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KSR Show Thread, 5/23: Back at KSJail

On today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio radio, Matt Jones and Ryan Lemond are at KSJail for the third straight day to talk about the latest in BBN and Ryan’s incarceration. Tune in.

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87 Comments for KSR Show Thread, 5/23: Back at KSJail



  1. runningunnin.454
    10:01 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Speaking of incarceration, I see Will Wade just landed a 5 star power forward…shouldn’t Will be in jail?



    • Realme
      10:03 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I’m not surprised that the schools keep these guys until they have a mountain of just cause. I’m not surprised fan bases are happy to look the other way. What does amaze me is that recruits / parents don’t avoid a program or coach post scandal.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:05 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Looks like the whole FBI thing is going to blow over, and the NCAA doesn’t have the balls to go after anyone. This is just going to lead to a wild west mentality when it comes to cheating. If I was a Louisville fan I would be PISSED!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:06 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, that’s baffling to me. I guess in the case of top recruits, they figure they’re in school for one year anyway. Any sanctions or whatever would take longer than that to happen.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:10 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      RCF, you are right. U-6 fans should show up with pitchforks at NCAA headquarters if nothing happens. Imagine how pissed Pitino must be! lol



    • Realme
      10:12 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I think “something” is still going to happen, long after no one cares any more. The NCAA said they’d wait until the FBI stuff ended before investigating, so they have just started, and we know they take years to do anything.



    • J-Dub421
      10:45 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      The NCAA has to do something, or they will lose all power and there will be anarchy. It will just take years.



  2. Realme
    10:04 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Great job, KSFan Base on 17k and counting!



    • J-Dub421
      10:39 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      UK fans are the best (and sometimes the worst). Lol.



  3. ClutchCargo
    10:12 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    How hilarious would it be if Matt has a ghostly encounter when he has to stay overnight at KSBar?



    • Realme
      10:13 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      If people don’t show up in bedsheets at 3 am when Mat and Drew join Ryan I will be SO disappointed.

    • I’ll bring Matt a tin cup & a cake with a file in it.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:16 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Or at least show up with recordings of a crying baby at 3.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:18 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Drew should tell Matt about Madisonville’s Mandy Tree…google that one if you want a good ghost story.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:26 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Neat story, rg!



    • runningunnin.454
      10:29 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, it also shows how African-Americans were generally treated back then. If there is no weapon laying there with the body…it was not suicide.



    • J-Dub421
      10:40 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Can’t wait to go read it after the show.



  4. RealCatsFan
    10:21 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I know that race is the proverbial third rail in today’s political climate, especially when it comes to the media, but IMO the Lee Cruise firing is another example of what happens when the decision is made by people who are very far away from the situation who have no political backbone. In no way would I support not punishing someone for explicitly racist or hurtful statements, but what Lee did does not come close to that.



    • Realme
      10:24 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Agree. I can’t read his mind and be 100% sure, but I think all he is guilty of is being misunderstood because he didn’t realize the context of what he was saying. He is totally a person who would laugh at a royal baby being replaced with a chimp, with no idea there was an ugly context. It’s what I would have thought before it was explained to me, because I could care less about the royal family and had no idea the redhead’s wife is mixed race.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:27 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yep! If they had chosen to use a different animal, say maybe a pig, there would have been nothing to it.

    • I didn’t know she was mixed race either until all this. Interestingly, WLEX lets him go because he made a supposedly racist statement, but they wished him well. A tinge of hypocrisy IMO.



    • StillBP
      10:40 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I could not care less about the royal family as well but how did you all not know Meghan was biracial? LOL Even if you didn’t click on any stories, tons of pics have been posted of her mom just in a headline shot.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:41 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      It seems hypocritical, but mainly it’s a clear sign that they did it because of the public outcry.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:44 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I can only speak for myself, but I have never seen a picture of Meghan mom. Maybe I don’t spend enough time online other than KSR, if that’s even possible. lol



    • Realme
      10:49 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Ha ha, I didn’t know her name until Clutch said it, but I do know what she herself looks like at least.



    • StillBP
      10:49 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Well I do spend a lot of time reading around Yahoo, MSN and USA Today. My job can be reaaaaalllly slow at times. I don’t click on headlines about them but I’ve seen her pic by a headline.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:49 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      StillBP, a lot of people just don’t watch the headlines that closely. Now you would expect someone in media like Lee to be aware of it, but even if he did, his statement that the guy who posted the picture “May be his favorite disc jockey” is not racist directly. I guess I will have to watch the episode to see the full context…



    • Realme
      10:51 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Lee thinking Tomlin is silly for caring about the royal fam is a running joke on their podcast.



