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Gracie’s Journey Benefit THIS Saturday Night


We normally just stick to sports here at, (At least that’s what you all tell us to do) but today is different. I want to promote an event this Saturday night that touches my soul. Gracie is a 5 year old little girl who is in desperate need of a wheelchair. She was born with not 1 but 2 two rare genetic conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Myopathy. Her mom Kristy Hardison along with CSZ site friend Brandon Ables, who’s fighting in the main event, have put together this great event to help Gracie get the wheelchair that she needs. At this event 93.9 The Ville’s Steve Rummage will be the guest ring announcer and I will be involved somehow too, hopefully to hit someone with a chair. There will be a lot of pro-wrestling memorabilia up for raffle as well as lunch with the hardcore legend, Mick Foley! Come out and watch two wrestling fanatics in me & Steve be involved in our very first event!


There has been a gofundme account set up for Gracie, give here!

Back to the important person in this equation, Gracie. I asked Gracies mom to break down what is going on with Gracie for you since I knew I couldn’t do it justice and here is what Kristy had to say.


JW: Tell everyone who doesn’t know Gracie about her and where they can follow her on her journey

Kristy: Oh absolutely. She has a Facebook page I have been posting on for years now so please feel free to check that out @GraciesJourney2012. Grace has two rare genetic conditions, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Congenital Myopathy. The EDS means that she lacks collagen between her joints and this causes frequent pain, sublaxation and can cause easy dislocations. Congenital Myopathy means she was born with low muscle tone.


JW: What is the actual diagnosis or treatment for these

Kristy: For Grace there is no time-table of when things will progress or how but we continue to follow up with her specialist for extended care. We will be visiting Vanderbilt Childrens in November to see a genetic specialist who specializes in EDS.


JW: I see, How did Brandon Ables get involved?

Kristy: Brandon and I work together. He has come to know Grace through the office in which he has treated her for allergy and sinus problems and he hears many of my calls out and from many of her medical specialist. He asked me if he could help and I agreed. I felt like if nothing more came from this it would at least raise awareness for those who suffer from Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Many who suffer from this rare genetic disorder, suffer differently.


JW: That is awesome of him to help and shows the kind of parent you are to get out and raise awareness as well. Thank you for your time Kristy!

Kristy: Thank you for all of your help as well


If you have any questions about the event or anything contact myself, Brandon Ables (@BigTicketables) or Kristy Hardison (@Shearkris) or even go to Facebook where we all 3 have profiles & you can also find Gracies Journey as well. On this weeks @RingsidePodcast, myself, @DanielSpencer & @Kruegermania talked to Brandon about this event. Click on it below and give it a listen. Thank you all for your time!


Cards Looking To Bounce Back With All Things ACC


It is no secret that the University of Louisville football team graduated a ton of talent last season. Cardinal Sports Zone’s very own Jeremy Wahman sat down with All Things ACC to discuss who to look out for this year on the field.

CSZ Podcast: Baseball Tournament Edition

It’s been awhile but the time folks at CSZ have come back to the podcast airwaves. Jeremy, Matt McGavic & Justin Krueger break down the upcoming NCAA Baseball Tournament. LJ was nice enough to come in and reluctantly produce it. We talked about the bracket overall, UofL’s pod & ppl mad online about Dan McDonnell. Is it Omaha or bust for the Cards? Tune in to hear what we think.

Listen to CSZ Baseball Preview by The Nest #np on #SoundCloud

Go Cards!

The Nest Episode 13: Well That Sucked

On this episode we talk about the season that was and look forward to Cardinal Basketball next year. We talk about Spring Football, Lady Cards, the Cardinal Nine, and more. Tune in.


The Nest Episode 11: March Gladness

On this episode we break down the ACC tournament and our rematch against Duke. We talk to The Crunchzone’s TBG as well as Courier Journal’s Jeff Greer live from Brooklyn. The crew gives thier ACC tourney predictions and we debate who’s jersey deserves to be retired. Joined by Stu from Cardinal Phone Repair. Tune in!

