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KSR Show Thread 11/20: Get hyped for Big Blue Madness!

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Matt Jones and the KSR crew are live from 10 a.m. to noon to preview Big Blue Madness and break down tonight’s KSR Game of the Week, among other topics.

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91 Comments for KSR Show Thread 11/20: Get hyped for Big Blue Madness!



  1. runningunnin.454
    9:59 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I’m retired; but, this one is for you working stiffs,
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzr4nA1thsQ



    • Realme
      10:03 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yep, checking in from the mines. Foreman just yelled at me to get off the computer.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:06 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Ha ha, living for that Friday, when the whistle blows.



    • Bluehender
      10:07 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Lol rg. That’s me but I’m inside my last year. Thanks for the video, no Oney here, he retired ahead of me. I’m on cruise control till August..



    • runningunnin.454
      10:12 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Good for you, Bluehender; Congrats.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:34 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Love having some Cash on a Friday! 🙂

      I have at least 12 years left before I can retire, unless a big wad of money falls out of the sky and my wife and kids don’t spend it all. Right now I am just trying to hang on. Don’t see myself retiring from my current gig, but I also didn’t expect to be doing this for the last 15 years. I just hope I am still able to move and enjoy life a little by the time I get there. I just keep saying if I can get my kids though the college years I might be able to breathe again.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:39 am November 20, 2020 Permalink


  2. Realme
    10:04 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Little hard to be excited for a pre-recorded, no fans madness. Stupid 2020 is such a jerk.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:10 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I’m a little excited; I’ll have my coffee, getting all fired up.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:12 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I would say I’m more interested than excited. I’ll be excited to see actual games.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:26 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I am actually kind of interested and excited to see how our Lady Cats do in basketball. I hope Kyra knocks it out of the park! (However, I am not sure that she can out-dance Coach Mitchell at BBM). 🙂



    • Realme
      10:31 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Every year I resolve to really follow the women’s team. Then I forget to watch the games, but hopefully this is the year I keep up. They can be special, and is so will get so much attention for doing it with the shocking coaching change.



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:14 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Drove by Applebee’s last night; looked like they were in there for one big, last hurrah.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:21 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      One final superspreader fest, huh? 😉



  4. Realme
    10:18 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Matt loves to put the guys into impossible hypotheticals and then tell them how wrong they are.



  5. runningunnin.454
    10:20 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Um, the Kentucky Department for Public Health can close a restaurant if they determine that it poses a threat to the public health.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:22 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      C’mon man, it’s a 2 hour show and they gotta talk about something. 🙂



    • RealCatsFan
      10:23 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yep. Well within their power. I understand that a lot of places are just trying to survive, but it’s also pretty obvious that politics are on display here as well. Like him or hate him, the governor is in a no-win situation. And I am sure he knows it. Wouldn’t want to be in his shoes.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:28 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      The problem with restaurants obviously is that it is impossible to wear a mask while you stuff your pie-hole with food. And in a bar, you cannot maintain social distance and wear a mask while you hit on cougars. So it’s obvious why those venues are riskier for spreading Coronavirus than a store where you can stay masked up, get in and out, and you have the huge air space of a warehouse. It’s physics, folks.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:32 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yep, rock and a rock and a hard place, the devil and the deep blue sea, Scylla and Charybdis.



  6. Realme
    10:28 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Been watching Queen’s Gambit. It’s interesting, and even though all the moves could be gibberish as far as I know, the chess matches get real competitive and hit me in the sports receptors. They often have old movies on in the background, and I always think, RG would know what this is.
    Not sure why the Lexington thing is a big deal. They didn’t shoot it here, and all they do is say “New Circle Road” and “Ben Snyder’s” every once in a while.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:30 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I need to watch the last couple of episodes to finish it. I liked it. Especially the old cars in the sets. But they had a 1969 Mustang appear in a scene that was set in 1967. They should have conferred with me first. 😉



    • Realme
      10:34 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I liked that one car with the flames. Haven’t seen that in person since I was a kid. You should bring that back.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:37 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, hot-rodded black 55 Chevy with flames was way cool. It reminded me of the car that Harrison Ford drove in American Graffiti. (Which incidentally, was the exact same car in “Two Lane Blacktop”)



    • RealCatsFan
      10:39 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Sadly, flames just look out of place on anything newer than about 1959.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:40 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Rm, I watched a movie from 1932 the other night; it was called “Freaks”, and was about circus performers. Two dwarfs in the movie were brother/sister, two of four such siblings, called the Doll Family. They were later Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz. Other than that, I thought it was makeup and special effects, but no, they were real. The movie was pre-code; but, it was banned in the U.S., UK, and Canada. The director had to cut some scenes, and bring the cast back to shoot scenes to make up the time. Decades later it earned rave reviews; but, I found it quite disturbing.