    • StillBP
      10:54 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Sounds like people must not read headlines at all. They did tons of stories about what a big deal it was for William to marry a biracial woman. I guess that typically doesn’t happen with white royalty. But yeah being in the media Lee had to have known. I still don’t even know exactly what Lee said, as I never clicked on those stories either. I am not bashing him or taking up for him. I was just surprised no one here knew she was biracial.



    • Realme
      10:56 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I see sports headlines, and try to avoid the rest.



    • Realme
      10:57 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      That was my thought when JDub explained the context the other day. How was the RF not too snooty and inbred to allow it?



    • Realme
      10:59 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t remember if Tomlin and Cruise discussed her race on the podcast. In a recent episode Tomlin covered that they had just had a baby and Lee was surprised. As was I. 🙂



    • ClutchCargo
      10:59 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I watched the actual video yesterday just to see for myself. It was extremely awkward now that we know how it all turned out. He must have been having a bad day, because he seemed completely unaware of what he was laughing about. His co-host was about to lose her mind trying to get him to shut the hell up.



    • Realme
      11:03 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      All Hollywood / Royalty headlines, as interpreted by me:
      Vapid people fawn over others who are probably pretty terrible.

      All political headlines, as interpreted by me:
      Trump acting like an absolute donkey butt, some people blindly defending him, while others focus solely on screeching about him and trying to get him impeached instead of bettering our society.

      There, now you can all avoid them and not be missing anything.



    • J-Dub421
      11:04 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I don’t think that Lee should have been fired. A week or two suspension along with a training class should have been sufficient punishment. The idiot who made the original post is clearly a racist though. He only posted the chimp baby photo for Megan and Harry’s baby, but not any of William and Kate’s 3 children, all of which were born before Megan and Harry’s.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:10 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      The mob mentality of today’s society is terrible. All it takes is a serious accusation and the person who put their foot in their mouth must be destroyed. I can just about guarantee that at least half the people calling for Lee’s head didn’t even see the video themselves and are just following the crowd based on what they have heard or read.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:35 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Realme, that may be the best summary of media and politics that I have ever read. 😀



    • Realme
      11:38 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      🙂 🙂 🙂



    • RealCatsFan
      11:54 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      An accurate depiction of politics and media in today’s world…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5DAtAnA-M0



    • TPACAT
      12:19 pm May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, that’s what he needs J-Dub, a “training class” (i.e., a leftist re-education camp since he is probably too old to have been properly indoctrinated by his teachers and professors throughout the course of his formal schooling)…



    • TPACAT
      12:26 pm May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I’ll take it a step further, Clutch. I’ll go as far as to say that the “mob” you refer to actually consists of 90% bots designed and deployed to amplify the “woke” opinion of about 10% of people on social media…



  5. Realme
    10:28 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I’ve BEEN worried about EJ coming back. There’s no telling what agents and teams are saying to him.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:42 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Love the people that say it will look bad for Cal if a guy averaging 4 points and 15 minutes is drafted.
      We all know they draft on that nasty word…potential, not one season’s stats.



    • J-Dub421
      10:44 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      How would that make Cal look bad? Wouldn’t it make him look good? If even a bench player gets drafted, that shows an eye for talent and some development.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:47 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      That would make Cal look amazingly awesome. How anyone could argue otherwise is just silly. trashburn is probably working on a rough draft of such a comment, just in case it happens.



    • J-Dub421
      11:07 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      You know what’s really weird? Trashburn is patient and reasonable when it comes to football, the total opposite of his attitude on basketball. He’s Jekyll and Hyde with football and basketball. It’s really weird, like a sporting bipolar disorder.



    • StillBP
      11:10 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      trashburn is simply a Cal hater. Even if Cal wins another championship, he will discredit that with a “he should have won more with the players he’s gotten.” You can’t reason with a hater, they just look for reasons to hate.

    • Which means he’s not Slater I guess, because he pounded both coaches constantly.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:13 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      He has excellent takes when it comes to football. Almost like it’s not the same person. I just try to avoid replying directly to him anymore, because he deserves all the bashing he gets, yet I agree with his football opinions.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:15 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Slater is just a basement dwelling troll whose hobby is irritating all of us. trashburn is a UK football fan who has an irrational hatred for Cal.



