For the national media, Lamar Jackson has exploded onto the scene. For those of us close to the Ville we have seen it all along. Flashes against Auburn, Clemson & A&M last year to down right dominance through 4 games this year. He was asked what the biggest difference was between this year and last year to which he responded: I know the entire playbook now. Amazing. He may be a Football player but has fancied himself as a grader of performances. D’s and F’s he has given himself this year. Glad his grading doesn’t determine whether or not he can play. Maybe the single most dynamic player we have even seen here at Louisville and he is just a Sophomore. Some people call him the Football version of Russdiculous. Some have in fact dubbed him Lamarvelous. The shoe fits though. Taking on many defenders at a time and taking the ball to the goal(line), he really does mirror the Louisville legend of the hardwood. We are in for some exciting times here in the Ville so I believe we should sit back, relax and let this season sink in. Leave the trash talking to the guys who need to do that to prove something. We don’t need to talk in press conferences. We don’t need to talk on Twitter. Louisville Football does all the talking on the field.
Some national people have said that he has taken the national scene by storm. ESPN’s Adam Scarborough posted an article today that explains from the national perspective how Lamar has come from nowhwere. I hope you enjoy.
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Russ Smith’s attempt at the Summer of domination is almost complete. Russ has to feel more slighted after hearing recently that Tyler Ulis was called the steal of the draft by some outlets. (non-reputable) Check out Russ Smith’s stats from last year’s summer league. Better and never called the steal of the draft. Even though it is from a prior year, whenever Russ gets down he should remember this Throwback Thursday:
You think Louisville Basketball has an offer season? Tell Coach G & the Louisville Cardinals that. During the summer months is when this team is made. Guys like Alhaji Mohammed, Russ Smith,Peyton Siva, Preston Knowles & others come home to better themselves then turn to the current team to test them. Here’s some footage of what they’ve been up to so far.
We at CardinalSportsZone.com are blessed to do something that we love. We are also grateful when we meet great people. Russ Smith came in and did the Cardinal Sports Zone show, brought to you by Doug Budd and Red Edge Realty at homesforsaleinlouisville.net, and did it well back in April. We told him from now on whenever he blogged we would post it. Last night he released his second blog of the year called time. He addresses a plethora of topics. Depression was one of those topics.
I’ve been on vacation for a week therefore I have a lot to catch up on so this week’s edition of Nunnsense will be a potpourri of topics. I was enjoying my family time on vacation so much that I didn’t even watch the college basketball national championship game. I knew that since I didn’t watch there would be an epic finish. And of course, I was correct. Congrats to Villanova. I took the vacation week and removed myself completely from the sports world. Well, almost……..
Today’s show really need no introduction but I will give it one anyway. Tim Barnett from Focus Basketball and the incomparable Russ Smith joined Steve, Jeremy & Marques Maybin in studio. We talked about a variety of things from the golf scramble & Basketball camps to why Russ isn’t in the league yet. We hope you enjoy!
In 2001 I heard rumors that Rick Pitino would likely be the coach to replace Denny Crum. Ironically, it was said that Pitino was choosing between Michigan and Louisville. It was also said that ultimately he chose Louisville because Michigan was a football school and he didn’t want to play second fiddle to any other sport. Of course all of these ” somebody said” things were all rumors but I believed all of them. I judged Rick right off the bat. I know that’s not fair but I fell victim to the media perception of his larger than life ego and his all about me attitude.
Russ Smith broke the 61 point scoring record tonight of former Canton Charge player and current Cavalier, Jordan McRae by scorching the nets for 65 (62 if you ask some people). Russ was 24-42 from the field and 16-20 from the free throw line. The most impressive part of this performance is that Russ only hit 1 three-point basket. Here are some highlights including the first one which shows all 65 points in three minutes. Enjoy!
Tomorrow night on ESPNU Russ Smith and the Delaware 87ers take on the Canton Charge at 8pm. Don’t forget to tune in.
Any of my old school rap fan friends know what the title is about. Russ did not technically have a good day today, it was Friday. All he did yesterday was score 40 points after going for 50 points last week.
