Treyson The Highchair Emcee Pt 2

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I got in contact with Treyson’s Dad Tim. He read this story and asked if I wanted a CSZ intro done as I alluded to in the story. I said yes and this happened:

I may be biased but it’s my new favorite

Ray Ganong: Worlds Most Intense Man

Photo: syracuse.com

Photo: syracuse.com

One guy that hates attention but always seems to be the center of it is University of Louisville Strength and Conditioning Coach Ray Ganong. Coach has been with the school for 31 years and has National Championship rings in three different sports. (Basketball-UL, Football-Miami, Baseball-Miami) 36 years in the industry. I have known and loved coach G for a little longer than most because his popularity has just gained steam the past few years. Coach G was my strength & conditioning coach at Louisville and has remained a friend ever since. His family are friends. Just one of the greatest guys I have ever know.

Ok now that we have the pleasantries out of the way. Dude is intense! His hulk-like transformations in practice, training or even games is unreal. He is one of the reasons for success University wide as far as I am concerned. I’ve seen Volleyball players, Women’s Bball players, Football players and Baseball players go work out with him over my life time. Everybody loves Ray. They could make a TV show out of it. Well one that was good anyways. Here are some clips of the great one that I hope you either enjoy or get scared crapless.

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Shaq Almost A Card?

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I was scrolling through my social media and seen one of the most intriguing things I have seen in a while. A hidden gem. Let me preface this with two things. 1) As a youngster I had awful taste in music. 2) I had purchased the 1st few Shaquille O’neal CD’s. Yes Steve & Justin they were still CD’s then. I read a post from CN2 reporter Garrett Moore (@Garrett_cn2) that flat out stated that Shaquille O’neal to the Ville was a possibility. Who better to get us out of this funk that we are in that Shaq-Fu himself. Damion Lee screams out “Who’s Got my back?” & Shaq returns “I got your back”. Brilliant. I never knew we were even close to turning Louisville into ShaqVille O’neaL, or some other clever combination of words. Garrett’s was good too. It was also announced today that the Miami heat will retire his number next season. Congrats. Here’s Garrett……

UofL BASKETBALL | What if Shaq had been a Cardinal?

by Garrett Moore

 

The Big Aristotle. Shaq Daddy. The Big Shaqtus. The Shaq da Ville?

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2015 Louisville Football Highlight Reel

Photo: GoCards.com

Photo: GoCards.com

Today, Coach Bobby Petrino blessed with a highlight reel of the 2015 season. It was magnificent. Take the next 8 minutes and 21 seconds out of the day and watch this. Of course follow that up with the video of the high chair emcee I posted earlier here. (cheap pop) This gets me so pumped for Football even though It’s so far away. Thank you and Go Cards!

OC Garrick McGee on the 2016 Recruiting Class

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Garrick McGee speaks on the 2016 recruiting class. He was pretty pumped up at the signing day event as well when talking about Jawon Pass. I know you all are anxiously awaiting football as much as I am.

Go Cards!

Treyson: The Highchair Emcee

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I will admit it. Before last week I had not heard of the High-chair emcee. I am NOT ok with that. Come to find out he has been on the Deener show for a while and has recently started doing Ramsey & Rutherford pitches. Wouldn’t hate to hear he had done a CardinalSportsZone Radio plug if I am being honest (Saturdays at 10am on ESPN 93.9 FM). One of the most adorable things I have seen or heard and much-needed. My guy Sean Moth may be in serious trouble if this kid decides to go pro by the age of 8. If you have only heard the hype but not the man, here you go…..Treyson: The High-chair emcee.

 

Just awesome! He most definitely has our back CardNation. Go Cards!

 

 

CardNation: We Will Get Through This

All hail our UofL!

CardNation. It’s not just a term, it’s a way of life. Through the good and the bad we always prove one thing and that is that we persevere. We have unfortunately had a lot of bad times to try us over the past few years as well. I won’t get into that. One thing I do know though is that we will get through this. We are too proud and too strong. Other programs have been through similar trials and tribulations and have rebounded (no pun intended) just fine. It just hurts at the moment. I get it.

