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May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 31, 2017 Podcast

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When you hear former coaches discussing Dominique Hawkins in the NFL, consider the source. Where does Lexington rank on the Best Basketball Cities list? Tiger Woods definitely has a type. The Reds continue to struggle in Canada. What happened to the MLB Home Run record? Is it time for the Cubs to panic? Who knew Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter would have an ego clash? Julius Randle is clean, right? Where do you fall on the eternal Scottie Pippen debate? Chalk up another NBA victim of the Kardashians. Is AJ Green overrated? Nick Saban sandbags. Kevin Sumlin wins big and still has to fight for his job. ESPN shows what they're all about with their recent hiring and firing. CatfishGate continues. And we pick an MLB underdog for Wednesday night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

30
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 30, 2017 Podcast

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Hamidou Diallo's drama was unnecesary, but BBN panic once again didn't fail to entertain. Two advanced betting lines for Kentucky football reveal Louisville and Tennessee going in opposite directions. Tiger Woods overreaction theatre gets underway. The Reds lose a close, hard-fought 17-2 game in Canada, with statistically the worst starting pitching in baseball. Rail against recent Reds tank trades all you want, but they've resulted in several full-time regular players. Mike Trout decimates his own team, and his fantasy owners. Buster Posey tells us all we need to know. One NFL owners tells us what we already know about Colin Kaepernick. The NBA Finals will start eventually. Who has made a bigger comeback than A-Rod? And we pick a big MLB underdog for Tuesday night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

22
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 22, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky loses another 5-star basketball recruit, while Hamidou Diallo takes his sweet time deciding on the NBA. Billy Gillispie is back and better than ever! The KSHAA proves it doesn't care about track and field because it doesn't make money. The Preakness just made the Belmont a race for only the gamblers. The Reds need to send Bronson Arroyo out to pasture, while trading Zack Cozart as soon as possible. Isaiah Thomas is the new Patrick Ewing? LeBron is still a bad loser. Calvin Johnson got his feelings hurt by the worst franchise in the NFL, and that's saying something. And we pick tonight's NBA Playoff game.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

17
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 17, 2017 Podcast

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NBA Draft Lottery Fever! Catch it! It's rigged! Why Dominique Hawkins isn't the next Tony Gonzalez or Antonio Gates. The city of Paintsville, Kentucky sends a bad message with their latest road sign. A Preakness bet you have to make. A job with Duke and Coach K that no one could turn down. The Reds are finally coming back to Earth. LaTroy Hawkins is our new favorite MLB announcer. Tom Brady needs to keep his woman under control. The new Battle Of The Sexes movie needs only Dwight Schrute to make it complete. And we pick another MLB underdog for Wednesday night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

16
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 16, 2017 Podcast

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John Wall's 2 career defining games - vs. West Virginia in college, and Boston last night - leave much to be desired. Is there better/worse TV than the NBA Draft Lottery? Leon Smith channels his inner OJ Simpson. How young is too young to recruit high school/middle school football players? The Reds and Cubs start a 3-game series tonight. Mike Trout is still the best. DWTS is obviously rigged worse than the 1985 Patrick Ewing NBA Draft Lottery. Andy Dalton wins our Captain Obvious Award for the day. And we pick an MLB underdog after hitting on Monday night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

15
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 15, 2017 Podcast

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Hamidou Diallo gets further from UK by the hour, but Isaiah Briscoe no longer wants to talk about his days in Kentucky. We smell a rat in the Jarren Williams recruitment and hype, sponsored by Waffle House and flip flops. The Reds can only mask their horrendous starting pitching for so long. Was Derek Jeter overrated? Are bobbleheads worth the trouble? Game 7 tonight will define the career of John Wall. Don't listen to NFL coaches, especially in May. And we pick another big MLB underdog tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

10
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 10, 2017 Podcast

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The writing is on the wall, BBN. Hamidou Diallo is gone. Rick Pitino can still get it done, albeit still in only 15 second spurts. The Reds go as Billy Hamilton goes, not Joey Votto, and the numbers prove it. Matt Harvey needs to get over a chick. The Washington Nationals are quickly becoming the 1990's Braves. The Curious Case of Jake Arrieta. Where do we get our NBA Draft Combine pajamas? Please believe that Pacman Jones drives a Rolls Royce. The Colts make 2 suspicious moves. And we pick another big MLB underdog for Wednesday night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

9
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 9, 2017 Podcast

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Leon Smith has 1.3m reasons to rip off Kentucky kids. Kevin Knox is another example of the best and worst of BBN. The obvious reason why The Kentucky Derby is as popular as ever. The Reds waste an opportunity to take advantage of an exhausted opponent. Matt Harvey is no Derek Jeter. The Warriors and Cavs continue their collision course. Kevin Garnett is one of our all-time favorites due to his amazing bitterness. Another ESPN analyst was let go, and we didn't even know he was there. And we pick a big MLB underdog for tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

