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Breaking down the #KSRCandyBracket (Thursday Show Thread)

Graphic by Matthew Mahone

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Thursday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Football’s little over a week away, which means it’s time to get in one last summer show while we still can. Therefore, today, the guys will tackle the #KSRCandyBracket. Here it is, in all its glory:

CHOCOLATE HALF

EAST

1. M&Ms
8. Dove Bar

4. Butterfinger
5. Baby Ruth

3. Reeses
6. 3 Musketeers

2. Hershey Bar
7. Whatchamacallit

MIDWEST

1. Snickers
8. Almond Joy

4. Twix
5. Crunch Bar

3. Kit Kat
6. Heath Bar

2. Milky Way
7. Mr. Goodbar

SUGAR HALF

SOUTH

1. Skittles
8. Good And Plenty

4. Tootsie Rolls
5. Candy Corn

3. Jelly Belly
6. Spree

2. Twizzlers
7. Pez

WEST

1. Starburst
8. Pop Rocks

4. Gummi Bears
5. Junior Mints

3. Hot Tamales
6. Fun Dip

2. Nerds
7. Blow Pop

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86 Comments for Breaking down the #KSRCandyBracket (Thursday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:45 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Gotta go with Snickers. After the last fast food bracket, I think Shannon shouldn’t be allowed to vote haha.

    I heard LEX 18’s Kevin Christopher yesterday say he used to work with that guy in FL and he said he was a little Cuckoo for Coco Puffs.



  2. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    9:51 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Mr. Goodbar a 7 seed? That’s a top shelf candy bar, horrible draw. No love for the Mars bar? Turrible….



  3. elkcity2224
    9:54 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I hope that right twix and left twix can put their differences aside to try to overcome the crunch bar in the first round.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:51 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      crunch > any twix …



  4. @BallBlog_Chad
    10:05 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    What’s a jelly belly? Does that include jelly beans? Junior Mints should be in the chocolate bracket … actually they shouldn’t be in any bracket … who wants toothpaste flavored chocolate? Tootsie Rolls aren’t considered chocolate either? No sweetarts? I think I’m going with M&Ms to bring it home.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:51 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      lmao toothpaste flavored chocolate… i tell my wife that all the time



    • J-Dub421
      11:06 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Lol, see now, I’d take junior mints over sweetarts which taste like chalk.



  5. Kyblue34
    10:06 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Butterfinger got screwed! 🙂



  6. Ramsey Rocket
    10:06 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Butterfinger got shafted. No way it should have to meet up with M&M’s in the second round. Should have been a 2 seed at worse. I haven’t seen an injustice this bad since Kentucky was placed in Ohio State’s bracket as their 4 seed in 2011!



  7. realme
    10:12 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Final 4: 3 musketeers, snickers, skittles, starburst



  8. Shane Buie
    10:18 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Where the heck is SPREE!!!



  9. wsflwildcat
    10:18 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Matt… I am already so tired of this congress subject. Love you Matt and I have been a faithful follower of your stuff since the VERY beginning and I get it, But I hope you hurry up and make a decision not to run for congress. Ride the Cal era till the end!!



  10. Tony Acree
    10:19 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    EAST

    1. M&Ms

    4. Butterfinger

    6. 3 Musketeers

    2. Hershey Bar

    MIDWEST

    1. Snickers

    5. Crunch Bar

    3. Kit Kat

    2. Milky Way

    SUGAR HALF

    SOUTH

    8. Good And Plenty

    5. Candy Corn

    3. Jelly Belly

    2. Twizzlers

    WEST

    8. Pop Rocks

    5. Junior Mints

    3. Hot Tamales

    2. Nerds

  11. Butterfinger is AWESOME (except they almost pull my teeth out)!!! Matt thinks if he doesn’t like something no one does.



    • bigbluecoop
      10:25 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Had a couple of mini-Butterfingers last night. Matt is wrong!!!



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Butterfinger continues to live off the past, much like our neighbors to the north at IU. Both were good 30 years ago. Much better options now exist.



  12. @BallBlog_Chad
    10:20 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    East was chalk, I’m saying don’t try to pick the upsets, people! Your bracket will just look terrible.



