Category Archives: IU

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 […]

Sunday Morning PG: Hoosiers Nicksin’, Cats Jonesin’, Bearcats & Musketeers Brawlin’, Cards Sleepwalkin’

There is a singular aspect to Kentucky’s loss at the horn to Indiana that intrigues beyond any other facet of the hard fought tilt. Whither Terrence Jones? On the way home from U of L’s snoozefest, I listened to the end of the first half of UK/ IU as the Wildcats scored 7 straight to […]

The More Leagues Change, The More They Stay The Same

Project globally. Emote locally. Some U of L fans have dreamed of a day when they’d be tripping to Tuscaloosa and Gainesville for college football weekends. Playing the Cats home and away in hoops every year. A friend in Georgia has twice emailed, assuring me Louisville to the SEC is a “done deal.” Some U […]

Derby So Yesterday, Looking Ahead to Hoops

Now that your obsession with Derby, and my obsession with JazzFest, are done for the year, let’s look ahead to what really matters. Stanley Cup? Well, for a few us here, but not many. MLB? Check with Rick Bozich on that. He’s locked in, even though his ChiSox suck. College Football? Sure, Charlie Strong has […]

Wallowing in Hoops Withdrawal

The good news about Kyrie Irving simply isn’t enough. (Yes, hoops fans, the Blue Devil superstar is one and done. All together now: Awwwwwwwww!) I need something else, something of sporting substance to ease the pain that comes annually after the final Monday night of the season. Way too early prognostications about next season — […]

Spare Parts, Entangling Alliances, Tiger Trauma & More: TGIF

Calling The Wolf. Remember Harvey Keitel’s character in “Pulp Fiction?” The Wolf. Well, anyway, he’s the guy on call to clean up any untidy messes which need immediate attention. My suggestion to John Calipari: Get The Wolf on the line. Now. I was going to write that the Cats need spare parts. Their legs were […]

Cards Crippled, Hoosiers Happy & Dawson Demurs: The Thursday Show

Preston Knowles has a pulled hammy. Imagine my surprise. I’ve said it before and I’ll reiterate. Injuries such as those suffered by Rak Buckles and Gorgui Dieng are just dumb bad luck. The epidemic of leg and groin injuries suffered by Louisville Cardinals during the Pitino Era has to be more than coincidence. Overworked, tired […]

Cutler Blunders, Pack is Back + Hoops: MMQB/PG

Skier Lindsey Vonn was suffering from a seriously strained left knee yesterday. Injured during Saturday’s Downhill, it was blown up like a beach ball. She was in “solid pain.” But, Lindsey Vonn sucked it up, and went out and won the Super-G against her arch rival Maria Riesch at Cortina D’Ampezzo, Italy. Green Bay’s precocious […]

Seedy K’s Scintillating Selections: Week V

Revised 9/29 1:59 p.m. Well, my two week unbeaten streak ended, with a hearty no thanks to America’s two independent giants. The usedtobe in South Bend. And the wannabe in Provo. Nevada’s W over BYU was out of the blue. Won’t self flagellate for that one. But I have been itchin’ like a mo’ fo’, […]

Kragthorpe, Crean, Cats & Cards Go Kerthunk

Just yesterday I blogged that I would mention Steve Kragthorpe no more in this space. It is my intention to do just that. After, that is, this one last rant in hopes of purging myself of the dismay over Kragthorpe’s virulent three year tenure as U of L’s coach. Upon the completion of which projectile […]