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Matt and Ryan back in studio to wrap up the week (Friday Show Thread)

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After a fun and packed show at the new Sleep Outfitters yesterday, Matt and Ryan are back in studio for today’s show. It is a condensed version, though, as inauguration coverage will bump them off the air a little earlier than usual today.

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58 Comments for Matt and Ryan back in studio to wrap up the week (Friday Show Thread)



  1. Realme
    10:11 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Might get fired today y’all. Too many stupid emails from bosses when I’m already grumpy.



    • J-Dub421
      10:17 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Don’t they know to leave you alone when you’re listening to KSR??



    • Realme
      10:21 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      I wish. Actually I wish I had a door I could close. And lock.



    • Realme
      10:25 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      At least I don’t have to attend any mandatory fun today!



    • RealCatsFan
      10:26 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      I get phone calls from online customers. Half the time they don’t have English as their first language, so it is difficult enough to understand them. I probably sound pretty grumpy and irritated when I answer the phone call that interrupts my KSR listening. 🙂



    • J-Dub421
      10:34 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Lol, the time I had the most trouble understanding someone on a phone call was trying to get trial exhibits made in Louisiana.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, were they Cajun? I did my co-op in Baton Rouge, and one night a nice Cajun girl asked me to dance at a bar. I couldn’t understand a word she was saying to me while we were dancing. She could have been telling me that my fly was open, and all I could do was smile and nod. 🙂



    • J-Dub421
      11:01 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      It was a mix of country southern and cajun, very weird.

    • I went on a couple mission trips to Scotland, and I didn’t have too many problems with their accents. However, there was one older gentleman we invited to church (we were knocking doors), and he was cordial and spoke with us, but as I’m sitting here right now, I did not understand a SINGLE WORD he said. My host family said he was probably from the Highlands and speaking Gaelic (or possibly broken English mixed with Gaelic I think they said).



  2. Realme
    10:30 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    #giveWoodyhistickets



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:33 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    The cats are still very young and inexperienced; wouldn’t you love for one of these super classes to come in and say we are going to win a ‘ship, doesn’t matter how long it takes.
    IF it doesn’t happen this year, wouldn’t you love to have this class back again next year?



    • RealCatsFan
      10:36 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      There have been at least 4 Cal recruiting classes that would have won probably more than one championship if they had hung together for multiple years. If the 2012 class had done that, I am convinced they would have gone back to back, and I think the 2010 class would have won it if the core of that group had come back. That being said, the 2014 class basically did that, and they did not accomplish their goal – although if they had come back for a third year who’s to say that they wouldn’t have done it. If they had lost a regular season game in 2015, I think the pressure would have come off of them and they would have won it.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:41 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      oh i would love it. but it would be at the cost of those kids losing millions of dollars (and even more if they get hurt in the return year).

      there’s too much risk for them and very little reward (compared to nba success)



  4. RealCatsFan
    10:33 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    I watched the Florida / South Carolina brick-fest the other night, and it was tough to watch. With the offense we have, it should be no problem to beat them, but I felt the same way about Louisville, and they shot much better against us than they had in the past. USC is no Louisville, but their defense worries me a little bit, especially if we don’t defend the rim better than we have the past few games.



    • Realme
      10:36 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      I keep hearing on Leach Report that they’re high in defensive efficiency and they foul a ton. How can it be both?



  5. J-Dub421
    10:38 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    A Tim McGraw concert would be torture for me, not fun.



  6. RealCatsFan
    10:53 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Did Matt plug that little map of Italy on Gorby’s head into his GPS? 😉



  7. J-Dub421
    10:59 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Reagan shouldn’t be on any list of great presidents. He got us into the nuclear arms race, completely screwed up mental healthcare and made it a taboo subject, started the ridiculous “war on drugs” which has been a huge waste of money and a massive failure, and started the national deficit. Oh, and he started the “trickle down” economics trend which is total crap as well.

