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KSR Show Thread 7/1: Talking NIL at KSBar and Grille

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Thursday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Matt and Drew are at KSBar and Grille to talk about an exciting new era of college sports. Tune in to hear their takes on NIL, which UK student-athletes are already cashing in, Jalen Duren’s visit, and much, much more.

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37 Comments for KSR Show Thread 7/1: Talking NIL at KSBar and Grille



  1. Realme
    10:01 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    I’m cheap. I feel like $30 is too much for a t-shirt.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:08 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Depends what’s on it; I’ll buy one that has UK 2022 National Champion.



    • Realme
      10:10 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I feel like we could find you a two for one deal. ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • Realme
      10:12 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Ha ha I guess I’m “old people” now.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:14 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Big Spender Jones.



    • Realme
      10:15 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Most of his wealth is in hoodies and shoes.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:17 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Probably most of this is directed at kids; how many adults would want to wear a t-shirt with a 20 y/o college player on it.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:21 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      The sad thing is that most T-shirts today are made out of crappy, thin material and they shrink up and start looking crappy after just a few washings. I have a few T-shirts that I really like and have taken care of that still look pretty good after 15 or 20 years. Mrs RCF makes fun of me and my “old” shirts – I prefer “vintage”. ๐Ÿ™‚ I doubt if I will ever get any kind of longevity like that out of the shirts I have bought in the past 5 years.



    • Realme
      10:22 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I would wear it. If I caught it on sale.



    • Realme
      10:23 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      RCF my husband laughs at how many sleep tshirts I have with full on holes. First, they have good sports memories, second they are super comfy after a jillion washings.



    • Realme
      10:26 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I’m happy for our current players. Must suck to have graduated in the last few years and watch this all go down.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:26 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Funny that Dontaie was the first; I would buy one if it said “put me in coach”.



    • Realme
      10:27 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      That might get him the Jorts treadmill punishment.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:31 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Ha ha, yup.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:45 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Realme, the Mrs has begun to sneak some of my shirts into the “rag drawer” out in the garage. I have tried to retrieve a few, but then she just makes them disappear altogether the next time they go in the wash. #littlebattles

      Is it ok if I cry a little when I pull out one of my favorite volleyball league championship shirts from 1997 and have to use it to wipe up oil in the garage?



    • RealCatsFan
      10:47 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Speaking of Jorts, he could have had some epic t-shirts made up. They could depict him locked in a bathroom stall (as an ad for a janitorial service) or chasing the team bus. Or best of all, an ad for a dodgeball league!



    • JTHinton
      10:51 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Iโ€™d spend $30 on a shirt, but it would have to be UKbranded, not just one playerโ€™s gear. Thatโ€™s pretty expensive for a player who will only be here a few years!



  2. Realme
    10:30 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    Man, how do you forget Sydney’s name?



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:36 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I think he was referring to Masai Russell.



    • Realme
      10:40 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Okay, good. I heard our hurdler and her and thought he forgot who SM was.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:45 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I was confused too. I had to look her up.



  3. RealCatsFan
    10:41 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    HaHa, the Marshall Henderson one was funny! He could have made a mint off of royalties from that infamous GIF when he shook his jersey at the Auburn fans. ๐Ÿ˜€



  4. Laker Cat 18
    10:46 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    The one UK player who missed out on the NIL deal was Cousins. He could have made a TON here. With the “Call Me” thing especially.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:47 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Big Cuz was a walking social media meme.



    • Realme
      10:54 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I bought a #15 shirt the day after they lost in the tourney because I was so sad. Didn’t have his name on it of course. Did actually wear that out enough to have to pitch it.

      Benny, Josh, Jojo, Stephen Johnson. All shirts I would have bought for football. Can guys go in together and profit off of Big Blue Wall shirts?



  5. RealCatsFan
    10:53 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    Wondering when some of these guys will be lawyering up to go after anyone trying to use their likeness without their permission…

    Or hiring people to scrub the internet looking for people using their likeness without permission?

    It might become difficult for KSR to post content in the future.



  6. runningunnin.454
    10:56 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    Yayy, MJ interrupts, cranks the volume up…and wins the debate! Ha ha.



    • Realme
      10:58 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Wouldn’t you give up to stop hearing him screech at you?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:00 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Yeah, but the guy was winning the debate…and was appreciated, lol.



    • Realme
      11:05 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      I would love to have the power to appreciate conversations in my own life.



  7. Realme
    11:16 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    This substitute host list is such a mixture of Yes! and Huh? Mostly good though.



  8. Swizzle
    11:45 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    The show is 100 times better when the Matt’s parakeet isnt on it.



    • Realme
      11:45 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Appreciate the call.



  9. Realme
    11:45 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

    Sounds like we need video of Matt doing this float therapy.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:51 am July 1, 2021 Permalink

      When they are talking about the random dudes just throwing their babies into a pool to sink or swim, well, let’s just say I would never recommend that. ๐Ÿ™‚ But we did the infant water survival class with our firstborn when she was about 9 months old. They would gradually introduce the babies to the water, teaching them how to roll over onto their back and float. That would progress to actually teaching them how to kick to the edge of the pool and grab onto the side. But they would NEVER just toss a kid into the pool.



    • Realme
      12:03 pm July 1, 2021 Permalink

      Even if it does work sometimes, no need to be that harsh. It’s a baby!



    • Realme
      12:03 pm July 1, 2021 Permalink

      But I do support trying that method on Matt, hee haw.