    • Realme
      10:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Sounds wild.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:52 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, the Doll Family had successful film careers, and made good money. They all lived together in a house built on a small scale, and furnished with special built small furniture.
      Two sisters, conjoined at the hip, were in the movie. However, later in life, they were exploited by their guardians, and lived a miserable life.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:13 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      There was a movie called “Under the Rainbow” made during the 80’s about the midgets from The Wizard of Oz. Apparently they did quite a bit of partying at the hotel that they all stayed in. It starred Chevy Chase and Carrie Fisher, but was panned by critics. I never saw it.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:33 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      The Doll Family were just dwarfs; but, many in the cast of Freaks had grotesque disfigurement.



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:35 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” is one of those guilty pleasure songs for me. I’m usually into grunge, blues, or 70’s rock, but that song brings back some good memories.



  8. RealCatsFan
    10:38 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Monk was a much more dynamic athlete and fun to watch, but I go with IQ for the long run. Damn fine person too – can’t go wrong.

    Willie all the way… although I love Big Nick. (I might change my mind if it’s a package deal with Leah and we get her on the volleyball team for the next decade.)



    • ClutchCargo
      10:43 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I kind of agree about IQ. And I still miss seeing WCS kill people with dunks and then stare them down.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Dunks and soul crushing blocks. 🙂



    • Realme
      10:48 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      That was my exact thought about WCS when they brought him up.



  9. Laker Cat 18
    10:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Matt is selfish with this viewpoint. If he wasn’t a restaurant owner, he wouldn’t be taking this middle-man stance. He’d be all against opening restaurants. It’ll hurt his business.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:48 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      My comment below wasn’t in response to yours, and we’re kind of saying the same thing. Yeah, he is coming across as very hypocritical here. He did try to create some wiggle room in the beginning by saying he didn’t like the mandate.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:52 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      You could make that argument, but also think he is trying to see it from the viewpoint of the restaurant owners and employees who are affected by this. It’s just a sucky situation all the way around. And unfortunately, very possibly avoidable.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:39 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I think he fully supports shutting everything down, including restaurants. But I think he hesitates on his view of that solely because he owns a restaurant that will be affected. If he didn’t own a restaurant, I firmly believe you would be hearing a completely different song and dance from Matt.



    • Realme
      11:44 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Agree, LC. If it wasn’t hitting his own wallet, he wouldn’t be half as sympathetic to restaurants.



  10. ClutchCargo
    10:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    So, what would be accomplished by keeping restaurants open through the weekend if the point is to reduce the opportunity for infection? That argument just doesn’t make sense to me.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:47 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Give the restaurants a tax voucher to donate the food to local food banks to help feed the people who are being affected by the virus.



  11. RealCatsFan
    10:54 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Here goes Matt with another promise he won’t keep. Never saw that big party after we beat Lamar and U-6.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:55 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Damn, I want us to beat ‘Bama but….



  12. Realme
    10:55 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Way to make it hard to root for my Cats, Matt. Thanks.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:56 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      That would definitely be a bittersweet victory. But one I think I could live with. I just wouldn’t listen on Fridays.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:42 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      What did he say? My listening has been very sparse today.



    • Realme
      11:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Chris, he said if we beat Bama, Ky Joe can write a secondary theme song for the show that they would use every Friday instead of WOL.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:54 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      What is WOL? Sorry I’m out to lunch today.



    • Realme
      11:56 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Werewolves of london!



  13. RealCatsFan
    10:58 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I actually did the chainsaw entrance at a Halloween party many years ago. Mrs. RCF came running in before me with fake blood all over her – ran up and smeared it all over the fridge before collapsing on the floor. I burst in with a hockey mask and the saw going full blast (with the chain off, of course.) One poor girl actually crawled under the kitchen table and pee’d herself. I felt kind of bad about that. 😉



    • ClutchCargo
      11:02 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I bet she was pissed when she realized it was all just an act.



    • Realme
      11:07 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      lols How old was the girl at the time?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:10 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      She was in her late 20’s. Too much beer, I guess. 🙂



    • Realme
      11:14 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Oh, well if she was 7 I was going to feel sorry for her…



    • RealCatsFan
      11:21 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Hey, it was HALLOWEEN! You had to know it was fake…



  14. ClutchCargo
    11:04 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Well, after feeling like crap all day yesterday, I went to bed last night downstairs alone just in case and woke up this morning feeling fine. Pretty sure it was just that vaccination from the day before. But I’m canceling the blood donation I had scheduled for today.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:47 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Glad you’re better, Clutch…

      BTW, what are the origins of your moniker?



