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“They said WHAT on KSR?????” (Monday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the Monday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio. Today, Matt, Ryan, and Drew will recap Kentucky’s big win over Florida, get the latest on De’Aaron Fox’s ankle from Scoop Lemond, look ahead to Senior Night, and, of course, discuss the Oscar blunder from last night. Tune in or be surprised like this woman when someone tells you what happened later.

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110 Comments for “They said WHAT on KSR?????” (Monday Show Thread)



  1. runningunnin.454
    10:01 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I hope none of the whiners caught Malik smiling/laughing at the end of the Florida game. Can’t have that kind of behavior, now can we…..certainly not.



  2. catsarerunnin
    10:10 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    And the #1 seed goes to:North Carolina!! No…no..that’s wrong…it’s Oregon…you guys got the #1 seed…sorry.

  3. Great game Saturday!!! CATS!!!



  4. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    10:21 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I told my brother the day before the game we would win by 15 against Florida…and I think we would have if that double technical wouldn’t have happened.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:28 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      another case of where the double technical was completely pointless.

      briscoe’s actions looked pretty accidental more than anything. and the florida player clearly was just reactionary. neither had any hard feelings toward watch other. it just happened. just coem together, shake it out and let it go. no reason to give briscoe his fourth foul bc of an accident and the other player his third (and fourth on the next play).

      a warning and play on is better in almost every case – especially in the last couple minutes of a game.



  5. runningunnin.454
    10:23 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Interesting that the two players that previewed the Florida game Friday were Malik and Bam…;but they didn’t mention that they were going to go off on the Gators.
    Let’s see if I can paraphrase the negativity after that; do you believe posters actually said:
    That was less than inspirational, 2-we’re beat before we take the floor, 3-Monk has no heart.
    I love when the negative nellies share their pearls of wisdom with us.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:29 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      All of our non- native players are thugs and prima donnas. Our best scorer should be on the bench.
      Sarcasm off
      I actually have to add the disclaimer.



    • J-Dub421
      10:29 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      We have got to be the only fan base that complains this much after a double digit win.



    • Realme
      10:36 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Negative comments if made early in the game are more understandable. Monk had more turnovers than points then. Once he made an effort to chase down a defensive rebound, he went to the other end and scored, and later had a great performance where he drove to the basket and defended and fed Bam. Before he woke up, he was just standing around and contributing nothing.

      I kind of think Malik needs to be the leader in games. When he’s attacking, everyone is better, and very importantly, the team energy is better.



    • catsarerunnin
      10:40 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Imagine their home life. “Honey dinner was good but the mashed taters had lumps…again”.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:45 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      monk has the talent to be the vocal leader, but as i understand it, he’s just too quiet which is why he can disappear in games.



    • Realme
      10:49 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I just want him to bring that second half energy and effort for the other guys to feed off. Cal tries to make Briscoe and Hawkins fill that role, but I think Malik should take over in that regard.



    • J-Dub421
      10:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Hawkins played with his usual heart, determination, and effort. I love that kid. I’m really going to miss him next year.



  6. Realme
    10:28 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    If Malik would play with energy and aggressiveness, and never revert back to first half Malik, we’d be good. All the way to number 9.



  7. Bulldawg
    10:30 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I just submitted my song about cowherd. I sent it to Matt’s email. It is a very rough version but it was a small miracle just to get it turned in. I hope someone enjoys it, even if it doesn’t win.



  8. Laker Cat 18
    10:31 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I didn’t get to watch the game Saturday. Now, I’m thinking I should skip the rest of the season. We may have a shot folks!



    • unbridled
      10:35 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I listened to the game on the radio. I normally sync the tv with the radio, but on Saturday I was limited to radio only. I’m in the same boat and not quite sure how to proceed forward?



    • RealCatsFan
      10:44 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      LC, you are no longer allowed to watch live games for the rest of the season! πŸ™‚

      I got mad when Florida got back up by 8 in the second half, and went back to my bedroom to cool off for a few. When we started our run to get back in the game, my wife wouldn’t let me back out in the living room! So I guess I’m stuck listening to the game from the bedroom from now on, LC. πŸ˜‰



    • ukjaybrat
      10:47 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      i usually watch sports standing behind the couch because im way too antsy to sit down. i was standing in the first 10 minutes (we sucked). Sat down for the second ten minutes (we clawed back).
      Stood back up to start the second half (i sat down again). we tied it up again. no one would let me stand up again lol. i got up to get a beverage and they got a bucket and1. i got yelled at. it was uncanny



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:49 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I usually don’t take the superstition stuff seriously until the tournament starts. I may have to start it earlier than usual for seeding purposes.



