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The Wait….

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Good day folks. As soon as the University of Louisville baseball team records their 27th out, the wait begins. That long agonizing wait that carries from June all the way until Labor Day weekend. Unless you have an interesting hobby, or a planned summer vacation we all have fell victim to that wait. I’m referring to that wait for Cardinal Football.

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Nunnsense: Pump The Brakes Or Ride The Hype Train?

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One week from today all the talk and speculation of what this years version of  Louisville football has to offer will be over. Actual football will be played and I am giving you this week to decide if you want to continue with all the hype or if you want to pump the brakes a bit. I understand either way but if you decide to jump off the hype train please don’t try to jump back on when we take down FSU because you will be met with more resistance than a Miami defensive back from a Mario Urrutia stiff arm.  Read the rest of this entry

It’s Going To Be A Fun Year If You Like Hearing The Train Horn At PJCS

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We all have heard Petrino say he wants to light up the scoreboard. We all want to see the scoreboard on tilt. Bill  Connelly of SB Nations breaks it down for you in this exciting article. A must read for Card fans.

ESPN’s Preseason ACC QB Rankings

 

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ESPN’s Jared Shanker is doing an ACC position rankings. He starts this week with the quarterbacks. Most everything I have read so far has Lamar as the third best QB in the ACC but Jared doesn’t agree with the masses. I agree with Jared. Here is his list…..

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Is The ACC Only About Clemson And FSU? Not If UofL Has A Say

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Louisville has competed in the ACC for two years now. They are 0-4 vs. Clemson and Florida State. Louisville is perceived as the best of the rest in the ACC but hopefully things will change this year. Jon Solomon wrote this article for CBS Sports talking about how Louisville could change that perception this year. In the article, Bobby Petrino says “Our offense needs to get to the point that every time we take the field we expect to score, because that’s the tradition of Louisville offenses.” With that being said, I love our chances.  Click on the link below for the full article. Read the rest of this entry

Athlon Predicts ACC’s Top Ten Biggest Upsets For 2016

727061a13e82d2fade9075bec6ae5d6bI am not a huge fan of Athlon. I feel they are not Louisville friendly and this list proves it. Louisville makes 3 appearances on this list. I only agree with 1 of them. Trust me when I say that Bobby will have them ready for Marshall. It may be closer than we would like but an ugly win is still a win.

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Nunnsense: Louisville Could Be In The 2016-17 College Football Playoff

cfp-playoff-2The University Of Louisville football team could be in this seasons college football playoff. They could also be playing in the Music City Bowl again. There is a lot of hype around this years team but there is still a lot to be proven. Will they live up to the hype? Personally, I am a believer in this years team. I have seen the team come together as one. I have seen players like Reggie Bonnafon and Kyle Bolin make decisions based on the betterment of the team and not themselves. I saw four players turn down the NFL to come back for one more chance. Usually we think in Read the rest of this entry

Sheldon Rankins Picks Off Tom Brady

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Sheldon Rankins isn’t wasting anytime introducing himself to one of the best quarterbacks in The NFL.  He is proving that drafting him 12th was a little too low. Here is the article on ESPN talking about his interception and showing off his moves. Also, here is the video of his touchdown vs Boston College.  Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football Newsletter 8/8/16

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PRESS RELEASE

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After putting the pads on for the first time on Sunday, the University of Louisville football team was back on the practice fields Monday afternoon for another full pads workout that lasted just over two and a half hours.

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Why Kyle Bolin Stayed At Louisville

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Kyle Bolin has done everything that has been asked of him. He has worked hard and deserves to play but he knows he is the backup to Lamar. He could have transferred and started at many division 1 schools. He chose to stay at Louisville. ” it says something about the mentality in sports today that Bolin’s return to U of L actually could be listed as a surprise. ” He tells Eric Crawford of WDRB why he stayed in this article.

