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Today on KSR: Why are Florida fans so salty?

When I sat down to write a feature on Kerry Blackshear Tuesday afternoon, I had no idea it would end with Florida fans attacking me on Twitter, but here we are.

Despite the banner at the top of the site bearing our “most ridiculous manner possible” motto, my tongue-in-cheek list of pros and cons for each school on Blackshear’s list flew over the heads of Gator fans in Gainesville, who were very upset to be reminded that their city is dangerous, muggy, and, although within an hour and a half drive from the beach, not on the actual coast. All day yesterday, my mentions were bombarded by salty Gator fans calling me “unprofessional” for citing proven facts about the place they call home. Alligator Army, the Florida SB Nation site, and the Rowdy Reptiles, the student section, even chimed in:

Oh, no he didn’t!

That one would have landed a lot better if UK didn’t have a winning record at the O-Dome, but good job, good effort.

If any Florida fans are still lurking, good morning. Thanks for the clicks. Sorry we snapped the streak. Not really. I’ll never be sorry about that. But, if it makes you feel better, you should read what we write about Starkville.

While I rev up for round two with @SwampMamaLuvsTebow, here’s what’s happening today.

The NBPA Top 100 Camp is underway

Many of Kentucky’s top prospects in the 2020 and 2021 classes are in Charlottesville, Virginia this week for the NBPA Top 100 Camp, including Brandon Boston, Jaemyn Brakefield, Terrence Clark, Jalen Johnson, Jonathan Kuminga, Makur Maker, Daishen Nix, and Cliff Omoruyi. Our own Jack Pilgrim is there to bring you all the latest, so check out his primer from last night:

Names to watch out for at this week’s NBPA Top 100 Camp

Jack will be sharing a lot of content from the camp on our KSR Digital YouTube page, so if you haven’t subscribed yet, get on it.

Game 6 of the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals are back in Oakland for Game 6, which tips off at 9 p.m. ET on ABC. Yesterday, it was confirmed that Kevin Durant ruptured his Achilles during the second quarter of Game 5 Monday night. He had surgery in New York and posted this message to fans on Instagram:

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What’s good everybody I wanted to update you all: I did rupture my Achilles. Surgery was today and it was a success, EASY MONEY My road back starts now! I got my family and my loved ones by my side and we truly appreciate all the messages and support people have sent our way. Like I said Monday, I'm hurting deeply, but I'm OK. Basketball is my biggest love and I wanted to be out there that night because that’s what I do. I wanted to help my teammates on our quest for the three peat. Its just the way things go in this game and I'm proud that I gave it all I physically could, and I'm proud my brothers got the W. It's going to be a journey but I'm built for this. I’m a hooper I know my brothers can get this Game 6, and I will be cheering  with dub nation while they do it.

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I know a lot of people hate Golden State, but did Durant’s injury and Raptors fans booing him while he was down on the court make the Warriors a bit of a lovable underdog?

The U.S. Open begins

If NBA’s not your thing, flip over to Fox tonight for some primetime golf as the U.S. Open gets underway in Pebble Beach. Coverage runs from 12:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Fox Sports 1 and from 7:30 – 10:30 p.m. on Fox and all day on USOpen.com. Here’s a complete list of tee times, but if you’re like me, all you need to know is that Tiger tees off at 5:09 p.m. alongside Jordan Spieth and Justin Rose. If you need more than that, Adam Luckett has you covered.

Kerry Blackshear Watch

There are no updates on Kerry Blackshear this morning. He starts his official visit to Tennessee tomorrow, after which he will supposedly visit Kentucky. Stay tuned.

This thread about Ashton Hagans is great

Our old pal TJ Beisner now works for CoachCal.com, where he gets to know the players better than anyone. This thread he shared about Ashton Hagans last night will make you proud of your point guard:

Meanwhile, everyone thinks Nate Sestina is old:

Reid Travis said get used to it:

Willie Cauley-Stein is hosting a basketball camp in Erlanger next weekend

Do you have a child age seven and up that loves basketball and Willie Cauley-Stein? This two-day basketball camp at Griffin Elite in Erlanger is for you:

For more information and to register, click here.

