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Happy Tuesday! (Tuesday Show Thread)

Good morning, KSR listeners. How are ya? That’s good to know. On today’s show, Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond will be talking about a wide variety of topics, from Derby parties to John Calipari’s rotation comments and Mark Stoops’ recruiting tactics. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Be sure to listen, if that’s your thing.

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295 Comments for Happy Tuesday! (Tuesday Show Thread)



  1. technicolor yawn
    9:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Seriously, why is Pat Forde writing about a back up considering to transfer anyway? Still don’t get this



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:02 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Hopefully Forde starts to fade off into oblivion.



    • Chris
      10:34 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly !! No one is writing stories on if the teams player who got the least minutes MAYBE thinking about leaving!! There is no story here !! Im surprised more people havent called him out just for writing this story at all!!



  2. DREWBLUE
    10:05 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Forde’s mind is shot due to the STD he attained from Ricky P.



  3. Jack Gallon
    10:05 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Don’t worry about that guy – there are sooo many positive articles out there about our boys, ESPN, SI, CBS, Yahoo, Straighthoops, Buzz, Fox – read the good, positive ones: http://straighthoops.com/one_and_not_done.html



  4. 1catfan
    10:06 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    There was a picture on KSR yesterday of the bb guys dressed for the awards program. In that picture one of the Harrison twins had glasses on. Are they new? If one is wearing glasses could they have contacts?



  5. Jack Hammer
    10:06 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Worst thing about Forde’s STD is that it was his Dentist that alerted him he had one.



  6. Yahoo
    10:06 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    So who goes pro next year..

    Andrew Harrison
    Aaron Harrison
    WCS
    Dakari Johnson
    Karl Towns
    Poythress

    So 2015:
    PG: Ulis/Hawkins
    SG: Booker
    SF: Willis
    PF: Lyles
    C:

    So Cal needs to sign a big class this summer



    • Jack Gallon
      10:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I think Lyles is gone after next season – he’s our Julius Randle next year



    • MinnesotaCatsFan
      10:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      CHARLES MATTHEWS!!!



  7. houndstooth
    10:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Is Pat Forde the Pat that used to be on SNL and you didn’t know if it was a woman or a man?



  8. Kj
    10:08 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    U don’t hunt Matt or believe in it because u are a jive turkey, this time of year can be hazardous to your health, right? πŸ˜‰



  9. Boogie Fan
    10:08 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I love the summer shows, you can probably get at least one two hour show about tipping and do you tip a person you get take out from, and car side service, etc.



  10. realme
    10:09 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan should have to do two RL Derby events this year, since he got out of it last time.



  11. Go Mitch
    10:09 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Talk about how big a liberal you are.



    • TAXman
      10:11 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      i got a great idea. how about not post anymore.



  12. TAXman
    10:10 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    i get paid 2 friday’s from now. i’ll get you that 35 million.



  13. BigBlueFlyer
    10:11 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    IS the “fan contribution” a tax write off?



  14. Dream On
    10:11 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    That is stupid, fans won’t pay it.



  15. TAXman
    10:11 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    If i donate the full 35 million myself, how big of a certificate do i get?



  16. Kidnut
    10:12 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would think about paying it as well.



    • Kidnut
      10:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I bet they could get 100,000 people to do it.



  17. Turner the Burner
    10:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    With most community-owned ventures, the community gets something besides just donating. The packers shareholders get to go to annual shareholder meetings and have votes on committees.

    There is a community effort right now in Lexington, KY to bring back pro hockey. You will ACTUALLY be an owner of the team.

    https://www.facebook.com/BringTheThoroughbladesBackToLexington



    • justme
      10:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      The Thoroughblade games were a lot of fun to attend. Live hockey in an arena is much more fun to watch than a hockey game on tv.



    • realme
      10:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I miss the Thoroughblades. Thanks for the info.



  18. Jack Hammer
    10:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What does $12.79 get me?



  19. Chris
    10:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would pay $300 for a speaker off big bertha.



  20. houndstooth
    10:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Can we make part of the Ryan Lemon Derby contest that he pay for 10 fans?



  21. Go Mitch
    10:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    TAXman is Shannon!!! Defending Matt.



    • TAXman the Dude
      10:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Man, you figured me out.



  22. BigBlueFlyer
    10:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’ve spent $500 on FB season tickets the past two years and got less than a plaque out of it.



  23. MinnesotaCatsFan
    10:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    This may be sad but I’m a huge Cats fan and have never been to Rupp but would give $300 in a heartbeat!!



  24. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    How did Steve Masiello already get his official BBN membership certificate? Did he pay the $300?



  25. Patrick
    10:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    If I’m donating $300, I want a Kentucky Joe concert!



  26. Go Mitch
    10:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    This is defiantly, a Democrate idea. Take away from the people.



    • Go Away Mitch
      10:19 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      And it’s a Republican take to simply make the taxpayers pay? The money would come from the people no matter what. This way at least the people are getting something in return. It’s a way to take pride in the team that you love.



    • TAXman the Dude
      10:19 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Would you like to maybe edit this post?



    • TulsaCat
      10:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Levying Taxes forcing everyone to share in the funding would be more “Democrat.” This is asking the private sector to see if the market will bear a bigger, better Rupp. Seems more “Republican” to me.



    • justme
      10:21 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Please look up the meaning of defiant. Then look up the meaning of definite. Is a Democrate analagous to a Republicant as neither is a real word?



    • MinnesotaCatsFan
      10:34 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Right. This is “asking” people to “donate” not levying taxes. This can work. There are 4,395,295 people in Kentucky, 308,428 in Lexington. This is something that even if a quarter of the residents in the Commenwealth come up with would make this idea work!



  27. HugoCabrera
    10:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would have contributed $300 to the Billy G buyout.



  28. Yo Quiero
    10:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Drew is All Tacos Everything



  29. 2nd Mouse Gets the Cheese
    10:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would pay if it meant we could keep it named Rupp Arena and only Rupp Arena.