3
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 3, 2017 Podcast

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UK students/faculty that don't understand NCAA Football is big business don't deserve to have their voices heard. The Kentucky Derby is here, so get your gambling shoes ready. BBN is focused on recruiting 2 kids that won't take the court in college for 30 months, obviously having little perspective on the big pitcure of life. Why did the Courier-Journal tell me to not forget about a basketball player who I won't see for another 6 months? The Reds decent start is becoming a fading memory by the day. Why isn't MLB testing Aaron Judge like they did Eric Thames? The Cubs pull another Cubs stunt. A stupid NBA wager, regardless of the result. Eli Manning is pissed, thankfully. A very transparent Bengals boycott. Jamaal Charles will go to early in your fantasy drafts. Nick Saban gets more cash. And we use the NBA Playoff Zig Zag Theory again tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

2
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 2, 2017 Podcast

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Why doesn't UK consider changing the name of Rupp Arena like they did with Kroger Field? How one college basketball recruit just went from the out house to the penthouse. Billy Hamilton saves the Reds, after killing them much of April. We gloat over picking against the best pitcher in MLB and winning. Why Zack Morris as your catcher had no chance of winning. The Spurs haven't adapted, so they're dying. Kelvin Benjamin is fat, again. Why next year's college football bowl games will be a disaster. In search of Brian Dunkleman. And we get back to the NBA Zig Zag Theory tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

1
May

The Bottom Line: Lexington - May 1, 2017 Podcast

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Kroger Field is here, so insert your Cost Cutter and Plus Card jokes here. Why Boom Williams made a costly mistake made from fear. A plea for Joey Votto to stop listening to the voices. Why this year's Reds are already much better than last year's. The Mets continue to show why they've been the Mets for 30 years. One coach says what we are all thinking about Eric Thames. The NBA Playoffs continue, as one team implodes. Draymond Green should beg to be compared to Charles Barkley. Vegas is already on the Patriots. And we play a huge MLB underdog tonight backing an old favorite.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

26
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 26, 2017 Podcast

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Sports Illustrated gets it right about Kentucky Basketball, but forgets about the fans. Should UK Football be excited about the NFL Draft? The Reds don't learn from history, because they repeat it by stubbornly pitching to Eric Thames. Why are people applauding Chris Coghlan for something Willie Mays Hayes did 23 years ago? The NBA Playoffs continue. Teddy Bridgewater better save his money. Jon Gruden finally shares his biggest mistake. The Raiders have their perfect RB. How has Joe Johnson made $220m? A Lexington native should be pissed off about being taken off Kentucky Derby coverage. Jim Valvano gets honored by the wrong school. Alabama escapes disaster when a former Auburn coach makes an announcement.  And we pick another big MLB underdog tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

25
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 25, 2017 Podcast

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BBN decides if Hamidou Diallo is the next Shawn Kemp? Or the next Enes Kanter? Why was Diallo really at UK in the first place? A high school QB reminds Kentucky football of who they really are. Starting the college basketball season on a different day doesn't cure what is hurting the sport. The NBA Playoffs continue, as Magic Johnson gets the best of Larry Bird yet again. The Reds scouting report on Eric Thames needs a makeover. The Toothpick himself, Dusty Baker, pulls another one on Bryce Harper. NFL prospects love their water. Adrian Peterson is going to be a bust with the Saints. And we take a crazy huge underdog in MLB tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

24
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 24, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky Basketball loses not 1, but 2 NBA prospects, much to the flawed dismay of BBN. Daniel Tosh gets the Louisville recruit treatment. Mark Stoops doesn't care what you say about UK Football players getting rings for a 7-6 season. The NBA Playoffs continue. Craig Hodges calls out Michael Jordan 25 years later. The Reds lose 2 of 3 to the Cubs, who couldn't wait to get out of town Sunday. Conspiracy Theory Alert: Stephen Strasburg. NFL Draft buzz, including quarterbacks we can't figure out why they are going before DeShaun Watson. How does the son of a legend like Randy Moss live up to his dad's legacy? Ric Flair sets the record straight, sort of. And we get back on the NBA Zig Zag Theory bandwagon tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

19
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 19, 2017 Podcast

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The NCAA Tournament returns to Lexington in 2021, but history tells us it's not a big deal. Do we really think the letter from Dominique Hawkins to BBN is totally legit? Patrick Towles is back, but with a much different look. The Reds continue their hot streak. Rajon Rondo pronounces the Celtics done. Two NBA Draft prospects that aren't shy. The Reds continue their hot streak. Starling Marte is a bigger loss to the Pirates than most think. One MLB umpire needs a vacation. Don't try selling those Cubs championship rings! Tom Coughlin puts his foot down. And the NBA Zig Zag Theory has double barrel action tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

