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Playing the Waiting Game (Thursday Show Thread)

This is not my dog waiting for me, but the resemblance is so uncanny I had to post.

This is not my dog waiting for me, but the resemblance is so uncanny I had to post.

Waiting for the first round games to begin can be painful.  Allow Kentucky Sports Radio to provide some patience before the first games tip-off at 12:15.  The KSR crew discuss the first round matchups before making the drive north to Indianapolis.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

69 Comments for Playing the Waiting Game (Thursday Show Thread)



  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    9:57 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not sure if it is because I have a lot going on in life or if the teams don’t seem that appealing or what…but I’m not really looking forward to very many of the games today. Especially the earlier ones. Is it just me?



    • runningunnin.454
      10:04 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      No, you’re right; I don’t see anything I would consider a must-see game; but, this is where the upsets come in…in March you never know.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:13 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I think that same thing every year, then one of my Elite 8/Final Four picks gets bounced in the early session first round. Just enough to tick you off.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:18 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      laker. it’s fine though. most of the time everyone has that same pick.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      10:20 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I guess I will keep watch and tune into the close ones at the end. But I’m not that excited to the see the first of any of today’s games.



  2. Laker Cat 18
    9:59 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Fortunately, my job allows me to use two computer screens. My bosses left the state this morning. This may be the best work day of the year. It’s going to be a good day!



    • Realme
      10:02 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I’m having a bosses are gone day too! It’s be great even if it wasn’t March Madness, just the peace and quiet.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:04 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Those are ALWAYS good days. Just a little better today for lazy, obvious reasons. Getting my phone calls out of the way this morning so the 2nd half of the day is zero distraction!



    • ukjaybrat
      10:12 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      all of my bosses are here and i have 3 hour long meetings. one of which is one of those “once a month all hands on deck propaganda” meetings. this day is going to suck so hard



    • runningunnin.454
      10:20 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Hate to hear that Jay, I always take off 1st week of the tourney….roundball heaven, all day long.



    • Realme
      10:20 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      That’s rough, Jay. Maybe you should have called in sick. 🙂



    • ukjaybrat
      10:26 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      well two of the meetings are actually rather important. i can’t miss those. i usually skip the propaganda meeting. but i have to introduce a new employee this time. maybe i will just sneak in early



    • RealCatsFan
      10:53 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I just have to pray that my phone stays quiet most of the day. People probably wonder why I sound so grumpy when I answer the phone between 10-12 every day. 🙂 The worst is when I get a customer with a thick foreign accent that you cannot understand, or someone who wants to chit chat. Like I have time for that! 🙂



    • Realme
      11:05 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      My phone doesn’t ring too much, but I really, really need a door on my cubicle for 10-12.



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:01 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    So now Georgia goes down to Belmont of the OVC. The SEC’s performance so far is looking like a bad omen.
    And, I watched Illinois State last night; a team that the committee, in the fog of their love for the ACC and Big 10, left out of the tourney. They looked really good.
    Considering Wichita State beat the Redbirds 2 out of 3, our 2nd round matchup with the Wheat Shockers is looking worse.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:07 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I think the Shockers are good and very dangerous. With that said, don’t get blinded and overlook Dayton.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:18 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Right, that should be a good game; the Atlantic-10 is very good.



  4. Laker Cat 18
    10:03 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    After much thought and research, I have finished out my bracket for the pools I entered. I have wasted my time into selecting Duke, West Virginia, Purdue, & North Carolina in the final four. UNC is my champion pick, but I’m pulling hard for the Cats. My reasoning is based a lot on my opinion that it is very difficult to beat the most elite teams twice in a season. I have UK beating UCLA in revenge & UNC beating UK in revenge.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:07 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      That’s depressing….I would have to cheer for W.Va or the Boilers. I work with a Purdue grad, and he would be very happy, considering their football season.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:11 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with that. It was a grueling process.

      Two hardest game for me to pick were Duke/Villanova & Iowa State/Purdue.

      Florida State is my sleeper. I can see them making the Final Four or getting bounced in the first round.

      Good news is that I have Brooks & Oregon taking out the Cards. In other good news, I went 1 for 4 in the First Four games! That means UK has a shot even after I didn’t pick them.



    • WatchutalkinboutWillis
      10:27 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I can’t bring myself to pick anyone but UK in my bracket as the champion in the years that UK actually has a chance to win.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:31 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      same here Willis. Go Cats!



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:40 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I like your style Willis.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:57 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I pick UK because I would feel like an ass if they go all the way and I don’t have them picked. My wife picked Duke beating UNC in the final. I told her that would be like the world coming to an end. I would have to go away from basketball for a LONG time if that happens. Dickie V would have an orgasm on live TV. Ugh!



    • J-Dub421
      10:59 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      That is a mental image I did not need this morning RCF. I need to bleach my brain now. Blech.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:04 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I thought that happened when Dickie V kissed Ashley.



