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The Lights are Back On (Friday Show Thread)

Kentucky’s second game in the Bahamas was in the middle of quite a chaotic scene.  Matt Jones, Drew Franklin and Shannon the Dude recap what went down during a wild night at Atlantis.

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101 Comments for The Lights are Back On (Friday Show Thread)



  1. Iamheasyouarehe
    9:55 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark
    This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark…..Herro’s theme song?



    • runningunnin.454
      10:00 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      โ€œBaby, we were born to runโ€.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:02 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      We made a promise we swore we’d always remember
      No retreat, baby, no surrender



    • runningunnin.454
      10:08 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Springsteen a veritable gold mine of lyrics.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:10 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Amen to that!

    • But he didn’t foresee Periscope. That was epically hilarious!



    • RealCatsFan
      10:18 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Obviously, being a gearhead, my favorite lyrics by the Boss are:

      “I got a 69 Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor…” – Racing in the Streets.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:20 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Darkness on the Edge of Town?



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:21 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Another good one by The Boss.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:25 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Four speed, dual quad, posi traction 4-0-9.



    • J-Dub421
      10:32 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      For Herro’s theme song, you really have to go with Bonnie Tyler. I need a Herro.



    • Realme
      10:33 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Also, from now on, we spell the word hero with 2 R’s.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:33 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      We already have a Herro…maybe I need a Gyro…ha ha ha

    • The SEC Network studio guy did that 3 times in 2 minutes last night JDub. I think it’s going to get beat to death this year…but I dig the song and Bonnie Tyler!



    • RealCatsFan
      10:34 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      J-Dub, I vote for “There Goes My Hero” by the Foo Fighters. ๐Ÿ˜‰



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:38 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Love that Foo Fighters song!



    • J-Dub421
      10:43 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I almost always turn the sound waaayyy down because the announcers generally annoy me, so I didn’t hear it.

    • “Believe it or Not”, the theme from “Greatest American Hero”.



    • J-Dub421
      10:47 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      “Also, from now on, we spell the word hero with 2 Rโ€™s.”

      Make it so!



    • RealCatsFan
      11:44 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Iam – have you heard the acoustic version of the song? Way cool!



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      12:13 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      No RealCats I have not but I will look it up.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      12:19 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      So J-Dub I guess I should have spelled it Gyrro?



    • Sentient Third Eye
      2:16 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      This one’s easy. A timeless rock classic. “Holding Out For a Hero” Bonnie Taylor



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:48 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      J-Dub beat you to that one Third Eye, my argument is we already have a Herro so we don’t need to hold out for one.



  2. Realme
    9:59 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    That was a pretty big improvement from game 1 to game 2.

    Is it true that that was a good team we played last night?



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:03 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Feel better now? ha ha



    • Realme
      10:05 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I do. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:08 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I was shouting from the rooftop.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:12 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      THey play pretty good ball in Argentina. Back in the day, Brazil was the best, but I donโ€™t know about now.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:13 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      And as Keldon Johnson said, ” those were grown @ss men”.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      That team plays in the top echelon of Argentina’s leagues and has won their league 3 years in a row. They also just won a tournament with all the best teams in South America. They’re supposed to be pretty good.



  3. CATandMONKEY
    10:00 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Moderated. . .for mentioning the KSR curse? Hmmm



    • ClutchCargo
      10:05 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe it’s a part of the KSR curse.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:09 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      During blackout, SEC guy said it was all KSRโ€™s fault.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:18 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Did Jurich move to the Bahamas?



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:39 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Why do you ask about Jurich? Was the FBI there?

    • Iamhe, welcome to the Show Thread. I don’t think I’ve seen you in here except the last couple weeks or so.



    • J-Dub421
      10:51 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Iam, we used to have a running joke that all technical difficulties were the result of Tom Jurich trying to shut Matt/KSR down.



    • Realme
      10:53 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I was wondering if Iamhe was a new name for a familiar show threader, he fit in so smoothly right away.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      11:15 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Thanks guys, Iam new here, but long time Cats fan. Love the humor on here.



    • J-Dub421
      11:24 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Us show thread regulars are generally a bit more positive and normal than some of the other posters. Welcome.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      11:28 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      That’s the first things I noticed about y’all. Thanks for the welcome.



    • runningunnin.454
      11:47 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      And Iamhe is the Music Man…I noticed the Beatles lyric right away.
      BTW, yesterday at the dentist (Ugh) I saw a boy about 14 yr old wearing a Beatles cap…the beat goes on.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      12:15 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      runnin Ihave always been a music man just like you. Love the Beatles..Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      12:18 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Sorry for the late response but work got in the way. Hey that reminds of Words Got In The Way.



  4. ClutchCargo
    10:03 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    This Bahamas trip is just the pick-me-up I needed here in the late summer doldrums! I enjoy watching this team so much that I don’t even want to mentally fast forward to tournament time.



  5. runningunnin.454
    10:13 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    I said a few choice words (NSFW) during the blackout.



    • Realme
      10:15 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I was watching a blurry Periscope with 8900 of my closest friends. The things we do, for a game that doesn’t even count.



    • Iamheasyouarehe
      10:17 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Same.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:25 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I DVR’d it and started watching around 9 pm. I was muttering some choice words as I fast forwarded through the blackout and hoped that the 30 minutes recording time I added at the end was going to be enough to get to the end of the game (it was).



    • RealCatsFan
      10:33 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Clutch, I only added 15 minutes this time, so probably not enough. ๐Ÿ™



    • ClutchCargo
      10:37 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Yeah, I learned that lesson the hard way with a few football games. OT just came out of nowhere in that Florida game a couple of years ago.



