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55 (Episode 18)

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This week…..on 55…..

You know I normally start out the opening paragraph to 55 with a preview of what im going to talk about then end it with: Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55. But this week there is ONE ridiculous thing I have heard this week and it’s our UofL Men’s Basketball team being shafted with a 4 seed. So in that spirit…blah blah blah…this is 55.

1) I am going to start off 55 this week with Men’s tournament atrocity. Louisville is a 2, Wichita is in the toughest region and #25 SMU doesn’t even get in? Who is running this thing?

2) monkeys

3) Oh….well, that..um, makes a little more sense then…Carry on

4) I digress

5) They placed us in a region with Duke, Michigan, uk and the undefeated Wichita State Shockers……This has got to be the biggest group of idiots since

6) ncaa

7) They knew what they were talking about last year though…..smu

8) Yes I have decided to insert smu for smh in opposition of them being omitted from the NCAA Tourney….sure glad FU didn’t get left out.

9) Wordplay is FUn

10) Moving forward

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55 (Episode 16)

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This week…..on 55…..

I have decided instead of searching for different pics of the number 55, I would make this the official pic of 55 week in and week out. I would be up to viewer suggested pics also. If you see a pic that you would want included just private message it to me and it will be under consideration. This week has been an up and down week in the world of UofL Athletics, we will go into detail in a few. So this week we will talk ridiculous statements, wins, losses and Vince McMahon…maybe. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.

1) First off I want to wish my mom the speediest of recoveries. I almost didn’t write 55 this week due to the fact I had been at the hospital a ton and my mind had been on overload. But in the end, my mom needs something to read tonight! lol. Get well soon mom….love you!

2) #MommasBoy

3) Oh well

4) Moving forward

5) This week I purchased the WWE Network, now I know what some of you will say…that’s stupid…I don’t call your Breaking Bad and Dexter and Walking Dead stupid so don’t rain on my parade. I pay $9.99 a month and can watch unlimited VOD and I get every $60 ppv included in my monthly fee. So get over it….I’m saving money. Vince DM me so I can give you the details for compensation for promoting your product.

6) nochance

7) Well…..that’s not nice. And to think, I supported the XFL

8) kobe

9) Yeah you’re right Kobe…that was a lie

10) This week the Boy’s High School 6th & 7th Regional Tourney draw was decided

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12) Good Luck young men and do the city proud!

13) Shout out to CSZ’s Justin Renck whose Holy Cross team had a great season and made some noise this year. It’s a building block for the future and next season they will make Regionals

14) #Salute

15) My brother from another mother Terrance Farley’s (@VilleBlessed43) PRP team is still in the hunt for a state crown and we found out last week his Center Lamontrey Harris won 6th region Player of the Year. I know T has worked very hard with him since he joined the PRP staff this year. Congrats and good luck…until you play my alma-mater that is. lol

16) #GoDragons

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17) This week started off as a decent week in Cardinal Athletics. It was almost a tale of 2 months. Here’s what happened at the end of February…

18) On Tuesday the Baseball team won 6-0 over Eastern Illinois

19) The Men’s team whipped Temple 88-66 on Thursday

20) On Friday: Women’s Tennis beat EKU 6-1

21) Men’s Baseball defeated Toledo 6-2

22) Men’s Tennis beat Northwestern 5-2

23) Lastly on Friday the Men’s Track and Field team were in 1st in the AAC Championships after day 1 while the Women were 2nd….

24) Great week…until the Calendar turned to March Saturday as a different kind of March madness ensued

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25) UL Baseball loses 6-2 to #17 IU on Saturday

26) Even though there was a very valiant effort by Montrezl and the Basketball Cards, late mistakes and lack of focus lead to a 72-66 loss to #21 Memphis team

27) The Men’s track team finished 2nd and women finished 5th

28) Sunday Men’s Tennis fell 5-2 to #2 Oklahoma

29) Can we go back to February?

