Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion. Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013, he was a champion. Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion. You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.
On this episode we break down Q’s return for the Miami game and the OT thriller against Syracuse. We preview the V-Tech game and look ahead to the showdown in Chapel Hill. Also, we discuss the craziest thing we have ever seen at a Louisville Sporting Event. All that plus some of CardNation calls in to the show.
The NFL’s 2016 season saw action from 22 former Louisville Cardinals on 15 different teams, with at least one player representing each position in football. The 2016 NFL Draft also felt the Louisville Cardinals’ presence, with the selection of Sheldon Rankins with the 12th overall pick. The Bills, Steelers and Jets feature multiple former Cards on their rosters, with the Steelers having 2 and both the Bills & Jets having 4 (The Bears also had multiple prior to Greg Scruggs being waived). 3 postseason teams have former Cards on their rosters (Steelers, Dolphins, Patriots), as well as the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots (Greg Scruggs).
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In the state of Kentucky, fans of the state’s major basketball schools (UofL and UK) don’t agree on much. They disagree so much that many fans argue Louisville and Kentucky are two completely different geographical locations with no relationship. One thing the entire state can agree on, however; everybody hates Duke.
Duke is an all-time top-5 basketball program. That alone is cause for all other fan bases to despise a program. Add in all the easily unlikeable personalities like Christian Laettner, JJ Reddick, every Plumlee brother, Greg Paulus, this post would be too long to name them all, but you get my point. Duke has the stereotypical mold for the most hated player in college basketball, year in and year out. Crazily, we may be looking at the most hated player in Duke history between the two fan bases of the Bluegrass State, Grayson Allen.
After falling 77-70 on Wednesday to Notre Dame, the No. 9 Cardinals bounced back with a solid road victory over Georgia Tech by a score of 65-50.
It was an ugly game and aside from a late push by the Yellow Jackets, the Cardinals controlled the whole way. Donovan Mitchell led the Cards with 20 points, Quentin Snider had 12 points and 7 assists, Anas Mahmoud chipped in 10 points and added an assortment of blocks as well, and Ray Spalding owned the boards for the Cards by grabbing 12 rebounds.
It wasn’t pretty, and it wasn’t entirely impressive, but the Cards got their first conference win and their first conference road win by 15 points. Deng Adel was injured during the first half when he took a knee to the head and walked off with help and what appeared to be a concussion (which the commentator believed was “nothing but hurt feelings”). Donovan Mitchell had his 3rd straight 20+ point game and did it with his long-range shot. Anas continues to be an enforcer, and Quentin is running the offense with minimal turnovers. Hopefully Deng doesn’t miss much time because the ACC is a grind this year and there are no easy wins. However, the Cards took a step in the right direction with their win today.
Up next, the Cards host Pittsburgh on Wednesday at 7pm, the game can be seen on the ACC Network.
In what was a fitting end to U of L’s major collapse in the 2016 season, the Cardinals fell to LSU 29-9. Derrius Guice led the Tigers with 138 yards and two total touchdowns, while Malachi Dupre also had a stellar game with 139 yards against a depleted Louisville secondary.
Let me get this straight. A former Wake Forest player that later became an assistant coach lost his coaching position when a new head coach was hired. The University thought enough of this guy to give him a cushy job as the color analyst for the broadcasts of Wake football games. For three years, while taking pay from the University, this guy was giving the Wake Forest plays to opposing schools in attempt to sabotage his University? Seems odd but OK. Whatever. Read the rest of this entry
The No. 11 Louisville Cardinals host the Salukis of Southern Illinois tonight in the Yum! Center at 7pm. The game can be seen on Fox Sports South for local viewers and ACC Networks for viewers outside the area.
The Cardinals will be out without Anas Mahmoud (concussion) for the second straight game but the Salukis only have one player above 6’8 on the roster so height should not be an issue. The Salukis are 5-3 entering tonight and are currently riding a 2 game win streak. Look for some lineup changes, Pitino has talked about a “quick” lineup with Deng Adel and VJ King playing 2 guard spots and Ray Spalding in the post. Personally, I’m hoping Matz Stockman gets some clock tonight after the first half he had against Grand Canyon. Either way, expect some shuffling around as this is the time for Pitino to find his go to lineup for the rigorous schedule ahead.
As of now, the Cards are 21 point favorites over the Salukis. I can’t see Louisville having much trouble tonight and should win handily. My prediction is a score of 85-57 with all around solid performances and a breakout 20 and 10 game from sophomore Ray Spalding.
The BHK has decided to help fund his wedding by teaching classes at an unnamed and un-accredited University here in Louisville. I would tell you the University and location but I am no snitch, unlike graduates from IU. So after some of the basketball games I will be providing lecture notes and taking shots at Tom Crean because I can and he is too busy smooching his son to read this anyway.
We’ve been waiting for what seems like forever to find out what time Louisville & kentucky will play Football this season. We found out about 1 a.m.
Well, I put off writing this as long as I could but here it is. Even after a full day to let what took place on Thursday fully sink in, I still am dumbfounded at what I watched happen. In my lifetime as a Louisville fan, I have never seen a performance like the one on Thursday, regardless of sport. Everything was right there for this team to take and make an undeniable case for their inclusion in the College Football Playoff, and the lack of preparation, execution, and adjustment is just unacceptable. Lamar Jackson has every right to personally put the Offensive Line through sprints and I sincerely hope he voiced his frustrations (in a leadership way, of course). 11 sacks allowed (a school record for most allowed) against the most elusive quarterback in college football (possibly in the history of college football) is impressive for all the wrong reasons.
