Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cardinals are “studying hard, hoping to pass”

Actually the title misrepresents the situation. U of L’s student athletes are proving themselves worthy of that student athlete designation. And I’ll continue even though my pal David is right, I really could care less what kind of grades college athletes get, as long as they’re eligible. Whether they wish to take advantage of the […]

Charlie Strong Does It Right . . . Again

U of L just sent out a release advising of football coach Charlie Strong’s latest giving back to the community. Strong and his family are donating $150,000 to a scholorship program that helps poverty level students work toward a college degree. Now I know that he’s not the only person at U of L or […]

SchnellSpeak: 07/25/11

Howard Schnellenberger’s Florida Atlantic Fighting Owls have gone 9-15 the last two seasons. FAU is picked to finish last this coming season in the Sun Belt. The Schnell is 77 years old. But, he’s coming back. At least for the final season of his contract. Will he take his leave after that? “The time will […]

Him Again???: Musings of a Monday Morning QB

How can we miss him if he won’t stay away? The NFL isn’t even officially back in biz yet, and we’re already hearing the name of Brett Favre tossed about. To Philly as a back up? Somewhere else? What a revoltin’ develpment this is. Yo, Rick, two words: Willie Williams. I’m talking Rick Stansbury here, […]

Tour Tames the Alps, Or Vice Versa.

It is clear there is no world class athletic competition as arduous as the the Tour de France. None comes close. Nor is there any quite as cockamamie. Alberto Contador, defending champ, an almost certain also ran this year, having gotten trapped in a crash on Day One, made one last Herculean effort to grab […]

Post Mortem Monday: Megan, Darren

Revised 7/19. 6:58 am. The Claret is Darren’s. Good for Darren Clarke. We love when one of these old farts, a guy who has always been on the verge, but no higher, succeeds. Don’t we? He stayed steady. Dustin Johnson gagged. Phil Mickelson did, well, a Phil Mickelson. But, oh my, did Lefty toy with […]

The Font, The Tour, The Open, The Forehead: Midsummer’s Thursday Musings

What Da Font? I’ve been reading the Courier-Journal first thing in the morning since I was in the 5th grade. Always the Sports Section first. Of course. Dean Eagle. Earl Cox. Earl Ruby. Johnny Carrico. Dave Kindred. Pat Forde. And the current crop of pros who give me my first dose of sports in the […]

Sanchez, Solo, Rapinoe: Thoughts on the States’ Stunner over Brazil

You will not find the name Sanchez on the back of any of the Brazilian players’ jerseys. (Well, actually you might, but it won’t be the Sanchez I wish to herald here.) That would be photographer Marcio Jose Sanchez, whose photo of Abby Wambach’s tying header in the 122d minute of yesterday’s incredible US over […]

Sunday Morning Sports: On the Climb, In the Record Book & a U-S-A W

Sunday morning summer sports isn’t just about Breakfast at Wimbledon any more. Because, well, that was so last week. There are worse ways to wake up than to the commentary of Phil Ligget and Paul Sherwen and the amorphous athleticism of the Peloton, chasing breakaway cyclists up an ancient French hillside. All on Versus HD. […]

No Rumors, No Innuendo, Just Questions

Woof. It’s the dog days of summer, whatdaya want from me? Rumors? Innuendo? Recruiting gossip that Jody Demling hasn’t already covered? Nah. But I got some question? * * * * * Why do Gene Smith and Gordon Gee still have jobs at Ohio State? Who will coach again sooner in college: Bruce Pearl or […]