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Twas the Night Before Signing Day…

…and there is a prospect stirring. DeMarcus Smith was considered to be a lock in Coach Charlie Strong’s 2011 recruiting class. Yet today, Smith announced that he would choose between Central Florida and Louisville on Friday and not sign a letter of intent during tomorrow’s National Signing Day as widely expected. There was a little bit of evidence that Smith was wavering ever since the commitment of 5-star All-American Teddy Bridgewater in December, but nothing this major. Smith visited UCF on Jan. 23, and since then has been “reconsidering his future.” Smith was one of the first to commit the Cards in…


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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

It’s quite ironic that Sunday afternoon, so many were applauding Peyton Siva for being a leader against West Virginia and Connecticut. Yet when the Cardinals needed a leader in D.C. last night,  no one stepped up. Louisville couldn’t muster any magic, and fell to Georgetown 62-59. The turning point was Preston Knowles’ three consecutive missed shots. Chris Smith didn’t help the comeback with an unnecessary foul with less than a minute to go. Cardinal fans shouldn’t be ultra disappointed. Rick Pitino coached a marvelous game, and the Cardiac Cards stuck it out until the very end. A hard-fought loss at #15 Georgetown certainly…


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Siva’s The Reason for Cards’ Surge

The Cardinal faithful were right to be excited when Peyton Siva signed on to the Pitino Train. He has the potential to be the prolific point guard the Cardinals have been seeking for years.  Sure, Edgar Sosa showed flashes of greatness against Texas A&M in the NCAAs his freshman year. He hit “The Dagger” against UK.  He never panned out and he was worse off because of his early success. Siva came into a system that he understood and got some mentoring from Sosa.  Yet Siva frequently tried to show off or attempt something unnecessary. Flash forward to this season. In…


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The Biggest Game in Town

Last night, more people got their entertainment from a women’s college basketball game than from anything else going on in Louisville. 15,601. It was only the third largest crowd of the season for the Lady Cards, but remarkable because it wasn’t the opposition that attracted the crowd — Not Tennessee, not Kentucky, not Connecticut — but merely one of the top-tier squads in the Big East, Rutgers. The Knights, 5-1 in the league, kept it close until midway through the 2nd half, when U of L pulled away with a 17-0 run, winning 56-45. The Cards are now 5-3 in…


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Lucky Lou.

Louisville, 1/26/2011, KFC Yum Center. West Virginia was always going to be a tough game for UofL, but Pitino’s Cards came on to the court full of energy and took an early lead (14-7). Louisville’s lead didn’t last  long and West Virginia had taken both control and a commanding lead by half time (37-26). It was beginning to look like the game was over. Coming into the second half the first 5 minutes looked like more of the same until the Mountaineers simply lost interest. The Cards came back, albeit slowly. and it took W. Virginia fourteen minutes to score…


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An introduction with a touch of irreverence.

My Philadelphia friend (Adam Brodsky, a hilarious Yankee singer-songwriter who has a Guinness World Record™ for touring 50 states in 50 days, and whose music will make you LOL, omg) shared this article with me, along with the clever comment “its nust a simple mistake, the two keys are right jext to oje ajother,” thus reminding me if people as far off as Philadelphia are stumbling across Rick Redding’s new and awesome website, that I am LONG overdue in posting an introductory blog.


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Bad Day for the Jets, and WLKY

  There’s always somebody watching with a camera, I guess. Wonder how many people noticed this little graphic mistake during Sunday’s Jets-Steelers game.  This screen capture posted by CNBC sports reporter Darren Rovell.


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Politics and Footballs, and Political Football

Yes, there was a “light dusting” of snow. And JCPS didn’t call off classes. Packers-Steelers: Count me among those disappointed in the outcome of yesterday’s games, as I was hoping for a Bears-Jets SB XLV. The big game is two weeks away in Dallas. No local angle, really,  unless you count ex-Cards Jason Spitz of Green Bay and William Gay for Pittsburgh. Both teams, though, have huge local fan bases. I’ll be surprised if any local reporters cover it. I’m looking forward to the commercials. Speaking of which, how about those NFL TV ratings, which all may be ending after…


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List of Cancellations: Everything

We are apparently getting the promised snowstorm. As I write this at 2:30, it’s coming down hard outside the window here. JCPS let out high schools at Noon, elementary schools at 1:25, and Luke has already called to see about going sledding. U of L called off classes tonight, and I expect that whatever your event is tonight – fugeddabout it. Which is too bad for the Voice-Tribune people, who have a big party scheduled at the Kentucky Center, and it’s media darling Angie Fenton‘s 36th birthday and all.  She’s probably relieved. It’s canceled. And how’s this for irony. Bellarmine…


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And Some LouisvilleKY.com News

If this site were a person, we’d be wearing onesies and have just gotten home from the hospital. So please bear with us as we continue to make improvements. And thanks for stopping by, Louisville (too much “Anchorman” over the weekend). One of the improvements is the calender you see to the right. I’m picking and choosing events worth mentioning there, so if you want your event up there, get in touch with me. You can also expect to see more new writers making their initial posts on LouisvilleKY.com, as the site is continuing to grow in variety, quality and…