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Today’s KSR is must-listen (Friday Show Thread)

Good morning, friends, and welcome to a must-listen Friday edition of Kentucky Sports Radio, which is coming to you live from Don Franklin Auto on Richmond Road in Lexington. Come on out to hear Matt, Ryan, Drew, and Shannon break down a crazy day for the University of Louisville, which received its infractions report from the NCAA. I probably don’t have to tell you, but this is a show you won’t want to miss.

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91 Comments for Today’s KSR is must-listen (Friday Show Thread)



  1. reedwizard
    9:58 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    What’s a stream link that actually works?!? iHeart has not worked since Tuesday…



    • Realme
      10:00 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      630 wlap working for me.



    • Realme
      10:00 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      *on iHeart



    • J-Dub421
      10:39 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      iHeart was trying to not work for me today (wouldn’t load at all). Try rebooting your phone. It worked for me.



  2. Realme
    9:59 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Remember back in 2012 and 2013 when the NCAA had a Final Three instead of Final Four? That was weird.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:05 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Michigan is my “other team” and i got so many texts yesterday congratulating me on their championship in 2013



    • keiths
      10:40 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I had Michigan winning it all in my bracket that year. How do i get my money?



    • ukjaybrat
      10:43 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      wait… i did too. and i think i would have won the two pools i was in if michigan had won…. i need to make a phone call



  3. runningunnin.454
    10:02 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    The Louisville zoo naming one of the wolf pups “Catina” is rich…I doubt UL fans can appreciate it though.



  4. reedwizard
    10:03 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    can I listen on the KSR app?



  5. Realme
    10:13 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Somebody on Twitter yesterday said Rick should be a BBN hero. He resurrected UK and ruined UofL.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:20 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Ha. I actually had that feeling this morning. As awful a person as he turned into. he has given us plenty of laughs, plenty to hate, plenty to be glad about, can NOT beat us without cheating (2013) or unless half our starters are sick (2016). And after all those wins are vacated, has had pretty much no post season success since he left uk (a couple elites and a final four). he has actually hurt louisville more than he’s helped.



    • J-Dub421
      10:33 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I love Karma! And delicious schadenfreude.



    • RealCatsFan
      10:49 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Yeah, kind of a shame that we had Crean leave IU, and now Pitino’s days at UofL may be numbered. That would be a lot of comic material going away.



  6. runningunnin.454
    10:13 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Rick should hope he never ends up in criminal court; the judge always expects a quantum of contrition….if there is none, he/she lowers the boom.



  7. Realme
    10:16 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Pressuring 16 year olds to have sex with a prostitute is not looking out for the players. It’s disgusting.



  8. Realme
    10:17 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Would they still be doing it today if Katina hadn’t gotten offended and written the book?



    • secrick
      10:20 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      YES, They may still be.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:37 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      If they just hadn’t asked for “clean white girls”… 😉



  9. monicajo78
    10:19 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    i think if UL would of done the right thing and cleaned house(pitino) than the banner would of been safe



    • ukjaybrat
      10:21 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      maybe. it certainly didn’t help that the entire university from top to bottom has been trying to play victim the entire time.



    • secrick
      10:21 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I agree but no one has BALLS enough to get rid of him. He and Jurich must have some big time stuff on each other.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:24 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I bet if you ask any of their fans they would rather have lost rick than the banner.



    • J-Dub421
      10:36 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      U of L has long needed to clean house, and not just Pitino, President Ramsay, his staff, the Board and Foundation board, Petrino. U of L has been a complete sewer for years.



  10. ukjaybrat
    10:25 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    There are a LOT of edits in the Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball wikipedia page lol.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Louisville_Cardinals_men%27s_basketball&action=history



  11. Realme
    10:25 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    RICK got off easy, and the program got hammered. Why the fans aren’t demanding a change is mistifying to me.



  12. runningunnin.454
    10:25 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I think UL got off easy; when you consider the “death penalty” or post-season ban or TV ban…those would destroy recruiting.
    It could have been far worse.



  13. 4everblue
    10:29 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Would one go to jail for getting a hooker if she was cheap???



  14. secrick
    10:32 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    After reading what Tyler posted about what the kids had to say there is no way an appeal is going to do them any good, so why are they doing it.



    • Realme
      10:37 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Because they’re so arrogant, they still don’t believe they should be held accountable whatsoever.



    • J-Dub421
      10:38 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Because they’re Louisville and they can’t ever accept responsibility for anything. They still want to act like this wasn’t that big of a deal and it was just one “rogue” guy behind the whole thing.



    • runningunnin.454
      10:38 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      The UL fans seem to want to skip the appeal, and take the NCAA “kangaroo court” to a “real” court via a lawsuit. They seem to think they could get the vacated wins back “like Penn State”.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:40 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      “about what the kids had to say”
      which post was that ?



    • J-Dub421
      10:41 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I don’t think they’ve thought that through. Minors were pressured into sexual acts on their campus/on their watch. Due to the vile and salacious nature of this, a judge might smack them even worse.



