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How about that election? (Wednesday Show Thread)

Good morning and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Matt and Ryan will discuss the stunning results of yesterday’s election, the football team’s upcoming game against Georgia, and probably some basketball. Will Shannon know who Kentucky’s new governor is? Tune in to find out.

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74 Comments for How about that election? (Wednesday Show Thread)

  1. UK_JB
    9:47 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    We didn’t get giggle box as Governor. I wonder if the people elected will effect Uncle Matt’s decision on running.

    • elephant donkey
      10:01 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      You mean the fact that Uncle Matt’s party was pretty much decimated? Lol, he better stick to his ksr gig.

    • Beavis
      10:12 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      The GOP has inherited a mess in Frankfort. 22 billion in unfunded pension obligations because the state contributions to the funds have been diverted to other projects ,lawsuit filed by the KTRS for misappropriation of funds, crumbling roads and bridges and other problems to numerous to mention. Hope the people have come to their senses in time to straighten this mess out.

  2. Daniel
    10:04 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Can Democrats win in Kentucky? Yes, but last night proved it’s an uphill battle. What a politician needs to do is really mobilize their constituents. Roughly 1/4 of our state voted…. If this was a presidential election that number would be closer to 1/2. We need someone who gets people excited. Maybe Matt is that person…

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:10 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      ??? Bevin is only the second Republican Governor in 40 years. I don’t know if you asked the correct rhetorical question. Conway was a poor choice but I am not excited about Bevin either.

    • Daniel
      10:47 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Okay, can a Democrat win in Kentucky after Obama? I realize Dems have had a good run but it seems like the evil Obama and his care have left a bad taste in Kentuckians mouths. Well, maybe not in their mouths since Obama “took er jibs!”

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:55 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I think Dems can win congressional races in Louisville, Lexington and possibly…possibly Northern Ky but it is becoming a steeper uphill battle. Presidential and senatorial contests will stay with the Republicans for the forseeable future. Wish I could choose something different than either of the above.

  3. BlueRedneck
    10:08 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Just heard on the radio that former UofL BB player Kyle Kuric will undergo emergency surgery for a brain tumor. I lost my brother to a similar tumor years ago so I know firsthand how scary this situation is for Kyle and his family. Prayers going out for him. Even thought he played for our rival, he was always a class act and a very good player. Some things are way more important than sports. It would be very classy for KSR to put a post up supporting him.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:18 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      It would be a nice gesture, but also pointless. Most Louisville fans [that I know] hate UK and KSR so much, they would find disrespect in even a nice mention. Best not to say anything at all.

  4. BlueRedneck
    10:09 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Meh on the election. As long as we continue to vote for the two major parties, it will be more of the same, and they will continue to get rich off of us without accomplishing anything useful. I voted for Curtis, the independent candidate.

  5. JumboJulep
    10:11 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Matt, shut up about politics and stick to sports. And about that campaign you are considering…, with your obama luv, would lose….big time. Haha

  6. LexCat
    10:16 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I blame KSR for the election. Bevin would not have won if not for the KSR debate

  7. Tilly
    10:17 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Matt will need to relate to the 6th district on something besides UK basketball.

  8. Realme
    10:23 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Hi ya’ll. Back from vacation, and one of my coworkers seriously just complained that my stapler is loud.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:27 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      i would be stapling ALL THE THINGS for the rest of the day.
      even things that do not need to be stapled. And when you’ve stapled everything you possibly can, walk around to your other co-workers and offer to staple all of their papers.
      And after that runs it’s course, go to the printer, take out all the paper and start stapling that.

      I’m having a rough morning too 🙁

    • Realme
      10:30 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I like the way you think Jay.

    • J-Dub421
      10:37 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Welcome back Realme! Jay, hope your day goes better.

    • somerset bill
      11:12 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      normally, i would agree that some defiant, excessive stapling is in order, but i do know some people who bring the hammer of thor himself down on their staplers for a couple pieces of paper, so i would say as long as you are not one of those folks, git ‘em.

    • Realme
      11:26 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      🙂 It is a loud stapler, designed to not require a lot of squeezing force, because I have hand issues. So I just enjoyed envisioning acting out Jay’s comment but restrained myself from actually doing it.

    • Milton
      12:26 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I prefer the Swingline stapler and my company recently switched to the Boston stapler but I was told I could keep the Swingline but now I can’t find it and I believe one of my co-workers has my stapler.

  9. omegastu
    10:29 am November 4, 2015 Permalink


    As my wife and I listened to you call the Ottawa game, she said, “Matt Jones has a dream job.” You have created an amazing thing in KSR and are living every fan’s dream in getting to cover all things UK. Don’t run, don’t do it. Half of the people will immediately overlook your past and start hating you. Politics is a cesspool. Stay home Mr. Jones.