  30. Delk for 3
    10:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’m confident it could be done.



  31. houndstooth
    10:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I will contribute 300 if Mitch Barnhart leaves.



  32. TeamNoSheep
    10:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Cue the “coal money” callers in 3…2…1….

    Anyone with fundraising experience will tell you finding 1 $35M donor is easier than 10 $3.5M, which in turn is easier than 100,000 $350 donors. That part of the plan is ludicrous.



  33. catdaddyd
    10:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Went to buy Final Four tickets last night, and the only way to get them is flash tickets. Was planning keeping two and selling two.

    Tickets are managed electronically in your existing Flash Seats Account. If you don’t have an account, we’ll create one for you. With Flash Seats, there is never a need to print (or forget) your tickets.
    Your credit card will be swiped by a Guest Services representative using a hand-held device and you will receive a seat locator identifying your seats



  34. Question
    10:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Is $300 the minimum and is it also the only amount you could give? I could see people giving less than $300 (I would give $100) and I’m sure there are people that would give more than $300 a lot more. So is $300 the only amount you can give, nothing more, nothing less?



  35. warren
    10:19 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Would donate $300 in heartbeat for ON CAMPUS basketball arena!!! Not donate one cent for downtown all encompassing project!



    • realme
      10:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Agreed.



    • Mr. Obvious
      10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Yo beat met to it. My thoughts exactly.



  36. Im In!
    10:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Where do you sign up? I will definitely be one of the 100,000! I think it is a very unique opportunity.



    • BigBlueFlyer
      10:21 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I’d do it, too. I’d also buy one for my bro’s b-day. I don’t think he’d shell out the bills for it, but I know he’d love to have one.



    • Mr. Obvious
      10:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      99,999 to go. Piece of cake!



  37. Boogie Fan
    10:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would definitely consider doing it, but ultimately I’d decide against it. Just like any business, my costs such as fuel, food, health insurance are going up. Disposable income for things like this is going away. The question is would enough people donate to this for them to reach the goal.



  38. Ira D. Combs
    10:21 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt ,

    You are 100% correct in your thoughts on this type donation that the City of Lexington and UK think they will get from UK fan base . This is another classic example of people in high ranking positions that have lost touch with the everyday blue collar worker and what the dollar bill means to them .

    Marketing departments of UK and the city need to get a reality check and come down to common man’s life .

    $300.00 for a sheet of paper with Cal’s signature on it which will be a digitalized re-print ………… get real UK and city officials …………… hell I know hundreds of UK fans that won’t pay $300.00 for a ticket to watch the Cats in Rupp Arena .



  39. Bahama Mama
    10:22 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Can we get some details on the Bahama trip PLEASE



    • Delk for 3
      10:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t think he knows the dates yet.



  40. Kidnut
    10:22 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    People donate all the time to KickStarter projects. I don’t think this type of thing is as foreign to culture as you believe.



    • TeamNoSheep
      10:25 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I think the biggest Kickstarter is somewhere in the neighborhood of $2-5M. This is 10X that level, and typically people get something tangible for their donation.



    • Kidnut
      10:29 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      My point is that this type of thing isn’t foreign to people.



  41. Delk for 3
    10:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I love John Short.



  42. Steve
    10:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would pay $300 but only if there was some sort of permanent brick, or etching of my name somewhere in Rupp Arena. Imagine a wall with every donor’s name on it or bricks in the wall or the floor. That way, I can take my son there some day and say, I helped build this. There is a lot of surface area in Rupp so it wouldn’t be that big of a deal to have a wall or walk honoring all of the minor BBN donors. That is definitely worth $300.



    • BigBlueFlyer
      10:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Gr8 idea!



    • Delk for 3
      10:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Something that is done at other places. I know Ohio St. has something like that at their football stadium. Trinity High School has something similar. Great idea.



    • MattP
      10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      +1 That is a great idea. It would be a difficult decision for me to give $300 for a certificate but if there was a brick or something in Rupp, it would be a no-brainer for me. I would love to take my kids there one day and show them my brick!



  43. Adam
    10:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    They should give us a Ticket to a game along with the certificate for a $300 donation. I think more people would donate if that was the case. I know I would for sure.



  44. CatsFanInKnoxville
    10:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    According to the Google, there are 4.38 Million people in the state of Kentucky with an average family size of 2.45 people. So, that’s 1.78 Million families in the state. It would require less than 10% of the families in the state of KY to get the 100,000 donations of $300 that you are talking about. BBN is much larger than the state of KY. I think it’s doable.



    • catscatscats
      10:36 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      you are correct.



  45. Yahoo
    10:25 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    REVISED AFTER COMMENTS:

    So who goes pro next year..

    Andrew Harrison
    Aaron Harrison
    WCS
    Dakari Johnson
    Karl Towns
    Poythress
    Lyles
    β€”

    So 2015:
    PG: Ulis/Hawkins
    SG: Booker/Matthews
    SF: Willis
    PF: Lee
    C:

    So Cal needs to sign 2-3 big guys and a wing



  46. Supposed to be Working
    10:25 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I have a fairly good job with no family, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable about paying a state tax and then asked to donate extra, especially after the YUM center and Louisville convention center received funding.



    • Boogie Fan
      10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Excellent comment, and I agree totally.



  47. JTurn4
    10:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    They should go to local businesses in the state as well as individuals. If I had a local restaurant, it would be pretty cool to have a that BBN certificate hanging up on the wall. Make the business donation a $1,000 minimum.



  48. Cat Fan in Austin TX
    10:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldn’t give family members $300 unless it was a dire situation, let alone to give it up for some basketball arena.



    • Delk for 3
      10:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I understand. It’s the way our culture is. Your money is yours and yours only. In some cultures though, the family member who makes money only takes a little bit and sends the rest of it back to family members. I have a Vietnamese-American friend who gets sent thousands of dollars monthly from his brother who is a surgeon in New York City. I asked him if he has to pay it back and he said he doesn’t and that it was just his brother being helpful.



  49. Delk for 3
    10:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What in the heck were those pants James Young was wearing?



    • catdaddyd
      10:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Pajamas???



