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Today on KSR: A Dad’s Famous Last Words

I’ve made some dumb mistakes in my first two months of parenting. Uttering the following phrase is on my Mt. Rushmore of mistakes.

“This isn’t so bad.”

The first time I inserted my foot into my mouth followed the construction of my son’s first toy. Proud that could snip off a few zip-ties and insert some batteries, I was excited to see how my son would react to this musical mat. Once I turned on the music, a sigh of relief. “It’s a good thing these songs aren’t annoying. This isn’t so bad.” Boy, was I wrong. Forty-eight hours later I knew every word to every song and the order in which they played.

You would have thought I would have learned my lesson, right? Wrong. Over the last two months I’ve had a few different interactions with folks. One question that always comes up in casual conversation, “How’s he sleeping?” I would try not to brag on my son’s ability to snooze. One does not want to sound like parenting is a breeze this early in the process, but in my heart I told myself. “Tired? I’m not that tired. This isn’t so bad. Let’s have another.” Now, there isn’t enough coffee in the world.

In short, I’m an idiot. Confidence will kill me before I finally learn my lesson. Best to just shut my mouth and nap whenever I get the chance. Probably not before I proofread this and find 22 different typos.

NCAA Makes Two Big Decisions

The fine folks at the National Collegiate Athletic Association passed a couple of significant measures Wednesday evening. One ruling we saw coming from a mile away. The NCAA is tabling a discussion on a new rule that would allow student athletes to transfer one time and receive immediate eligibility at their new school. Joey Gatewood, Olivier Sarr, Jacob Toppin, Robyn Benton and Jazmine Massengill will have to apply for a waiver to play for the Wildcats this fall.

UK’s student athletes may be able to work out on campus in as little as two weeks. The NCAA will allow Division I football, men’s and women’s basketball teams to return to campus June 1, if they receive the green light from their respective conferences and local public officials. The reopen date for fitness centers in Kentucky is June 1. If SEC presidents approve echo the NCAA’s approval, some of the Cats could be back in the wight room in a matter of days.

Top 25 Kentucky Football

Experts agree — Kentucky football is the best. In a rare tip of the cap to the Wildcats, UK received a pair of top 25 nods this week. Pro Football Focus ranked Kentucky No. 20 in their “way too early” preseason poll. Over at CBS Sports, Mark Stoops is ranked as the No. 22 coach in all of college football, a consensus reached after polling seven of their writers. UK football is getting preseason respect? Weird.

UK’s 2021 Football Recruiting Class Grows

For the second time in three weeks, a North Hardin High School Trojan committed to UK on the KSR airwaves. Jordan Lovett, a three-star defensive back that picked off 15 passes in 2019, explained why he chose UK.

“I committed to the University of Kentucky because first off, they’re a great school,” he said. “I feel like all of the other schools I visited, I felt like Kentucky was the most comfortable with me. Also, they send guys at my position to the league, like Lonnie Johnson for example. The biggest part was because UK was close to my Mom — she’s going to be a Wildcat Mom.”

If you take a glance into the KSR Film Room, there’s no denying the Cats got a big one.

Kentucky Football 2021 Recruiting Class

NamePositionHometownHeightWeightRivalsRecruiter
Jager BurtonOGLexington, KY6-42704-star, #170, #8 OGMarrow
Dekel Crowdus WRLexington, KY5-101704-star, #44 WRMarrow
Christian Lewis WRPleasant Grove, AL6-31853-star, #69 WRSumrall
La'Vell Wright RBRadcliff, KY5-112053-star, #8 APBMarrow
Jordan Lovett DBRadcliff, KY6-21953-star, #5 KYMarrow
Kaiya Sheron QBSomerset, KY6-32003-star, #8 KYHinshaw
Armond Scott WREuclid, OH6-3`2053-starMarrow
Chauncey MagwoodWRLeesburg, GA6-01763-star, #65 WR Sumrall
David Wohlabaugh DBWadsworth, OH6-52773-star, #54 OTMarrow
Paul Rodriguez OLMason, OH6-53103-star, #32 OHMarrow
Martez Thrower ILBRochelle, GA6-22153-star, #41 OLBSumrall
Kahlil Saunders DLHuntsville, AL6-52603-starSumrall
Adrian Huey CBNashville, TN5-10.51603-star, #69 CBClinkscale
Maxwell Hairston CBWest Bloomfield, MI6-11603-star Clinkscale
Joko WillisLB (JUCO)Lagrange, GA6-32153-star, #51 LB (HS)Sumrall
Wilson BerryPunterMelbourne, Australia2-star Duffy

Three New Podcasts

Sources Say did a little something different this week. After Jeff Goodman ranked the Wildcats No. 24 in his preseason rankings, the college basketball analyst joined the show to explain why. It’s riveting radio, give it a listen.

Over at 11 Personnel, we waited until a little later in the week to receive more football meat and potatoes to discuss. A new podcast will appear on your feed momentarily. There will also be a new edition of the Aaron Torres Sports Podcast ready for you rears shortly. Don’t geek.

Watch a New Edition of Listicuffs

WKYT’s Victor Puente and Andrea Walker went toe-to-toe in Funkhouser’s hit game show, Listicuffs. Enjoy!

NASCAR is BACK

They raced for the first time Sunday but that did not count. NASCAR is not officially back until someone flips off another racer on the track.

Casey County Day on KSR

Who up Liberty? Call on in and tell us a little bit more about the wonderful county of Casey on today’s edition of Kentucky Sports Radio.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for Today on KSR: A Dad’s Famous Last Words



  1. ClutchCargo
    9:13 am May 21, 2020 Permalink

    Nick, here’s some dad advice from someone who has been at it for almost 19 years: hold off on carving that Mt. Rushmore just yet. It’s early still.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:20 am May 21, 2020 Permalink

      Yep! I had the Barney songs memorized by the time both my kids were 6 months old. Was ready to implode that thing.



  2. CPACAT
    9:19 am May 21, 2020 Permalink

    I’m thinking the SEC WR’s are salivating at the opportunity at going up against a 6’7” 277 lb DB…LoL. Get some sleep Pops;)



  3. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    10:00 am May 21, 2020 Permalink

    Maggie, they stopped pretending that college football and basketball are amateur a long time ago, in reality at least. We all know what they SAY: “Student athletes this” and “Student athletes that”, but when you hear that, just hear an old fashioned cash register sound effect in your mind.

    Kids, if you don’t know what an old fashioned cash register sounds like, just listen to the song “Money” by Pink Floyd.



  4. crazycatfan65
    11:47 am May 21, 2020 Permalink

    I would still like to know when did a free college education become worthless. These “student athletes” get the very best of everything, medical staff, chefs, first class travel, 5 star hotels etc..