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Reggie Bonnafon Could Be Louisville’s Secret Weapon

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As a Trinty man myself, I was lucky enough to see Reggie as a young man. As a U of L man , I have been lucky enough to watch him grow and evolve into the wonderful man he has become. He deserves all the accolades he has received and will receive. Here is Reggie’s interview with ESPN’s David Hale. Enjoy,

http://www.espn.com/blog/acc/post/_/id/93421/former-qb-reggie-bonnafon-could-be-louisvilles-secret-weapon

Nunnsense: Dear Charlotte, We’re Sorry In Advance

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Dear Charlotte,

As University of Louisville fans, we would like to apologize for the thumping we are about to administer to you. It’s nothing personal but we need to do this for us. You see things have been a little chaotic here at Louisville and we must let out some frustration. You just happen to be at the right place at the wrong time. Read the rest of this entry

Lamar Jackson Moves Up The Just Released Updated Heisman Odds List

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Bovada sports book in Las Vegas updated their 2016 Heisman Trophy odds to win. Lamar was 100-1. He is now 50-1. Still a long shot but gaining more respect and only entering his sophomore year. Here is the full list,

https://sports.bovada.lv/football/college-season-props/odds-to-win-the-2016-heisman-trophy-201612150000

Lamar Jackson Sleeper For Heisman?

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Lamar Jackson my not be invited to the Heisman ceremony this year but he is really gaining a lot of supporters. He is currently listed at odds of 100-1 in Vegas. My guess would be that before next season he will be around 10-1. Bill Bender of Sporting News got a chance to talk to Lamar at ACC media days. He was very impressed. Read his story below.

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Petrino Goes Through The ESPN “Car Wash”

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Bobby Petrino was a very busy man on Monday. He went through what ESPN calls the “Car Wash.” A full day of interviews where he promoted the The University Of Louisville and his football team. Here was his schedule for the day, videos and pics of different interviews. Football season is almost here!

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AP Writer Picks Louisville To Win The ACC Atlantic (Hot Take Alert)

usa-today-9025859.0-002AP writer Tim Reynolds picks Louisville to win the ACC Atlantic. When I first saw this I was thinking someone just wanted to be different and maybe Louisville is just becoming the trendy pick. I’m not sure what he honestly thinks but after reading his Twitter posts and his responses, I am starting to believe that he is a believer.

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Nunnsense: Petrino Is On The Verge Of Taking Louisville To Another Level Of Respect

 

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Bobby Petrino is revered as a top-level college football coach. He has the reputation of an offensive genius and has earned the national respect of his coaching peers and everyone associated with college football. He was just about to take himself, along with the University of Louisville football program, to that level in 2007 but in January of 2007 his abrupt and selfish departure to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons cost both Petrino and the University that perceived national respect they both so strongly coveted. The Petrino led Cards had just finished the 2006 season with a 12-1 record, an Orange Bowl victory and a school-high ranking of #3 in the country after beating the then #3 team WVU in the Blackout game at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium. On the night before my birthday, Louisville had 1 heartbreaking loss at Rutgers that most likely costs them a spot in the national championship game (I still hate Ito). Together, Petrino and Louisville seemed to be headed for a constant spot near the top of the college football rankings. But it wasn’t meant to be. Well, at least not then. Read the rest of this entry

Nunnsense: New Hype/Highlight Football Video

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I miss PJCS. I miss tailgating. I miss the sound of the band. I miss DJ K-Dogg. I miss the intro video. I miss the train horn. I miss the inebriated young man in front of my seat that refuses to sit down because “this isn’t Commonwealth Stadium.” I miss my beer vendor. I miss giving high fives to the closest 20 people around me after every score.  I miss the Ladybirds. I miss seeing Robert Patrick Petrino giving the business to a referee after a bad call. I miss the incredible student athletes competing at the highest level in an effort to bring home a victory. I miss all of you. I miss everything about the game day experience at Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium.  If you are like me then you are itching for some Cardinal football right about now. In 2 short months the season will finally get under way. Until then all we have are memories of last season and hope for this one. I put together a hype/highlight video for you to enjoy……..

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Nunnsense: Louisville Football Players To Watch & Highlight Video

usa-today-9025859.0-002Football season is still over two months away but it’s on my mind everyday. I recently received an email for the University ticket office that stated my request for Clemson tickets was approved and would be mailed at the end of August. I felt like a six-year-old on Christmas morning upon reading that email. Football has always been my first love even though I have come to enjoy Cardinal softball since I started covering it for CSZ. You should really go to a softball game. It’s a great time and you will be pleasantly surprised with the product on the field. Read the rest of this entry

Louisville Football: Petrino & Jurich Building A Powerhouse

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Jeff Fischel of the ACCDN dives into the rise of Louisville Football behind the leadership of Petrino & Jurich. It appears that the ACC has taken notice and we won’t be sneaking up on anybody. Football season can’t get here soon enough.

 

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