Monthly Archives: August 2010

Strong’s Smarts, Holmgren’s Blunder & Other Tuesday Tidbits

One of Charlie Strong’s most engaging character traits is that he doesn’t sweat the small stuff. Except as it directly impacts his team’s play on the field. Asked at the media day press conference if there would be a change in uniforms, the coach looked at the questioner somewhat incredulously and said, in essence, I […]

Louisville’s Charlie Strong: “Playing Joker in the first game . . . it’s special.”

Some observations on today’s press conference of Louisville footballl coach Charlie Strong in advance of Saturday’s opener against Kentucky. * * * * * Along with a neon sign confirming that the U of L football meeting room is sponsored by Texas Roadhouse, there’s an inspiratonal poster that will hopefully spur the Cards on to […]

New Louisville Cardinal Hoopster

U of L hoops SID Kenny Klein confirmed this morning that it appears guard Mark Jackson Jr. will be walking on for Rick Pitino’s Cardinals. He is the son of NBA announcer and former pro star, Mark Jackson, and the nephew of former Cardinal Troy Jackson. – Seedy K

Monday Moanin’ QB: I Got Questions

Charlie Strong and Joker Phillips are both having their first regular Monday pressers of the season in advance of Saturday’s opener. Wonder if there’s ballcap or other school paraphernalia some feisty scribe or talking head or voice could wear that would get them banned permanently from the premises? I’m wearing my Monroe (Wisconsin) H.S. Cheesemakers […]

Tailgate Tattle: Six Days to Kickoff

Why There Will Be A College Football Playoff. Frankly it no longer matters what Nick Saban thinks, or Jim Delaney thinks, or any of the many BCS apologists think, there will be college football playoff within a decade. Probably sooner. The reason: ESPN. It’s that simple. This year, there will be 35 bowl games, starting […]

Coach Quote is Ready!! SchnellSpeak: 08/29/10

Frankly I’m expecting big things from The Schnell this season. His verbosity is already in mid-season form, and opening kickoff of FAU vs. UAB is still days away. Meteorologist Schnell on practicing yesterday, and how it should help this coming weekend: “Twelve a’ clock on a Saturday afternoon is a pretty hot time of the […]

Kragthorpe, Crean, Cats & Cards Go Kerthunk

Just yesterday I blogged that I would mention Steve Kragthorpe no more in this space. It is my intention to do just that. After, that is, this one last rant in hopes of purging myself of the dismay over Kragthorpe’s virulent three year tenure as U of L’s coach. Upon the completion of which projectile […]

Roundball, Rondo, Runoffs, Rum & Pigskin Roundup

Rajon Returns Home. My pal Mark — He’s my NBA go to guy — chastised me for not weighing in more on the USA hoops squad’s path to the World Championships. That’s what they’re contesting in Turkey, right? The emergence of Durant. Coach K deep sixing our homie. Etc, etc. I’m sure I’ll tune in […]

SchnellSpeak: 08/25/10

As previously reported, Coach Howard Schnellenberger has discontinued his August three-a-day practices, and broken camp. The team is now focusing solely on UAB, the FAU Fighting Owls’ first opponent. Not surprisingly, The Schnell was optimistic, flourishing florid phrasing and redundant: “This being the first official day of preparation for the opening ballgame, the kids took […]

Get Your Game Face On, Planet Pigskin!

Brett Favre is in camp, which can only mean one thing. The season is half over. Oops, not so this time around. But kickoff is just days away now. And Seedy K, for one, is READY. * * * * * Which is apparently not the case for the Rebels of my alma mammy, J.M. […]