This week…..on 55…..
55 is not a state of mind or a way to live life your life…yet. It is a place to state facts and shoot down gripes. I have logged a ton of hours in this week at the factory. (I don’t really work in a….nevermind) Once again I share with you the 55 most ridiculous things I have heard, had to debate, or just thought about this past week. Hope you enjoy. Or not…it’s cool.
1) The football team had a bye week, we did not lose however did not win
2) we still dropped in the poll 2 spots
3) We dropped 2 spots after beating USF by 31
4) UCF barely defeated USF this past week and jumped 2 spots
5) I despise UCF
6) The Men’s Basketball team looked to get back on track by defeating previously undefeated Southern Miss 69-38
7) Yes we held a grown mans team to 38 points for an entire game
8) We had 34 at halftime
9) Thx Kev. The Volleyball Cards have been on a roll as well going 18-0 in conference. Despite this the Cards are not even receiving votes in the AVCA Poll.
10) Four of their seven losses were to the number 3,11,13 & 17th ranked teams in the country early on in the season.
In a way I’m hoping my beard doesn’t end up looking this long, but in a way I do. Let me back up for a second though. It all started at 8pm on February 9th. I was going to shave and decided I would just do it before I went to bed that night since I had to work early the next morning. I figured the game would be over about 11 then I could shower and then go to bed. I figured wrong. That was the infamous 5 OT game vs Notre Dame. The game ended up lasting till sometime after 1 a.m. I angrily shaved, showered, and then went to sleep. About two weeks later I went to shave again and realized that we hadn’t lost since I shaved. Crap. Superstitions, once realized, torture the souls of the former athletes who use to practice them faithfully everyday. So at that time I decided I wasn’t going to shave until we lost again in basketball. Two months and 3 days later I got to shave.
So imagine my horror once I realized two things this week. 1) The Red Sox had advanced to the ALCS and most importantly 2) The Football Cards were undefeated. That’s why this picture above popped in my head. Here’s why I am superstitious as far as Louisville Football is concerned. Last year I shaved, without thinking of the ramifications, and went to Steve’s house to watch the Syracuse game. One torn ACL and loss later I was a believer. That’s enough to make a superstitious person feel stronger about superstition.
Superstition In sports is a long standing tradition. The superstitions can range from Chris Bosh wearing the same socks every game to some players wearing the same undies (Yuck) to our very own Mr. Bridgewater and his Bazooka Bubble Gum in each sock. It’s really insane. But as long as you are winning you don’t care. So I will grow my beard proudly for the Red and Black of CardNation. If we just so happen to be undefeated in basketball in January after our Bowl game, then please pray for me for I will keep growing until we lose. And I have never wanted to look like a member of the duck dynasty…..God Bless and Go Cards!
It’s UL/uk game week, so every morning I will update you on the betting odds for this weekends Governors Cup matchup. The spread opened Sunday with Louisville + 7.5. The spread has been updated on multiple sites but the odds show it will be a closer game than most expected it to be. Here are the current odds as of 8:15 A.M. on Tuesday September 12th 2013
Big time 4 Star DT Poona Ford (SC) chose the Cards today over offers from some of the Nations Elite: South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio St, and Arkansas just to name a few. At 6’1 288 lbs Ford has the size to come right in and give the Cards a force in the middle going into the ACC. If there is one spot that needs depth on this Louisville Football team it is at DT and Ford has been extremely high on Charlie’s list for a long time now. Not only is Ford’s addition big for depth but also continues an ACC pipeline in South Carolina for the Cards, Poona joins fellow South Carolina natives TJ Foster and Zykiesis Cannon as the third member from that state in the 2014 class. With the addition of Ford look for Strong to now turn his attention to 4 Star DT Daniel Cage (IN), landing Cage and Ford would be a HUGE get for Charlie and company and would make for a very talented DL of the future. Fords commitment should take the Cards up to number 12 in the country and it doesn’t look as though Charlie is done just yet. And most importantly who is ready to yell POOOOOOOOOONNNNNAAAAA!!
Today the last of the award watch lists are released. Todays list is the Walter Camp award watch list. This award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding player by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. It is the college equivalent to the NFL MVP award. The Cards have landed 14 people on the 15 lists including todays list as Teddy Bridgewater was named to this prestigious list. It is kind of fitting as Teddy was on the first list (Maxwell) on is on the last one today. This season is shaping up to be even more memorable than last if the all the Cards fall into place (pun intended). Below is the full list for the Walter Camp watch list,enjoy!
You can best believe this has been the most eventful off season in CardNation history as far as the watch lists are concerned. Today the Doak Walker award watch list came out for the best running back in America. The Cards land 2 on this list today RB Dominique Brown and RB Senorise Perry both make the list. The Cards now have 13 names on the 14 postseason lists so far with one left to go which is the Walter Camp award. The Camp award is presented to the nation’s most outstanding player by the Walter Camp Football Foundation. Teddy is sure to make that list. The full Doak list is below under click for more.
The Cards and Cats will meet on the gridiron on Sept. 14 (week 3) of this football season and as of today we found out the game will kickoff at Noon on ESPN. While I am not a huge fan of Noon time Kickoffs this could end up being a good thing for the Cards. Everyone knows the big game of the day will be Alabama taking on Texas A&M and all eyes will be on that and we all know after big games such as that its hard to get involved in another game. This Noon Kickoff will probably put more eyes on the Cards than any other time and if a National Championship is going to be in any kind of reach we need as many eyes as possible. So get plenty of sleep on the 13th and get ready for that lovely morning drive to to Lexington on the 14th. In the meantime enjoy some Highlights from last years Battle of the Bluegrass.
4* Louisville WR commit Isaiah Ford will be on the UofL campus this weekend to check out the Ville. Ford has been making his rounds checking out different campuses along the way but seems very excited to get to the school he plans to call home in the near future. Ford is a dynamic WR that may be the most talented prospect in a loaded 2014 class for the Cards. Ford will arrive on Louisville’s campus this weekend but he will not be alone. Fords Trinity Christian team is loaded with 2015 talent and they will also be taking in all the beautiful city of Louisville has to offer. Here is a short run down of those players:
By: Steven Rummage
3 star LB Henry Famurewa (6’2 235lbs) chose the Cards today over offers from: Boston College, Illinois, NC State, and Iowa. At 6’2 Famurewa has the great size Strong is clearly looking for heading into the ACC and after being clocked at 4.62 in the 40 he looks to be the total package. Henry does it all on the field, last season he recorded 90 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, 2 pass-deflections, and 3 forced fumbles. You can follow Famurewa on twitter @therealfamfam15.