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September 18, 2013
A few passing thoughts about University of Louisville football and basketball, some of which should be obvious but aren't to "well-informed" sports analysts, and other curious developments.
-- Louisville football in a national championship game. Some pundits are going out of their way to persuade fans that Louisville doesn't have a shot because of a "weak" schedule. UofL's participation has always been a long shot. The sniping about the schedule should be reserved for teams like Texas A&M and Alabama which refused to play the Cardinals.
-- Likewise for Teddy Bridgewater's chances of winning the Heisman Trophy Award. Teddy didn't want money wasted on a campaign. He has higher priorities. Spare us from the obvious.
-- Third-straight sellout in football: Maybe, hopefully, UofL fans have arrived to the point where it doesn't matter who the opponent is at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Many more of them, joining the die hards, just wanting to be there.
-- Kevin Ware dunking again: Good to know, indicating that he's is making strides with the rehabilitation. Curious that Rick Pitino believes he may not be quite ready when basketball practices begins in earnest. (A call to Pitino's executive assistant revealed she didn't know the start date, just that it will begin in October.) As with everything else involving injuries on the UofL basketball, rehab timing is subject to rapid changes.
Charlie Springer, the founder and owner of UofLCardGame.com, is a former sportswriter for The Courier-Journal and former Managing Editor of Louisville Magazine. In addition, he was Internal Communications Manager for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation and currently serves as a Legislative Consultant for the National Association of Tobacco Outlets. He is a University of Louisville graduate and a longtime fan.
UofLCardGame.com has been covering University of Louisville athletics since 2007.
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