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KSR Show Thread, 7/26: Live from Whitaker Bank Ballpark!

The KSR Summer Tour makes its fifteenth stop today in Lexington at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The whole gang will be out at Legends field for a two-hour live radio broadcast with a special guest appearance by UK great Dan Issel.

Join in on the fun by calling (502) 571-1080 or send a text to the KSR Texting Machine at (772) 774-5254.

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92 Comments for KSR Show Thread, 7/26: Live from Whitaker Bank Ballpark!



  1. runningunnin.454
    9:58 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    I am declaring this “No Bad News Day”. No football/basketball injuries and no mug shots with UK shirts.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:01 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Be careful RG.. we both will be targeted by the few that come in here and question why this site does non sports stuff. Although KSR has done things โ€œin the most ridiculous mannerโ€ periodically since its inception.
      **Rolling my eyes**



    • runningunnin.454
      10:06 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I may be in the minority; but, I like the goofball stories. Like yesterday, CM Tomlin had an excellent review of “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.
      Helter Skelter madness, can’t wait to see that one.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:09 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      2 of us there my friend…



    • Realme
      10:15 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I would argue KSR is so successful because the majority loves the goofball stories.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:17 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Oh Real… been meaning to say, love your avatar thingy. Cool.



    • Realme
      10:19 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Thank you. We went through a phase of conspiracy theories and other kookiness, so I made myself a chupacabra. Will change back to sports soon.



  2. Ridge Runner
    9:58 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    32 bottles of beer on the wall… 32 bottles of beer.. take 1 down, pass.. oh wait sorry. Ernest was in my thoughts this morning.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:13 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      32 bottles of beer on…. okay,okay, stopping I promise.
      ๐Ÿ™



    • Ridge Runner
      10:14 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Hiccup.. excuse me.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:19 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Curious if anybody got a read on the visit from Boston? I know we gave him the blue carpet treatment.



    • Realme
      10:21 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I haven’t paid attention to recruits before they commit in several years. I don’t know if I could even name who all we’re looking at.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:25 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Real, Iโ€™m bad about that too. Yessir.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:34 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I keep up with recruiting for the coming season; but, can’t get really into it past that. We haven’t even seen our newest guys play, yet.



    • Realme
      10:41 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I know we’re still hoping to add Dante. After that, more players.



    • J-Dub421
      10:43 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I read some of the recruiting articles, especially in basketball. In football, I don’t pay attention until they at least commit.



  3. Ridge Runner
    10:04 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    #44 in your rafter and #1 in our all time leading scorer.. ladies & gentlemen, I give you Mr. Dan today!!! Yeah babeee



    • runningunnin.454
      10:08 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Cawood Ledford, “Big Dan hitting from everywhere”.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:10 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Ahhh memories indeed.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:16 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Joe Dean, “And he’s hotter than a depot stove”.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:18 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      And “Strang music”



    • Ridge Runner
      10:24 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      4 ever my man.. ya ought to do like a blue 4 uk Jersey avatar… lol



    • runningunnin.454
      10:26 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Joe Dean was a decent ball player for LSU in the early ’50’s and was their 2nd all time leading scorer at the time…nope, don’t remember that.
      He was also LSU AD at one time.
      He was a much better color analyst then J Bias.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:40 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      When I lived in Baton Rouge, I got tickets to the SEC Championship game when UK had Winston Bennett and they played UGA with Willie Anderson. My seats were about two rows behind Joe Dean in LSU’s gym. I couldn’t resist tossing out a couple of “String Music’s” his way when UK hit a three. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • 4everUKblue
      10:41 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I can’t believe you can’t remember that RG, you have one of the best memories on this site.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:45 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      LOL, I also never saw Man O’ War or Seabiscuit run, nope, nope.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:50 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Also, Dean just had that โ€œvoiceโ€ you align with SEC basketball. Awesome.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:47 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      It could have been Cawood who used the “hotter than a depot stove” but another Joe Dean’s was “stuffarino” along with “string music”.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:49 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      You’re not much younger than me RG.



    • 4everUKblue
      10:52 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Working on your suggestion Ridge Runner.



    • Ridge Runner
      11:01 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Also… #4 was worn by some who gave us awesome memories: no order…
      Rondo, Macy, Derrick Miller, Rodney Dent, Gerald Fitch, and everybody loves Nick.



    • cats646
      11:05 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Josh Pachal also
      #fight4it.