  50. MattP
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I think the best way to approach it would be to use a crowdfunding site and let everybody put whatever $$ they could give, give it that way.



  51. bung
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    the fans would raise the money to keep it Rupp Arena…



  52. Facts
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldn’t donate and I would till feel like apart and official member of BBN. I would still think I am a real fan. That point is dumb.



  53. Seriously
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Really?!? Don’t act like the POOR people ONLY live in Eastern Ky!



  54. Delk for 3
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Rihanna is a sloooooot



  55. hoptown
    10:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    300 dollars is a lot in western Kentucky, too, Ryan.



    • Seriously
      10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Exactly!



  56. Mr. Obvious
    10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The independent funding of Rupp Areana is a horrible idea. The fact that individuals are being asked to fund a public building for the city of Lexington (not just UK) is a bit absurd and amounts to no more than a voluntary tax payment to the city of Lexington.



  57. houndstooth
    10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    If she is nice to him she will probably not like him!



  58. Dave in Christian Co
    10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    There is no doubt 100,000 UK fans do this – especially those out of state that have moved for one reason or another. Needs to be “1 certified Share of Rupp Arena”.



  59. justme
    10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would donate $300 to get the trolls off of KSR.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      A- F#&king-Men



  60. MattP
    10:28 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Rihanna is dating Drake so that may be some of the connection….



  61. The Blue Goose
    10:29 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’m an out-of-state fan. Myself and my family are swagged out and represent the Cayts every day. Went to four games this season (one at Rupp, two on road, one NCAA game in St. Louis.) Not trying to sound selfish here but as an out-of-state fan, I don’t think I’d give $300 just for the sake of giving and getting a certificate but I don’t think it necessarily makes me any less of a fan.



  62. Packerscatsfan
    10:30 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The Packers also hold special shareholders meetings (players and coach interviews) and events for those who own those. Would UK do this?



  63. Sir Brandon
    10:30 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Nerlens proveth great with the older folks, so TLC fitteth logically.



  64. Bucky Small Hooves
    10:30 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    there is no fee to be a member of Card Nation, once you confirm your STD with the Athletic Dept., you are in



  65. Cincy Cat
    10:30 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Interesting Fact: Kentucky’s Population 4,400,000 people in 1,700,000 households. 18.6% of the population live below the Poverty Level. Assuming that anyone who lives below the poverty level can’t afford $300 (which is probably true), then you are left with 3,577,000 people in about 1,363,000 households who could possibly afford to donate. If you assume that you would only get 1 donation per household, then that means that, with $300 donations, to get to $35 million you would need 9% of the population to donate (116,667 donations).

    That 9% includes everyone in Kentucky (so UK and UL fans as well as non-fans). It also doesn’t take in to account the fans outside of Kentucky (which we know there are many).



    • CatsFanInKnoxville
      10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Yes. It’s very doable.



    • Catgrad7072
      10:36 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Also interesting: There are more bourbon barrels aging than people in KY. 4.4 million population. 5.0 million barrels.



    • Cincy Cat
      10:43 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      It’s also worth noting that poverty level is very low, meaning that even people who technically live above the poverty level might not be able to afford $300.

      For a household of 3 (the average household size in Kentucky is 2.5 people), the poverty level is just under $20,000 per year–and that is gross income before taxes. So not much. I’m not sure that many households that make say $25,000 per year would have an extra $300 to spend.

      Just FYI, for a family of two, the level is $15,730, and for a family of four it is $23,850.



  66. Hunter
    10:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I don’t think Beyonce and Archie would be a good idea considering Jay Z and her are married.



  67. Wasper
    10:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Go to the Middlesboro Wal-Mart on the 1st of the month, look around, and ask yourself how many of these people should donate $300 for Rupp Arena.



    • Delk for 3
      10:35 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      While there are millions of UK fans who shouldn’t pay it, there are at least 100,000 fans who could afford it.



    • BigBlueFlyer
      10:35 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      “The Middlesboro Wal-Mart”?

      Standby for more literalies on the message board to blast you about there being more poor people in the state than in Middlesboro…



    • Wasper
      10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      No where can beat ‘The Welfare Capital of America’



  68. Mr. Honest
    10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Isn’t this WWW sitting beside James Young at the Nets game? http://tinyurl.com/lk8vj9m



  69. TeamNoSheep
    10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Has there been any discussion of making these true “shares” of Rupp Arena, with a vote and a small dividend of profits? That would increase overall costs, but might encourage more people if they feel they have a real stake in the success of Rupp?



  70. Laker Cat 18
    10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You have to consider that some of the more wealthy fans may actually donate more than the $300 specified.



  71. CATandMONKEY
    10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    We are in for $300 – would consider donating more $$$ for some additional perks…Tix for a scrub game, floor pieces, a speaker or amp from Big Bertha, etc.



  72. Donation idea
    10:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why not have a “Wall of Donors” in the new Rupp? If you donate 300, you get your name in Rupp forever. That could get some interest in my opinion.



    • Jack Hammer
      10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I like your thinking.



    • cracka
      10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      exactly what i was thinking … even if it’s just something to look at when you’re in line for your delicious ice cream cone at halftime! i’d up it to $500 … there are an absolute ton of fans that would pay to have their name put up in rupp … you should also get k fund pts for it!



  73. Sean
    10:34 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Are donations to the Rupp finance project tax deductible and are donors limited to only $300?



  74. harry
    10:34 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Jay is a P.I.M.P



  75. inlinefor9
    10:35 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why don’t we just have a car wash and a bake sale?



  76. TravisC
    10:36 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Drake dates/used to date Rihanna so maybe Drake had tickets to the Raptors game but couldn’t come so he gave his ticket to James Young.



  77. CATandMONKEY
    10:36 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Addendum: I would be pleased to donate to Rupp Arena but have ZERO interest in supporting the Lexington park system.



  78. realme
    10:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    When they did the online survey, there were a lot of questions about how much money one would be willing to spend/donate/invest. They may have gotten enough positive answers there to feel like it’s doable. That said, I think it’s dumb considering all the extra stuff besides the arena, and the fact that I’m probably already paying for it via taxes anyways.



