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The Kansas City Royals’ Monday Morning Wakeup

Congrats to the Kansas City Royals!

Last night, the Royals ended the 2015 Major League Baseball season — and for that, I am a huge fan.

The Royals defeated the New York Mets in Queens to win the World Series, their first in 30 years, in five games. Kansas City trailed the Mets in the ninth inning, but rallied to force extra innings and earn the come-from-behind victory in the 12th. It was the eighth time they came back to win in their 11 postseason games.

Baseball’s over!

Go Royals!


Mark Stoops will explain the Tennessee game today.

As per usual, Stoops will meet with the media today for his Monday press conference luncheon. He will discuss what went wrong Saturday night and what he expects out of his players this week going into the Georgia game. We will also likely hear the status of Boom Williams and other banged up players on the team.

A live stream of the press conference will be on the site at noon.

Kentucky basketball has its first exhibition game tonight.

I can’t believe it’s already here. Tonight, John Calipari’s young Wildcats will play their first game when Ottawa comes to town. The game does not count toward 40-0, but it will be the first competition in Rupp Arena against other people. We’ll finally get to see what this team will look like this season.

The KSR pregame show begins at 4:30 pm on 630 WLAP. We’ll jump on 98.1 The Bull for the second half-hour.

Tonight’s game is not televised.

It can only be seen on the SEC Network Plus, the SEC Network’s digital service. It can be accessed through the WatchESPN app on your phones, gaming consoles and other streaming devices, as well as on

If you’re not familiar with digital streaming, this is a good time to learn.

No live blog tonight.

In an effort to provide better in-game coverage here on the website, we are pulling the plug on KSR live blogs during basketball games. It’s been a seven or eight year run of live blogging games but we decided it’s time to try something new. It’ll take a couple games before we figure out exactly what it is we’re doing, but I believe it’ll be better in the end. You can still join us for discussion in the a game thread; it just won’t be the same running commentary we’ve had in the past.

Georgia is favored by 17 points next weekend.

Mark Stoops really needs his team to be competitive in this one after back-to-back blowout losses. A win may not be in the cards, but he needs to keep it close. A third consecutive blowout and that seat starts to get really hot.

Happy 100th Birthday, Golda Potter! IMG_4105

Tune in to KSR in just a bit…

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

19 Comments for The Kansas City Royals’ Monday Morning Wakeup

  1. carvingitup
    9:23 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Will Stoops describe how he and his staff were out coached by the opponents, and how they will learn and get better? Maybe the best thing to do is record a loop and play it every week. How impressed the 200 recruits must have been!

    • Dude
      10:08 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Sounds like you need a hooker.

  2. John Longard
    9:50 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Happy birthday, Golda! (I used to be her pastor.)

    • John Long
      10:22 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

      But then again… who didn’t ๐Ÿ˜‰ Praise jesus

  3. Go Cats
    10:00 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Happy Birthday Golda!…Just an FYI – Time Warner Cable does not support SECN+

  4. Rise
    10:08 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Wait, so you are telling me that the game will not be televised and there will be no live blog? The world is coming to the end.

  5. UKCrewser
    10:21 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    End of an era……Looking forward to the blog replacement. I’ll miss Tyler’s Dresser and table throwing gifs.

  6. russ
    10:21 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    WTF !!!! No more live blog!!!! WTF !!!!

    • Tubbers
      12:18 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      I don’t know how I’m going to watch the games without it! You can’t get reaction gifs in real time anywhere else!

  7. nuke99m
    10:22 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    No more Cat Gifs.

  8. nuke99m
    10:23 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    How am I supposed to know “We got this”

  9. inside info2
    10:57 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, Stoops will not be in the hot seat this year no matter what (at least in the eyes of Barnhart, who is the only one that matters). I’ve been very critical of Stoops since the EKU game, but even I know he is in now danger of being fired at the end of this season. The line coaches better be dusting off their resumes and POSSIBLY the DC, but Stoops and Dawson are fine. I am really surprised at the turn of coverage on KSR regarding the staff. You guys went from praise to heavy criticism pretty quick.

    That being said, Stoops really needs to say something of substance to the press this week instead of the Joker-like sound bites we have been getting so far this season. If he says the same thing he has been saying all season, that is just going to inflame the fan base even more.

    I’m sad the Live Blog is finished. Good for the KSR corporation (focusing on telecasts) but bad for the hard-core KSR fan base.

    • inside info2
      11:06 am November 2, 2015 Permalink


  10. Cool as the other side of the seat cushion
    11:41 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Stoops seat can’t even get warm, let alone hot, because of the two raises and extensions Barnhart gave him last season. Not counting the remainder of this season’s salary, UK is on the hook for a full $15.5M through 2019 with Stoops. It’s what we like to call a “Crean-level-buyout.”

  11. Sue
    11:58 am November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Permit me to gloat.

    I distinctly remember when KSR editors were creaming themselves when the SEC network was announced. Oh, it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread! Wow everyone go vote on ESPN’s site to make sure Kentucky gets the SEC network! Yay!

    Fast forward. I told you guys that this was ESPN locking in college sports and killing the advertiser model for watching UK games for “free”.

    So what has it come to? Now you guys are saying that it’s time to learn what “digital streaming” is all about. Umm, in 99% of the cases your readers will be desperately searching for a stream which is *not* linked to a paid cable or satellite account. Yep, you know exactly what this means to the normally law-abiding citizen. As predicted, it’s come to that.

    I love KSR but it needs to be said. You should have called the SEC network a bad idea back then (even though it would have been a futile endeavor). Disney (ESPN) is a vicious corporate machine accountable to their shareholders and are required to lock in and squeeze every last nickel they can out of the subscriber base. The end result should have been obvious.

    The corporate chickens have come home to roost.

    • chimichanga
      12:55 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

      Settle down, Chicken Little.

      If you have internet and the SEC Network (and every serious UK fan should, since half our games are on it) then you also have SEC Network+ which you can stream. The line between cable and internet has been blurring for years now, this really isn’t a big deal.

  12. Swamp Fox
    2:05 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Not having the live blog during basketball games is killer. My favorite part of watching the games (other than the game itself) was hanging out on the live blog. This is devastating ๐Ÿ™

    Bring back the live blogs!

  13. Uncle Ted
    2:24 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Not happy about no live blog!!

  14. aaron
    6:56 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    wow ksr getting rid of live blogs. I guess when i am work i wont come to the site anymore. I love the live blogs.