Monthly Archives: January 2012

Sunday Sniping: Zebras Run Amok, Tennis Transcendence, Tiger Rocked

Here’s an old saw I haven’t talked about for awhile. Too many of the “elite” college referees are doing too many games. I just turned on the telly and caught the last couple seconds of Notre Dame’s impressive road W at UConn, which started at noon today (Sunday). And whom did I see under the […]

Louisville Card File: Seton Hall (Significant Game Footage Included)

Ah yes, the annual effort we’ve come to expect periodically from the Cardinals: The Dickens. A Tale of Two Halves. It was the Best of Times. It was the Worst of Times. Others less literary or charitable, might call it Schizophrenic. Whatever you call it, a different U of L team came out for the […]

Knight Time Is Right Time: Bellarmine Grounds Screaming Eagles

Scotty Davenport’s mesmerizing #1 ranked team battered yet another Top 10 squad last night by double digits. Bellarmine 67, Southern Indiana 53. It’s not the first time. Hopefully it won’t be the last for the Knights. A plethora of encounters with highly ranked foes, Kentucky Wesleyan, Northern Kentucky and SIU among others, are in the […]

Louisville Card File: Villanova

That this was not a vintage Jay Wright Villanova squad that visited the Yum! last eveningĀ  is of little consequence, Louisville’s ten point victory was huge. The visitors outscored U of L 40-22 in the paint. No problem. The Wildcats also had more second chance points, and more points off turnovers. No problem. Sparkplug Russ […]

Football Sunday, Part Deux & Trois: Wide Left, Williams’ Sins

I’m not sure Ed Reid and Joe Flacco will be golfing together this week at Kaanapali Beach or anything, but the Baltimore QB, answering his teammate’s challenge, certainly did his part to get the Ravens to OT. But kicker Billy Cundiff might draw the defensive ace’s ire. He went wide left from 32 yards for […]

Football Sunday, Part I: Futbol Failure

For reasons too uninteresting to explain, I have become a fan of Tottenhem Hotspur, a soccer team in Britain’s Premier League. (I shall also save my reasons for becoming a soccer fan in general this late in life. I know you could care less.) Anyway, my Hotspur — What a great nickname, a reason for […]

Hoopdom’s Most Smashing Saturday of Season

Louisville Cardinals won. Kentucky Wildcats won. Western Kentucky Hilltoppers won. Bellarmine Knights won. Murray State Racers won, and remain the last unbeaten standing. Duke lost. At home. On a three-pointer at the buzzer. What more could a hoopaholic want?

Louisville Card File: Pittsburgh

I’m not sure there is much comfort in this, but Louisville fans now understand there’s a Big East team experiencing a significantly more disappointing season than the Cardinals. Holy cow, Panthers at the Pete, it was hard to recognize ya. Jamie Dixon’s squad is truly woeful. How weird is it that the Red & Black […]

B-Ball Saturday: Afternoon Dispatch

Kentucky’s 6 point W over Bama in Rupp may have been its most impressive victory of the year. It certainly smacked of — no other way to say it — maturity. The Crimson Tide never let UK out of its sight. Kentucky was up 5 at the half, and, if memory serves, never led by […]

Off the Hardwood: Peyton Siva Backstory

No player has been more frustrating for Louisville fans to watch this season than point guard Peyton Siva. Having been around him some, I’m sure he’s similarly unhappy with his play. But, there’s usually a backstory to give perspective. Siva and his father have one. Here’s a short explanation. – Seedy K