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Today on KSR: World Cup Fever

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If you’ve been to the SEC Tournament, you know what it’s like to catch the fever.  After one day of World Cup watching, there’s nothing that can stop you from catching the fever.

In the first full day of football, we had a game won on a header in the final ten minutes, an own goal cost someone a game in extra time and Ronaldo went full-Ronaldo in a rivalry game.  With three minutes to play, he buried a beautiful free kick to complete a hat trick and prove he is not mortal.

I’ll be the first to admit that I had little to no interest in the American-less international competition.  Then the games began and they’ve been so crazy I can hardly pay attention to my keyboard.  If there are typos in this post, the blame falls squarely on Lionel Messi’s shoulders.

If you refuse to catch the fever, I feel for you.  You’re missing out.  The alternative isn’t bad, but I can only watch Dustin Johnson crush the U.S. Open field for so long.  He’s the only competitor under-par with a four-stroke lead entering moving day.

Ashton Hagans is on his way to Kentucky

The moment the Big Blue Nation has been waiting for is finally here.  The top-ranked point guard in the 2019 class has graduated high school, reclassified and will be on Kentucky’s campus tomorrow. DON’T GEEK!

Team USA Advances to FIBA Americas Cup Final

Kentucky targets Matthew Hurt and Cole Anthony combined for 26 points in a 104-92 semifinal win over Argentina.  Tyrese Maxey did not play and is still considered day-to-day after suffering an ankle sprain earlier in the week.  We’ll see if he’s good to go tonight when the Americans take on Canada at 8:15 ET.  You’ll be able to catch all the action right here on Kentucky Sports Radio.

UK Target Commits to Clemson

Three-star Michigan pass rusher Ruke Orhorhoro officially visited Lexington last weekend, but the trip to UK could not compete with Clemson.  A day after he returned from an unofficial visit, he committed to play for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers.

I Took a Dive

Sometimes you gotta do the right thing.  Last night, doing the right thing was letting Dwight Witten beat me in a beer-chugging contest.  Tony Vanetti’s radio partner stood no chance, but in an act of charity, I gave the old man a win.  Folks, that’s how you respect your elders.

State Baseball Final is Set

Nationally-ranked St. X advanced to the state baseball finals after pitcher Ryan Nicholson gave up just two hits in a 3-0 win over Hazard.  The Tigers will meet Ft. Thomas Highlands tonight at 7:00 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark after the Bluebirds upended McCracken County 4-3 in the other state semifinal.

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Article written by Nick Roush

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

14 Comments for Today on KSR: World Cup Fever



  1. Randall lee
    10:18 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

    Soccer sucks.



    • JTHinton
      10:33 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

      Ummm, okay, sure, cause it’s not like it’s the most popular sport in the world…



    • Parker_UKFanNC
      10:59 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

      Probably just can’t play and is salty. Soccer has always been my favorite sport to play but I’d rather watch basketball and football. Going to the game here in charlotte next month though with Liverpool.



    • chardun20
      11:16 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t like soccer either, it being the most popular in the world is irrelevant.



    • bigbluebanana
      5:13 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

      Irrelevant to you maybe, not to most of the world.



    • chardun20
      6:51 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

      bigbluebanana you are correct, I don’t like soccer, so I guess I’m in the small percent of people in the world that don’t like soccer.



  2. JTHinton
    10:33 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

    Glad to see Nick has come around! Germany-Mexico tomorrow, should be a great match!



  3. John Henry
    10:49 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

    I know the people and staff of KSR would like to join me in thanking President Trump for bringing this fantastic world event to America in a few years. . Obama tried several times but unfortunately he did not have the contacts necessary to pull it off. Now we have a man in the White House and President Trump gets it done. On behalf of Matt Jones, Drew Franklin, the funny looking little fellow growing some hair, Mrs T Thompson and Nick R a big grateful thank you Mr.. President. The World Cup rules the World.



    • KYcats11
      10:59 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

      You are miserable…



    • chardun20
      11:20 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

      KSR comment section needs a unlike button.



    • catdaddyd
      2:19 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

      And a like button.



    • BlueSteel
      1:53 pm June 16, 2018 Permalink

      You mean DESPITE Trump our officials, in conjunction with Mexico & Canada, were able to bring this world event to America… Oh yeah – and not in a few years but in 8 years when FIFA could be assured that your Trump would not be in office… Hmmmm



  4. MegatonRange
    11:19 am June 16, 2018 Permalink

    Watching soccer, sure. For me, it falls behind (actually, way, way behind) starting a stamp collection & flossing my cat’s teeth.