  4. Realme
    10:18 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    2019, the summer of “How many ways can we come up with to criticize or complain about Cal and the current program.”



    • Ridge Runner
      10:20 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      signed… sincerely mashburnfan or whatever the hell he calls himself. Ruffinscruffingood4nuthin



    • J-Dub421
      10:53 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      And VirginaCat. They are both chronically negative about basketball.



    • Realme
      10:54 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Well they must be loving Matt this summer.



  5. runningunnin.454
    10:19 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Stoops, throw the ball to your tight ends.
    Cal, yes stop the hysterics on the sideline, and when you have depth…2-2-1 zone press.
    Mitch, full body checkerboard uniforms….No?



    • Ridge Runner
      10:22 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Damn, great summation rg



    • RealCatsFan
      10:44 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      While you’re at it:

      Cal, put your scrubs in with more than 30 seconds on the clock when we are up by 30 in Rupp. Call a damned timeout if you need to to get them in.

      Stoops, make sure you have 11 guys on the field for defense. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Mitch, why not just take the checkerboard thing to a new level and go with full body checkerboard paint for the players. Might just fake the other team out. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • runningunnin.454
      10:54 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Agree about the scrubs; if you get a bad injury to a starter in that situation…gonna have a lot of ‘splainin to do.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:56 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      rg, we nearly had that exact scenario late in the 2011 season, if I recall correctly. I think Liggins and Knight both rolled their ankles late in a game.



  6. Ridge Runner
    10:32 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Had a dream last night or what I remembered from it (seriously).. we were beating Michigan State by 20+ with few minutes left in game. Then, I woke up having to pee.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:34 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Can you say.. RR really looking forward to season starting. Heh…



    • Realme
      10:35 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      How hard will Cal be working to keep this year’s first big game from being a repeat of last year? I think he’s going to have them ready for war. Bet he’s even going to start working on defense before the season starts.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:42 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Agreed about Cal wanting to reverse last year. I would add too.. EJ and/or Nick needs to monster-up as well.



    • Realme
      10:43 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Not expecting much out of Nick, but EJ should take a huge step forward.



    • J-Dub421
      11:21 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Nick is still pretty raw, but I can see the potential there. I still think he can be good. Nick just needs to believe that Nick can be good.



  7. runningunnin.454
    10:42 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    I nominate Matt for the dorky clock management position.



    • Realme
      10:43 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      He would screw things up so bad he’d have to change careers to politics.



    • Ridge Runner
      10:46 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      He would have the โ€œdorkyโ€ portion covered.



  8. RealCatsFan
    10:45 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    The Vampire has apparently locked LeBron into his soul snatching gaze.



    • Realme
      10:48 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, Lebron got bit. Nothing anyone can do. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • J-Dub421
      11:22 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      LeBron has no loyalty to any college team. He’ll ditch K at some point, since he’s just bandwagoning onto Duke at present.



  9. Realme
    10:54 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    I’ve watched 2 episodes so far of the new season of LCU. Boring so far.



    • J-Dub421
      11:22 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I haven’t watched any of any season of it.



  10. runningunnin.454
    11:07 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Been meaning ask about this; few days ago, KSR had an article about Maxey and Hagans being in some Elite Guard camp, I’m guessing after they were on campus.
    Is this usual and customary, don’t remember it in the past?



    • Ridge Runner
      11:14 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, I remember Jamal Murray attended it. Anyway, itโ€™s Chris Paulโ€™s CP3 for like the top high school and college point guards from around the United States. The camp is held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is a three-day event.



    • Ridge Runner
      11:16 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      In fact, Maxey was awesome from reports I read.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:17 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, article said Maxey was really shooting it.



    • J-Dub421
      11:23 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Maxey will be a star.



  11. RealCatsFan
    11:12 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    So apparently while everyone was bickering over Mueller and impeachment proceedings and border crossings we had an undetected near-miss from a “city killer” asteroid. Remind me to always have a couple of cold adult beverages on hand for emergency.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:34 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yeah, it passed actually closer than the moon; so if we had detected it earlier, what would we do…call Bruce Willis?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:52 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      We would have to hurry up and schedule a dook/UNCheat game in a remote location far away from humanity.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:56 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      LOL.



    • ClutchCargo
      1:41 pm July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Wouldn’t hurt to have an old Atari 2600 just in case. Any kid would make short work of that asteroid. Just have to be sure to blow the dust out of the cartridge before inserting it into the game console. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  12. Realme
    11:13 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Do they get any nicer than Dan Issel? Why act like Macy when you can be ridiculously gracious and kind?



