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It’s the Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin Show! (Wednesday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Our fearless leader is in Washington DC for the rest of the week for candidate boot camp (even though he hasn’t decided if he’s running yet), so Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin have answered the call to bring you all the latest on the Louisville scandal, the Mississippi State game, and SEC Basketball Media Day.

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42 Comments for It’s the Ryan Lemond and Drew Franklin Show! (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. UK_JB
    9:50 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Maybe we can use the show thread today? Why not? 😉



  2. Laker Cat 18
    10:00 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Just Ryan and Drew? It’s time to do something crazy. Let’s call a Louisville official to get a comment on the scandal live on the air.



  3. Realme
    10:10 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I hope Matt is having a terrible time (because I don’t want him to run).



  4. Big Curt
    10:11 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    The hover board does actually exist. Lexus created one.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwSwZ2Y0Ops



  5. RandyMoore
    10:20 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    That Lemond and Short DNA have to share a few alleles



  6. J-Dub421
    10:20 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Taylor Swift is young enough to be Ryan’s daughter, so I’m kind of glad he doesn’t think she’s hot.



  7. J-Dub421
    10:26 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    There is no way that McGee pulled this off by himself. 1. He didn’t have the money to finance the prostitute parties. 2. McGee set up a hooker visit for Antonio Blakeney and his guardian months after McGee had left to go work for another university.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:30 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Agree he didn’t do this solo but it could have been done only with the help of boosters and likely at least one other person involved directly with the program. Who else on the UofL staff was involved? I honestly can’t hazard a guess at this point but I agree with JDub, McGee was not totally rogue with this scandal.



    • Just saying
      10:31 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      McGee made around $105,000 a year. I think over four years he could easily afford the $10,000 that keeps being brought up.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:36 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      It isn’t a money issue as far as I am concerned. As JDub notes, there was involvement from McGee after hes was no longer at UofL. Someone back in Louisville was handling things.



    • trueblujr
      10:51 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      McGee made 105K a year? where did you get that info? no grad assistant a couple of years out of school is going to make that kind of money.



    • Realme
      10:52 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      JS, where do you get $105,000 a year? I have read way less. Maybe it was higher when he went from grad assistant to actual staff member, I don’t know.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:53 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      mcgee made 105,000 after he was promoted to basketball operations
      when he was still just a grad assistant, he only made ~$30,000

      2010—2012: Louisville (graduate assistant)
      2012—2014: Louisville (director of basketball operations)



    • J-Dub421
      11:54 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Also, the $10,000 that keeps being mentioned was money paid directly to Powell for setting up the parties. That number doesn’t include anything that was paid additionally once recruits/players would choose a girl to have sex with, that cost extra. It also doesn’t include money that was given to players/recruits to throw at the strippers. McGee would give them all wads of singles. The total number paid to the hookers/strippers was much higher. Powell said she did 22 shows for U of L.



  8. Rixter
    10:27 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Are you guys listening to yourselves? For 1 million dollars, you would admit to hiring underage girls for sex?
    Really?



  9. james
    10:36 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Something that hasn’t been mentioned in all this UofL mess that was reported on OTL yesterday. Katina met Andre McGee on her SECOND visit to the school. She was originally approached by a Barber that the players frequently went to. Why isn’t anyone talking to the Barber? Could this Barber be a booster or maybe the source of the funds? and if the Barber approached Katina at first, how long was this going on before Katina ever got involved?

    Just sayin’…



    • ukjaybrat
      11:00 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      OTL investigator (i think) said they called the barber and asked if he was involved. he said no and hung up on them



    • trueblujr
      11:14 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Well there you have it then. Nothing to see there.



  10. Realme
    10:42 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Take out the crude parts and the message of this letter is actually what I would want to say to Rick.



    • Realme
      10:44 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Did think they would censor it a little bit before reading. Matt’s probably already getting calls from the station.



  11. Forgotten
    10:46 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    The Louisville scandal is still nothing compared to what went on at UNC. That was hands down cheating to keep kids eligible to win games!



