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The Curse of Transylvania University
"Established in seventeen. Eighty transylvania is the oldest university west of the allegheny mountains. Its name means across the woods in latin and the university was named after the colony of transylvania which had also never heard about. Have you a little history lesson about the tiny short-lived colony of transylvania. So as an american colony founded in early seventeen seventy five by north carolina. Land speculator richard henderson. He was head of. The transylvania company henderson is investors. Bought lands west of the southern and central appalachian mountains from the cherokee nation in exchange for the land. The tribe received goods worth around ten thousand british pounds. About one point. Five million now. This land was also claimed by both the virginia colony and was at the time the province of north carolina american pioneering frontier explorer daniel. Boone was hired by henderson to establish parts of the transylvania settlement. The revolutionary war though complicated things and the states were forming around transylvania's establish towns kentucky tennessee north carolina eventually absorbed their respective parts of the colony henderson was compensated with a land grant along the ohio river in western kentucky and where the current town of henderson was founded. So he's still got something. so what remains. This colony. is transylvania university transylvania university at its start was a single log cabin in boyle county kentucky. Its first sponsor was an episcopal church though it's kind of known to be presbyterian still even the school moved to lexington in seventeen eighty nine in the early eighteen. Hundreds the school expanded under the order of kentucky icon and politician henry clay who both taught law there and was a member of transylvania board. After eighteen eighteen the university had a medical school a law school divinity school and college of arts and sciences in the mid. Eighteen hundreds transylvania university. Was these school. If you were a fancy person from the south it's alumni included vice presidents. John c brennan ridge retired mentor johnson. A member of the lewis and clark expedition and stephen f. austin founder of texas
The Lady Bird Johnson recordings and what they tell us
"Thursday may fourteenth. Virginia in mid may is bombed for any troubles. No silent spring here. The green archer fresh bring leaves almost met over the rutted country. Would occasionally you would see a bright. Little chipmunk perched on radio fans it's been a bad week in washington lady. Bird finds herself in the rare uncomfortable position of being the subject of some pretty scathing press. So she's fled. Dc to get out of the spotlight and come to hunt. Land and estate in middleburg virginia about an hour outside of washington. Lbj and lady. Bird had made high profile tours of appalachia. I mainly on poor whites for one of the administration's first initiatives it's war on poverty and they've quoted massive press coverage tv radio and prince. Johnson continues the president's attack on poverty as she travels to the economically depressed areas of kentucky. The forty five counties making up this area present one of the nation's worst pictures poverty several times. Mrs johnson holzer motorcade degreed local school children who have gathered along. The roadside ladybird has been a public face for this up until now the media has loved her. There's actually no vice president at the moment because lbj was the bp under kennedy and according to the constitution there's no automatic replacement for him lbj's going to announce a running mate at the convention in august at the press corps. Traveling with the first lady has started referring to her as mrs. vice president. How serious is that. i don't know not fairy. But they've clearly picked up on something real about the way. She works with lyndon in a typical piece. Editorial in the lexington herald in kentucky asks. Why not an lbj and lbj ticket. Look no farther lyneham. Your big problem of running mate for this fall is now solved. It's none other than that. Charming texan. lady. Bird johnson ladybird lasted off but all this recognition has also made her a target. Read the papers and absorb the shock. Aptitude republican congressman's visit to my tenants that i pogo county. A couple of gop congressman decided to take their own poverty. Tour to alabama where ladybird has almost four thousand acres used for cotton and timber farming that she inherited from her mother's family. The congressmen go see lady bird tenants and put out some grainy black and white photos showing their ramshackle conditions tin roof shacks with collapsing foundations. No running water basically. She's being made to look like a slum lord and those optics as they say in politics are terrible. It could have been worse. I've got to thank some way to turn it into. A constructed in ladybird been in public life for decades. And she's savvy about the press. She understands the story could deal them real political damage so her first constructive step was to avoid the press by getting out of town. That's what's brought her to hunt land back in. Washington linden's really struggling. His civil rights. Bill is stuck. In congress is war counseled dean rusk mcgeorge bundy and robert mcnamara all holdovers from kennedy are pressing him on vietnam and he has a raging toothache and i was almost asleep. A little after tway out. He called me. It was a sad happy. Talk large about the alabama tenants and about his restive desire to seek a way out of the burdens. He carries but the real source of his pain. He's actually thinking about not running. November linden is fundamentally insecure. He knows he wasn't elected that he's just there because kennedy was assassinated. He doesn't believe he has a mandate and he doesn't think he can win despite an approval rating of seventy four percent. You could argue that. This is all in his head but part of him. A big part just wants out ladybird invited. Lbj's to longtime doctors to drive out to hunt one for dinner Linden had a major heart attack at heartland almost ten years ago in nineteen fifty five. It's never really out of mind for either of them so at dinner that night with the doctors. She'd heard what they thought about his fitness. And we're going to give him a thorough medical going. The next morning and night we only talked about the psychological aspects. I don't know though that either one really understands the depth of his pain winning af faces up to the possibility of sending many thousands. American boys vietnam both ladybird linden can see the writing on the wall. Vietnam could easily derail his presidency. Their ambitions for civil rights the sweeping great society programs. He's just laid out for his doctors leave to go back. Washington bird hands them. An envelope marked personal but its contents are political to on the phone the night before linden had asked her to set out the pros and cons. I wrote at for london about a nine page analysis of what i thought he situation was. I she types out that press release. It's a bit of psychology. This is what it would feel like to announce you're not running. Then on a spiral bound steno pad ladybird writes those nine pages laying out his options This letter or what. I think is more accurately. Her strategy memo is been sitting at the lbj library forever. Pretty much overlooked by historians.
Kurt Becker's Stroll Through Racing History: Grindstone
"Only made six career starts but one of them resulted in a victory in the kentucky derby and burst onto the racing. Cd twenty five years ago this month with a win in the louisiana derby. His name was grindstone. A foal from the first crop of nineteen ninety kentucky derby winner dreidel rhinestones was owned and bred by lexington kentucky. Native william tian in the name of his overbrook farm center d wayne lukas grindstone raced twice as juvenile before undergoing surgery for a bone chip in a knee. But after a seven month layoff. He returned to the races with a runner-up relation allowance company at santa anita in february of nineteen ninety-six to start his three-year-old campaign. Despite having made just three career starts grindstone went to new orleans on march seventeen for the great three louisiana derby at a mile and a sixteen despite having nothing more than a maiden special weight victory to his name. Rhinestone was dispatched the two to one second choice behind local favorites arbs magic and it was arbs. Maverick stood and rhinestones way in the final furlong. Tony bentley had. The call takes me puts up. Magic hangs on the inside but it will be grindstone with the lead and sar magic. Grindstone when bill. Louisiana derby by war with terry daily with these victory that day grindstone was now part of discussions for the upcoming kentucky derby but he was lightly raced and no winner of the louisiana derby had won the kentucky. Derby splash gold. In nineteen twenty four grindstone stone would have one more prep race before heading to churchill downs. It would be the arkansas derby on april thirteen. It would be step up to a great two and a stretch out to a mile. An eight rhinestone would enter the starting gate as the eight to five favorite at once again. He would have to deal with the magic in the stretch. Terry wallace brings them home. Describe magic magic comes back. Takes at the magic of turn upset. Rhinestone was only eaten the neck that day but he would be heading to the kentucky derby with a lot of questions surrounding for one thing. Rhinestone had only made five career starts. No horse had won the kentucky. Derby on five starts or less since brokers tip in nineteen thirty-three for another. He wasn't even necessarily the best in these trainers d wayne. Lukas would be sending record. Five horses to the derby and lucas himself was reluctant to rank one above another. As for the rest of the lineup there was unbridled som- who would be the post time favorite. There was avenir from the west coast being trapped by a young trainer. By the name of bob baffert. There were skip away. Who had just set a stakes record in the bluegrass at keeneland. On the first saturday in may nineteen ninety-six. Rhinestone would have to overcome history. He would have to overcome highly talented and more experienced bows and he would have to make a furious. Run in the final furlong. But jockey jerry. Bailey had him in high gear. Dave johnson of abc sports with the goal of cracked late cabinet on the side of town. And here's optima to guide wasn't cabin on the inside was it baby. Mcquaid noted in the top urban grindstone and hit the wire together and it took five minutes for the placing judges to confirm the result of that photo. Finish but the winner of the one hundred twenty second run for the roses was grindstone. As one sports writer. Put it the kentucky. Derby distance is seventy nine thousand inches and by getting his nose in front of the wire grindstone had led only the final four but it was all that he needed five days later. Lucas announced that grindstone had been retired from racing. Following the discovery of another bone chip in the colts need may grindstone the first horse and seventy years to be retired immediately following win in the kentucky derby but he also has become the first horse in seventy two years to win both the louisiana derby and the kentucky derby he had won the first million dollar kentucky derby in history he had given lucas consecutive win and a triple crown race and he had made. Wt young kentucky derby winning owner and brief. I was never proud to stand next to mr young said lucas. Adding this is absolutely the happiest. I've ever been in my life. As a stallion grindstone would become the sire of belmont winter bird stone and the grand sire of classic winners mine that bird and summer bird following his stallion career in kentucky he would relocate to oregon and twenty ten where he would sire more stakes winners in the pacific northwest but the legacy of brian stone began twenty five years ago. This month with a win in the louisiana derby.
Kristin Stultz Pressley On Dorothy Fields And Her Impact On Broadway Musical Theater
"Well hello kristin welcome back to the podcast while it is so good to be back with you. Thank you for having me. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching your podcast as it has grown. You've done some really exciting things and talk to some incredible people and so it's been a real joy to watch it will relations by the way. Thank you for being a listener as well as a guest but yeah it's good to have you back and so what was it. That drew you to dorothy fields. And why did you want to write a book about her well. To be honest. I started studying. Dorthy fields a master's candidate at the university of kentucky and one of the bugaboos about graduate school. They expect you to have a research project and the real catch is. It needs to be something. No one else's ever researched before so it can be pretty tricky because If it's something that no one's ever researched before how are you going to know about it right. And how are you gonna find research about exactly so you're really starting from scratch. So i went to graduate school bride. Probably twenty three twenty four year old new. I wanted to study. Musical theater was in the theater. Department had no idea what that specific topic would be that. I would research for the next two years. Actually i was planning on doing a phd. So would have been the next four years. I knew it would be related to musicals. I knew what related to the golden age of musical. So i was thinking cole. Porter irving berlin oscar hammerstein. I loved lyrics and Each of these wrote lyrics so that was something that was already drawn to. But every time i talk with my advisor she was We know everything about quarter. Everything's been done about oscar hammerstein. There've been books written about and by irving berlin says she would just keep shooting down and rightfully so. Because i needed what was going to be my contribution right. What was what was going to be my something that i could add to the academy so to speak. And so as a person of faith. I literally prayed and prayed and prayed and prayed and one day in her office. It was as if i saw this blinding vision across my eyes and it just was the name dorothy fields and i knew nothing about dorothy fields. Except that i recognized her name from the show card from sweet charity. Nineteen sixty six charity And i had seen that show card. So much of course had the cd collection. So i am the the cd case very much like the show card. And so i just blurted out. What about dorothy fields adviser stopped. And said i don't know anything about dorothy fields and so that was two thousand three. I went home and it was the very early days of googling there. There was not much on the internet yet. But there was enough that i could see my goodness. This woman wrote the way you look tonight. This woman wrote. I'm in the mood for love. This woman wrote on sunny side of the street. This woman was the brain power behind any. Get your gun. She came up with the idea to do a show about any oakley. And so i went back to my adviser at a different class to that night and told her. What do you think about this. This is what i found out. She says let's do it so it's been almost two decades that i've been at this but i continued that work not only for masters but also for my doctoral dissertation which i ended up doing my phd at the university of georgia. But i took dorothy with me. When i went from lexington to athens. Dorothy came along for the ride. You basically were looking at her life from you. Know more academic educational standpoint. So what makes this different from those dissertations. That's actually a great question you know. It's funny because when people ask me what the book is about or have asked me over the past twenty years what. I was researching. And i would mention dorothy fields. And everybody's i don't know her but then you mentioned song titles you say hey big spender. She wrote that or pick yourself up. She wrote that or on the sunnyside of the street. She wrote that everybody gets that same. Like a ha. I know her but they didn't know that they knew her in my master's thesis. That's one question that i asked was why her name. Not as well known as porter and all of those men not only were they collaborators of hers they were very well loved colleagues who esteemed. Dorothy is one of them. And there's a couple of suggestions for that one is. She was never part of a team that that lasted for a long time. So by that. I mean rodgers and hammerstein that that is an iconic dua were Rodgers and hart even or irving berlin wrote music and lyrics cole porter music and lyrics but dorthy fields for it with eighteen different composers over a five decade long career so there was never easy to pinpoint her as. Oh well. that's i mean the closest would be jimmy. Mccue who was first collaborator of fields in. Bq song where it just it just there. That never happened with her. It never became a catchphrase. Another suggestion is because she was very self effacing. You know if she was asking an interview. Oh we'll tell us about this experience. Riding with arthur schwartz or whatever she would immediately turn it around and said well let me tell you how great. It is work with arthur. You know she would always shine. The spotlight on her collaborator And so that's another reason. Why perhaps she didn't seek the spotlight and it wasn't until later in her career. She became concerned with legacy and she hired a publicist at and that happened in the late. Nineteen fifties as. I think her her brother died unexpectedly. Her husband died unexpectedly her her dear friends and collaborators beginning to die and i think she realized at that point. Hey maybe i am concerned with being. And i do need help to accomplish that.