    • Realme
      10:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      It’s almost March y’all. Time to get the mojo right.



    • Realme
      10:51 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      πŸ™‚



    • ukjaybrat
      10:58 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      i’m not superstitious at ALL. but if you have a room full of people that are, not much you can do about it lol



    • J-Dub421
      11:00 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I feel like we’re starting to put it together finally. Just in time for the post season. πŸ™‚



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:04 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I actually tried the shower twice this year and several times last season. Total fail this year so far.



    • Realme
      11:21 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t believe in the mojo stuff at all. Right up until we’re in a tight end of game situation in the tournament, and I won’t let my husband come back to the tv from listening to the radio in the bedroom. For those minutes, it feels like it’s all up to me. πŸ˜›



    • RealCatsFan
      11:45 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Dang Realme, you must be related to Mrs. RealCatsFan! πŸ˜€



    • Realme
      11:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      You better listen to her, lol.



  9. CATandMONKEY
    10:32 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Matt you aren’t hitting anybody back.



  10. Laker Cat 18
    10:34 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Briscoe = 9 points, 8 rebounds, ONLY TWO TURNOVERS. I’ll take that performance! Nice game!



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:35 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      5th highest in assists in SEC



    • unbridled
      10:37 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Hopefully the “funk” that has plagued him has left the building.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:43 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Out of the top 50 SEC assists leaders, Briscoe is 3rd highest in turnovers.



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:44 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      On SEC statistics, Tai Wynyard leads the SEC in FG percentage. That would be 1st, number uno, in the SEC in that category.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Dude turns over to much. Still 3rd best A/T ratio on our team. Wynard is considered an outlier and would not be considered in any serious statistical analysis due to the small sample size. Rather like a guy with 2 at bats in a season who is batting 1.000.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Dude turns over to much. Still 3rd best A/T ratio on our team. Wynard is considered an outlier and would not be considered in any serious statistical analysis due to the small sample size. Rather like a guy with 2 at-bats in a season who is batting 1.000.
      Suffice to say Briscoe can and does usually conrribute but has some issues that irritate many of us and sometimes detract from an otherwise decent performance.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:54 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Sorry. Google products not my friend today. That first comment never showed as sent.



    • catsarerunnin
      10:55 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      You can say that again…



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:00 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      10 “Comment”
      20 PRINT 10
      30 GOTO 20



  11. J-Dub421
    10:35 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Hot Take: WeareBBN isn’t really a UK fan. He’s a fan of officials.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:38 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Most of his comments are pretty consistent and speak for themselves.
      Jdub I see no gravatar again today. #conspiracy



    • J-Dub421
      10:42 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I’ve never seen anyone defend bad officiating as much as he does.

    • I see the Gravatar. I’m on Chrome on a PC. When I couldn’t see it I was on Chrome on an iPad.
      #What’sUpWitDatGoogle?



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:43 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      If I was unclear , I agree with you Jdub.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:48 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      The officiating Sat was decent for a change; we shot dramatically more FT’s than Florida; but, we were driving to the bucket and feeding Bam in the post…the Gators were taking jump shots.



    • J-Dub421
      10:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Florida took 30 threes, we took 14. Jump shooting teams don’t shoot as many free throws as driving teams. That’s normal.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:51 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      i hate when officials make terrible calls. really hate it when they are just consistently bad. but i’ve gotten over it for the most part. there’s not a damn thing we can do about it. which is why i ignore stats and individual game performances when we play on the road. briscoe could have a dozen turnovers, but when half of them should have been fouls, how can you REALLY blame him.
      a close loss at tennessee when there were four blown calls in the last minute? can’t blame the team, they should have won. it is what it is. no way to change it.



    • Realme
      10:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Hopefully someone can explain that to Florida’s coach.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:55 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      What stats will never show is the missed muggings and swallowed whistles.



  12. Laker Cat 18
    10:36 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Bam is starting to get into a rhythm. He’s a different player than he was at the beginning of the year. Mentality is growing into his body. He should start moving up the draft boards.



