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Catching up on Marrow, Bragg, Harris, and oh yeah, basketball (Monday Show Thread)

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Good Monday morning, friends, and my condolences to those of you heading back to work today for the first time since the holidays. Thankfully, we’ve got two hours of Kentucky Sports Radio for you to ease the pain.

This morning, there is A LOT to catch up on, starting with Vince Marrow’s huge decision to return to Kentucky and what that means for the UK football program. From there, they’ll break down Carlton Bragg and Damien Harris’ upcoming decisions and where Kentucky stands with each. Finally, they’ll talk about Kentucky basketball, because it feels like forever and a day since we’ve seen the Cats play.

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73 Comments for Catching up on Marrow, Bragg, Harris, and oh yeah, basketball (Monday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:56 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Boo yah! RIP Stuart Scott. Class act.

    Great news for UK football…

    I’ve missed KSR, feels like it has been a week since it’s been on. Also ready for some basketball!



  2. Bleedblueky
    10:03 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Morning Matt – Hope you guys enjoyed a great holiday break like we did (came back from a family Caribbean cruise 🙂 Also learned from Tom Leach that my favorite UK player Tyler had the same birthday today as my son (he is turning 25 🙂



  3. UKBigDaddy4
    10:05 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Finally, some KSR and a basketball game tomorrow!!! Been going through DTs!!

    RIP Stuart Scott

    Please keep another BBN family member in your prayers…my good friend(girlfriend for the last 2+ years) 😉 Harper lost her battle with cancer last week at the WAY too early age of 9; we said our final goodbyes to her yesterday. No more fighting, no more pain. Her family asks that we all #choosejoy during this time. Thanks to my blue family for the thoughts and love!!



    • J-Dub421
      10:27 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      So sorry for your loss.



    • Crushgroove
      10:32 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      I’m sorry, UKBigDaddy4. May she rest in peace.



  4. BigBlueSean
    10:12 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Boy the SEC took it on the chin this bowl season:

    LSU: Lost to a BAD Notre Dame Team
    Auburn: Lost to a Wisconsin team that got beat 59-0
    Mississippi State: Trounced by Georgia Tech
    Ole Miss: Killed by TCU
    Auburn: Handled by OSU

    Yikes….



    • Cat House
      10:28 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      The SEC won 7 bowl games. All 5 East teams and the two lowest West teams (Arkansas and A&M.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Georgia beat U of L, that was the only one I really cared about.



    • BigBlueBoom
      10:40 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      wait, Auburn got two bowl games? Lost to Wisconsin and Ohio State? Man, how did I miss that. *insert Alabama for the last Auburn*



    • BigBlueSean
      10:50 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Yeah… typo with Auburn beat by OSU… But like Clay said, The West was the one with all the hype, not the east. If you are trying to tell me that Tennessee and Florida’s win over ECU and Iowa cancel the SEC West losses I find that hard to believe. People remember the bowls, and the West threw and Egg…

      I think there is an argument to be made that the Pac-12 was the best conference.

      The pac-12 south has 5 top 25 teams, five 9 win teams, three 10 win teams, and eight, 8 win teams which maches the SEC. They are 6-2, possibly 7-2 with the national champion.

      Theres an argument, that for this 1 year, the best conference was the Pac-12.



    • Mc12
      11:38 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      I agree, there is the argument, and it may be valid. The advantage they had is that they need not lose as many quarterbacks as the SEC. However, this will not be a trend as the SEC is just tearing it up every year in recruiting. Every team in the SEC has recruited well whereas just 1 or 2 teams in other conferences recruit well.

      Here are the teams the Pac-12 played in bowl games: 1. Boise State (blown out by Ole Miss) beat Arizona; 2. Arizona State beat Duke, 3. UCLA beat Kansas State by 5 (Auburn beat KSU at KSU on a Thursday night), 4. Utah beat Colorado State (without their head coach-going to Florida), 5. USC beat Nebraska (no head coach) by 3 and Nebraska is garbage, 6. Oklahoma State beat Washington, 7. Stanford beat Maryland, 8. Oregon beat FSU

      So those aren’t really good teams they beat: Duke, KSU(good win), Colorado State, Nebraska, and Maryland.