Slacker. But Friday…..Got him on the court and he’s trouble,he effed around and got a triple double. (Family site) It was the first Triple-Double of his professional career. Somehow this guy is still in Delaware after tearing up the d-league this year and being Russdiculous his entire, yet brief, career. Click below for the video highlights of Russdiculous doing it all!
Of course just as I go to lay down for the evening, Russ Smith AKA Mata Mata AKA Based AKA Sir Suadade blesses us with a blog. Not your ordinary blog but a blog worth many awards. Now I don’t hand out the actual awards but I do know good bloggin’ and this exactly that. Thank you for this Russ as we in CardNation certainly needed this. After this you may need to change your name to BlogDiculous. Here’s one of the highlights I loved, and there were many:
I called Coach P the day before the game and told him I was coming off the bench. His response, now that I know him; all sounded as if he knew I did something wrong but he still asked what happened. I told him “my coach felt it was better for the team if I came off the bench” (lol). The next day after the game our coach told him the true story of how I missed curfew. He looked at Coach Willard and wanted to kill him. Coach Willard then looked at me and wanted to strangle me on top of my dad wanting to rip my head off. lol
Here is the full article below. Enjoy!
In an article released on SportingNews.com, Russ Smith says he has had limited interaction with Miss (debatable) Powell. “I probably said a syllable to her,” Smith told the Courier-Journal Tuesday night. “I said, ‘Hi,’ and ‘OK, I’ll take the picture.’ The most I’ve done is a picture. They were fans. That’s as far as my relationship goes with them. I don’t know anything cause I don’t know them.”
This case keeps getting weirder and weirder. The girls are suing her currently and Powell will be on a upcoming episode of Outside The Lines Sunday at 9 a.m.
Did you catch Russ Smith’s awesome 50 point performance yesterday for the Delaware 87ers vs the Iowa Energy? Russ Smith scored 50 points for the 87ers (18-22) on 19-of-36 shooting and 9-of-11 from the free throw line, in addition to six rebounds and four assists in 42 minutes of action. 20 in the 1st, 13 in the 2nd, 12 in the 3rd and 5 in the 4th. Russdiculous continues to be Russdiciulous and we couldn’t be more proud. Someone put him on the main roster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Just released info on Russ Smith’s RUSSDICULOUS golf scramble on June 20th 2016 at the Hunting Creek Country Club in Prospect. Registration includes Greens Fees, Golf Cart, snacks & Beverages. Working on finding out the price as we speak. Benefits will go to the Russ Smith Foundation, West End School & the F.O.C.U.S. Basketball Academy. Get out, have fun and Go Cards!
Russ Smith and Earl Clark are both members of the Delaware 87ers in the NBA Developmental League. On Saturday night, Russ Smith had 30 points and 18 assists, which is the most assists for anyone in a D-League game this season. Earl Clark poured in 21 points and added 4 rebounds and 3 assists as they defeated the Grand Rapids Drive 135-119. Highlights of Russ and Earl below.
My favorite has to be Russ’ last highlight, when he shoots a deep 3 and then runs back like he is Steph Curry, knowing it is going in, and the shot banks in. Only Russ.
These videos are becoming the norm around here. I can’t remember any freshman that came into UofL with this much hype and fan support before ever playing a game. Social media will help things like that these days though. Check out this crazy athleticism here. It may look like a simple dunk to some, but you have to take into account how far back his arm goes. And if you think this is simple, will you be on my team the next time I have open gym?
And you have to love that Russ is in the video!
Enjoy these Russ Smith highlights. That is pretty much a given though, right?
On today’s episode of Cardinal Sports Zone on 93.9 The Ville, we discussed our favorite Bobby Petrino season opening game since he is 10-0. We talked Maverick Rowan, Jawon Pass, and more. Howie Lindsey from CardinalSports.com joined us in the second segment and gave us some great insight into the Maverick Rowan recruitment and how there may have been “miscommunication.” Click below and give it a listen!