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2011-12 LCPT Quarterfinals: Matt Jones Vs. The Courier-Journal

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A classic battle of new media vs. old media.

Matt Jones

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HOW HE GOT HERE:

Defeated Casual Gamer Reed 1,280-618 (68%-32&) in the first round.

RAP SHEET:

--Founder of KentuckySportsradio.com, host of KSR Radio and former host of KSTV.

--Enjoys antagonizing Louisville fans in print, on television and on the radio.

--Will often admit that he says things just to get a rise out of U of L fans.

--A sampling from last week: "UL's FB team is so unbelievably overhyped in their fans' minds, that if this UK team goes into Papa Johns and wins..well I may never shut up"

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The Courier-Journal

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HOW IT GOT HERE:

Defeated Mark Nordenberg 706-579 (54%-46%) in the first round.

RAP SHEET:

--Drew the ire of both Charlie Strong and Rick Pitino at various points in the season.

--Website continued to constantly freeze while live stream almost never worked without issue.

--Lost columnists Eric Crawford and Rick Bozich to WDRB.

--Adopted a pay format for portions of its online content.

--Frustrated Louisville fans with its coverage of Cardinal sports, most recently with its "Pitino Tells Van Treese to Leave" headline for a story about basketball player Stephan Van Treese's transfer.

The polls on this one will close Wednesday morning at 10.