Monthly Archives: January 2013

Kentucky Wild Cat Scratch Fever: Ole Miss

I dreamt last night about Nerlens Noel. In the dream, we’re in a small, very crowded galley kitchen. Noels is wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt, and is trying to score some food, while a whole lot of people are in his way. I grab his attention, and say, “You should be real proud. […]

Louisville Card File: Pittsburgh

Corrected 1/29 @ 4:07 pm With 2:42 to play, and Louisville leading 58-50, Gorgui Dieng missed the front end of a 1 and 1. It was the only FT U of L missed in the second half of the narrow W over Pitt. The Cards were 10/11 after the break. After Pitt’s Tray Woodall missed […]

Louisville Card File: Georgetown

Paging Nate Silver. Yo, Nate, you’re a big stats guy with a world view and historical perspective. I need your help. And, if you can’t, I’ll check with Jeff Sagarin or Ken Pomeroy, or both. Because I’m wondering which was the last NCAA Men’s Basketball Champion to lose three games in a row during the […]

Thursday Throwdown: Swop, Smackdown, St. X & More

Got to start out with my man Swop. Forced to walk the plank off the Cruiser Cardinal by Cap’n Rick, Jared Swopshire swam to shore off Lake Michigan, landing in Evanston at Northwestern. Where he’s been toiling this season for the ever underperforming Wildcats under the mediocre tutelage of Bill Carmody. As I’ve mentioned probably […]

Louisville Card File: Villanova

Perhaps the Louisville Cardinal basketball players should have been a bit more despondent after giving away a game they should have won last Saturday at home against Syracuse. Obviously they didn’t find the L worthy of self reflection. The cocky confidence they expressed in the post-game locker room doesn’t seem so apropos after their truly […]

Monday Morning QB: Brotherhood Day

Let me be the first to make a year end prediction. Yes, I’m looking ahead 11 and 1/2 months. Hey, I got the blog. I got the keyboard. I’ll do what I wanna. My prognostication: If Indiana wins the NCAA basketball tournament, mentored by the brother-in-law of you know who and you know who, the […]

Sunday Sound Off: The Full Manti & Much More

Here’s some perspective, Louisville Cardinal faithful, on yesterday’s home L to Syracuse. Fourteen teams in the Top 25 lost last week. And that doesn’t include not-in-Top-25 Wisconsin, who gave a Top 10 performance in Bloomington before going Bottom 150 in a loss to Iowa. It’s conference play time. So much fun it is. * * […]

Louisville Card File: Syracuse

When a couple of legitimately top shelf squads battle to the buzzer in a last possession, tourney-quality tilt, there are always several sequences you can look to and say, “If only . . . ” The one I can’t shake starts after the media timeout with 7:47 to play. The one where they blasted AC/DC’s […]

Te’o Armstrong Syndrome: The Amends Process

Bicyclist/ cancer survivor Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame linebacker Monti Te’o are in the news. For personal conflagrations that have captured the public’s attention. Their situations are not dissimilar. Because their situations transcend the world of sports, I have weighed in at my web site, rather than here at Score. You can read my perspective […]

Hump Day Hoops: Who’s Hot? Who’s Not?

The Vanderbilt Commodores were hot. They hit 17 threes against Ole Miss at home. And lost. On a three at the buzzer. Sometimes being really hot is . . . not so hot. * * * * * NC State was hot. The Wolfpack beat previously unbeaten Duke over the weekend. Tonight they lost at […]