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KSR Show Thread 2/11: The Ryan and Drew Show

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88 Comments for KSR Show Thread 2/11: The Ryan and Drew Show



  1. Realme
    10:02 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Are we sure Tom Crean is too nice to have a bag man on staff? So weird to watch him throw his players under the bus in such an insulting way, and then get the #1 recruit a day or two later.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:09 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I think he’s just a selfish player who wants to be “the man”, can’t get away with that here.



    • Realme
      10:10 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      But how do they not see that 9 times out of 10 that doesn’t work and they have a miserable year doing that?



    • ClutchCargo
      10:13 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Being nice and having a bag man is probably a great way to do it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I know nothing about the kid, but these swings and misses look like a good thing in hindsight more often than not with Cal.



    • StillBP
      10:14 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      He was basically saying he shouldn’t have kept the ones he didn’t recruit, so I guess the comments didn’t really bother this guy since he was actually recruiting him.



    • Realme
      10:16 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m not complaining that he didn’t pick us. Cal will get the right guys for UK. I just don’t get playing for that creep at a losing program.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:18 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I have no words. Letter is all I can muster: WTF!!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:19 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Maybe the SEC is finally good enough as a conference that the bottom-feeder programs like UGA can recruit the way we used to: “Come play in the SEC and get lots of playing time.”



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:19 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah clearly he didn’t belong at Kentucky, but why play for Tom Creep?



    • ClutchCargo
      10:19 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      ^ LIke we used to in football, that is.



    • J-Dub421
      10:20 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I just can’t imagine wasting your year in college on a crap team that probably won’t make the NCAA tournament. Georgia is bad, and one dude isn’t going to suddenly make them a contender.

    • Clutch, I saw your comment on the other thread. I agree some of the comments are a little over the top, especially when aimed at a guy who’s 17 or 18 years old.

      I didn’t know about his mom and grandmother passing away in the same year. That is extremely sad, and if that is part of his reasoning for staying close to home (I didn’t watch the announcement…I just saw that in the comments), I totally get that. However, the Wade/Olidipo thing is a head scratcher.

      I am in the camp that says “At least it wasn’t Duke or UNCheat!”

    • J-Dub, as RCF indicated below, we tried to tell Harris & Wills to come be a hometown hero, but they both said “NOPE!”



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:30 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      But if they had played at UK they wouldn’t have had a chance to win a national title, Harris was pretty much guaranteed a shot at a championship at Bama.



    • J-Dub421
      10:34 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I can understand football players going to Alabama though. They’ll play for a title pretty much every year, and are likely to win at least one while in school.

      Georgia basketball isn’t winning a title. They’ve only been to one Final Four ever, and that was back in 1983.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:42 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Is UGA an Adidas school by chance?

    • That made Hugh Durham the first coach to take 2 different teams to the FF. Next was Pitino and then Cal I think, and I think they’re the only 3.



    • J-Dub421
      10:54 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Georgia is 1-9 in conference and 10-13 overall. Blech. And no, they’re a Nike school.

    • No RCF, they’re Nike.



    • J-Dub421
      10:57 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Cal and Pitino are the only coaches to take 3 different teams to the Final Four. That’s what makes Pitino’s fall so shocking. He really was a great coach.

    • Oh yeah, 3 for them. Duh on me!

      Hugh was the first to do it with 2 though. He did it with FSU. I think he was their coach when UK beat them in the 78 tourney. That was the famous Hall benching the starters and putting in the subs at the start of the 2nd half game. That also may have been the game where Hall told the players that if they blew it they would be known as “The Folding Five”. RG would have to confirm that but he is apparently operating on a brain or a spine today.



    • mashburnfan1
      11:37 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Actually did they not strip those records from UMass and Memphis. So really Cal only has the UK Final 4’s. Can’t claim the cheating wins. Much like U6 did not get a title a few years ago.



    • Realme
      11:39 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I hate when I accidentally read a mashburnfan1 comment, because I didn’t look to see who was talking first.



    • J-Dub421
      11:43 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      The wins happened. We all saw them.



    • StillBP
      12:08 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      hahahaha Real…comment of the day right there!



