Last week we held the first ever KSR Online Poker Tournament and the final table was streamed over the internet with live commentary from the KSR crew. There was one problem though. Ryan Lemond no-showed. He left Matt and I high and dry at the poker announce table after participating in the practice run the day before and responding to texts in the group chat all the way up until it was time to go live. It was disappointing, and now it’s time he rights his wrong.
So today during the two-hour KSR radio broadcast, Ryan Lemond will stand on the side of the road on South Broadway, spinning a sign to promote KSBar and Grille, while dancing. The punishment was decided on air the day after he ghosted the poker tournament, and today it goes into action.
Mother Nature, please give us clear skies from 10 am to noon so Matt and I can do the show close by.
Now for some news to get the day rolling before I head out there…
UK Basketball announced a three-game series with Notre Dame.
John Calipari heard your cries and added a home-and-home (with one neutral sandwiched between) to the basketball schedule. The Cats will host the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame in Rupp Arena this upcoming season, followed by a neutral site game to be named later in 2021-22, then a trip to South Bend to complete the contract in 2022-23.
Incoming transfer Olivier Sarr is excited. He played Notre Dame earlier this year before COVID broke out and he had his way with the Irish. Then a Wake Forest big man, Sarr tallied 30 points on 12-of-16 shooting from the field with 17 rebounds.
Yessir let’s goooooo ??????? https://t.co/faPjVkaEIl
— Olivier Sarr (@sarr_olivier) May 28, 2020
Nick Roush interviewed Terry Wilson and it’s fantastic.
Roush took KSR’s Employee of the Week award by locking down a one-on-one interview with Terry Wilson. Show off. He tracked down UK’s rehabbing quarterback for a 20-minute conversation to see how Wilson is doing in his recovery from his season-ending knee injury last fall.
Wilson told KSR, “Right now I’m 90 percent. I’m running full-speed. I’m cutting, doing the little things. The knee’s feeling fine. It’s getting back to how it was. I’m still strengthening my quad of course, but the knee overall is fine. The knee isn’t a problem at all. The rest of that is strengthening my leg. I’m feeling fine.”
The two also talked Dad Strength and what’s ahead for the offense in 2020.
The KHSAA is easing its way back into high school athletics.
The Kentucky High School Athletics Association board voted to lift the current dead period and allow restricted team meetings from June 1 to June 14. A max of ten people are allowed in this new window, before teams can begin working out on June 15 under the state’s guidelines for sports.
The board also voted in favor of eliminating the dead period from June 25 through July 9.
Here’s an interesting angle to look at the return of college football:
Dan Wolken (more like Dan Woke-en) asks, are offensive linemen at greater risk of COVID-19 complications because of their size?
WE MUST PROTECT THE BIG BLUE WALL WHILE IT PROTECTS US!
(I have no idea if this is a legit concern, like I have no idea about anything corona-related. I’m not a scientist, nor do I pretend to be.)
Rest in peace, Gary Moyers.
A longtime photographer and writer in the UK media world, Moyers passed away unexpectedly Wednesday night in his home. I wrote a few words about him and why he was so beloved among his colleagues upon learning the news:
It’s Crittenden County Day on KSR.
In addition to the humiliation of Ryan Lemond, we will be spotlighting Crittenden County on today’s show. Good people of Marion and the surrounding communities, we want to hear from you.
Love one another today.
It’s not hard. We have madness all over the world with racism as alive as it ever was, crazy people berating retail and restaurant employees who are just trying to do their jobs and make a living, more racism, politicians politicizing everything, rioting that has spawned out of control because of the racism, and God knows what else dividing everyone apart in places all over the globe. You and I can’t save everything on our own, but if we’re compassionate and understanding of ALL people around us, it’s a big step in the right direction.
I’m sure someone reading this right now can’t wait to get to the comments to call me names or blame the riots or the president or whatever they think is wrong. Go ahead and save that. Just try to be kind to the people around you. It’s not that difficult.
Anyway, here’s a video of Lynn Bowden hitting Josh Ali for a touchdown to win the Belk Bowl for no other reason than to bring a smile to your morning. Go Cats.