30) There were a few bright spots on Saturday though

31) @UofLBaseball did follow the loss to IU with a 8-2 win over Toledo and Women’s Lacrosse upset #18 Denver and the #3 Women’s basketball team slapped Cincy 75-51

32) I guess we can’t win everything…

33) Wait….we can’t win everything?

34) I would hate to cheer for a team who thought they should win everything

35) smiley

36) I had a very interesting text convo today:

37) Me: What’s up man….Yall gonna get much snow?

38) Anonymous: We may have been swept by a non tourney team but you all got swept by a bubble team.

39) Me: What? You must have got your convos mixed up, I asked about the weather

40) Anonymous: Memphis won’t even make the NCAA Tourney

41) Me: So that’s a no on the snow?

42) Needless to say reality escapes some people….FYI this is the same guy who texted me after I tweeted out great win by UL tonight after the Temple game and said “Must suck to celebrate beating a team that has less than 12 wins” yeah karma sucks bro

43) I still refuse to treat him the way he treats me because I have friends and family who are rational that do cheer for uk and any statement I made would bunch them into that group

44) Speaking of one of my friends

45)

46) SMH

47) I have it on good authority Corey used that same razor later in the evening

48) The new Women’s Basketball AP Poll came out today and the Cards remained steady at #3 (full poll here)

49) The Women have a huge Basketball game tonight vs #1 UConn. Good luck to the Women’s Basketball team. The score is currently 43-31 at the half

50) The Men’s AP Poll come out today and the Cards drop to 11 (full poll here)

51) The Men’s coaches Poll come out today and the Cards fell to 9 (full poll here)

52) Don’t forget to tune into the hottest Louisville sports show on the radio @TalkinNOIZ serving it up live from the Wendy’s studios. Hosted by Lloyd Spence, TalkinNOIZ comes on from 12:06-1 on 1080 am on the radio or access it from your iHeart app. CSZ’s own Steve Rummage is on every Monday and Thursday and the rest of us sprinkle in from time to time.

53) Russ is attacking the record books at UofL read the full story here

54) If the AAC Tourney started today, Steve shows us what that would look like here

55) Next week I will have much, much more….Thanks for all your prayers and concerns regarding my mom.

Go Cards!

You can find the previous 15 Episodes of 55 by typing 55 in the CardinalSportszone.com search bar and clicking search

P.S.-Old Chicago Pizza is awesome!

P.S.S.-Congrats to my guy Raashaan on killing it on his road to completing his goals

P.S.S.S-

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P.S.S.S.S.- Everytime I feel down about Memphis I just go back to this….

Works every time….

Shoni Schimmel talks about her final season here

*some info taken from press releases, most from CSZ and my brain

Coaches Top 25 Poll (Feb 24)

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RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS FIRST PLACE VOTES PREVIOUS RANK
1 Florida 25-2 791 24 2
Gators
2 Wichita State 29-0 771 8 3
Shockers
3 Arizona 25-2 727 0 4
Wildcats
4 Louisville 23-4 660 0 5
Cardinals
5 Syracuse 25-2 625 0 1
Orange
6 Kansas 21-6 619 0 8
Jayhawks
7 Duke 22-6 594 0 6
Blue   Devils
8 Saint Louis 25-2 563 0 10
Billikens
9 Villanova 24-3 538 0 11
Wildcats
10 Creighton 23-4 514 0 12
Bluejays
11 Virginia 23-5 480 0 13
Cavaliers
12 Cincinnati 24-4 460 0 9
Bearcats
13 San Diego State 23-3 452 0 7
Aztecs
14 Wisconsin 22-5 358 0 18
Badgers
15 Kentucky 21-6 343 0 16
Wildcats
16 Michigan 19-7 315 0 20
Wolverines
17 Iowa St. 21-5 291 0 19
Cyclones
18 Michigan State 22-6 275 0 14
Spartans
19 Iowa 19-7 229 0 15
Hawkeyes
20 Ohio State 22-6 166 0 23
Buckeyes
21 North Carolina 20-7 153 0 NR
Tar Heels
22 Memphis 21-6 124 0 24
Tigers
23 Texas 20-7 102 0 17
Longhorns
24 Southern Methodist Univ. 22-6 57 0 NR
Mustangs
25 Oklahoma 20-7 52 0 NR
Sooners
Schools   Dropped Out
No. 21   Connecticut, No. 22 Gonzaga, No. 25 UCLA.
Others Receiving Votes
Connecticut   47; New Mexico 45; UCLA 15; Massachusetts 9; Kansas State   9; Stephen F. Austin 5; Pittsburgh 4; Gonzaga 3; Baylor 1;   Nebraska 1; Middle Tennessee 1;Wisconsin-Green Bay 1.

