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KSR Show Thread, 7/9: Turn on KSR!

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96 Comments for KSR Show Thread, 7/9: Turn on KSR!



  1. runningunnin.454
    10:01 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    Watched two SEC barn burners last night; LSU v Arkansas and Vandy v Auburn. The SEC is getting tough; not going to be easy.



    • Realme
      10:07 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I thought this was supposed to be a down year.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:10 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe it’s a down year overall, with everybody more equal? I admittedly haven’t watched a ton of non-UK basketball games so far this season.



    • Realme
      10:11 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I haven’t either. You would think I would have stopped listening to anyone’s pre-season predictions by now though.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:15 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Vandy almost won AT Auburn; watch out for Vandy’s Aaron Nesmith. Hah, they’re talking about him now on the show.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:18 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      LSU has some big boys who are going to be tough to deal with. Nick and EJ will need to stay out of foul trouble.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:21 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Why is Ryan acting like we’re getting screwed by our conference schedule? It is what it is.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:24 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Thanks Clutch, I was worried by not listening to the show I wouldn’t hear “it is what it is”…lol



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:31 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Vandy should have won that game, they had two good opportunities right under the basket and then a silly turnover in the final seconds.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:33 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Come hear about it, 4ever.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:43 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Now that’s funny Clutch. I’m torn whether or not to change my pic, I think it applies to basketball too.



    • Realme
      10:45 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I think Bowden likes how it’s a BBN thing now, and it can apply to all our sports.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:48 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      That’s what I was thinking Real.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Is there any word on whether Lynn still wants to play bball? How about Calvin Taylor? He’d be a load in the middle.



    • StillBP
      10:55 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      haha too bad Bowden has signed w an agent! No hoops for you!



    • ClutchCargo
      11:03 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Bowden has signed with an agent as a football player, but I don’t think that precludes him from playing basketball. Not that it’s going to happen.



    • StillBP
      11:05 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      ah I didn’t know you could do that for one sport but be eligible for another. makes sense though.



    • Realme
      11:05 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      It would be so fun! And also the stupidest thing he could do to his future.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:16 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Chris Weinke spent several years as a minor league baseball player before coming to play QB at FSU.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:25 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      And Cal would once again get to tell an opposing player “he’s gonna kick your ass!” 🙂



    • runningunnin.454
      11:40 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      LOL, best right hand since Lennox Lewis.



  2. Realme
    10:14 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    I went to Happy Valley Elementary.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:25 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I missed the first few minutes. Were they asking for a roll call of sorts? I went to Ashland Elementary and then Tates Creek Junior before we moved to Georgia in my 9th grade year.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:26 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      GO TITANS!!!

      Are they still the Titans? lol



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:26 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      On Happy Valley Road I’m assuming?



    • Realme
      10:30 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yes, 4ever! Chris they are doing a remote in Glasgow and mentioned the Happy Valley Rd. address.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:32 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I’ll be on Happy Valley Road later today, I’m down here taking care of my parents since June.



    • Realme
      10:34 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      ARE YOU FROM GLASGOW TOO?????



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:41 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      No, I’m from just outside of Edmonton, place called Eastfork. I dated a few girls from Glasgow back in the day so I was in Glasgow a lot. I have to take my mother to get her hair done and my father to the eye doctor in Glasgow today. All their doctors are in Glasgow so I’m there a lot.



    • Realme
      10:44 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Ohm okay. My parents are still there, but I never make it down. We usually meet up in Bardstown, or they come to Lexington.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:48 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you haven’t been to Glasgow in a really long time you might not recognize a lot of it.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:50 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      My uncle used to preach in Glasgow and I went to visit, but that was forever ago and I don’t remember anything about the town.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Circling Jerry’s Restaurant on Happy Valley Road used to be the thing to do on Friday and Saturday nights. Showing my age now. Probably don’t remember that Real.



    • Realme
      10:55 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yes it sure has grown / changed since I graduated.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:55 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Wow, I LOVED Jerry’s! I was in love with that sign, and I found a Jerry’s glass ash tray on eBay years ago. Talk about a stroll down amnesia lane.

      I was in Bowling Green back in 2002 and there was still a Jerry’s there. Is it, or are any others, still there?