    • Realme
      11:25 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I’ve seen some of those reasonable football comments, and also wondered if it was even the same person.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:31 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      That he starts most sentences with a predicate and leaves off the subject is the dead giveaway.

    • To paraphrase Boogie (he’ll always be Boogie to me), “This ain’t no English class!” I hardly remember what subject & predicate are. lol



    • Realme
      11:55 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Same, Chris, but I wasn’t going to admit it!



    • ClutchCargo
      11:56 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Is just the way he writes. Gets annoying when you start to notice it.

  6. I felt the same as Matt when I saw EJ was working out with the Spurs.



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:28 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Add me to the group of people who are worried that EJ is gone. And it really sucks, because he needs to come back, and we need him. Damn, I hate the NBA!

  8. “I was just a widduhl smaw fwyyyy!!!”



  9. Realme
    10:40 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Um, I question Ryan’s Christian theology with that comment. Yikes.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:48 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I missed it. What did he say?



    • Realme
      10:50 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      “Even Jesus Himself wasn’t perfect.” Kind of the foundation of Ryan and Matt’s faith that he WAS perfect, and therefore able to sacrifice Himself for the sins of the world.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:54 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, I think you can believe either one of those things, but not both.

    • He really said that? *face palm emoji*



    • Realme
      11:00 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      He did and clearly still doesn’t understand why that was weird. Neither did Matt.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:04 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Something I have noticed… Matt sometimes says things on-air that are clearly wrong, yet no one ever corrects him. Okay, sometimes Shannon will chime in. Maybe that “facts are optional” philosophy extends to Ryan as well. In this case, it was contradictory to their stated beliefs.



    • StillBP
      11:12 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Wow. If Ryan is a Christian and thinks Jesus wasn’t perfect, perhaps he should have spent his jail time actually reading the Bible. A student Bible, obviously.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:21 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      And then they seemed taken aback when a caller called them out on it. Do they believe listeners actually listen to what they say, or do they not?



    • ClutchCargo
      11:22 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Self-awareness is not a strength of the KSR crew.



    • Realme
      11:22 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Matt needs a nap.



    • J-Dub421
      11:29 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Wait, are we giving out naps? If so, I want one!



    • Realme
      11:35 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Me too. Always.



    • StillBP
      11:41 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      You get a nap! And you get a nap! And you get a nap! sorry, had to.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:52 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Thanks! I will take mine in the form of a power nap on my lunch break. And I’m completely serious about that.



  10. runningunnin.454
    11:19 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Love softball, and was very upset when the Olympics ended it. Touching that the USA players left their gloves at home plate after the gold medal game.



  11. ClutchCargo
    11:38 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Drake is making an ass of himself in the playoffs. The league needs to shut that down right away.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:39 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      At least Spike Lee stayed in his seat.



    • Realme
      11:41 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I seriously don’t understand how there isn’t an NBA rule that says fans have to stay in their damn seat on the front row while the game is going on.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:42 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      I suspect that there is, and it’s just not being enforced. The Raptors should be getting fined for letting it happen.



  12. Realme
    11:44 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I love it when a boring caller has to announce their self as So and So in Whatever Location, as if they might be about to become a show personality that we will all want to remember.



  13. ClutchCargo
    11:51 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I never disliked Denny Crum, other than in the context of him being UofL’s coach.



  14. RealCatsFan
    11:52 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Count me in the camp of well-wishers for Denny Crum. Yeah, he was the leader of our hated rival back in the day, but he is a true gentleman. And hey, if he is friends with Joe B, he has to be a good guy! Both of those guys are treasures of the Commonwealth, and like well loved grandparents, we should cherish every day we still have them with us. Get well soon, Coach!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:52 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      And add Harold to that group I mentioned above. 🙂



    • Realme
      11:57 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

      Hear!! Hear!!



  15. DavidP19
    11:54 am May 23, 2019 Permalink

    I know this won’t be popular and you might say ‘get a sense of humor’ but I just think that Ryan is an idiot and lucky to be employed at all. How anybody would use him as a spokesperson or have him represent their company baffles me. Lemond should hit knees at night being grateful that Matt finds value in this buffoon. Being a ‘nice person’ or a supposedly ‘good dad’ doesnt make up for being a 50+ man who talks on air without an ounce of intelligence or a sense of a filter and who seems to imbibe way too much and who is an actual threat to safe drivers lives ! Besides, being a dad myself, I have never been repeatedly called to my kids schools NOR have my kids had run ins with the police.



  16. notFromhere
    9:33 pm May 23, 2019 Permalink

    Yeah. It might be unpopular.