    • ClutchCargo
      11:58 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      If a previous line of work years ago, it was one of those places where it’s mostly guys and most everybody had to have some nickname other than their actual name. This one guy just started calling me Clutch one day with no real explanation why, but it stuck. Turns out I reminded him of the character from the old TV show. Given some of the names other people got stuck with, I just embraced it. 🙂



  15. Bluehender
    11:10 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I CANNOT root for Indiana.



    • Bluehender
      11:10 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Ever. In anything..



    • runningunnin.454
      11:14 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Even against THE Ohio State University? I’ll definitely watch, and I may lean a little to the Loosiers.



    • Bluehender
      11:20 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      rg I would be a neutral observer unless IU somehow gets into a lead. Then I would have to turn it off. I’m not a fan of THE Buckeyes either



    • Realme
      11:17 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      They’re going to regret this when Indiana drops a couple games late, and ends up beating us in a bowl game. Indiana is so gross, the ksr curse will work FOR them.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:19 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      rg, it’s like dook-UNCheat. I want them BOTH to lose. 😉



    • ClutchCargo
      11:21 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      My hatred of IU is somewhat diminished at this point just because they haven’t been relevant for so long. I won’t cheer for IU, but I would LMAO if OSU lost to them.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:42 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Me either. Yes, even over Ohio State. I can handle Ohio State fans…I can’t handle Indiana fans. I hope they lose by 50 in anything they compete in.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:49 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Good point, LC; I forgot about IU’s fans.



  16. Realme
    11:10 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    No. It was not ok for Matt to cheer for Duke football, and it is not okay to cheer for Indiana football. Have some self respect.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:15 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I would feel like someone would need to spray me down with one of those COVID sanitizer sprayers afterwards.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:19 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Y’all cold. It’s against THE OSU. And, Dook football holds the record for most Div I winless seasons. Not losing seasons, WINLESS.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:20 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      dook deserves it, just because of the smug douchiness of their basketball program.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:22 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      RCF, I’ll agree with that.



  17. RealCatsFan
    11:18 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Saying that dressing comes from the “innards of the turkey” sure makes it sound appetizing. A lady posted a picture of her middle school son preparing a turkey for the first time, and the disgusted looks on his face were priceless. But the kicker was when he pulled out the neck and said “OMG, it’s a MALE turkey!” 😀



  18. runningunnin.454
    11:30 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    UCLA should be higher; but, of course, they cheated and everyone knows it. I don’t see Kansas and Louisville being ahead of Indiana.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:45 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      Yeah, but Indiana hasn’t done anything in decades, and they only had success under knight.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:51 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I think IU won two ‘ships before Bubby.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:51 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      That is one of the things that makes UK the clear #1, RCF. We have had several good runs with several coaches.



  19. ClutchCargo
    11:40 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I guess the good news about this Champions Classic is there shouldn’t be that 30 minute delay between games, since they will be played at different venues.



  20. Laker Cat 18
    11:43 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Okay, cut this lady off. I’m selfish too I guess.



  21. RealCatsFan
    11:45 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Nothing like getting tossed off KSR ST and then having to click on 57 pictures of motorbusses to log back in. So I guess a school bus doesn’t count. 😉



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:46 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      The stop light one is the worst one. Sometimes it’s cut off into the boxes next to it and you don’t know which ones to choose.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:50 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      It’s damned near impossible to tell what you are looking at on a phone…



    • ClutchCargo
      11:53 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      On my phone I usually just accept my fate and wait until later.



  22. RealCatsFan
    11:48 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Wow, how far had Rudy fallen from being the hero of NYC during 9/11, to a total caricature of himself. The dripping hair dye and rants after the press conference in the parking lot of a landscaping business. Geesh!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:49 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      And I forgot about him getting tricked by Borat. Just fade off into the sunset, Rudy…



  23. Realme
    11:55 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    I just google image searched banana croquettes and that did not make them more appealing.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:56 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

      I hate any kind of mayonaise anyway.



  24. RealCatsFan
    11:55 am November 20, 2020 Permalink

    Speaking of Bardstown, is the FBI EVER going to do anything about the murders they are investigating? I figured when they came in en masse back in the summer that the Rogers case would get wrapped up pretty quick. But it has fallen eerily silent. Hell, I don’t recall even hearing if they identified the human remains that were found. The whole thing is really weird.