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The US Open’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

One of the best sporting events in America began last night in Flushing Meadows without KSR in attendance for the first time in a couple of years. I’m talking about the US Open, the fourth and final major in the tennis Grand Slam.

This year’s tournament will run through September 13 and I will have eyes glued to the ESPN and Tennis Channel coverage as much as possible. Last night gave us Rafael Nadal closing out opening night and today we will get plenty more action throughout the day, headlined by Roger Federer this afternoon. Check that one out.

I am very excited to get to Commonwealth Stadium this weekend to kick off the 2015 football season, but a little piece of me misses being at the US Open this week and next. It’s such a fun event to attend and, you know, New York City. I kind of love it there a little bit.

Now who’s first to make fun of tennis in the comments section?


Tickets still available for Saturday’s game and that is unacceptable.

If you don’t take advantage of the new $25 ticket price for the season opener you are crazy. So get on over to and use the promo code ALLIN to pick your $25 seat for Saturday’s game. We don’t want to hear any excuses. You want a good football team? Do your part. Sell out Commonwealth. Anything but a sellout will be an embarrassment for the grand opening of the new CWS. Get in there and enjoy it.

We will record the second KSR UK Football podcast tonight.

With better quality this time. Look for it on the website tomorrow afternoon.

Coaches can begin calling 2016 recruits today.

Andy Buh is excited:

They can slide in those DMs, too.

Check out these highlights of Kash Daniel in Frankfort.

Daniel had 16 tackles and a forced fumble at linebacker for Paintsville last Friday. He also played a little offense, rushing for 120 yards and throwing a 53-yard touchdown pass in the first half of his team’s 36-0 victory.

Malik Monk to announce his five official visits tonight.

Maybe the best scorer in the 2016 class will go on his brother’s radio show in Arkansas tonight to announce the five schools he plans to visit and when he will make those trips. Word on road is Monk plans to attend Big Blue Madness for his official to Kentucky, but we’ll wait till he makes the announcement before adding him to that weekend’s guest list.

Anyone watching Narcos on Netflix?

I’m going to start it tonight and I can’t wait.

What happened to The U????


That’s not the Miami we once knew. How sad.

KSR is coming up in an hour.

Tune in as the guys get ready for Saturday’s game.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

24 Comments for The US Open’s Tuesday Morning Wakeup

  1. BtownUKFan
    9:20 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    I guess it’s up to me to be the first. In my best Allen Iverson impression… “Ya’ll taking tennis, I mean ya’ll talking tennis”. Men’s tennis has been boring since McEnroe and Connors retired.

    • Fabio Fognini
      5:37 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink


  2. Jerome Brown is rolling in his grave in his fatigues.

    • Ebell55
      9:38 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Yes he is! As a Miami and UK fan I can honestly say the Canes have frustrated me more than the Cats over the past ten years. This is the height of that frustration!!!!

    • asdf
      9:57 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      On the other hand, it may be genus. Would YOU want to tackle those “guys”?

    • RealCatsFan
      10:38 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      I hear that Miami is playing a lot of Sam Smith’s greatest hits in the locker room to get psyched. And they are bringing in Kaitlyn Jenner as a motivational speaker. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. 🙂

  3. Yoda
    9:20 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    If CWS sells out, awesome! However, if they don’t, I don’t find it a reason to condemn the fanbase. A newly renovated stadium is great and excitement for the new football season is palpable, yet I think it’s safe to say this is a fanbase who will reserve judgment about the team until they see full effort on the field. A football team shouldn’t waver for the 1st game of the season based upon if they see the stadium 80% or 100% filled. If they need people to get up for the game, the team is broken already.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:39 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Not only that, but I am wondering if the rumors that it will not be completed on time, coupled with the parking situation, will have anything to do with it.

    • Dude
      10:40 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      You are utterly and unbelievably wrong on so many levels that it almost makes me think you made this post in satire.

  4. Fuzzy balls
    9:50 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    Drew, maybe you can sign up to be a ball man.
    The only thing more boring than tennis is soccer.

    • RealCatsFan
      10:41 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Any sport that can have a score of 1-0, or worse yet end in a tie, is not worth watching IMO. 😀

    • RealCatsFan
      10:42 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Tennis is gay. And gays go to hell.

    • J-Dub421
      1:24 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Tennis is way better than baseball.

    • Leroy Hodgkins
      3:57 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Someone who says tennis is “better” than baseball has no business on a sports site, no matter how ridiculous the site claims to be. As George Will once said, “Baseball is a game that rewards knowledge: if you don’t understand the game, you shouldn’t watch, because you will only end up saying things that make you sound very, very stupid.”
      I think of that every time Drew shows how much he doesn’t know about America’s Pastime.

    • J-Dub421
      4:22 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

      That doesn’t make it any less boring Leroy.

  5. Tennis fan in America
    9:51 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

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  6. BGF
    10:11 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    Are we sure that’s not Mr. Tim Tebow in those Kash Daniel highlights?

    • Evan
      1:59 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

      was thinking the exact same thing while watching those highlights.

  7. Chris Harrison
    10:49 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    Couldn’t get the code word to work so ticketmaster still was about to charge full price – is there a trick to this?

    • theSkinny81
      10:55 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Offer code: ALLIN

      Worked just fine for me.

  8. C in Nashville
    11:21 am September 1, 2015 Permalink

    Narcos is great Drew. Watched the first 2 episodes this weekend. Just the right mix of history, se$ and violence!

  9. Leroy Hodgkins
    3:59 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

    Not gonna be able to catch Narcos tonight: there was a tornado at the trailer park where the watch party is always held.

    • Charlie Strong Silent Typist
      5:39 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

      Could have been worse like a repo.

  10. Don
    4:11 pm September 1, 2015 Permalink

    How much is that $25 ticket going to be since UK sold their soul to Ticketmaster last year of the year before? What a joke. Ticketmaster is a huge ripoff. Why would UK put a middleman in this when people have enough trouble coming up with discretionary funds now?