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Listen to today’s podcast with someone of the opposite sex who is not your spouse! (Friday Show Thread)

After a bizarre Thursday show in which we debated going out to eat with someone who isn’t your spouse, KSR will get back on track today with more talk of UK sports. (No promises though.) So grab that co-worker of the opposite sex, get a booth at the nearest Denny’s, and listen to two hours of Friday KSR.

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50 Comments for Listen to today’s podcast with someone of the opposite sex who is not your spouse! (Friday Show Thread)



  1. runningunnin.454
    9:58 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Can’t listen again today; but, Lordy…again.
    Are you going to interview Dr. Phil?



  2. KTR2786
    10:03 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Oh, so it’s only not ok to listen if the person your are with is a different sex than you? >:-D



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:09 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      This IS Kentucky.😄



  3. ukjaybrat
    10:14 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    There’s a flower on the table, they are totally going to do it after they finish brunch



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:17 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      He is making her laugh and making her nervous…it is ON.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:18 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Oh, and her glass is already empty. Done deal.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:21 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Also that dress is way too short for it to JUST be a business brunch.



    • J-Dub421
      10:26 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Sleeveless dress with low cut neck line while sharing a bottle of wine = not a business lunch.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:31 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Matt’s wife-to-be should be confident enough in her relationship to be totally cool with it, especially since that girl is an ex.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:35 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      jdub – i know. i’m just kidding.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:40 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      We are all on the same page. I just remain incredulous regarding Matt’s inability to see things any way than how HE believes the world should be.

      Come on back Bam!!



    • J-Dub421
      10:55 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      After all the discussion yesterday and having read more about this at the Washington Post, etc. I can understand the other side better. Pence should be able to have business meetings/lunches with women in a public setting without objectifying women. If the Vice President won’t be alone with women does that potentially put female staffers at a disadvantage for career advancement? What about foreign leaders/diplomats? It’s not entirely feasible from a business standpoint, so I will amend my position from yesterday and say that one should be able to control oneself around members of the opposite sex in a business/work setting.

      On a personal level with friends or ex’s though, it’s a bad look even if nothing untoward is going on. I still think it’s best not to potentially open the door there to a bad situation.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:03 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      As an adjunct professor for UK, it was highly discouraged to have a celebratory meal with a female student at the end of a 6 week experiential rotation unless I brought along a female colleague. If the student was male no one cared. It wasn’t in stone but I was harshly reminded once ” how it might look.”



    • ukjaybrat
      11:08 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      when i was in school, a couple of my TAs regularly met with us one on one at a cafe. one was a male and one was a female. and both classes had several students of both sexes. I wonder if anybody had those concerns then or if it was (which it clearly was) all about the course-work?



    • Realme
      11:11 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      The idea of avoiding the appearance of / chance for accusations of sexual harrassment is a whole other aspect of the topic.



    • NYC_Cat
      1:59 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

      ukjaybrat,

      When I was a grad student TA at UK several years ago, we were cautioned during our TA orientation about relationships with students, especially with respect to power dynamics that exist between teacher and student. As I recall, “the power of the grade” was referred to as an “aphrodisiac” for some students (yes, those exact words). And, indeed, it is true – I had several experiences of being invited back to dorm rooms, to sorority houses, a student attempt to caress my leg while she was seated next to me, and the like. Others in our department told similar stories. Power & authority are seductive. Ask any therapist about this in the context of a therapy relationship. Erotic transference & countertransference are extremely common in relationships with power differentials and have been the destruction of many a person in positions of authority who do not or cannot understand it and contain it.



  4. Wildcat_fan_in_Nashville
    10:24 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    If Bam is projected at going anywhere from 15 and up for this year’s draft… wouldn’t it be worth considering going next year instead, where there is a weaker draft, and could be a lottery pick? By delaying, he could make a lot more money, right? Or is he projected just as high next year as this year?
    Thanks!



    • ukjaybrat
      10:30 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      but anywhere in the first round is guaranteed money. whereas if he comes back and gets injured (or doing even worse), he risks not making the first round.
      PLUS he will get better training in the NBA
      PLUS it will be a fulltime job. nothing but basketball – don’t have to spend half your week in class or studying

      and finally, the biggest factor:
      PLUS you have to factor in the amount of money you AREN’T making this year.

      Let’s say he comes back and moves up a few spots and earns an extra 200,000 per year,
      well he missed out on the 1.5 million+ he could have earned this year.
      2016:
      20 – Caris LeVert (1.562 million)
      17 – Wade Baldwin IV (1.794 million)

      so he would have to skyrocket up the draft boards for it to be worth it. a small bump is a waste of time and money



    • ukjaybrat
      10:33 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      that being said, i think he is 50/50 because right now, his skillset is not what NBA teams are looking for. if he came back and worked on his jump shot to create a midrange game that is virtually non-existent, he could become a top10 pick. problem is, will cal let him do that? He started the season with a jump shot, but cal told him he wants him to do NOTHING but dunk the ball. tough call.



  5. CATandMONKEY
    10:26 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    WLAP iHeart FAIL.
    WKJK working fine.



    • J-Dub421
      10:27 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      iHeart wouldn’t work at all for me yesterday and I had to resort to an actual radio.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:34 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      I had only radio for the tournament. Was listening outside for NC game. Left radio outside. Rain. Now short one $35 “boom box.” It was my wife’s and it was Card-red. I am okay with it.