Where to Watch: 8:00 ET Tonight, ESPN
Betting Line: LOU -14.5, O/U 68.5
Last Time: In a tight contest throughout, Houston forced four turnovers in the game and got a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to upset Louisville 34-31. Greg Ward had 334 total yards (236 passing, 98 rushing) and three touchdowns to lead the Cougars, while Lamar Jackson was benched in the fourth quarter for Kyle Bolin. Bolin led two fourth quarter touchdown drives but fell short in the end, as a game-tying 53-yard field goal was tipped and fell short.
The all-time series between the Cougars and Cardinals is tied at 8-8.
Where to Watch: 7:00 p.m, ESPN2
Betting Line: LOU -35, O/U 55 (ESPN)
Last Time: Forcing five turnovers and holding Wake Forest to a completion under 33%, Louisville escaped Winston-Salem with a 20-19 win over the Demon Deacons. Lamar Jackson had a stellar night passing, going 19-for-26 for 207 yards and two touchdowns, both to Jamari Staples (10 rec., 133 yards). However, Jackson would leave the game early due to injury.
Louisville is undefeated in the series, holding a 3-0 record against Wake Forest (including the 2006 Orange Bowl).
About the Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Entering tomorrow night’s game at Louisville, the Demon Deacons are 6-3, making them bowl eligible for the first time since 2011. Wake Forest accomplished that by winning five of their first six games, including solid road wins against Duke and Indiana. Other than a 33-16 loss against NC State, WF has hung in there against every team, including a 17-6 loss at Florida State.
The fact that Wake Forest was able to hold FSU down to only 17 points on the road is a huge testament to their head coach, Dave Clawson. But they’ve also had a lot of close games, mostly due to a Wake offense that is 119th in the nation. Their defense, however, has kept the Deacons alive in almost every game up to this point, including a +8 in turnover margin (tied for 13th in the nation). You will always stay alive if you can put the ball back in your team’s hands, and that’s where Clawson’s defense has excelled up to this point.
Louisville, KY – Louisville Women’s Basketball is back and the expectations are high. The Cardinals ring in the season tabbed fifth in the preseason Associate Press poll.
It’s safe to say, the Cardinals are all in this season. Coming off an unexpected end in the post-season, this team touts the talent and focus to meet their high expectations.
With the season tipping off in a week, here are a few quick observations:
“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”
Thank you, please be seated. Before we begin the BHK would like to address an incident that happened on the inter-webs last week. During the recent presidential debate the BHK had a brain fart and actually engaged in a profanity laced tirade with a Twitter follower. Though no one wins in this situation, the BHK took the bait and things went downhill from there. What I don’t condone is the threats against the other person involved. The BHK appreciates all his supporters but he is not a fan of alleged death threats the other party claims to have received. Everyone chill out, Twitter is just a place for us to vent, laugh, talk about binge watching, predict who dies on The Walking Dead, make fun of slapd*cks, use BOFA jokes, and lambaste Logan’s Roadhouse food all in 140 characters or less. That being said, lets get to the notes from this past weekend’s curbstomping of NC State.
Sometimes in my head there are so many thoughts, opinions and ideas spinning around, that if you peeked into it you might start fitting me for a straight jacket. I really need to start writing some of them down before I forget. I want to tell you it’s organized chaos up there but it’s more scattered than some Waffle House hash browns. One of my most recent thoughts was how I needed to write a Thanksgiving piece about how thankful I am that Louisville is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference but I didn’t want to prematurely bring the holiday upon us. We haven’t even made it to Halloween, so I was just going to write these thoughts down and revisit them in a month from now.
The Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino released hypothetical point spreads for Louisville against teams they may play if they were to make the college football playoffs. Louisville would be favored Read the rest of this entry
Last Time: In a primetime Thursday night thriller, Louisville fell short against the Tigers 20-17. Louisville cut the lead in the fourth quarter on a 100-yard return from Traveon Samuel, and had one final possession to tie the game after missing a field goal. However, a botched snap in field goal range and an intercepted Hail Mary ended Louisville’s hope of an upset bid, sending them to 0-3 for the first time since 1984.
Clemson currently leads the series 2-0, with both games decided by three points.
About the Clemson Tigers
Clemson has, quite literally, everything you want in college football; top five head coach (Dabo Swinney), an elite quarterback (Deshaun Watson), incredible skill players (Wayne Gallman, Mike Williams, etc.) and a good defense. There’s a reason this team was a kickoff return touchdown away from their first national championship since 1981.
“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 to all of you. The BHK is upset he let Marshall cause him to have heart palpitations all of last week despite being reassured by 90% of CardNation there was nothing to worry about. My apologies to the court for my pessimism, I will do better. Nonetheless, I will now read my observations of the Marshall game.
- The BHK is aware that Marshall University is not the same as West Virginia University. From what i have heard and read it appears that Marshall fans were very welcoming and friendly. Still, this was a trip I refused to take (see opening statement for my reason)
Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium set an attendance record with 55,632 people watching Louisville defeat 2nd ranked Florida State on Saturday September 17th. Even though it was the largest crowd ever, there was one person not in attendance. 7-year old Bryson Betts is a huge Cardinal fan but wasn’t able to witness history because he was resting in his hospital bed after approximately 8 hours of brain surgery. Read the rest of this entry