 

18
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 18, 2017 Podcast

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What does a program like Alabama think when Kentucky gives its players championship rings after a 7-6 season? One UK basketball recruit has very suspicious timing. Why are people still trying to manufacture a QB controversy at Kentucky? Are people nationwide down on Lamar Jackson? Tonight is Panic Night in the NBA Playoffs. Now we know why Carmelo Anthony won't be in New York next season. Eric Thames keeps the magic going. A preview of the 1970 World Series. How is Mitchell Trubisky the best QB in the NFL Draft? Yet more North Carolina drama. And we find an MLB underdog after a huge week last week.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

17
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 17, 2017 Podcast

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Overreaction Theatre from the UK Spring Game. Spoiler Alert! Gunnar Hoak is not Joe Montana. When did Louisville players turn into stick figures? Probably a good idea to transfer when your on the bench behind a Heisman winner. The NBA Playoffs have finally begun, with 3 teams already in panic mode. Phil Jackson's days are numbered in New York. The Reds lose 3 of 4 to the Brewers, who have found the 2nd coming of Hank Aaron. A huge warning sign limiting future success of the Reds. Why can't the 1-2 hitters learn from Joey Votto? Proof that the Reds are better than the Cubs. The Browns have found their new QB to pursue. An uninspired NFL opener is on the horizon. And we introduce the NBA Zig Zag Theory to our Mac Daddy Stogie picks.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

14
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 14, 2017 Podcast

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Our oral history of the Keeneland Maker's Mark Bottle Signing, after surviving it Friday morning. The Calipari 30 for 30 One and Not Done documentary was exactly what we thought it would be, a recruiting tool. UK Football Spring Game will teach you nothing, unless the quarterback gets injured. PJ Washington has no clue what he's saying. Is Steve Fisher the equal of John Calipari? The Herald-Leader gives you a Rolodex for the next 7 months. Papa John is pissed off. The Reds finally lose, as Bronson Arroyo is one game closer to retirement. It's not April without Zak Cozart being hot, and Joey Votto being cold. Happy Birthday, Pete! The only bad part of Jackie Robinson Day. Eli Manning is a fraud, but we already knew that. Aaron Rodgers is now a lock to be the best QB in the NFL next season. The NBA regular season is over, thank God. And we look to continue our hot streak of underdogs in MLB tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

12
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 12, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky basketball loses another one. How does Jemarl sound like Jamal? Are North Carolina's sins in the classroom worse than Louisville's sins in the bedroom? The Pitino family learned well from the Stoops family. Another Sutton is out of work, delighting BBN to no end. The end is near for Tubby Smith. Drew Barker speaks, and seems bitter. Tom Herman is #1, literally. The Reds bullpen is reminding people of the 1990 Nasty Boys. Austin Hedges is our new favorite baseball player. Tony Romo with the Mavs played out just as we expected. The NBA season finally ends tonight. Cleveland has no idea what to do with the #1 draft pick. The Falcons are still getting over the Super Bowl. And we pick a huge underdog facing a former Cy Young winner today.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

11
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 11, 2017 Podcast

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The Calipari 30 for 30: Fluff Piece or hard-hitting journalism? Bam: To go, or not to go. There is no question! Why isn't North Carolina getting the death penalty after 7 years of investigation? What is Steve Fisher's legacy? Are the Reds really for real? This is the year Billy Hamilton puts it all together, because of one key statistic. Pete Rose makes another Hall of Fame. Martha Stewart jinxes perfection. The Cubs raise their banner. If a cycle happens in Colorado, does it really happen? Why do the NBA big boys hate Steph Curry? LaVar Ball is at it again. Tony Romo is trying out for the Globetrotters? Myles Garrett already showing thin skin. Mel Kiper Jr.: Draft Expert or Blind Dart Thrower? We get the audio for Ric Flair's meltdown. And we pick another huge MLB underdog after hitting one last night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

10
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 10, 2017 Podcast

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How is Skal Labissiere a better player in the NBA than with John Calipari? Don't buy into the fake drama of UK Football Spring Practice. Billy Packer is still bitter to the end. Sergio Garcia wins The Masters, allegedly, but why isn't there more outcry over Dustin Johnson's supposed injury? Break up the first place Reds! MLB is wrong about the most iconic moment in Reds history? We finally admit it, Russell Westbrook has to be MVP whether we like it or not. LeBron and the Cavs with a collapse for the ages. Ric Flair kicked out for being Ric Flair. Why are so many people, including the NFL, completely hypocritical when it comes to gambling? And we find the perfect scapegoat for our MLB underdog pick of the night!