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AP Top 25 Poll 2/8/16

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(###) Number of first place votes
 
1
Record: 20-3
PV Rank

3

Points

1,566

2
Record: 21-3
4
1,499
3
Record: 19-3
1
1,472
4
Iowa (11)
Record: 19-4
5
1,471
5
Record: 21-2
6
1,382
6
Kansas (1)
Record: 19-4
7
1,311
7
Record: 19-4
9
1,223
8
Record: 20-4
10
1,144
9
Record: 19-4
2
1,136
10
Record: 19-4
14
1,082
11
Record: 20-4
16
905
12
Record: 18-4
17
826
13
Record: 19-4
19
819
14
Record: 17-6
13
781
15
Record: 18-5
8
663
16
12
593
17
Record: 19-5
23
497
18
Record: 19-5
18
456
19
Record: 19-3
24
413
20
Record: 18-6
11
349
21
Record: 17-6
15
333
22
Record: 17-6
20
228
23
Record: 18-5
27
225
24
Record: 16-7
36
199
25
Record: 17-6
21
132

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Must Read For CardNation: Seth Davis Interviews Rick Pitino

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If you haven’t read this article from College hoops reporter for SI and CBS Sports Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops), you can here. One of the more intriguing articles I have read in awhile. In the story Coach Pitino goes more in depth on the alleged incident and delved a little deeper into the saga that is currently going on at the University of Louisville. Great job by Seth, Give this a read.

 

As always, Thank you and Go Cards!

 

Cardinal Catch-Up: Alhaji Mohammed

 

(via Alhaji Mohammed)

(via Alhaji Mohammed)

 

One thing that I love in the local sports scene right now is how myself and Marques Maybin are keeping in touch with former Cards. Marques has his throwback Thursday on the Deener show on ESPN 93.9 FM & I talk with the guys from all sports on LiveWith55 on Wednesday nights at blogtalkradio.com/csz. Today is a very welcome slow news day for CardNation.

I was talking this morning to Alhaji Mohammed. It’s no secret if you follow Mo is that he is a very charitable individual. He has always been humble and kind and willing to give back to the community. Of course I must preface this with the fact he is my friend. However he is one of the best people I have ever met. I met him back in 2004 when I went to a summer league game in the barber shop league down at St Stevens. He didn’t know me but we sat there and talked hoops while I watching my young bull Terrance Farley play in the league.

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It’s a Power Struggle as No. 3 Notre Dame and No. 13 Louisville Battle for the ACC

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Card Nation: Get out to the KFC Yum! Center TODAY, Sunday, February 7th at 2PM to cheer on your 13th ranked Louisville Women’s basketball team.

Tickets are $3 with your Kroger card or with a ticket stub from the men’s Boston College game.

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Cardinal Sports Zone Radio 2-6-16

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On todays show Marques Maybin joined us in studio as a guest host. Steve and Marques welcomed Ramsey & Rutherford in at 10:30 to talk to coach Rick Pitino. They talked about both the scandal and today’s game. To start off the show Steve brought Jesus into the 93.9 studios this morning with an epic rant! It was one of the best shows ever despite the circumstances. It was hard for Jeremy to keep up on social media because you guys were amazing! Thank you so much for your support. Thank you so much for your kind words and compliments. Thank you to 93.9 FM for giving us this platform. Thank you to 93.9 and Drew Deener for keeping us informed for the entire day yesterday and continuing coverage this weekend. We are shooting for bigger and better things for you CardNation and will keep providing you with quality shows. Until next week CardNation, God Bless & Go Cards!

Thoughts on the Post Season Ban

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As an alumna of the University of Louisville, I am deeply disheartened by the decision to ban the men’s basketball program from any and all post season play.

