OTC: Kietzman’s Got Frank Martin’s Back & Curtis Kelly’s Bag

 

“I don’t mean to be a smart aleck but let’s be thankful all the people who are panicking right now are not coaching our team.”
Frank Martin, during an interview with Kevin Kietzman on Tuesday afternoon, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman aired his interview with Martin late Tuesday afternoon – about an hour before Austin Meek of the Topeka Capital Journal was one of the first to break the story that Curtis Kelly, K-State’s senior post player, might be in violation of a school handbook rule as a third-strike offense. Martin’s interview with KK was most likely taped earlier but I did not hear him or Kietzman refer to this latest problem for Kelly and the KSU basketball program. After the story broke Tuesday afternoon, I did think back on Martin’s cocky comment above and wonder just who is better off with him as K-State’s head coach. Read on.
 
“I personally think this Colorado game will wrap it up for Kansas State and punch their ticket (for an NCAA invitation). I think Kansas State is playing a game Saturday night (at Colorado) that is going to get them into the NCAA tournament and end the discussion.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman used the interview with Martin to pump him up and K-State’s chances for making the NCAA tourney. KK obviously was unaware of Kelly’s issue. But could Martin also have not known this story was about to hit as well? Possible…but highly unlikely.
 
“I’m starting to feel sorry for Frank Martin.”
Jack Harry, TV 41
GH: Not me. Martin is an engaging personality who plays the media as well as Al Capone in his heyday. Now that Martin’s sideline MF-bomb routine has cost him three players and possibly Kelly as well, he looks more the villain than the victim. Be wary of the members of the local media like Mad Jack who continue to pet this beast.
 
“In 26 years of coaching I’ve had one guy quit my team before this year.”
Frank Martin, in an interview with Seth Davis Wednesday on CBS
GH: Frank loves to make ridiculous statements and then stare you down. Martin has been a head coach in college basketball for three seasons. Since last July he’s had three players quit his program. Instead of admitting he’s got issues, Frank wants us to pretend he does not. Unlike Mad Jack and KK, I’ve not buying what Frank’s dishing. Read on.
 
“I think it’s important for the integrity of Frank Martin. … I think the integrity of the school is at stake.”
Frank Boal, saying Martin and K-State need to drop Curtis Kelly and move on, 810 AM
 
“I don’t know if you could have a quicker fall from grace than Frank Martin.”
Nick Wright, 610 AM
 
“This (season) has not been Frank’s best work. I think Frank would admit that.”
Austin Meek, columnist for the Topeka Capital Journal, in an interview with Shan Shariff, 610 AM
GH: I keep hoping for Meek to jump beyond his surname but he dishes out opinions with as much caution as Todd Haley.
 
“They say a team is a reflection of their coach. Frank Martin is a walking implosion.”
Shan Shariff, 610 AM
GH: Shariff interviewed Meek on his Wednesday show. The New Shariff in town doesn’t suffer from the same trance much of the media has fallen prey to with Frank Martin.
 
“I think there is a struggle between John Curry and Frank Martin. … If there is a movement at Kansas State that is saying; ‘We are not tolerating this (smoking marijuana) in any shape or form. If this is what you do, don’t come here.’ Then K-State is doomed. They’re done in basketball. I’ll tell you right now they are done! Because this is a huge part of the college basketball culture.”
Kevin Kietzman, unofficially reporting that 810 AM
GH: Kansas State has made no official announcement as to why Kelly is in trouble again. The Star’s Kellis Robinette reported it most likely has to do with a drug or alcohol violation. Kietzman is running (sprinting?) with the assumption Kelly tested positive for weed for a third time. KK’s opinion is that this happens everywhere and K-State’s AD is killing KK’s school’s basketball program by enforcing rules every other college ignores. Read on.
 
 “We’ve got to be careful with all this because I don’t know all the exact facts.”
Mitch Holthus, to Kietzman as they discussed the Curtis Kelly situation, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman interviewed the former voice of the Wildcats on Wednesday and Holthus became audibly uncomfortable with the direction KK was steering the interview. Read on.
 
“Dude! I’ve got no clue! I have no idea to sit here and give you some kind of percentage of players in the conference that smoke weed. I don’t know.”
Mitch Holthus, after Kietzman asked him to give him the percentage of players smoking pot in the Big 12, 810 AM
 
“The journalist in me, the way I’ve always thought of it is that something’s not a story until there’s a police blotter. There is no police report. There is no account. There’s nothing. … This is the journalist in me.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: KK also used that same rational to pretend his trip through Mission Hills never happened back in his married-with-children days.
 
“I do know this; in college Division I basketball the number of players who smoke pot is staggering. … What percentage at the University of Kansas smoke pot? 80? 90? There are plenty of professors at Kansas State who have been high in the last week. If they had to pass a drug test they wouldn’t.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: I am guess the journalism in Kietzman also came up with those stats and facts on pot-smoking profs at KU and KSU.
 
“I know people who know people and know these players and it’s everywhere! It’s just how they live! It’s just part of life.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Does Kevin even listen to the stuff he says? He knows people who know people who… Can we strike the word journalism from his show and just call it what it is – shit on the wall with very little stick to it.
 
