Monthly Archives: April 2009

Now The Story Is Out

Okay, so I guess my source yesterday did know something, even if he/she wouldn’t say what it was. Coach Rick Pitino and U of L are saying that the coach is the victim of an extortion attempt that is now being investigated by the FBI. They claim the basis for the extortion is malicious and […]

Ah Ha, It’s the Son

Apparently the musings I heard about the Pitino family concern Richard the Younger. Word is that he’s taking a position on the staff of Billy Donovan at Florida. – Seedy K

Latest on The Rick

A very reliable source extremely close to the situation advises that The Rick is putting new sod in his yard. Well now, what could that mean? He’s taking another job and wants the house to look good so he can sell it? He’s not taking another job and wants his house to look good for […]

Nuttin’ Honey

Not a single source within or without the U of L Athletics Department has heard anything at all about any announcement this afternoon regarding Rick Pitino and U of L basketball. So my earlier post is probably nothing at all. It happens. But, hey, if something big comes along, you will have heard the first […]

The Rick in the News???????

I have one source who advises that there is to be some sort of announcement about or from Rick Pitino this afternoon (Fri 4/17). The exact quote in the email: “big pitino doings………… but hes not leaving ….at least for another team………. it’ll break later today.” I’m doing my best to see if there’s anything […]

Are You Ready for Star Time?

The NBA playoffs start tomorrow. Which means a couple more months of hoops before complete withdrawal symptoms are manifest. As a primer, understand this: In the NBA, the stars are treated like stars. LeBron James plays 38 minutes a game. He takes it to the hoop a lot, and is generally on the boards, in […]

Recruiting Tidbits

At, Kevin Armstrong posted an interesting interview with four of the top seniors in this year’s high school class: Xavier Henry, John Henson (Carolina), Ryan Kelly (Duke) and Alex Oriakhi (UConn). They unanimously agreed that the best athlete in this year’s class is a Louisville signee, point guard Peyton Siva. They were also unanimous […]

Stats of Limited Value

The educators who concern themselves with such matters have issued their annual report on the racial makeup of the Major Leagues. We’re advised that black players comprise 10.2% of Opening Day rosters. It’s the highest percentage since ’95. The all-time low of 8.2% was two seasons ago. We are supposed to think this is of […]

Still Off The Radar

In the College Football section of the Tax Day issue of Sporting News Today, there’s a list of schools and the dates of their upcoming spring football games, all in the next couple weeks. Twenty six schools are listed, including two from the Big East. Guess which former burgeoning national power is not mentioned, remaining […]

He’s Everywhere, He’s Everywhere

It’s Dooooookie Greg Paulus I’m talkin’ about. Apparently the Green Bay Packers took a look at the Blue Devil point guard who hasn’t had his hands under center since high school. But getta loada this. It’s reported that Paulus, who has used up his hoops eligibility, but can apparently play a year collegiately on the […]