Category Archives: TV

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 […]

Hernandez & Other Hump Day Harrumphs

 I had lunch today with my usual Wednesday noon compadres, this week at recently opened Sidebar, where the burgers as advertised are pretty damn good. There’s the usual array of casual food at a place right by the arena, with flatscreens all about, most tuned to sports channels. (Though one this noon was at the […]

Emergency Warning Test: A Whistle from Defeat, Heat Force Game 7

The whistle never came, of course. I assume the NBA provided emergency medical personnel for the refs last night. So they could perform the Heimlich Maneuver after the game on Joe Crawford, Ken Mauer and Mike Callahn, last night’s zebras, none of whom considered it an infraction when Manu Ginobili was the victim of felonious […]

Okay, Let’s Talk NBA (& Other Thursday Sports Stuff)

I’ve been chastised by several loyal readers for my failure to track every moment of the NBA playoffs. So, as a tease, I was going to start today’s blog with something like: “Did you see the big game last night? How about Samoa’s boffo start against Fiji in the Rugby 7s Las Vegas consolation game?” […]

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 […]

Derby Week Sports Update From Afar

At this moment, I’m not in Louisville, but in New Orleans. I think you knew that. I’m drinking a Tuesday morning cup o’ joe, in a city that took its coffee seriously way before Seattle told us we must. Along with it, I’m enjoying a cinnamon scone, which contains significantly less than an ounce of […]

Louisville Card File: DePaul

Love this quote from Louisville’s coach after last night’s win: “If you want to be a good basketball team, you have to go inside out.” The gotcha is that the coach is Jeff Walz, mentor of the U of L women’s team which beat Seton Hall 72-62. Not Rick Pitino, whose men’s squad battered its […]

Louisville Card File: South Florida

I’m a believer in numbers. While statistics never tell the entire tale, they help illuminate a team’s strengths and weaknesses. On occasion, they also lie. Which happened yesterday. I also believe in the eye test. Watching how a game, or the games within a game, unfold, provides significant perspective. On occasion, the eye test also […]

Thursday Hoops Report: Cards, Cats, Boeheim Blisters, Rams Rock & Mo’

While you are busy perusing every inch of Kate Upton’s bodypainted “swimsuit” in the the throne-room-only slobberfest known as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, allow me to fill you in with the latest on our other annual winter’s delight. Otherwise known as the World of College Hoops. * * * * * ESPN’s Andy Katz turned […]

Louisville Card File: Rutgers

I know this horse has been beaten so to death, it’s been lying on the ground for weeks, waiting to be carted off to a British sausage factory. I’m still going to beat it a bit more. Because I can. And, because it needs to be done. Last night in Piscataway, Wayne Blackshear fashioned his […]