  79. Mike
    10:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    As mentioned by some people, something like a donor walk or donor wall with bricks in the ground or in the wall with your name on them would be pretty cool.



    • Chris
      10:41 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I agree I know several people that donated money for the Corvette museum to get a brick with their name on it.



  80. CatScrFvr
    10:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Thye may throw in an autographed copy of Players First for $500.



  81. Delk for 3
    10:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I totally agree with Matt about Rocky and the sequels. The first Rocky is great because it is deep and artistic. The other Rocky’s are fun, but you can’t compare them to the first Rocky.



  82. Hollahollaholla
    10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    you could fill a thimble with Matt’s knowledge of football

    of course you RS Barker, a fifth year Barker is better than a True Frosh 3rd String Barker

    So dumb

    In football you RS EVERYONE you can. Geez



    • Delk for 3
      10:46 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      If he ends up as the third string QB, he should be redshirted. I still think he’s totally in the mix. He’s only been around for a few weeks of practice and is right there in the competition.



  83. catdaddyd
    10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The last two Heisman winners were redshirted as freshman.



  84. cliffhawkinsasthma
    10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would pay $300.00 for a certificate for the big blue nation and I would do something like that for my family at Christmas etc. It is very similar to selling “bricks” around the new wildcat statute or other buildings. UK/Rupp could put the names on some type of rotating digital display outside Rupp that would be kind of cool.



  85. Gracie
    10:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Maybe you should get someone on the show who actually – I don’t know – knows something about the proposal, financing, and fundraising before being critical.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:46 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Based on the current debacle which IS the Rupp Arena financing situation, I am not confident that such people actually exist.



  86. Laker Cat 18
    10:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Based on the spring game, Barker is 3rd on the depth chart in my mind. I have been a Towles hater since he’s been here because he just wasn’t that good. You can tell he’s been putting in the work in the off-season. Much improved. Phillips looked decent as well. Your starter will come from those two.



  87. Michael H
    10:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Johnny football was a redshirt.



  88. Yahoo
    10:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Cal said he wants to play the World Games teams.

    Thats in Spain



  89. cliffhawkinsasthma
    10:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    totally agree with the comment 85



  90. Majority of BBN
    10:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    So sick of people crying for EKY. It is only a small portion of the UK fanbase, their interests aren’t anymore important than the fanbase in Central KY, in Louisville, in WKY, in NKY, etc.



  91. Gracie
    10:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Also – I didn’t realize every poor Kentuckian lives in eastern KY.



  92. Facts
    10:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    counter argument to IRA Combs there are also more than 100,000 UK fans that make more than blue collar workers also there are way more than 100,000 UK fans that DONT live in eastern Kentucky why is the only concern of people of eastern Kentucky. UK fans just aren’t eastern Kentucky fans. There are poor people in other areas too. And also fans outside of eastern that would be interested in this.



  93. Jack Hammer
    10:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn is MUCH better than Star Trek: The Motion Picture!



  94. $300 is a lot of green
    10:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Can’t see me giving $300. It is my opinion that the university missed the boat back in the 90’s when Rick was lobbying for a new on campus arena.



  95. Shane
    10:41 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Football is a different animal than basketball. A redshirt year is crucial in the development of most football players. They have a chance to development their bodies and learn the given offense or defense of their given school which can be VERY complicated.



  96. Travis
    10:41 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Honestly, I would spend my $300 for UK FBall season tickets as opposed to a certificate that says I’m officially a member of BBN.



  97. Crhis Gettlefinger
    10:41 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt;
    You do know Johnny Football was redshirted….it’s not that unusual in College Football, especially the QB position



    • cracka
      10:58 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      so was j winston



  98. PAK
    10:41 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    rex’s dunk vs louisville his freshman year from the freethrow line



  99. Redshirt
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What’s the backup plan if we go forward with the project and come up $20 million short of the $35 million fan donation? The new Rupp is half done and we are looking for $20 million in the cushions. So, the state goes into more debt to finish off the project? If so, these are the types of situations that has got America’s economy into the shape it is today. I know we all think we “NEED” a new arena, but sometimes, like you and me are expected to act responsibly with our money, our leaders should also act responsible and say we only spend the money if we have it in the bank.



  100. JK420
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Darius Miller One Handed Dunk. You know what i’m talking about.



  101. Tampa Satchel
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    $200 round trip tickets from Miami or Ft. Lauderdale to Bahamas. You can also charter a speed boat if you have a small group and it’ll take about 2 hours to get there and the seas are pretty calm in that area.



  102. Facts
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    No complaints over a UK trip the Bahamas that costs way more than $300 dollars and costs way more than a trip to Canada, where is your outrage for the blue collar workers on that Matt. You don’t have any because you can afford it. Maybe your out of touch with us common folk.



  103. Daniel S.
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    i may be a young guy but James Lee in 1978



  104. TAXman
    10:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I don’t agree with the dunk being the greatest. It was nasty, but technically the ball left his hands before he hit the rim. But, I still jumped out of my chair when he did it.



  105. Sheriff of Nottingham
    10:43 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Jones is the Robin Hood of BBN. Always looking out for the poor people Γ°ΕΈΛœΕ“



  106. Dr Pappy
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Most memorable dunk. James Lee to finish off Puke in the 1978 championship game.



  107. Delaney Hanley
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    King Rex vs UL was a classic dunk.



  108. Bluegrass
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Azubuike had some NASTY dunks in his time



  109. Patrick
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Kelenna Azubuike’s one-hand putback dunk against Vanderbilt as a freshman has got to be in the conversation as best dunk along with Anthony Davis’s one hand lob dunk from MKG where Gorgui Dieng tipped it during the Final Four.



  110. Mr. Honest
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    James Lee dunk in the 1978 title game.



  111. Jack Nicklaus
    10:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I was at that Minnifield dunk game…great seats. Best dunk I have ever seen.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:48 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      THIS



  112. TRU BLU
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What about the Anthony Davis 1 hander that was WAY BEHIND HIS HEAD slam in the NCAA Tour.?



