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Stop what you’re doing, it’s time for KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)


Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Wednesday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, the gang is in Louisville to close the book on the season and look ahead to next year, specifically tonight’s McDonald’s All-American Game and some big recruiting moves. Fill up your coffee cup and settle in, why don’t you?

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65 Comments for Stop what you’re doing, it’s time for KSR (Wednesday Show Thread)

  1. Realme
    9:58 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Okay, I’m ready to move on from the unfairness of it all and get to know the next guys by watching the McDonald’s game tonight. Go future Cats!

    • runningunnin.454
      10:07 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Looking forward to watching the new Cats tonight. We may add a couple more guys, and this will probably be a very exciting team next year…of course, with Cal, it’s exciting every year.

    • CATandMONKEY
      10:09 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Ready to distance myself even further and talk some UK Football. Maybe someone can throw out some ridiculous predictions on either extreme to keep us all squabbling and distracted from the game that shall not be mentioned.

    • Realme
      10:15 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      RG, if we add Bamba and another shooter, I might tear up a little.

      C&M, so glad football starts sooner, so the wait is not as long. How about This Is The Year We Break Florida’s Streak? Possible?

    • Since Matt doesn’t talk baseball, how about lacrosse? ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Just kidding. Do we even have lacrosse?

    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Does Florida come to us, or do we go to the swamp? If it’s here, then I think we have a shot. On the road is much tougher.

    • runningunnin.454
      10:40 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I believe we have Florida in Lexington next year.

  2. runningunnin.454
    10:17 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    If the NCAA would properly train and pay referees a salary commensurate with the importance of the job, we wouldn’t be assaulted with part-time roofers and Taco Bell employees.
    Then situations like this would not come up; that being said, it’s obvious this guy has some vendetta against Cal/UK. He should not call another UK game.

    • BigBlueMeade
      10:22 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Yesterday on the show they said Higgins makes $3000 a game. He does about 100 games a year, so that is 300k just from refereeing.

    • ukjaybrat
      10:54 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Yes, he probably makes more from refereeing than he does from his “other job”

    • J-Dub421
      10:59 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      At that point, why bother even having another job? If you’re going to be gone travelling that much for months out of the year, shouldn’t you take the time off when the season is over to spend time with your family?

    • ukjaybrat
      11:06 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      roofing is a spring/summer job. reffing basketball is a fall/winter/early spring job
      they don’t overlap at all. So it’s actually kind of a good pair. Assuming he’s got mexicans actually climbing the roofs for him like every other roofing company, he probably doesn’t do anything anyway besides fight with insurance companies and rake in the profits.

  3. RealCatsFan
    10:20 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    QUESTION: If it had been UK winning that game on a last second shot in 92, would it have received one tenth of the hoopla and exposure?

    • Realme
      10:21 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Good question. Also, how much less would we hate Duke?

    • runningunnin.454
      10:22 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Of course not; and, the same can be said about last Sunday’s game. If Humphries had hit the shot to beat NC, the story would be dead by Monday morning.

    • I don’t totally agree. There’s still talk out there occasionally about the 98 comeback against Duke. Granted, there’s not nearly as much because the ending wasn’t as dramatic. The Nova shot last year gets lots of run.

      However, the Dookies and the Heels have been the media golden boys for years (which is all the more reason why I’ll throw up if UNC wins…just think how close they are to having 7 if Nova missed last year…and they’ve cheated their way to these ‘ships, but WE”RE the bad guys), so yeah, there would be some disparity, but not nearly 1/10th. Just MHO.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:05 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      CG, your mention of ‘Nova winning it last year bolsters my point – that was a much bigger shot for the National Championship, and it happened immediately after UNC had made a ridiculous shot of their own that nearly everyone thought would be the game winner. That game was probably as well-played as the Duke/UK game in 92, and ‘Nova was the lovable underdog, a lot like the Cats were in 92. So why isn’t the media playing this one up as one of the greatest games of all time? I’ll answer that one for you – because one of their Golden Calves got knocked off! (BTW, I guess that’s why UNC used that ridiculous ram thing as their mascot – makes about as much sense as “Rock Chalk Jayhawk”.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:07 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I think I have seen a replay of the ‘Nova shot maybe one time during the whole tournament. Maybe we will get to see it several times Saturday night – hopefully that game will end in another heartbreaking loss for the tarholes. Go Ducks!

