Monthly Archives: February 2011

Louisville Card File: Pittsburgh

Okay, I’ll stop beating around the bush and talk about that T. What we do know is that the zebra called it against the team because a U of L cheerleader grabbed the ball after it fell through the hoop in celebration of Kyle Kuric’s exclamation point dunk, then threw the ball into the air […]

Jimmer, Johnnies & Jacob: Basketballmanac ’11 (2/27 Edition)

Only Two Weeks > Selection Sunday. Jimmer Jams Aztecs Again. There’s that old school part of who saw Pistol Pete play in person, who doesn’t want to consider this Fredette kid to be Maravich’s equal. Which is what some folks are sayin’. And he isn’t. But, all the hype and hoopla aside, this BYU Cougar […]

Spare Parts, Entangling Alliances, Tiger Trauma & More: TGIF

Calling The Wolf. Remember Harvey Keitel’s character in “Pulp Fiction?” The Wolf. Well, anyway, he’s the guy on call to clean up any untidy messes which need immediate attention. My suggestion to John Calipari: Get The Wolf on the line. Now. I was going to write that the Cats need spare parts. Their legs were […]

Louisville Card File: Rutgers

Well, it’s hard to quibble with an 18 point smackdown. In the conference. On the road. In late February. Even if the opponent is Phlegm A & M. And Rutgers did their best imitation of the Mighty Hockers last night at the RAC. With 2:49 to play in the opening half, U of L lead […]

Lights Out at Knights Hall. Sigh!

The dream of finishing undefeated in the ever tough GLVC proved to tough to come true. Bellarmine’s winning streak was snapped last night by perennial Division II power Kentucky Wesleyan. A Previous commitment prevented me from attending. The Spugs Report: Kentucky Wesleyan upsets Bellarmine 94-86 LOUISVILLE, Ky.—The No. 2 Bellarmine University men’s basketball team had […]

Knight Time is the Right Time: A Bellarmine Look <<, and Look >>

You sayin’ to yourself, okay, I need to see this Bellarmine Knight squad that everybody’s talkin’ about? I’ll head over to Norris Place tonight to check out the regular season finale against rival Kentucky Wesleyan. Fugeddaboutit! Unless you’ve already got tickets. The game is sold out. If Scotty Davenport’s second-ranked Knights prevail, they’ll become the […]

Louisville Card File: UConn

I have seen the future. His name is Gorgui Dieng. I’m reminded of watching a similarly raw, still undeveloped Hakkem Olajawon play for Houston against Carolina in the ’82 NCAA semis in New Orleans. Though you could sense that had the right instincts and athletic attributes, he was not nearly as good at that juncture […]

Louisville Card File: Cincinnati

An underwhelming Cincy Bearcat squad stamped the Cards one and done last year in the Garden during the BEast tourney. An underwhelming Cincy squad did it again last night. Is it an aberration? Are we to consider it a toss it out, as a horse player often does when a thoroughbred performs abnormally? Will schools […]

Knights’ Crusade Continues: Bellarmine Bops Indy, 80-70

Scotty Davenport’s Bellarmine Knights continue to steamroll through this season. Their school record 15th consecutive W has them standing as conference regular season champs. 23-1. Now that’s a glossy record. The Spugs Report (As always, apologies for formatting gliches.): LOUISVILLE, Ky.–The No. 2 Bellarmine University men’s basketball team had to work a full 40 minutes […]

Tiger Tanks, Davis Disses Digger, Badgers Bash Buckeys, & Cats Pause . . . Again: SMPG

Welcome to Sunday Morning Point Guard! * * * * * For those of you anxiously awaiting with breaths held, The Return of Tiger, knowing in your hearts it will bring peace to the Middle East, compromise in D.C. between the Tea Partiers and pols who actually know what they’re talking about and a cure […]