  13. elkcity2224
    10:20 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I think that sour patch kids is by far the biggest snub in this tournament



    • realme
      10:22 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      Yes! Nothing sour in the whole bracket. Also, whoppers would beat the crap out of much of the chocolate.



  14. Big Curt
    10:29 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Whatchamacallit is terribly under-rated! One of my fav’s…….. sadness…lol



  15. RealCatsFan
    10:30 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Crunch bar for the WIN! But watch out for the dark horse, Three Musketeers.



  16. Mike
    10:31 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Matt’s taste in candy is abysmal.



  17. J-Dub421
    10:32 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Who made these brackets? There is no way that various chocolate bars aren’t #1 seeds in every bracket. I love twizzlers, skittles, jelly beans, and hot tamales, but there is no way I’d choose any non-chocolate over chocolate.



  18. CatsBy80
    10:32 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    who are all these chumps that have 3 musketeers making noise? They are terribly overrated and are really quite awful. A la Indiana Basketball this upcoming season.



  19. Tony Acree
    10:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Final Four

    6. 3 Musketeers

    MIDWEST

    2. Milky Way

    SUGAR HALF

    SOUTH

    5. Candy Corn

    WEST

    2. Nerds

    Three Musketeers in the finals against Candy Corn with the Musketeers taking it all.



  20. hater
    10:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Snickers rules. Period.



  21. bigbluecoop
    10:34 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    No respect for Heath Bar. Kit Kat is just meh.



  22. Musehobo
    10:34 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Heath bars are underrated.



  23. Daddy_Jorge
    10:34 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Total freaking garbarge! No way Heath Bar gets beat by Kit Kat. No one orders a Kit Kat Blizzard…Heath Blizzard is perfection.



    • @BallBlog_Chad
      10:50 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      I really never eat any of this stuff except peanut m&ms UNLESS I’m getting a blizzard



    • ukjaybrat
      10:55 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      if you’re not getting the oreo blizzard, you need psychiatric help…



    • CatsBy80
      11:00 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      come on, guys. everyone knows that the reese blizzard is the best one. no comparison.



    • J-Dub421
      11:02 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      No way, Reeses cup blizzard all day.



    • Daniel
      11:51 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      The midnight truffle Blizzard is by far the best. You think DQ could host a remote here soon where they could do a blizzard bracket?



    • @BallBlog_Chad
      12:00 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      also on team reese cup blizzard

  24. “One of your mechanics…Kip or Ned…short name…STOLE my Twix candy bar!”
    “I caught him, and his face was covered in chocolate and cookie crumbs!”
    “Oh no, Twix is the ONLY candy with the cookie crunch!”



  25. @jimthechin
    10:35 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Nerds and blowpop are getting robbed.. Two very good options and one having to go out in the first round. A shame.



  26. Big Curt
    10:37 am August 27, 2015 Permalink
  27. 2015 is also the year the Cubs win the World Series in Back to the Future 2 (I think it’s 2). They’re pretty good this year. COINCIDENCE???!!!



  28. bigbluecoop
    10:43 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Candy Corn? Worst candy ever!!!



  29. Marty McD
    10:45 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Candy corn and peanuts together taste just like payday.



  30. J-Dub421
    10:46 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Sweet tarts and spree are both gross and taste like tums or some other antacid.



  31. Payma$ter
    10:49 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Hey Matt, do you know that if you mix candy corn with salted peanuts it will taste just like a payday bar.



  32. Marty McD
    10:51 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    The orange and black wrapped candy was always nasty. Don’t know what they where made of.



  33. bigbluecoop
    10:56 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    No way Starburst should be a 1 seed. These brackets definitely have a Matt Jones bias.

  34. Coke and Pop Rocks (also remember the Space Dust brand?) supposedly made your stomach blow up.

  35. Who remembers Wacky Packages BTW? Those were fun.



  36. Big Curt
    10:59 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I know it doesn’t exactly fit, but what about Big League Chew?? How many kids playing little league baseball didn’t have it? Just sayin…..



  37. J-Dub421
    11:00 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Most of the candies listed in the 2 “sugar” brackets are things I haven’t and wouldn’t eat since before high school. Who over the age of 12 eats nerds?