  2. RealCatsFan
    10:20 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    I am completely sick of this “hometown hero” crap with basketball recruiting. Why doesn’t it apply equally with football recruiting?

    • No kidding. That didn’t work for us with Damien Harris or Jedrick Wills. We did get Couch & Dennis Johnson years ago, but Couch was about to transfer to UT when Curry let Elliot Uzelak put him in the option, but then CM hired Mumme.



    • Wade
      10:26 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Bc it doesnโ€™t! A lot of football players! Not a lot of basketball players! Football 3 years , basketball 1 yr! CLasses matter for football, basketball no!

    • You make a valid point Wade, but it didn’t work for Malik Newman. Maybe he’s the outlier though. I dunno.



    • Wade
      12:25 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      He still could have went overseas, football still canโ€™t!



    • J-Dub421
      10:35 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Newman transferred to Kansas after a year.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:38 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Then was undrafted and is now in the G League.

    • That was my point J-Dub. He stayed home and flamed out. But, going to a non blue blood program worked out for Trae Young and Ben Simmons I guess.



    • Wade
      12:26 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      And everyone at ky



    • J-Dub421
      11:01 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Young hasn’t done much in the NBA so far. Simmons has been pretty good, but benefits from playing with Embiid.



    • J-Dub421
      11:02 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Zimmerman stayed home to play for UNLV and has flamed out. Markelle Fultz isn’t lighting the world on fire either.



    • Realme
      11:09 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Cough Romeo Langford cough.

    • I had totally forgotten about Zimmerman. Fultz still went #1 in the draft though, so *if* that’s Edwards’ goal, he still may do it.



    • J-Dub421
      11:21 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      He’ll likely still get drafted high. However, Fultz just got traded because he’s been so awful. How often does the #1 overall pick get traded within two years if they’re actually good?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:31 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m not in the camp to say that Cal has “lost his touch” with recruiting, but we have slipped a bit from pre-2015. My burning question – will it take UK winning another title under Cal while Duke flames out before the FF for Cal to get back to that level again? Or is it just part of the natural ebb and flow with recruiting?



  3. ClutchCargo
    10:21 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Clearly he just wanted to stay home and be a star at the home state school. There is no way Crean is pulling in the #1 recruit from several states away.



  4. J-Dub421
    10:21 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    On another note, Kyle Tucker’s voice doesn’t sound like I thought it would.



  5. J-Dub421
    10:31 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Random thoughts on the game:

    PJ scored at an impressive rate, but needs to rebound more. I think that’s why Cal said he reverted.
    EJ had another good game. He grabbed 7 rebounds and made some great hustle plays at the end of the game.
    Tyler Herro is a killer, and I like it. I like Drew’s term of STFU on his big shots on the road, that’s apropos.
    Keldon had a good, well-rounded game. He’s also a killer.
    Ashton bounced back and had a good game, 8 points and 9 assists.
    Reid did Reid things, made tough shots, played good defense, and gobbled up rebounds.
    Quickley and Baker had quiet games offensively, but played solid defense when they were in.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:36 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I love that Baker is a more rounded player than any of us thought. His defense is very solid, even though he doesn’t make the highlight plays like Hagans.



    • J-Dub421
      10:43 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Our defense has become solid and disciplined across the board, which wins championships. Just sayin’.



  6. J-Dub421
    10:46 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    We did not blow the lead against MSU. They raised the level of their game and punched us in the mouth. We took that hit and punched back, then clawed out the win.



    • Realme
      10:49 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Exactly. Made for a great basketball game.



  7. J-Dub421
    10:49 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Ha! If Grant Williams didn’t like playing against PJ, wait until we throw Reid at him too. Have fun with the two headed beast Grant!



    • Realme
      10:50 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Well somebody has to deal with Schofield.

    • Suit Kash Daniel & Josh Paschal up for the UT games like RG said Rupp did when he played some footballers as enforcers. Then Kash would be a 3 sport star.



    • J-Dub421
      11:00 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      PJ and Keldon can take Schofield.



  8. Realme
    10:52 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Pretending like Matt got married and now bringing Michael Bennett on. Ryan is trying to get fired.



