On this day, we celebrate the birthday of none other than Kentucky’s finest, El Presidente, Boss Man, the one, the only – Matt Jones. Matt is probably spending this day listening to Reba McEntire, drinking diet coke, and yelling at people. But he should be able to do whatever he wants! It’s his birthday, damn it!
In all seriousness, Happy Birthday Matt. Kentucky Sports Radio has become a phenomenon – not only in the state of Kentucky – but country-wide. The fact that a little blog site created by a Transy student for hobby-sake, gained popularity with the Jai Lucas/Patrick Patterson recruitment, can turn into the number one independent sports podcast in the country should be a lesson and inspiration to us all.
Here’s to you, Matt. Here’s to your soft spot for Wendy’s Call of the Day being awarded to an elderly person or kid. Here’s to your diligence and efforts in providing the people of Kentucky their only source to UofL scandals. Here’s to your ‘Uncle Matt’ advice. Here’s to your avoidance of children in restaurants and public bathrooms.
What would Kentucky be like without Matt Jones and KSR? It’s a weird thing to think about now. Thank goodness we will never have to know.
Happy Birthday, Matt!
It’s Football Time in the Bluuuegraaaass.
Well, not yet. But this time next week, we will be waking up (to the smell of victory) with breakdowns from Freddie, Nick, and the guys after Kentucky faces Shannon Dawson and Southern Miss in Week 1 of College Football season.
If you missed Coach Stoops’ appearance on the show Friday, he previewed Saturday’s matchup with Southern Miss and detailed Drew Barker’s improvements and expectations.
Hype Video of the Day
To get your blood pumping on this Sunday morning.
Bring it Southern Miss.
Final day of Coach Cal’s Fantasy Camp
— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 27, 2016
This is a great video from camp yesterday where Cris Carter, decked out in UK gear, spouted his trademark line “C’mon Man”. I can die happy.
It’s been a busy few days at the Joe Craft Center with Celebrity sightings, intense sideline action from Coach Barbee and Robic, and plenty of basketball being played.
Two of our favorite former Cats arrived at the Craft Center as well.
My sons are back in town!!! pic.twitter.com/sYeefo2NIt
– John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) August 27, 2016
‘Meet the Wildcats’ Bam Adebayo edition
Dwight Howard Bam Adebayo’s introduction video over at CoachCal.com was released Friday for your viewing pleasure.
In it, Bam tells the story of the origin of his nickname ‘Bam’, passion for succeeding on the court and in the classroom, and his love for Katy Perry.
Celebrity/Charity Softball game Tonight
Calipari’s inaugural Coach Cal Celebrity Softball Classic at Whitaker Bank Ballpark is tonight with gates opening at 4:30 p.m, celebrity home run derby at 5:30 p.m and the game following at 6 p.m.
General admission is only $8. Visit CoachCalSoftballClassic.com for more information.
Don’t forget: in the event of rain, your ticket will get you into an open UK practice. ‘Nuff said.
The Freddie Maggard Podcast
Be on the lookout for the first episode of Freddie Maggard’s depth chart podcast which will be released Monday to get you ready for Saturday and Southern Miss.