    • J-Dub421
      10:41 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed. Which is normal really. Most bigs take a little time to develop, more-so than guards anyway.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:42 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Even though dunking is his signature I seem to see more successful variety around the basket. Will take that as a positive



    • J-Dub421
      10:45 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Did you feel relieved when Isaac hit that sweet jumper in the first half? πŸ™‚



    • Laker Cat 18
      10:46 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      He’s getting much more consistent with his jump shots & hook shots in the paint. That’s one thing I’ve noticed besides his choice to throw down on the opponent. You can tell he’s been working in practice.



    • J-Dub421
      10:48 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Bam’s free throw shooting has improved rather drastically as well. He’s really put in the work.



    • CATandMONKEY
      10:57 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Anytime I.B. ‘s jumper is falling is reason for optimism and celebration.



  13. CATandMONKEY
    10:36 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Talk about people who can’t sing…wow



  14. RealCatsFan
    10:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I would think Liggins would be high on the list of trash talkers.



    • J-Dub421
      10:57 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Magloire was one of the best trash talkers we ever had. Or Ramel Bradley.



  15. Laker Cat 18
    10:55 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I’m not a big fan of this, but I can’t help but want the road the #2 seed in the SEC tournament will have. As a #1 seed, we’ll get the winner of Georgia/Tennessee, opposed to the A&M/Vandy matchup. Then South Carolina instead of Arkansas. The 2-seed has an easier road to the SEC finals.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:57 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      You are right; it’s skewed as it stands right now.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:00 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      It could still change quite a bit. the middle of the pack is all within a game or two and everyone has two games left.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:01 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I kind of feel bad for Georgia. They’ve lost so many close games to decent competition. I think they could make a small run in the NCAA tournament with the team they have. They will most likely not get that chance without an SEC tournament title.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:02 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Very true jay.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:10 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      yes georgia is a really good team that won’t get the credit for how close their season could have been. i kind of hope they get shifted to the other side and we meet them again on sunday



    • J-Dub421
      11:14 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Georgia is better than their record indicates.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:18 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Someone said on another thread that UK is probably the only school that gets screwed in its own conference tournament when it gets a #1 seed. They hate us, don’t they?



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:30 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, I’m hoping Georgia finds their way into the bottom half of the bracket, assuming we can keep that 1-seed. One team outside of Florida that I don’t really want to see again.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:44 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      im not worried about florida. we’ll have fox back before sunday, they won’t have egbunu (unfortunately for them). i’m more worried about uga than anyone. granted they only barely beat us without fox as well. so really as long as we are all healthy, i’m not worried about any of the teams in our conference



    • Laker Cat 18
      12:07 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I still fear Florida more than anyone else just because I know what they’re capable of. Florida had our number until about the 12 minute mark in the 2nd half Saturday. If it weren’t for Monk losing his mind late, we don’t come out with the W.



  16. runningunnin.454
    10:56 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    NO. 1 seed only gets you one creampuff…and ask Duke about Mercer and Lehigh.
    After that, they’re all tough. No. 1 undefeated Wichita State had No.1 overall seed and had UK in the second round….I never did hear what Marshall thought about his bracket.



  17. runningunnin.454
    11:12 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I thought Marcus Keene of Central Michigan was the nation’s leading scorer. I tuned in to watch him the other night…he had 3 fouls, 6 TO’s, and zero points in the 1st half….my luck.
    He did end up with around 27 pts in the 2nd half though.



    • J-Dub421
      11:17 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      So you’re saying he pulled a Monk?



    • runningunnin.454
      11:23 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Basically, yeah. And, the dude is only 5’9″. He is a gunner, though…no team concept there.



  18. Realme
    11:18 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I think our path this year will feature a revenge tour theme. We’ve avenged 2 losses so far, and will be set up to meet the other 3 again in the tourney.



  19. Laker Cat 18
    11:26 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I have ask this. What are your thoughts on the transgender kid in Texas who won the women’s wrestling state championship? Born a female, taking hormones to be a male. According to Texas high school rules, they go by the gender on your birth certificate.



    • J-Dub421
      11:39 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      If the person is taking hormones to be male, then they basically let a dude wrestle against women. Hormones in that case means testosterone. How is that any different than the systemic doping by the East German swim team in the 1972 Olympics?



    • ukjaybrat
      11:39 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      on one hand, it’s not fair that you allow a female to take male hormones and essentially grow more muscle. that’s a performance enhancing drug and should technically be banned from competition. So IF you are even going to allow the individual to play at all (which you shouldn’t*, they should be competing with males, not females.