Gov. Beshear declares State of Emergency for Kentucky after winter storm overnight
"Has declared a state of emergency following a major winter storm. Corinne boyer of member station w. e. k. u. reports that state officials say the dangerous conditions will persist for some time. Governor bashir has closed state offices regional kerber covid nineteen vaccination sites are also shut down on wednesday and thursday. The storm brought ice sleet freezing rain and snow across the state. All one hundred and twenty kentucky counties have reported power outages roadways remain hazardous with reports of accidents down trees and power lines kentucky transportation secretary. Jim gray says ice accumulations will continue to cause issues over the next few days so over the weekend. We make it more trouble spots so even with no precipitation following this bitter cold is going to keep the ice around state officials say no injuries or fatalities have been reported for npr news. I'm karen boyer in lexington in
Firefighters Up Against ‘Brutally Cold Conditions’ While Battling Flames In Lexington, Boston
"In the bitter cold and Lexington this morning. The House fire started in the attic of a two story home. Their fire crews are working through these tough cold conditions. It's going on right now on Maple Street.
Interview With Robert Livingston
"How you doing. I'm doing good doctor livingston. Are you bummed. That if you google your name you're going to get one of the fathers of the constitution right or one of these early founding fathers taking all the real estate yes yeah this ranch of being named dax. There's just not a bunch out there right now your christian name it is. It is yeah. My mom and dad had read a book in the lead character's name was dax. And let's go for it where you from originally. So i was born in lexington kentucky and that's where i spent most of my time but i've lived in six states in four foreign countries. So do you have a favorite my favorite place to visit his turkey. Eastern bowl is my favorite city in the world really has the oslo balance of chaos and order if you will oh okay good. I need you to drill down on the order. Because when i look at it looks very bright. Very frenetic very exciting. And i'm a little bit like that's seems maybe too chaotic. There's a method to the madness because there are places. I've been that are chaotic. They're just chaos deal with it but turkey just seems chaotic like this. Is it comparable to any other form or european country or is it its own thing and that's why you love it. It's its own thing. But i would say it's most comparable to spain. I don't know if you've been disowned ensuring people go out to eat restaurants. Don't open before nine o'clock in the party starts at one. Am and it goes to eight in the morning and spain has a different rhythm. And i think that's the most similar country to turkey and its mediterranean so similarities in the cuisine fish a lot of oil you know and then a crazy history. One of the most historical places you could visit. And that's what i like about it too. So you just hit the number one criteria for whether i like cities or don't and that is rhythm so i'll be places and i'm like yeah it's beautiful. That's a big tall building. That's got all the accoutrements of a great city. But there's just no rhythm happening here and then conversely you go down to austin texas. They don't have a ton to look at. And i'm like oh i can feel the rhythm all around me exactly now. How did you end up at harvard. Like most things in life. It had something to do with my network. So i was in england at the time because i had accepted a position because again our wanderers case. You can't tell i. Don't mind packing up and going to some exotic place. And i got an offer to take over as head of organizational behavior department at the university of sussex and i had my own center and when i was there at the center i discovered my real passion. I like to say. I transitioned from being a gardener to being a florist. When i was just a straight researcher i had my hands in the dirt. Cultivating blooms if you will. And then. when. I was head of the centre. I interacted with metropolitan police. The nhl the national healthcare service all these organizations to sort of give away my flowers if you will and so. I got into the florist business. Like how do you arrange these flowers into the perfect bouquet to give it to people at weddings. Because what's the point staying in a greenhouse if no one ever sees the beauty of your flowers and so you know when i was in england i discovered the passion of sort of giving away the science and then harvard. You know i was giving a talk. And they said well. You know we're holding company of entrepreneurs will let you come here and do whatever you wanna do if you don't want publish anymore will let you be a practitioner. But an academic at the same time and i was like really because most places aren't set up you know. Harvard makes its own rules. So i sort of took on this position to be an academic practitioner which led to this book that we're going to talk about which is sort of trying to distill. The science synthesize it assembly like a bouquet into something that people can digest and use to make profound sustainable change around racism. So that's like my purpose in life. Now where did you get your doctor. Degree because lexington kentucky and then ending up england emceeing already. You're privy to to dramatically different racial structures. And i wonder where you went to college if you maybe even a third and that somehow helps you on your journey just to have witnessed all this stuff firsthand. I went from coast to coast to coast and into the mid west. So basically i started my undergrad tulane university in. I did a study abroad in spain. Which is how. I came to know. Spain fell in love with spain. And i majored in spanish. That was one of my things. And then i went to. Ucla started at the gulf of mexico. Coast number one went to california. Ucla that was number two. And i was getting a phd in romance language and linguistics. So something completely unrelated. But i was looking at themes of oppression in latin american literature and colonialism. So i always been interested in that. In undergrad i did the thesis on a comparative study of racism in brazil and the united states but long story short i was hiking in joshua tree. And there was a psychology student. Who said you know you're doing really cool research. Did you know you could do this in the real world. And i was like no. There's a field where you can actually study racism and discrimination. She's like yeah you know. Why don't you come in audit a class. And that was the beginning of the end. So i left that program. I got a master's. I was a heroin from impeach d. But decided to start all over again in social psychology. So i started at yale. Struggled from coast to coast to coast and my professor at ucla said. Don't go to yale because i got into princeton yale. He said go to ohio state. That's like the best program in the country in what you're doing and as a phd student or go to programs not schools. And i didn't think. I could live in columbus ohio so i went to yale and then i was like you know what i can't live in new haven connecticut so the professor at ohio state would you guys take me and fortunately i had my own funding because i wanted. Nsf fellowship. so. I was able to export that i went to ohio state and worked with one of the top people in the field maryland brewer. Who's like the godmother of social identity.
Can schools safely reopen? Doctors weigh in
"At the CDC said yesterday that schools can safely reopen for in person classes as long as they follow safety protocols like mask wearing and social distancing. It'll come as a relief to many parents and potentially a source of anxiety for quite a few teachers. Let's go to a school now. The University of Kentucky we're in person. Classes resumed this week, University President Eli Kappa Ludo is here. Mr Coppola to welcome good to speak with you. Good afternoon. Glad to be with you as well. And congratulations. I know you just started your spring semester on Monday. Maybe there was a time when you didn't think that would happen as planned. How are you going to keep everybody safe? Well, we've learned a lot from our fall semester. We're prepared to retest to surveillance testing, waste water testing. We have all kinds of Ways to keep tabs on our numbers on campus. Those who are positive move into isolation, be able to trace get those folks into quarantine and we built a modern public health infrastructure to do that. Well, as you say, you've had some time to study this because of last semester when you and pretty much every other college campus in the country did have cases of covert. Were you able to learn whether or not people were getting sick from spending time inside the classroom? Through our extensive testing on tracing We saw no evidence of classrooms spread. I think we may have traced some 6000 plus students, not in any of those cases that we see evidence of classroom spread. And so where is it spreading? I know some of your no. One of your fraternities was suspended last summer for breaking covert rules. Is that where people were getting infected? I think some of the harsh lesson lessons we've seen outside of college campuses hold for campuses, and that is When we let our guard down, gather and smaller, large groups, for whatever reason is when you see your outbreaks on Yes. Have there been situations where we had to intervene. We're organized groups wanted to hold things. Yes, way had to put a lid on that. We'll look these air college kids, and I'm not trying to let them off the hook by any means, But they're young adults. Sometimes they make bad decisions. How do you make sure they get your message? You know, are you planning on Enforcing these rules is strictly as possible. We did. We started with a positive assumption, though. And with a strong, healthy behavior intervention, what we called our daily four point of That is our screening testing, tracing all those kinds of things we reinforce. And, uh, yes. They're isolated incidents where people didn't behave as we wanted. It is. I look at my office window today. I'm gratified. I walked this campus. I live on this game. I'm very pleased with the way our students have responded. I think they've been good. Good citizens and something else that has really fascinated me. We've had over 3000 cases. 25% of those have been self reported. And I think it's our connectedness on that. They see us as a resource. And when we come out of cove in and decide who we are and what we want to be, and one of the things we can leverage I think this positive influence on health and health behaviors is one we can capitalize on many schools from elementary schools to high schools to college campuses are worried about students mental health over the past few months over the past year, really, including suicide, Unfortunately, What are you noticing on your campus? Uh, this worries may deeply are students who we have asked physically distant have done so, but it has its consequences. Be able to walk down the hall in your residents facility and get that informal counseling plus the physical counseling we have available on campus. That social infrastructure is vitally important. We tried to replace your students are hurting because they don't have it. Yes. Most certainly, but the resilience I've seen has been a gratifying well, we all hope that vaccinating people can help put an end to all of this right. So you're getting shots into arms on your campus? Who's getting a shot? Who's not? We follow the state guidelines. I think we're one of the most efficient in the state right now is one of the regional vaccination centers. We morphed our football stadium into a site. You register online? All of our health colleges are involved where? Vaccinating over 2000 people a day in the community of Let's just on campus. Well, this is the community of Lexington. Starting first are our public and private school employees in hopes of getting our schools to reopen way have vaccinated thousands of public and private school teachers just in the last week and first responders and then people of the age of 70. So to that point, um, you know what's your best prediction? For the fall of 2021, because I'm glad your classes have started in person this week. That's great news. But what's your best prediction for next semester? In the fall? What will that look like? How close to normal? Could it be? I think if we have adequate vaccine supply and are able to complete that, by late spring, we will reopen, but I think we're still gonna have to be cautious and careful. But as someone who I talked to today said, I know that when I received my vaccine yesterday, I wasn't immediately protected. But the hope that seem to arise within May was immeasurable. Alike. Absoluto, president of the University of Kentucky there in Lexington. Thank you, sir. Thank you for your time. Thank you. Stay say.