  113. David
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What about the Darius Miller dunk against St Johns?



  114. catscatscats
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Red shirting has nothing to with you being an elite player or not. Red shirting has more to do with learning the offense and being physically ready to compete. Barker looks good, but what’s the point of burning his red shirt if Reese can handle the offense efficiently if something happens to Towles. You don’t red shirt someone because they are too good to play for five years. You red shirt someone because it is in the best interest of the player and the team. Red shirting is a positive thing for football teams, don’t make it a negative, this isn’t basketball.



  115. Kidnut
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The James Young dunk wasn’t clean, it was cool but I am not sure i would even put it on a list. His 3 pointer was cooler.



    • Delk for 3
      10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Disagree. The James Young dunk was incredible and easily one of the top UK dunks of all-time.



  116. Dwayne
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink


  117. Sean
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Nerlens tea bag dunk



  118. Bluegrass
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Anderson’s dunk vs Louisville



  119. 3Fiddy
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink


  120. Cat Fan in Austin TX
    10:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Think about how much the BBN already spends for the teams.

    The basketball team gets followed EVERYWEHRE.

    How many people would go to the Bahamas with the team this summer? That isnt a cheap trip.
    SEC tourney games, NCAA games. Trips to Brooklyn, Chicago, Indy. That is airfare, hotel, tickets?
    Could fans afford to do all that, and still donate 300 for a “renovated” Rupp?

    And thats just the basketball team. What if the football team goes to a bowl game? When we haven’t been to one since what, 2009? Think of the fans that would spend to go to that.

    Think of the revenue the school receives from the SEC network, from bowl games, from other TV deals. Why can’t they pitch in ?



  121. Josh Lyman
    10:46 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    James Lee threw home a thunderous left handed dunk to seal the 1978 championship against DUKE! But the best that I remember was MKG’s steal on the press and two-handed throwdown over some poor schlub. MKG’s face was at the rim.



  122. Dougie Fresh
    10:46 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You tube has a 50 Greatest College Dunks link of all time and the Minningfield dunk is #2! I think it still the greatest UK dunk ever. Perry Stevenson is #2 for me and Kelena has several that are better than the James Young dunk.



  123. Chicago
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    It’s not the best dunk ever, but John Wall’s full court jaunt down for a slam against Indiana in Bloomington was sooooooooooo gratifying. He broke that poor white kid’s ankles.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jbYLSJ9SsM



  124. Hollahollaholla
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Drew Barker didn’t look elite in that Spring Game



  125. Bill
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Everyone remembers James Lee’s monster dunk at the end of the 1978 championship game. Why? Because they won the game.



  126. Bluegrass
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    T Jones had some sick dunks too!



  127. Optimist
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Even if they only raise $25 million that is still a decent chunk towards the budget, considering it would be donated by fans.



  128. RUPPS_rhetoric
    10:47 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you have to mention Chane Behanananananahan entering the NBA Draft!



  129. Rob in Mackville
    10:48 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I wouldn’t pay $300. Why is it the governor, mayor, or any of these politicians can some how find millions of dollars when they want to be re-elected but when it comes to building an arena they want to hit up the fans. How about they hit up all their campaign donors?



  130. Scott
    10:48 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Jamsies Winston red shirted because of ej Manuel not or his fifth year.



  131. houndstooth
    10:49 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You redshirt because you aren’t good enough/prepared to get significant playing time as a freshman thus getting an extra year.



  132. Bluegrass
    10:49 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Estill vs UofL



  133. Mike
    10:49 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you’re in over your head on this conversation. You redshirt if possible to conserve a year of eligibility if need be. If you’re not going to be a serious contributor, you redshirt in football. You can take the redshirt off mid year. What the staff will likely do is start Towles, make Phillips backup, and Barker redshirt. If Towles goes down with a small injury, Phillips will play. If he goes down and will miss 3-4 weeks, I think Barker would likely have his redshirt taken off and then start to let him grow.



  134. Mike
    10:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone know why Jon Hood is “not KSR’s biggest fan”???



  135. catdaddyd
    10:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I think Matt is missing the boat on this redshirt thing.



  136. Gus Chiggins
    10:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What is the beef between Jon Hood and KSR?



  137. Bluegrass
    10:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    John Wall’s dunk on the fastbreak vs UNC

    (I went so crazy after that dunk that my DVR even skipped. So to this day when I pull it up to watch it the video skips right after that dunk)



  138. RUPPS_rhetoric
    10:52 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Perry Stevenson over the kid from UNLV in the NIT at Memorial Coliseum was EPIC!



  139. Mike
    10:53 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone know why Matt was in the hospital during the tourney?



  140. catdaddyd
    10:53 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Jeff Sheppard had a massive dunk against IU in the dome, DEC’97.



  141. Bluegrass
    10:53 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What about Joe Crawford putting his whole forearm into the rim on the dunk vs Louisville

    BTW I’m realizing that a lot of our best dunks have been vs UofL



  142. bung
    10:53 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    of course the fans would do it…it would be for the pride in their team just like what they do now…



  143. Delaney Hanley
    10:53 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I liked MKG dunks at the end of the UL game in 2012 Final 4.



  144. jojovandaho
    10:54 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you are having a nightmare of a show today. People do not red shirt only to get a 5th year Jameis Winston was thought to be a legend before he showed up at FSU. He was far more elite than Barker is. And $300 could absolutely be thought of the same way people who buy into the Packers. They dont really own the Packers. Its not a tradeable stock. It is more of a way for them to feel like the are part of the organization. This can without a doubt be the same thing.



  145. Bluegrass
    10:55 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I think overall Kelena Azubuike was UK’s best dunker.



  146. Stephen
    10:55 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    My favorite dunk because it sealed the 1978 NCAA championship over Duke was James Lee throwing one down hard with 3 seconds to go to put the Blue Devils on ice!



