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Matt/KSR gets honorable mention in national sports media rankings

Matt Jones may be galavanting across Europe, but last night, he was mentioned in some rare company in the sports media industry. Ryan Glasspiegel of The Big Lead put together a list of the 40 most powerful talents in sports media under the age of 40, and while KSR didn’t crack the top 40, Matt did receive honorable mention, along with the likes of Ben Cohen of The Wall Street Journal, Jay “Smokin'” Cutler of Fox, and our old pal Jay Williams from ESPN. Not bad company.

What does it take to make this list? Per Glasspiegel, the ability to shape discussion, make news, and report and create original content via opinion or breaking news. If you follow Matt’s mentions on any given day, you know he’s good at all three.

Take a moment to go check out the list for yourself, as it includes some very familiar names at the top, including some recent KSR guest hosts and a former KSR writer at No. 1 and No. 2.

[The Big Lead: 40 Under 40]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

5 Comments for Matt/KSR gets honorable mention in national sports media rankings



  1. kentuckyrld
    10:50 am July 18, 2017 Permalink

    All that proves is that there is precious little talent in the sports media world these days.



    • JoshEstep
      10:54 am July 18, 2017 Permalink

      Haters gon Hate! Numbers don’t lie.



    • TBW3011
      2:23 pm July 18, 2017 Permalink

      Numbers lie. All the time, actually. Particularly numbers in a subjective list ranked by a couple people.



  2. SwaggyCal9
    11:33 am July 18, 2017 Permalink

    The Midday Rush on ESPN 680 …best show in the mornings. KSR……snoozefest



  3. MAYS24
    3:01 pm July 18, 2017 Permalink

    If you are ranking national exposure I might agree. If you are ranking talent and accomplishments Matt has got to be number 1. Most on these lists have major power brokers behind them such as ESPN, CBS Sports, Fox Sports and even the Wall Street Journal. His sports marketing of one narrow fan base is nothing short of perfection. He is a very interesting read or listens even on the conference and national sports platforms. In most ways, I am glad the sports networks have not realized what a genius he is. KSR is a 24-hour fix of Wildcat enjoyment for me. If Matt took down KSR it would be devastating.