NCAA Men's 2021 March Madness Will Take Place In A Bubble In Indiana
"This spring sixty eight. Men's basketball teams from colleges and universities across the country will gather at indianapolis for march madness that includes athletes coaches and staff along families and press. The organizers goal is to create a bubble similar to what the nba did over the summer. Indianapolis was already set to host the final four this year which nc double a senior vice president of basketball. Dan gavitt says made it a logical choice. We knew when we made the decision to come to one geographic location. Having as many of those venues in the city of indianapolis in marion county in particular was important for the health costs to be very similar. Gavitt says the city's long history of hosting sporting events should help the. Ncaa is headquartered here in the city. And there's enough venues. Hotels and transportation teams will stay in the four downtown hotels all connected to lucas oil stadium. One of the six sites to be used for games but the move will likely be a financial blow to cities that were set to host some of the games this year including lexington dallas dayton and san jose. The decision is welcome news for the indiana lodging association. It's president patrick. Tam says last year it's all twenty percent of restaurants permanently close and two thirds of the hotels facing bankruptcy. Now news is is indicative of the best news for hotels since march. This is tremendous news for a lot of people that have been out of work or they now be called and talked with end. The demand for rooms could increase the nc double a. decides to allow fans to attend at a time when indiana's averaging more than seventy deaths per day from covert nineteen university of california berkeley epidemiologist. John's schwartzberg says is important to put public health before sports news standpoint. There's every reason recent plan for it if they have to have every reason for cancelling it is. Things aren't fanatically but state and local officials like governor. Eric holcomb argue. That india can handle thousands of guests. And keep them safe will have the place spruced up and ready to go. Just like we do for the indy. Five hundred just like we do for final four. This is the only time that i hope this ever happens. And i say that. As the potential host of all these gains college basketball's march madness is scheduled to start march sixteenth and run through april fifth for npr news. I'm samantha horton in
3 Children, 7 Adults Displaced By Harvey Fire
"Are homeless in Harvey after a fire went through three residences yesterday afternoon. This happening around 4 15 firefighters of the scene of 158th and Lexington on the report of the fire, seven adults and three Children got out unharmed. No cause yet for that fire
3 Children, 7 Adults Displaced By Harvey Fire South Of Chicago
"After a massive fire ripped through three Harvey residences Thursday afternoon. WGN TV reporting that it about 4:15 P.m.. Harvey Firefighters were dispatched to the 158th block of Lexington Avenue on the report of a fire seven adults and three Children managed to get out of the homes without any injuries. Here's resident Francisco vast quits I was in the bedroom when my wife called me about fire on my neighborhood. No word on what caused that fire A person fatally shot
'Downtown Lexington is being evacuated': Police block off Kentucky city
"Kentucky, police have evacuated a couple of blocks in the downtown area. And are investigating an RV in a parking lot. Video from the scene shows police checking the vehicle with a canine and with remote controlled robots, police so far, only calling it an incident.
A Conversation with Whitney Johnson
"Whitney. Welcome to the show andy. I am delighted to be here. I'm excited to to talk to you. Because i liked your book a lot. So you know some and we didn't write for sales audience per se but as a lot of very sales specific stuff in there. I thought at least maybe the lens. I read it so i can't wait to chat with you about it but one thing i wanted to ask sign. Hopefully you're well. Were recording this in the midst of the the lockdown sidano omit the formalities. But we are well for asking. I mean it's one of those questions that it used to be just a nice city but it's now a real question is a real question right. What's good and you're joining us from where we live in lexington virginia so my my husband is a professor at southern virginia university which is also near virginia military institute and washington and lee. So we're about three hours driving south west of washington dc. So is that out neuronal them. Yes yes that's our closest airport is about fifty miles away. Wow okay so having lived in big cities or served doing a little more not so rural but smaller city living. It's definitely rural. We completely disrupted ourselves. I mean why give you look outside of our window in the morning we can see deer and there are cows next door to us in fact when we very first moved here. Because we've lived in boston in manhattan in large cities when we first moved here. I remember waking up one morning. And i like hitting hitting but like you know pulling my honey honey. Turn off your phone. Because it was buzzing buzzing any turnover. And he's like those. Are the cows unbend an adjustment for us. I find one. I'm away from manhattan anywhere. I go but like my visit. My sister in wisconsin. And both my wife and i get woken up by the quiet. It's like it's too quiet and it's like wait. Why are we going every week. And you're accustomed to having the noise outside all the time that are. Do you know at some level that that it's too quiet attack keeps me up. I love that looking at by the quiet. So i was gonna ask you. Are you follow soccer fan. Because you wrote that you are going to produce a reality. Tv show about sauerland america and listeners. To show that. I'm a avid soccer fan. Oh i wish. I could say that i am. I got really excited. So this This is actually almost fifteen years ago. Now where i. I was a huge american idol. Fan in a huge. So you think you can dance fan. And and i was doing a lot of work in latin america was equity analyst. And so you know. I've been to mexico fifty times to spend a lot of my doing work a lot. American one of our companies that we followed on as equity analyst was televisa which time was basically abc cbs nbc and fox combined and again this is fifteen years ago and so we thought wait. We have an opportunity here to basically do you know. Soccer meets american idol and just got so excited about the stories of that could have produced on so while. I'm not a soccer fan per se. I am a cinderella story fan and i just thought that that could have been an amazing august show to have produced. I wanna watch for sure. So the regular listeners. Get accustomed going off on soccer stuff here. Tangents everything relates to soccer. Soccer explains the world. There was a book that wrote that. So about that so I think i read that book. Actually it was a good book. Yeah yeah so Pet the author on the show. So so we're talking about transformation personal transformation you. I've really enjoyed your book. Which you've just updated and re released disrupt yourself masterless change and speed up your learning curve. So what was the original impetus. Write the book you know. That's one of those questions that its you can answer many different ways on. But let me see. If i can streamline so that we're not here all day on you know as i just mentioned i was equity analyst. Were keep merrill lynch In a focusing on stocks in latin america like televisa so like america melville and this is back in two thousand three two thousand four. I read the book. The innovators dilemma by christian at harvard. Business school and i remember reading that book and it just was in many a transformative experience. If you will. Because i was looking at wireless at the time in every single quarter america. Mobile was beating my numbers like just every time and and telmex numbers weren't so that was the wireline company. In american mobile was the wireless i read. I read innovators dilemma. I said oh. That's what's going on. Is that wireless is disrupting wireline. And i was just fascinated. That there was a s- theory that could explain to me the world and help me understand what was happening And the more. I read that book it more i started. I think maybe just because of my own personal bent started thinking. Well how does this apply to me. Like i understand. It's explained products and services in companies in countries. But i also remember having this moment in just two thousand four. And i had just had this conversation with Someone in management saying you know what really liked to try something else. I'd like to do something else attorney. I'd like to go into management kind of laughed at me. Kind of snickered. Like ov- outs nice. That's never going to happen. And i remember coming back to that book and being you know what if i wanna do whatever it is. I think i'm meant to do which i had a very vague notion. I think many of us do I'm going to have to disrupt myself. I'm gonna have to leave wall street and go do something else.
Remember When? 2020
"Is interesting for me again keeping the remember when like personal. This is where we spend a lotta time. We're we no longer see it as player in the flesh for the rest of the year. Either of us since where it becomes it's very divergent path right that from here on where like a one hand like. I'm not leaving home. Match like we have like a night of looking like may fifth rewatch korean baseball together and adopt the nc diagnose diagnose in the how camps dyno's jeff passan his pinkerton behind him and stuff like that. So we're on our own and you know doing our own. Things have watching not only connect. Whatever we're doing to keep ourselves sane afloat and tennis players meanwhile are like having these very different ways of coping. Go various out most of them. We don't hear from at all right muslim. Just go off grid. I will say that that's absolutely true. Most of them have just shut off so the ones we hear from early the outliers right but also larger the more prominent in late april or even it was late. March was already in march. Like it's poss- put up this flog of himself alone. His monica apartment. Where in this yellow raincoat is like stream of consciousness thing where he's like losing his mind like he doesn't know how to function he's also like not with his family that's sort of like argument or something in their various flares that we saw earlier in the year with mentioned that. Adp cup saying like his mother like you know the him at a press conference basically so he's on his own journey there and like some the first things we see some of them are really positive like we see like venus williams during this year's one of like sort of a low key like warning actors like bit role but like remember remember when venus williams got greek or damaged optic flasher. Exactly what i was gonna say. What a queen. Venus harass gregoire showing ads dramatically colossus the ground in performance ecstasy and. It's just a lovely moment of venus is like having a really you know again. I felt bad about similar to the fire. Donation topic like rating people on. How they're handling this thing. But like venus is somebody who like really like seemed to be like at peace like really opening up being way more talkative than she had all year like. There's one of the things. I found him looking. This is skipping ahead like lexington. She does like after she beat via. First round gives this unbelievably a few sive. Chatty postmatch interview. It's just been so mike which is like for the last several years in terms of what she's like in not being very revealing a reticent to share too much open up too much has been very different venus so we have that now the other hand we have things emerging like you know. Say this the novak djokovic stuff where i quietly. He's talking about or on a certain serbian channel. He says things that are if not definition of what we consider antitax at least vaccine. Skeptical in vaccine. Chilling say. I don't know exactly what to put in. Then he touching these instagram wives which you know venus is doing flirted with record time of the people in and and and if only judge just flirted with dmitrov harmless he could've done it was right therefore with an option. This is the college novak where instead he by early he was doing his a few instagram's With turbine jafaria wellness grew guy to joke. Which is somewhat credit. I don't know exactly what happened here. They stopped by mid mayton one more. After basically i people started started combat. For what ridiculous nonsense being spewed in them so we just all tennis players like what a tennis player was tennis star celebrity without the thing that makes them why we care which is tennis. Excellent right and we're left with these pictures of people who stop paying their coaches right away was a big theme like all these top top players stop paying their. That was a really big. That was a really bad really was mentioned a few times and it really explain like because you you learned about it and yes no. I know. I was really struck by how within days. What was it like before the week of in usama. How fast set move your mortgage. That players immediately. Cut off the payment to their coaches who they are the sole employers of in there not not almost all like Every coach was estimated was more than ninety percent of coaches. Weren't getting paid at this point. It was it was. That's fine but i'm just saying when you say that oil like ebay. But but you'd only coaches were not getting paid and it just sort of like selfishness of tennis players end. We see tennis players as being very focused in very driven motivated and in this pandemic must have a crisis a lot of times that revealed that turned into self centeredness self-focused self-centeredness turn to selfishness. Turn to lack of care for other people right and to me. I saw this sort of across the board cutting off of the payroll department of their personal tennis. Teams their coaches who are people who invest their whole careers in helping you do well. The second you stop getting you missed one check. They get cut off and a lot of these players. Have making lots of money. Didn't have to bisley anyway. It me the wrong way seeing these these athletes granted. They're not in a fixed salary. They were not getting guaranteed income but for them to immediately cutting people's pay very quickly and even like occasionally federation like tennis. Australia started for furlough employees very fast and that bothered me a lot too because they had a full twenty twenty australian open and they had a folk coffers and they i think by i dunno april or so. They're already furloughing employees. I thought that was crazy. And they're going to be painful full prize money in if they go it in whatever a lot of the mountain workout and just a lot of a lot of. I was getting various enchanted with tennis and tennis players tennis players because there was no tennis but tennis players were not impressed. Me overall with their conduct. Yes you had venus doing
Remember When? 2020
"Welcome to new challenges remaining our usually annual most years we get around to it remember when episode four twenty twenty. I've been rothenberg. Always remember my dear friend courtney win. Hi courtney how are you. I'm doing well then. And how are you happy. December happy december to you as well. We were just sort of talking before we started recording about how this like year feels very different for this show. Like remembering things experiencing things was very different in twenty twenty and there's obviously know like a very clear break on in the episode about in chronologically when we stopped when we were going to things and we stopped going to things we experienced things remotely and in person. So i'm just curious before we forget started like what was this exercise of. Try and get notes together or wherever for twenty twenty. How how did it feel in vague terms. Yeah i think the initial challenge for me was trying to divorce. How i felt about the twenty twenty tennis season literally the encore results and the story lines and the narratives of what would be normal tennis. You know under any other circumstance trying to divorce that or untangle that in my feelings about that from my feelings about two thousand twenty as a year and it you know. I don't anybody who has listened to. Ncr is throughout you know since february knows about you know the arc and the struggles. I think both of us have had with respect to once. The shutdown came and once so much uncertainty hit the tennis tour but even more so so much uncertainty hit our lives in addition to just living in the midst of a deadly global pandemic that it was just hard to care about what was happening after march. And maybe obviously. I think that that you can talk about it separately from your experience for myself. There was an uptick of that once tennis returned so once we got back to to to to work for me effectively in palermo and palermo rolled into prague and progress into lexington rolled into cincinnati new york. A and you know. It was really nonstop but my memories of january and february so being in australia and then being in doha which was my final tournament site are so much more vivid and crisp and clear in my head compared to the effectively. What eight weeks or so of tennis smith longer than that. I suppose but but tennis that we got once we returned in july. It's all very much a mushy pile of potatoes From from august on yet. Because for me. I feel very similarly and for me. It's weird because usually did remember when episodes the tricky parts. The hazy parts is january. Right is the beginning of the year. The stuff at ten eleven months has passed since we've experienced it of piecing together like. Oh yeah i remember this that whatever. And that's still kinda the case in twenty twenty like those are still like descendant memories but they're also in some ways the clearest ones we have because those are what we were there in person for. And i'm thinking about how experienced the french open which was the most recent major tennis event right. It was me sitting at my desk and my computer. Which is something i've been doing. You know in various forms since in this room since april whether it was binge-watching british game shows or watch enough it all kind of just like in the same place in senior doesn't change and we're so used to these rhythms of being along the travelling circus tour and having this scenery shift all the time. Even if the players say the same the people say the same largely lake having it. Be a moving picture in here. Only very small part of the picture. Move ray at our screens moved and so that makes it like it. It makes it much smaller. If like you're if you're watching. Were staring an envelope. Only the postage stamp is changing. It's still the same envelope and that's sort of how it feels for parts of it. So it's it's a less a lot of it's going to be a lesser visceral memories. We have things like you know even like big things like jovic getting defaulted from the us open. Let's say like a big like remember where you were when you did. That was like yeah. It was my room like it's very pinky and the brain. Like what are you going to do tonight. What are we gonna do tonight. brain. We're gonna do what we do every night. Pinky we're going to try and take over the world. It this is. The pandemic has kind of felt like that in a lot of ways. It's like what were you doing. What i did the entire pandemic. That's what i was doing when x happened when this happened. It's just like you know it. It's yeah it's it's tough. It's tough to sort it out and you're right. I think that the lack of change of scenery and just and you know as just common sense like the lack of electricity. That we in an adrenalin data today. One that we are used to enjoying not enjoying like a good time but like that we get the benefit of the adrenaline. Were running on fumes during slams. I mean like it's exhausting. It's a very high stress environment but it. It helps you to your job and here. It's like rolling out of bed every day at one thirty. A m forcing myself to go to sleep at four. Pm the night before like all of this sort of stuff you know it For weeks on end trying to get excited about something. That's happening in the middle of the night like i'm so clearly you know when we're in australia. We know what's happening in the middle of the night in the us. But it's not the middle of the night for us there but here like covering the french open at four five o'clock in the morning west coast time. It was hard. it was hard to motivate. And therefore you're distracted you're distracted you can't really focus on thing that's happening. I'm not a neurologist. Obviously but i do feel like there has to be some sort
Joko Willis is “100% open” but did not decommit from Kentucky Football
"Carolina coming into star. But before we do that. You k federal credit union is for christmas having a way to give back and you can do it in honor of sr if you go to uk. F c u dot org. There's a video of me. Andrew franklin drew has a charity. And i have a chair if you donate to one of those two charities you federal credit union is matching the money up to a certain amount. So i'd love for you to do it for me. The charities the lexington rescue mission for drew its uk children's hospital. You k f c u dot. Org go on there. You'll see a video of me andrew. Click donate to one of them. Obviously i prefer donate to mind but drew's not here. Donate to drew's if you like that one but either way do that. Let's get as much charity money as we can. And it's an
Virginia Military Institute removes statue of Confederate 'Stonewall' Jackson
"The Virginia Military Institute is removing a prominent statue of Confederate General Thomas Stonewall Jackson in effort initiated this fall after allegations of systemic racism Royal the school A crew was inspecting the statue at a public military college in Lexington, poised to haul away the statue of Jackson that some cadets were required to salute until several years ago. Demise Board voted to remove the statue in late October.
Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in the U.S.
"I would like to start by introducing you to nikki. tomlinson nikki. Tomlinson is an icu. Nurse at great plains health which is in north platte nebraska. At one point in time we had a physician here that everybody knew really well known him for a long time. Then a family doctor for a long time. That was my lowest point I still get teary thinking about it That i've been a nursing for twenty years and that was actually my breaking point. I when he didn't make it i had to. I already had some time off scheduled in that couldn't come at a better time I couldn't get through the next day of work without breaking down for an hour Our every hour was that was probably my darkest time at work. My darkest time over and my last twenty years of nursing so that was a. I was hard and then seeing some other family and friends come in That have fought this. That have beat this. That are scared along the way and other patients. That just aren't making it. I've never seen anything like cova. There's i we don't we just don't know enough about it. We learn new things every day and it seems like things change every day and i it. Just that's the one thing. That's constant about covid fluctuate senate changes and we just learn new things all the time. And that's what makes it scary. I've been a nurse for twenty years. And i've never experienced out like this. It's we're working. Extra shifts were working. We do great as a team but the the stress the emotional stress the physical stress that it is putting on us being there for the patients. Which is what we got into nursing. Four we're the only ones that can be there for some of these patients that most emotional stress losing them. is just. I've never experienced anything like it before. So the emotional and the physical stress. It's exhausting absolutely exhausting. I don't know how we are getting through it. We are but. I don't know how what i'm thankful for right now. During all this time is my health. My fellow coworkers health and my family know my family understanding how many how i have to work the long hours and not always be home during all of this And adapting to a can't touch mommy when you get home or to run and take a shower and And their health. I just hope it continues. But she's thankful for is her own health and the fact that her family doesn't have this. The family hasn't gotten it and she hopes that continues. That's what she's thankful for. Last night. i talked here about my own experience being home in quarantine. I tested negative. But i've been taking care of my partner. Susan while she sick i just wanna say to. Everybody reached out and was so nice. Response it was overwhelming. Actually was really kind. It was had to pick a word. I would say it was boolean to me and susan. So thank you everybody. But you know susan i will be are going to be okay. We are coming out of this. She is coming out of that. She is going to recover the people who i'm really worried about. I'm thinking about even as we're going through our own experiences beyond everybody who's sick and suffering right now. Susan has been these past couple of weeks beyond the eighty thousand plus americans who are in the hospital right now with kovic. The most we've ever had mean beyond the people who are suffering directly themselves trying to fight for their lives with this thing that people are really worried about the healthcare workers who are all over the country right now. We're staring down both barrels of this without the kind of support that they had in the spring when this all started with this now just tidal wave of cases and hospitalizations and deaths all coming down on them directly and personally in a way that does not feel sustainable in terms of them being able to keep doing it and terms of keeping them back stop keeping them supplied keeping them at work keeping the american health system open and able to function so frankly not to be too blunt about it but so save abol people can be saved. That's what i'm worried about. Is our health workers right now in the strain on them this many months into it with things. This bad right now i mean. Here's the front page. Today of the atlanta journal constitution. And you see the mix there right. I mean politically. Of course the big news out of georgia is that georgia. This is this morning's papers. They finish their recount. Yesterday showed once again. That biden clearly won the stage that set the stage. Today for georgia formerly certify its results and of course that's significant news. We'll talk more about that later tonight but but look at. What else is sharing the front page with that. Huge political news right see. Stay home for the holiday. Georgia state health official. Ads rethink traditional thanksgiving below that. There's the biggest front page headline in atlanta. Today it makes me shake with anger. That's a quote from a doctor who works in a covert war in atlanta talking about people blowing off the risk as the number skyrocket and as the hospitals get overwhelmed. You see their healthcare workers on the front lines feel. They are fighting a losing battle as public floats safety rules. That's georgia today. It's the same song up in minnesota. Today this is the west central tribune in willmar minnesota front page headline today. A plea for help. Hospitals are perilously close to running out of workers. It's one thing to run out of beds beds can be found in moved and bought but enough healthcare staff to take care of patients who are in those beds. That is what we are running out of in rural minnesota and all over the country. Here's the first column in that same paper today. Case rates skyrocket in the region again. That's west central minnesota. Here's the front page of the news star in monroe louisiana blunt headline hospitals overwhelmed. Here's the front page in grand junction colorado. Today the daily sentinel county says. Icu beds are full. Here's the front. Page in muncie indiana. Today the star. Press in muncie. Indiana hospitals cove in nineteen rates. Sores in indiana go to wyoming. The casper star tribune today casper wyoming deaths rise by record number. Something has got to turn this around kentucky. Here's the lexington kentucky paper. The herald leader kentucky sets staggeringly high new record for coronavirus cases. Go to new mexico the albuquerque journal today cova cases explode up in washington state bellingham herald. State virus rate's the worst since the beginning of pandemic all over the country right and as as overwhelming as this crisis is may now tonight. We've just learned that. The president's eldest son and namesake. Donald trump junior has it as well he has tested. Positive is reportedly isolating hope that he doesn't get symptoms so far apparently doesn't god blessed and maybe the president's eldest son who has such a high profile in the republican party now and in conservative media. Now maybe that will have an impact on thinking about this thing at the white house and in the conservative media on the right maybe even if the president himself getting it didn't seem to light a fire under them. I don't know but as overwhelming as this crisis is we are avoidably at this moment in history where we have two huge totally unprecedented crises. Heading simultaneously the minneapolis star tribune. Today i was actually a pretty good snapshot of what the heck we as americans are supposed to do with the twin disasters. We've got all at once and look at the front page at the minneapolis star tribune today a raging forest fire virus sweeps minnesota state to get ambulances from fema for surge importantly those are staffed ambulances so ambulance with their crews from fema going into minnesota to help them deal with patients and the need to move patients in hospitals. That are overwhelmed
"lexington" Discussed on The Dental Marketer
"To It's been in her. Life honestly haven't changed a whole lot other than she really was my shadow the entire time. Yeah but other than. That too, but has it. has this affected you more in the sense of like yourself like? Madam near felt this amount of stress before finally I feel like I'm able to do exactly what I want or or is it more like? I don't feel anything just whatever now. It not. You know you can get yourself worked up and you can get stressed out or you can get excited and yes all those emissions are good things. But maintaining control of them in kind of taking it at a task. Kinda helps for me because you don't over think it. Because once you start thinking things you kind of lose sight of really what's important. Like. I said look at paint colors all day long. But I went to. Sherwin Williams at lunch day picked out three colors. I, decided from them I said. All right. This is what we're GONNA do. And I had my friend look at it and he's like. Okay. And aside it looks I've had compliments on my pink colors pretty much. Every person that's walked in and. I didn't think about it too much. So I was like, yeah, I like color color going to work with make it work. So. It's exactly what I want. But. I cannot though manage if it wasn't. Yeah. I like that. Because sometimes I feel like. We get the people who are like Oh my God. This has to be my dream I'm going to be here for the rest of my life right and so everything has to be exactly the way it is. At the GECKO. But at the same time, it's like Ten years ago I mean. I I wore a pink shirt I don't know. What I mean like these change, I may not like it anymore so. That's why I like your viewpoint. You know what I mean where it's like hey, right now it's I. Don't hate it I don't really love it. It could change a my love. Later on. So I bought. Like for example, I had bought lake the chairs and the couch, the waiting room and I left one day and the brand new girls for like. better like this than we should do this method. Alright not fine. To me as long as happy, that's that's. Honestly, more important things that are going to change and if I had the same couch near thirty years from now, that's going to be a problem. Throw couch doesn't have to be perfect and it can change as long as the staff is happy and that's what they want that. Works for me. Yeah that's awesome already, and thank you so much for being with us today. It was a pleasure but before we say goodbye, can you tell our listeners where they can find you? We are at one two three South Randolph Street in Lexington Virginia. Awesome. Awesome. Do you have social media and what? We do is letting pin V eight mile. Dot Com. Awesome. So that's going to be in the shots below everybody if you want to check it out, reach out to Aaron or. How she's doing and everything like that feel free to gunshots belonged, check it out. But Aaron, thank you so much for being with us. It was a pleasure and we'll hear from you soon ain't you..
