Eric Crawford of WDRB named his sports people of the year for 2015 and Matt Jones made the list in a shocking upset.
Crawford, who is one of the few people KSR gets along with, went against the media grain and congratulated Matt on his big year. When most people in the field prefer to pretend Matt and KSR don’t exist, Crawford not only acknowledged him, he had very kind words to say:
3. MATT JONES. Some of you seeing that name here will hate it. Some will love it. But put aside all of the emotion the founder of Kentucky Sports Radio generates with his Wildcat-centric pronouncements and you’ll realize, it was a heck of a year for Jones.
I daresay he never imagined when he started posting on message boards and blogging as just another passionate University of Kentucky fan that he would wind up in the place he is today, as head of a Big Blue media empire of the likes that Oscar Combs built with The Cats’ Pause magazine, back when print ruled the media scene. With his KSR radio program and website, Jones has ascended to chief spokesman for one of the largest and most passionate college fan bases in all of sports.
But this year, he took a large cultural leap… [more]
Matt is joined by Katie George, a UofL volleyball player and the current Miss Kentucky USA; as well as Bob Baffert and his Triple Crown-winning horse, American Pharoah.