Category Archives: Fighting

Friday’s Follies, Starring . . .

. . . Rick Pitino, Drama Queen. . . . Chane Behanan, who apparently is now on a regimen of truth serum. So, The Rick, as he is so very wont to do, has prevaricated on exactly when we might see his power forward back in red & black. . . . Kevin Willard, who […]

Sunday Morning PG: Covering a Wide World of Sports

I ran into former Cardinal pigskinner Pete Compise yesterday at the Yum! Of course, we chatted about the tumultuous but glorious last ten days. I asked if, back when he played in the late 60s, he could have conceived of the school’s station in the world of college sports, if he could have conceptualized playing […]

Monday Musings: Devils, On the Diamond, In Group D & Mo’

Let’s start with a shout out to my Detroit Tigers. They played three one-run games against the Reds this weekend in Cincy, winning two. Last night they came back big in the top of the 8th with an improbable shellacking of Aroldis Chapman. Hopefully it will provide impetus for a rejuvenation. Detroit’s been falling in […]

Tennessee Tsouris, ‘Dores Closed & Local Docket Talk

Once again, just to remind those of you not of the Hebrew persuasion, tsouris is a Yiddish word that means trouble, distress and the attending hassle and heartache. More or less. Anyway, they got some down in Tennessee. Just today at lunch with some fellow sports fans we were opining that the Tennessee Vols seem […]

Monday Snowflakes: UK’s Magic Number, NFL Stupidity & A Place to go for Sun

Kentucky is an unblemished 19 games into the Big Blue Nation’s Winter of Content. But, in this era of if a little is good, more must be better, the Cats in the last week of January are less than halfway to their goal. If UK makes it to the final Monday night of the season, […]

Kentucky 71, Louisvile 62: Considering the Carnage

Okay, let’s get a few things out of way from the get go. Best team won. Most talented team won. John Wall confirmed forever and always that he’s a transcendent player. One who can take over a game when it’s needed. Which he did, scoring six in a row after the Cats fell behind by […]

Tuesday Night Fights

Comin’ up tonight at, oh, about 9:50 on a TV near you: Round Three. In one corner, ladies and gents, the ever irascible Lone Star Cowboy, the Pride of the Big Blue — Billy Clyde Gillispie. In the other corner, ladies and gents, sideline reporter, agent provacteur, apparent nemesis to He Who Sits In Rupp’s […]

In Case You Haven’t Heard . . .

. . . Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy was arrested early Thursday morning after an altercation with a cab driver in Cincy. Okay, I’m being facetious. Of course, you’ve heard because you’re a sports fan and ESPN felt compelled to tell the story every five minutes throughout its basketball coverage Thursday night. I think Dan […]

Cardinal Smackdown

Are you ready to ruuuummmmmmmmmmble???????? In this corner, wearing his Sousaesque U of L marching band uni, Patrick Henry Hughes. In this corner, wearing a signature mock turtle, U of L Athletic Department. No hitting below the belt. I’m not sure what’s going on with the increasingly petty tiff between U of L’s most famous […]

PGST Player of the Week

You remember the Pakistani Graduate Student Theory, right? Briefly stated, for a school to contend for the national pigsking football title (Such as it is with the ersatz BCS tomfoolery), it must have lots of players willing to mug a Pakistani grad student just because he/she is walking across campus with a laptop and penholder. […]