Few things in the lives of average Americans build up our hopes and then brutally let us down quite like sequels to some of Hollywood’s most popular films. The feelings that made us fall in love with these movies in the first place are more often than not lacking in their follow ups, and rather than reminiscing about them as you do their predecessor, we are instead forced to block them out of our heads in order to keep safe the memories of the original. Louisville football fans are now starting to relate to these feelings, perhaps...Continue reading »
The Clemson fans that traveled to Louisville are still doing their chant at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. They have good reason to. Painful as it is, let’s review. I mean, wasn’t everything under review Saturday night anyway? CLEMSON -The Clemson Tigers football program is right in the middle of a dynasty. The program is at its highest point. They’re in a class with Alabama and that’s pretty much it. I think back to an Alabama game around ten years ago where Georgia hosted the Crimson Tide on...Continue reading »
Last night was probably the lowest I’ve ever felt as a fan walking out of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. I always choose to stay until the clock hits 0:00. I grew up outside of Louisville and would’ve loved the opportunity to attend home games every weekend. Now that I have that opportunity, I stay in my seat win or lose. That doesn’t mean that last night wasn’t painful seeing the Clemson fans ready to party. Between social media, national media, and what you will hear on talk radio this week (or last night), you’ll...Continue reading »
The sound of Johnny Cash’s “Sunday Morning Coming Down” is in all likelihood subconsciously, yet audibly, making its way through the hearts and minds of Louisville fans everywhere. After three straight years of nail-biting, frustrating defeats at the hands of the Clemson Tigers, fans had hoped that given the grudge mentality, the College GameDay atmosphere, and a raucous home crowd would finally propel the Cards to victory, just as they did at home vs. Florida State last season. Maybe the Cards weren’t a playoff...Continue reading »
“He’s just threatened by you. He’s afraid you’ll steal his thunder.” These are the words PGA publicist Virginia Bennett uttered in the 1996 hit comedy “Happy Gilmore” when explaining why the title character was getting the backhanded treatment from seasoned pro Shooter McGavin. This is a line that should stick out to Louisville fans, especially this week, for as reigning Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and the Louisville Cardinals prepare to take on the 3rd-ranked Clemson Tigers, it is with a similar attitude that is apparently...Continue reading »
On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke to TigersIllustrated.com’s Larry Williams on Saturday’s upcoming matchup. In the second hour, Dez Fitzpatrick’s father, Greg, was on the program discussing his son’s recruiting process, why he picked UofL, and what makes him so good. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 8.3/10 (3 votes cast)...
This week’s Monday Review comes on a Wednesday afternoon after grad school work and teacher work got in the way of talking about the fun stuff. I finally have a chance to breathe, so let’s review last week that was for the good guys. The Cardinals had a week that set up for an even bigger week ahead. UofL football and soccer programs all saw action. Men’s basketball even grabbed a few headlines. Football: North Carolina -We had Lamar Jackson, and the Tar Heels did not. Jackson accounted...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – Clemson Edition Getting to know the Tigers: Head Coach: Dabo Swinney Offensive Coordinator: Tony Elliot/Jeff Scott Defensive Coordinator: Brent Venables Record: 2-0 National Rank: #3 (AP) The Clemson Tigers enter this weekend ranked third in the latest AP Poll, holding onto that spot following their 14-6 victory at home against Auburn. The Tigers opened their season with a domination 56-3 win over Kent State. Gone is Deshaun Watson, the two-time Heisman Trophy Finalist, instead Clemson will hand the reins over to Junior...Continue reading »
It was no less stress-inducing than the surprisingly close win over Purdue, but Louisville is officially 2-0 to start the 2017 season and is now 1-0 in the ACC with a road win. No, North Carolina is not of the same caliber as a Clemson or Florida State, but Louisville was short-handed, challenged, and still came away with a win in their first true road environment in the season. There was a lot to like (and love) about the way the Cards took care of business in their 47-35 win in Chapel Hill, but there was still a lot to be desired...Continue reading »
The Breakdown – North Carolina Edition Getting to Know the Tar Heels: Head Coach: Larry Fedora Offensive Coordinator: Chris Kapilovic Defensive Coordinator: John Papuchis Record: 0-1 National Rank: N/A The Tar Heels enter week two of the season following a home loss last week to the Cal Golden Bears. Larry Fedora’s team still has plenty of question marks including starting Quarterback and pass defense, which Cal torched last week to the tune of 4 touchdowns and 363 yards. Offense: Despite Brandon Harris’ ineffective...Continue reading »
On this episode of LSL, the guys spoke on the positives and the not so positives from the Purdue game including the Heisman winner’s performance, Dez, Jaylen, Trevon, and Stacy’s play as well. Fumbles and false starts were discussed as well as ideas to eliminate them. Matt Fortuna from the All-American stopped by to talk about his fantastic behind-the-scenes piece on Lamar and the UofL program leading up to last Saturday’s game. VN:F [1.9.22_1171]please wait...Rating: 0.0/10 (0 votes cast)...
Saturday’s game against Purdue was a win, but it wasn’t pretty. And while you have to expect some sluggish play in the first game of the season, it was disappointing to see the same struggles with penalties and turnovers return. After last season’s meltdown, those areas were supposed to be fixed. Three fumbles and 16 penalties for 110 yards kept the game much closer than it should have been. Under Petrino, the Cards have averaged just 6 penalties for 47 yards in season openers. The Purdue game marked the most penalties and...Continue reading »
The 2017 football season is off and running, and while Louisville left the opening weekend sitting at 1-0, the overall performance from the Cards raised plenty of concern. However, the team doesn’t walk away from Lucas Oil Stadium with a win if there weren’t aspects of the contest that produced feelings of optimism and room to build, too. With week 1 officially in the books, here are 5 reasons to cheer the Cards’ victory-producing performance and 5 moments that caused jeers throughout the fan base. CHEER: Lamar...Continue reading »