  6. Realme
    10:32 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    There has not been any specific reporting on these death threats. Could be 2 half-assed phone calls or it could be 12 serious threats. All these media just assuming it’s widespread and severe because Higgins met with law enforcement are quite possibly going overboard about something that happens to most refs every year, as Greenberg pointed out.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:34 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      it’s probably the former. but we’re kentucky so haters gonna hate. doesn’t make it ok. but it’s probably not as big of a deal as the “pundits” are making it out to be.



    • Realme
      10:37 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Maybe one of them could do some actual investigating, instead of making a 24/7 major news event out of one quote from one source. #journalism



    • runningunnin.454
      10:37 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      He’s run to the FBI before like all they have to do is baby sit him. Wuss



    • 4everblue
      12:28 pm March 31, 2017 Permalink

      FBI should investigate Higgins instead of UK fans…



  7. Realme
    10:35 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Speaking of baseball, do those of you want more baseball coverage know there’s a baseball podcast now? It’s on the other KSR feed where Tyler and Freddie etc. show up.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:43 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      YES. and I don’t really know much about the team, but i do find that baseball podcast pretty interesting.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:57 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      As a guy who cried as a 7 yr old when the Big Red Machine beat my Sox, then gave up on baseball after the Strike…then probably shed a tear or two when Boston finally took the series; lost interest after numerous high-$$$ Sox teams totally underperformed- I am ready to grab a bat and head to the cages.

      Good interview. SEC baseball is the pinnacle of the sport in college- the model of what my Dad always told me was REAL baseball. Guys playing year-round. Not playing April games with snow on the field.
      Headed to the podcasts over the weekend. Maybe baseball is back in my life.



    • Realme
      11:00 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Do you think Matt will take a book this weekend? 😛



  8. Realme
    10:55 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    I would bet the best refs are the ones who aren’t “personalities”. That’s the problem.



    • J-Dub421
      10:59 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Tony Greene is one of the better refs and he’s pretty bland. If I know a ref’s name/face, he probably sucks because I know who he is for a reason.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:14 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      I have a feeling we’ll remember this guy!



  9. Realme
    10:58 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Good grief Awaiting Moderation is weird. It’s my mildest comments that get caught up. I think it just randomly does it to every 100th comment or something.



    • J-Dub421
      10:59 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Happens to me at least once a week and always on something really innocuous.



  10. runningunnin.454
    10:59 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    How about Tyler Ulis?
    16 points, 13 assists;
    Let’s all do everything the Ulis way.



    • J-Dub421
      11:00 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      I love it!



  11. Realme
    11:10 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Matt handled that guy completely of course, but I don’t know why he has listeners at all. If picking silly fights and being condescending about his listeners is the norm, he’d be unlistenable even if I were a TN fan.



    • J-Dub421
      11:17 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      This Paul dude is a blatent TN fan. How is he any different?? Practice what you preach dude or shut up!



    • J-Dub421
      11:20 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Thanks for insulting us all a-holes.



    • Realme
      11:22 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      He seems to think he’s highly intelligent, but all he does is make stupid comments. I don’t get it.



  12. J-Dub421
    11:13 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Pat Forde is obviously a U of L/Pitino lover. Dan Dakich is a clear IU/Michigan fan (since his son plays there). They both like to pretend that they aren’t biased, but they clearly are. I don’t have a problem with Matt’s bias because he’s open and honest about it. More journalists should do the same. Just admit your bias.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:20 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Did you see the comment on here the other day; somebody actually said if R.Pitino had stayed at U.K., we would have 14-15 titles by now?
      Lil Ricky would have been BUSY, I’m tellin’ you.



    • J-Dub421
      11:22 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      There is no way that is true.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:23 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      its tricky. bc those national writers are “supposed” to be unbiased. which is never the case. no one gets into playing sports, coaching, writing, analyzing, without first growing up as a fan of SOME team. So of course they are going to be fans of SOMEONE. But becaue they work for yahoo or fox or espn, they aren’t “supposed” to drool all over them. But there’s nothing preventing them from straight up bashing their rivals. Forde is a UL fan, and that’s fine, he’s not supposed to sugar coat or go over the top on his UL articles. but on the other side of the same coin, he shouldn’t be allowed to write about UK because his opinion is CLEARLY red tinted. Same for Dakich. It’s clear there isn’t much good blood between IU and UK. so why let someone who has grown animosity toward UK write anything about them?

      Matt on the other hand isn’t tied to anybody that makes him be unbiased. he can speak as freely as he wants on whatever topic he wants as long as he is making money. Which is why he can say I’m a UK fan and I don’t care who knows it.

      So yes, there’s a little politicking involved. but it doesn’t go far enough in my opinion. compnies should respect that writers will straight bash a rival team of who they like, but you know why they don’t? because those are the stories that generate the most revenue.

      hate, anger, and outrage = money money money



    • J-Dub421
      11:37 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      When Forde was at ESPN he got straight up told he couldn’t write about UK anymore because he was so biased and nasty.



  13. CATandMONKEY
    11:39 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

    Matt’s greatest attribute as a pioneer of “new media” is that he blatantly admits his bias he reports on a subject and calls out the “traditional media” for pretending to be objective.
    Objectivity in ANY media is a myth. Even if your final product achieves apparent objectivity, your personal bias as a creator still exists and shape the final presentation



    • Realme
      11:44 am March 31, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. The thing that is different in the last decade or so is that it’s now acceptable, in any level of “journalism” to not even TRY to be objective.