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

3
Apr

The Bottom Line: Lexington - April 3, 2017 Podcast

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We predicted a Gonzaga vs. UNC National Championship game 3 weeks ago, and we pick tonight's game as well. The analytics nerds disagree with Our Friends In The Desert. So who do you trust more? The #kyboystour is an unfortunate name, and should be for kids only, not BBN adults. Is UK Football trying to manufacture a QB controversy with all these positive Drew Barker reports when no media is allowed at practices? What Marques Bolden was to Duke, Skal Labissiere was to Kentucky. Baseball season has started! Can we expect any improvement from the Reds this season? The lineup has potential, especially the 1-3 hitters, but the pitching is still lousy! Madison Bumgarner wants to hit more than pitch. Roberto Osuna humiliates fantasy baseball owners 1 hour before the season starts. Brewers pitcher Tyler Cravy is stupidly looking forward to a 9 to 5 job. Eric Gagne has figured out how to pass steroid tests about 13 years too late. And of course, we pick tonight's last college basketball game.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

29
Mar

The Bottom Line: Lexington - March 29, 2017 Podcast

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John Calipari is over the UNC loss and back on the recruiting trail. Why is a kid who won't take the Rupp Arena floor for 20 months trending on Twitter? BBN shows John Higgins their true colors. Former UK grad and current Padres manager Andy Green shows why you should never make bets with your boss. Is UK football now just an AAA affiliate for Oklahoma football? Stephen Johnson the Kentucky starting QB next year, but one longtime publication begs to differ. Calipari underachieves in the NCAA Tournament, but not nearly as much as another coach of a blue blood program. How does former Gonzaga coach Dan Monson feel right about now? Are the Patriots only in the market for white skill position players? Roger Goodell headed to New England can't end well. Shocker: LaVar Ball shopping a reality show. The Reds starting rotation is the worst we have ever seen, seriously. Props we like on the Vegas board regarding Reds players for the 2017 season. Is Scooter Gennett a cheap Brandon Phillips? And we scour the edges of the Earth to find another college basketball game to pick tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

28
Mar

The Bottom Line: Lexington - March 28, 2017 Podcast

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Not to add salt to the wounds, but we remember the Christian Laettner shot on its 25-year anniversary and reveal the real scapegoat. And it's not Rick Pitino! Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. So why does John Calipari refuse to watch the tapes of the final game each season? Does UK basketball always have to have a Kentucky kid on the roster? South Carolina: the new mecca of college basketball. Frank Martin's love life tells a lot about his career. Why Gonzaga ranks among the luckiest Final Four teams ever. LeBron and the Cavs think they can just flip on the light switch when the playoffs start. They're wrong. LaVar Ball keeps it up. Welcome the Las Vegas Raiders. Happy 3-28 to Atlanta! The Reds starting rotation leaves MUCH to be desired. Tim Tebow shows he's not ready. Jose Canseco finally gets a job. And the good times keep rolling by picking an NIT game tonight after hitting a CBI game last night.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

27
Mar

The Bottom Line: Lexington - March 27, 2017 Podcast

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We return from severe illness just in time for Kentucky's ultimate demise. Luke Maye is no Christian Laettner, but it's almost as painful to BBN. Why are fans celebrating one player's performance, when the numbers say he was the worst player on the court? Will a huge game from Isaac Humphries help his decision to stay at UK? What to expect from this team in 2018. Odds are, your bracket looks awful. Underdog players in the desert have made a nice profit in the tournament. Devin Booker's historic night is somewhat of a fraud. NBA Jam with Michael Jordan? An example of why the NBA regular season truly is meaningless. Devin Mesoraco shows why he is Devin Mesoraco. Tim Kurkjian can't draw a line in the sand and make a stand. The 25-year anniversary of the release of an iconic movie. And yes, we still find a college basketball game to invest in tonight!

Twitter: @bottomlinelex

4
Mar

The Bottom Line: Lexington - March 4, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky goes for the outright SEC Championship vs. Texas A&M. The timing of the John Calipari 30 for 30 documentary has suspicious timing. Mick Cronin is absolutely right about the NCAA. Championship Week has started. Vegas can't decide who the favorite is to win the national championship. Art Briles needs to just stop. Did Wilt Chamberlain really score 100 points in a game? Lakers drama. NFL Scouting Combine can be spun any way you want. Romo to Washington and Cousins to San Francisco? Does Joey Votto have to be a leader? Adam Wainwright couldn't spare more than a dime? A reboot of Battle Of The Network Stars. And we channel our inner Janet Jackson - What have you done for me lately? - to make our college basketball picks for the weekend.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

