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Today on KSR: This Sucks

Good morning BBN! I don’t know about any of you, but I’ve been feeling like Cal in that picture since last night….maybe even last week. It’s been a rough week for us UK fans. This sucks, this sucks a lot. There’s really not any other way to put it, so let’s dive right in.

Happy (late) birthday to Coach Cal!

Sorry your birthday present sucked.

At least the Texas A&M student section sang to him…

Y’all are just jealous you don’t get birthday brownies.

Johnny Manziel was there

I was hoping his “#comebackszn” ways would rub off a little onto our basketball team. Manziel was honored and received a standing ovation when he was brought out on court. Also, this happened

When you’re the only notable person to come out of College Station, people go crazy I guess.

Thoughts and prayers to Sacha Killeya-Jones.

SKJ did not make it down to Texas yesterday. Instead, he was with family, grieving and celebrating the life of his grandfather. Thoughts and prayers up to Sacha!

This quote from Cal pretty much sums it up

In the post-game press conference, Cal said “We still have time to get this right….when we get this, we’ll bust through, but this is getting old.”

And all of the BBN said “agreed.” This IS getting old and it’s nice to know Cal agrees. I’m still hopeful and I think BBN as a whole should be, too. Just because your team is having ONE bad year doesn’t mean you should give up. If you’re out now, please don’t come back in March or next year when we’re getting good again. We don’t need you.

We aren’t the only team that lost…

Yesterday was a big day of upsets and bad losses. Let’s start with our rival, Tennessee, first. Colin Sexton and the Tide beat the Vols 78-50 to win their fifth straight game. Yeah, 78-50. Alabama is starting to scare me a bit. No. 2 Virginia lost to state rival Virginia Tech in overtime 61-60. Michigan State barely squeaked by No. 3 Purdue, too. If not for this shot from Miles Bridges, they’d have lost.

Baylor snapped an 11-game losing streak by beating our friend Bill Self 80-64.  Iowa State took down Oklahoma 88-80.

How crazy of a year has it been in college basketball? This tweet sums it up pretty well:

Only 28 days till Selection Sunday.

How to not think about the loss today

  1.  Watch UK Hoops take on Miss. State at 2pm on ESPNU. Matthew Mitchell is making headway trying to turn this team around. With the bulldogs being No. 2 in the nation, beating them would mean everything.
  2. THE OLYMPICS!!! On the schedule today? Hockey, curling (everyone’s favorite), luge and figure skating. I’ll be on front of the TV with NBC on all day, if you need me.
  3.  Watch the new David Letterman Netflix Special. If you haven’t yet, today would be the perfect rainy Sunday for it


That’s all I’ve got. Go Cats and Happy Sunday!

Article written by Savannah Patton

My first words were Go Big Blue. Follow me on twitter:@savannahpattKSR

32 Comments for Today on KSR: This Sucks

  1. 502CodeRed
    10:04 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Cal needs to reach in his bag of coaching tricks and start playing Bonnie Tyler’s “I Need A Hero” at practice. It worked for Shrek so maybe it will work for UK.

    • catsarerunnin
      11:04 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      You already said that. Find new material.

    • 502CodeRed
      11:22 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Oh, did it post before? Cool. I mean it is an inspirational song and might just work. If not maybe some soundtracks from Rocky.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:55 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Maybe Lawyers guns and money would work for CodeRedneck or Roxanne.

    • ClutchCargo
      11:58 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      How cute. Redface is concerned out UK basketball even while his program is so crushed it’s almost not funny anymore.

    • 4everUKblue
      12:02 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Since his bb program is the laughing stock of the country he has to turn his attention elsewhere, has to be better than looking at himself. Probably hates mirrors too.

    • Eazy
      5:36 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      UK is 20th in the RPI. Louisville is 40th. UK beat Louisville by 29. Louisville is a joke. Why are you talking?

  2. Chacosrule
    10:12 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    How crazy would it be to try and hire Derek Rose as an assistant?

  3. rainman
    10:16 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    I’m not sure how anyone can act like this has only been going on for a week or two! This whole year has been frustrating! I for one am tired of watching Cal scream from the sidelines, he should let them play, and see how it turns out! f they want to get beat by 40, let them!

  4. calfanboymafia
    10:16 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Hey Savannah!! Who the heck are u to tell UK fans anything!! THe people on this site think they are the model fans!! You KSR fanboys and girls are a joke . U are most of the reason that Uk teams get totally over hyped , which is why aot of them cant live up to expectations. And if UK fans want to give up on this team THEY CAN CERTAINLY jump back on the team next year !! This Team doesnt play hard if next years team does then more people will enjoy watching them. Go to any other BIG BASKETBALL TEAMS MESSAGE BOARD. The fans complain there to its actually the most common posts on any message boards lol. One and Done works well when u get 2 of the top 3 players and u have 2 returning players who are great shooters( Lamb and Miller) ..Kentucky fans have bigtime 1 and done fatigue. But to be clear there is a difference in fan and fanboy, its ok for UK fans to not be bullied into being fanboys

  5. Alleykat16
    10:26 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    As the great Bill Belichick says ON TO AUBURN

  6. mhs1964
    10:28 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    I don’t know why all of you at KSR keep saying we will be good next year like 2014 and 2015. If all returned they are not as good as the Harrison’s, Poythress, WCS, Hawkins and Willis. In addition we certainly have not signed anyone as good as KAT or Booker. Next year doesn’t look that good to me.