The Nest Podcast Episode 10:Woke Forest & DoorMatt


On this episode LJ, Jeremy, Nunn & Krueger recap the Syracuse beatdown and vent about the Wake Forest game. We discuss the ACC tournament and how it could shape up. Phone lines were opened and we also talk about who we want to see on future schedules (Hoops,Football). All that plus a venting session and wings on this episode of The Nest brought to you by Cardinal Phone Repair &!


The Nest: All RILED Up And It S-U-C-K’s (Episode 9)


On the episode we are joined by WDRB’s Jason Riley. We break down the V-Tech win and UNC loss. We preview the upcoming rematch with Syracuse and the Cards trip to Winston-Salem to face Wake Forest. The crew debates which song should the football team run out to and more. Plus we vent. All that and more on this episode, tune in.

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The Nest Episode 7: Deng It Mango!


On this episode we break down the highs of a win against Boston College and the lows of a loss to Virginia. We address missed curfew-gate and also dive into a preview of the Miami and Syracuse games. Stu from Cardinal Phone Repair stops by and we discuss the worst sports analysts past and present. You will NOT want to miss this episode!

The Nest: That Boy’s Mad (Episode 6)


On this episode we welcome Twitter legend TBG into the show. We recap the dismantling of NC State, the legend of David Levitch, what to expect in both the Boston College and Virginia games, crootin’, and we also vent at the end. Smash the play button and enjoy.


The Nest Episode 5: Holy Pitt!!



This week on the nest we have a full house and we weren’t playing Cards. (Non pun intended) LJ, Jeremy, Paige, Matt and Krueger sat down and discussed the week in basketball for one. Nunn was posted up in the corner like a man possessed. Like a man who’d been cheated out of pizza & wasn’t gonna take it anymore. FSU, Pitt, Signing Day & LJ had a great question about sacrifice we all discussed. We are also pretty sure Nunn did not predict the leading scorer for NCST. Catch all of this & more on the Nest….


CSZ Asks & CardNation Responds



Tonight we took to Twitter to find out what everyone thought about the game & their outlook on the season going forward. You guys know what I think. When we are at full strength we still have one big problem. Droughts & situational shot selection. It has to change because we have the talent to go a long way if corrected. I also asked the contributors to give their thoughts. This is what they came up with.

First off, some of the Contributors thoughts:

@LJThaFiasc0-Encouraging to know that we almost won with 3 backup players and our best shooter going 2-10

@GeneralWasp-It’s still very optimistic. FSU is a damn good squad, we were without one of our more dynamic playmakers, and we only lost by 5. My concern is that the last few games, we’ve struggling in the first 5-10 minutes of the game. We can come back against Clemson. We can’t do that against FSU

@PaigeS_502– I think this team is poised for a great run in March. Q being hurt gives his backups good minutes for practice which will come in handy in the tournament.

@KruegerMania-About what I expected. The Q injury blows but I think Louisville will be fine until he returns, as long as they can run their offense. Defense is fine.

@UofLNunn– Can’t complain about the record when you take into consideration the strength of schedule. I still believe this is a final 4 team.


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The Nest Episode 4: Q’s Hip & O-Line Flips


On this episode we recap the Duke win and also look at what the next few games are going to be like without Quentin Snider. We discuss the addition of Mike Summers and what it means to Lousiville Football going forward. The crew talks about which player(s) they are excited to see for football next year. Also, we vent, and I yell at Krueger. All that and more on this episode.

The Nest Episode 3: Duke & CoachSwap


On this weeks episode of the Nest Paige takes a siesta to watch the Women’s Basketball team take on FSU. Have no fear, Matt McGavic is here. The latest addition to the podcast roster had a ton of hot takes. He joined LJ, myself, Jeff Nunn & Justin Krueger as we recapped Pitt, tried to sort out the DC swap, previewed Duke & put to rest the year old notion that a hot dog is a sandwich. Tune in below!

