Category Archives: Big East

Louisville Card File: Temple

Yes, U of L is now 9-0 for the first time ever. It’s a good thing. A great thing. As a Cardinal fan of long standing, I’m pleased as punch. The Cardinal Nation is aghast that no respect is forthcoming from the national punditry. To which I say, calm down, there are any number of […]

Monday Morning QB: A Lot of This, A Little of That

So, yesterday I couldn’t help but think of the somewhat famous Tennessee Williams’ quip: “There are but three cities in the United States. New Orleans, New York and San Francisco. All the rest is Cleveland.” Thinking of New York because of the justified hullabaloo about Hurricane Sandy and all the mess going on in the […]

Louisville Card File: Pittsburgh

Back in the day, during the era when your stereo system was the most important thing you owned, the stores that sold them would advertise the quality of their systems as Good, Better, Best. Which metaphor I invoke while describing U of L’s performance in its 10 point W @ Pitt. Prior to yesterday, the […]

Louisville Card File: Southern Mississippi

Among the many questions that remain about the Cardinals five games into the season, there are a couple of trends about which we can be certain. They are mudders. Much was made about the water and flooding before and during the Florida International game. Silly us. It was but a prelude to last night’s sloshfest, […]

Friday’s Snippets: Many Sports Included

Revised 9/07 10:20 am U of L finally released its men’s (and women’s) basketball schedules. Last year’s Final Four team warmed up for the conference campaign with the most ambitious home schedule of the Pitino Era. Long Beach State, surprising Ohio, College of Charleston, Vanderbilt and Memphis all visited the Yum!. Cardinal fans actually had […]

Holiday Sports Report: Slogging thru Summer Sludge

FYI. I was going to use the portmanteau “splogging” instead of the “slogging” you see in the header. Then a quick google check — Yes, I actually research from time to time — taught me that the term “splog” refers to a spam blog, an internet site set up just to direct you to commercial […]

You Got Questions, I Got . . .

Louisville sports fans know I’m a life long U of L fan. Louisville sports fans know I’ve got this blog — which gives me the appearance of being in the know, if not the reality of same — in which space, I pontificate as if I know something about U of L sports. And other […]

Tuesday Titters: Premier League, Plundered League

I’m going to get around to the Big LEast, but first a mention of the Premier League, England’s equivalent of the NFL. Futbol, not football. The season ended Sunday in a stunning fashion. (Yeah, I know, you could give a shit. But I’m going to briefly mention it anyway, so incredible was the conclusion.) Manchester […]

Well Now, Where Were We?

Okay, I survived 11 days in New Orleans, including way too much talk about Bountrygate on the sports pages. And you, if you’re reading this, survived Derby and have enough faculties left to remember how to surf over here to Score. So, like, you know, what’s been happenin? Well, Luke Hancock proved himself worthy of […]

Last Look Back: College Hoops ’11-’12

And so we bid a fond adieu to the mesmerizing land of Hoopsylvania, with her soaring giants, ever changing native garb, quaint folk ways and odd choice of Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” as its national anthem. Some final thoughts. * * * * * Post season polls always bring a smile. It’s as if the […]