    • J-Dub421
      10:58 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I can’t wait to hear Matt when he comes back after Ryan said he eloped. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s going to be epic.

    • It’s like when Barney told everyone that Andy was getting married when he wasn’t. Ryan, have the whole town there to congratulate them like Barney did!



    • Realme
      11:10 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I made sure to text my congrats.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:17 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, BBN needs to blow up Matt’s phone with fake congrats.



    • Realme
      11:18 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      But don’t lol it. Act like you’re serious.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      11:21 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      What’s the number to text Matt?



    • Realme
      11:22 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      (859) 300-3264



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      11:23 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks Realme, I’m on it!



    • StillBP
      12:12 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I texted him some Tupac lyrics…Congratulations on the wedding, I hope your wife knows she got a playa for life and that’s no bullsh*ttin ๐Ÿ™‚ he probably wouldn’t understand it if he read it.

  9. Okay, I know we all do not like Duke, but this has to be said: that rejection by Zion on Saturday…ay yi yi!!!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:18 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Nothing that big should be able to move that quickly or jump that high.



    • J-Dub421
      11:18 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      When we play Duke again in the tournament, Zion will get his. We need to contain Jones, Barrett, and Reddish. If we can make it a really difficult night for Jones, that will limit the others, since he’s their primary distributor.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      11:20 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      But you can always count on duke getting at least double the free throws.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:35 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I agree, RCF. I am honestly amazed every time I watch him play. The term “freak athlete” gets thrown around WAY too much, but Zion is a legit freak athlete.



    • mashburnfan1
      11:52 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Iam….have you seen UK games. We get more FT attempts every game…road and home. But in typical Uk fashion we blame the refs for all losses or even close wins. hey were the reason we lost by 34 as well. Not the fact dUKe got the better players, have the better coach and just flat outplayed us. Damn refs.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:54 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      All this dook talk drew mashburnfan right in. smh



    • J-Dub421
      11:59 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Saturday’s game – MSU 18 free throws, UK 17 free throws.



  10. ukkatzfan
    11:19 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Train wreck of a show today. Ryan has no filter. This michael bennett is a waste.



    • Realme
      11:23 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I like it.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:29 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Hey, but it’s great for the callers – they don’t have Matt cutting them off!



    • ukkatzfan
      11:41 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Not a fan of the callers. Just like not a fan of realme and realcatsfan. Just two guys that think I wanted to hear their stupid ass opinion.



    • Realme
      11:42 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Feel free to scroll past, Sunshine.



    • J-Dub421
      11:44 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Then wander yourself right on out of the show thread pal, because we’re all here everyday.



    • ukkatzfan
      12:04 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Did i hurt your feelings j-dub421 ?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:55 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      I’m not a fan of any adult who does not know how to spell “cats”. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • ukkatzfan
      12:11 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      What makes you think there Is something spelled wrong ? Who says i am an adult ? I am 14 years old. I thought this was where I could comment to show. I didnt know it was where old men go to whine.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:00 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      … and you have to love a person who’s only contribution to the show thread is to come on here and b!tch, and then he goes on to b!tch about others who actually post up some relevant comments. ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • J-Dub421
      12:06 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Nope. I just dislike stupid whiners.



    • StillBP
      12:14 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      katz….I don’t believe he is 14…more like 12 judging from the comments they are making and spelling of katz



    • RealCatsFan
      12:55 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Good lord, then I am glad my kids don’t go to the same school as our friend “katz”. It is obvious that our education system needs some help.



  11. secrick
    11:39 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Sorry, you guys may have already talked about this but can’t read the comments today or stay on here to long. Why wouldn’t Ky move ahead of Virginia because they got beat over the weekend.



    • J-Dub421
      11:49 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Because they lost to Duke.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:57 am February 11, 2019 Permalink

      Losing to Duke, but not getting “UK’ed”, is a badge of honor this season. /s



  12. CoachCat
    12:25 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    Not getting UKโ€™d. Damn thatโ€™s cold



  13. 2thepoint
    12:39 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

    First time they played VA was ranked#4 and moved to #3 after the loss.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:56 pm February 11, 2019 Permalink

      ACC teams have a talent for moving UP in the polls after a loss.