  7. crazycatfan65
    11:04 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Next year? What makes anyone think that the guys who don’t go pro after this year will improve any? They have had what 17-19 years of learning and playing the game of basketball but have yet to develop any kind of basketball IQ. They keep making the same bone headed mistakes over and over. If they haven’t gotten any basketball IQ yet, next year at UK isn’t going to help them obtain it then either. So the “WE will be real good next year” speech is BS because if these players haven’t gotten any basketball IQ by now, they wont ever.

    • DelrayCat
      11:07 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Strength and mental maturity…not just basketball skill…will most certainly improve. Even if they get no better with what you deem “basketball IQ”…they will be more able to handle some of these grown-ass men they’ve been facing.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:58 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      I appreciate your ability to see into the future crazy. Crazy is of course the most important word in your handle.

    • Eazy
      5:28 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Vanderbilt has been playing for one month. Washington and Richards will be a lot better. Green will be good. Shai coming back would be huge. Plus I like next years class a lot. Herro and Johnson are the shooters we need.

  8. Big Meech
    11:09 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Yes this does suck. But I believe in our staff and players. Always have and always will because that’s what being a fan is. We don’t have a dominant player and that does hurt his system but everyone that’s tired of one and done then this is your year you should love. We don’t have those guys and will have some seniors in a few years. So that should make u all happy for years to come and we still have hope to get it right. Don’t give up on them and remember that yes they are young and still learning. It’s hard to teach hustle and fight but hopefully they get it. Small step for a giant. Go cats

  9. BonnieTayshaunBilly
    11:24 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    If this team makes it to March, you will “need” me. Whatever that means? This team needs every positive thought it can muster. I will personally will Knox back on defense during our NIT run. I won’t quit watching my team, but with the SEC loaded this year, our remaining schedule and looming SEC tournament, it’s not looking good.

    • Eazy
      5:30 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      9-9 in the SEC would get us in. We are currently 20th in the RPI so basically a lock to make the tournament unless we go 1-5 down the stretch. The SEC being good helps us.

  10. Jarisn02
    11:55 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

    I have been a fan since I was 6 years old, I remember the duke game in 92 and my family going nuts. I have watched every game since 1991. This is the worst “team” basketball I have witnessed. The players just don’t seem to be that serious about winning basketball. They seem to be just worried about getting to the next level. News flash- bad basketball hurts the team, the fans, and your draft stock.

    • 4everUKblue
      11:59 am February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Since 1991? Wow, you’ve really been around a long time….lol

  11. binarysolo
    12:01 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

    You know what’s getting old? The “we’re young” comments by Cal, every year.

    It’s like if you’re at a buffet restaurant and heap on all this pasta on your plate, you come back and say “it’s not a balanced meal because it’s all carbs.” Yeah because you put it there, pal!

  12. Gettlefingers
    12:24 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Letterman Netflix show is great if you want to see him deep throat Obama the liar. Quit pushing your politics on us

    • Eazy
      5:33 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Lol, you calling Obama a liar and being a fan of Drumpf is ridiculous. Drumpf is the biggest liar ever and the most idiot president. I don’t know anyone with intelligence who thinks he’s good. This country is falling apart. He’s taking advantage of ignorance.

    • cats646
      8:13 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      You blaming trump for our country falling apart is idiotic

  13. mmcdonald
    1:42 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Way to break antagonistic with a huge segment of an extremely frustrated fanbase.

    Nice work.

    That’s not how this works. That’s not how ANY of this works.

    If UK fans – as you suggest – simply blindly accept and applaud what is not just mediocre, but flat out awful, play, results, and (most importantly) effort from the basketball team, where is the impetus for improvement?

    We are supposed to sit here and go ‘rah rah’ for a bunch of guys who apparently think “We can jog up and down the floor and get throttled by just whatever team on any given night, but that’s fine, the fans will still be there?”

    That’s a good idea why, exactly?

    If your favorite restaurant starts serving you garbage meals, you stop going to that restaurant til they start cooking right. Otherwise, all you’re saying is you’re fine with garbage because you’ve just always loved this place soooo much.

    Enjoy your garbage. I’ve been watching UK basketball longer than you’ve been alive. Tell me to piss off and not come back just because this team doesn’t give half as much of a s*** as I do about whether they lose or not.

    Good look.


    • ilovekaturday
      3:29 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      I agree with you we suck we’re miserable and this article was about as dumb as cals coaching

    • Eazy
      5:39 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      The funny thing is we are still 20th in the RPI. We are better than teams like WV and Oklahoma. I’m not saying we are great but this year has been crazy all around. There aren’t any great teams. UK is not far off. Kansas is playing even worse than us.

  14. 3 fan
    1:58 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Savannah, you aren’t old enough to tell fans how to act

    This team sucks. Fans can choose other activity to do until they get better or next year.

    And what proof you have that next year will be better? Hush

    • Eazy
      5:35 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

      Cal has been to 4 final fours in 8 seasons here. To think that’s not great is ludicrous.

  15. Eazy
    5:24 pm February 11, 2018 Permalink

    Funny that 502 is talking. UK is 20th in the RPI. Louisville is 40th. UK has three top 25 wins. Louisville has zero. Oh, and UK beat Louisville by 29. Have fun in the nit code red!