 

55 (Episode 14)

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This week…..on 55…..

In honor of MY beloved Steelers hiring former Steeler great Joey Porter…and because I couldn’t find any new 55 pics…I have dedicated the title pic to you Joey Porter. Congrats! On the job not being the header on 55, or both, whatever. This week on 55 we discuss long layoffs, an all seeing being in CardNation and much, much more. Well here we go. Once again, I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. This …..is….55.

1) We shall start off this week with a little Football talk. Tae Thibodeaux signed with UofL on Wednesday. The 6’1 267 pound Defensive Tackle is a much needed addition to the 2014 recruiting class. Read more here

2) Also this past weekend the Cards had a ton of visitors. Headed by David Moala, Pio Vatuvei for officials and Emmitt Smith and compamy here for junior day. Read more about Pio and Moala here

3) It was announced that all of the Spring practices will be open to the public leading up to the annual Spring game on April 11. Here is the full schedule:

spring ball

4) Henry Famurewa Tweeted this out on Saturday:

fire

5) Straight Fire………..

6) On to Basketball

7) “This has been the longest wait ever between games! At least we get to play tomorrow.”

8) “No we don’t”

9) Crap

10) Snowmageddon, patent pending, probably not, pushed UofL’s game vs storied rival Temple over to Friday night AKA Valentines Day. No worries as the Cards dispatched their rivals 82-58. Montrezl Harrell had a career high 22 points and with his 6 dunks, pulled within one dunk of the single season dunk record set by Chane Behanan. Surely he would shatter that vs Rutgers….

11)

why not

12) Because he would only get one dunk Sunday night vs storied rival Rutgers during a 102-54 stomping of Rutgers at home in the YUM! Lead by Luke Hancock’s 25 points (6 threes), Rozier’s 4 threes which led to an overall season high 16 3 point baskets made, it gave very few opportunities for Trezl to be Trezl. Worry not as the very next dunk breaks the record.

13) Also evidentally ESPN likes to call every team we play a storied rival

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Men’s Basketball AP & Coaches Polls 2-10-14

AP Poll

AP Top 25
RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Syracuse (65) 23-0 1,625
2 Arizona 23-1 1,525
3 Florida 21-2 1,477
4 Wichita State 25-0 1,445
5 San Diego State 21-1 1,373
6 Villanova 21-2 1,288
7 Kansas 18-5 1,234
8 Duke 19-5 1,130
9 Michigan State 20-4 1,025
10 Cincinnati 22-3 970
11 Iowa State 18-4 925
12 Saint Louis 22-2 908
13 Louisville 19-4 866
14 Kentucky 18-5 769
15 Michigan 17-6 702
16 Iowa 18-6 686
17 Virginia 19-5 608
18 Creighton 19-4 552
19 Texas 18-5 417
20 Memphis 18-5 333
21 Wisconsin 19-5 242
22 Ohio State 19-5 214
23 Southern Methodist 19-5 205
24 Connecticut 18-5 194
25 Pittsburgh 20-4 175
  • Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 99, Gonzaga 44, UCLA 43, New Mexico 23, Oklahoma State 10, George Washington 6, Southern Miss 6, Stephen F. Austin 3, Kansas State 1, North Carolina 1, Arizona State 1
  • Dropped from rankings: Oklahoma State 19, Oklahoma 21, Gonzaga 23