    • somerset bill
      11:31 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      i would say matt should take a lesson from the last couple days. he does a great job with the ottawa game, gets lots of deserved praise. surely opens some new doors for him in sports broadcasting. continues to be a fellow on the rise in media.

      compare that to adam edelen. as skilled in politics as jones is in media. loved by the press. no evidence to suggest that he got into politics for any other reason that to do good, make a difference, all that. said all the right things. loved by the media. spent a term rooting out corruption, advancing the ball, all that. running against a relative unknown. smacked down.

  10. WesHos
    10:34 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Go to a UGA message board, most of them are rooting for UK so they will fire Richt.

    • RICK
      10:38 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      If only the fans were playing.

  11. WesHos
    10:38 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Tom Petty won against Sam Smith

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:45 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Smith’ s hook, melody and chords while slowed down were basically the exact same thing as ” Won’t Back Down”. Completely different with the Taylor Swift tune that is melodically and musically totally unrelated to whatever song that dude claims.

  12. TuPac
    10:42 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Voting shows that people are tired of democrats, and their policy of running up debt for future generations.

    • Teddy Roosevelt ain't Wakin' in that door
      10:48 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Two years from now you won’t be able to tell a dimes worth of difference between the current administration and the one getting ready to take over. They’re all the same.

    • UK1983
      11:09 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Sadly, national PR firms for R and Chamber interests have sold a bill of goods that those most vulnerable seem to have bought.

    • somerset bill
      11:35 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      uk1983, you amen’d teddy, there, but it doesn’t sound like you believe what he says.

    • Beavis
      12:01 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Teddy, I disagree. With Conway you could bet on more spending , higher taxes, and more debt. With Bevin, I don’t know yet. What I do know is the Democrats have been in control for almost 40 years solid and we are in a big mess. Time to give someone else a shot.

  13. CatFanDu
    10:44 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Glad Mr Gigglepants and company are leaving Frankfort. Democrats in KY are so confused by the fact that the rest of us are tired of having to pay for their vote buying via “government programs” like the failure of Obamacare aka Kynect. If you are on the receiving end, all is good, but for those of us that are paying more for less coverage, the reason is all too obvious – there are no free lunches, somebody has to pay.

    • chimichanga
      12:36 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Kynect, like many Kentucky programs, has been funded by federal dollars. Kentucky receives way more than it puts in. Kynect funding will run out but the state’s healthcare debt is only going to get worse.

  14. sullivan
    10:45 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Issel only played three years and is the all-time (men’s) scoring leader so I don’t think all the records will remain unbroken.

    • J-Dub421
      10:52 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      No one who is good enough to break most records will stay long enough to do so. Single season records are up for grabs, but that’s about it.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:28 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      if marcusw lee steps up his game, he could beat the career field goal percentage record (granted that’s a percentage and not quantity – just seemed relevant)

  15. Mixxy
    10:48 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I still say that, as ironic as it is, Matt Jones putt Matt Bevin in the governors mansion. He was losing both the primary and the election before his KSR debate performances.

    • somerset bill
      12:05 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      i hope with all my heart that this is true. seriously, my list is:
      1. hoping we win number 9;
      2. hoping incontrovertible evidence emerges that matt jones put matt bevin in the governor’s mansion;
      3. something unstated involving sofia vergara.

  16. James
    10:49 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Bevin will be gone just like Ernie Fletcher – the crooked tea party will be cut short.

    • Confused
      11:40 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      you mean he’ll serve out his full term then not win re-election? How is that cutting anything short?

    • The Rest of the story
      11:43 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      LOL sour grapes much? Screw all you liberal destroy the USA socialists Dems.

    • Beavis
      4:31 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Wow, Since when did a little fiscal responsibility mean your crooked ? James, why don’t you explain to everyone on here how diverting pension funding to other “worthy” projects is not crooked. Maybe you should go talk to one of the retiring teachers or state workers who have been robbed. Or maybe you should follow the progress of the lawsuit filed by the teachers association.

  17. Realme
    11:00 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I had a sociology professor that instructed us all to go to the UK healthcare and get an aids test and write about it back in the 90s. I just pretended that I went and made up the paper.

  18. CATandMONKEY
    11:01 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    No way did I vote for Bevin but Beshear punting the pension issue ( along with the state legislature) down the road is behavior bordering on criminal that will haunt us and perhaps even destroy us, decades from now. Drew Curtis was right to make the pension situation a primary subject of his campaign.

    • asdf
      11:05 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      The truth is that the pension issue is so huge and so terrible that it may have doomed the administration of whoever won the election. A few years from now, Conway and Curtis may both be glad they lost. Governor Beshear sat on a nuclear bomb and ran the timer down to five seconds, basically.

    • CATandMONKEY
      11:06 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Should have been in reply to 16. Crooked defines KY politics…that have been under a Democrat stranglehold since 1865. The current Republican party has yet to show that they are any better. The purpose of each party is self-perpetuation, NOT to enact policies that benefit the people.