    • Realme
      10:50 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      We don’t have to choose. Both scandals are shameful and deserving of severe sanctions. Not that we can expect anything in particular from the NCAA.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:51 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Sadly, Prairie View State will suffer for UNC’s transgressions.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:02 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      as far as cheating to win, yes the ncaa is a bigger story. but as far as scandal is concerned, because of the disgusting nature of the events, this is getting all the attention and deservedly so



    • ukjaybrat
      11:03 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      ** yes the unc* issue is a bigger story as far as the ncaa is concerned



  12. Jay
    10:59 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I wish they asked Powell if the players did drugs with her crew in the dorms.



  13. ClutchCargo
    11:00 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Any fan who claims to have more fun enjoying seeing a rival struggle than seeing his own team succeed is a douche. Looking at you, Ryan and Drew.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:04 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      did they say those words? or are you inferring that because you already don’t like them… (honest question. podcast listener)



    • ClutchCargo
      11:07 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      They said they are having more fun watching this scandal than UK’s Final 4 runs of the past few years.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:11 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      While I find great entertainment in the schadenfreude of the UofL situation, my satisfaction of following our Cats during our runs of-late is far greater.



    • Realme
      11:12 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      No they didn’t. Ryan didn’t say either way, and Drew said it was close (a coin flip) because he’s having so much fun right now. Clutch, you can’t seriously think they’d trade the Cal years for a Louisville take down. They’re just having a good time with this, try to have a sense of humor.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:17 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      ^ Uh, yeah. They did. Right near the end of the first hour. They said that right at this moment, they were having more fun with this. I get the Louisville hate, I really do. I just get tired of the infantile attitudes that some of our fans have sometimes.



    • ukjaybrat
      12:13 pm October 22, 2015 Permalink

      just listened on podcast a day late… they said that “Right NOW” this is more fun. This very minute, they are having more fun with the scandal than they are the final four runs. i would agree with that. i’m still bitter AF abotu the wisconsin loss. so that’s just a painful memory. i am absolutely having more fun with this “Right NOW”

      but as they said in the very next breath, a year from now, the final four runs will be a better memory.



  14. CatsBy80
    11:08 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    not sure why comments await moderation when there is no profanity… the system sucks.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:12 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Especially since no one in the studio even follows the Show Thread anymore.



    • Realme
      11:14 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      Awaiting moderation is the worst. Any time it happens to me, I try to figure out what word caused it and never can, because it’ll be a completely normal comment.



  15. JHagan
    11:37 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Already missing Matt today. Someone needs to call out Ryan on his poor metaphor usage. Did he just say Drew’s song selections were “Hitting it out of the roof”?



  16. realme
    11:39 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Jackson always brings more to the table than the average adult caller.



  17. tuxedo park
    11:47 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I just can’t get on board with treating this UL situation like it’s a joke. It’s sad. Prostitutes offered to recruits (17 year olds?) and their parents? It should have never happened. I think Pitino HAS to go, if he didn’t know details he sure as hell heard rumblings and kept his head in the sand. The bottom line is this is bad for college basketball as a whole.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:52 am October 21, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t think anyone would argue that this isn’t a sad story for everyone involved. but if the roles were reversed, and this were cal, do you honestly think anyone in the country wouldn’t have pitchforks raised? you think Louisville fans wouldn’t be giving us the “I told you so” speeches every single day? for years, we’ve gotten the “wait til the ncaa catches up to cal, banners will come down” rhetoric. and now that Louisville fans have to shut up and take it, it’s somewhat gratifying. we are giddy over the fact that Louisville is burning. it has little to do with the actual reason why. we would all be just as happy if Rick got caught red handed giving an envelope of cash to a player.



  18. tuxedo park
    12:00 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    Maybe things are different in Kentucky so there is a personal dimension to it. It just seems unsavory to crow about something so seedy.



  19. catfan4life
    2:47 pm October 21, 2015 Permalink

    I haven’t read of anyone gloating because of the action, but rather having fun kicking glue on the faces of all those dirty birds so that crap will permanently stay on their faces. I hope every day to wake up with another twist to the scintillating story. Rest assured there will be more!