A KSR reader passed along this interesting video from Fox News of an interview between Shepard Smith and Mark Brown, the President and CEO of Buffalo Trace. It’s supposed to be about the bourbon shortage in Kentucky but the interview takes an interesting turn when Smith hears Brown’s accent.
“I guess you’re a Cardinals fan and a Wildcats hater, is that right?”
“Um no, actually I’m a Wildcat fan.”
Now for a tall glass of News and Views…
Slice said coaching at UK is a dream come true.
New UK assistant Barry “Slice” Rohrssen held a press conference on Tuesday to introduce himself to the media. He opened things up by thanking everyone who has made the transition easy, and recalling the day when he first visited Lexington as a helper at one of Joe B. Hall’s basketball camps in the 80s. “It left an indelible impression on me,” he said of his first time seeing UK and the Big Blue Nation for the first time. “So being here now is basically a dream come true.”
Slice told the story of another camp he worked many moons ago, the famous Five-Star Basketball Camp, and making a new friend that week. It was his roommate at the camp, one John Calipari, who he said was consumed by the idea of becoming a basketball coach at the time. “He knew he wanted to be a coach from the first day I met him,” Slice said of his new boss. “He’s got a very clear definition of what he wants to do in his life and he’s gone on to do that. There’s no greater place than here.”
Rohrssen admitted to having discussions with Calipari about coaching together in the past, even at Kentucky when Cal first took the job. This time around he couldn’t turn it down.
“He’s been very kind,” Slice said of Cal. “I better take it this time. There may come a time when he doesn’t ask anymore. I’m sure there’s a long line of people that want this. Every year, the line gets longer.”
Archie Goodwin got arrested at a skating rink; his mugshot isn’t a good look.
Say it ain’t so, Archie. The former Wildcat was arrested on Cinco De Mayo at a skating rink in Little Rock. The arrest report says a trooper heard him cursing and “exhibiting aggressive gestures” toward another person outside the Arkansas Skatium. The trooper told Goodwin to stop cursing twice before going in for the arrest. Goodwin then tried to break out of the trooper’s hold, adding a resisting arrest charge to his disorderly conduct.
When news of the arrest broke on Tuesday, Goodwin tweeted, ““Don’t assume if you don’t know the whole story.” He has since deleted the tweet.
It’s unclear why he is wearing a bandage over his left eye, or how he managed to find trouble at a place that advertises like this:
Coach Cal is alive and recovering from hip surgery.
I was beginning to wonder if Coach Cal was alive after his longest silence in his five years in Lexington. He broke that silence Tuesday on his website with a message and a story from Florida:
The physical therapist came and met with me yesterday and we went out and walked for a bit. As we were getting done with physical therapy, he turns to me and says, “I know how much you want to skip steps and get this over with, but you just can’t. Your body won’t allow it. Just do a little bit more every day. If you get to the point where you’re trying to do too much, pull back.”
He then looked me dead in the eye and said, “No matter how much you want it to, you’re not going to make this go faster than it’s supposed to go. It’s a process”
Sound familiar? I told him, “Jeez, this sounds like building a basketball team with a bunch of freshmen.”
Cal said he is doing fine and getting better everyday.
24 Hours of Ryan Lemond Radio is officially a thing.
Lemond will take over the WLAP airwaves for an entire day on Thursday, May 22. His run will start during Thursday’s KSR and end with Friday’s KSR, so, technically, it’s 26 hours of Ryan Lemond radio if my math is right.
I am volunteering to do the night shift with Ryan and I promise you won’t want to miss it. We can say anything when the sun goes down.
Lexington will get a daily afternoon replay of Kentucky Sports Radio radio beginning Thursday.
Beginning Thursday of this week, Kentucky Sports Radio radio will re-air on 1580 AM in Lexington from 4:00 to 6:00 pm everyday. If you miss the morning and need some KSR for your afternoon drive, now you have it.
We have a Mister Cobble sighting in Denver.
The former Wildcat tried on helmets with his new team. Nice shirt.
Tubby and Donna met the President on Monday.
Coincidentally, Monday marked the 17-year anniversary of Tubby’s hire at UK. Tubby was introduced by C.M. Newton as the Wildcats’ 20th head coach on May 12, 1997.
That’ll do it for now.
See you back here tomorrow.