Monthly Archives: January 2011

BEast Roars, Big Blue Pitino Props & Mo’: Sunday Snippets

I know the weather has been so wacky lately in so many places, that I’m wondering what in the name of Storm Thunder Team Television Forecast what’s goin’ on? Well, I don’t need John Belski to come out of retirement to explain it all to me. Read on. I now have empirical evidence that 1) […]

Louisville Card File: UConn

Shame On Me. Nobody’s been harder on Terrence Jennings than I have. Relentless. Not tonight. The beleagured and oft defamed U of L pivotman went 16  and 10. Five of those boards were at the offensive end. Including one follow slam he stole from VT. Four blocks against the blockingest team in college hoops for […]

Pitino Goes Mini-Cal, Siva’s Not Sosa, Recruiting Shtick, Tiger’s Peeved & Mo’: Thursday’s Tit-For-Tat

All Glare, No Froth. Several readers have already inquired this a.m. if I know at whom The Rick was looking daggers squared after the final buzzer last night, while the rest of the gym was suitably celebratory? I didn’t see it. But, my guess, from hearing the post game comments, is that George Goode was […]

Louisville Card File: West Virginia

Feast or Famine. West Virginia battered U of L on the boards and tallied a 17-2 run to grab the game by the short and curlies. Bobby Huggs’ Mountaineers led by 11 at the half. It didn’t seem that close. They were +9 on the boards (11-5, the disparity on the offensive ends). The visitors’ […]

Packer Punter: Super Bowl’s Kentucky Connection

When Tony and Mike give you serious props on Pardon The Interruption, you know you’re the real deal. Especially when it comes to the NFL, the league over which these giant sports pundits slobber. So, hey, Tim Masthay, come on down and bask in the spotlight. The former Wildcat punter toiled during the regular season […]

Cutler Blunders, Pack is Back + Hoops: MMQB/PG

Skier Lindsey Vonn was suffering from a seriously strained left knee yesterday. Injured during Saturday’s Downhill, it was blown up like a beach ball. She was in “solid pain.” But, Lindsey Vonn sucked it up, and went out and won the Super-G against her arch rival Maria Riesch at Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. Green Bay’s precocious […]

Louisville Card File: Providence

Call me a naysayer — I’ve been called a lot worse — but I believe U of L’s margin for error to make the NCAA has been eliminated. This under-talented, but usually steady squad faltered in Rhode Island, and can now lose no game it “should” win and, to be safe, needs to steal one […]

Louisville Card File: St. John’s

Did I see a truck back up to U of L’s basketball complex this morning, with some auxiliary whirlpools to treat the Cardinal wounded? I sure hope so. Otherwise, TJ is going to have to share one of those baths with Marra and VT. Talk about your team togetherness. * * * * * The […]

Wednesday’s Whimpers: My Own Wintry Mix

Who was it the other day who used Anthony Grant as an example of a coach making a questionable “upward” move? Oh yeah, c’est moi. Well, the ‘Bama hoops mentor, after last night’s stunner over UK, is on top of those Alabama sports pages today. Unless, of course, Nick Saban had some recruits at the […]

Knight Time: Bellarmine Tops Indy

By the hair on Justin Benedetti’s chinny chin chin, Scott Davenport’s Knights kept their ownership of the Hoosier state intact, with a 99-97 last second W over Indy. The Spugs Report (As usual, please excuse the formatting): Knights escape 99-97 as Benedetti hits 3 in final seconds BU improves to 16-1, 9-0 in conference INDIANAPOLIS, […]