Category Archives: Strong

Thursday’s Tidbits: Cleaning Off My Desk

Last night I experienced the oddest feeling. So odd was it I almost called EMS. While watching the finale of the Made For TV Big Ten/ ACC Showdown, I found myself actually rooting for . . . Duke. Frankly, though unexpected, it was not totally inexplicable. One, I dislike Ohio State — yes, even more […]

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, […]

Seedy K’s Pithy Prognostications: Week V

As with life itself, matters on the gridiron tend to even out. Today there is yin. Tomorrow, yang. (Except when fake refs are monitoring games in the NFL, which, as of this writing, they still are.) I was 9-1 after the first two weeks of the season. I thought it would last. Silly me. I […]

Hump Day Harrumphs

On Sunday, in my breakdown of Louisville’s glad to get outtahere W over North Carolina, I forgot to rail against a truly inexplicable coaching gaffe emanating from the Cardinal sideline. (I know it’s late. I know it’s been talked about. I know we’re already looking ahead, trying to figure out how to enjoy the upcoming […]

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 […]

Louisville Card File: Kentucky

It doesn’t happen all that often, but there moments that on occasion define an era. One such — as you have surely read at any number of places already — came about on Louisville’s third play from scrimmage on Louisville’s first offensive drive of the game, Louisville’s first drive of the season against arch-rival Kentucky. […]

Counting Down To Kickoff

Charlie Strong meets the media on Mondays during the season. The gathering before the UK game is, for obvious reasons, traditionally the best attended. Especially when the game’s in Louisville. The gathered can get their credentials without an extra trip to the SID’s office. Then there’s the BBQ, potato salad and cookies. (Okay, they feed […]