Monthly Archives: October 2009

Cardinal Hoops Media Day: Players & Random Observations

So I posted Chairman Rick’s Media Day comments previously. Some observations from and about the players. Asked what he did to improve over the summer, Samardo Samuels talked about improving his quickness, eating healthier and working on his rebounding. He mentioned how helpful new assistant Ralph Willard is, how he’s teaching the players to be […]

Cardinal Hoops Media Day: Pitino

Not much I like better on a gray autumn day than the squeak of sneakers on hardwood. Observations from Chairman Rick at Media Day: “The team has a great attitude, maybe the best since I’ve been coaching. “Reggie Delk will be much better than (we) witnessed last year. TWill simply dominated him so in practice. […]

The Latest Sighting

Revised 10/22 @ 10:18 a.m. I stand corrected. I’m advised that the gentlemen were spotted eating dinner not lunch. My apologies for any inconvenience this misinformation might have caused. From a source both reliable and intelligent, a fellow not inclined to gossip or engage in idle chatter, this nugget, which he swears to be true. […]

Say It Ain’t So

The Chicago Bears are trying to be a contenda in the National Football League with five — count ‘em, five — players on their roster from Vanderbilt? From Monsters of the Midway to Phantoms of the Opry. The Tennessee Titans, who started last season 10-0, have started this one 0-6. They’ve lost their las two […]

The Kragthorpe Conundrum Continues

Elsewhere here at, and on my web site,, I contemplate the hubbub that has arisen surrounding the state of Louisville’s football program. Take your choice. Read the entirety of the essay here. Or read it here. Your choice where, but be sure to check it out. – Seedy K

Smith, Jennings Attorneys Issue Statement

From:  Larry Wilder Scott Roby Today, University of Louisville student-athletes, Terrence Jennings and Jerry Smith, were arraigned on charges of Resisting Law Enforcement as Class A Misdemeanors.  Immediately following the arraignment both Jennings and Smith entered pleas of guilty to the underlying charges. The pair admitted that, on October 11, 2009, they “knowingly and intentionally […]

That Dickens Reference

That’s right, kids, it’s the proverbial Tale of Two Cities. Lexington: happy :: Louisville: sad. When I watch how resolute the pigskin Cats are, I think of how much I belittled Rich Brooks during his first couple seasons. And, how wrong I, a naysayer, was. UK’s mentor proves year in and year out, game in […]

Saturday’s Pick Five, 7th Edition

So the kid rebounded a bit last week. Three up, two down. The tally: 16-14 on the year. Two weeks ago, I picked the Cards and they lost. Last week, I picked them to lose and they won. Hmmmm. So as to avoid any perception that my prognostications might in any way affect the future […]

Can I Get A Witness?

Put your hands on your computer screens, children, and give me a big Hallelujah. Basketball practice starts today. (And, while my favorite team — U of L’s Cardinals — don’t have a Midnight Madness, my guess is The Rick has already put the boys through their first practice. If not, it will be soon enough. […]

SchnellSpeak: 10.15.09

While there have been any number of really good, even great college football games this fall, it’s not been the best of seasons — so far — for the teams we love. The Cards, Cats and Hoosiers are trudging along, hoping to turn the proverbial corner this weekend. Even The Schnell’s Florida Atlantic Fighting Owls […]