Monthly Archives: March 2010

Pitino, Plump, Pals for Poole & Patterson the Place to Be

Revised 3/31 11:30 am and again at 3;00 pm. (In the initial paragraph I mistakenly wrote “Joey” Chitwood, instead of “Jimmy” Chitwood, the character in “Hoosiers.” And my mistake is a mistake, because “Joey” Chitwood is really Joie Chitwood, a former contestant in the Indy 500, who later thrilled car nuts with his Thrill Show. […]

The Rick For Life??? . . . Update

The following notification has been released by the U of L Athletic Department: “The Personnel Committee of the University of Louisville Athletics Association will meet on Wednesday, March 31 at 1 p.m. in the Jefferson Room of Grawemeyer Hall.” – Seedy K

Tuesday’s Tidbits: Crean, Cards, Cats & Mo’

Sayonara Derrick. The well-traveled Mr. Caracter apparently has had enough of western Texas, and, after one partial season toiling for the over-rated Miners of UTEP, is movin’ on. Reports are that he’ll put his name into the NBA draft hopper. Wonder if he’s checked with his longtime pal E5 to get a sense of how […]

The Rick For Life?????

I am advised by a source close to the University of Louisville who should know that there is a meeting scheduled soon — possibly within the next couple of days — to approve a new contract for Rick Pitino. The official gathering is “for the purpose of approving what is essentially a lifetime contract for […]

Revision: Faster, Taller, More Talented, Better Wins . . . Most Of The Time But Not Always

West Virginia 73, Kentucky 66. For those who seem to care about such matters, the best team in the Big East beat the best team in the SEC and will advance to the Final Four. The John Wall Era ends with the frosh phenom on the bench with 1:06 to play and the Cats down […]

Faster, Taller, More Talented, Better Wins

Meanwhile On The Other Station . . . the most exciting finale of this already magnificent tournament. Kansas State’s slug it out W over Xavier was, as Gus Johnson hyperventilated “an instant classic.” For the last minutes of regulation and the ten minutes of overtime, these exhausted combatants delivered haymaker after haymaker. Got down court […]

Thursday Game Day: Twiddling Until TipOff

No Blue Jay Way. I was oh so sure it was a Blue Jay kind of year and Creighton would prevail in the national hoops obsession that is the post-season tournament. But noooooooooooooooooo! The Bears of Missouri State clipped their wings last night in the semis, and will meet the survivor of the tonight’s […]

NCAA Round 3 Q & A

1. Will the controversies surrounding the Kansas ticket office, fundraising, and basketballers’ fights with the football team affect the Jayhawks’ play against Michigan State? A. Uh, nevermind. 2. Does the Big Red have a legit chance against the Big Blue? A. Jay Bilas sure thinks so. So does my pal Larry in Boston. But he’s […]

Monday Morning Point Guard: Quick Look Back At NC2A Rounds I & II

Revised 3/22 11:58 a.m. Before I get to hoops, one question on another sporting matter. Is that a challah Jimmie Johnson is holding in the winner’s circle of the Food City 500? It sure looks like it in that photo in this morning’s C-J. Grandma Tillie Kaplan would be sooooo proud. * * * * […]

NCAA Day Trois: Ali Soars, Soaring Empire Doesn’t

The Rick’s Not So Soaring Empire. Louisville fans spent Saturday shaking off the grogginess from lack of sleep and the Cardinals’ ignominious late late night meltdown to California. During the afternoon, coach Rick Pitino was spotted at Gulfstream Park, a few hundred miles from the site of U of L’s loss, where his 3 year […]