"lexington" Discussed on The Tennis Podcast
"Tennis is back and it is back courtesy of to tournaments in Lexington and Prague. . which have taken place over the last week that meant that Katherine Wichita was presenting tennis on television once more Matt's round of applause for Katherine. . How good was she? ? Splendid. . You've made me do around of applause well, , holding microphone in one hand is difficult but Katherine. . Presenting, , tabby look very, , very easy as she does. . Did you do it. . Yeah I really did I mean total shock to the system I had to wear non elasticated wastes I had to. . Get up before nine am and. . Work. . That's D Work I mean a lot of that work was watching tennis and talking about it, which , is no hardship expertise violins out for me, , but it did take. . A couple of days of adjustment and I did I did parise my tally wardrobe and veer towards the items that did have elasticated waste say no longer in the suitcase, which , now is buying up yet it's been the Kobe. . Pack the. . Case. . To take to St Louis Park. . Containing my my tally jvm. . Isaac. . is any impact through week Stockley Park is where the video assistant referee job isn't it for the football? ? Yes I've had a va or seminar at Stockley Park. . I've you know from? ? The the BBC. . SNOOKA, , coverage is coming out of the an adjacent studio at the time. So . I was I was mingling with Ken, , Doherty and Stephen Hendry all week. . So blockbuste-. . TENNIS PUNDITS CATHERINE was presenting Amazon prime videos coverage of Lexington <hes>. . We will talk about that. . We'll talk about Prague, , we're GONNA be talking about the USO and people that are playing people that are not playing other pullouts <hes> this week Rossi GonNa talk to Dan Evans. . The British number one on life in the bubble he arrived over the weekend. . A chat with him last night. . So we'll hear from him about what it's like over there. . 'cause we can't go this year, , which is going to be a bit weird but. . At least it looks like it is going ahead from a sports playing tennis playing perspective. . At least we'll be something for everybody to watch. . But the the event itself in. . Lexington am I right in thinking that that was Put. . Together in about a month's yeah I believe four weeks. . Was the time line. . Say, , John Saunders, , the tournament director over there they had some from Octagon, , the management company and they do or they haven't passed hosted a challenger event. . So they do have some experience of hosting tournaments but it a very very. . legit respect, , low level and they they three together this this tool level event four weeks notice. . which. . ADDS the eyes of the tennis world's on it. . The top seed Tennis Club which. . Is positioned adjacent to retirement home and with a fairly main road running across the back of the center court. . Along which there were. . Removals, , vans and cement mixes and pickup trucks. . Interrupting, , interrupting the days tennis frequently. . And it was all delightfully quaint and so apt somehow because tennis is more humble. . Now upon its return in tennis players are having to be more humble and so it felt kind of really perfect that status his return I know we had Palermo last week in. . Pro Pro concurrently, , which is a more established tour van but to meet just felt really perfect that it was as as humbling as it was a setting. . And even more perfect. . He had kind of tennis's biggest superstars at the moment Serena Williams, , coca golf and Venus Williams who emerged as they. . See Pistol once again, ,
"lexington" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show
"Years. I'm GONNA stay in Lexington. It's GONNA work out great Houston. You stay here. I'll take your flight home. Yes you have an update seriously yeah so Christie is working in hard with a back at work at home trying to get me a flight and there's no more flights out of Lexington which is understandable small airport. There is an eight fifteen flight light out of Louisville is any can they're all asked from here to Louisville. Take me to the airport. Yes I did out of your race car driver. Would you vet a fast driver. Well speaking of vet. You're driving a vet. You tell me driving. We don't need to the vet vet here. He drives a stake. Bet people lives in Korea. You know what this guy hauling. You're ass around. I'd like to know amongst amongst people that raise their hands what kind of vehicle they were. They did drive here. That would be helpful. I also would like to know if we have have someone. WHO's an off duty COP light them off. I'll take an off duty cop in a rickshaw before I'll take a citizen a and Ferrari. We got off dirty. Always a pilot pilot is good good. I let is helpful so you'LL I. It seems to me. It's about an hour forty five our not for you. How far's ARS it one hour. Okay well. Dawson drives there. I was doing the math said okay drive fast uh she says that our easy. I like your attitude. How do we know we're not gonNA find his partially Naked Corpse on on some open acreage halfway between here in the airport. We're not saying it was of a sexual nature but his pants were around his ankles and his shirt it was over his head. If I make it to the airport that's fine. Oh Yeah I'm I'm just thinking the rapes a timely process Brian. I'll explain it to your back doing all right so you guys are willing willing to break the law. You have a new vehicle. They're not drinking your your drink. She drives all the time. I like that now all right. We're GonNa make that what times have I eight seventeen eight- seventeen all right all right. He's on it all right. It's a crop op duster but he's going to be in it and take it. It's going to be like mad mad. Mad World Art Weird reference all right. We'll do one more and then we'll play the game. Hey this is some local question from a guy named Murad Adam. When are you going to get into Horse Race Horse race when in Rome horse racing is awared sport. I know it's the with the sport of kings but I don't know if I've signed off on that now. We we at our local track. We have like thirty horses died. Yeah this season mysteriously season and then like no one's investigating no no it wasn't because one horse trailer that held the thirty horses got into an the accident there were thirty still would want to investigate this is thirty seven accidents involving the whore and Dan thing where they gotta put the Horse Down so they put the medical sheet up yeah just like one of those Chinese partitions. Yes it's now. My feeling is how would it. Chinese person explained that partition. I know you just call it a SNL audition on Monday. But what would that just want to capture little audio. I'm Shane Gillis and that's the news how would still in with a thick Chinese accent say the word partition. Just WanNa know I'm curious so now look. Maybe I'm wearing a line but my feeling is when they put the partition in the horses down on and they got to put the horse down there. They should make the jockey shoot the horses. I feel well. Hey Buddy you crash horse. You broke it. You buy it yeah. You broke it. You did something maybe a little too much. Crop Yeah thea through. Maybe not enough crop. Maybe you're leaning into that fencepost just a little too hard but either way if you weren't born this horse wouldn't be on the ground thing you chamber the forty more you just pull it back once and then you handed the guy the guy so small that when he fires it he flies over over the partition. Now that would make a really tragic situation into a real crowd pleaser. Oh yeah like late. You're sitting there. I'm sitting there with my son is thirteen and he was like Oh my God. Oh my God the Horse Oh they're going to shoot the horse that'd be like yes but soon as you hear that shot ring out look for the minute you're Mexican flying over the partition and he would be delighted delighted the light it. Yeah Look to the heavens that's right. Let's try to make something good out of this tragedy idea so yeah the horse racing thing where we're from a little weird. I don't know maybe we could bring linear sod farmers back with us or something. I don't know feel by the way after twenty five horses style at the track. Don't you pull the plug on that season. They've they've addressed. The problem. Horse died two days thirty one right right. It's really just texted hit thirty one horses Jesus Christ creatures also yes so I don't get it but I do like to see them around. Although I gotTa say State of Kentucky's probably a little too who and the Horse's like what are you implying yeah well. I'm just saying they're not that smart. You're never sherve. They're going to eat the apple out of your mouth or bite your face off the blinders on him to go straight. You gotta put Blinders Anders on them to go straight. They don't seem to be in touch with their tail at all like they're sitting there thinking about one thing and their tails mastic on the backside they invented a huge fly named after them the Puck stace only fly could land on a pie and cave pave it in there is some downs. There's some downside horse loving biggest horse loving celebrity bill shatner. Come on. He's a fan. He's a fan although I don't think the horse is a fan of bills when they see him. He's please all ten gallon to pay. He's waddling up for them and that horse has gotten worse. The miniature Mexican Shatner has put me down. He's not going anywhere. He's going to load that whole clip same next. Is You know the national treasure I shall we shall we let me hit a spot. Let's do what we got. area what we got an intro what Castro Castro all right we'll do rotten tomatoes next first castrol up yeah go out to the car and top off that crank case with some Castro aw lady who's going to dry brine. 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"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"But necessarily haven't done that yet. He's young guys they've got to make a name for themselves. And this is the place to do it. I mean Kentucky has already celebrated the season in Times Square. Time square. This game has even kicked off yet. You're celebrating and lex you got about While while you can't you can't. next week. I let me ask you. What about let's think about the worst scenario for Georgia? Yeah. Let's say Kentucky wins this game. What are the Georgia fans? What's the reaction? I mean here it'll be absolute ecstasy. But what's the reaction if they lose lose the SEC and lose it to conduct? Yeah. You know? Well, you know, this curvy smart, the people bleed he's got a dynasty in the making George that would kind of derail that narrative. Yeah. That'd be pretty pretty steep fall from grace. I think it would affect recruiting as well. So this is an absolute must win for Georgia football. It's Kirby continues to ascend try to get on that Alabama. Love. They got a lot of five star guys. But Benny tells you those five stars don't matter. Benny was the three star. He said, hey, those ratings that these other players have higher than them Kentucky says throw them out the window. They're just as good Jon Allen was a two star. The only other offer had was Monmouth. And he might be the best defensive player in Georgia's got back it up. I mean, if they want to go out there with these star ratings, and these recruiting classes and this narrative that Kirby smart has George on the verge of dynasty. This is the game. You got to win and they had their loss on the road at LSU. Let's say let's see if Georgia has grown up enough to handle this environment. That's waiting for him. Because I know it's going to be a mad house in there tomorrow, you just you just opened up. I think is really intriguing in because this was not Georgia fans. I think we're realistic. This was. Not a national championship team. But they were expecting at least to get to Atlanta. And and take a shot at a minimum. They've got to win the east for the season to be considered. The fact that it is Kentucky doesn't need raise the stakes. I mean, if you lose to Florida, maybe no shame in that traditional power. You lose to Kentucky recruits on the phone wanting to know what's going on. And maybe even checking Kentucky out on some visits. I actually think for Kentucky. This is one of those sort of recruit making game. I mean, they they they have taken the view they are bringing in literally the biggest recruits this the biggest recruiting weekend they've ever had here in terms of the players that are coming in. And you're right. This is kind of a make or break game. But I'm back to that mentality of sort of being derailed. I always thought that Georgia was next like, it was just I don't know. How long savings got left next say they lose this game Auburn next week in the disappointment bowl. Right. Yeah. I would say so in Georgia does look like they're next. They've got a lot of young talent. There's a lot. Guys that are still emerging on this George team. You know, it's the youngest team in the SEC more than two thirds of the Georgia rosters freshman and sophomore. So if they were to lose, which I don't think they will join away don't think they would if they were to lose. It would definitely be. Bury the lead. So you're not fricking Kentucky to win this game picking Dougie to win this game. Football, right? Right. Right. Let me just say this. I know you need to take this interview. Phone. Call Georgia is a wonderful institution. Athens is a great place to be you all just hired. Tom crane is your basketball coach Tom Crean sales in mediocrity. And I cannot wait to watch tomorrow Kentucky. I think is going to show that this Georgia team has L overrated going into the season. Now, listen, I think they'll be back. They'll be back was a really good point. This team has freshmen sophomores next year. They're going to be on top of the east again. But I feel like this is Kentucky's time, and I think they take them tomorrow. It could be it could be oldest youngest team. You know, you look at what you maybe Cal sends a couple of those basketball players pets. Basketball. The plays downfield because I don't see anybody. That's going to beat that Georgia's secondary tomorrow..