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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: On this Day over KSR’s History

There are times in the summer where news is scarce in the Kentucky world, so in those times I often like to dive into the KSR archives to see where this website has been over the years.  So on those boring days, I will begin a series of posts called “On this Date”, where you will get an idea of what this website was covering on this date over the past 8 years.  Some of the stories you will certainly recognize and many of them you will almost definitely forgotten.  Either way, it should be a fun little romp into the past.  Enjoy:

May 8th, 2013

Anderson Cooper and Charles Ramsey, MUST SEE TV

May 8th, 2012

Julius Mays offered scholarship by Kentucky : I think this turned out pretty well for Kentucky.  Great player, good personality, filled whatever role needed.  Would have loved to see this kid play on a better team.

Steve Kerr pushes for 20-year-old limit in NBA: Honestly, for the past 10 years, you could just replace Kerr’s name with somebody else and this story could be repeated over and over again.

May 8th, 2011

Deandre Liggins declares for NBA: While Liggins probably wasn’t “ready” for the NBA, but his family needed the financial support.  Liggins has earned almost $1.3 million in his 3 seasons, so I think he made the right choice.

Jon Hood causes some fans to question 4-wheeler usage

May 8th, 2010

Eric Bledsoe and Daniel Orton stay in draft: 2 guys Kentucky fans thought would stay before the season both go.  Their futures were quite different though as Bledsoe is a blossoming star in the league and Orton is……Orton.

May 8th, 2009

Patrick Patterson decides to return to Kentucky: Obviously a great story but I also should point out that Beisner says that Jodie Meeks is likely to follow suit.  Way to ruin our national championship run Beisner!

Calipari makes late charge at point guard: That point guard’s name turned out to be Marquis Teague.  I think that story turned out pretty well for us if I remember correctly.  How did it turn out for UL?

May 8th, 2008

Tipton vs Maggard: Remember Vinny Zollo and Michael Avery?  They were 2 of Billy Gillispie’s early commits and Tipton interviewed their parents.  Maggard claimed those interviews crossed the line.  What we have left is another in a long line of nerdy “media” fights.

May 8th, 2007

Matt interviews Beas Hamga and Tyler Zeller:  In that order no less.  Tells you how enamored we all were about Beas Hamga at one time.

May 8th, 2006

A highlight of Williamsburg’s Ryan Wilson: 13th region star and OVW wrestler.  Groundbreaking reporting.

Article written by Bryan the Intern

10 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: On this Day over KSR’s History



  1. The Loco Pollo
    9:23 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Time flies. Can’t believe Beas Hamga was 7 years ago. It’s also hard to believe Marquis Teague was a Soph in HS 5 years ago.



  2. Matt Pilgrim
    9:32 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    I’m a beast. Any word on Jai Lucas??



  3. RICK
    9:37 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Is Ky still playing baseball. Haven’t seen a thing on this site in a month. WHY?



  4. Cal's Pal
    9:38 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Did anyone else watch that whole Charles Ramsey interview again?



    • Cayts
      11:05 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

      Yep. He is one great dude!



  5. gazza90
    10:47 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Julius Mays tried his best and wore the uniform, so he deserves a certain level of respect, But BTI’s comment that he “would have loved to see this kid play on a better team” is perhaps the dumbest thing he’s ever written given that Julius Mays was the primary drag on the perfromance of the 2012-13 team.

    First of all, Mays couldn’t guard a fire hydrant or get his own shot, so his horrible analytics don’t fully capture how much he hurt the team when he was on the floor. At 12.7 he had the worst PER (Player Efifciencey Rating, an average palyer is 15) of the starters (Noel 22.3/WCS 22.1/Goodwin 16.9/poythress 16.5/Harrow 14.2) Of the players who got minutes only Polson performed worse. Combined with the fact that Mays was by far the worst starting defender, it is difficult to argue that Mays wasn’t the biggest negative factor in the teams performance. Bottom line is on a better team, he would never have seen the floor.



    • Michael F. Jox
      11:43 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

      You guys just realizing that Matt, Drew and the gang don’t know much about the actual game of basketball? Hell, a couple months back after attending a UK game, Tyler’s recap of that game was what her and her mom thought of it on their drive home.



  6. hal
    10:50 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    matt should end more of his posts the way he did in tipton/magaard post
    “But then again, what do I know….I just blog and watch “The Hills”….”



  7. gazza90
    10:58 am May 8, 2014 Permalink

    Forgot to include the PER for Wiltjer, 18.8.



  8. AP01
    12:28 pm May 8, 2014 Permalink

    You forgot my birthday. May 8, 1989