  147. Facts
    10:55 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt is way off on redshirts in football. It is a different thing than basketball. Good players redshirt all the time in football. Only 1 QB can play. If its not Barker, he is just going to sit the bench and not play the whole year because there is only 1 QB. If he isn’t going to play anyway, why not redshirt him, what is it going to hurt. If he does stay for the 5th year that’s great but he doesn’t have to, but it will be there as an option if he so chooses to stay. If he isn’t playing it doesn’t hurt anything to redshirt. You are so off on this Matt. your football knowledge is laughable.

  148. Michael Jordan And Lebron James Exchange Some Words… http://t.co/H6cXBcScpB



  149. Common Sense
    10:55 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you really dont understand football.

    1 )Every year there are MAYBE 20 high school kids that play immediately and contribute.

    2) All other players need a redshirt to work on their body and learn the schemes develop depth. Thats enables you to have quality depth. Ultimately if they leave early it doesnt mean they should not have been redshirted. Being Elite doesnt mean you dont get redshirted.

    3) Very few high school kids are physically ready to play in the SEC directly after high school….

    4) We should WANT Barker to redshirt if he doesnt win the job. We have already burned Phillips so redshirt Barker to set us up for 2 years down the road when Barker would essentially have 3 years in the system….

    you really dont understand football at all…



    • Delk for 3
      11:05 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t think he will be redshirted. I believe Stoops plans on giving Barker every opportunity to get playing time next season by the time the SEC games come around.



  150. houndstooth
    10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    It’s not a bad assumption that UK would do it because we the fans will support UK sports- but I still think it’s a bad idea.



  151. Hawks
    10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Who the heck still has a “Hardline Phone” anymore?



    • Tampa Satchel
      11:04 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Indeed! I cut the cord in 2001.



  152. Bryan in Florida
    10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Poythress vs Wisconsin and Darius Miller vs Ole Miss



  153. ukcatinfl2
    10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why don’t the put a surcharge on all Tickets sold at the Lexington Center box office for events other than Basketball. IE concerts,truck pulls etc……



    • catdaddyd
      11:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      There are enough fees on tickets already.



  154. capnmonkey
    10:56 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Learned more just now than I did in four years of law school.



  155. houndstooth
    10:57 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You have to have a warrant to check a land line so why wouldn’t you need one for a cell phone.



  156. Bluegrass
    10:58 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Evans vs UofL with the up and under dunk!!



    • Bluegrass
      10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Not UofL – I meant Indiana (it was played at Freedom Hall) my bad



  157. King Rex
    10:58 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What about my dunk vs. the Dirty Birds? or am I suspended from consideration for my Twitter brain fart?



    • Bluegrass
      11:00 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      It’s been mentioned on here multiple times



  158. classof68
    10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    So if you don’t have certificate saying you’re a member of the BBN, it follows that you aren’t part of the BBN. That just might upset a lot of people.



    • Tampa Satchel
      11:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Or if you have a certificate, then you have a sign hanging behind you that indicates you have more money than you need, every time a salesperson comes to visit.



  159. ProspectMike
    10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Police in Kentucky do not have the legal authority to tap a phone. Only the FBI or other Feds can do that. Kentucky law enforcement can get a warrant for the phone numbers you calls, but can’t listen in a wire tap.



    • ProspectMike
      11:00 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      call….sorry for the spelling.



  160. No warrant
    10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    No warrant should be needed. If ya ain’t doing nothing wrong u ain’t gotta worry. If they want to read my sweet nothings to a honey or want to gps me playing call of duty in my boxers have fun with that!



    • Tampa Satchel
      11:10 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      They who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.

      -Ben Franklin



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      This type of ridiculously naive and ignorant attitude is one if the first steps toward the death of freedom and privacy. The govt, police, militar, etc., have ZERO right to know or even ASK about my love letters, grocery list or inquire about those whom I might contact unless they have independent evidence thqt I have committed a serious crime.
      Rights are NOT granted by the government. The government exists to PROTECT our rights.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:21 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      *military. *that



  161. Kidnut
    10:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Cell phones are like the puppy that has lost it’s way and the wire-tapping is like the little boy or society.



    • Hollahollaholla
      11:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Ms. Lippy taught me that too



  162. Hank Mardukis
    11:00 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt just because you watch the wire doesn’t mean you know what it takes to obtain a warrant….I’m on to you…

    and Eric Bledsoe dunk vs Wake Forest? Disgusting.

    -Hank



  163. classof68
    11:00 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The Poythress dunk in the UConn game was better than Young’s.



  164. Mary
    11:01 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I guess this was the “secret” financing Mayor Gray wouldn’t talk about. No wonder they didn’t approve it..this is a stretch. No competent finance person would lend money based on that option.



  165. Pennsylvania Cat
    11:01 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    $300 is a weeks worth of groceries for my family of 8.

    A lot more people across the country may be willing to buy a $30 Nike BIG Blue Nation tee shirt with a clever slogan on it that a portion of the funds could go to Rupp Arena financing. May be easier than trying to find 100,000 people to donate $300. Plus the whole Nation would represent BIG Blue NATION.



  166. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:02 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    People forget freshman Nazr Mohammed’s sprinkled doughnut dunk in a cup of whole milk.



  167. Alumnus with a brain
    11:06 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The idea of shelling out $300 for nothing is ludicrous. This is exactly like a large production company tricking unintelligent fans of a TV show to fund a movie through kickstarter. The fan pays money so that other people can reap the benefits and make millions of dollars without having to invest any of their own capital. Someone like Joe craft can invest 50 million into this endeavor in return for the promise of future gain from stadium revenues…how hard is that to figure out. If people can get ANYTHING out of it, tangibly, than it could work, otherwise you would have to be a little bit dumb to do this.

    That being said, I’d buy a piece of the court with autographs, insignias etc. for $500…



  168. Optimist
    11:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Archie Goodwin against Lafayette was the best ever dunk that didn’t count.



