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Saturday Morning Headlines from around the BBN

Good morning. Happy Saturday, June 6. Today marks the 45th birthday of an American musical icon, Uncle Kracker. Few observe the significance of that birthday but across the world we recognize the 76th anniversary of D-Day. Codenamed Operation Overlord, more than 150,000 brave Allied soldiers stormed the beaches in Normandy, a turning point that marked the beginning of the end of World War II. Because of their sacrifice, we can enjoy sharing information with Kentucky fans across the globe on this forum. Before things get rolling throughout the day, a few headlines you need to know.

Stoops, UK Football March through Lexington

Mark Stoops, Vince Marrow, Mayor Linda Gorton and dozens of members of the University of Kentucky football team marched through downtown Lexington to the city’s courthouse to protest racial injustice across America.

“We’re here to fight racism, to bring awareness, and to do our part,” Stoops said. “I think most of you know me, I keep things pretty tight to the vest with the media, but there’s no more of that on this issue. Everybody needs to get off the bench and make a difference, stand for something. We’re not going to tolerate any more racism and social problems. We want to make a difference and be a part of the solution. That’s why we’re here.”

Masked players wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts and signed the following statement.

While some college coaches are walking back statements, Kentucky’s coaches are taking action. The players are proud to play for their coaches and represent a university that supports them.

Oklahoma State receives Postseason Ban

The Cowboys will be sidelined for the 2020-21 NCAA Tournament. The four-letter governing organization handed down the postseason ban after it charged the program with one Level 1 violation.

The first response to the news — what’s Cade Cunningham going to do now? The impact on the top-ranked recruit in America is significant, but not as significant as what may come to other programs facing prosecution. If Oklahoma State got this severe of a punishment for only one Level 1 violation, what’s going to happen to Kansas, a school that is facing FIVE Level 1 penalties?

Nine Make Athlon’s Preseason All-SEC Team

Last time I checked, nine is a whole lot of people.

  • First Team: OT Darian Kinnard, P Max Duffy, C Drake Jackson
  • Second Team: OT Landon Young, OLB Boogie Watson
  • Third Team: OG Luke Fortner
  • Fourth Team: RB A.J. Rose, NG Quinton Bohanna, S Yusuf Corker

Santa Anita Derby Day 

It’s the biggest day of horse racing on the West Coast. The Santa Anita Oaks begins a packed slate in California with seven horses entered in the Santa Anita Derby (7:09 ET). Two are trained by Bob Baffert, but neither is the favorite. That honor would belong to Honor A.P., John Shirreffs’ horse that will be ridden by Mike Smith. The day culminates with the Gold Cup at 8:12 p.m. ET.

American Pharoah is the one!

On the day that should have been reserved for the Belmont Stakes, we celebrate the five-year anniversary of American Pharoah’s historic 1 1/2 mile sprint. Ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Baffert, the win snapped a 37-year Triple Crown drought. Yes, I may or may not have shed a few tears watching the replay. What a horse.

A Plethora of Podcasts 

Need something to listen to while you’re doing chores around the house this Saturday? KSR has you covered.

This week on the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast, KSR’s west coast correspondent spoke to a long-time college basketball assistant, David Grace, and ESPN’s Ryan Hollins. There’s also a new edition of 11 Personnel. If you thought I talked a lot of football on KSR this week, wait until you get into this football deep dive. It’s just what every UK football fan needs.

On the second week of The Matt Jones Podcast‘s relaunch we brought in some big names. Dr. Ricky Jones joined Matt for a serious discussion about the race relations consuming our country. ESPN’s Mina Kimes discussed the ramifications of Drew Brees’ comments and the ensuing fallout before describing her rise through the ranks. The week ended as Ryan McGee joined Matt to talk football (and a little NASCAR) for an hour.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

23 Comments for Saturday Morning Headlines from around the BBN



  1. rockyou
    10:42 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

    for all the people that died on D-day and for all that died for this country is why you don’t kneel for OUR flag!! If you want to protest, figure out a different way, kneeling for our flag will Never be okay, my opinion, and that will NEVER change



    • terwilliger
      11:44 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Spot on



    • DelrayCat
      3:28 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Happy Antifa Day! A day whereby real Americans put the fascists in their place.



  2. JATR4
    11:37 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Bull crap! Kneeling is NOT about the flag or the anthem; it is about police brutality.



    • CrystalBall
      11:42 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Kneel in front of a police station.



    • terwilliger
      11:44 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Find a better way to protest police brutality than disrespecting the men and women who died for your freedoms.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:30 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      JATR4, I was willing to listen to that argument somewhat at one time, but after Kaepernick torpedoed the Nike Betsy Ross flag shoes, that argument lost all credibility. Plus, Kaep himself had already lost all credibility when he wore the pig socks and the shirt with the mass murderer from Cuba on it.



    • Double 00 Tony Delk
      3:24 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      There was a time recently in this country when it was considered disrespectful to turn the flag into clothing. I would argue that Nike using the flag to sell shoes is more disresptful than kneeling. We kneel as a sign of respect – think about kneeling in prayer.