“I’m not afraid to talk about this stuff! People don’t like to talk about this stuff.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: People love to listen to it, though. And that Kietzman understands very, very well.
 
“I don’t know any of the details.” Mitch Holthus
“I don’t either.” Kevin Kietzman
GH: ‘Nuff said.
 
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13 Responses to OTC: Kietzman’s Got Frank Martin’s Back & Curtis Kelly’s Bag

  1. JP says:

    Hypocracy thy name is Kietzman
    Looks like the Chickens are coming home to roost. First of all, Kansas State basketball is like an episode of Gossip Girls, every week there is a new set of “DRAMA”. Now it’s Curtis Kelly and alleged drug usage. This program looks like its 15 minutes are about to be up and irrelevancy again is just around the corner.

    As for KK, it is hilarious to see how much of a K State homer he has become on the radio. When the KU players (football and basketball) had their rumble last year, he was all over the story, wanting everyone thrown off campus. He puts standards on all the KU players. Remember the academic fraud story in ’04 and ’05. That was 2 weeks of Kietzman’s shows. Yet now, it’s one of his Wildcats and he is making assinine comments about the number of players that smoke pot in college athletics. This is certifiable. His show has become a joke. He is nothing but a K State apologist. Thank you Greg for pointing out what everybody in KC already knows about KK.

    PS: K State will lose to Colorado on Saturday. If they manage to make the tournament, you can watch them on the Tuesday shows as they will be one of the last teams in.

  2. Red says:

    I don’t know what’s worse…listening to Kietzman’s made-up BS or listening to Wright’s juvenile blathering.

    I heard Kietzman trying to talk about the NFL negotiations yesterday…I think he was trying to claim that the NFL players getting 59% of revenue was ridiculous if the owners only make a 10% profit margin….trying to imply that the players should get the same % as the owners. He is completely clueless.

    I switched to Wright’s show and lasted about 5 minutes. I think you have to be an immature high-schooler to enjoy that crap.

  3. Gerald Bostock says:

    Pot calling the kettle stoned
    Well if smoking dope was a no-no during my time in college, they would have emptied out the 700 rooms in my dorm pretty quickly. Are we still arguing about people quaffing doobees? And Kevin Kietzman–don’t act all innocent. I’ve heard the commercial about how much you love the Jack-in-the-Box tacos–nobody has ever eaten those before firing up some reefer first.

  4. Reggie Hammond says:

    LOL, really 🙂
    “”The New Shariff in town doesn

  5. hammy says:

    KK
    only talks about things if there is a police report? So what about when Mike Dixon was suspended earlier in the year and he immediately went on air and speculated it was for marijuana? Really KK????

  6. Gerald Bostock says:

    Pot calling the kettle stoned
    Well if smoking dope was a no-no during my time in college, they would have emptied out the 700 rooms in my dorm pretty quickly. Are we still arguing about people quaffing doobees? And Kevin Kietzman–don’t act all innocent. I’ve heard the commercial about how much you love the Jack-in-the-Box tacos–nobody has ever eaten those before firing up some reefer first.

  7. hammy says:

    KK
    only talks about things if there is a police report? So what about when Mike Dixon was suspended earlier in the year and he immediately went on air and speculated it was for marijuana? Really KK????

  8. Greg says:

    Great minds…
    LongBall has a similar Kietzman take today…

    http://douglongball.blogspot.com/2011/02/kevin-kietzman-evil-genius.html

  9. Narc says:

    It does happen everywhere
    …but that doesn’t make it right. I have personally seen numerous ku players smoking dope at parties on campus – right out in the open. The problem is that it should be made an NCAA issue – every school decides on their own rules for testing…and consequences. The NCAA should set the rules – and make them be consistenly applied. Fairness!

    Now if CK got caught for the 3rd time – and that’s “strike 3” – he is a dumba$$ and he should hit the road.

    Frank Martin will be fine. He can’t help it if Pullen and Kelly are losers (off the court).

  10. Johnny Utah says:

    the KU hate never stops
    wait, KK’s school has some trouble, and he accuses KU of worse, with no proof at all? I think I’ve heard this before.

  11. Rainbow Man says:

    hmmm
    Pervasive? I seriously doubt that Duke players are smoking weed.

  12. Donut eater says:

    Says It does happen everywhere, must be fact
    …but that doesn’t make it right. I have personally seen numerous OU, OSU, TEXAS, OHIO, PITT, UCLA, KSU, MU, DUKE, NORTH CAROLINA players and many many players smoking dope at parties on campus – right out in the open.

    We all have seen people buy pot from NCAA coaches, everyone knows they all oorw pot. It is common to see all the schollls cheerleaders offering blow jobs at half time, and much much more, if you got the money. The problem is that it should be made an NCAA issue – every school decides on their own rules and consequences. The NCAA should set the rules – and make them be consistenly applied. Fairness!

  13. Jayhawk Fan says:

    Bravo
    Bravo KU men against Iowa today
    Very nice work on Defense today.
    One game at a time, one by one.

    KU is #1 in the nation…. again 🙂

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