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It’s Smackdown Day! (Tuesday Show Thread)



Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which is coming to you live from the Louisville studios, where the gang is preparing for tonight’s Smackdown Live at the Yum! Center. Tune in to hear them discuss that, along with the latest recruiting news, because there’s a lot of it.

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36 Comments for It’s Smackdown Day! (Tuesday Show Thread)

  1. shelby
    9:59 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    Nothing like fake wrasslin’ talk to get the morning going lol. I love it.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:13 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Might as well talk about the Easter bunny.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:40 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Well, apparently everything else is fake, including the news, so why not?

    • I don’t watch rasslin any more, but I used to LOVE it. It all started especially when we moved to GA with Georgia Championship Wrestling with the inimitable Gordon Solie. Epic.

  2. ukjaybrat
    10:01 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    every once in a while i see somebody defending louisville and ramsey and pitino and the yum center deal. and i can’t fathom anybody is THAT stupid to ignore what a crime it is all in the name of “winning some games” They are stealing your money too moron!

    • J-Dub421
      10:15 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. If it was UK I’d still be pissed about the misappropriation of my tax dollars. Our taxes should be going to things other than U of L’s athletic department. They can raise their own money, that’s what donors/boosters are for.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:57 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Imagine if the shoe was on the other foot and Barnhart had made a sweetheart deal to get a new arena built for UK basketball with tax dollars going to support it. All the Louisville fans would be crying Crown Royal tears about it.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:07 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      especially if it reeked of embezzlement with FBI investigations left and right topped off with a state audit. all the while the governor slipped the board and your president left his post amid scandal… yeah, ok that’s totally on the up and up.

    • J-Dub421
      11:11 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      And your former president slipped your already very well paid athletic director an extra 6 million under the table with no one’s knowledge or approval.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:18 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      This is one of the reasons that I will never be a believer in “trickle down economics” or similar policies. No matter how much money people make, you always seem to see examples like this of unmitigated greed.

    • Greed and crimes are 2 different things. Greed is not good (“The love of money is the root of all evil.”), but it is not illegal, and even many who are greedy have not taken part in shady deals like that.

      We all agree though, that there should have been a LOT of house cleaning at UL over this stuff, and so far it looks like only 1 guy (Ramsey) has taken the fall, but is still rolling in dough I guess.

  3. Sentient Third Eye
    10:03 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    What part of a Smackdown Live ticket at the Yum would end up back at U of L?

    • J-Dub421
      10:52 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      I could be wrong on this, but if I remember correctly, U of L gets 88% of revenue from events at the Yum Center.

  4. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:07 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    So here is my guess for the basketball team next year…
    Bigs- Bamba, Richards, Wynard
    Forwards- Vanderbilt, Washington, Gabriel, Killeya-Jones
    Guards- Green, Diallo, Gilgeous-Alexander, Smith, Baker

    • ClutchCargo
      10:18 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      That’s exciting and terrifying at the same time. Gabriel is literally the only one with any significant game experience.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:36 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Give Wynyard an axe.

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      10:38 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      The best thing about it is that this team can have real success AND many of these guys could stay to build upon for the next year.

    • Hopefully we get Bamba and hopefully Gabriel and some others will show some growth, especially since we lost the Aussie. I think Gabriel, in part, had some nervous energy he needs to work on. However, I don’t want it to take away from his motor, which I loved seeing from him. He was always working hard.

  5. J-Dub421
    10:19 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    As someone who is in this industry, the cop should have taken Matt’s statement and gotten his contact information for the police report. Attorney’s definitely want this information, cameras or no.

  6. secrick
    10:55 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    Got a small bet on the game tonight, a beer so come on Cats beat the cards.

  7. runningunnin.454
    11:26 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    Well, can’t hear the show, and things are slow, I’d like to recommend a movie;
    Check out ” Bridge of Spies “, very tense cold war drama with Tom Hanks.