  169. confused
    11:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    People are acting like they are forcing members of the BBN to pay this $300 like a tax. They are not forcing anyone to pay it. So if you cant afford it (I am one of those), you don’t have too and should not try an pay it. However there are plenty of people that are better off than us and are huge UK fans. They are the ones they are thinking of that can pay it and a lot would pay it. I’m sure there is well over 100,000 UK fans that $300 dollars is nothing to them.



  170. pak
    11:07 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    How about a lottery $100 per ticket winner gets lifetime courtside seats.



  171. Laker Cat 18
    11:08 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I’m going to go on record and say that Poythress will have the best dunk in UK history before he leaves. I can see it coming.



  172. Delaney Hanley
    11:11 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You and Drew would look like Don Johnson and Tubbs on Miami Vice on that speedboat just wear a pink sportcoat.



  173. Yahoo
    11:12 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    No comment on UK paying $8M/year for 30 years for the lease?

    $240M would build a nice arena on campus



  174. DC_CAT
    11:12 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, I certainly think there are enough people who could give $3,000; and I would be one of them if it was to UK. However, there is no way I would ever give that amount to the city of Lexington.



  175. DublDownDrew
    11:12 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The real problem with bricks would be could UK/Lex prevent durty burd fans from buying one and putting #L1C4 on it like my fellow Seahawk fans did at the 49ers new stadium w/a 12thMan brick?



    • Tampa Satchel
      11:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Classic!



  176. Phil Robertson's Beard
    11:13 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    According to Ryan’s math skills, he could work for 100 days at $33 and he would raise $33 million himself.



  177. Dwayne
    11:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    At my business we easily spend $2-3,000 on an advertising campaign, they could figure something out in Rupp to have businesses advertise there for a year.



  178. catdaddyd
    11:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Where I live, property taxes pay for schools.



  179. Yo
    11:14 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Ryan can’t afford the $3,000. That is all eaten up by his monthly car insurance bill.



  180. Jake
    11:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would pay $300 if 2 million of that money went to the buy the rights of naming the arena so a corporation couldn’t re name it.



  181. Tampa Satchel
    11:15 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    How about $500 and a free “massage” at Tokyo Health Spa. I guarantee they’d reach their goal. For the women….I guess we’d have to think more about that.



  182. hunter1249
    11:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You need another multiple choice answer for the tattoo. Awesome or Weird or Stupid…

    I will go with C. Please stop with the players as tattoos.



    • DC_CAT
      11:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      100% Accurate.



  183. 300Bucksaintnothing
    11:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Would you guys pay the 300$ if it was able to be split up 25$ a month? 50$ a month? I’d do it then ..heck i’d probably get 2 and give one certificate away as a gift. I know 100K people wouldn’t pay 300$ at once but if you split it up more people will do it



    • DC_CAT
      11:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      if “300Bucksaintnothing” than you should be able to afford it in one payment.



    • Tampa Satchel
      11:21 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      If you need installments for $300, then you shouldn’t be paying. If someone is considering this, then start saving $50/month now and you’ll have it in 6 months.



  184. Kj
    11:16 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt u are the gay, not a slam just a fact, πŸ˜‰



  185. 300Bucksaintnothing
    11:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    If you guys can get the rupp renovated I’ll get Matt Jones tattoo over my heart



  186. Micki DeMoss's Mustache
    11:17 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The Harrison twins tattoo guy has a great pickup line to use now. “Show me your twins and I’ll show you mine.”



  187. ProspectMike
    11:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Awesome or Weird–Live webcam of Coach Cal’s hip surgery.



  188. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:18 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The superfan is prepared to claim that the tattoo is of Ronde and Tiki Barber if the Harrison end up a bust in the NBA.



  189. catdaddyd
    11:20 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Why do sponsors want there ads read live. It ruins the show for me. I actually liked it when Matt read the Kentucky Fish/Wildlife live during the breaks, but not during the show.



    • CatsFanInKnoxville
      11:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I think they want it that way so it goes across the streaming (a huge portion of listeners). Oftentimes the reads during the commercial breaks wouldn’t go over iHeart in it’s entirety.



    • catdaddyd
      11:27 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      That makes sense.



  190. catdaddyd
    11:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    140k x 300 = 42 million



  191. houndstooth
    11:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    35 million divided by 300 is 116,667.00



  192. NKY Cat
    11:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would not pay $300 for Rupp renovation.



  193. Smitty
    11:23 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Puerto Rico is to the east of the Dominican Republic



  194. LynchMobJr
    11:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt,

    I would give the $300 if the City/University had a wall in the new arena where they etched all the names of the donors in the wall.



  195. Hawks
    11:24 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt Jones Lesbian in Dallas is now a semi-racist……this keeps getting better



  196. cwashcatfan
    11:25 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I feel like the Bahamas would more fun for the average fan but for the team and reverse for Puerto Rico. At least in Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic, they can play versus decent players. Are there any basketball players in the Bahamas? Brian Long could put up a 40 spot on the Bahamas players in my opinion.



  197. congressianal aid
    11:25 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, do you not think the people who are making these financial plans have looked at statistics/surveys/numbers/studies and have done in-depth analysis on this topic and then made decisions and financial plans off those analyses. What makes you an average joe think you know more than the people who have actually don’t in-depth analysis of this. These are professionals, they are not just going to make plans in the blind.



    • Joe
      11:30 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      You mean like the MBA’s who introduced “New Coke”/ Or the brilliant MBA’s that gave us “Solyndra”? Or do you mean like the engineers/planners that gave Boston the “Big Dig?” or the people in California producing the “High Speed Rail” Boondoggle…you mean that the Rupp planners are much smarter than those other guys, right?

      Sorry Aid, but the fact that some supposedly” smart people think this will work is a false appeal to authority, easily refuted by several debacles in just the last 20 years.



    • Aid
      11:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      ^just because you cant afford it doesn’t mean there are not others who can and will. And funny you didn’t mention the 100’s of things that succeed for everyone idea that fails.



    • DC_CAT
      11:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      To echo the previous, like the brilliant minds sitting on Capitol Hill and how in touch they are with society? If you are really a congressional aid; there is a greater than not chance that you can’t afford the $300. And as someone who grew up in DC, I know that for a fact.