      But yeah, I see your point.



  5. Cat House
    10:12 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I hope the KSR crew made a resolution to acknowledge the show thread.



    • Crushgroove
      10:24 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Me, too. Good luck, I guess. We’ve been relegated to step-child status. Hasbeens. Relics of a once great forum, forsaken for the Twitter machine.

      Not sure why the show thread even exists anymore.



    • J-Dub421
      10:26 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      It’s okay, we can make our own fun!



    • Crushgroove
      10:27 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Also, my previous statement would be 57 characters too long to post on Twitter.



  6. Doug
    10:19 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Sorry Matt. Forgot my contacts. Can’t see the numbers on the phone.



  7. bigbluecoop
    10:19 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Hey Matt! Over here, the show thread! Hey! Look here! Whoo hoo!



  8. bigbluecoop
    10:25 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    John Short, what? Best running back in the country going to a small in-state school? Is John losing his mind?



    • Time Expired
      11:04 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      It’s John Short what do you really expect?



  9. Whitesville Cat
    10:32 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    How would you expect the media not to compare Harrison and Ulis? What if the #1 football team in the country was playing 2 quarterbacks taking equal snaps? Do you not think people would be comparing them. They got to have something to talk about. I’m not taking a dig at the Harrisons, but I believe they may be 4 year players.



  10. Kyle
    10:32 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Archie is averaging 3.9 points/game and shooting 34 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range. Not really lighting it up.



  11. UK_JB
    10:34 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Wolfe county is Campton. My hometown

    Estill County is Irvine.



  12. bigbluecoop
    10:34 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Irvine is in Estill County.



    • Cat House
      10:42 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Ravena would really stump em.



  13. blubo
    10:35 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    dont miss the mushroom festival in irvine in april



  14. UK_JB
    10:39 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I bet Tony Vanetti loves this song!



  15. jsh2001
    10:41 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Sam Smith is openly gay, I don’t think that song is about a woman.



  16. BMT
    10:44 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Late to the show today. Did I miss the discussion about Carlton Bragg?



  17. buttercup
    10:47 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Everyone be sure to pick up Matt’s new how-to book, “Not Getting Women the Matt Jones Way” where he includes all his excellent commentary about relationships.



  18. bigbluecoop
    10:47 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Pronounced Er-vun



  19. UK_JB
    10:48 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Think of Irvine spelled Errvin.

    Just like Beattyville. Not like it is spelled.



  20. TurnerTheBurner
    10:49 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    No…. It is pronounced without the E



  21. david8577
    10:49 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Marrow staying with UK has to make a huge statement to recruits.



  22. Big Curt
    10:50 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    People say it both ways. I know some people born and raised there and they say Ir-vine (long “I”). Maybe the pronunciation is what they get. 😉



  23. TurnerTheBurner
    10:51 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Matt,

    If you were the governor of Kentucky but you were a big Steelers fan, would you be allowed to go to the Rooney’s box @ Steelers games or would you not be allowed to since Cincinnati is right next to NKY?



  24. TurnerTheBurner
    10:53 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Let’s see if there is a “tweak” or if this is just Coach Cal talking to take some of the talk away from an undefeated season.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:06 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      that’s what i was thinking. just deflecting and giving the media something else to talk about rather than “undefeated season” or “ulis over harrison”



  25. JoeMoney333
    10:53 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Christie represents his people politically and economically not their personal lives. Who cares what teams he cheers for. Same goes with McConnell. Who cares who their personal sports teams are.



    • Crushgroove
      10:55 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      I agree. Couldn’t care less outside of job performance.



    • Katya
      10:57 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Its just fun to pick at when you’re a Kentucky state senator and your favorite team is Louisville.



    • JoeMoney333
      11:06 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Sure except that Louisville is in Kentucky so in all honest it’s not that big of a deal. He also went there. I just don’t see that being a big deal in the grand scheme of things. I love Kentucky athletics but some fans really need to work on their priorities. It’s just a game at the end of the day.



    • cats paw
      11:16 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      “in all honest”…. I guess that explains why you live on this site and make 40 post a day!