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I've heard that from many people that that will call in take us a little deeper in that mentality because it's still hard to think about when you make that statement that there are pockets of the state that are. State that have these huge high school football Boyle county, close Cincinnati fort Thomas, highlands, were Jerry, Lorenzo the school may feel belfry bell. There's all these places that have great football traditions. And everybody has wanted to be a part. I mean, we're in the SEC you guys all care about football, the most, and we almost never got to be part of this like when your show came on the air, we used to listen, and we wanted to be part of the trash talking. But what are we going to say I want to go to Matt from Gainesville? You all suck. But I want to be able to say it, and it actually means something we haven't been able to and Jacob now we can. And I think that's one of the reasons people are so amped is because they finally get to participate in the thing that this conference has always cared about the most you can stay with a straight face as a Kentucky football fan. And we'll probably find out even more tomorrow. How much we can say this. We might have the best defense in the country. I mean, they might that's not. I mean right now they're tied with Clemson for the scoring defense lead. That includes an overtime game, which Clemson hasn't had. And listen, I mean, they're able to do it when the offense is often getting off the field. And so they're having to play long stretches of time Paul h straight three and outs against Missouri. Drew? We can't do it. Can we do it against this team? Can we do it against this team? Can we do it against Missouri? A real good quarterback. And we do it. We didn't give them a first down in the second half. It's unbelievable. I mean, the improbability that game. I think. Forty eight hours after that game to believe it that. That's the game. We always lose. We've always been on the other side of those maybe. White Missouri fans felt is the way how many times lardo Florida the bluegrass miracle twice last year. They lost on the last play. Like all of those things, you know, Missouri. Did the things Kentucky used to do the block in the back on that interception? Done. I don't know what kind of defense owed them was playing there at the end of the game on the last minute. It's almost like it feels like it's a team of destiny and we'll find out tomorrow. The fifty fifty calls when our way it just never happens that way, it's this year interference. Usually Kentucky fans are the ones railing about that call on this time, they got it. So So jacob. Jacob give this crowd and give this audience. Reasonably Tamar Kentucky win the game. Reasonably is simple. I think our defense is one of the best in the country. We'll find out tomorrow if we are the best in the country. And I think I'll say this. Our offense has struggled at times this year. We have our quarterback. Now, he was he was a bright spot. Even when we were struggling off into last week. I think Terry gets better. And better as a season goes on. I think we've found some playmakers on offense. Lynn Boden has emerged CJ Conrad is alive and well ready to make some plays. Benny snail maybe gets back going again big test against Georgia's defense. But I think our offense comes back to life tomorrow. And I think we play a nice game. I think we went. Thank you so much for coming by my pleasure. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Dusk has fallen over. The Commonwealth mad Jones with us the rest of the way and Mike Griffin. Joining us as he did last week from dog nation of great to see Mike. We we survived Jacksonville and someone who's covered the SEC a lot come and gone. Couple of times do you ever dream? We'd be having a game. Like this in Lexington. No, I didn't. And I thought the goal posts come down here. Once when Kentucky beat Alabama in nineteen ninety seven and what an amazing night that was for Kentucky football. And and no I did not expect to see Kentucky. I'd be lying. If I I said, said I think they'd they beat beat..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I've never seen this town like this. And I would argue I think along with the nineteen eighty five final four. This is the biggest sporting event to ever be in Lexington. I'm serious. I mean name no regular season basketball game is like this. When Kentucky plays in the final four. It's always somewhere else. You know, American Faeroes Breeders Cup was in Lexington. But besides that, I would say. Let me think of what the bigger one. I don't know of bigger one the fact that they could get to the SEC championship game. When they've never been. I think it's the biggest sporting event here certainly my lifetime. But maybe longer can agree more. I love the beer, Scott. It's got nothing on this tomorrow nothing on this tomorrow. And you know, we just keep. Fortunate to talk to the team this summer. I told him we need higher than seven a decade ago when we had those great wins and had a lot of fun. It's gotta shoot higher than that. And and they have and here we are with a chance for the east here in Lexington. It's unbelievable. And you know, I think our defense has been so good so good so good. So keep waiting for them to not be as good as they've been. And they just keep being that good every week. And I think that's going to be a big test tomorrow force. And I can't wait to see if they can seven like you got the big win. They got the big win against LSU beat the number one team. But then lost the Florida. And then this kind of fell apart lost Mississippi State lost Tennessee the difference for this group is they got that Florida win was the massive win. But then followed it up by beating Mississippi State and then follow that beating South Carolina. Jacob adding that's what Kentucky teams in the past weren't doing. We know are seventeen was a ton of fun, and I'm so thankful for what we're able to do for the fan base back then and those that those couple years we had six. Seven the fun. We had the big winds we had, but we weren't able to do in the SEC what this team has already done in the SEC. So it sets us up for everything you could ask for tomorrow. And that's the difference. They're guaranteed the first winning record in the SEC since nineteen seventy seven. That's just incredible. That just that's the tick and think about this. You also have Alabama LSU tomorrow. And I actually think you hear almost as much if not more chatter about Kentucky, Georgia. It's crazy is that. I think I could speak as a veteran of the Alabama LSU series. There's really nothing new about that. Yeah. It it's the same scenario. Ken LSU? Find a way to slow Alabama down this is. Yeah, this is all new do you think if they win tomorrow, you think Mark stoops national coach of the year? Yes. I think tomorrow's asked about that today. The SEC coach of the year could be determined tomorrow. If Kentucky wins and LSU loses because I think those are the candidates right now. But in terms of the national coach of the year getting Atlanta because there's a lot of interesting accomplishments, but no one came from farther back and Jake Jacobs from Kentucky, you know, like this Jacobs from a place day invol-, which is like a football town. Yes, this state. This is a state that has a basketball great program, but at its heart in some ways, especially on the high school of a football ball country. Yes. I think that's one of the reasons. People are so excited. This state has been dying for good football for a long time. We have the fan base has been behind the football team forever. And that was what for me was so fun back to six oh seven we were able to give the fan base so many good moments and some of those big wins because I've been part of that fan base since birth. So now to be here. And have a chance for the biggest one is special for me. I know it's special for our fan base because we do have such this state loves it's football. No one on the outside understand. It's it's basketball country. And we love our basketball team. But this they love this..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"And there are a lot of schools that have done that and had success with it. You know, maybe a look at Mississippi State. That's got some guys other people didn't want, but they also get those in state guys that are really talented in the trenches really good Lyman just happen to be in the state of Mississippi. It's much harder to do that here. And it's also harder to do that and then compete for an SEC title. And so I think that's where you really see the magnitude of how this coaching staff is healthy players along. And you know, they're they're going to have a pro day here. It some point in the winter. There's gonna. NFL scouts ear at this day. And and first of all you're going to see those guys on the field for the rest of their college careers. But when they get to the NFL, I think a lot of Kentucky fans would be really proud. There's no doubt. And. That will be part of our our seeing Tamara, Laura. I mean, we. Just looking at the enthusiasm ready. We had just tremendous crowds in rather cold chilly environment. I think tomorrow this place is going to be crazy bring some friends tomorrow. Needed to hear we want everyone to come out and be a part of our show and. Really is a celebration of Kentucky football. And obviously a chance for Georgia to really submit themselves as well. So it's gonna be exciting. But we'll let you go warm up. I mean, are you going to survive? I just want you to send me out. Another hand because this one is gone. I chilled the hand more. Real quick before. I go. Do you think that LSU really can challenge Alabama? Like in your heart of hearts. No, no. So what do you think the score of the game's going to be? I will. I'm still waiting for the computer spit, Al. But but I don't think it's going to be a blow out, but I really and not. Just not sold on their offense. I agree with you about the offense. I think that LSU's defense is good enough to actually challenge Alabama at least for a half and maybe longer, and you never know death valley. Look, I know you. The game. But it will be an actual test. Which I I'm fascinated. See this is a really exciting Saturday in exciting adventure into November that I think could be topsy turvy. So let's go to listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. Temperatures dipping just like they like it here in the bluegrass and Tim tebow who's played in some subzero temperatures before in his NFL career, not even wearing a coat. I wish I had one. I'm not trying to be back on. Well, Anthony went out and bought me this today at at a discount store. Let's get on. You know, it's it's it's the PICO for P town. I'm sticking with the rest of the day. I don't care what the label is it saying with me the rest of the year, Tim, let's talk about this game. I in the U often played on to significantly successful teams at Florida you've been here anytime. So just your assessment of what this program has done in where we are going into tomorrow. Well, I think it's exceptional coach has done over the past few years. And and why I believe it's exceptional is not just because of of Benny Snell and the winds and being able to compete for the SEC title that is awesome. But that's just a one year thing where I've been super impressed is the development of talent. So the perfect example is Josh Allen a few years ago. Josh Allen was a to star that nobody else wanted. He came in here. Trying to find a position two hundred and ten pounds. He kind of played a little receiver db in high school. They didn't. What he's going to be. But they said, you know, what there's a tall lanky guy that we can probably develop and they brought him in. He went from two ten to two hundred sixty pounds..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I have a lot of respects. What they've been able to -ccomplish this year. I think that they they earned a tremendous amount of respect, you know, the right way in that playing on the field taking care of Conan's and doing what they do. I think they their team that fees off the Finnish sale junior and Vinnie. Still junior is a guy who plays with the chip on his shoulder. And you know, no matter what level of success. He still is able to go out there and play, you know, with the type of of of anger, and aggression that you would that you would expect from a player who who who believe he's stuff. You know, he's this stuff his life, especially as a as a high school senior just being recruited by a handful of schools. So the school team fees off of his energy. And that's why one they're wanting to teams in the country right now. I mean, they deserve their ranking and tomorrow is another step towards gaining dash dole respect on the college football landscape. Yeah. You mentioned tomorrow Desmond. And obviously Georgia BULLDOGS are a big blockade in the way of what Kentucky wants to do. I feel like Georgia hasn't played a fully complete football game yet this year. And yet they still won a lot of games, of course, only one law. So what does Georgia need to do to come out on the road and get a big win. Well, I most they gotta put last week game behind him. I mean, it was a huge victory over one. The biggest rival, you know up in Jacksonville. You know, great for the BULLDOGS they really needed that after they just laid in egg LSU. So that was stuffing from a confidence standpoint that they needed is great. But now they have to about that. And really focus on the Kentucky. Wildcats you cannot go into Lexington and take the team lightly because they're not to be played with though at that's the first order today. You gotta have the right mental mindset going into this game. And and as far as I believe one is better games. His Seth game last week against the Florida Gators, and he's going to have to build off that not just from the whole often. So I think that the two of the things that right out the gate about what the what? To do in order to go up in there and handle their business. The Wildcats Kentucky. Does our joining us live from ESPN or from Baton Rouge? Well, he'll be on ESPN college game day does thanks so much. Really? Appreciate it. And we'll talk to you very very soon. Thank you. Does howard? You say it was cold. Good for him. Sixty eight. Seventy degrees. But Paul I mentioned before we started talking just spending some time with Benny Snell. Josh Allen, of course on tomorrow. He'll get to see the interviews that they did with both markets fears Tibo, and it was just interesting talking to Josh Allen, first and foremost, I think he represents so much of what this Kentucky program has been about. What coach stoops has done. Josh Allen was a two star player. No one cared about him. No one wanted him. And then right now when you look at its development here he is now arguably the best defensive player in the country. He's the most disrupted in fact day more than really anybody else does is being a single man in his position, obviously as a great complement of guys on this defense. But I think what you look at with Kentucky a belief in Mark stoops and a belief in the development of the way that he developed his players and sticking with him. And now we're seeing that culminate in one of if not the biggest games in Kentucky history. And so it's it's. Special to see how much these guys care about it. But also to see their confidence it's very evident going into this one. Yeah. And and in talking to Mark soups. He was with us about an hour ago and just listening. He hasn't been he's done a really good job of playing the underdog of going out to going to Kentucky to Ohio particularly Kentucky as well. Of course. And getting players that slip through the cracks turn no one else wanted right? And you think about that?.
