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The crew is back in the Bluegrass (Tuesday Show Thread)

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It was a long week on the road, but the gang is back from Vegas (minus Ryan, who’s in Mexico). Tune in to hear them recap the last leg of the trip and get you ready for tomorrow’s huge showdown with Louisville.

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61 Comments for The crew is back in the Bluegrass (Tuesday Show Thread)

  1. Can’t listen much today. CATS!!!

    Matt has GOT to talk about the Skip Bayless Facebook feaux pas (sp?). ICYMI:
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2016/12/19/skip-bayless-loves-him-some-skip-bayless/

    • Oh, and FIRST! 🙂



    • J-Dub421
      10:27 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I won’t even bother reading that because I won’t give that fool Bayless the clicks.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:29 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      well that’s nbcsports. and bayless is an espn guy… so technically youre giving someone else clicks who’s writing about bayless



    • ukjaybrat
      10:31 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      er was espn, now he’s a fox sports

    • JDub it’s about Bayless praising himself on Facebook using his own account rather than his apparent alternate account. It’s hilarious!



  2. Realme
    10:22 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Why isn’t Grayson Allen embarrassed when he’s constantly caught being a liar / dirty player? I hope he doesn’t end up on an NBA team with any of our guys.



    • J-Dub421
      10:25 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I hope he ends up in Sacramento because Demarcus Cousins will smack his ish up.



    • secrick
      10:32 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Didn’t hear what happen. What has Allen done now?



    • Realme
      10:36 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      He made himself fall when shooting a layup, then whined for the foul. Video clear that he was not even almost touched. There was literally no semblance of a foul, but he managed to get one, because the refs for some reason let him manipulate them.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:39 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      He was on TV again, and we have to look at him…….prissy little Nancy.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:39 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      His left leg hit the defenders leg, and the Dook trolls are calling that a foul, saying the defender clipped his leg. It was, in fact, the other way around…Allen kicked his leg behind his body to barely clip the defender, who was just standing there.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:40 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      *his left foot hit the defenders leg



    • J-Dub421
      10:43 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      The vine is on ksr if you want to see it. It’s clearly a phantom foul call.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:52 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      He worked so hard to sell the foul that he missed an easy layup. What a douche. I would love to see some big boy set a hard pick on him and absolutely level him.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:53 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      then that player would get ejected and held out of the next game. but so worth it 🙂



  3. CatBlue in LR
    10:35 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Matt, your case of Presentism has metastasized and now consumes you. It was personally insulting to me about a year ago when Murray equaled a team record set by Larry Stamper and on the postgame show you had no idea who Larry Stamper was. It’s one thing not to know, but you don’t have to be disrespectfully dismissive. No you’re disrespectfully dismissive of ELO and Yes. In the race for the HOF, those great bands have lapped your Tupac. Twice.

    Whether it’s Kentucky basketball or music, learn a little history, young man!



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:42 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      With regards to Yes and ELO, with you 100%. My lack of any real knowledge regarding Stamper precludes me from adding much there, but also agree that Matt tends to dismiss any and all things with which he is not familiar.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:28 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I was in the same dorm with Stamper at UK. After a scuffle in the game the night before, I asked him why he didn’t hit the guy….he said, “After I pushed him, he was too far away”.



  4. CATandMONKEY
    10:38 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    When Matt wishes to perform his best Ryan impression, all he needs to do is talk about music. Lord, my head and soul hurt knowing this drivel comes from an otherwise sentient, reasonably intelligent individual with regard to many things-worldly.



    • Realme
      10:42 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I don’t know. Do reasonably intelligent people turn their heat off for a week in winter? But yes, his musical opinions are just not valid.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:45 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      As crazy as the heat thing seems, I can get behind that more than I can with Matt’s musical commentary. He really is so far out of his element and I do not think that is a position he relishes, nor honestly, is familiar to him.



    • J-Dub421
      10:48 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      If it’s not old country, Matt doesn’t know anything about music.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:48 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      i turn it down if i am leaving for a significant amount of time. but not off, then you have busted pipes.

  5. RCF, about the UNC replay yesterday, don’t forget u can watch it on ukbasketballlive.com.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:54 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Thanks CG. I am going to check that out on my downstairs set tonight – it is a smart TV, so should be able to play it directly. It has the Leach broadcast synchronized to it doesn’t it.



  6. CatBlue in LR
    10:42 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    One song???

    Don’t Stop Believing; Wheel in the Sky; We Built This City; Loving, Touching, Squeezing; City of the Angels…

    Yes not legendary???!!! You’re on crack! Pull up Fragile, Close to the Edge and Tales from Topographic Oceans.

    Turning you off now.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:53 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      We Built This City was Starship…sheepishly admit I saw the tour…with Night Ranger
      Matt has NO idea how Big Journey was, as a top-selling arena-rock act of th 80s .

      Yes is another universe from the Twitty-isms with with Matt has surrounded himself.
      Rick Wakeman ? Who ?



    • CatBlue in LR
      11:01 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      My bad; you’re right. My anger at Matt and elevated blood pressure caused by his blissful ignorance makes it hard to remember correctly. Feel free to add to my list. Thanks.



    • CatBlue in LR
      11:03 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      What was Journey’s other early hit besides Wheel in the Sky? I loved it but drawing a mental blank.



    • J-Dub421
      11:07 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Sherry?



    • J-Dub421
      11:08 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      When the Lights go down in the City?



    • RealCatsFan
      12:02 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

      “Feelin’ That Way” – best Journey song – ever.



    • mapcatfan
      12:04 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

      As I said in a post below, I love Matt, but he embarrasses himself when it comes to music knowledge (and taste, for that matter, lol.) ELO, love them or hate them (I’m of the former)……..they were VERY influential and innovative in incorporating strings (took up where the Beatles left off).



