Another Groggy Morning After

You got any ibuprofen handy? I’m out and could use a triple dose this morning.

So probably could my favorite caller on the Cards post-game radio talk show. The fellow sounded more than a bit in his cups in the wake of yet another woeful U of L performance, this time in the nation’s fifth oldest college football stadium, against a school Louisville dismembered 70-7 just a few short years back.

The fellow mentioned three years of bad play. Then said something like (and this is a paraphrase): “Speaking of three, what about our barefoot kicker. It’s unsafe and it’s unhealthy.” And then he hung up.

Of all the excuses being offered for the demise of Louisville football, this is the first postulation that the cause might be Ryan Payne’s toe jam on the football. If only the school had stocked up on sanitizer, the Cards might be in the bowl hunt.

Then again, his theory is as plausible as anything that’s been mentioned . . . other than the real reason. And we know who he is, don’t we?

As verbose a fellow as I am, this is a juncture where I’m (relatively) speechless. There’s nothing new to say that hasn’t been said. There’s nothing new for disgruntled fans to do they haven’t done.

I understand injuries. The Cards are a bit banged up. But I’ve talked about Steve Kragthorpe’s less than scintillating recruiting. And his self righteous zero tolerance discipline policy that is an anachronism in modern day big time college football. It is a primary cause for a woefully talent-thin roster.

Paging Laterrius Thomas. Oh, that’s right. He’s the guy who chose to follow his D coach to Eastern Michigan. The fellow who asked for a release from U of L, but wasn’t granted one. Unlike Steve Kragthorpe, who was granted a release when he was in college and transferred to a different school to follow his coach.

And that Anthony Allen bad apple carried 11 times yesterday for 103 yards and 2 TDs . . . for Georgia Tech.

Etc, etc, blah, blah, blah.

Like I said, I’ve written it all before. You’ve read it all before.

It’s Tom Jurich’s move.

Until he makes one it’s going to be the same as it ever was.

Like the caller said, unsafe and unhealthy.

Not to mention . . . No Fun.

– Seedy K


  1. cbcard
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Nice Talking Heads reference.

  2. Bill Donnelly
    Posted October 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm | Permalink

    I guess that’s his last excuse. “We’re pretty banged up”. Nobody else left to blame.
    Gee, how do other football programs do it?

  3. cbcard
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    It would seem it hasn’t dawned on Krapthorpe (but then what has?) that other teams have injuries too, such as our last three opponents were all having to start new QB’s against us.

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