Monthly Archives: October 2011

Louisville Card File: Syracuse

Louisville 27, Syracuse 10. This is why I, a longtime, inveterate U of L fan, am very glad that Charlie Strong is my football coach. For the second season in a row, his squad has displayed measurable, almost astounding improvement after a slow start. It is not inconceivable that this year’s team could win two, […]

Seedy K’s Pithy Pigskin Picks: Week IX

Another slightly better than average weekend last — Boise State, Penn State and, yes, U of L , won; Wisconsin and Jacksonville State didn’t — has me anxious to knock it out like Cruz or Pujols this time around. I need to improve on my 26-14 record for the season. No beating around the bush. […]

Louisville Card File: UPike Exhibition

There were some important moments during last night’s opening exhi against Pikeville. At the 15:15 mark of the opening half, during the first media timeout, came the first of what shall be thousands of references to Louisville’s “national champion” cheerleaders. At the 13:19 mark of the opening half, U of L, leading 16 nil at […]

Big 12 Smackdown: The McConnell/ Boren Transcript

Two days ago it was widely reported that West Virginia would become a member of the Big 12, replacing Missouri, which is reported to be leaving for the SEC. Yesterday it was widely reported that West Virginia’s membership was not a done deal, and that the selection process was on hold until Missouri confirmed its […]

Louisville Basketball Media Day: The Rick Report

This is NOT the NFL, but, as with all recent years of the Pitino Regime, I feel compelled to begin with an injury report. They are aplenty. Imagine our surprise. Buckles ACL situation still hasn’t healed enough to allow him to start individual instruction. That’s 2-3 weeks away. Best case scenario is he’ll be ready […]

SMQB (A Little Late): Sayonara Sooners, Sparty Scores & Smore

Of all the memorable images from another Autumn Football Saturday, there is one I cherish above all others. Notre Dame stadium. A deafening post-game silence. Clench-jawed F-Bomb Kelly walking across the field to shake the hand of victorious Southern Cal coach, Lane Kiffin. It was all I saw on the Notre Dame Network — there […]

Louisville Not Paralyzed Against Rutgers

Understand please, the headline was meant only to get your attention, not to be in any manner whatsoever disrespectful to Anthony Conner or the seriousness of his injury. My prayers go out to Conner for a full recovery from his “broken neck.” That he has “feeling in all his extremities” is obviously a blessed and […]

Seedy K’s Pithy Pigskin Picks: Week VIII

The Pigskin Pontiffs giveth. The Pigskin Pontiffs taketh away. From a glossy, blemish-free 5-0 in Week VI to a less than mediocre 2-3 in Week VII. The Schnell, my idol, a coach who has never lost a bowl game, was skunked in the opener in the House He Built for Florida Atlantic. Illinois was zooked […]

Cardinal Athletic Finances: Strong & Inexplicable

I love Charlie Strong. I’ve said it before and I repeat it now. Despite a second season that is mired in muck, I’m glad he’s the coach of my favorite college football team. He’s a genuine guy, a man of character and a great ambassador for my alma mater. His PR gaffes regarding the Clint […]

Waiting for Wayne’s World & Other Tuesday Considerations

Just the Same as it Ever Was. Am I the only Louisville basketball fan who is tired, tired, tired of the annual roster soap opera? Injuries. Qualification issues. And, in the case of Wayne Blackshear, one of the Cards’ two Golden Arches All-American recruits, both. We’ve known for awhile that he has a shoulder injury […]