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Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (12-3-16)

93.9 The Ville

Here is the podcast from Saturday’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage was in the house alongside the Social Media Extraordinaire, Jeremy Wahman. Today we welcomed BACK Marques Maybin who took some time out of his day to drop knowledge. We talked Football Bowl match-ups, Louisville Basketball vs Grand Canyon (INSANE ENVIRONMENT) plus we asked: How many games out of a four game stretch (UVa,uk,IU,ND) would you give up to ensure a uk win? Great response from you guys on that one. We had a great time yesterday! We were #Blessed to have Brian Hall in the booth as well producing the heat. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

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Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (11-19-16)

93.9 The Ville

Here is the podcast from Saturday’s edition of the Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville. Your host Steve Rummage was in the house alongside the Social Media Savant (I’m gonna make it a thing) Jeremy Wahman. Today we welcomed in resident College Basketball expert Perrin Johnson. After the Thursday night we had the soothing sounds of PJ were needed. Great but weird song choices by Perrin too. We talked Houston Heartbreak, Bowl destinations, Pitino & the squad, Kanye & much more. We were #Blessed to have the Magic Mike in the booth as well producing the heat. If you missed it earlier then you MUST check it out now! The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to you by JB’S Pub on Central alongside of Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net.

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BucketHatism: Virginia

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning folks, the BHK would like to start off the court proceedings by giving a shoutout to the people who make Lisinopril and other blood pressure meds that keep the BHK from having a heart attack while watching the Cards.  We are used to having heart palpitations during basketball season but I don’t need to have them during football season too.  Also, shout out to Tim Sullivan aka Slim Tully who took the time to engage me in Twitter interaction after I lambasted and destroyed him last week. Most guys would block me, like Tom Davis. Most guys would run and hide, like Tom Davis. Most guys would throw rocks from their one bedroom Scott County Indiana apartment and then block me…..like Tom Davis. But not Slim Tully, he indicated he is a “big boy” and I must admit he earned some of my respect.  He lost it again after he posted a Louisville B-ball scandal story smack dab in the middle of a nail-biter Louisville football game.

Anyway, let’s get into the notes I took over the weekend while yelling at my TV and pacing a hole in the floor.   Any outbursts and you will be removed from the court by @VilleSportslaw. He doesn’t take kindly to outbursts and Indiana residents.

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BucketHatism: Duke

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Happy Monday folks, the BHK is happy to be back on the throne after what seemed to be the longest bye week in Cardinal football history. The BHK is also happy that the Cards are back in the win column despite how it looked and felt on this past Friday night.  I wrote a piece last week detailing Friday games in Papa John’s and how the crowd is normally on another level which is always good. What isn’t good, or welcome for that matter, is something called “bad juju” (pronounced joo-joo).

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Friday Night Oven Lights

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Louisville can lay claim to being the first to do a few things. We all know Louisville Basketball in the 80’s were the first invent and execute the “High Five”. We know that the first pizza John Schnatter ever baked was in a broom closet here in Louisville. The first coach to lead 3 schools to the Final Four and also the first coach to win championships at two different schools is currently calling plays on Main St. here in Louisville.  The first person to say he was the G.O.A.T and actually back it up was born and raised here.

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BucketHatism: BYE Week

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**The court was closed in observance of the BYE week.**

While sitting around the house trying to get excited about the first Cardinal-less football week since August 27th, the BHK jotted notes down. I admit, these notes veered away from football at times but I blame the disappointing games that I saw this week.  Here are some things I jotted down from the last 8 days without Cardinal football:

 

  • I thought Sunday was hard after the Clemson game, try last week.  I know people may call me crazy but I seriously think we pissed off the programming director at ESPN back in the late 80’s or early 90’s.  I say this because ESPN replayed the Clemson game damn near every night last week. It was like getting punched in the face every night just as your nose was healing. And I get that it was a great game and we are still the talk of College Football, but that game will be a game I will probably never watch again. I put it up there with the NCAA tourney game against that team down the road in 2014. Burn the tape.