1
Mar

The Bottom Line: Lexington - March 1, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky wins the SEC with an uninspiring win over Vanderbilt. With all apologies, but Derek Willis Proposal-Gate was a lame power play of timing and peer pressure which spells future doom. One ESPN writer in attendance last night doesn't even think UK or Florida will win the SEC Tournament. Grayson Allen finally gets some payback. Daniel Tosh takes aim at Tom Crean and Louisville. John Thompson III should lose his job, but won't. 3 NFL Hall of Famers got released. Kirk Cousins got paid. Kevin Durant has now given the Cavs a chance. Joakim Noah proves Phil Jackson isn't a GM. Stockton Malone Shorts. DeMarcus Cousins at Mardi Gras. 5 Richmond baseball players suspended for things most of us do every day. And we pick 2 more college basketball games for tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

28
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 28, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky faces Vanderbilt in tonight's home finale. John Calipari, and the entire local media, is convinced the 3 UK seniors are playing the best basketball of their careers. The numbers say they are wrong and misguided. Virginia proves yet again they will either win or burn your brackets in March. Hugh Kellenberger votes like an idiot, proving why going against the AP Top 25 is always a good thing. Warren Buffet makes an offer you can't refuse. What happened to the teams in the big NCAA Tournament Bracket Reveal a couple of weeks ago. DeMarcus Cousins isn't helping the Pelicans. Shaq vs. JaVale Mcgee. Antonio Brown gets what he deserves. A Hall Of Famer who is wrong about Terrell Owens and Randy Moss. Running to win an island. The Reds might lose another pitcher, who was actually their best starting pitcher last year. Homer Bailey is underrated, in terms of bad contracts. We already have our MLB Manager of the Year. And we pick 2 games for college basketball on Tuesday night, looking to finish strong in February.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

25
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 24, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky vs. Florida Loser Leave Town Match for the SEC Championship Saturday. The number crunchers say the Gators are the better team on a neutral court, but can they win in Lexington? The Herald-Leader knows how to get clicks: talk about a sophomore in high school that potentially wouldn't take the Rupp Arena court for 33 months. Gonzaga has run the table, but do you trust them in your brackets next month? Syracuse students gets 3 bonus points from John Gillon. Why Dan LeBatard was right about Magic Johnson, and not racist. DeMarcus Cousins celebrates his first game with his new team with a 30-point loss. Draymond Green is at it again. And we pick college basketball games this weekend, looking to continue our documented 19-6 record against the Vegas line in February.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

22
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 22, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky survives Missouri, setting up the SEC Championship Game against Florida this weekend. Why John Calipari should've handled the heckling Mizzou fans better. Tom Crean's days are numbered at Indiana after another loss. Magic Johnson goes full Neno Brown on the Lakers. Atlanta Hawks fans actually think they're heard on Twitter. Bronson Arroyo treats batting practice like Game 7 of the World Series. Devin Mesoraco cashes checks better than ever. Who is the last player to ever receive an intentional walk the old fashioned way? Sammy Sosa is no Jesus Christ. Homer At The Bat celebrates 25 years. And we pick the college basketball game of the night, after hitting a winner last night.

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21
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 21, 2017 Podcast

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Can Kentucky survive the ultimate Trap Game vs. Missouri tonight? How do the number crunchers like UK's chances when plugged into the latest Bracketology? Spoiler Alert: it ain't good! More DeMarcus Cousins trade fallout as the Kings still haven't recovered from the Lakers in 2002. With their recent losses, has Virginia finally become underrated? One Syracuse fan got a return phone call he didn't expect. Dean Brett is the Pete Rose of Scottish soccer. The Reds should stop thinking about retiring the number of Brandon Phillips, because the numbers say he isn't deserving. We have figured out what the Reds should do with Jumbo Diaz. And we pick a college basketball game tonight that you won't see coming.

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18
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 17, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky heads to Athens to take on Georgia on Saturday. Can the Bulldogs finish the job this time? With recent events, has UK all but won the SEC regular season? Louisville's ACC chances are better than you think. Does BBN really care about how big the size of the locker room? How ridiculous is discussing teams that are Upset Proof in the NCAA Tournament? Mark Gottfried bets on a miracle. People act as if the Larry Eustachy news is a new development. Rick Pitino gives credit to the right people. Pete Finebaum rules! Don't mess with Nick Saban. Several UK players take part in NBA All-Star Weekend. Joey Votto is still underappreciated. And we pick more college basketball games for this weekend, looking to continue a documented 17-6 February.