CSZ On 93.9FM The Ville 1-7-17

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Magic was in the booth with us today as Jeremy flew solo for the first hour & then graciously Marques showed up & helped co-pilot the show. We talked to Danny Mosby from Birdgang who called in & talked to us about a tribute to Amzie Smith, the teenage role model who passed away yesterday after losing her battle with Cancer. We then talked about Donovan’s ability to handle the hype, Anas’ emergence & the importance of NCAAT resume builders. Steve came in for hour 2 & the bracketology talk ran wild! Great show as always! The Cardinal Sports Zone show on 93.9 The Ville is presented to you by Doug Budd at Red Edge Realty and We are also brought to you by Birdgang Brand Clothing, Cook Compression, Cardinal Phone Repair and Smith & Smith Renovations.

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The Nest Ep2: CardMaggedon


On this episode we recap the Cards big win over UK. We also talk about the Virginia let down. We preview CardMeggedon and discuss the bowl game against LSU and the basketball game against IU. Joined by Nunn, Krueger, and Jeremy55. Tune in!


The Nest Ep1: No Blue Friends


Last night we recorded the inaugural episode of the Nest. The Nest will come to you whenever LJ feels like producing it. (His words) Myself & LJ got together one day because him & a few of the other contributors were wanting to come on the radio show and talk sports. We don’t normally have a ton of extra time plus the other contributors didn’t have enough experience. I suggested for him to host a CSZ affiliated podcast since he had experience. The rest is history. He suggested a few people to be on the inaugural edition, I said yes to everyone but Nunn. He invited him anyways. We hope you enjoy The Nest and be patient because LJ is very bossy in the studio and mutes Krueger (rightfully so) multiple times. In our first episode we talk the Basketball rivalry. LJ, Paige, Justin & Jeff tell you about their first memories, who they think need to step up, their X-factor, MVP’s and much more!  Give it a listen, you won’t be disappointed!

Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (12-17-16)

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Here is the podcast from todays 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. We had a bunch of great guests today. Marques Maybin was in the house again breaking down your Louisville Cardinals needs. We had our guy Damon from JB’S come in & talk about some future events at the pub and Birdgang Brand COO Dan Mosby came in and talked with the crew for a few. We talk LSU & Fournette as well. All that and much more.


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

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Todays Question Of The Day For CSZ On 93.9 The Ville

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Due to an overwhelming amount of responses, we decided to post ALL of your responses to the Question of the day in one post. We take the question of the day very serious & appreciate all the response from social media as well as the many callers today. We didn’t get to read 1/50th of the responses on air today so we thought we would post them in a story. Coincidentally those were Lamar’s odds at one point as well. The topic was Heisman. We asked: What are your top 3 moments in Louisville Football history? We also asked if Lamar was statue worthy. Here are your responses:

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Cardinal Sports Zone Show On 93.9 FM The Ville (12-10-16)

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Here is the podcast from today’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 talked Heisman, Heisman, Heisman & Heisman. Our guy Nicky V was in studio laying down the tracks as our producer. Chef Nick took us all the way from New York style Pizza to bludgeoning people with a heavy metal statue. Speaking of statues: Does Lamar deserve a statue if he brings home the hardware tonight? We think so and so did a lot of the callers. We asked on Twitter last night for you to give us your top 3 UofL Football moments and you did BIG TIME! I will post a separate post in just a few minutes with all of your responses due to the overwhelming amount of Tweets. We also talked about Basketball for 5 minutes. 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


If you cannot be by a TV tonight 93.9 The Ville will broadcast everything emanating from the Heisman Trophy ceremony starting at 7pm! ESPN Audio Now, iHeart, TuneIn app plus streaming on ESPN!

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

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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

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