  8. Matt & Ryan are SO wrong about 80’s music. You all might have to forgive me, but I LOVE Big 80’s tunes. They were just fun to me. Even if you don’t like them, there was some good hard rock:

    *U2 (my favorite band)
    *Def Lepperd (or however they spell it)
    *Billy Squire (before video killed his radio star…dancing in a pink tank top is not a good look for a hard rocker)
    *As far as movies, there may not be as many iconic ones as other decades, but “Back to the Future” is the most fun ride of a movie EVER IMHO.

    • J-Dub421
      11:36 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      80’s “hair bands” are great! Def Lepperd, White Snake, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Poison, Warrant, Guns-n-Roses, etc. I also love Heart, the Bangles, Pat Benetar, Duran Duran, Hall & Oats. Let’s not forget the queen, Whitney Houston. And of course one-hit-wonders like, A-Ha, Flock of Seagulls, Toto, etc. I love 80’s music too.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:43 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      I saw the premier of BTTF in Louisville – great movie, and even my kids like it today.

      Regarding 80’s music – there was some good stuff out there. Van Halen was good back in the early 80’s before Roth became too enamored with himself. ZZ Top and Sprinsteen had some good stuff back in the 80’s, although many of the hits from that time were way overplayed on the crap radio stations around here. And of course you had all the “hair bands” coming out in the 80’s.

      In the 80’s they actually played music on MTV. You had Beta vs VHS, Bird vs Johnson, and the low point of the American auto industry followed by the beginnings of its rebirth in the late 80’s.

      Some of my favorite movies from back then: “Weird Science”, “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Back to the Future”, “Vacation”, “Christmas Vacation”, etc.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:45 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Me and Eddie, my buddy back in high school, used to sit up until the wee hours watching MTV and making fun of the videos – usually inspired by some, ahem, wacy tobaccy and many Mountain Dews and frozen pizzas. We may very well have been the original Beavis and Butthead. πŸ™‚

    • John Hughes movies may not be put in the same class with ones like Gump and Shawshank, but many were well done IMO.

      You guys named a lot of great bands too. And Shannon just played Bon Jovi after the commercial I think!

    • J-Dub421
      11:47 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      We’re having a trip down memory lane this morning aren’t we. πŸ™‚

    • Funny RCF: I used to work with a guy who said he and his friend were the originals. Ha!

    • RealCatsFan
      11:50 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, if you like Aerosmith, check out some of their original stuff from back in the 70’s. I stayed up and listened to the entire “Rocks” album the other night. Some good, hard rock and roll right there!

    • J-Dub421
      11:51 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      I saw Aerosmith in concert when I was in college at UK in the early 2000’s

    • RealCatsFan
      11:52 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      I could quote one-liners from Fast Times about as long as I can rattle off quotes from “Seinfeld”. πŸ™‚

    • J-Dub421
      11:55 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      We forgot one of the most iconic 80’s movies of all time: Top Gun!! Talk to me Goose.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:58 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

      Also used to listen to a lot of the country music from back in the 80’s when I was hanging out with my redneck buddies. Hank Williams Jr, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Merle Haggard, etc… Attended many field parties listening to these guys.

  9. J-Dub421
    11:40 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    Matt and the gang giggling like school girls over their ridiculous antics is one of my favorite things about this show.

  10. I came in late due to a doc appt today, but a quick thought from a Cat fan in Bama about churches having police: I haven’t researched the issue, so I have no strong opinion right now, but I believe VERY few will do this anyway, because it takes MONEY.

    I have researched security because I coordinate ushers and greeters at my church. There are organizations out there who come in and set up congregations with training, etc. Right now, I tell ushers to observe the parking lot and call 911 if they have to, or come get one of a couple police officers who happen to be members, but that’s about it. Even having security takes a lot of money, not only because of training costs and equipment, but because you put yourself under a whole different set of laws than if you don’t have actual security (insurance). Some of my ushers are always armed, including me (CCW permit holders), but I can’t organize them formally unless our elders decided to spend the money necessary.

  11. J-Dub421
    11:45 am April 18, 2017 Permalink

    Florida invented gatorade.