    • CatsBy80
      11:02 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      the nerds rope at the movie theater is a treat! that coupled with the buncha-crunch… makes for a great evening!



    • J-Dub421
      11:03 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      I’m a popcorn at the movies person myself.



    • CatsBy80
      11:07 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      nothing wrong with a little popcorn.. gotta mix it up every now and again with some sugar! btw, good call on the reese blizzard. those bums up there don’t know what they’re talking about.



    • J-Dub421
      11:10 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      The comments today have been hilarious. It’s interesting to see what types of candy people like.



    • @BallBlog_Chad
      12:01 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      popcorn with peanut m&ms at the movies



  38. Michael
    11:01 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    The I Heart music spotlight just featured John Short’s hit song from 1969, “Lay Lady Lay.” His deeper vocals are attributed to giving up smoking.



  39. matt
    11:03 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Good and Plenty original name was horrid and few.



    • J-Dub421
      11:09 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      How do they still make good n plenty?? I literally don’t know anyone who likes them.



  40. mapcatfan
    11:06 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Not all Twizzlers are created equal. Obviously none of you have tried the Cherry Laces Twizzlers. Completely awesome!!



  41. Bluetothebone
    11:07 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Here we go…The day after we have he SEC crew pick the FOOTBALL CATS pick them to go 8-4 we are talking candy and basketball of course…COME ON GUYS!!!!!!!



  42. Gus Chiggins
    11:10 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Bro Sweettarts got snubbed



  43. realme
    11:16 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I also think Laffy Taffy should have made the field.



  44. UKJon
    11:17 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    No Fifth Avenue, Zero or Milky Way Dark? This poll is a Zero!



  45. Tampa satchel (formerly Tokyo Satchel)
    11:19 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Kit Kats are given as good luck in Japan. Kitto Katsu means “Will defintely win!” in Japanese. Appropriate for UK sports!

  46. “Eyum n eyums and Reesie cup!”



  47. J-Dub421
    11:21 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    What is wrong with Matt that he doesn’t like peanut butter?!?!?!?!!



  48. Powermaker
    11:21 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    What about MILK DUDS and SUGAR BABIES?



  49. Laker Cat 18
    11:26 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Reese’s over Milky Way.

    Fun Dip over Pez.

    Reese’s over Fun Dip for the win, barely.



  50. realme
    11:30 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    8/27/15: the day KSR crashed tunalawsuit.com



    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

      I love that the website is called tunalawsuit.com. Too funny.



  51. Robert
    11:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I’d like to volunteer as chairman of the NIT selection committee. My recommendation for #1 seeds are:

    1) Necco Wafers
    2) Atomic Fire Balls
    3) York Peppermint Patties
    4) Lifesavers



  52. piedma schwartz
    11:33 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Payday got snubbed.



  53. Daniel
    11:46 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I love tuna. I went to file my claim for $25. Should I wonder why I deserve $25 for purchasing Starkist?



  54. Big Curt
    11:50 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    What can you do with $50 of tuna? Cue the Pitino jokes in 3……2……..1…..



  55. Realme
    11:57 am August 27, 2015 Permalink

    This was hilarious. I wonder how many of us are going to buy candy today now that it’s in our heads.



  56. Marcia Brady
    12:11 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Without Snickers I am whole different person.



  57. Xander
    12:25 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Wow, Willie Wonka has gotten uglier.



  58. Bobby Knight
    12:30 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Where’s Krackel at?



  59. Anyone
    1:13 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    I smell sex and candy. (marcy playground ref)



    • JohnV
      1:40 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

      The sole purpose of these brackets is to tick people off (remember the Chipotle fiasco). It does get people engaged, but at what cost? Won’t someone think of the children?



  60. Brent
    2:32 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Nerds are the Gonzaga of this bracket… Looks great compared to other Wonka candies. Reese’s is clearly filling the role of top 5 team who survived a few injury scares but nobody wants to play.



  61. Rick
    3:48 pm August 27, 2015 Permalink

    Huh? Politics and candy? PPPPLLLLEEEEAAAAASSSSEEEE football, get here soon!!! I can’t believe some people have their life for…..Oh, never mind.