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BucketHatism: Clemson

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“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good day folks. The BHK is back in the throne of my old Louisville home after a great weekend in the valley of Death referred to as Clemson.  I became so annoyed with hearing other people recap their trip to  Clemson from 2014 that I had to book my stay for our return trip.  On Friday morning, myself and the Bucket Hat Queen loaded up the rental, attached the car flags, and headed South. Being from Wellford, South Carolina (moved to Louisville at 11 years of age) it was nice to go back home and visit family and old friends.  Here are a plethora of notes that I will now present to the court:

  • Driving through the North Carolina mountains and trying to throw up L’s at every passing car is both dangerous and acceptable at the same time. I strongly advise against it……(not really)
  • I booked my hotel months ago but then changed to a different hotel across the street for reasons I still don’t know.  Turns out the first hotel I booked was where the team was staying, and the majority of Card fans.  Nonetheless the staff at Courtyard Greenville-Spartanburg Airport was very nice. We even got a history lesson on Bojangles origins from the clerk.
  • Speaking of Bojangles, it was well worth the wait. I know some people don’t see what the fuss about but I was brought up on it and once the last franchise left Louisville there was a void in my stomach. Within an hour of checking in, void was filled.
  • Ran into a South Carolina Gamecock fan at Ingle’s who was trying his best to act like a UK fan meaning he was failing at every attempt to discredit Clemson. While checking out all we heard was ” They are not the good,  they barely beat Auburn, the barely won at Georgia Tech, their offense is….blah blah blah.  Finally after admitting to being a South Carolina fan I told him “I said the same about you guys when you played UK last week”.  He finished ringing me up in record time……

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Huge Announcement From CSZ Involving The Red Rage Tailgate

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Here is the info you’ve been waiting for!

ESPN’s HUGE New Developments From Outside The Lines This Morning

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Those were better times for the University of Louisville, no doubt. Myself, Steve Rummage and Jon Hancock were doing an episode of the critically acclaimed (Let’s roll with it) Cardinal Pulse. It was a video podcast and it was glorious. We did our show from Cluckers on campus at Cardinal Towne. The bracket was revealed, we all picked Louisville to win per usual and it was a great day and a great month. Fast forward to today. No I didn’t insert the picture to bring anyone down but to raise everyone’s spirits. We won the National Championship! Of course with that being said, here we are at Selection Sunday with no shot to be selected. Like the kid in your class that has convinced himself he didn’t want to go to the prom anyway. Breath in and breath out.

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Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 1/30/16

93.9 The Ville

On our latest show on 93.9 The Ville, we started off weird. We opened with uk and had Cal accurately predict a loss to Kansas. Good ole J.R. (Justin Renck, no relation to Jim Ross) had to leave but business picked up when we welcomed Howie Lindsey, host of the Howie Lindsey show, M-F from 10-12 on 93.9 FM, on to the show. Howie came on to give you all the insight on the huge recruiting weekend for Louisville Football. We talked about just how important we thought this Virginia game was and how could it help the Cards’ Monday night showdown with #2 UNC? Steve & Jeremy’s predictions were not even close! We had several first time callers and it was awesome, keep tuning in and calling in! Check us out every Saturday morning from 10-11 on 93.9 The Ville, and click below to listen to this episode. The Cardinal Sports Zone show is brought to by Doug Budd and Red Edge Realty and homesforsaleinlouisville.net. Special Thanks go out to Michael Puckett and Western-Southern Life.

 

Cardinal Sports Zone radio show: 10/31/15

93.9 The Ville

On today’s episode of the Cardinal Sports Zone, we talked Wake Forest/Louisville for 38 minutes without a break! We also went over tomorrow’s season opener for the Men’s Basketball team vs Bellarmine and Steve may or may not have called out an individual player. (he did) Justin talked Halloween costumes from his past and Jeremy laid the smacketh down on Social Media. Check it out!

