This may be the greatest Rusty Satellite Show yet.
NASVHILLE — This game started last December. That’s when the University of Kentucky passed on the opportunity to hire a proven winner as its football coach. And Western Kentucky didn’t hesitate to put Bobby Petrino in charge of its nascent Hilltopper program.
I went to the studio to record this week’s Rusty Satellite Show fresh off a fantastic evening at the Kentucky Center for the Arts. I was part of a packed house that witnessed a moving 4-minute documentary called The Potter’s Field.
When Howard Schnellenberger walked into the Louisville job in 1985, Cardinal football was nearly in shambles. UofL had come off six straight losing seasons. There were even rumblings that the program may step down into I-AA.
LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE. In my world, the big news this week wasn’t local. One of my favorite writers of all time, Elmore Leonard, passed away this week. And on Wednesday, it seems like every other post on my Facebook page was another tribute to Leonard, who was 87. My tribute in the podcast was to talk about Leonard’s famous 10 Tips for writing. The best-known is the advice to leave out the parts people usually skip. But the most useful may have been Leonard’s opinion on writing dialogue — never use anything other than the word “said” in…
The reasoning behind the schedule switch comes from requests from ESPN the ACC and SEC. The Governor’s Cup showdown will now be placed alongside three other ACC-SEC rivalry games: Florida vs Florida State; South Carolina vs Clemson; and Georgia vs Georgia Tech. Expect the four letter network to place the match-up in a tidy “Rivalry Week” wrapping paper.
First, I wanted to see why David James voted not to remove ethically-challenged Barbara Shanklin from the Metro Council. He claims it’s because she wasn’t proven to have stolen any money. But I still wonder, given she did break ethics rules, what she would have to do get the boot. And apparently doing stupid stuff with good intentions is not one of them.
Since his hiring as the Cardinals’ head football coach, Charlie Strong has talked about changing the culture at Louisville. He constantly mentions the state of the program and taking its prestige to the national level. His assistant coaches complain about the fan base’s pesky habit of showing up late to home games.
Whether you know him as Roger Knight or Hank Sinatra, you’ll want to contribute to his health, healing, and all the financial help that is involved. One of the finest southpaw guitarists in town, Hank needs as much support as he can get, emotionally and financially, so come on out to Jim Porter’s this Sunday. Easy, free parking and plenty of it. So much talent under one roof, it could be deemed as the Louisville Music zip code for the day. Jim Porter’s – Sunday, Aug. 11 Ballroom: 5:35 – 6:00 Happy Panic…
This week’s podcast on the Rusty Satellite Show features Angie Fenton, who describes her media career and recent exit from the Voice-Tribune, as well as some antics she’s been able to be a part of as the go-to reporter on WHAS-TV’s Great Day Live. Angie also helps me make sense of news items about Jerry Abramson and U of L football. I would describe Diane Williamson as smart, bubbly and gifted with a golden voice. Listen to the podcast to find out how she knows so much about cranes and jibs, and her dream job of helping single males with…