If there was in fact a violation unearthed (and it’s apparent that there was) I’m not sure that a post season ban for this season would relinquish the crime. The snap decision to punish this years team a month prior to the ACC Tournament is wrong. The purpose of university administrators is to protect the students; student-athletes included. However, it’s clear this move was not made in the best interest of the students and student-athletes.

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“It’s just basketball” 

“It’s just basketball,” they say. 

I’ll admit, I used to be in that camp. Growing up just north of Pittsburgh, I was in the (very slim) minority whose loyalties didn’t lie with either Pitt basketball or Penn State football. When the scandal broke at PSU, I felt for the student-athletes who were unfairly being punished, but anything more than sympathy was difficult with such a complete lack of emotional ties unlike those around me. Little did I know that less than four short years later, I would be on the complete opposite side of the issue.

I joined the team here at CSZ when Justin contacted me after reading my letter to Sports Illustrated , regarding an article released about the scandal that is weighing so heavily on the hearts of many here in Louisville tonight. When I sat down to write that letter, I had no idea what would come of it – I just needed to blow off steam. I’ve been humbled and blessed to make connections with so many members of the greatest fanbase in America, and I want each and every one of you to know that tonight my heart is breaking right alongside yours. You’ve done nothing if you haven’t proven to me that choosing to call Louisville my home three and a half years ago was the right choice, just as it was the right choice for Damion Lee and Trey Lewis. There’s something special about this place, this city, this university… And that’s what makes all of this so damn difficult.

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Our Friends At BirdGang Open Up Their First Retail Shop!

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The title is self-explanatory. It is no secret the bond that myself and BirdGang Brand Clothing CFO Danny Mosby have. Played against each other in High School, on the same side at the University of Louisville. Every time he takes a step forward in the business world I burst with pride. This is no different. This weekend he along with his co-founders (Nappy Roots members Brian “Buffalo Stille” Scott and Ronald “Clutch” Wilson) open up their first retail spot! Get out and support your local business owners! All the info is included in the press release below.

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Louisville Football comes in at #12 in ESPN Football Power Index

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Photo: Mark Humphrey/AP

The day after National Signing day there is still a buzz in the air about next years Louisville Football team. The Cards signed another great class and bring back around 18 starters. This means that the buzz isn’t just local anymore. Today ESPN put the Cards at #12 in their “Football Power Index”.

Does this mean Louisville will start out in the top 12 next season? Not necessarily, but it does mean Petrino’s team is picking up a lot of steam heading into the 16-17 season. Expect much more steam to pick up in the coming months. #L1C4

 

Video: Louisville stadium expansion “Coming Full Circle”

Vegas gives Louisville a 14/1 shot at cutting down the nets

NCAA Basketball: St. Francis-NY at Louisville

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Since the Cards’ win over #2 North Carolina on Monday I think we have all allowed ourselves to dream of a trip to Houston and the Final Four. Today we found out that we are not alone in that thought process. Vegas (Who we know somehow is usually accurate) gives Louisville the 7th best odds at 14/1 to cut down the nets in April.

Oklahoma, rightfully so, comes in at number 1 with 6/1 odds followed by UNC at 15/2. After that it looks like it is anyone’s game.

Oklahoma 6/1

North Carolina 15/2

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LiveWith55 2/3/16 Marques Maybin, Dave Lackford

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Check out this weeks episode of LiveWith55! Tonight we talked to Marques Maybin about UofL hoops (were supposed to) vs Uva/UNC and Dave Lackford who is the moderator of FSU’s Warchant.com will talk to us about NSD. If you love sports knowledge and NSD info listen to Dave’s interview. Very insightful and knowledgable. Also went over new uniforms, TWICA plus much more on LiveWith55!

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/csz/2016/02/04/livewith55-2316-marques-maybin-dave-lackford

 

If you want to listen to the LiveWith55 podcast do the following:

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Damion Lee Highlights via @TheACCDN

A Dab, A Photobomb, A Kiss: Damion Lee’s Big Night in Louisville

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