    • BigBlueBoom
      11:40 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Good news: looks like cats paw has finally learned when it’s appropriate to use quotation marks. Your time here is not wasted, Joe!



    • BigBlueBoom
      11:42 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Bad news: he still can’t hand out a good burn. So Joe leaving out a “y” explains why he lives on this site and makes 40 posts a day?



  26. Wild Bourbon Cat
    10:55 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I’m sure a lot of eagle and giants fans are upset about Chris Christie, but what’s even more frustrating is the state senator who is a blatant loserville fan.



  27. Cat House
    10:58 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I am not sure how Matt gets bent out of shape because Christie supports the Cowboys but thinks it is OK for Cal to be political. Maybe Matt is just being partisan.



  28. UKfaninLou
    11:01 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Man, I’m praying Andrew H comes back strong and shuts up all these haters! One bad game.



    • Time Expired
      11:07 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Andrew is not only a fine point guard that any team would want but a nice young man too.



  29. Crushgroove
    11:13 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Outside of actual game broadcasts, ESPN as a whole has been unwatchable for about 10 years or so now.

    Replacing Max Kellerman with Tony Reali was the beginning of the end for me.



    • Crushgroove
      11:21 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Oh, then they did that reality show where they selected a new sportscaster. I guess ESPN is like bad pot. If it’s all you can get and you’re a pothead, you’re gonna keep going back… and they bank on that fact.



    • catdaddyd
      11:51 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      I only watch games and PTI. Never liked Sportscenter and their “bigger than the sport” anchors.



  30. bigbluecoop
    11:15 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Give UK a win by default over UAB.



  31. Big Curt
    11:23 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Side meat is rib meat as far as I know. I figured a Middlesboro guy would know that. lol



  32. Crushgroove
    11:25 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I thought ‘side meat’ was a rural euphemism for a mistress…



  33. UK_JB
    11:25 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Or if you have DirecTV and get Lexington channels you don’t get WLEX.

    Home of the Superbowl. NBC.



  34. UKJon in Knoxville
    11:25 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    About like Matt to be dissin PBS!



    • UK_JB
      11:30 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      and FOX I guess too.



  35. UK_JB
    11:35 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    We have too many counties too.



    • J-Dub421
      11:37 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Random fact: only 2 states in the continental US have more counties than KY, Texas and Georgia.



  36. wu slang
    11:39 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Not sure why counties with jails need a jailer. Isn’t already established law enforcement taking people to jail?



  37. UKJon in Knoxville
    11:39 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    I think KSR just lost a fan in Harlan!



  38. Rixter
    11:43 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Isnt the conference tournament considered part of the regular season? What if we celebrate an unbeaten regular season, then lose in the SEC tourney?



    • Cat House
      11:47 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Exactly what the 96 team did.



    • catdaddyd
      11:47 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      It’s called a post season tourney.



    • Cat House
      11:48 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Undefeated that is in conference play. They did lose to UMass in the regular season.



    • J-Dub421
      11:54 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Regular season = games in conference
      Pre-season = games prior tot he start of conference play
      Post-Season = conference tournaments and NCAA tournament, etc.



  39. catdaddyd
    11:46 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Elly May from the Beverley Hillbillies passed away on JAN 1st. Donna Douglas was 82.



  40. cats paw
    11:48 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    41 counties with no jail paying jailers a million dollars? That’s like paying a coach 3.5 million dollars that has never coached college ball or won any game of significance. Do we need to throw in his assistants salaries?



    • J-Dub421
      11:51 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Might be more like hiring your mistress and paying her a bunch of money for a job she’s completely unqualified for, then lying about it.



  41. Crushgroove
    11:51 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Wow, Bama has won 5 straight and 14 straight at home this year? That’s impressive.



    • Crushgroove
      11:55 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

      Sorry, it said “looking” to win 5th and 14th. So, they’re on a 4 and 13 straight @ home, which is still good for Bama BB.



  42. Cat House
    11:52 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    Facts are optional. The article says nearly $2 million and not $3 million as Matt says. Why do people do that?



  43. Rixter
    11:57 am January 5, 2015 Permalink

    check Ryan’s twitter…he’ll be announcing the remote location today