    He gets credit for bringing the wall down, but not enough to make up for all his other failures.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:17 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      J_Dub, to be fair, Reagan’s policies did bring down the inflation rate from about 12% to 4%, and the economy started growing again. The national debt has actually been around since almost as long as the nation has existed. As a percentage of GDP, it actually hit its peak under Truman during WWII. A lot of that was obviously necessary military spending. Reagan was far from perfect, as the Iran-Contra scandal went down under his watch, and I have never been convinced that supply-side economics or “trickel-down” theory really works, but I don’t think he should be demonized either. Most presidents can be looked at in a favorable or unfavorable light depending on your political leanings. I personally think Carter gets a much worse rap than he deserves – he was a victim of the existing economic conditions, and was very possibly the last truly decent and honest man in office. (I’m sure there will be people who disagree with me! 🙂 )

    • Sorry but I disagree. I believe he was a great president. We were already in an arms race, but we were purposely behind in the 70’s thanks to Carter, and then he won it. Also, the deficit could have been controlled if the Democrat majority had done the spending cuts they agreed to, and lower taxes and spending is good for the economy.

      However, I don’t know about the mental healthcare thing so I defer on that.

      I don’t agree with drug legalization, but it does seem like cops are trying to sweep back the ocean with a broom. I just don’t see that legalizing it would make drug use go down as some claim it would. I could be wrong.

    • Reagan won it I mean…my poor syntax again…

      To further what RCF said, I remember that interest rates and inflation were both absolutely through the roof under Carter, and that all changed under Reagan. Supply side works IMO.



    • Sentient Third Eye
      11:20 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      He also, in the opinion of most former Soviet officials, won the Cold War with his arms buildup and SDI, which they could not financially compete with. That astounding victory constitutes one of the ten greatest political triumphs in not just US history, but world history. No one else has ever defeated a superpower without firing a shot.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:23 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Also, I will come out here and say that when Reagan was elected, I was in HS, and it thought we were going to end up in WWIII. Thankfully, that never happened, and things turned out OK. I have similar feeling about the new incoming president, and once again, I hope things turn out OK again (although I am unconvinced that they are going to be GREAT unless you are already wealthy.)



    • RealCatsFan
      11:25 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      CG, I am less convinced that supply side is what got us out of the mess. There are always going to be up and down economic cycles. Sometimes a presidential legacy is more a matter of timing than of policy.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:42 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Drug laws exist to control the populace by creating a crime for doing something that by itself harms no one except possibly the user. If one drives high or steals for drugs charge them for the ACTUAL crimes of DUI, wanton endangerment or theft. If potentially harming oneself should be illegal please ban all sports, stairs, vehicles and for God’s.sake those damned banana peals.



    • whatwasthat
      12:05 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      You mad Jdub, lol. Reagan was and will always be one of the greatest presidents in our nations history, maybe you weren’t around for the comical Carter years or have forgotten the truly sad state the nation was in on so many different fronts. #TRUMP2020.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:10 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Cat & Monkey, you’re not serious? I guess you’ve never been accosted by a strung out drug user that hasn’t had his fix…..they can be quite dangerous. Drug abuse injures innocent people, not just the abuser.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:13 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      … or had a friend or family member who has become addicted. What if you have a kid who starts using drugs because of peer pressure, becomes addicted, and ruins his/her life? Would you still think the drugs are not the problem?



    • RealCatsFan
      12:25 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      WWT, once again, as I said before, I think it would not have mattered that much WHO you dropped into the slot that Carter ended up in – the economic tide would have probably overwhelmed them. Carter inherited quite a mess from the Nixon/Ford regimes, much like Obama inherited quite a mess from the prior administration. Could both presidents have made some better decisions along the way? Probably so! But who is to say that someone from the other side of the aisle could have done better? That is the problem with the current simplistic “my team versus your team” mode of thinking today – it generally doesn’t matter which side is in control, because there is so much corruption and malfeasance already in place.

      Think Trump is really going to “drain the swamp” like he claims? He sure is bringing in a lot of snakes and gators who thrive in such an environment!



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:30 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Assault is a crime. Murder is a crime.
      One only need examine Al Capone and his profits and associated violence pre and during prohibition. It is not a lifestyle i choose for myself. A person SIMPLY sitting at home ingesting a substance harms me no more than an idiot sitting at home swallowing shards of broken glass.
      If a drug addict kills someone hurts someone arrest them for the crime committed. Support keeping people off drugs…but please include alcohol which many of us enjoy some in moderation, some to excess much to the detriment of society.
      As a pharmacologist, I view substances as what they are. Chemicals. Evil and irresponsible behavior are functions of the user. Not the substance.
      I am in no way advocating that everyone should take drugs. Simply pointing out that the war on drugs is the most costly financial and social boondoggle of all time.



