Category Archives: Pitino

U of L Hoops: Chane Workin’ the Chain Gang

Before I commence this morning’s punditry, the bottom line. I don’t know anything at all about the nature of Chane Behanan’s transgressions. I’ve heard the same rumors you have, but shan’t perpetuate the innuendo by repeating them. Now, a return to our regularly scheduled BS. Back in the day, there were ways to tell that […]

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 […]

Nat’l Champ Louisville Cardinals Meet The Press

The local sports media were gathered, mics and cameras and notepads and skepticism all in hand. The 2013-14 U of L Cards and black-suited support staff — trainers, doctors, assistant coaches — were set and poised mid-court at the Yum! for the team photo. The chair front row center was empty. Which meant that, despite […]

Friday: LBJ in the NBA, IU & UofL in the CWS

Looking at the big picture, meaning in overview the entire series with its interesting stories and sidelights, the NBA Finals remain compelling. In microcosm, not so much. Only the first game, the one where San Antonio “stole” a W in Miami — That’s the mandated vernacular, right? — was close. Since then, the teams have […]

Sports Shorts Tuesday: T-Will, Titles & T-Bone

Branding is one thing. Brandishing, another altogether. Rick Pitino has used the former, advertising terminology, regarding his mission at U of L. As in “rebranding the program.” I hate such talk, but know what he means. Brandishing is what former Cardinal baller Terrence Williams has been charged with. As in waving a gun about in […]

Louisville Cardinals’ Four Questions (+ Bonus ??? with Video)

People of the Jewish persuasion have recently completed their annual solemn celebration of Passover. This is the holiday that contemplates the exodus under the leadership of Moses from Egypt. The plagues. Parting of the red sea. Forty years in the desert. Unleavened bread — matzoh — because they were in such a hurry to leave, […]

Random Thoughts on College Hoops’ Twists & Turns

It didn’t take long for one UK fan I know to recover from Tuesday night’s debacle in Moon Township. In an afternoon after email, containing a link to a story about Julius Randle’s commitment to the Big Blue, she exclaimed, “OMG! Happy days are here again.” If memory serves, I received a similar missive from […]

Louisville Card File: Syracuse

When I ran into my pal Harry Saturday morning, I was wearing my retro Loyola Ramblers 1963 NCAA Championship t-shirt. “I remember that game,” he said. “I watched it with my dad. “It really taught me something.” ?????? “Loyola was way behind in the second half, right? Then they came back to win.” His lesson: […]

Louisville Card File: Notre Dame

A quick refresher course for those who were contemplating a revenge game against Georgetown tonight in the Big East Tourney Title Tilt. Post Season Rule #2: You only play who(m) you play. So, there’s a rubber match against The Orange in a game meaningful only when it comes to bragging rights. And seeding, perhaps. If […]

Louisville Card File: Villanova

Revised 3/15 10:00 am (In the dulcet voice of Bill Graham, introducing a group at the Filmore.) “Ladies and gentlemen, the Louisville Cardinals.” Last night’s performance was the paradigm of this edition of the Cardinals, the essence of ’12-’13 U of L. Defense so suffocating at times, it could take your breath away. It certainly […]