    • Realme
      10:57 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Oh I do, we called it cruising, except we were over by McDonald’s (close but not exactly the same route, lol). So embarrassing. There was clearly nothing else to do.



    • 4everUKBlue
      10:57 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      If you were lucky on a weekend night you found a spot in the middle to back into and watch everyone circle.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:20 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I loved Jerry’s Champ Sandwich.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:28 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      In Louisville the hot cruising spot when I was young was Hikes Point and the Troubadore and Heartwood Tavern. Cruising is a lost art now. Kids today cruise with their thumbs.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:56 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      RCF what was the name of that popular night club in Hikes Point I think? Had Tiger in the name. I used to frequent that place back in the day.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:40 pm January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I remember now, it was the Toy Tiger.



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:21 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    Ahhh, 70’s country truckin’ songs. Love it!



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:23 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      And yeah, the lyrics on that song are creepy. I just love that genre.

      “This right here’s a rubber duck, and we ain’t gonna pay no toll! CON-VOOOOOOOOOOOYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!”



    • RealCatsFan
      10:45 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Does Jerry Reed’s “East Bound and Down” count?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0F2aYivCmU



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:48 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      ABSOLUTELY!!!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:26 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      My dad took me to the premier of the movie that it was in. BTW, I saw a 79 black Special Edition Trans Am like in the movie sell for close to 50 grand the other day. Crazy money for those cars. The one in the first movie was actually a 78, but the 79’s go for a lot too.



  4. runningunnin.454
    10:25 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    Wonder if they’ve ever heard Jim Stafford’s “Spiders and Snakes”…creeepy.



    • Realme
      10:31 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Do not get RCF started with the links.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:41 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Oh boy, here we go! 😀



    • Realme
      10:45 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Knock yourself out. I’m not clicking!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:23 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I decided to stick with slugs for ultimate gross videos. 🙂



  5. Realme
    10:40 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    Sigh. Now he doesn’t know what a slug is?



    • ClutchCargo
      10:41 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      They have water on them? lol



    • RealCatsFan
      10:46 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Get some salt!



    • ClutchCargo
      10:47 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Kind of what I was thinking, RCF. Sprinkle some salt on them, and if they don’t dissolve, he’s a damn liar! lol



    • RealCatsFan
      10:47 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Ever seen slugs makin’ whoopee?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxE-gZzo9HA



    • ClutchCargo
      10:49 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, one of my all-time favorite “The Far Side” cartoons is the one with the little kid slug running through the house with a salt shaker and the mom slug is yelling at him to not do that.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:51 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      That guy was so creative beyond belief.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I miss “The Far Side”. Along with “Calvin and Hobbes” and “Bloom County/Outland” My kids have never known the comic genius of Calvin and Hobbes. 🙁



    • ClutchCargo
      10:56 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I heard recently that Gary Larson is finally joining the digital age and there is going to be a website with all his old stuff and some new content to come.



  6. runningunnin.454
    10:41 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t get the racial connotation of thug…just a violent criminal, no.? The English language is tough enough for foreigners to learn.



    • Realme
      10:42 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I guess if a word gets applied to a certain group of people often enough, it becomes a rude stereotype.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:49 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I didn’t hear them talking about that, but that’s ridiculous. A thug is a thug.

      BTW, tell rappers like Bone, Thugs, and Harmony they can’t call themselves that if I can’t use the word. Scottie beam me up.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:51 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I think the racial connotations came in when a rapper started to use the term. It kind of got taken up with the lexicon after that. I think StillBP is up on the Rap movement and might be able to fill us in. Was it Tupac who used it as an acronym for “The Hate U Give”?



    • StillBP
      11:00 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      ha! I was a huge Pac fan back in the day! I have never correlated The Hate You Give to Pac so I’m not sure if I just missed out on that or if they are totally unrelated. But Tupac often called himself a thug, and even had ‘thug life” tattooed on his chest.

      It seems to me you just don’t hear people use that word when they talk about white people. So it does seem racist in that almost all the time it is used, it is used to describe people of color. I’m not here to debate that, I’m just relaying what I have seen to be the case for the most part.



