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KSR Show Thread 5/4: The gang’s all here

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Tuesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, the gang’s all in to break down the latest with Kentucky Basketball’s roster and coaching staff, including when the additions of Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman will become official. They’ll also discuss the final two entries in the Kids’ Logo Contest and celebrate Shannon the Dude’s favorite holiday, Star Wars Day!

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66 Comments for KSR Show Thread 5/4: The gang’s all here

  1. runningunnin.454
    10:00 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Excuse me once again for being a bit puckish this morning; but, see the previous article. Why does every picture KSR has of Cal make him look lost and clueless…oh, never mind.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:03 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Maybe Cal has a future in politics. πŸ˜‰

    • Realme
      10:05 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Same reason other media always use embarrassing pictures for articles about Matt, I guess.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:35 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Or Drew with the huge headphones on. πŸ™‚

  2. RealCatsFan
    10:05 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    I know this is probably not PC at all, but I had a serious case of cognitive dissonance kick in when they had Caitlyn Jenner on TV saying that she is “coming after you” in the same voice she had as a “he”. I guess hormones don’t help with that.

    • Laker Cat 18
      10:08 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      You know how the saying goes…”if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck….I think it’s a duck?”

    • ClutchCargo
      10:14 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I think RCF is saying it walks goose, but quacks like a duck. Then what? πŸ™‚

    • runningunnin.454
      10:14 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Bruce sang bass, Caitlyn sings tenor…no soprano.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:14 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      *like a goose.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:27 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

  3. Laker Cat 18
    10:08 am May 4, 2021 Permalink


  4. Realme
    10:14 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    In honor of our new assistant coach (announcements today I hope), everyone must now pick a body part to be their nickname.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:16 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      This is one of those time where you want to hurry up and pick your own before somebody else names you something. πŸ˜€

    • Realme
      10:17 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I figure there’s plenty of good options we can save for trolls. 😈

    • ClutchCargo
      10:18 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      My sciatic nerve has its hand up yelling “PICK ME, PICK ME!” today.

    • Realme
      10:22 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      RG, you’re easy, you can be Brain. Although you could also be Fists.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:26 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Most people I know call me asshole.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:31 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Why is Dick Vitale raising his hand? πŸ˜‰

    • Realme
      10:32 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      He would be eyeball.

    • Realme
      10:38 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      The guys are easier to do. There is Gut (Ryan), Beard (Drew), Hair (Matt). IDK about Shannon. STD may be good enough? πŸ˜›

  5. Realme
    10:29 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Wrestling is super dorky, and being obsessed with Fuller House is not even on the same scale with Harry Potter and Sci fi stuff. Says me who used to have a star trek communicator. Once, it started going off, in a box in a closet, and we thought it was a really persistent cricket.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:33 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      My daughter had a Tickle Me Elmo, and one time it started spontaneously going off in her closet in the middle of the night when the batteries were running low. It altered Elmo’s voice to make the damned thing sound like it was possessed. Out daughter came running into our room in the middle of the night crying, and I don’t blame her. Yeah, not creepy at all. πŸ˜‰

    • Realme
      10:39 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Ha ha that would be scary as an adult.

  6. RealCatsFan
    10:36 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    At least with bowling, you have a winner. Any sport that can have a scoreless tie IS NOT A SPORT! πŸ˜‰

    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      And I always thought any sport is also a game…

    • ClutchCargo
      10:41 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I kind of need my sports to have an objective and measurable way of scoring. Ball goes through the hoop, ball carrier breaks the plane of the goal line with the football, etc.

    • Realme
      10:42 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Wouldn’t golf be the nerdy one?

    • JTHinton
      10:56 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Well, I guess the NFL isn’t a sport then RCF πŸ˜‰

    • RealCatsFan
      11:21 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I thought the NFL went to sudden death to become a real sport. πŸ˜‰

    • ClutchCargo
      11:22 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      They tried. But there can still be tie games in NFL.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:25 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I guess I just don’t follow the NFL that closely. Is it that way for playoff games?

    • ClutchCargo
      11:43 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      No, you have to win to advance in the playoffs.

  7. runningunnin.454
    10:36 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    BTW, Realme; yesterday you said you didn’t have a reason to hate Illinois; how about this, back in the day when we could play ncaa tournament games in Lexington, former Illinois coach Lou Henson called our venue CorRUPPt Arena. Sore loser pissed me off.

    • Realme
      10:42 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Card fans still love that one. Someone on Twitter last night was like, “Why are we arguing with fans of a team that wants to be Indiana?” Ouch.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:44 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I just can’t work myself up to caring about what Lou Henson thought or said. Bruce Webber is one of the most punchable coaches ever, though, and he coached there.

    • Realme
      10:45 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I do feel bad for them, I would hate us if I were them.

