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  From a public relations standpoint, The Minnesota Vikings have seen better days. First, special teams coach Mike Priefer was alleged to have made radically homophobic comments to former punter and gay activist Chris Kluwe and was suspended the first three games of the season. More recently, the face of the franchise, running back Adrian Peterson, has been indicted for child abuse following evidence he “disciplined” his four-year old son by repeatedly hitting him with a switch and may have done the same thing to another...Continue reading »

At first glance, the box score of the FIU game will deceive you.  Will Gardner’s numbers were solid, 16-28 passing for 295 yards with 2 TDs.  What you didn’t see was him losing another fumble, missing open receivers, and taking sacks after holding onto the ball for too long.  You have to give Gardner credit for the 74-yard pass to Quick who jostled with the defensive back for the ball and hit paydirt soon after regaining control.  (On the other hand, Eli Rogers dropped a couple of passes that hit him squarely in the hands.) ...Continue reading »

  When Louisville plays Florida State on October 30th, all eyes will be on the Cards and the Derby City. The game will be played on a Thursday night and will be televised nationally by ESPN. Throw in the fact that the Seminoles, barring an unexpected loss, should still be the #1 team in the nation at that point, and it’s going to obviously be a pretty rowdy atmosphere. In fact, you could probably make the argument that this will be the loudest, most intense game environment in Louisville since the now-infamous Black-out game against...Continue reading »

When you are a good person and do what you’re supposed to do in life, you usually get your chance.  That opportunity came for Louisville Legend Teddy Bridgewater Sunday afternoon after Vikings’ starting QB Matt Cassel went down with a foot injury.  He led Minnesota to two field goals and threw for 150 yards on 12 of 20 passing, while adding another 27 yards (on 6 carries) on the ground.  The Vikings only finished with 247 total yards of offense.  He showed flashes of his special talent against the Saints; staying in the pocket,...Continue reading »

Week Four was a disaster for the ACC:  here’s how UofL’s opponents fared. Miami (2-2) – lost to #24 Nebraska, 41-31 Murray State (1-2) lost to Western Michigan, 45-14 Virginia (2-2) lost to #21 BYU, 41-33 FIU (1-3) lost to Louisville, 34-3 Wake Forest (2-2) beat Army, 24-21 Syracuse (2-1) lost to Maryland, 34-20 #22 Clemson (1-2) lost to #1 Florida State, 23-17 in OT NC State (4-0) beat Presbyterian, 42-0 #1 Florida State (3-0) beat #22 Clemson, 23-17 in OT Boston College (3-1) beat Maine, 40-10 #9 Notre Dame (3-0) BYE Kentucky...Continue reading »

*UofL’s defense ruled the day once again as the Cards surrendered only 215 total yards to FIU.  117 through the air and 88 on the ground. *In the last two meetings, UofL has outscored FIU, 106-3. *Gerod Holliman continued to impress, hauling in two more picks.  He now has 5 on the season, which is second in the nation. *Through four games, UofL is 7th nationally in Total Defense and 12th in Scoring Defense. *While the defense has been solid, the offense has been inconsistent – at best. *The O-Line again was porous, allowing FIU...Continue reading »

  Following a disappointing 23-21 upset loss at UVA, the Louisville coaching staff called the practice week leading up to this Saturday’s matchup at FIU among the best the team’s had since they arrived on the scene. If the Cards’ performance Saturday afternoon was any indication of a great week at practice, this team’s season could be in serious jeopardy. Going up against a team some believe to be among the worst in FBS college football, the Louisville offense showed almost no signs of improvement from being exposed...Continue reading »

John Calipari’s whining about Coach K’s involvement in Team USA sparking a ton of debate in these parts over the last couple of days.  Syracuse’s Boeheim put Cal on blast, essentially getting the entire out to the mainstream media.  Coach Pitino attended a clinic yesterday in New Jersey and was asked about the Coach K-Team USA partnership.  As you would expect, the UofL head man took to Coach K’s defense.  Besides, it’s not like he wouldn’t jump at the chance to make Cailpari’s stance on the matter...Continue reading »

The wild and crazy ride that was conference realignment is over and all is calm in the Power 5.  However, it’s interesting to revisit the madness after an article from CSNWashington.com quoted the “Mouth of the South” Paul Finebaum in saying the Hokies were courted by the big, bad SEC a couple of years ago.  VT spurned the initial interest according to Finebaum, so maybe they deserve some props staying put, even before the Clemson/FSU-Big 12 interest.  When the ACC gets its own network, it’s likely that even the...Continue reading »

The C-J’s Adam Himmelsbach hit it out of the park with this piece, detailing how the Bonnafon family is coping with the loss of Reggie’s dad, Wallace.  We found out Monday that his father had died, but we weren’t sure what was ailing him.  From the article, it’s great to know that Reggie and his father had a fantastic relationship.  Perhaps even more important is the fact Reggie spent some quality time together just hours before his death.  That is sure to bring Reggie some peace during this difficult time.  Our...Continue reading »