Monthly Archives: January 2012

Louisville Card File: Marquette

“Louisville has pretty much disintegrated.” That was the observation of color analyst Len Elmore, a man normally measured in his comments, an eloquent man disinclined to hyperbolize. It came with seven and a half minutes to play and Louisville 7 down but without hope in its MlKJr afternoon meltdown in Milwaukee. The Cardinals were outscored […]

Knight Time is the Right Time: Bellarmine Motors On

During a timeout with 12:33 to play in Bellarmine’s coulda woulda shoulda mighta been more definitve homecourt W over Top 10 co-inhabitant Northern Kentucky last night, coach Scotty Davenport had a play in mind when coming out of the stoppage. Knight ace Jeremy Kendle, who is to Davenport as Billy Donovan was to Rick Pitino […]

Seedy K’s Sunday Morning Buzzer Beaters

Anybody watching Tennessee’s battle with UK yesterday understands why schools were fighting for the services of Jarnell Scott. Cuonzo Martin must surely be pleased that this front court playah could find in Knoxville the right major for his future field of endeavor. The student athlete can surely help resurrect a program savaged by Bruce Pearl’s […]

Louisville Card File: DePaul

Nothing like playing DePaul to help right the ship. The all-time series now stands 36-21 in the Cards’ favor, but most of those Blue Demon Ws were during the Meyer Era. Ray, not son Joey. Yesterday’s W was the 8th in a row for Louisville. An object of beauty, it was not. Mandatory, it was. […]

Friday Dispatch: Coaching & Poaching (Warning BS Discussed)

Poaching. I’ve never understood why college football still allows bowl games to steal its post season product. I mean there must be something more to it that pudgy guys in chartreuse blazers, spending their autumn afternoons in press boxes eating free food, scouting prospective matchups between C-USA #3 vs WAC#”2. What a crock. It makes […]

Thursday Thrashings: Cats, Cards, Hotspur & Other Stuff

State of the Cardinals. It is comforting to know that I’m not the only Louisville Cardinal fan thinking big picture after the Tuesday thrashing at Providence. More than a few U of L faithful have also gone apocalyptic. Another commitment kept me from the women’s scintillating comeback W last night over South Florida. I am […]

Louisville Cardinal Basketball: An Assessment

Facebook friend, a big Cardinal fan living in the diaspora, commented last night, “The natives are restless.” Indeed, GG, they are. A running joke among U of L boosters, who always seem to be looking eastward over their shoulders, is the apocryphal tale of the UK fan, calling into sports talk radio after the Cats […]

Louisville Card File: Providence

Revised 1/11/12 5:11 pm Frankly I considered the pithy way of dealing with this game. I was going to post a one sentence blog, to wit “This U of L performance is not worthy of comment.” I have reconsidered, thinking that tack a mite cute, too easy. The problem of course, is I’m just not […]

Louisville Card File: Notre Dame

As a former local college coach walked out of the Yum! yesterday with a few seconds to go in the second OT and Louisville’s L assured, he turned to me an said, “There’s something wrong with this team.” After the game, I received a text from Dr. Professor, with whom I’ve been cheering on the […]

Friday Follies: Deficiencies, Omissioncies & Efficiency

Western Kentucky Hilltopper coach Ken McDonald was given his walking papers today. Rumors that his firing was imminent have been floating about for weeks. I recall chatting about it in the press room before U of L’s W over the Toppers several weeks back. Not only was WKU losing a lot of games, but the […]