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CSZ gets one year extension on 93.9 The Ville!

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We here at Cardinal Sports Zone are very happy to say that our radio show on 93.9 The Ville has been extended by a full year! Not too bad considering we just started on June 20, 2015. This will take us until the end of the 2016 calendar year, so there is a lot more CSZ to come on your radio airwaves!

As a reminder, our show is on Saturday mornings from 10-11 a.m.. We are flexible and sometimes have to shift around, like this weekend when we are on from 9-10 leading up to the Miller Lite pregame show from 10-12 on 93.9.

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55 (Season 3 Episode 2)

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This week on 55………..

We talk the downs and downs of Louisville Football so far. We talk LiveWith55 and the Cardinal Sports Zone with your host Steve Rummage (He makes me say that). We talk Black out game this week in what may be a must win? We will see. We go over all of the sports UofL has to offer in TWICA. Does Mike Rutherford make a photo appearance this week? Probably or I wouldn’t have teased it.

Without further adieu, here are the most ridiculous, outlandish, interesting or just downright obnoxious things I have heard this week. THIS is 55…..

 

-I am still in love with the new logo. Got shirts made with them on it too! Shout out to Ray Calhoun for the connect!

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CSZ Podcast Info!

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FINALLY!! (The Rock Voice) Ok maybe not that extreme, but we are excited to announce that will we now venture into the realm of the podcast! The Cardinal Sports Zone Podcast will debut this Monday, March 2nd at noon.

Justin, Jeremy, and myself are all avid sports talk listeners and enjoy all the shows from 93.9 The Ville to the podcast put on by our friends over at The Crunch Zone. Quite frankly, we just want to throw our two cents in. We also see the serious need for something “Louisville” to listen to in the mid day hours. (I mean I know CardNation how much we all enjoy KSR……………..yea me neither). We hope to solve both of these problems with this podcast.

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New Logo for CSZ!

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On July 1, 2014, the University of Louisville will enter a new era as they will officially enter the ACC. There will be plenty of change around the different programs, and a certain change will be plenty of new logos around campus that show “ACC.”

With all the change that is to come, we here at Cardinal Sports Zone have also decided to make a change, sort of like a fresh start. We have decided to get a new logo. You will see this on the website, our Twitter profile, our Facebook page, Instagram page, and anywhere else that you would find CSZ. A special shoutout to Tim Haag for making this awesome new design for us. You may know Tim as @UofLBirdsNest.

Along with the logo change, we have changed up a couple things on the site to make it even better for you. Our men’s basketball and football recruiting pages will be something for you to check in with pretty often. For the men’s basketball page, we will keep an updated list of the commits as well as recruits to watch. We won’t list every single player that the Cards make contact with, but just keep it simple with the ones that we believe have a real chance of ending up here. The football page will show the commits for 2015, transfers, other recruits to watch, and class rankings according to the four major recruiting sites.

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Justin Renck: CSZ turns 1 year old

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By Justin Renck:

I am not sure how many people will read this today, kind of some other things going on! But that’s ok, it still needs to be written.

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Paige Sherrard: CSZ turns 1 year old

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By Paige Sherrard:

My journey to become a female Sports Reporter came out of nowhere. I was at my last Sigma Kappa Sorority Formal when one of the sorority advisors informed me of an opportunity to compete for a spot on a CN 2 sports show. The show was called KSTV… Matt Jones was the host. I knew of Matt Jones from his Twitter arguments with UofL fans and his hatred of UofL. His anti Louisville tweets were enough to motivate me to not only attend the KSTV Casting Call but to win the spot on the show. I wanted the chance to call out Matt Jones.

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Jeremy Wahman: CSZ turns 1 year old

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By Jeremy Wahman:

Wow a year has passed by already. It seems like just the other day that me Justin and Steve wanted to start our own site and break away from site we were working with. What was a mere idea turned into the movement we affectionately call CSZ.

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