    • J-Dub421
      10:42 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Jay, it was in Drew’s post yesterday. Something about 10 moments from a dark day…



    • ukjaybrat
      10:45 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      oh yeah i think i skimmed that one. thanks



    • runningunnin.454
      10:50 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Yes, I had never heard about the kid that was, more or less, told to “get back in there and be a man”.
      That brought the whole thing to an unbelievable deplorable level. UL is very lucky, if I had been that young man’s father…well, hell hath no fury…



    • ukjaybrat
      10:53 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      i have a son and a daughter now. and if they were trying to do the right thing and remove theirself from the situation and were coerced into doing something like that. i would probably end up in prison for the things i would do to the person that forced my child into something they didn’t want to do.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:00 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I hear ya Jay. I feel the same way – being a parent sure changes your perspective on some things.



  15. 4everblue
    10:43 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    If it were Coach Cal he would likely be banned from coaching and UK would get the death penalty.



    • Realme
      10:44 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      He also would have been fired a year or two ago.



    • 4everblue
      10:56 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      True true….



  16. secrick
    10:44 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    UKJAYBRAT, Tyler has a post on here today , go read that if you want to hear what they said about the sex.



    • secrick
      10:48 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      it was a post from yesterday, sorry.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:52 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      found it. thanks.
      and yes, that is just gross



    • RealCatsFan
      10:55 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Just think if one of these minors had contracted a disease from these “ladies” after being pressured into having sex with them. That could be constituted as assault.



    • ukjaybrat
      10:59 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      UL would be paying for the medical bills for that kid for life if he got a disease



    • Realme
      11:02 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      For the ones who have been named by Katina, it’s also a lifetime of embarrassment. No matter what Antonio Blakeney does in life, I will always remember him for being one of THOSE recruits.



    • J-Dub421
      11:07 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Most of the recruits said that McGee gave them a condom, so at least there’s less disease risk. He did one thing right.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:10 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      J-Dub, he was probably thinking more along the lines of keeping the “godfather” from having to fund another abortion! 🙂



    • ukjaybrat
      11:42 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      i know you put that in quotes as a joke, but don’t sully a great movie by comparing pitino to the godfather… cmon! the man has given us plenty of ammunition to waste a joke like that on him.



  17. Realme
    10:49 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve been trying to figure out why McGee would think pressuring a 16 year old to have sex with a hooker they already said they don’t want would help recruiting. I wonder if he wanted to make sure everyone participated so that they’d stay quiet. He should be in jail, but I guess since 16 is the age of consent they couldn’t get him for that.



  18. 4everblue
    10:50 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Maybe Mary Kay Letourneau would be a good fit for the UofLittleBrothel teaching staff….just sayin’



  19. Realme
    10:51 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    No offense to Jdub’s spouse or anyone else, but I don’t feel sorry for any of them, because they should have been speaking up against the corruption and scandal for years now.



    • 4everblue
      10:52 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I agree with Realme, it’s like all their fans have the mentality of that 11 yr. old…except he is probably more mature than most of them.



    • J-Dub421
      11:08 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      My husband has disliked Pitino for years and wanted him gone.



    • Realme
      11:10 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Ah, a Card fan with some normal human responses. Nice.



    • 4everblue
      11:39 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      So J-Dub you live in a house divided? I do feel sorry for fans like your husband.



    • J-Dub421
      11:44 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I do. The heart wants what it wants. Apparently mine wanted a Western/Louisville fan. (He went to WKU and later worked at U of L. He has a love/hate relationship with U of L though. He complained about the place the entire time he worked there. He’s even more outraged now because staff often got little or no raises, and he knows that people like Ramsay and Jurich were giving themselves extra under the table for years.)



    • ukjaybrat
      11:45 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      and now they are letting people go because not only can they not afford raises, they can’t even afford the salaries they are already paying



    • J-Dub421
      11:51 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      He left U of L years ago for a lot more money.



    • RealCatsFan
      12:01 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Ah, the great American Way. The CEO’s and bosses give themselves extravagant raises and bonuses every year, but never seem to have any money in the coffers for the regular employees to get a decent raise or bonus. And if the company loses money, does the big boss take a hit in his salary? Hell no! It’s the way things are done with the old boys club that is Corporate America. Come to think of it, our government is the same way. I guess the administration at UofL should have a bright future in politics someday.

      And by no means am I applying this to a lot of the small business owners out there who are trying to make it themselves while keeping a few employees on payroll. Most of those folks are just trying to make a decent living.



    • 4everblue
      12:16 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Hmmmm, giving yourself raises….kinda sounds like the state and federal legislative bodies.



  20. RealCatsFan
    10:54 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I have a lot of friends and family who are Louisville fans (including my Dad), and a lot of them are disgusted with what happened. For those fans, I feel a little bad for them. But the ones who talked smack with me and teased that Cal would put UK on probation, I have no sympathy at all. And remember, as Cat fans we had to suffer through MUCH WORSE than this back in the 80’s and early 90’s. We couldn’t even watch the games on TV for a season, and we had a 2 year ban from postseason play, so aside from the banner coming down, this punishment pales in comparison. UofL fans, just shut up and take your medicine, and hope that the boom is lowered even harder on UNC.



