Charlie Strong

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LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: All Night Long with Delbert, Chocolate Cocktails and a Sex Scandal Goes Away

I’m just hours away from my Delbert McClinton reunion in Frankfort, of all places, and I’m pretty excited about seeing Delbert at 75. I was introduced to “Giving it Up for our Love” on Natural 97 Radio in the Orange Palace at the Pike House in Bowling Green with Mark Hebert. I’ve seen him live a bunch of times since, and had my only “Cruise” experience with him. Meanwhile, there’s plenty to discuss here, starting with The Sighs (of relief) in Texas Are Upon Us: What looked a week ago like another long-lasting sex scandal at U of L went away…




Breaking Bad Schedules

As we mourn the loss of one of the greatest shows to grace the silver screen, let us look at Louisville football through the glasses of Walter White.



It’s Angie Fenton and Diane Williamson on the Rusty Satellite

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…


The Candidate: How A Day At ESPN Grew The Legend of Teddy Bridgewater

Although Teddy Bridgewater has quickly gained widespread attention, Monday was Teddy’s coming out party. Bridgewater spent the day going through the “car wash” at ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Connecticut. Bridgewater was scurried across the ESPN campus like a prized bull, and the Cardinals star shone in the limelight. Over the course of 11 appearances we saw Teddy grow up even more and more; just like he has over the course of two seasons with the Cardinals. The time was perfectly ripe for Bridgewater to make the obligatory trip to Bristol. Not only is it a short drive from the site…


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Strong Won’t Flee The Nest

In one of his strongest columns, Yahoo Sports reporter and former Courier Journal and ESPN columnist Pat Forde called Charlie Strong’s first presser as the Louisville head coach as “the most authentic moment I’ve experienced at one of these events.” Who can forget Strong’s emotional pause during the conference, and the joy he expressed as he was finally getting his chance at a head coaching job. Strong lives up to his namesake. Not just with his physical appearance, but his overall mentality. Never was Steve Kragthorpe or Bobby Petrino such an integral part of the community as their predecessor has become. Strong is…


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It’s Back to Boring for Cards in Pitt Loss

Darn you, Charlie Strong. Got us all fired up with that big win at West Virginia, and left us thinking maybe you’d figured out how to move the ball, that you’d got the young QB, Teddy Bridgewater, to show some brilliance. That you were more than a defensive-minded coach. Bowl game? Maybe. So I went over to the game with Pittsburgh yesterday, figuring there would be more improvement from this team, with talk of a Big East title in the air.  Tried to forget those debacles against Marshall and Florida International. I parked (free) and tailgated with my buddies in…


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Louisville Shocks #24 West Virginia, 38-35

Who needs the Big 12? Charlie Strong secured the biggest win of his coaching career Saturday with a wild win in Morgantown. The Cardinal defense was able to make a few key plays in the second half to give Louisville the edge. Although the Mountaineers put up 533 total yards, two fumbles and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown blew it for WVU. Freshman Andrew Johnson was able to run back the blocked kick 82 yards for the touchdown. Leaving Morgantown silent as Louisville celebrated. The turning point in the game came with Coach Charlie Strong electing to…