  3. madarchitect
    11:47 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

    It’s called freedom. Everyone in the United States deserves it. The previous posts seem to indicate otherwise. What makes you think your opinion is more important than others? You might need to dig pretty deep on that one.



    • rlee7932
      1:50 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Their ilk always think their opinion is the only one that matters. The fact that they cannot discern the the truth shows a juvenile lack of knowledge and critical thinking.



  4. nocode96
    11:58 am June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Right on JATR4. Was never, and will never be about the flag. In actuality, those men and women that died for this country died for our right to kneel, or do whatever we want… that’s freedom… that’s America. What’s funny is all these bootlickers who say “protest a different way” don’t want people peacefully protesting in the streets either. You can’t, and won’t win with these people. Literally every person I know who ever has been in our military, from my grandfather, to two of my uncles, to 4 guys I graduated high school with have all been 100% okay with knelling. It’s these racist, boot licking, trumpers that don’t like it. They are nothing but a bunch of snowflakes, triggered at anything done that doesn’t fit into their white washed America. Wish they would just be honest and say they don’t like black people, would make all this so much easier.



    • rockyou
      12:30 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      sounds like you are the one that’s trigger nocode, and right on time because we feel this way, out comes the name calling. Racist, boot licking, trumpets, snowflakes, white washed America, don’t like black people, what a rant. You got all that from someone saying I don’t think you should kneel for the flag?? I think what’s happening is called PROJECTION. While you’re at it, please apologize for being white, that will make things better. Now settle down, mommy will read you a nice story about the bad veterans that don’t like people(whatever color) kneeling for the flag. Go have a nice protest or riot some place



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:31 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      As I said above, I was willing to listen to that argument somewhat at one time, but after Kaepernick torpedoed the Nike Betsy Ross flag shoes, that argument lost all credibility. Plus, Kaep himself had already lost all credibility when he wore the pig socks and the shirt with the mass murderer from Cuba on it.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:36 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Also nocode, where is the sympathy expressed for Chief Dorn and other black cops that have been murdered in the riots? Did their lives matter?
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rZETAGFiF8

      Where is the sympathy for black owned businesses and homes that have been burned down? Do black owned businesses matter? Do black owned houses matter? Where is the sympathy for the baby that almost died in a fire in Richmond because protestors were blocking the fire truck from getting there? Don’t lecture me about not liking black people. The best friend i’ve ever had is black.

      There is only one answer to all this if people will just listen to the gospel message, in this case part of that message from Galatians chapter 3:
      26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.



    • UKFanSC
      1:17 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Nocode has an agenda, and frequently entertains us with his name-calling, attempts at cyber-bullying, and one-sided left-wing bullcrap. He has anointed himself the sole arbiter of what is acceptable and what is racist ( hint….. most of us are racist). His ramblings are precisely the type of rhetoric he professes to hate. He lost credibility with me months ago. Churlish, bitter, frustrated, and hopelessly immature. I have a mental image of a 18 year old, out-of-work loner on his moms computer in the basement.
      Just tune him out…..his greatest wish, something he babbles during each of his rants, is for people “ to just say they don’t like black people”; which is asinine in 2020. But if he ever asks to just say “I don’t like HIS blabber”….. count me in.



    • runningunnin.454
      1:44 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      nocode 96, you’re wrong; the nfl kneeling protests are about the Country, the Flag, and the Anthem…because the protests took place during the presentation of the Colors. Even HOF running back Jim Brown denounced the forum of the protests.
      I would suggest that you think before you type; such a rant will not be taken seriously. I would also suggest, but for the heroism of the men at Normandy and all over the world, we could have lost that war; if we had, I don’t think you would like the America that you would see today.
      I agree with Crystal Ball; protest in front of police stations.



    • rlee7932
      1:51 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Rocky you seem to the deranged one here



    • rockyou
      2:57 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      thanks rlee, deranged because I support our veterans and fallen heroes?? I started this by saying it was MY OPINION, I didn’t say anything about anybody else’s opinion. So because I think that way, I’m now a racist, I hate black people, I’m deranged?? Take a look at who is really the triggered one, have an open mind and see WHO is really deranged. I’m done with this conversation, have a great day, and go BB



  5. FatDaddyCat
    12:08 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Uncle Kracker sucks



    • Bluehender
      12:37 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

      Now that’s something maybe we can all agree on…



  6. Grazilla
    12:40 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Silently kneeling during the anthem isn’t about the troops or the flag and really shouldn’t offend anyone. However, leading this article with Uncle Kracker as a segway to discuss D Day is actually offensive.



  7. rockyou
    12:40 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    very well said Chris !!



  8. BluKudzu
    4:54 pm June 6, 2020 Permalink

    Former military, WIA, has no problem with kneeling. Thinks it is a tight guaranteed by the first amendment of the constitution that has continually been abused by Bunker Trump the Orange Bible Thump.

    I care more for the rights of protesters and their freedom of speach, and despise the president for abusing the constitution.

    I do not care if they kneel, I feel sad that they think they need to do so.
    I am glad they have chosen not to bow before a racist, fascist monarch, and have the guts to do so.

    God Bless America, God Bless Americans.

    United we stand, Divided we fall.

    Dividing America is a republican agenda, fertilized by fear and ignorance.