    • Realme
      11:04 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Agree, BP. How the word is used seems to be very slanted, and that means something. Doesn’t mean anyone on here uses it in an ugly way, but plenty of people do, and I personally would respect that it bothers people and just leave it.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:07 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      StillBP, I do remember it being used just to describe ruffians or rednecks who were white. But I’m older and came of age in the 70’s and 80’s, way before the Rap movement came to be.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:11 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I agree with that. However I did see a video of Tupac before he became famous in some kind of interview and he had a distinct female voice, sounded nothing like he did after he became famous. It’s been taken down now and it’s nowhere to be found.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:12 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I too am just relaying, I have never been a fan or ever known anything about him, just relaying what I saw.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:13 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I guess y’all are right; but, thug once referred to Italian-Americans due to the mafia. Guess it changed. BTW, Matt said that song in which they just talked was not a song; so, is rap “music” really “songs”.



    • 4everUKBlue
      11:14 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      And that was supposed to say feminine not female.



    • 4everUKBlue
      2:41 pm January 9, 2020 Permalink


  7. Realme
    10:52 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    I actually wouldn’t understand if Rose left. He wasn’t as good as the next 2, but the coaches never stopped prioritizing him out of loyalty. It’s fine though, best wishes if he does.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:54 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      IMHO, that loyalty might be why it’s not a bad thing if he leaves. He is clearly not the best option with how they try to use him most of the time.



    • Realme
      11:02 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      It’s not a bad thing for us, but he has no reason to be dissatisfied. Maybe the coaches told him he’ll have to get better if he’s going to play much next year, and he decided he’s not up to the competition. I’m assuming it’s true, or Matt would have just said “I know about a football player that’s probably transferring, but I can’t tell you who. Just wanted everyone to know I have secret info.”



    • ClutchCargo
      11:06 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Matt has been hinting that he knows something for a few weeks now. I’m actually relieved by this from the way he was talking it up.



    • Realme
      11:09 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I must have been tuning him out. Definitely could have been worse.



  8. ClutchCargo
    10:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    If true, and no offense to AJ Rose, we’re still good to go at running back if he leaves.



  9. J-Dub421
    11:07 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    RCF, there are lots of books of Calvin & Hobbes cartoons! (I have several, and they usually have great names like Yukon Ho!, Weirdos From Another Planet, or (my personal favorite) Something Under The Bed Is Drooling.) There are also books of Far Side cartoons.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:20 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Oh yeah, I definitely have some! I think I have “Attack of the Snow Goons” or something like that, and a few Far Side books. I just miss getting the paper and going straight to the comics to see their latest exploits. Was a great way to spend with a cup of coffee in the morning.



  10. ClutchCargo
    11:11 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    You can’t rate John Wall (as a UK player) based on his stats alone, Ryan. He was an absolute program changer from the word go.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:12 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      That UNC game felt like “yeah, we’re back!”



    • RealCatsFan
      11:21 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Best high school mixtape in the history of basketball. 🙂



  11. J-Dub421
    11:11 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    I missed the first hour or so of the show. Is AJ Rose leaving? That seems weird.



    • Realme
      11:14 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Matt said he thinks he is, but there’s nothing official.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:16 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      That’s what they’re saying; too bad, be a really good back if he would hang on to the ball.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:20 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I remember Matt dropping a hint a few weeks ago, but he hasn’t gone on and on about it like he usually does. I had only heard a couple of times that he was hearing that a football player was probably going to transfer and that it would surprise people. If the coaches have something big planned for NSD, they could maybe use that scholarship.



  12. ClutchCargo
    11:43 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t even care about what they discuss, I love hearing Australian people talk.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:48 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Yep, and the Irish accent is nice, too. Best quote about country and southern accents is, “just because we talk slow don’t mean we think slow”.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:50 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Our punter has to be up to his ears in, ahem, dates. 🙂



    • ClutchCargo
      11:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Aussies think it’s funny when you say your rooting for some team or other. Rooting has a MUCH different meaning for them. 😉



  13. J-Dub421
    11:46 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

    That makes no sense. Rose gets quite a few carries and has done good things. Also, isn’t he a senior?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:50 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      I think he’s a junior.



    • Realme
      11:53 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      Maybe he wants to extend free college by a year.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:54 am January 9, 2020 Permalink

      RS Jr, I believe.



  14. runningunnin.454
    12:00 pm January 9, 2020 Permalink

    Happy Chandler drove the nail at Alumni Gym where Joe Hagan hit the shot to beat Marquette in the ’30’s. Oh well, facts optional.