Happy Thanksgiving from The Steve Black Show!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all the staff at The Steve Black Show!

Today’s NFL television schedule is below so you don’t miss any of the pigskin action after you eat your fill of pumpkin pie!

Packers @ Lions – 12:30pm on FOX

Raiders @ Cowboys – 4:30pm on CBS

Steelers @ Ravens – 8:30pm on NBC

http://www.nfl.com/thanksgiving


KHSAA Class 1A Playoffs-The Final Four

And then there were “FOUR”.

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Four teams left to fight for the 2013 KHSAA Class 1A State Championship. Here are the pairings for each of the semi-final games.

All games will be played on Friday, November 29nd at 7:30pm local time. Note: The home teams represent the odd numbered Districts (1, 3, 5, 7) for 2013.

Semi Final 1 (Regions 1 and 2)

Frankfort              Mayfield

Frankfort (11-2) at Mayfield (12-1)

Semi Final 2 (Regions 3 and 4)

Raceland                  Williamsburg

Raceland (11-2) at Williamsburg (10-2)

The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are the team we follow on the show (in our local Tri-County area). Williamsburg made history in beating Hazard 21-7 last Friday night.  They continue their historic run by hosting Raceland this Friday night.

Monday Morning Quarterback for November 25th

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Quarterback.

History in Williamsburg.

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A Big Steve Black Show “Shout Out” to Coach Jerry Herron and the Williamsburg Yellow Jackets for capturing the school’s first ever football regional championship with a nice 21-7 victory over a tough Hazard team last Friday night.  This was Jerry Herron’s first win over Hazard in five tries.  This also marked the third time in three years that these teams battled for the regional crown.  Williamsburg is just one win away from a trip to Bowling Green and a chance at a State Title.  They first must get past another tough team in Raceland, who defeated high scoring Pikeville 14-3.  Williamsburg will host this final four match up this Friday at 7:30pm.

History in Williamsburg II.

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Another Big Steve Black Show “Shout Out” to Coach John Bland and the University of the Cumberlands Patriots on their victory over St. Ambrose this past Saturday 56-28.  The victory gives the Patriots an 11-0 record, the best in school history.  Patriots stay at home again this weekend as they take on 6th ranked Saint Francis University.  Game time is at 12 noon.  #HometilRome!!

History in Manhattan, Kansas.

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With their 41-31 victory over Kansas St., University of Oklahoma Football Coach Bob Stoops claims victory number 158 as Sooner Coach, passing Barry Switzer for the most wins all-time in OU history.  Stoops is one of four coaches at Oklahoma with at least 100 wins as head coach.  Others include Barry Switzer (157), Bud Wilkinson (145) and Bennie Owen (122).  Oklahoma is the only school with four 100 win Coaches.

So there you have it.  A history filled weekend!!  No show for this week in honor of Thanksgiving, but we will be back on Thursday, December 5th with more of the Steve Black Show!!  Enjoying your Thanksgiving!!

On Tonight’s Show…..Nov. 21, 2013

One More Round!!!

Williamsburg Hazard

The Williamsburg Yellowjackets and the Hazard bulldogs meet in the KHSAA 1A Regional Finals this Friday night for the 3rd straight year! We welcome back Williamsburg football head coach Jerry Herron to discuss the game!

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Also, the Commonwealth’s pride and joys…basketball is about to tip off at the high school level. We welcome Buckhorn high school basketball coach John Noble to discuss the upcoming season.  Plus we will dicuss with Coach Noble on what he does during the off season.  It may not be what you think.

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The Most Overrated College Football Entrance

I have been a faithful college football fan my entire life. It’s true I have toddler pictures when I was young hiding inside a football toy box to prove it. There are several good college entrances which are unique and one day I hope to experience them live in person. There are others however, though loud and cool, which are overrated. Take Virginia Tech for example who is known for a loud crowd going nuts when the team comes onto the field to Enter Sandman. Some people call it the best college football entrance, but I do not. There is nothing unique or special about coming onto the field to a popular Metallica song.

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The most overrated entrance in my opinion belongs to the University of Michigan. Its always shown on television and there are camera flashes going off throughout the stadium as the Wolverines take the field and…….slap a plastic sign donated by the booster club……

Really……Why is this special? There is no famous stone to touch before coming out of the locker room or animal leading the way for the team onto the turf. Just a plastic banner waving in the wind, that is replaced every year and lets the football players know that the boosters have donated funding to ensure they eat nice dinners on away games.

Where is the creativity? How about the team run through the middle of the band while they form a huge “M”? How about a real wolverine be lead out first as the team walks out of the locker room? What about a cooler banner listing the national titles and Heisman trophy winners to touch? Nope, too creative. If this was the NFL then Michigan would receive a big…C’MON MAN!!!