  198. Tampa Satchel
    11:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Puerto Rico is unbelievably dangerous. That is the primary entry point (through to Miami) for most of the powdered drugs from South America.

    Also, the boat ride from Miami to Bahamas is like a 2-2.5 hour slightly choppy lake ride. The Great Lakes usually have bigger waves than this area of the Atlantic. I have ridden to the Bahamas at least a half a dozen times on a friends 30 ft cabin cruiser. Awesome ride!



  199. Dcoyle
    11:26 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What were the dates for the basketball trip?



  200. Scout714
    11:29 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    140000/4380000 = .03 They are asking 3% of population of Kentucky to donate $300. That sounds possible



    • Joe
      11:33 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      you are asking the average Kentuckian to give up 20-25 hours of labour, pre-tax, for this project. I’m not sure if the “average” Kentuckian is going to give up about 1/2 weeks work for this….just my opinion.



  201. Tampa Satchel
    11:31 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Like Radio Ron, I was in Navy boot camp (Great Lakes, Illinois) during the ’96 run and I had a UK fan RDC who allowed me to listen to the radio during portions of the final four games. That was the longest 3 months of my life, but being able to listen to the games was some solace.



  202. Jeff Garlin
    11:31 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Anyone else think Radio Ron is narcissistic? He calls in to talk about himself…



    • Narcissus
      2:44 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Hey Jeff,
      So what….if Radio Ron toots his own horn on KSR? Have you never talked about yourself? Plus, at 78,he probably doesn’t have that many years left on this planet, and he has accomplished a lot in his lifetime. I’m just sayin’….give an old man a break



  203. catdaddyd
    11:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I thought James 4.1 was gonna foot race Ryan Lemmond, is that still on? I’d pay $300 if either turned a 4.1.



  204. Kj
    11:32 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What happened to Mike Wilbum being on today?



    • justme
      11:36 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      I don’t remember a specific day for him coming on the show being mentioned, just that he had agreed to come on the show.



  205. Kidnut
    11:34 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, if you go to Puerto Rico you can eat some mofongo!



  206. The Dude
    11:35 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You don’t need a passport to go there. I would assume that would make it NOT international.



  207. Dan in Houston
    11:35 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    No passport is needed to travel to Puerto Rico, not international



  208. bung
    11:37 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt would have people buy milk instead of UK t-shirts…



  209. Hollahollaholla
    11:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I also dislike the lottery system, wtf can I never win!



  210. cwashcatfan
    11:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Fun fact: Central Missouri alums also include Phog Allen (Kansas) and Joe B. Hall. Small world.



  211. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:38 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    You get a lot more for $300 when you donate to UofL. An “intimate event” with Rick Pitino has a completely different meaning than it does with Cal.



  212. Laker Cat 18
    11:39 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    What are your thoughts on certain individuals that take advantage of the welfare system and go purchase lottery tickets with their government funded money? I’ve seen this numerous times personally. Those folks are liberals.



    • Gotta say it
      11:48 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      What are your thoughts of large corporations who take advantage of corporate welfare which is exponentially more than we spend on food stamps? The corporate welfare that GE receives alone could pay for all the food stamps. So maybe you should point your against at the big fish first.



    • DC_CAT
      11:59 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

      ^ Are you aware of what the word exponentially means? Because if is almost numerically impossible for your statement to be accurate. Please sound intelligent when bringing up politics.



    • Laker Cat 18
      12:06 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

      Gotta say it — I made that comment based on Matt’s opinion on the lottery. Welfare is welfare…it’s all fueled by the liberal agenda. Bailouts for company’s and individual welfare, it’s all one and the same. My hometown just lost 600 jobs to a company transferring to Honduras. Where were the liberals on that one? People TRYING to work lose their jobs, while this whole time their tax dollars are supporting others on the welfare system who don’t have jobs, but have iphones and purchase lottery tickets daily.

      I’m all for helping people who need help. However, the system is cheated by many. It needs to be cleaned up.



  213. Kidnut
    11:40 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Man, I just can’t make fun of what Ramon did…



  214. Kj
    11:42 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Wow, what a true joke u are Matt making fun of the razor, that said go polish your camp Cal fantasy camp trophy off so u can feel even more superior.



  215. James K
    11:43 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    The alternative to wearing a jersey — the t-shirt jersey. Great invention for grown men wanting to wear a jersey.



  216. Ramon Harris
    11:43 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, it sounds like you’re making fun. Instead of making fun of my championship, why don’t you spend the rest of the show talking about your championships



  217. Call the Ball
    11:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt. IU just hung a banner and cut down the nets after the Mad Ants won.



  218. Bucky Small Hooves
    11:44 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I would have felt a lot better about my decision if Ramon Harris had been there when I had my First McRib.



  219. Swamp Donkey
    11:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Matt, you had me at enormous, juicy berries.



  220. Bluegrass
    11:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I have the feeling that Matt won’t be reading any spots for the Puerto Rican Tourism Board anytime soon



  221. Hollahollaholla
    11:45 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I hate Dave Ramsey so much, I would love to kick him in the v a j



  222. catdaddyd
    11:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    So is “Talkin Noise with Lloyd” canceled, or is it coming back for the fall season?



  223. Kj
    11:50 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Are they going back to the ball room, think that was in Puerto Rico in Cal’s first year off a trip booked by the previous coach whose name must not be mentioned, am I right?



  224. catdaddyd
    11:54 am April 29, 2014 Permalink

    Have the meeting in the WYKT bathroom.



  225. Nick
    5:25 pm April 29, 2014 Permalink

    I just finished listening to the podcast, and thinking about this $300 fan buy in the spirit of what the Packers do. I like the idea, the price and the goal are just to high. If they set the price from $50-$150 and made the goal $15-20 million, I think they could do it pretty easily. Then also have some sort of “elite” certificate for the big money/corporate types. Maybe bracket it, certificates start at $50 for “official membership” and have a $150, $300, and maybe one more at like $500 geared towards corporations as something that they can give away to their employees or something along those lines.