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15
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 15, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky exacts revenge on Tennessee: successful reboot, or much ado about nothing? When the top story is the point guard's hair style, it had to be a good night. Tom Izzo vs. Dan Dakich. North Carolina State has one chance tonight to save their coach's job, despite having an NBA Lottery pick. Clemson basketball is one unlucky team. Doug Doughty shouldn't be allowed to vote in the AP Poll anymore. Jim Harbaugh uses a tired trick to get recruits. PJ Fleck gets robbed by his former employer. A Bill Belichick anniversary. Roddy White represents Atlanta vs. Kyle Shanahan. The Atlanta Zoo isn't bitter at all. LeBron James makes a statement about life without Kevin Love. Anthony Davis shouldn't make promises he can't keep. Magic wants Kobe to help him overthrow the Lakers brass. DeMarcus Cousins tries to figure out how not to get techinicals. Charles Oakley still demands an apology. Spring Training means silly injuries. Free OJ! Scarface reboot. Mike Lupica exposed. And we pick several games for Wednesday and Thursday in college basketball, hoping to add to our documented 14-4 February.

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14
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 14, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky looks for revenge on Tennessee tonight, but will the reboot continue? Doesn't common sense say it's too soon for the local media to speculate about high school players that would not take the court at Rupp Arena for 33 months? ABC - Always Be Cruitin'. Louisville has played themselves into a #1 seed. West Virginia proves why sabermetrics don't tell the entire story. Kansas extends their amazing Big 12 streak, despite Dick Vitale getting on their fan. It takes 24 3-pointers to defeat the Warriors. James Dolan and Charles Oakley signing songs by a campfire? Magic Johnson sadly fooling himself. The Spurs are still the Spurs. Are the Reds finished dealing now that Brandon Phillips is gone? Why are people talking about an unworthy Bronson Arroyo? Andre The Giant finally getting the props that Hulk Hogan stole from him. The Jerry Sandusky nightmare continues. And we pick yet another college basketball winner for tonight, looking to continue a documented 14-4 in February.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

13
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 13, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky's win over Alabama: successful reboot, or the underachieving continues? UK's SEC Championship chances improve by the day. When was the last time you were allowed to leave the scene of a car accident like Fox and Bam were? The NCAA First 16 seeds are a waste of time, but Joe Lunardi has bought all in. Rick Barry's son sets a record in style. Rick Pitino isn't up on his Super Bowl history. Tom Crean's days are numbered. We give up: we finally admit Gonzaga will finish the regular season undefeated! The latest NBA drama on KD vs. Russ, the Knicks, and DeMarcus Cousins gets his bells rung. An ode to Brandon Phillips as a Red: all-timer, or statistical fraud? And we pick a game tonight on a weak college basketball schedule, after another winning weekend.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

11
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 10, 2017 Podcast

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The Kentucky Reboot travels to Alabama on Saturday. Can the Tide extend UK's February slump? Why the most important 3-pointer in the Calipari Era, is one that an opposing team missed. Why isn't Hamidou Diallo playing? Why the big NCAA Bracket Reveal is like telling us 1 of the 4 college football playoff teams. Charles Oakley vs. The Knicks. Russ vs. KD. More reasons why NBA drama is more interesting than the games themselves. Joe Montana finally showed some bitterness towards Tom Brady, which makes us like him. Kyle Shanahan has no accountability for choking the Falcons Super Bowl chances. Ken Starr lives a charmed life. How does Homer Bailey look himself in the mirror with all the money he is stolen. A new Red could be a darkhorse for playing time this year. A Ken Griffey Jr. anniversary. MLB win totals have a shocking number for the Reds. And we look to continue our incredibly hot college basketball picks, 8-2 in February.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

8
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 8, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky wins an uninspiring game over LSU. So much for that reboot, but is it time to give up on this team making a tournament run? Why isn't Nick Ward being treated like Grayson Allen? All is well with the troubled Kansas players, until they stop winning. LeMelo Ball's 92 points are a fraud. The Patriots celebrate their title, while Belichick contradicts himself. Did Steve Sarkisian leave for a better job, or was he really fired from Alabama after 1 game? The beginning of the end is finally here for Baylor. Phil vs. Melo. MJ vs. Golden State. Pippen vs. MJ. The NBA is more about drama than on-court action during the regular season. DeMarcus Cousins makes the smartest decision he's ever made. Projections say it will be a long season for the Reds, yet again. And we pick college basketball games for Wednesday and Thursday.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

7
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 7, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky faces LSU tonight in Lexington. John Calipari's latest mantra: tweak, reboot, or simply placating lies? Johnny Jones is a poor man's Rick Barnes in terms of wasting NBA talent. Why did Malik Monk have to apologize? Why are the NBA stocks of UK's freshmen dropping? Is Virginia the real deal this year? Or yet another sabermetric tease like the last 3 years. The NCAA Tournament early reveal of the top 16 seeds is a complete waste of time. More Super Bowl misery from Atlanta. Baylor football needs to just go away. LeBron wins a game, then calls out the media. DeMarcus Cousins reaches his goal. And after picking 4 winners in a row, we pick 2 more college basketball winners for tonight.