      On the other hand, it would not be fair for a man to claim he’s a woman and “play down” ** to their level and cream them in every competition. So going strictly off birth certificate gender or current gender in every case can be unfair.

      * Life is full of tough choices, which would you rather be? a male or a wrestler? because it’s not fair to the other females you are playing against to have your cake and eat it too.
      ** Similar to the movie “The Ringer” where he pretends to be special needs to compete in the special Olympics and win all the games (because he’s a superior athlete to the special needs people – very a not PC movie and only really tangentially relevant but the only decent way to explain the second scenario)



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:51 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with every comment made. Where do you draw the line on this? It’s technically an unfair advantage any way you can spin it. When you cater to one person, you must cater to all. You can “identify” as any gender, go into any bathroom.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:53 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t care if someone chooses to change but if you want to be a guy, compete with the guys.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:55 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      C&M – What if you’re a guy who wants to be a girl? Compete with girls with the advantage of having natural testosterone.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:58 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I think it would need to be suppressed to a “normalized” level for the mean in women. It is not always so cut and dry. Just throwing out my initial thoughts. As noted above the excess testosterone could be seen as a PED.
      That this occurred in TX makes things even more unclear.



    • Laker Cat 18
      12:00 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Agreed.



    • ukjaybrat
      12:02 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      it’s a touchy subject for a lot of people, i know.
      but there really isn’t an elegant solution to it other than just not letting them participate. You are literally altering your body to behave differently. It’s not fair to the rest of the competitors that are playing fairly with what god gave them. you start making exceptions and there will be loopholes everywhere.

      And I know that sounds harsh because when it comes down to it, i’m sure most of the persons involved really truly are not doing this to gain an advantage. but try telling that to someone you just beat in “fair competition”



  20. RealCatsFan
    11:41 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    The flying cows in Twister totally blew it for me. How can the wind be strong enough to fling a 2000 lb animal, but the car they are riding in is unaffected? #JumpingTheShark



    • ukjaybrat
      11:42 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      if pigs can fly, why can’t cows ?



    • RealCatsFan
      11:46 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      … and elephants!



    • catsarerunnin
      11:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      RIP Bill Paxton, “The Extreme” from Twister.



    • J-Dub421
      11:55 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      He’ll always be Chet in Weird Science to me. Or the smarmy used car salesman in True Lies.



    • CATandMONKEY
      11:56 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      My total guilty pleasure movie regardless of how many times it airs. Having to explain it to my girls is an exercise in patience (with the producers).



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:57 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I believe that twister picked up an 18-wheeler as well. I love Twister. RIP Bill.



    • J-Dub421
      12:03 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Paxton was good in Apollo 13 as well. He was a really good actor.



    • ukjaybrat
      12:04 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      true lies ! haven’t seen that one in ages. bill paxton had a lot of great roles



    • CATandMONKEY
      12:05 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      +1 to all above and indeed, RIP.



    • catsarerunnin
      12:07 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Apollo 13 was my favorite Paxton movie. Love the line “I think Swigert gave me the clap. Been pissin in my relief tube”.



  21. Laker Cat 18
    11:43 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    Man, Indiana has fallen off of the face of the Earth. My Facebook fam hasn’t been as active the season.



    • J-Dub421
      11:47 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t think Indiana will make the NCAA tournament this year.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Which will suck, because that means that Crean likely gets fired. We will lose a major source of entertainment.



    • J-Dub421
      11:51 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      If Crean gets fired, do you think anyone else will hire him?



    • Realme
      11:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Just don’t let them be quite bad enough to decide to fire Crean.



    • catsarerunnin
      11:53 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      A resounding yes.



  22. J-Dub421
    11:50 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    I feel slightly vindicated since Matt just said they’ve done statistical analysis and UK gets less home advantage than the rest of the SEC. This confirms at least some of my shoddy officiating complaints.



    • ukjaybrat
      12:00 pm February 27, 2017 Permalink

      it also confirms how ridiculous ul fan comments are when they complain about the “job” they get whenever they come to rupp arena.



  23. Laker Cat 18
    11:52 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

    As bad as they seem to be, watch Michigan State make the final four this year. Izzo seems to get it done come tourney time.



    • J-Dub421
      11:56 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      MSU knocked off Wisconsin last night.



    • Laker Cat 18
      11:59 am February 27, 2017 Permalink

      Wisconsin has lost 4 of their last 5. Talk about a team struggling. I can see them being the 5-seed that gets knocked out by the 12.