    • ClutchCargo
      10:51 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Yep. As I said yesterday, I do hate it for them. But I don’t hate it bad enough to not want us to take their assistant coaches. As Washington Hogwallop in “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” said, “I got to do for me and mine.” (Yeah, I had to look that up on to remember the character’s name)

  8. RealCatsFan
    10:46 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    All those things Matt said about OA and Chin are great, but after seeing what is going on at LSU, Arizona and Kansas with apparent impunity, I am beginning to think what we need the most is a bag man. πŸ™

    • Laker Cat 18
      10:49 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      We now have Orlando’s brother, Oliver, in our pocket. He’s the bag man. LOL. Too soon?

    • Realme
      10:57 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I was thinking that too. I’d say Oliver would be why Orlando had to spend time elsewhere instead of coming right back here.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:21 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Oliver is said to have provided hotel rooms, meals, and tutors; don’t think he was a “bag man” but I could be wrong.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:23 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Yeo, I think that’s pretty far away from a “strong ass offer”.

    • Realme
      11:27 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Sounds more like he wanted to (illegally) help kids out than buy them.

  9. Laker Cat 18
    11:17 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Matt, come on. X’s and O’s has been our biggest problem recently. Maybe it’s time to let Robic test the waters as well.

    • Realme
      11:22 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Robic is all but married to Cal, he’s not going anywhere, and isn’t one of the main 3 assistant coaches anyways. But I agree if Barbee was “good with game planning” I’m fine that he’s gone, because that has not been going well.

    • Laker Cat 18
      11:46 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Out of 350 teams in D1 NCAA college basketball, we were 218th in offensive efficiency. It’s time for a divorce on the offensive side of the ball in my opinion. You can’t be married whatsoever in business relationships.

    • Realme
      11:49 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Yeah. Been saying Cal needs to make like Stoops and change staff since mid-season. I don’t know how involved Robic is btw, we don’t really hear from or about him since the tragedy with his daughter.

    • Laker Cat 18
      11:50 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Matt mentioned Robic was the offensive game planning mind, while Barbee was defense. I would argue that defense has been light years in front of offense, not as much balance as in years past.

    • Realme
      11:53 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I didn’t hear that part, it certainly makes your point even more valid, but I think he may have been pretty detached and absent compared to before his daughter died, and that may have been the problem. I think others have been trying to pitch in. He certainly wasn’t bad at offensive game planning a few years ago.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:55 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Robic has always been the guy who runs the day to day operations and keeps things on track logistically. That even extends to the Father/Son camps, and I can attest that he is excellent at that. I think Cal will always need somebody to take care of that side of things.

    • Realme
      11:57 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      And I wouldn’t say defensive game planning has been good, we just tend to have players that are naturally able to defend, making game planning less necessary. There have been lots of teams who found the key to getting open against us, and we never ever adjusted.

  10. RealCatsFan
    11:22 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    How were Cal’s assistants supposed to know that they were going to do a surprise duffel bag drop for Zion Williamson?

  11. ClutchCargo
    11:25 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Matt is making an excellent point about the assistants and their ability to recruit and be honest with Cal about who they are actually going to get.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:31 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      I agree, but also, like I said, there might have been circumstances where they honestly thought they were getting a kid, only to have another program do a bag drop to snag them at the last minute. And this should put to rest forever the trolls’ argument that Cal is paying his players. Otherwise, there is no way that he would be missing on all these prospects. How many programs have deeper pockets than UK? I think it points to the contrary – that some of these programs ARE paying players, and Cal/UK is not.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:36 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      If what Matt is saying is true, and I believe it is, knowing when to stop wasting time on a recruit is nearly as import as being able to attract them to UK. And the basketball coaches all know each other, so I doubt there are any bag men who are so under the radar that a well connected assistant coach wouldn’t take that into account.

  12. RealCatsFan
    11:28 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Forest Gump would say that ping pong is a sport.

  13. Realme
    11:29 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    I never liked Barbee since he was a coach somewhere ese and looked like he drew on his head with a sharpie for hair. Sorry not sorry.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:32 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      At least he didn’t spray paint his bald spot like Pitino. πŸ˜€

  14. runningunnin.454
    11:33 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Can’t call a team without a National Championship a blue blood; nonsense.

    • Realme
      11:37 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Apparently the definition of blueblood is “what matters to the kids now”.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:38 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

      Agree. They are quite red blooded until they start winning titles over time.

  15. RealCatsFan
    11:56 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    I cannot imagine having millions of dollars, much less billions. But I can’t see how anyone who is a billionaire would not want to use some/most of that money to help out those who are less fortunate. Just the pitiful little things I am able to do to help others gives me such a warm feeling that it can become addictive. I have always thought it would be really cool to be able to just send a big wad of money to help someone who really needs it, and to do it anonymously. I guess that would be the thing – keeping it a secret so you don’t have throngs of people coming to you with their hands out.

  16. Realme
    11:57 am May 4, 2021 Permalink

    Just wow to that awesome horse sound.

    • RealCatsFan
      12:42 pm May 4, 2021 Permalink

      πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€