Twitter: @bottomlinelex  Email: bottomlinelex@gmail.com

 

6
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 6, 2017 Podcast

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A Super Bowl choke job for the ages, but those of us from Atlanta have seen this before. What exactly is wrong with Kentucky basketball? We gloat for picking 3 of 3 Upset Specials over the weekend. When is BBN going to get on Calipari for too much going on other than actual coaching? Gonzaga has 1 game left before an undefeated season. Duke has found the new Skal. The Big 12 is a risky proposition. VCU gets a gift from the fans. Lane Kiffin up to his old tricks. Rudy is out for more cash. An anniversary where Michael Jordan won when he didn't deserve it. And we pick another Upset Special in college basketball tonight.

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4
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 3, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky travels to Florida on Saturday, and you may not like to hear the results of our unbiased analysis - a rarity for these parts. Coach K's return has amazing timing. Syracuse's Jim Boeheim going for his 1,000th win, or 899th, depending on who you ask. Another day, another criminal charge against a Kansas player. Oh by the way, the Super Bowl is this weekend. Tough to choose against our favorite city, and a team that cheats. We have no words for Art Briles. Joe Mixon gets a dose of his reality. Butch Jones has plenty of 5-star recruits, despite the numbers. We fall for a Dabo cheating headline. The NBA wins with LeBron vs. Barkley. And we pick some college basketball Upset Specials for Saturday.

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1
Feb

The Bottom Line: Lexington - February 1, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky escapes with a win vs. Georgia. Should BBN be worried? Or grateful to survive? Jerry Tipton Gambling Math 101: a new course at a school near you. Why 3 UK freshman should be worried about their NBA Draft prospects. Brent Musburger invites us all to Las Vegas. National Signing Day: the worst day of the year. Lane Kiffin stirs up the FAU faithful, kinda. Super Bowl Media Days bring out the crazies. A Gronk 69 story for the ages. The obligatory lame Super Bowl prop bets. Is Jimmy Garoppolo the next Scott Mitchell? LeBron vs. Charles continues, as the Cavs panic. And we pick 2 college basketball games for tonight.

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31
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 31, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky faces Georgia tonight inside Rupp Arena. Is 16.5 points enough? The numbers say the best player on the floor tonight plays for UGA. Brent Musburger rides off into the sunset, but owes us some cash. Kansas-UK was the best game of the year for ESPN. Grayson Allen didn't trip someone again, did he? Super Bowl Media Days, the excitement begins. Why Norm MacDonald won't be betting on the Falcons anytime soon. Cooper Manning again shows why his family is the worst. What the Patriots could do with a missing playbook in 30 minutes. LeBron vs. Barkley. If 5 of the top 25 NBA scorers are from one school, why doesn't that school have more NCAA championships? The best NBA 4th quarter scorer in 20 years is a guy you only know because another dude had the same name. And we look to continue our hot streak of picking 12 out of 13 college basketball games with 2 more tonight.

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30
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 30, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky's loss means they can't win a national championship, or does it? Do the distractions going on outside of UK basketball have anything to do with recent play? We found an avenue in which Kentucky is still the favorite to win it all. Michael Buffer made a nice payday for a couple minutes of work. That cash couldn't go to some student? Gonzaga is now officially #1, but only one person in America truly believes that. Virginia is the same heartbreaker they've always been. Arizona has become the talking heads darling, but their schedule leaves a lot to be desired. John Lynch proves once again that it's who you know in life that matters. Matt Ryan does his best Ric Flair. Recruiting message board hysteria still exists. Sage Steele needs to check her priorities. And we pick a college basketball game tonight, after hitting 11 of our last 12.

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28
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 27, 2017 Podcast

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Can Kansas come into Lexington on Saturday night and do what UCLA did in December? It's tough to determine which coach, Self or Calipari, has underacheived more in the NCAA Tournament. What happened to Duke basketball? NBA drama in Chicago (Rondo vs. Wade and Butler), New York (Melo vs. Phil), and Cleveland (LeBron vs. The Salary Cap). Why does BBN claim Enes Kanter as one of their own? We mourn the loss of Bottom Line favorite, Brent Musburger. And we look to continue our NINE-game winning streak in our college basketball picks.