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Coaches Poll 11/24/13

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1. Alabama (11-0) (1544 points) (56 first-place votes)

2. Florida State (11-0) (1488) (6)

3. Ohio State (11-0) (1428)

4. Clemson (10-1) (1289)

5. Auburn (10-1) (1268)

6. Missouri (10-1) (1243)

7. Oklahoma State (10-1) (1225)

8. Baylor (9-1) (1009)

9. South Carolina (9-2) (1003)

10. Stanford (9-2) (981)

11. Michigan State (10-1) (962)

12. Oregon (9-2) (777)

13. Fresno State (10-0) (687)

14. Wisconsin (9-2) (661)

15. LSU (8-3) (646)

16. Louisville (10-1) (603)

17. Oklahoma (9-2) (581)

18. Arizona State (9-2) (574)

19. Central Florida (9-1) (512)

20. Northern Illinois (11-0) (459)

21. Texas A&M (8-3) (410)

22. UCLA (8-3) (257)

23. Southern California (9-3) (210)

24. Duke (9-2) (203)

25. Cincinnati (9-2) (47)

Dropped out: No. 23 Minnesota (8-3, lost to then No. 17 Wisconsin 20-7).

Others receiving votes: Notre Dame (8-3) 17; Minnesota (8-3) 12; Texas (7-3) 12; East Carolina (9-2) 11; Georgia (7-4) 8; Nebraska (8-3) 7; Louisiana-Lafayette (8-2) 6; Miami (Fla.) (8-3) 6; Arizona (7-4) 2; Vanderbilt (7-4) 2.

Men’s Basketball Polls 11/18/13

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Here are both the AP & Coaches Poll for the week starting 11/18: The Cards stay at 3rd in the AP and ris eto 2nd in the Coaches Poll. Click on more for full Polls.

Go Cards!

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Coaches Poll 10-6-13

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Rank Team Record Points First Place Votes Previous Rank
1

                Alabama                

5-0 1544 57 1
2

                Oregon                

5-0 1486 4 2
3

                Clemson                

5-0 1356 1 4
3

Ohio St.

6-0 1356 0 3
5

                Stanford                

5-0 1327 0 5
6

                Florida St.                

5-0 1188 0 8
7

                Georgia                

4-1 1130 0 6
8
 

                Louisville                

5-0 1105 0 7
9

                Texas A&M                

4-1 1067 0 9
10

                Oklahoma                

5-0 964 0 10
11

                LSU                

5-1 953 0 11
12

                South Carolina                

4-1 833 0 12
13

                UCLA                

4-0 807 0 13
14

                Miami                

5-0 747 0 14
15

                Baylor                

4-0 698 0 16
16

                Michigan                

5-0 591 0 17
17

                Florida                

4-1 574 0 19
18

                Northwestern                

4-1 393 0 15
19

                Washington                

4-1 366 0 18
20

                Oklahoma St.                

4-1 350 0 20
21

                Texas Tech                

5-0 336 0 22
22

                Fresno St.                

5-0 325 0 21
23

                Northern Illinois                

5-0 169 0 23
24

                Nebraska                

4-1 125 0 25
25

                Virginia Tech                

5-1 97 0 NR
Schools Dropped Out
Others Receiving Votes
Missouri (5-0) 86; Notre Dame (4-2) 58; Wisconsin (3-2) 29; Michigan State (4-1) 16; Auburn (4-1) 11; Central Florida (4-1) 11; Oregon State (4-1) 8; Rutgers (4-1) 8; Arizona (3-1) 4; Arizona State (3-2) 4; Ball State (5-1) 3; Brigham Young (3-2) 2.
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