What is left for Williamsburg in Class 1A???

And then there were “EIGHT”.

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Eight teams left to fight for the 2013 KHSAA Class 1A State Championship.  Here are the pairings for each of the four regional championship games.

All games will be played on Friday, November 22nd at 7:30pm local time.  Note:  The home teams represent the odd numbered Districts (1, 3, 5, 7) for 2013.

Region 1 (Districts 1 and 2)

Russellville            Mayfield

Russellville (10-2) at Mayfield (11-1)

Region 2 (Districts 3 and 4)

Beechwood   Frankfort

Beechwood (8-4) at Frankfort (10-2)

Region 3 (Districts 5 and 6)

Hazard  Williamsburg

Hazard (11-1) at Williamsburg (9-2)

Region 4 (Districts 7 and 8)

Pikeville  Raceland

Pikeville (11-1) at Raceland (10-2)

 The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets are the team we follow on the show (in our local  Tri-County area).  This is the third time that Williamsburg and Hazard are facing off in the Region 3 title game.  Hazard has been victorious in the past two games (which included a 7-0 Hazard win in last year’s contest).  Is this year the CHARM for Williamsburg?  We will find out this Friday night.  We will have Yellow Jacket Coach Jerron Herron live on the show this Thursday night to preview the match up with Hazard.  You can get out the show LIVE at 7pm, November 21st, by clicking here.

Monday Morning Quarterback for November 18th

For this week’s edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, the final results on my Mythical local high school football championships for 2013 are complete.

For the 2013 KHSAA football championships, I have decided to share my mythical high school football championships for the schools in the Tri-County area, along 25E (Cumberland Gap Parkway) and those counties that encompass what is recognized as the 13th region when it comes to other sports in this area. The winners will be recognized on my show and on this website. Here are this year’s winners!!

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Mythical Tri-County Champion

This award goes to the school in the tri-county area (Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award are Corbin, Knox Central, Lynn Camp, North Laurel, Whitley County and Williamsburg). South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible. Last year’s winners was The Williamsburg Yellow Jackets (eliminated in the Regional Finals).  The 2013 winner of this Championship will also go to the Yellow Jackets of Williamsburg High School.  They will be battling Hazard for the Regional Title once again this Friday night at Williamsburg.  Williamsburg is the only Tri-County team left in the KHSAA Playoffs.

 

Mythical Champion of 25E

This award has gone on among some of my friends for several years now. This mythical championship goes to the school in the towns connected by the Cumberland Gap Parkway (25E) that is the last team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Bell County, Pineville, Knox Central, Lynn Camp and Corbin. Last year’s winner was Bell County (eliminated in the regional championship).  The 2013 Championship ends in a 4-way tie.  They are Bell County, Corbin, Middleboro and Pineville.  All four schoold were eliminated in the second round of this year’s KHSAA Playoffs.

 

Mythical 13th Region Champion

This award goes to the school in the 13th Region (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel and Whitley Counties) that has the last football team to be eliminated from the playoffs or wins their class championship. Schools eligible for this award include Middlesboro, Pineville, Bell County, Harlan Independent, Harlan County, Jackson County, Clay County, North Laurel, Williamsburg, Whitley County, Lynn Camp and Knox Central. South Laurel did not make the playoffs this year, so they are not eligible. Last year’s winner was Harlan County (eliminated in the final four).  The 2013 Championship will also go to the Yellow Jackets of Williamsburg High School.  They are the last remaining school that represents the 13th Region left inthe KHSAA Playoffs.

Congrats to all of the Steve Black Show Mythical Champions for 2013.  We wish the best of luck to Williamsburg as they host Hazard in one of the KHSAA Class 1A Regional Finals this Friday night at 7:30pm in Williamsburg.

Yellow Jacket Head Coach Jerry Herron will be a guest on the show this Thursday night at 7pm to discuss their upcoming match up with Hazard.  You can listen live at 7pm EST just by going to www.blogtalkradio.com and searching for the Steve Black Show.

Have a great week!!

Steve Black Show’s latest episode!!!!

Here is the latest and greatest episode of the Steve Black Show.  Had a great interview with the Voice of the Bowling Green Purples Joe Brunk.  We had some great discussion with the crew during our shot clock segment.  Check it out when you can!!!

On Tonight’s Show…..Nov. 14, 2013

The first week of the KHSAA high school football playoffs are in the books! We recap the opening round games and preview round 2 match ups tonight!

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Also, joining us will be Joe Brunk , ESPN Radio 1450AM – Bowling Green, KY, to talk state athletics!

Live at 7pm and on-demand 24/7!

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