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Mike Pape’s Campaign Ad’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

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We have found the most embarrassing political campaign ad in America and, sadly, it is from right here in the state of Kentucky, in the congressional district I grew up in.

Mike Pape of Hopkinsville, a conservative candidate running in Kentucky’s First Congressional District, has a new ad I’m sure he intended to be funny. But it’s not.

Leave all of the politics aside; it’s just a really, really, really bad video. Offensive, too.

If Mike Pape really wants to make a difference, he should find out why the Ferrell’s in Hopkinsville doesn’t serve french fries while the one in Madisonville does.


College basketball recruiting is on pause for the day.

Today marks a “quiet period” in recruiting before evaluation picks back up tomorrow and throughout the weekend. John Calipari will most likely be in Indianapolis for the second run of the Nike EYBL circuit, where almost all of his targets in the 2017 class are participating. Those targeted participants include Hamidou Diallo and Tremont Waters, who Cal visited yesterday, as well as Mohamed Bamba, John Petty, Nick Richards, Kevin Knox, Trae Young and Michael Porter.

Diallo and Waters received scholarship offers yesterday during Cal’s visits. Bamba was scheduled to meet with Cal, but those plans changed at the last minute for undisclosed reasons. Bamba and Diallo are top priorities in the class.

Jamal Murray will be a guest on KSR at 10 am.

Be sure to tune in to Kentucky Sports Radio radio this morning as Jamal Murray joins the show in the first hour. We normally schedule guests for the second hour, but Murray asked if he could do 10:00 am instead so he could make it to class.

Keep that in mind next time you hear someone say the one-and-dones don’t care about school.

Here’s where you can catch Murray on his Blue Arrow Tour today and tomorrow.

Glad he came around and decided to do one of these.

A lot of you seemed to enjoy my Topix post last night.

I appreciate the kind texts and comments. The positive reviews mean we will be taking the deep, dark plunge into other Topix around the state as the summer rolls on.

Someone tell Angelo not to worry, we’ll be just fine

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Kentucky extended a scholarship offer to Romeo Langford yesterday.

KSR’s favorite 2018 prospect picked up the coveted offer from UK on Wednesday. Langford, who is ranked third overall in his class, also picked up an offer from Louisville.

But I thought Rick Pitino doesn’t recruit one-and-dones?



Can’t. Stop. Watching. The “Kentucky Reloaded” video.

Is it time for Big Blue Madness yet?

You should get involved with Wesley Woodyard’s “16 Ways” golf scramble.

The former Kentucky great is hosting a golf scramble in Lexington on May 23 for his “16 Ways” foundation. Special guests include Tim Couch, Mark Stoops, Danny Trevathan and Mitch Barnhart, among many others.

To get involved, visit the scramble’s website here and pick the option that is best for you. If you’re unable to play, sponsor a hole to help 16 Ways “Change Lives One Putt At A Time.”

E-mail Amanda Zachary at [email protected] for more information.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

21 Comments for Mike Pape’s Campaign Ad’s Thursday Morning Wakeup

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:05 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Well, truth be told Pitino does recruit guys who COULD become one and dones. But then he either doesn’t get them or manages to hold them back to the point where it takes 3 or 4 years to become a journeyman NBA player.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:05 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Yeah, was going to say basically the same thing – they are not one-and-done’s in Pitino’s mind because they do not end up being that way after he gets done with them. Just ask Chane Behanan and Wayne Blackshear – both were McD’s AA’s, 5-star recruits who were widely considered to be one-and-done prospects. To be fair, Blackshear got injured and Chane liked the ganja too much, but there have been others, and that among other things have earned Pitino the reputation of a very good college coach but not someone who gets you ready for the NBA.

  2. CatFanDu
    9:20 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    I think the ad is cool. Kind of like the way sling blade is cool. You just have to watch it several times to get the kick. lol
    That said, Mr. Pape is really grasping at straws with that one.