  19. Obviously
    11:06 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Why have you even taken the last two calls about this nothing moonshine business and the trademark issue? The person calling is obviously some how tied to the business and is getting free publicity from your show.

    You even let them kick it up a notch today by letting them ask/imply that UK is somehow the bad guy and maybe it could hurt recruiting. how do you let the crap on your show?

  20. CATandMONKEY
    11:07 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    asdf, frightening and perfectly stated.

  21. Need em
    11:09 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Anyone know where I can get a pair of the UK Nike shoes? Had some ordered with Dick’s Sporting Goods on Friday, confirmed they had in stock and processed my order, then finally came back today and canceled my order and said they didn’t have them and didn’t know when more would arrive. Completely screwed me over, along with several other customers. Never buy another thing from those a-holes.

    • Obviously
      11:12 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      DSG is horrible. Don’t give them your money.

      As far as the shoes, going to have to get them from the secondary market unless Nike decides to release more.

  22. WesHos
    11:14 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Got to tell us the Ashley Judd friend zone story.

    • Realme
      11:21 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      He went to her hotel room to watch a game with her, and Tom Leach was also there. He told it on periscope.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:24 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      What’s the first rule of periscope ?

    • Realme
      11:29 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Ha! Matt will never know, they don’t read the show thread!

    • Jay, what goes on the web is public and permanent:

      There is a reason they call it the WORLD WIDE Web.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:35 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      Chris, I don’t disagree. but Matt specifically said he doesn’t want us to repeat what he says on periscope or he’ll stop giving out the really juicy stuff…

      Realme, so true lol

    • ukjaybrat
      11:35 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      oh and for the record, i was just teasing. i don’t think the friend zone story was a very “juicy” story

    • Realme
      11:38 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I’m willing to bet some Republican staffer out there is transcribing them at this point.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:41 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      oh that’s pretty much a guarantee. he even said so much during one of them… oops

  23. Realme
    11:22 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    I’m glad Jesse has a sense of humor about the tattoo, but it is godawful. Not recognizable as Pitino at all, but maybe that’s a good thing.

  24. J-Dub421
    11:38 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    As a woman, we are not interested in Ryan. His wife has nothing to worry about.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:42 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      sick burn !

    • J-Dub421
      11:44 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I’ve seen Ryan at a remote; he is pretty short. Definitely not tall enough for me at least. I would look like an amazon next to Ryan. Lol. Ryan is super nice though.

  25. TJ
    11:48 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    What every happen to the guy from Indiana that use to call in and start out by saying “MATT JONES. MATT JONES. MATT JONES

    • TJ
      11:54 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      What is going on with the Hoops team. Three transfers in three weeks! What’s up?

  26. Nathan
    11:52 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    What happened between Matt and TJ Beisner?

    • J-Dub421
      11:54 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

      To the best of my knowledge, they just drifted apart. Beisner started doing more TV, and Matt stayed with radio and the website.

    • Armstead Kemmer
      1:29 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I think there’s something more than that… Beisner tweeted out awhile back that Matt thought he was too good to go to UK, and there was some other things did said as well. He deleted them shortly after that though.

  27. Tool Time
    11:53 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Did Drew get with the Tool Time chick?

  28. Kyfanfromlouisville
    11:57 am November 4, 2015 Permalink

    As a young republican living in Louisville, I can honestly say that this city is not as liberal as everyone seems to think. The only reason why many people here voted for Conway is because he’s from Louisville. I wasn’t really fan of either candidate. For me it was like picking between Louisville and Duke, you kinda just side with whoever you hate least.

  29. GullibleVoters
    1:58 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    Take a look at John Oliver’s bit about hypocritical Matt Bevin on his HBO show “Last Week Tonight”. It seems he did not buy insurance on his company’s factory building because it was “unaffordable” and when it burnt down he looked for government assistance to build it back. Now he plans on taking affordable insurance away from 400,000 Kentuckians.

    • Reality
      6:49 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      John Oliver is on HBO and has very little viewers. And Jon Stewart isn’t even doing his show anymore. You can always tell the Independent voters because they have no clue what is going on.

  30. Reality
    6:47 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

    31% turnout. Cons only win when there is low turnout. Which is why they are trying so hard to limit registration. And when they win, we all lose. Unless you’re in the top 2%.

    • Beavis
      9:15 pm November 4, 2015 Permalink

      I am an independent voter and I can’t for the life of me understand you liberals. You ignore facts unless they fit your narrative. Oh yes,,,,and as far as the losers are concerned, talk to the teachers and public service employees that have been screwed by the liberals in Frankfort that have stolen their retirements. You people see nothing wrong with the U S being 18.5 trillion in debt. In fact, lets go borrow some more money. You don’t have a clue how that affects the economy. So stop your crying and let someone that knows a little about running a business try and straighten out that mess in Frankfort.