  7. Realme
    10:49 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    I’m not convinced we miss Marcus Lee fouling and having the ball taken out of his hands, but maybe I’m wrong.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:01 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      He gives us rebounds and some options for production around the rim. Some blocking potential, but I don’t know where he would fit on this team IF the other guys are playing to 80%of projections.



    • J-Dub421
      11:09 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Lee was good at put-backs. Hopefully SKJ, Wenyen, Isaac, and Bam will pick it up in that area.



  8. J-Dub421
    11:13 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    If the NBA and the NFL are going to continue to use the NCAA as their development league (and they absolutely do), then they should have to start some sort of fund for NCAA athletes to at least pay for catastrophic injury insurance for players. That would help solve the problem of players sitting out bowl games, etc.



    • Realme
      11:15 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Too much common sense here for anything involving the NCAA.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:17 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      That’s a really good, reasonable idea which leads me to believe it will never get through the ignorance nor egos of those in charge.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:31 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I’ve been saying student athletes should be able to insure themselves for years, but in your exact scenario, it’s all risk and no reward for NFL and NBA to front the money for that insurance. The insurance money has to come from the NCAA (which will never happen), or from the players themselves (against future earnings) which the ncaa doesn’t currently allow.



    • J-Dub421
      11:37 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      I figure since the NBA and NFL are using the NCAA as a farm league to develop their players and the leagues make billions, then they should pay into the system.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:43 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      but they don’t NEED to and there’s nothing to make them to. that’s like telling scrooge he should pay for everyone’s christmas and not having a bunch of ghosts into scaring him into an epiphany.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:44 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      not a perfect comparison, but close enough.



    • J-Dub421
      11:52 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Then why doesn’t the NCAA just start their own pro league? They already have the farm system set up.



  9. secrick
    11:24 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    I think kids should play in the bowl games unless they are hurt and i understand both opinions on this. Just wouldn’t like it if Monk decided to sit out the NTL CHMP game so he wouldn’t take a chance on getting hurt in order to play in the NBA.



    • Realme
      11:28 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      A related thing I was thinking about: that team that has a bunch of players boycotting (Minnesota?). Should refusing to play to try and change something at your school affect your scholarship?



    • ukjaybrat
      11:31 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      yes it was minnesota, but that is over, they already agreed to end the boycott and play in the bowl game



    • ukjaybrat
      11:39 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      “Should refusing to play to try and change something at your school affect your scholarship?”

      I honestly don’t know about this. i have never read scholarship papers. I highly doubt there is anything in there saying that if healthy student must play in a game. they can technically quit the team whenever they want. but then it is up to the coaching staff to remove them from the team permanently or let them back on the team… in the last game of the year (for seniors) it makes no difference.

      now, not playing and playing. i dont really care. i understand these players have something more important they are worried about. and that’s getting a paycheck for the rest of their lives, not winning what amounts to an exhibition game. BUT that also is not fair to the fans nor (and more importantly) the rest of the team and also (less importantly) the coaching staff whose paychecks are sometimes decided by wins and bowl wins. So it is both smarth but also selfish and i completely understand both sides.

      Which is why i believe the only real solution is to allow student athletes to insure themselves incase they get hurt, they can still draw a substantial paycheck. but i dont think this will ever happen because there’s always the what if for every player. how do you know how much money to insure yourself for? Over-insure yourself and you’re paying a lot of money and end up in the d league and you’re worse off. Under-insure yourself and get hurt, and you’re not getting much money but could have been the next lebron james. of course the insurance company has the same fears. what if we insure this guy for millions of dollars and he gets hurt. he could have been a bust and now we’re stuck paying this guy millions of dollars.

      This is one of those problems that doesn’t really have an elegant solution. but i believe insurance is the only way to go. or else the NCAA will have to settle for the non new years or playoff bowls suffering from having the best talent sit out those games making those bowl games no one really watches even that less appealing.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:41 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      dammit, sorry for the rant.

      TLDR: insurance is the only good solution or good players in bad bowls won’t play and those bowls will get worse than they already are.



    • Realme
      11:43 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Perhaps the universities should have the right to purchase that insurance for certain players, like they’re now allowed to pay a stipend. It could be part of a scholarship offer. If one school is willing to front that for a player, the player can take that into account when choosing a school.



    • 2Dogs
      1:41 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Insurance is all well and good unless you shred your knee and are no longer the same player. You’ll end up with pennies on the dollar versus what you could have made. It’s a business and they’re making a business decision.



  10. J-Dub421
    11:39 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Megatron retired at or close to his peak, and Marshawn Lynch.

    Pete Sampras won one last US Open and retired. That was pretty cool.



  11. dgtuk
    11:41 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Matt

    Jim Brown is the best example of retiring in his prime by far



  12. mapcatfan
    11:53 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    SMH at these guys thinking Journey is in the Hall of Fame because of one song that’s been resurrected. And thinking ELO isn’t worthy? Very influential, and especially innovative band.
    They are embarassing themselves today.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:01 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

      Agree. Problem is, local radio is crap and only plays about three songs from each group over and over. Go back to their old stuff from the 70’s. “Feelin’ That Way / Any Time At All” by Journey was some of their best stuff, never gets any airplay anymore. Same for stuff like “Strange Magic” and “Turn To Stone” by ELO.



  13. RealCatsFan
    11:55 am December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Bull$hit, Matt. “An historic” makes you sound like an idiot, IMO. Violates basic grammar rules. (Yes, I realize it started with some hoity toity people across the pond from us…)



  14. Ky ski nut
    1:05 pm December 20, 2016 Permalink

    Called in, got a little nervous and forgot to mention Jim Brown. Duh. Also the only other non tournament game to me that’s a memorable is when we had the huge 30 plus point comeback against LSU.