    Pitino is a non-factor. Let him self destruct in peace.

    Topix – Damn. That’s a hell-hole.

  3. Go Deep
    9:23 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    The only good thing about that video is that it doesn’t specifically say Kentucky… thankfully. They also ruined a perfectly good fence for no reason.

  4. apljck
    9:24 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Cadiz Ferrell’s is number 1! 🙂

    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      9:33 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Here’s a question for you…
      What has 3 heads, 9 teeth, and 5 legs?
      The night shift at Ferrell’s!

  5. Sentient Third Eye
    9:30 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    That political ad was pretty badly done. For one thing, subtitles in a political ad are a bad idea because no one wants to spend a commercial squinting to read the text. People barely tolerate doing that for feature films, which is why many excellent foreign films never have the box office in the US that they probably deserve. And attaching himself to both Cruz and Trump, the polar opposites in the GOP primary, is the height of pandering.

    But is the Mexican stuff offensive? I dunno. Maybe. It was very lighthearted in nature, though. Almost tongue-in-cheek. Still, I’m sure it offends someone, but merely being offensive by modern standards doesn’t really count for much anymore, because today’s less sophisticated but more hyperactive standards of offense often produce downright absurd situations, anyway. So most people have learned to just dismiss it anytime someone claims offense. How do you tell real offense from the false offense for political purposes that dominates the news every day?

    But was this poorly done and likely ineffective as a political ad? Yes.

  6. davidpat
    9:31 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    You guys need to quit being so political and stick with sports!

    • bluetide
      11:04 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

      You DO realize you dont have to read the political articles or can skip over those parts in multi-topic posts…RIGHT?!?!

  7. runningunnin.454
    9:33 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Didn’t see anything wrong with the ad…the country is deteriorating due to illegal aliens, pc mindset, and socialism. We actually have a self-proclaimed socialist running for president and his opponent is not much different.
    I could have done without the topix thing; some of that was disgusting. Actually neither belong on this site.

    • kvltclassic
      11:17 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

      Glad you run the site and decide what belongs on it and what doesn’t.

    • runningunnin.454
      12:48 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

      My mistake….I thought it had something to do with UK sports.

  8. jahanc2uky
    10:04 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    The political ad is offensive to a lot of demographics around the state of Kentucky. However, Cruz & Trump won over 2/3s (over 150,000 people) of the Republican Caucus votes on the 2 issues addressed in this ad. I may not agree with the ad either, but it is not embarrassing to the state of Kentucky. What would make this embarrassing is if people made a big deal about being offended by an ad, that was not intended for them. That would make the state look bad for being easily offended and not smart enough to realize what a target audience was for this commercial. I leave you with this example, if you disagree with the use of male enhancement drugs (Viagra), you should not be to embarrassed for man-kind with how ridiculous the commercials are advertising the drug. Grandpa you have had your time.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:09 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

      I couldn’t care less about who uses Viagra, but I would appreciate NOT being continually inundated with ads for “erectile dysfunction” on the TV and radio at all hours of the day and night. Some of us don’t want to have to educate our children about stuff like that until WE decide they are ready. Otherwise I have to issue my standard reply to their questions about “what is ED?” with “ASK YOUR MOTHER”. 🙂

  9. HackRichards
    10:18 am April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Pitino does not think he is a one & done. That should tell the boy something.

  10. Drew, for someone who can be so pointed in their criticism of others at times, you are very thin skinned if you’re that easily offended. It’s a horribly done ad, but offensive? Yeesh.

    1:02 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    If that ad offends you better go find some armour son! That ad was weak!!

  12. CB3UK
    2:26 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    If you don’t like the ad then go to Missouri and find yourself a safe space.

  13. Fake JT
    6:07 pm April 21, 2016 Permalink

    Drew calling something offensive is very…pot/kettle.

    Although the difference is Drew’s offensive is funny.