]

Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

See ya next time…


Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

5 Comments for Ask Anything Mailbox, Vol. 3: True/False, Lemurs and Podcasts

  1. JTHinton
    8:45 pm June 28, 2018 Permalink

    What’s laughable is that in a region with chick fil a and Cracker Barrel, ROOSTERS advanced to the final 4

  2. Fake JT
    9:31 pm June 28, 2018 Permalink

    Drew will block me for this…Taco Johns >>>>>> Taco Bell

  3. tree_gardener
    9:58 pm June 28, 2018 Permalink

    This is my favorite ksr post that appears regularly.

    • cats646
      10:06 pm June 28, 2018 Permalink

      Agree 100%, drew is freaking hilarious! And BBN asks some very interesting questions.

  4. herm89
    4:05 pm June 29, 2018 Permalink

    Drew 10000% wrote that barstool email to himself.