  4. CatFanInTexas
    10:24 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    The point behind all the Higgins stuff is to have him not ref another UK game, especially in the tournament. He has refed every final 4 except for 2012. Is that a coincidence?

    How else do you suggest that we get Higgins to not ref any more of our games?

    • CatFanInTexas
      10:29 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t agree with the death threats, and I hadn’t heard about it until this morning. But the dude obviously is using his referee status to push his business.

      If he calls a fair game, he doesn’t have anything to worry about.

    • Wow, just think: UL came back and tied us fairly late in the semifinal game, and KU made a run to close the gap a good bit in the final (I forget how close they got). Who knows if we would have won if he had been there.

    • J-Dub421
      10:42 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I have a problem with feeling like we’re the only blue-blood school who ever gets punished for anything. Have we done shady things in the past? Yes. Were we punished for them? Yes. Then look at Duke, UNC, and U of L. All have done shady things and no punishment. I am tired of playing by a different set of rules.

    • Realme
      10:43 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Chris that is a horrifying though.

    • Realme
      10:43 am March 29, 2017 Permalink


    • runningunnin.454
      10:50 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Talking about Rick getting a few games suspension is ludicrous; if you provide strippers/hookers to recruits, that’s a death penalty violation.
      Of course the same can be said about 20 years of academic fraud at NC.
      The UK point shaving thing in the ’40’s pales in comparison…that was organized crime types getting to 2-3 kids.

    • J-Dub FTW!!!

    • RealCatsFan
      11:09 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, don’t forget about UCLA having a used car salesman pushing stacks of cash on the players to entice them to play for Wooden.

    • J-Dub421
      11:19 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      UCLA too. Why are we the only ones who get in trouble???

  5. “You didn’t go to genius school!” sounds kind of like “Where’d you get that? The toilet store?”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. secrick
    10:34 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Who knows if it was a KY fan calling this guy, anyone can call and claim to be a Ky fan. Sorry about that post but had to say it. Cal is out there trying to get some more good players , man this guy is relentless.

  7. J-Dub421
    10:55 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I liked Freddie’s interview/article with Clevan Thomas yesterday evening. He sounds like a good kid. I’m glad football starts soon.

  8. runningunnin.454
    10:55 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Have to commend Cal for the excellent job this year. We were floundering midway through the SEC schedule; and, in a very short time, he prepared the team to beat a top 5 team that had dominated us in December. We also lost on a last second shot to the team that probably will win the title.
    We are lucky to have Cal.

    • secrick
      10:59 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      We sure are. What about the baseball team, man they are playing good. Does anyone know when we play the cards and are they still # one?

    • ukjaybrat
      11:01 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      UL is #2

      4/4 – [email protected]
      4/18 – [email protected]

    • ukjaybrat
      11:03 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      since our 2-5 start (which included a sweep @UNC #8)
      the batcats are 16-2 and haven’t lost a series yet. which include some really good teams. A&M, UCSB, Ole Miss

    • runningunnin.454
      11:10 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Softball team is doing well also. Still psst the Olympics killed the sport, they just couldn’t handle the U.S. dominating.
      Still moved by the U.S. team all leaving their gloves at home plate after the last game forever.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:13 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I’ll be looking forward to UK Volleyball to start up in the fall. My kid is going to one of their camps, and she is super excited. They should be top-20 ranked this year.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:25 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      hey olympics, you want to get rid of an event? Try ping pong. Let’s bring back softball and wrestling (you know one of the REAL olympic events)

    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Cut golf.Didn’t they have a problem at the last olympics because none of the top golfers actually wanted to play and didn’t attend?

  9. RealCatsFan
    11:12 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Matt is right. The suburbanization of America has lent a shade of blandness across the landscape. You could be beamed down from a spaceship into many cities in the USA, and unless there was some major landmark or some kind of natural feature (i.e., palm trees or mountains), you would have a hard time telling the suburbs of one city from another.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:28 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Check out the Monkees’ “Pleasant Valley Sunday”. Started a long time ago.

    • J-Dub421
      11:33 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I love that song. Actually I love The Monkees in general.