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"I'm definitely proud of that as I said, I think you know, it you have to take care of your business early in the season. And all you know, all through the off season, you have to really be doing things right to put yourself in a position to win any sort of championship in the SEC. There's a lot of programs that you have to leapfrog to get in that position. So definitely am. But you know, again, you get you know, you're bouncing around so much taking care of the daily tasks it's just like getting over here. I just got off the practice field and just ran over here. And just you're worried about the next thing you have to do to put your team in a position to be successful. I've always been interested this because it's it's hard. When when you're when you're as busy as you are to to soak it in Sydney, that's not your job that's for the fan. But tomorrow. Can you take a second? Okay. This is what we've worked for. Well, I again, I will embrace the atmosphere now embrace the situation. You know, the fans deserve it or community deserves our players deserve it. You know? So I'll embrace that. And look forward to it. And I want it like that every week and to get it like that every week you have to take care of your job and take care of business all all year long. So in that way, I will be excited about it. And then the rest of the time it's about what are we? That's correct. I know you have a lot to do. But we are we've had so much fun. This year. We're talking to your players and talking to you as often as you been able to come on. We were delighted that you could make time. Thank you, some good good players on their guys are really good good kids and really enjoyed a coach. So thank you very much. Always good to be on with you. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Rutledge has joined us here. Welcome to walk to the North Pole. Someone will. Yeah. Chilly. Yeah. The North Pole hearing Kentucky. But I tell you what it does not feel like a chilly atmosphere with the enthusiasm. That's everywhere. I actually was just spending some time with Vinny Snell, Josh Allen, you wanna know about how ready. These guys aren't for this game. Yeah. It's amazing after new here we've had more stoops. And of course, the president. We'll have the director and many more people. But before we get to the tomorrow, tell us where we're we will what Chile environment via next week environment for next week is Arkansas and that will be the next stop for SEC nation as we head there. LSU go into a Bill, and we will be there for that game. So can't wait to get there and see the hogs and also, of course to see also get to see LSU as well. Speaking of LSU. Let's welcome and Desmond Howard live from Baton Rouge. Be there for game day tomorrow just saw him on a mid week game. Jasmine, great to have you on. So tell us about Baton Rouge. I know that's place you've been many many times. But what about this weekend? Well, this weekend is beautiful outside code me. But you know, people are excited about this game tomorrow night. Let's talk about a dozen. You have been slow to warm to the LSU Tigers this year, are you? I'm sure there folks in the on the by you have greeted you warmly, of course, as always they love me here. They. Honorary member typer nation. We're the receptive. Been extraordinary for me. Always a respected to steiger's. They respect my thing. But we have pretty good relationship right now. Don't mess. This up. Here. I won't let Paul continue to mess up your relationship with the people there are bad Rouge. But just what you get about. How this LSU team feels about Alabama because even Joe borough sane this week? Hey, don't come outta the locker room if you're going to be scared of the tide..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"Really people. Ask me all the time. It's been hard. It hasn't been hard at all to keep the team in because they you know, they're coming off an emotional win. They're coming off a road game. They were they need. They need to recover a bit. You know, so Monday, and Tuesday, they were just putting all their energy and having great practices and the same with Wednesday, and so on so, you know, it's been a it's been a normal week a great routine. I really like we're our teams out right now. And I like their. Focus. We we talked to so many different people including your president. And this is a somewhat of a tired story now. But it's, but it's a significant story about where this program was the support you were given the patients that the administration showed and many now are looking at this as the template that to the right way to do things. I hope so I hope so for for coaches sake because you know, again, every situation is different. Right. You know, in you know, I know when I come into this situation. I knew what I was getting into. And there was no there was no quick fixes there. If there was a quick fix their you're doing something wrong. So you know, you don't wanna do that. There was you know, you just had to put in the work. He played to put in the time. You had to have great support. I wouldn't have been interested. If I didn't feel the support from the president, and the athlete director, and they have been they've been nothing, but supportive, and I say that it's been a little bit of a model around here. But it's true. It takes all of us. It takes the fan base. It takes the coaching takes the administration, and the players is a bunch of people that involves turning a program and turning a culture in, you know, very proud of the work that we put in as you look ahead to tomorrow. I said everything is the same. But it will be a little bit different at three thirty one of the great scenes we've ever seen here. Yeah. There's no doubt in work cited about that. You know, our fans deserve it. They've been very loyal, and they've waited a long time. And in there's been a lot of people that have worked hard to put us in this position all the past coaches, the former players, you know, the current players, and like I said, they ministration a lot of people worked very hard for many years. The put ourselves in this. You've had so many milestones this year from the from the win at Florida to what happened last week as well. As tomorrow when you speak to your team when you visit with them tonight when you say when you send them out tomorrow is the message the same as it would have been the previous week or do you alter we always alter the message? You know, you know, it just depends on there's there's always things we touch on each and every week, and we build on that throughout the week in, you know, but but a lot of the things are going to stay consistent the things that it takes to win a football game. And in that's, you know, with us, you, you know, you have to be physical. You know on both sides of the last Greenwich. We know what we're getting into Georgia. We have great respect for them. And how well coached they are. And and, but you you have to have a mentality in and be physical on both sides of the ball. You know, you know, that you know, that protecting the football is always going to be a big big deal. You know, so we have to, you know, make sure we take care of the football and try to create some turnovers and then situational football. We've been really good at winning situations. You know, you can play a good football game the entire game. If you don't win a certain situation, whether it be a two minute drill goal line stand or four minute defense or something like that. So we always have to be good knows Aries. Every everyone in every program has different measuring sticks for success. I think most would agree this has been incredibly successful season about you. When you look at what what's happened where you've come from to where you are on the precipice of one of the most memorable in biggest weekend we've ever seen at the university of Kentucky. Yeah..
"lexington" Discussed on The Paul Finebaum Show
"You can usually get close to that the season. But that's a lot of football. I will say this having been with Commissioner Sankey had games. This is right. You're you are working you're doing a lot of visiting your you're you're learning. You're talking to people you're talking to students. This is not just hey, let's go. Let's go cheer at a football game walked into the the game in Jacksonville, the Georgia and Florida game last week or Florida Georgia depending on which side you're on. I just want to be fair about that. And I was there through the through halftime. And I did not see, but maybe two snaps the football just visiting with people. We have a great relationship with the gator bowl folks there. We've had some championship events in Jacksonville. The city leaders have been great host toss. And obviously the university athletic department leadership TV, folks. And then next thing, you know, you're on the move. So that's part of the job. And we'll get to watch plenty of football on Sunday on. Some replays. And then the video center, maybe not some great play. So such great plays on Mondays usually are com. No. You know, the the cycle is tomorrow wake up, and there's just great anticipation. Sunday's a bit of triage, depending on what's taken place Monday. We go onto video review most of that's with our -ficiating group. But I'll go in Monday morning and then Monday through Wednesday. You know, the blood pressure's little bit higher in hopefully calms down by Thursday Friday, but we're looking for a good day tomorrow. Because we are in Kentucky and basketball's on the night. Follows us on on the SEC network. Oh, I wanna get your thoughts on that. Because there's been so much conversation about this league in basketball. And I know that you have you have shepherd pushed hard to elevate the status, and it all came together last year in March with the significant number eight in in the SEC, we we've had multiple guests on who are going higher than that some say eight nine ten I mean, the enthusiasm for this league is is is at a level that I'm not familiar with. I think that's right. In fact, I can remember first time, I visited Kentucky's campus Florida was one Kentucky was foreign basketball was Billy Donovan and tubby Smith that rough arena, and it was an incredible atmosphere. And that's from someone who grew up going to games in the carrier dome in no better atmosphere. And then the two thousand is when across the league, we just didn't perform at that level. And. I've told you before you credit Mike sly with with raising the conversation when he was chair the men's basketball committee, and then three years ago, we made some adjustments. You saw some coaching hires some facility investments that are still taking place there down working on route now, and that'll be a two year cycle is I understand. But what's happened to Florida? George old miss and their facilities. Mississippi State just announced a facility investment, which makes it serves as a foundation, and you've got coaches in this league that have these resumes that they brought to the SEC. So they weren't coming here to build the resume. They came here with a resume, and I think all of that's combined to put us in this position where we have high expectations, which we should we have that in every sport. And we just we didn't see it men's basketball. It's nice to have that reality back with us. Now that won't make January February much fun because of the intensity it will for the fans. I well. Anyway, I it always a pleasure to see you Commissioner congratulations again on on Monday. Thirtieth anniversary. Thank you. Next time we see each other. Let's make it warm. I have I have fun thoughts of this. And I think about us when we get together and destined, and it's just a little bit. Sure. Thanks, always great to see you Commissioner the southeastern conference Greg Sankey joining us here in Lexington for this incredibly busy and exciting weekend. Listening to.
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"It was James of Franken was at Vanderbilt big win for them. And that's when chain started to happen. And now when you to around and see the facilities Bill support a football stadium. The support building baseball stadiums magnificent, but they've done that responsibly, and that's a testament to campus leadership, and that's a testament department leadership in. Awards are the ability to build the program the way, they have and basketball gets underway here a couple of hours and fans are certainly enthusiastic about that. And. Duke on on Tuesday night. Oh, big deal. Fact in Indy for that game kick off the season. I'm sorry. I had to make the change kick off the season. Yeah. And and it's it's interesting in basketball Kentucky's had this great success. But like in the last few years, I've been asked about Alabama football. And as it good to have this team that so far ahead. But I think in any of these programs, Tennessee, women's basketball, those LSU baseball that have had this sustained success. They set a level that everyone wants to achieve and that just elevates everyone of our programs, and that's true around men's basketball that we'll see this year where last year eighty eight teams in the NCAA tournament, and perhaps that level or more but intensely competitive, and that's what we're used to in the sport of football. And you're seeing it here. Lexington. I'm always intrigued by your travel schedule. Because it's it's it's almost every fan stream James says you got to go tonight. You'll see basketball tomorrow you'll be here part of the day. And then you head the Baton Rouge. That's pretty good double header for any fan at my doctor has always said how you get two games. You go to games the same way these folks. So. So I would argue it's a lot more fun and enjoyable for them despite the outcome a lot less pressure. That will be at soccer Sunday soccer championship be determined orange beach where I expect to be warmer, and then I'm just going to tell you my wife no ever thirtieth wedding anniversary Monday. So she's probably listening. I should get credit for that. And I clearly didn't plan on being in this role having been married in November. He's a wonderful wife, and I say someone who's a couple years behind you even though I'm a little bit older. It's it's hard to. That's a lot of people after thinking that that's a that's a big number. But that is a testament took us. In terms of like an arduous task. But that's quite an accomplished the arduous for her probably. Probably. There have been times in our relationship. When I started in this business where it's like you have to go to another football game. She understands better now, but she's been a part of it through the whole journey, and it's been a remarkable tale. So in terms of your travel, though, I'm always interested in this. How far out do you map it because you like soccer? You know that it's going to be on that Sunday. You know, pretty much know the Alabama LSU game is going to be monstrous. So do you is it is it planned very far in advance? Or do you look looking? Okay. I think this week to go here. Yes. And no, you know, next week. I'm going to have the privilege of being Whiteman air force base in Missouri. They fly the b two's last year at the Rose Bowl. I watched that happen. I ended up at at a dinner table with the commanding officer and CO and they invited me to spend a day with their leadership team. Those are the really fun those experiences. So I'll start in July trying to pencil some things, and I don't go terribly far out. Just trying to be at games, or there may be a reason for me to see someone or an issue last week. I went to games this week. Oh, ten to games. And I think the doubleheaders are done for the year the balls on Thursday night. So so that's an easy one. My general. Philosophy is to visit every campus once and see every team play twice..
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"And then know these be there in the second half, and they haven't shot that can really help LSU. But I think from from the standpoint of code savings initial game plan, they'll probably do some certain things maybe attack that inside backer situation. And the thing about why is so good. He's a. A three down linebacker. He can play the regular downs, but he can play nickel and dime. So you're gonna probably have to have two or three different guys coming in for him in the first half. Coach strategy standpoint considering the success that album has had to do they really change anything. Or is it just to see what the setup is and tested, and how do you test that middle of the field? Well, they always do is having an open date like both these teams look what she'd been able to do. Well, and also what the other team you're going against us done. Well, and you know, maybe go with your strength against their weaknesses certainly LSU has tremendous secondary. But they play a lot of man coverage. And they when they go to man coverage in Alabama uses four and five wide receiver sets, greedy Wilson. Cain cover everybody. He can only cover one guy. So you know, who's going to cover these other guys out of the backfield. He's really good receivers that Alabama presents when they go to these different look. So I look for Obama to spread them out. See if LA she tries to play as much as they usually do and also affected. Lee used their running game some passing downs because LSU been hurt with some explosive plays on some big runs. The biggest key to me though for LSU is stopping these big plays. Alabama's had twenty two touchdowns over fifteen yards year, and you know, no interceptions. LSU's intercepted fourteen balls and given up very few big place. So it's force versus four here. I can't wait for the game. But I'm certainly going to be watching the BULLDOGS at three thirty before that one. One last question ala Bama coach in terms of Alabama's rushing attack. I mean, they've got three great running backs that we never talk about is that something that you just lewd to it for a second. But that's something we see more or does is it just a matter of just watching and waiting and taking your shots, you know, think setting up their offense and watching it evolve as a season progress, I think one of the big keys form was developing passing attack and using two streets with maybe giving up a little bit of the running game against some of these lesser opponents. But now they're going into the meat of the schedule against this defense against the Mississippi State defense who's really been pretty good this year. I mean, only two touchdowns in the last forty. Times other teams had the ball. And then you got all always plays. Pretty good defense. They're running games going to be important to because you know, sometimes when you throw in the ball he can't count on all these great completions. And all this tremendous protection. So it's a good security blanket. I think that's going to be something I'll have to out tomorrow night. Coach. Thank you as always great to have you on glad to be with you, Paul and hope you make it through the night without freezing to death. Well, I think I will. Thank you, though. Appreciate it coach Jim Don joining us from Athens. We're having quite a show. You're listening to Paul finebaum show podcast. As a young boy Gavin loved playing football. He lived in briefed wanted to go why he'd spent hours upon hours just his touchdown at one day. Well, getting by phone calls. He realized he was never much good at throwing or running or catching don't even kicking. Yeah. Gavin's chances of playing football. We're looking like fourth long very long, but he did hear how DIKO could save money on car.
