Category Archives: Kragthorpe

New Year’s Day Noogies (And a little Nougat too)

Noogie. To the Courier-Journal sports page editors. Perhaps I shouldn’t be quite so unrelenting while continually pointing out the foibles and follies of the C-J’s sports page, which has become an almost daily example of bad editing. After all, I make a lot of editing mistakes myself, not to mention errors of grammar and spelling. […]

Louisville Card File: Syracuse

For a good while after Steve Kragthorpe was relieved of his duties as U of L football coach, I continued to give him shit. He wasn’t a very good head football coach. He precipitated then led the program’s slide back to irrelevance. He was plagued with a severe case of coachspeak. He was smug. It […]

U of L Cardinal Football: Media Day Report

As Eric Crawford explained more fully in a recent blog, any real information one gets at a Media Day dog and pony show is purely accidental. Charlie Strong is earnest. While he’ll never master coachspeak like his incompetent predecessor — Krag could talk it but not walk it — he seems more comfortable by the […]

Thursday Thrashings: Cats, Cards, Hotspur & Other Stuff

State of the Cardinals. It is comforting to know that I’m not the only Louisville Cardinal fan thinking big picture after the Tuesday thrashing at Providence. More than a few U of L faithful have also gone apocalyptic. Another commitment kept me from the women’s scintillating comeback W last night over South Florida. I am […]

Louisville Card File: West Virginia

Name Game. Before I get down to breaking down U of L’s stunning upset of the Mountaineers — such as it might be — I need to answer the question on every Cardinal fans’ lips. Just who in the hell is Milan Puskar, for whom West Virginia’s football stadium is named? Turns out he was […]

Louisville Cardinals Black(shear) Friday

If you’re wondering why it’s taken me so long to tackle these subjects, understand that this Wednesday morning is the fourth time I’ve sat down at the keyboard with intentions to weigh in, each previous occasion having been interrupted by more important matters. (Yes, even more important than U of L’s conference affiliation.) Note I […]

Daily Briefing (9/14/11): Wildcats, Cardinals, Lions, Tigers & My New Favorite Thing

No, I’m not ready to reveal my pick for The Game Saturday night — you may exhale now — but I can say I’m sure looking forward to it. It’s always fun, no matter how woeful the teams may be. And this year has been pretty grim so far for both schools, even if the […]

Seedy K’s Pithy Pigskin Prognostications: Week I

One smart aleck reader has already inquired — with an extreme attitude, I feel compelled to note — whether I’ll be picking the games this year, taking into consideration a thing called a “point spread.” To which, I reiterate: Point spread? I ain’t got no point spread. I don’t need no point spread. I don’t […]

Daily Briefing: Tuesday, 8/23

Revised 8/23 at 1:14 pm I had to head to a meeting last evening, just as North Oldham was going into extra innings against Warner Robins, Ga. in the LLWS. Guess it was a good thing. Things eventually fell apart for the Kentuckians, who couldn’t figure out Jake Fromm. Until the Peach Staters tallied 3 […]

No Rumors, No Innuendo, Just Questions

Woof. It’s the dog days of summer, whatdaya want from me? Rumors? Innuendo? Recruiting gossip that Jody Demling hasn’t already covered? Nah. But I got some question? * * * * * Why do Gene Smith and Gordon Gee still have jobs at Ohio State? Who will coach again sooner in college: Bruce Pearl or […]