    • Booby Petrino
      10:39 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I watched the Periscope while walking my dog…real fandom lol. Also downloaded the Periscope app just to watch it bc the comments kept getting on my nerves and couldn’t figure out how to turn them off from the browser. The app was cleaner.

    • If ukbasketballlive.com was still up, I guarantee you Neal would have found a way to splice that Periscope video into the game recording when he uploaded it.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:50 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      R.I.P, ukbasketballlive.

    • A certain entity threatened to sue him. I won’t say who, but it was not UK.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:04 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Jurich? ๐Ÿ˜€



  6. CATandMONKEY
    10:15 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Radio broadcast over the phone was pure gold.

    • Absolutely C&M and Realme! If the announcers had kind of ran with it just like they were still on TV that would have made it even more hilarious.

    • “TURN YOUR PHONE MATT!!!”
      “TURN OFF THE CHAT MATT!!!”
      ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I understand what Matt was saying about that, but I don’t think there was an option to turn off the chat in the browser. I could be wrong, but I don’t have the app. Maybe if you log in on the browser you can turn it off. Anyway, every other comment was one of the above. It made me chuckle when Matt would say “I can’t!” but it didn’t stop BBN from saying them. ๐Ÿ™‚



    • Booby Petrino
      10:42 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      chris, I downloaded the app just bc I couldn’t figure out how to get the comments off in browser (made same comment above before reading yours). it was much better. need to delete the app now.



  7. lexslamman
    10:18 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    1 – That Duke game is going to be FIRE.
    2 – EJ and Jemarl update ASAP, please
    3 – I haven’t seen a lineup on the floor so far that I didn’t like. That’s a real rarity for any sports team, in Kentucky basketball it can portend greatness similar to that of 1996, 1998, 2012 and 2015. Still a long way to go, but I think this will be a year to remember.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:37 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Donโ€™t think EJโ€™s problem is serious…worried about Jemarl.



  8. Realme
    10:22 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    I’m so proud of Nick. He looked trapped at one point, and instead of turning it over, he turned and muscled his way to the basket. He really is a different player. Happy for Reid to look more confident already. And man, all of our guards are legit in their own way.



  9. RealCatsFan
    10:31 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Yeah, I thought it was cool that the players wanted to continue the game no matter what, but I think any college player would have that attitude. These kids are out there because they love the game. It’s like that for any college athlete – you better love your sport, because it’s going to be your life when you play it in college. I know for a fact that it’s like that for the volleyball players.



  10. RealCatsFan
    10:32 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Matt sounds like he is talking through a hose while holding his nose in the Universal Windows Direct commercial.



  11. J-Dub421
    10:40 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    I’m going to throw some love Quickley’s way. He only had 6 points, but had a team high 7 rebounds and a team high 5 assists with zero turnovers and 2 steals. Wow.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:43 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Our guards crash the boards really well.



    • Realme
      10:44 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      He’s excellent, and you barely notice him sometimes. I can’t wait for them to be wearing numbers I can actually see, so I can more easily differentiate between him, Quade and Ashton.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:44 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Good point. Quickley just gets it done, and you hardly even notice sometimes. That’s a great characteristic for a PG.

    • I’m on the Hagans train with that D also. Love it.



    • ClutchCargo
      10:46 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Weird, Realme and I typed almost the same sentence at the same time. It must be true, then.



    • J-Dub421
      10:49 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      With IQ, Quade, and Ashton, we have the best point guards in the country.



    • Realme
      10:55 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Clutch, I’m doing that 2 finger point to my head and then at yours thing right now.

  12. Oh, and why was San Lorenzo de Almagro wearing referee shirts???



    • Realme
      10:54 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      With soccer shirts as warmups.



  13. runningunnin.454
    10:51 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Where were all the whiners and cry babies last night?
    Nothing to say? Cats got their tongues?



    • J-Dub421
      10:53 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Which is why it was ridiculous that so many were jumping to conclusions after one game where we clearly had some opening game jitters and several players were trying too hard.



    • ClutchCargo
      11:09 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

      Anybody who whines about this team at this point in time is beyond being reasoned with, and should not be allowed to be online and unsupervised. This team right now is a collection of quality parts that will soon be assembled into a high performance machine. It’s just dumb to criticize what we have when real practice is still several weeks away.



  14. J-Dub421
    11:17 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    No love for the defense of Dominique Hawkins and Isaiah Briscoe? They were both good defenders.



  15. J-Dub421
    11:27 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Holy cow! Is anyone else following the story about the guy who thought a car was his uber ride, then the driver got out and punched him and he fell and hit his head, then later died? Turns out the guy who punched him is an assistant coach at Wake Forest.

  16. Well, I have to get back to work. I’m actually too busy to be in here but I had to talk about the games. Later BBN Show Threaders!

    Have a blessed weekend,
    Spud (my college nickname)



  17. J-Dub421
    11:57 am August 10, 2018 Permalink

    Now I’m dying to know what they’re talking about from the last Bahamas trip.



    • Realme
      12:00 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      In the last couple weeks they have mentioned a player that was found passed out under a gambling table (maybe on a non-show podcast). They’ve also mentioned a story was told at Derek’s wedding. I’m kind of putting 2 and 2 together and getting Drunk Derek Willis.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:07 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

      I get the feeling that Derek may have been master of the beer bong back in the day. ๐Ÿ˜‰



  18. Stump
    1:41 pm August 10, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t recall ever being so annoyed by the announcers as during the last two games. They talk about everything but the game, when most of us could use an extra dose of play-by-play announcing, given all the new players we’re seeing. In addition, they hit many of the same topics last night that they hit the night before. It’s like they think everyone tunes to hear them speak as much as possible. I tried the radio, but it was about 10 seconds ahead of the tv action, which is unwatchable. Any ideas?