  10. Realme
    11:21 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    This reminds me of a funny periscope while the guys were in Memphis. They’re taking calls and someone asks Shannon if he’s in love. He gives a fairly strong immediate no, and then gets a oops look on his face and changes it to yes.

  11. Realme
    11:24 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I say wear the t-shirt. For sweat, so the shirt doesn’t look see through, for the nips and even the chest hair. No shirt looks like trying too hard, imo.

  12. ukjaybrat
    11:27 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Anybody else think its weird that matt always says he misses the old school callers like fake barney and fake david beckham who don’t call as much anymore. but when new–ish fake [whatevers] call in, he just hangs up on them. The classic callers ain’t coming back. and you can’t let new ones blossom unless you give them a chance.

    • secrick
      11:32 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Yep and Matt has a tendency to cut you off in the middle of a sentence .Don’t think he realizes he is doing it.

    • ukjaybrat
      11:36 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Well some people deserve to be cut off for being boring or stupid. but yeah he does talk over a lot of people even if they are making a good point. but to that i say: it’s his show.

      I just thought it’s weird he complains about that one particular thing sometimes and then his actions don’t really lend to a solution.

      oh well. just a random thought i had. doesn’t really bother me. i’m not a fake caller. in fact i never call the show because i’m always being interrupted throughout the day, i’d end up being one of the line 5 dropped calls if i were on hold that long.

    • Realme
      11:43 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      His quick trigger with the “I appreciate the call”, or not letting people go on and on as long as they want is partly why this show is better than most. Usually he is keeping the show moving by cutting people off, but when he has an actual guest on he should certainly curb that tendency.

  13. runningunnin.454
    11:37 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Loved Johnny Cash; had the good fortune to meet him once in an ophthalmologist’s office in Nashville.
    Also ran into Randy Travis and Troy Aikman there.
    Shame the Nashville music industry shut Cash down, and he had to turn to a hard rock company to record his last work…really some of his best.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:45 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      My 13 year old told me today that she doesn’t generally like C&W music, but she does like “Ring of Fire”.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:48 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      “Ring of Fire” and “I Walk the Line” actually were played heavily on rock ‘n roll pop stations in the ’50’s.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:59 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      There is a lot of overlap between country, blues and rock and roll. Especially with southern rock bands like Charlie Daniels, Marshall Tucker, Alman Brothers, etc. – they had a lot of songs that crossed over into country.

  14. Realme
    11:40 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Is Matt nuts? I’m not looking for poignant, I want to win.

  15. RealCatsFan
    11:42 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Hearing Cawood’s voice again gives me chills. Absolute class act.

    • runningunnin.454
      11:45 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Cawood very seldom allowed emotion into his call of the games…the only time I remember his excitement to show was after the ’78 Championship win.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:47 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      He was the consummate professional if there ever was one.

    • RealCatsFan
      11:49 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I agree – the music playing in the background is distracting and annoying!

    • runningunnin.454
      11:59 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I remember listening to one game, and some guy was standing up in front of Cawood when the ball was in play, Cawood told him to sit down; a few seconds later he said “Hey you, I’m only going to tell you one more time to SIT DOWN”…funny.

  16. RealCatsFan
    11:54 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    I also remember when the TV and radio broadcast for the games was in sync. One time we were listening to Cawood while watching a game, and the commercials on the radio were a hilarious complement to the ones on the TV. I think the radio was talking about nugat and peanuts in the “silky interior” of a Milky Way bar, and the TV was showing pictures of the interior of a Cadillac at the same moment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • secrick
      11:58 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

      RealCatsFan, You should get a delayed raido. We get to listen to Tom call every game . He is so good. I got one for like 65.00 uses batteries or connects to the tv.

  17. RealCatsFan
    11:56 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    The caller is right about the disappearing class and professionalism that Cawood embodied. It is getting hard to find people in the press like that anymore. They are still out there, but they are getting drowned out by the loudmouth blowhards.

  18. J-Dub421
    11:57 am March 29, 2017 Permalink

    Forde is a troll and deserves to be ridiculed for his trolling like any other troll.

    • secrick
      12:00 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

      I agree, Forde is the worst. I don’t click on any thing he writes.

    • J-Dub421
      12:12 pm March 29, 2017 Permalink

      Same. I won’t give him the clicks.