    • J-Dub421
      11:24 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Especially when you have no legitimate reason to not be gracious and kind.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:31 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      It’s a good thing that we have folks like him to balance out all the A-holes in the world. ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • J-Dub421
      11:42 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I try really hard, but then I get annoyed and want to slap the a-holes down.



  13. runningunnin.454
    11:16 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    uh oh, Matt opening the going to practice can of worms; knew it.



  14. Ridge Runner
    11:24 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Dang it.. gotta get outta here (work).. by the way fellas, RG, Real, Dub, 4ever I single you guys out cuz man.. you are like friends to me in a cyber kinda way. But enjoy your comments and love our bacnforth stuff. Seriously, I always wanted to mention that. Ok.. didnโ€™t mean to get serious in an emotional sense, but doggone it, I am. Love you guys and my happiest times have KSR and reading your stuff on here. Ok… later dudes.



    • J-Dub421
      11:25 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Come hang out on the show thread any time. You may even get some new recipes. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Ridge Runner
      11:25 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Both of ya Reals.. lol. Realme & Real Cats!!



    • Realme
      11:28 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Right back at ya Ridge.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:29 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Don’t work too hard, RR, and enjoy the weekend!



    • runningunnin.454
      11:36 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Family.



  15. RealCatsFan
    11:31 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    I agree with Dan Issel 100% that Louisville can support an NBA team. I think the people who are against it have the same mindset as the “Hurstbourne Six” – the homeowners who have filed yet ANOTHER appeal to keep Top Golf from building a facility in Oxmoor. Come on people, for what you are spending in legal fees you could buy a much nicer house somewhere else!



    • Realme
      11:33 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Yes, there are so many mostly empty arenas for regular season NBA games. We can do better than them. Especially if you get some former UK / U6 players.



    • J-Dub421
      11:40 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Pitino and Jurich squashed Louisville getting an NBA team for a long time because they didn’t want to share their arena (that we the taxpayers are paying for) and they liked being the only show in town.



  16. Realme
    11:36 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    Confession. I complain about Matt’s musical taste a lot, but I love that Finally Friday song.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:39 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I’m still going to complain.



    • J-Dub421
      11:39 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Even a blind squirrel finds a nut sometimes.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:54 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      I have a squirrel that’s robbing one of my bird feeders; I haven’t bothered him yet, because he’s a baby.
      It’s funny watching him jump from a tree limb, land on top of the feeder, and hang on for dear life.



    • J-Dub421
      12:03 pm July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Bird feeders bring all the wildlife. We used to get all kinds of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, field mice, racoons, and opossums. I never minded, and will feed all the wild critters. I don’t have a bird feeder anymore because I don’t want them eating my tomatoes, etc. in the summer.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:18 pm July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Funny squirrel story if anyone is still watching the ST. Years ago, went to visit my folks, and my mom told me that she had left the sliding door open and a squirrel had come inside. So she left it open and walked away, hoping it would find its way back outside. It was gone when she came back, so she assumed it had left and closed the door. This was a Friday, and on Saturday everyone was in Indiana for my niece’s wedding. Fast forward to Monday – I get a call from my dad: “You know that squirrel that we thought had gone back outside? Well, he didn’t.” I bought a net and a pair of leather gloves and headed over there. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The little bugger was holed up in their bedroom. After 20 minutes of escapades, I caught him in the net and successfully got him out the front door. The best part? My mom was sleeping in bed, and the squirrel jumped up on the bed with her. She thought it was the cat and rolled over and went back to sleep!

      Now every time I see the commercial where the dude is being chased by bad guys and his phone rings and it’s his mom telling him about his father’s battles with squirrels, I think of my folks. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • J-Dub421
      12:37 pm July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Lol, that’s hilarious.



  17. runningunnin.454
    11:41 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

    We could get Globetrotter unis, with stripes and stars.



    • J-Dub421
      11:43 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      No, just no.



    • Realme
      11:45 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Is this for the NBA team or UK?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:48 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      UK, for the people that don’t like the checkerboards.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:50 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      Are you suggesting that we adopt the red and white candy-stripe warmup pants like IU along with blue / white star shirts? ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • runningunnin.454
      11:51 am July 26, 2019 Permalink

      No, I’m just trolling Matt and Drew.