KSR Dog of the Day

That honor goes to Bailey from Nashville, who is a very good cheerleader:

Does your dog rock Kentucky blue? Send us a pic on Twitter or Facebook.

It’s Ryan Lemond, Jared Lorenzen, Shelvin Mack, and Chris Lofton Day on KSR

Today was scheduled to be Slice Rohrssen’s day on KSR, but due to a death in the family, he had to cancel. So, Ryan went to the bullpen and called up Jared Lorenzen, Shelvin Mack, and Chris Lofton for what should be a very entertaining two hours of radio. It starts in one hour, so get some work done now.

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Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

No, I will not make you a sandwich, but you can follow me on Twitter @MrsTylerKSR or email me.

16 Comments for Today on KSR: Why are Florida fans so salty?



  1. StillBP
    9:10 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Perhaps they’re salty from all the salt water they guzzle after they make it to the beach. Or maybe it’s from the bath salts they snort. I love how they tried to trash the state of KY, yet on any given day there are tons of headlines about the crazy crimes FL people commit. It was entertaining though!



    • StillBP
      9:12 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

      Oh and of course how seriously they took the article. Lol unprofessional can be a compliment around this site!



    • 2andToodleLoo
      9:39 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

      Pretty sure they’re still butt sore about our 1 game winning streak in football and the LITERAL knockout hit put on Tebow.



    • runningunnin.454
      12:44 pm June 13, 2019 Permalink

      Take a lesson from Cousins’ last press conference; that’s exactly how to respond to Gator fans. F*** ’em.



  2. michaelb
    9:18 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Haha , I didn’t even mentally note you giving them a hard run in your writing yesterday haha. Didn’t realize gator butt was so tender heheheh



  3. BullittCoCat
    9:22 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Mad about that football/basketball sweeeeeeep



  4. Mad Max
    9:24 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    My guess is it’s all the meth down there…



  5. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    9:30 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Illegally obtained prescription meds.



  6. ClutchCargo
    9:32 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Imagine how salty they will be after we hang a second consecutive L on them in September. No doubt somebody will be sure to remind them of those pros and cons. lol



  7. 2andToodleLoo
    9:43 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Chris Lofton? Just curious.



  8. Go_Wildcats_Go
    9:47 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    LOVED the story about Ashton! I like my team and our coaching staff that recruits high character guys.



  9. ClutchCargo
    10:01 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    It makes me a little sad when I see that pic of KD in a hospital bed. You can say he’s rich, famous, etc., but he’s still a human being who can’t do his job because of an injury. And you don’t get to be one of the best players in the world by being satisfied with sitting around collecting a big check.



    • chardun20
      10:52 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

      Yep, I can’t stand him at times, but I feel bad for him now. I’m sure he’ll bounce back.



  10. BobbyBlue
    11:36 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    I spent the winter within easy driving distance of Gainesville during the Tebo era. I played Poker,in an illegal game,at a private residence in Gainesville once or sometimes twice weekly. Moderately high stakes game involving all deep picketed Gayturd sports fans. In all about 16 different regulars passed through the game, When the Tebow team went to the championship bowl, in Arizona, 15 of the 16 guys went at great expense, including the guy running the game— I was the only regular that did not attend. The same deal with the championship played in Miami.
    In Donavan’s back to back Final Four seasons, only “One” of the group attended each season. You could walk up and buy BB tickets, to their little Cracker Box, BB facility at the window for all of the UF home games except when UK was the opponent, and it was standing room only in their10-11 thousand seating capacity was sold out.
    Hell Baseball down there was more popular and the only thing that got interest was the chance to curse at and beat the Cats.



  11. BobbyBlue
    11:45 am June 13, 2019 Permalink

    My point is that they only care about football and likely still grieving over UK winning the last fall.
    You would never have gotten grief about BB, from Florida if any other school was involved other than the Cats. I am no longer there in the winter and I can’t imagine that it has changed.



  12. dctawk
    2:10 pm June 13, 2019 Permalink

    Interesting. I haven’t found the O-Dome all that oppressive. Formidable at times. Had a dominant run over us for 2 years in ’06-08.That was their best team of the modern era. Then there’s WCS. Not an anomaly. Props to their fans for having a pulse.