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Old Man Vanetti joins KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)

He used to be Louisville’s rock and roll king. Β Now he’s covered in gray hair and sweaters. Β The night owl of 840 WHAS is starting his day a little earlier by joining his protege, Shannon the Dude, and Ryan Lemond for two exciting hours of Kentucky Sports Radio.

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Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

36 Comments for Old Man Vanetti joins KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)



  1. runningunnin.454
    9:53 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    “One-and-done has undermined the relationship of college basketball to the mission of higher education”. Ha ha ha ha ha.
    After UNCheat, the NCAA just needs to shut up about academics.



    • Realme
      9:59 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      They are disgusting. Deflect blame, protect their $$$$$$$$$$$$, and keep screwing over the kids. Make just enough good recommendations that it gets good pub, but does nothing to really get at the problems.

    • I haven’t been listening today. What’s the convo about?



    • Realme
      11:24 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Mostly, it’s Vanetti being entertaining, but they talked some about the NCAA committee’s recommendations to “fix” college bball.



  2. Realme
    10:01 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Ugh. My boss is in Fake Enthusiasm High Visibility Mode today. Help.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:09 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Spike his coffee or whatever with senna extract.



    • Realme
      10:15 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t know what that is, but I’m willing to try it.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:17 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Let’s just say, he’ll get a good cleansing, and will be very Low Visibility.



    • Realme
      10:19 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      πŸ™‚ )P πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›



    • RealCatsFan
      10:22 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      And hopefully you have separate bathrooms for the genders, so you don’t have to go in there after him.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:25 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Tell him you think you are coming down with Hepatitis A.

    • RG, a certain scene from “Dumb & Dumber” comes to mind.



  3. Realme
    10:15 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    So Cal’s a genius for trying to get Hagans and Maxey (sp?) to reclassify before the NCAA screws them out of being able to play at all, right?



  4. runningunnin.454
    10:22 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    So UNCheats for years; but they want the ability to effectively end a college’s program? Five year ban is draconian.
    And, that idea of locking up a scholly for 4 years if the kid leaves for the NBA is ridiculous.



  5. RealCatsFan
    10:23 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    I know he is a UofL fan, but I have always kind of liked Vanetti and think he is pretty funny. I listen to his afternoon show with Dwight Gooden on the drive home, and they say some pretty funny stuff. Vanetti reminds me of a good friend of mine (also a UofL fan).



    • Realme
      10:27 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Yes, I like it when he’s on this show.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:30 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Dwight Gooden? Hell’s bells, that dude’s a baseball player! I meant Dwight Witten. Coffee hasn’t kicked in yet!

      Here’s Witten deminstrating how to install a new mailbox. πŸ˜‰

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar9uoq8U23Q



  6. Realme
    10:29 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Ryan is SO here for some stripper stories.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:37 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      I gotta hand it to Vanetti, he has some great stories. πŸ˜€



    • runningunnin.454
      10:41 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      I saw on the UL board that they were trying to sign a recruit recently; but, they lost him to Miami. Somebody said, “the guy took one look at Katina Powell, and said….Oh hell naw”.



  7. RealCatsFan
    10:44 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Ryan loves to yank John Short’s leg.



  8. DrSayre
    11:01 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    I hope Tony and Dwight does 6-8 on WHAS for a long time.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:12 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Agree – SO much better than Mandy Connell, who had that slot previously.



  9. RealCatsFan
    11:13 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Did they ever put up any video from when they roasted Matt?



    • Realme
      11:19 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Not that I’ve heard, but I bet if they do it will be tame clips instead of the stuff the guys are talking about.



  10. RealCatsFan
    11:35 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    So I have a hypothetical question that I would love to run by Matt and the boys, but I will start here. With the grad transfer rule, a kid that has completed his degree and used up his eligibility can transfer to another school for a 5th rule and get a graduate degree. What if Grayson Allen decided to transfer to Kentucky to play a 5th year under Cal. Would the fans boo him at Rupp? Would he be embraced? What if he led us to a national championship? What if he did this but still had a couple of questionable on-court episodes?

    I would have major mixed emotions on this one. If he was a model player and led us to a natty, that would be nice, but it would somehow feel tainted to me. But at the same time, it would be kind of fun to be rubbing it in the noses of the Duke fans – especially if it was this year and we were playing them in the first game. Even better if we met them in the tournament and knocked them out. I know, it would NEVER happen, but with a relatively slow period for sports, some fodder for some interesting discussions. πŸ™‚



    • Realme
      11:37 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      RCF, I love you, but that is just gross. No. NO! Nuh uh. No way.



    • Realme
      11:38 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      But good conversation starter if you ever call the show.



    • Realme
      11:39 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Unless BTI steals it from you and writes a post arguing for it.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:44 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      “With the grad transfer rule, a kid that has completed his degree and used up his eligibility can transfer to another school for a 5th rule ”

      That’s not how the grad transfer rule works. You only have 4 years of eligibility. you don’t get a 5th year to play ball. (exceptions for injury of course).
      the grad transfer rule are for juniors that graduate and play their “senior year of eligibility” at another school while they complete a graduate degree. they are a grad student but considered a senior athletically



    • RealCatsFan
      11:47 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, OK jay, thanks for the correction. I guess I misunderstood how it works. So back it up a year and assume he leaves after his junior year. (still just as “gross”, according to RealMe. πŸ™‚ )



    • ukjaybrat
      11:48 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

      yeah you’re hypothetical is still valid (validly gross) just messed up the rule a bit.



  11. RealCatsFan
    11:49 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, we had to assume that the show would go off the rails with Tony Vanetti in the house – talking “hair islands”. πŸ™‚

    My kids used to love listening to the song Shannon is playing when we were out on our boat at Lake Cumberland – “Island in the Sun” by Weezer.



  12. RealCatsFan
    11:53 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Since Tony now has us on the subject of youth sports, one of my daughter’s teammates has a father who is absolutely over the top – Lavar Ball style. He nearly ran the middle school coach off, and now she is trying out for HS ball, and he is actually shopping around the schools in Oldham County to try to find the one that is the best “fit” for his kid. Ridiculous to let playing on a volleyball team drive your decision on what school to send your daughter, IMO. Academics should be driving that bus.



  13. Realme
    11:54 am April 25, 2018 Permalink

    Darryl wins.



  14. JasonP
    4:50 pm April 25, 2018 Permalink

    HA! That chick is my old neighbor. Last name Zanetti.