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Marco Rubio’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

Regardless of popular KSR comment section belief, I have no political affiliation. (Yet some of you swear I’m throwing my “liberal agenda” at you.) Nor do I endorse any candidates publicly; that is, unless Matt Jones decides to run for Congress.

I like everyone. No, I hate everyone. One of those two, probably the latter. Let’s just say I have the same opinion about everyone.

Everyone, except Marco Rubio. Marco Rubio gets the KSR love today, not because he may be the Republican Presidential candidate next year, but because he is taking the time to be a guest on the show this morning. That’s crazy. A Presidential candidate agreeing to be a guest on Kentucky Sports Radio radio? Mama we made it!

Rubio will be on in the second hour today to talk Presidential stuff and Kentucky’s loss to his Florida Gators last weekend. He’s the first Presidential candidate to make a KSR appearance and we’re praying to the heavens Ryan Lemond doesn’t do something to embarrass us. Odds of that are sky-high.

So tune in to today’s show and, who knows, maybe one day we can say the President of the United States followed a ad on Kentucky Sports Radio.

Let’s talk other stuff before show time…


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This guy looks EXACTLY like me and it’s really freaking me out.

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Was I in Tuscaloosa last weekend???

We will hear from Mark Stoops once more today.

Stoops will get his last comments in later today before he and his team go off the grid until Saturday evening. One last pre-Mizzou chat before the ball is kicked and the Cats chase that third win of the season in Commonwealth Stadium.

Get ready for a look inside the new recruiting room.

I will turn the new recruiting room in Commonwealth Stadium this afternoon. Photos to follow here on the website.

Listen to Isaac Humphries sing outside Wildcat Lodge.

A video posted by Skal Labissiere (@skallywally) on

Skal Labissiere does not hold back on social media. Before this video of Humphries singing outside the Lodge, he shared several videos of Jamal Murray crammed inside his locker with the doors closed. Skal is a good follow for UK basketball fans.

Jerry Meyer joined the Bridges-to-MSU bandwagon.

Now it’s not just KSR predicting Miles Bridges to Michigan State, 247’s Jerry Meyer is on board with the Spartans, too.

“It appears that Michigan State is on the verge of adding five-star Miles Bridges to its already No. 1 ranked 2016 class,” Meyer wrote last night.

New information flipped his pick from Kentucky to MSU as Bridges gets ready to announce his decision in Flint, MI on October 3.

Rubio coming up on KSR.

In the meantime, I have breakfast to cook. Come on over if you want an omelet — or omelette, however you prefer to spell it.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Marco Rubio’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. the real deal
    9:44 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

    Reasons to vote democrat.
    1. You are poor and you want other people’s money without earning it.
    2. You are lazy and you want other people’s money without working for it.
    3. You are in a bad situation and you think it is someone else’s fault.
    4. You have a lot of money and you don’t think you are smart enough to determine how it is spent, so you would rather have someone else decide how to spend it.
    Reasons to vote republican.
    1. It’s the lesser of two evils.
    2. You feel you earned your money by working hard and you don’t like the idea of being forced by your elected government to give it to the lazy.
    3. You understand that any large governing body is corrupt by its very nature and cannot possibly be an efficient entity.
    4. You understand you are smart enough to determine how the bulk of your money is spent.

    • the realest deal
      10:42 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

      Reasons to vote Republican

      1. You love guns
      2. You hate foreigners
      3. You are racist
      4. You want to make excuses for using the same welfare programs as liberals
      5. You don’t have any money, but want to pretend you do
      6. Its the stupidest of two really stupid parties
      7. Fox News says so

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:48 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

      Reasons to vote Democratic or Republican:
      1. You don’t understand they are the same.
      2. You are a sheep.
      3. You are ignorant.

      The national parties, in conjunction with large corporations control the agenda of BOTH parties. The individual voter is completely irrelevant in the political system of today and for at least the past 50 years.

    • CatsFanFrankfort
      1:10 pm September 24, 2015 Permalink

      …because apparently money, and only money, is the only reason anyone ever votes. Not foreign policy, civil rights, etc. Idiot.

    • the real deal
      1:18 pm September 24, 2015 Permalink

      I just don’t want my hard earned money going to no minorities. Republicans don’t use welfare money, especially in this state.

  2. Booby Petrino
    10:21 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

    That McDonald’s ad in the pic above your lookalike is messing me up, Drew. It needs to be a Taco Bell ad.

  3. BenHur
    10:23 am September 24, 2015 Permalink

    That picture does seem to look like how I envision every hungover morning in Drew’s life.

  4. Megan
    3:54 pm September 24, 2015 Permalink

    How Republicans have convinced the middle-class Average Joe to vote against his economic self-interest is one of the master strokes of modern politics. They’ve convinced Average Joe that he’s voting against the lazy poor people who are after his hard-earned money, however little that might be. So he votes for policies that further enrich the 1 percent. It’s brilliant!

  5. Chan Tix
    5:44 pm September 24, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, you’re in hell…………working for Jerry Mathers as the Beaver.