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"Those the other part that people have been talking about Alabama schedule, and it's nothing you can do about it when you have a schedule. But I know, and you know, having watched Alabama practice they get challenged every day against better players in practice than they usually say in game. So I don't think the fact that they haven't played anybody's going to bother them near as much as maybe playing in tiger stadium. That's certainly a tub venue. But they get challenged every week. This all week is help them from the standpoint of being able to go back, and look what was good for him. And the problems they've had and I look forward to run the ball affectively here. Because if I'm a deep coach got to stop this passing game with two and you start doing that. Then that's when they break these explosive plays, but it's a great venue for SEC for the national press corps, everything but Alabama to me unless they just make a few mistakes. I think it's. It's going to be hard for them to lose this game. As a former quarterback coach. And you were certainly a good one in college. Give us your view of two and in what he has to be concerned about tomorrow because. Yeah, no, he sees that good defense in practice. And we know what he did didn't land. But it is tomorrow night going to be any different for him. Or do you think it it's just another 'nother Saturday on the schedule? Well, you know, he's had kind of six six or seven walks in the park and he hasn't played in the fourth quarter. But he is a guy that's played big. When they they needed him against us last year in a championship game. He tremendously accurate quarterback this an gift for no one winded to anticipate the brakes, he just got a really good feel for throwing guys open. And he's got some human jets going down to feel and then Irv Smith on a crossing routes, and he's got the threat of play action and very good offensive line. But I think the big key for him is he just believes so much in himself. Whether he's planning to you. Lele or whether he's talking to the press, whatever he's doing. He just feels like he can do it. And that that's a great trait for any quarterback. I'll tell you another quarterback that we won't talk about on SEC much that I think's very comparable to to is kinda Murray for oh, you he's having a big year two and these two guys just show you what a dual threat quarterback in due on teams score prolific amount of points talking to coach Jim Don in coach. Let's talk about strategy. Devon, white is not in the first half. That is certainly not a new story. But it's but it's a could be a factor. If you're over on the offensive side as you've been so many times in my Kalac's leash chair consulting with Nick save and try and trying to figure out. Does that matter or not take us in that room? And let us know what what do you think they've been talking about all week? Well, there's another good key for Nick that I think he deserves a lot of credit while seven coaches last year, two different jobs some to head jobs like Pruitt going to Tennessee, but he's rebuilt his staff with two coordinators and they've been really fun shooting. Extremely well. I think when you have a player down, you always look at trying to make sure you tack whoever taking his place, but you don't wanna get so consumed in that that you forget about using your stuff too. I think this that LSU can use this as a big plus for some way, they can find a way to kind of blend together and make up for that loss..
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"Playing Kentucky for shot at the SEC. Hey, I got a lead for second Kirby. Get some cold weather gear, man. I saw picture you in the airport today. Look like from you too short. You ready to go aren't with that? I'll tell you what I really got to congratulate coach Mark stoops and the job he's done with that Kentucky wildcat program. You know, when I was coaching Marsha one of the things we tried to do was go into southern Ohio and get players. And as one thing coach stoops has done, you know, you look at twenty seven guys on steam, and the one thing about those Ohio kids, they grew up in football backgrounds. A lot of small high school teams that meant so much being on a team develop character leadership and this team has stayed together. All year, fourth quarter games. We gotta work cut out for tomorrow. Paul. Let's get into the nuances of this game. Because we know we're Kentucky cannon can't do. But they still had a remarkable season. If you had to like, you do as a as a former coach break this date game down for us and tell us where where to keep our eyes. Where should it be? Well, starting out with Kentucky defense. You know veteran group that really knows how to play together Allen's tremendous player off the edge. They got lengthened or secondary. And they really don't give up a lot of big place. So you're gonna have to earn everything on offense. And I think our offense gained a lot of confidence last week. You know, we kind of got knocked off course, aired LSU and give LSU lot of credit. We'll talk about that later here. But I think our confidence got back against Florida. So it's going to be a case of connects stop us and make sure that we don't stop ourselves. Georgia's got take good care of the ball offensively. You know there. A well coached team any grant has been around a lot of good winning programs. He was at Florida state when they want to and also at down there with coach Bill at Auburn when they went onto feed. And so he knows how to coach and big games. And certainly having a big back like many snail is a very good security. I think the key. There's Wilson played a more for their offense. You know, he's got to be able to throw the ball fake when guys are open, and he's got to be able to take good care of the ball, kicking game wise. They got a good punter. They've struggled little bit with their place kicking. But I think this go be a tough game for and one that always a tough place to play. I'm sure they got the graphs up about seven feet high and that stadium. So maybe they got turf now, I don't know. But I remember back when I was coaching grass was always pretty odd. Well, this is the bluegrass coach I want to switch gears and get your thought on the the other game not to diminish it pretty important. I'm talking about Florida, Missouri. Whoa. Talking about in Missouri. I think wherever year we're sitting here talking on this first Saturday weekend, November talking about Alabama Nella shoe. Most people a lot of people don't think LSU can hang with Alabama. What about you things? I wanna do is right off the bat give coach oh a lot of credit for what he's been able to do since taking over that team. He's really done a great job of pulling everybody together. They've had some big wins head of tough loss Florida, but just a well coach football team very physical team. And they know how to play with you know, as a group their defense. You know, we've had some guys on before me labor the point. But there will coach defense, but I think festively Stevens maker. It's really putting together really good package and borough doesn't get enough credit for for being really good solid quarterback. The big key for them, though to me is are they going to be able to score noth- points. He's only thrown three touchdown passes against power five teams. So they don't. Really explode and hit the big play on a lot of field..
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"There has to be that number three option in my opinion. And maybe it's Terry Wilson with his legs. And he has a huge game offsetting what George defense is focusing on with Benny Snell. But that third option has to show up for Kentucky. It can't be Benny Snell force-feed to football in boating that won't be enough against the Georgia defense Cokie of making a lot of friends here in Kentucky with that analysis Osama fringe making Baton Rouge with an analysis of Alabama LSU tomorrow night. Paul. I think LSU can keep this game. Interesting at least four three three and a half quarters. The fact that Dave Randa has two three guys that he knows he's confident in can cover in MandA manned situations will allow him to do some different things. If he wants extra defenders on the back end to help take away some easier throws if he wants to bring some guys up and try to pressure he'll be able to do that. Now, it's going to hurt not having Devon white in the run game from physicality the leadership standpoint, but he's pretty good in coverage as well. He's a three down linebacker. So even if they go nickel dime. He's a guy. That's on the field. All the time up front physically. The LSU defense has a chance to keep the game. Interesting as well. Finding pressure will be key. And how many guys does Dave Aranda half to bring define that pressure. Now offensively I don't have as much confidence yourself. How many points is LS you need to win this game thirty five thirty eight forty two points. There's not a lot of people that realistically believe LSU can go out and score that many points they've gone out of their way to protect job. Borough and make his life easy with seven six man protections this year, if you do that against Alabama. I think they have the edge on the back end. So I don't know if LSU can score enough points. I do think their defense keeps it interesting. Alabama adds a score or too late to cover. I'll take the time to win and Baton Rouge. Koa? I wanted to go to the planes tomorrow. The the Gus malzahn seem derailed a couple of weeks ago in Tennessee came in. And then they were able to get a pretty big win at ole miss which help calm everyone down. You're in Alabama. You know, much about the Auburn program bigger, former employer what's at stake tomorrow. I think a lot Paul. I actually think the bye week calm things down more than beating. Ole miss a team that just has no defense to even put on paper and discuss let's brag about but I think this Auburn offense. You ask yourself three things. What are you most confident that they can do to get things going against a very good front seven that Texas stadium brings to the table. Is it get the run game going is it protect the quarterback? Or is it that that coaching staff is going to devise a plan that's been different than most of what they've done the entire season. They give the quarterback receivers through a quick passing game. A better chance to go out and win that game. I'm not sure I have confidence in any of those three things happening Callum on has big physical. Receivers he has athleticism. Auburn doesn't have the speed edge rusher that they've had in the past their great up the middle, and that defensive line is absolutely stunning against Iran and the front seventh-grade against Iran. But I think Callum on moves around throw some fifty fifty balls too. Big physical targets down the field. They find a way to generate big plays. And I just don't see the over Nafis getting things going what's on the line, Paul. I think a lot considering you still have Alabama and Georgia on the schedule a lot of people have sort of pressed pause on how they're going to judge Gus malzahn based on this season. And I think their judgment will come based on what happens in this game. And then the next two conference games against Georgia. Alabama. Appreciate as always co keyboard? Joining us on Friday today from Gainesville. You're listening to the Paul finebaum show podcast. Don to those a little bit about playing up here. The former head coach of the university of Georgia coach, thanks so much for being here. It's always a pleasure to see you. And I know you're on the UGA campus today to help us better understand the significance of of the of the of the dogs coming up here..
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"Pretty high level of enthusiasm on a beautiful forty three degree day. I've been all over the country this week to to the east coast other parts, this is the coldest place, then, but it's the hottest place when it comes to atmosphere and enthusiasm. If you haven't heard by now Kentucky hosting Georgia tomorrow. We know one election. Remember crowd and great atmosphere for these guys. Probably these games stadium. I'm excited for for our players. They've worked sir streaming hard to be put in this position. You don't get games like this, unless you don't, you know, let's take care of the business that you have to throughout the season at Scone be what I what I've been dreaming about is going to be that that big moment that big game. That's going to be a fight to the their their fiscal football team. They get they get after you never really well really experience to you know, they got some seasons. Guys who played a lot of football championships to win the SEC east as big as we want program be certainly going here. I feel like everybody overlooks they always were the underdog. And we look at that as motivation. We've made it this far, you know, but we still got more. We still got more games to win still got more people to prove wrong. Well, they do. And it's pretty amazing when you. Think about the last time we were here two years ago on a couple of weeks ago for the Mississippi State game a lot hung in the balance and quitting the future of Mark soups. That's no longer a debate. Here. He is well in concert with this program and a chance to do something. Very rare tomorrow. Meanwhile, there is another huge game the SEC west is at stake as well in Baton Rouge. You can often read things into what Nick Sabin says. And what he doesn't say. Have you heard about what he said last night? Well, honest with you. I hope we elect to kick ass is what I hope we do. But. Mandate. Listen, I consider myself a pretty high ranking Sabin, Allah gist. I don't ever remember Nick Saban showing that type of confidence before and LSU game of all games. But read into that what you may Alabama on its way to Baton Rouge the whole country watching both this game and that game. Yes. You see has had many big games. But rarely has it had a double header like it has beginning three thirty here. Tomorrow. I know Tuesday night was Halloween, but I'm dressed up as as a snowman today welcoming in winter to the Commonwealth. Let's get going with the calls at eight five five to four to seven to eight five and Andre in the AT L starts us off code one in the world. No, one cares about the university of Kentucky and the university of Georgia this weekend. You know, what by to talk about coq found? Chrome? Background KOMO coat. Everybody's causing trade trading. A whole nation is looking at Baton Rouge, Louisiana Nickerson. That's what the whole nation looking at. We wanna see big boy ball. I hope it's a good game code. What do you think? I disagree. I think in many ways this game is more intriguing than that game. We've seen that movie before. Komo. I can't tell you. How many times I've gone to tiger stadium expecting something different to happen? And the same thing always seems to happen. Alabama wins. I know, you know, George gotta be Kentucky. Are you rented new? George run school bullet up on that L as you can give them a good game. Coach I really do. Listen. I heard Colin cowherd half bad this week on the radio even dough heated like it after the committee voted on the con- playoff. Who? Did you say? ESPN? Okay. See if the best confident at much he doesn't like it. He stated that the number one ranked undefeated team the number one, right? One loss team to Laos team and three laws all those in And the car. the college football playoff. Hold off a one comp he says, not good for college football. But the SEC, hey, Andrei, let let me say this, and I say this with Collins of personal friend of mine. Here's what he thinks about the the poll come on. Yeah. You're right about that coach. He's a pundit..