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25
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 25, 2017 Podcast

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Should BBN stay calm after Kentucky's loss to Tennessee? Or are UK's glaring defensive woes a sign of things to come? With so many top teams losing, is Gonzaga really the new #1? Why Kevin Stallings should have stayed in bed. Andy Kennedy is no Ronnie Lott. NC State needs to act like they've been there before. Big Ben being the diva that he is. Numbers that say the Falcons have a shot against the Patriots. SMU wakes up the echoes of their glory days of the 80's. Dabo Sweeney exaggerates about Deshaun Watson. LeBron is right about the Cavs bench. Luke Walton doesn't want Kobe's help. DeMarcus Cousins loses touch with reality, again. And we look to continue our white hot college basketball picks.

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24
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 24, 2017 Podcast

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Does Tennessee have a chance against Kentucky tonight? Why Bam Adebayo should NOT channel his inner DeMarcus Cousins. NC State reveals Duke is no better than a .500 ACC team in 2017. The NCAA Tournament takes a hint from the College Football Playoff. Steve Masiello: the pot calling the kettle black. How is Lamar Jackson not one of the favorites for the 2017 Heisman? Jim Harbaugh needs spaghetti. Super Bowl 51 hype nausea has started. A former Bill Belichick assistant was better off on his own, and not listening to his mentor's advice. Deshaun Watson says no to the Browns. Bengals needs Pac-Man to run out of quarters. Tony Romo and John Elway pose for pics. Johnny Manziel at it again. Ray Lewis likes his bourbon. Why you should never bet NBA regular season. Happy Birthday to a former Reds Nasty Boy. And we pick college basketball games tonight, and one Upset Special on which we've waited for weeks.

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23
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 23, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky wins another SEC snoozer over SC, and looks to Tennessee Tuesday night. Is SEC basketball as bad as the pundits say? The numbers tell a different story than the dreaded eye test. We told ya so regarding the fraud that is UCLA. Georgia gets the shaft from A&M worse than Bret Hitman Hart. West Virginia still set up for a big upset, despite 2 bad losses in a row. Morehead and EKU defy the odds. 3 teams out of the tournament who have seen much better days. Patriots and Falcons in Super Bowl 51. The Lakers don't honor Kobe. Jabari Parker learns snitches get stitches. DeMarcus Cousins at it again. The end of an ESPN institution. Where you can go for your Jerry Maguire fix. And we pick a game tonight that has a familiar feel from last weekend.

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21
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 21, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky plays the best defensive team in the nation in South Carolina. Louisville is 2nd in defense, and UK fans remember that one. Two teams in the AP Top 4 are frauds. Louisville football raises ticket prices after a Heisman season: shocking! Mike Leach is still bitter. Should UK football blame all their defensive woes on their now departed former DC? The wife of an NFL QB playing this weekend is pissed at a local bar. The Chicago Bears QB is a 300-pound lesbian? Happy Anniversary, David Blatt. Rajon Rondo has lost his mind even more than we thought. One blue baseball team is now wearing red. The Reds trade their best pitcher from 2016. And we pick some college basketball games for Saturday.

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18
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 18, 2017 Podcast

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Kentucky survives and advances past Mississippi State, despite Brent Musburger's gambling talk. Calipari answers yet more questions about paying his players. We love people who are bitter to the end, and one college coach was last night. Notre Dame has pissed someone off in the ACC. Ohio State has made the Playoff twice in controversial fashion, so let's just make sure they don't have to worry as much anymore! Finebaum gets sick of his callers, literally! Belichick still pulling our leg regarding his technology ignorance. Happy Anniversary DeflateGate! The Chargers get off to a horrible start in LA, thanks to their new coach. Carmelo will outlast Phil in NYC. Chris Paul is the most underrated player in NBA history. Blake Griffin needs to leave a classic alone. We hope 2 guys make the MLB Hall Of Fame today, but they probably won't. It's halfway through the baseball offseason. The Tonya Harding movie looks awesome! And we look for another college basketball dog tonight.

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17
Jan

The Bottom Line: Lexington - January 17, 2017 Podcast

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Can Mississippi State win, or stay within single digits of Kentucky tonight? Is the MSU 3-game win streak a fraud, or finally living up to hype. Why Wenyen Gabriel's 16 rebs was the deodorant that covered his game's stink. Why UCLA's win over Kentucky in December looks worse by the day. A key injury for Louisville at a bad time. Villanova is the new #1, but should they be? Kansas better enjoy life now, because it's going to get worse very quickly. Gonzaga will be a #1 seed, again. And they won't live up to expectations, again. Vegas took a bath on the NFL Sunday, but somehow opened for business Monday. Aaron Rodgers sent back his Christmas gifts. Antonio Brown helps the Patriots. Ludacris at the 50-yard line. A regrettable Cowboys tattoo. LeBron stupidly downplays his biggest rival. Rajon Rondo is still pissed. And we scour the earth to find a college basketball dog for tonight.

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