    • Realme
      11:06 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      OHHH GAAAA, now that picture’s in my head!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:17 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      You guys just succeeded in making me spit coffee all over my keyboard! 😀



  5. Laker Cat 18
    10:08 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Okay KSR. Something HAS GOT TO BE DONE about the auto-play ads on here.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Install an ad-blocker. Problem solved.



  6. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:24 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    So how about this Cuonzo Martin, Michael Porter Jr (presumably) pick up for Mizzou? Thoughts? Will Crean end up at LSU?



    • runningunnin.454
      10:34 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Crean to LSU would be o.k.; we would still have something to laugh at.



    • J-Dub421
      10:36 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      If Indiana waits too long to get rid of Crean, all the good coaches will be snapped up by programs who already fired their coaches.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:37 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, they are convinced they are getting Steve Alford.



    • Realme
      10:38 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I assume they’re trying to wait until this summer to save buyout millions, but you’re right. Now’s the time to be doing your search.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:47 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      If Alford leaves sunny Southern California for Bloomington’s lousy weather, I’m going to doubt his sanity.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:51 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I said something very similar, runnin. But there’s always that mystique of restoring your home state’s pride and joy. Ugh. I might’ve vomited in my mouth a little thinking about Indiana’s “pride and joy” in their crappy team.



  7. TBW3011
    10:28 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Bill Simmons is spot on actually.



  8. Realme
    10:28 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    That’s silly. Cal isn’t a top 5 all time in game coach, but he’s also far from one of the worst. Turn this crap off.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Total BS.



    • Realme
      10:37 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Well, that is his initials. 🙂



  9. runningunnin.454
    10:30 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Oh, Cal bashing this a.m…..actually Cal does well during the games; he did try to kill the clock when we had Wisconsin on the ropes, and the Badgers were grabbing their shorts and staring at the clock.
    But, I think he’s torn that page out of his playbook.



    • unbridled
      11:59 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Really the only thing we can somewhat question.



  10. ukgags86
    10:53 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Love the show but have these guys never heard of the “Got Milk” adds.



    • ukgags86
      10:55 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      perhaps the sponsorship was by the American Dairy Farmers or a similar type of lobby.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:59 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      And the California pistachios and the Idaho potatoes ads.
      I like the diners across the South; and their signs just say “Eat”.



    • Realme
      11:04 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I’m sure you’re right. It’s probably not that hard to tell that in the actual ads, but they like that it’s just “chocolate milk” so that’s what they’re going with. It’s like how they decided Lippman or Litman was Lemond in the BWW commercial.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:18 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      yeah i heard Lippman too.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:19 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      i wonder if anyone has turned on closed caoption to see what they think it’s supposed to be



  11. God Family UK
    10:54 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Dairy farmers might pay for the ads. They paid for the Got Milk? ads.



    • ukgags86
      10:56 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Beat you by seconds, but I agree with your assessment. lol



  12. secrick
    11:12 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Is Ole Miss the only sec team to win a game in the NIT?



    • ukjaybrat
      11:16 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      so far yes



    • runningunnin.454
      11:17 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I think so; but they can’t beat Syracuse.
      By the way; knock, knock
      Boeheim: who’s there?
      Orange.
      Boeheim: Orange who?
      Orange you glad you’re in the NIT?
      Can’t believe the announcer said that before Syracuse’s last game.



    • secrick
      11:18 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I think they are the only team left.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:18 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Rick, if this keeps up you will have to drop the “sec” from your name out of embarrassment. 🙂



    • Realme
      11:24 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      rg, the older I get, the more I like a terrible dad joke. That made me laugh.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:24 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      ukrick sounds good. 😉



  13. Laker Cat 18
    11:23 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    My first round upsets (I’m sure there will be many more!):

    UNC-Wilmington over Virginia.
    Vandy over Northwestern.
    Wichita State over Dayton.
    Kansas State over Cincinnati.
    Middle Tennessee over Minnesota.
    Oklahoma State over Michigan.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:27 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      it depends on if michigan is wearing their practice jerseys or not. it they are still rocking their practice jerseys, they could go all the way to the final four !



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:30 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      I may or may not agree with that! I was pretty impressed with Michigan’s run through the Big 10 tournament.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:31 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Those could happen…except maybe the Virginia game.



    • Laker Cat 18
      12:00 pm March 16, 2017 Permalink

      UNCW has the 10th most high powered offense in the nation. Virginia has the top defense in the nation. We’ll see who gets it. I know the competition level is different, but don’t be shocked.



  14. Laker Cat 18
    11:26 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    24 years separate The Donald from Melania.



  15. J-Dub421
    11:31 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Good lord this dude is terrible radio. On that note, if you ever need a nap mid-day, just don’t change the station after KSR and start listening to Jerry Eaves. Zzzzzz………



    • Realme
      11:33 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

      Dick Gabriel used to be like that on my drive home, but he finally started letting his version of Shannon talk and it’s better.



  16. J-Dub421
    11:38 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Jeff Ruby is not going to have to pay out on that bet.



  17. secrick
    11:45 am March 16, 2017 Permalink

    Yep UKRICK here from now on. SECRICK works pretty good during football so guess i will stick with it.