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Today on KSR: A Rare Good Day to Wear Red

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The BBN’s favorite colors are blue and white. Orange and red can get the hell out of here on almost every day, except today.

March 26 was supposed to be Opening Day for Major League Baseball. A beautiful spring day, thousands of people planned to flock the Cincinnati banks to see Marty Brennaman lead the parade before the Reds played their first game without him in the broadcast booth. Instead, the nation is social distancing. Even though Reds fans can’t be together, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley wants folks to celebrate the occasion from home base.

“Please wear red tomorrow in honor of what would have been Opening Day,” Mayor Cranley said Wednesday.

The sun is shining. Birds are chirping. Why not throw on a little Red for opening day? After all, the only thing that says ‘spring’ more than March Madness is an afternoon baseball game. Let’s begin the second week of spring with a little bit of good news, shall we?

 

People are Great

Teachers across the Commonwealth have been forced to change the way they reach students. Online ‘NTI’ days are the typical solution but not every student can learn by watching a video. Special education teachers are going above and beyond the call of duty to provide instruction. The video below of a teacher providing a sign language lesson in Shepherdsville will hit you right in the feels.

In other good news during the coronavirus pandemic, Governor Andy Beshear’s administration officially broadened unemployment benefits on Wednesday. Now independent contractors and small business owners can receive government benefits. Click here to see all of the occupations that are eligible and when you can apply.

Hear from Kaiya Sheron

Kentucky has their quarterback in the 2021 recruiting class. We’ve been introducing him to the BBN all week. Later today you’ll be able to hear a ten-minute conversation Sheron had with KSR about why he chose Kentucky. Don’t miss it.

Hear New Podcasts

Jack Pilgrim dusted off the podcast equipment to record a brand new episode of Sources Say with Travis Graf and David Sisk from Cats Illustrated. The trio put a bow on the Kentucky basketball season that was cut short. You can listen to it all here. If you need more content, Aaron Torres has a fresh podcast ready to roll.

Why Lexington?

Why Not?

 

Prayers Up

All of our thoughts and prayers go out to Matt’s father, Larry, who is currently dealing with a serious medical condition. Matt Jones will be off the airwaves for a second straight day, but our thoughts remain with his family during this difficult time.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

5 Comments for Today on KSR: A Rare Good Day to Wear Red

  1. ClutchCargo
    9:34 am March 26, 2020 Permalink

    I had managed to put Opening Day in the very back of my mind until this. Crap.

  2. Sigh. The expectation that all Kentuckians are Reds fans but not Bengals fans really bothers me. I see more pro-Reds crap here than anywhere else … yet maybe 10% of the city of Lexington have positive things to say abt the Bengals.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:34 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

      Same here JT. I think part of the problem is that everyone knows Brown Jr. doesn’t care if he wins as long as he makes money, or at the very least, winning is definitely not vital to Brown. I have a friend whose family knows someone with connections to the organization who confirmed that. It looks like they’re opening the purse this year. We’ll see if it pays off…if we ever play football.

      Still, from what I’ve seen here in comments over the years there are more Steeler fans than I would have though among the BBN. Many (most) are bandwagon I’m sure, but I can understand it if someone thinks “If Brown doesn’t care I’m not supporting them”. But, I’ve seen Twitter accounts where the person is a fan of UK, and all the pro teams are traditional powers and are far flung. One I saw I think said something like UK, Red Sox, Packers. Maybe not those exact teams, but definitely teams far away from Kentucky and not from anywhere near the same region. Ugh.



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      12:37 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

      BTW, I can understand folks like Drew being a Titans fan since I think he’s from western Kentucky. The Titans are even on the radio in Birmingham (or used to be, I don’t know for sure that they still are). I remember when they moved to Nashvegas that their reps were promoting them on the radio there and Huntsville, and even here in Montgomery I think on local talk shows. The Falcons aren’t popular here despite the proximity, and even in Georgia it’s tough because college ball is so big.



    • ClutchCargo
      2:08 pm March 26, 2020 Permalink

      I finally gave up on the Bengals a few years ago when it became clear that Brown didn’t care about winning, and he isn’t going anywhere. They don’t deserve even 10% support of Lexington. At least the Reds are (now) trying to put something together.

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