    • J-Dub421
      11:10 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      And all that was just for slipping a player some money. Which is worse giving a 19-20 year old some cash, or buying prostitutes for 16 year olds?



    • ukjaybrat
      11:40 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      according to the ncaa (and louisville fans), clearly giving a 19 year old some cash is much worse.



  21. Realme
    10:55 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I wish the NCAA could give Pitino more games for his defiance yesterday, but they can’t.



    • Realme
      10:57 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I also wish McGee would get tired of being the scapegoat and spill his guts. Hopefully he’s getting millions out of Rick and Tom for his silence.



    • RealCatsFan
      11:02 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Realme, with the ten year show-cause, at this point McGee has nothing to lose by spilling it, so he must be getting paid – I see no other reason for him to remain silent. Unless maybe he is having his life threatened by Jurich’s Mafia ties. Now wouldn’t that be rich if something like that came to light!



    • ukjaybrat
      11:03 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      no reasonable person would sit there and take the beating mcgee is getting right now unless they are getting a fat check for being quiet. everyone’s has a price at which they will sacrifice their pride and morals. UL/jurich/pitino found his number



    • Realme
      11:05 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      That actually wouldn’t surprise me. If he were getting paid, would he have had to be an Uber driver?



    • J-Dub421
      11:14 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      I would bet my house that McGee got paid quite a bit for keeping his silence. Remember that there are millions unaccounted for/missing from the U of L foundation.



    • 4everblue
      11:33 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Well Tom Jurich’s son got $800,000 for a job he didn’t do. That could be part of the millions that HAS been accounted for.



    • J-Dub421
      11:51 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      The Foundation paid Crum 5.7 million dollars over 5 years to fundraise money for their scholarship fund. He raised like $600,000 or so during that time. They’d have been better served putting his salary into their scholarship fund.



  22. Earned Not Given
    11:09 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Is there a place to re-watch yesterday’s NCAA press conference?



    • Realme
      11:12 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      It was a conference call, so there’s probably not video, but if anyone has a link to the audio, I’d like to listen too. Missed most of it.



  23. secrick
    11:14 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Every body else was getting paid from this L-ville foundation or what ever they called it so maybe Mcgee was getting some of those dollars.



  24. Realme
    11:18 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I don’t know what Bilas’s argument was, but Vitale sounds like he’s getting senile.



  25. BluKudzu
    11:19 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I actually feel awful for the Commonwealth. This is as disgusting as it gets. If Louisville gets taken to court, with the financial trouble they are in, does the rest of the commonwealth have to pay for their misdeeds? If so can/should the Governor step in and clean house?
    Keep Kentucky looking good UofL.



  26. Booby Petrino
    11:27 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I sure do miss the Louisville trolls around here. Where are they? Why wouldn’t they want to come here and discuss this with us, I just don’t understand 😂



    • RealCatsFan
      11:33 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Anyone have any info on catspaw’s whereabouts? I’m concerned about the boy. Worried that he might be getting cozy with a big channel cat on the bottom of the Ohio River.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:38 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      me neither. especially considering most of them claim to be uk fans. shouldn’t they be delighed with this news too ?



    • J-Dub421
      11:41 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      They aren’t brave enough to show themselves around here right now.



    • ukjaybrat
      11:47 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      i dunno jdub. as we have clearly determined, there are still some disillusioned souls out there that dont realize why they were punished so bad.



    • J-Dub421
      11:49 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Oh I know. They’re all whining in the comments section of the Card Chronicle about how “it wasn’t that much money” and “if a player does something to become ineligible it shouldn’t make them ineligible permanently!”



  27. 4everblue
    11:31 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    So look a the bright side Louisville fans….if they take down the banner you get to be the first at SOMETHING!!



  28. J-Dub421
    11:47 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    I just ducked over to the Card Chronicle to enjoy the delusions and melt-down in their comments section a little. It was pretty entertaining.



  29. Realme
    11:52 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    They’re going to make the website responsive? That’s SO this century.



    • J-Dub421
      11:56 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

      Matt Jones tech genius. 😉



  30. RealCatsFan
    11:56 am June 16, 2017 Permalink

    Anyone think the fact that Louisville dodged the bullet of a postseason ban in 1998 could have played into the NCAA’s decision? They were going to get 3 years probation and a 1-year ban for the Samaki Walker free Ford Explorer scandal, and they got off on a technicality. Now they come back at the NCAA’s ruling in a totally arrogant manner. If I was the NCAA, I would be pissed.



    • J-Dub421
      12:03 pm June 16, 2017 Permalink

      The NCAA has taken a lot of criticism lately for being toothless. They kind of had to punish Louisville pretty harshly, and will likely have to come down on UNC, or they’ll lose all power and credibility. If the NCAA wants to retain any power and continue to exist as an organization, they have to punish U of L and UNC.