Monthly Archives: September 2009

Saturday’s Pick Five, 3d Edition

The Green Wave is taking the $$$$ — $700 large — to avoid crossing paths with the Bayou Bengals after this season. Lane Kiffin told his father, D coordinator Monte, to wear a duster tomorrow in Gainesville so he can hide beneath daddy’s coattails. And that former U of L coach, whose name no longer […]

Cardinals’ Kragthorpe Quandary

This is about the state of Louisville football and coach Steve Kragthorpe’s future roaming the sidelines at Papa John’s. Honest. But first, I must analogize. So let me use myself as an example. Stay with me here before you scoff. I’m a fairly decent fellow. I strive to be honest, pay my bills, pay my […]

SchnellSpeak: 09.17.09

The lack of stirring bon mots is obviously the surest sign yet that Howard Schnellenberger has not fully recovered from his Fighting Owls decimation at the hands of Nebraska’s Cornhuskers the Saturday before last. As a result, SchnellSpeak has been in a state of forced hiatus for the last few days. I hope withdrawal symptoms […]

Why I’m Rooting For Southern Miss Hoops . . .

. . . and giving serious props to Gary Parrish,’s college baskeball expert . . . and praying for Billy Clyde Gillispie’s recovery. Larry Eustachy is now the hoops coach at Southern Mississippi. A little over a half decade ago, when he was at Iowa State, he was legitimately in the conversation about the […]

NASCAR Buschwack, Roger get Dodgier & That MidWeek Spread Grows

Isn’t the Object to Win the Races? I stake no claim to any expertise when it comes to car racing, be it stock or whatever. (I did just buy a Subaru WRX, and all of a sudden lead-footed teenagers are eying me at stoplights, but that’s the extent of my racing knowledge.) But, riddle me […]

Humpty Dumpty’s Fall & Other Monday Scattershots

Moniker of the Day. Is there a more appropriately skewed nickname in sports than the Cincinnati Bungles? Talk about hard cheese. When it takes a miracle to beat the striped ones at Paul Brown Stadium, the miracle occurs. Who Ya Got? Jay Cutler or Kyle Orton? Superstar whiner Cutler was 17-36 with a TD and […]

The Next Cards Coach?????

The bye week didn’t help U of L one bit in the ratings. Imagine our surprise. Not that it should have. Indiana State lost at home 0-31 to Eastern Illinois. The Cards are still off the post season projections radar. Just sayin’. Given Louisville’s less than impressive opening game performance, the week off did allow […]

Saturday’s Pick Five

So I guess I’m going to choose five major pigskin battles each week and choose a winner. Which exercise will give you, my loyal readers, a chance to throw brickbats, smirk knowingly and generally abuse the meager insight I have into the world of college football. Last week, I went 3-1 — I know, I […]

Seedy K’s Friday Scattershots

Don’t I know that Ramblin’ Wreck? That Anthony Allen fellow who ran for 128 yards in only five carries for Georgia Tech last night sure did look familiar. Didn’t he used to play somewhere around here? I swear I know that name. Seems like I’ve seen him somewhere before, you know, wearing red and black […]

Coach Cal Shakes Up Staff

An eagle eyed reader has advised of some UK hoops staff changes observed by Cat fan Larry Vaught at his all things Big Blue web site. John Calipari has hired Brandon Weems as a graduate assistant. Not sure exactly what his qualifications are, but he was a high school teammate of LeBron James, and is […]