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:31 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      PS i am not a democrat.



    • Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
      12:38 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Always thought J-dub was a stupid [email protected] Her take on Regan proves it. I’m sure J-dub enjoyed Carter’s reign of terror.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:40 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      As a pharmacologist, I’m sure you understand the violence of withdrawal. Arresting the perp does little for the person hurt or killed.



    • Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
      12:41 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Reagan



    • runningunnin.454
      12:44 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      HotStuff: your comments are not welcome. GETLOST.



    • J-Dub421
      12:47 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Stay classy Big Blue Shawn who loves to spread false rumors and change his screen name. Run along now little troll.



    • RealCatsFan
      1:07 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      “Hot Stuff”, aka “Big Blue Shawn” – we have always thought that you are a knuckle-dragging mouth breather. Your posts prove it. Time to find a new fake screen name.



    • J-Dub421
      1:11 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Thanks to those of you who are capable of having a civil discussion like adults.



  8. RealCatsFan
    10:59 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Hour #2? More like “Half-hour #2”. THANKS DONALD!! 🙁

  9. Well, my house was broken into yesterday. However, it looks like nothing was taken and that they didn’t get past the front door (although we have to have the busted door replaced today). Yay security system, yay larger dog whom I HOPE barked, and yay BIG guy neighbor (who works nights as a corrections officer) who was getting home across the street that may have helped spook the creep.



    • Realme
      11:12 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      That really sucks and takes some time to get over. Glad it wasn’t worse though.



    • J-Dub421
      11:14 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      That sucks. Hope they catch the idiot.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:18 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Glad all is ok. Hope the loser gets what he/she deserves.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:19 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      When you are replacing that door and doorframe, invest in some truly high end deadbolt lock systems that make it much harder to simply kick in a door.

      It is hard to regain a sense of personal security after it is violated like an act like this. Best of luck to ya, CG. Maybe you should wire up that new light fixture into a booby trap for them the next time they try that. 🙂

    • Fat chance of catching the guy. Thanks for all the kind words. Wife was shaken more than me. More worried about the dog than the stuff, but the dog was fine too.

      I’ve already thought about the lock thing RCF. We’ll look into that. A coworker reinforced his door with some ingenuity. I’ll pick his brain.



    • Realme
      11:39 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      In Lexington they don’t even have time to investigate a basic burglary. I was able to point out things our thief definitely handled and they didn’t do fingerprints or anything. I understand they have to prioritize, but it’s really disheartening to know the only way our creep would ever get punished would be to be caught in the act somewhere else.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:40 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Insure with S & W.

    • That’s taken care of RG454, but it’s Taurus & Mossberg. 😉



  10. CATandMONKEY
    11:16 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    #FreeRose. Morality? Please. We could bring up 1000 politicians and religious leaders who are FAR Worse human beings.
    This coming from a guy who, at age 7 saw his beloved 1975 Sox lose The Series( because of a BS interference call) to The Big Red Machine.



  11. Realme
    11:41 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Oscar’s podcast is amazing, but the slow cadence of his speech puts me to sleep, and it’s not on Cloudcaster where I could speed it up. Dumb people town is extremely crude. I gave up half way through.



  12. CATandMONKEY
    11:48 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Joe Biden/Dick Cheney…all the same to Ryan.



  13. CATandMONKEY
    11:52 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Martin is my favorite coach not named Cal. The screaming “Frank Martin in flames” meme is amongst the greatest of all time.



    • Realme
      11:54 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah he’s pretty fun as a fan of an opposing team. Don’t want to be one of his players though, too scary.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:11 pm January 20, 2017 Permalink

      I’m surprised he hasn’t had a player pee down their leg (literally, as Cal likes to say) during one of his tirades. 🙂



  14. J-Dub421
    11:54 am January 20, 2017 Permalink

    Duke has the same problem the 76er’s have. Too many bigs and not enough guards.