Category Archives: Announcing

Weekend Sports Favorites, Midday Sunday Edition

Favorite Quote of the Weekend. During the U of L Red/White Scrimmage II yesterday, they announced yet another of the plethora of Rick Pitino book signings during one of the timeouts. Sitting next to me, Howie Lindsay of Louisville Sports Report, or whatever it’s called these days, deadpanned, “Pitino’s got a new book out? Who […]

A Dozen Reasons Why I Love the Tour de France

1. It’s on in the morning when I get up. Which means I can watch a world class sports event while drinking my morning coffee and reading the paper. 2. The level of endurance and athleticism of the bicyclists is stunning. 3. The teamwork and strategy involved is seriously sophisticated. 4. Those stupid guys who […]

Sunday Morning Snap Shots: Bucs, Bikes, Brooklyn Basketball & More

Well, we now know for sure which school is going to be the dark horse come autumn in the World’s Greatest Football League. Vanderbilt Commodores, come on down. A loyal reader, a former Louisvillian who now resides in Music City, hipped me to the story early yesterday morning, before it hit the national wires. Four […]

Hernandez & Other Hump Day Harrumphs

 I had lunch today with my usual Wednesday noon compadres, this week at recently opened Sidebar, where the burgers as advertised are pretty damn good. There’s the usual array of casual food at a place right by the arena, with flatscreens all about, most tuned to sports channels. (Though one this noon was at the […]

Sunday’s Sports Shorts: Lefty Up, C-J Left Behind & More

Updated 6/16 at 2:44 pm. From some initial comments I have received regarding this column, some people, perhaps even most who take delivery of the C-J, received a sports section Sunday morning with stories, which did not not appear in the edition I received. I stand by what I wrote about what I received. There […]

Sunday Sports Shorts: Hoops, Pucks, Prodigal Sons & Daughters +

Just when I’ve gotten past my Hansbrough enmity — Thanks BirdMan Anderson — just when I’m ready to embrace a team with a Not Ready For Prime Time enfant terrible nicknamed “Born Ready,” just when I’m glorying in the reality that 2/3s of the Miami triumvirate are self destructing before my eyes, Roy Hibbert’s gotta […]

Louisville Card File: DePaul

Love this quote from Louisville’s coach after last night’s win: “If you want to be a good basketball team, you have to go inside out.” The gotcha is that the coach is Jeff Walz, mentor of the U of L women’s team which beat Seton Hall 72-62. Not Rick Pitino, whose men’s squad battered its […]

Sports World Sound Off: Thursday Edition

Because TWill always craved attention first and foremost, I’ll allow him to grab the spotlight this morning. In his first regular season appearance of the year — he’s got a 10 day contract with the Celtics — he played 13 minutes against the Lakers last night, scoring a deuce, grabbing 2 rebounds and committing 2 […]

Louisville Card File: South Florida

I’m a believer in numbers. While statistics never tell the entire tale, they help illuminate a team’s strengths and weaknesses. On occasion, they also lie. Which happened yesterday. I also believe in the eye test. Watching how a game, or the games within a game, unfold, provides significant perspective. On occasion, the eye test also […]

Thursday Hoops Report: Cards, Cats, Boeheim Blisters, Rams Rock & Mo’

While you are busy perusing every inch of Kate Upton’s bodypainted “swimsuit” in the the throne-room-only slobberfest known as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, allow me to fill you in with the latest on our other annual winter’s delight. Otherwise known as the World of College Hoops. * * * * * ESPN’s Andy Katz turned […]