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theoldman

  • joined May 22, 2008
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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An old guy; ex-jock; bad knees and a cynical attitude after more than four decades in the news business.

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
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  • NCAAB Louisville Cardinals
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Today is Michael's birthday, and the birthday of his older brother, Paul.

I'd say really nice things about Mike here, as his father, but how do you top getting married and spending a week or so in Aruba? Anything I'd say now would be superfluous, but here's an attempt: ...

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I fear for Peyton's future

The writing is on the wall, I suppose, for Peyton Siva. After such a great start in summer league play, he tweaks a hamstring and the Pistons go out and sign DJ Augustin to a two year, $6 million...

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The Harrison Twins insure the knock-em out of the way offense will stay, too.

Unless something miraculous happens, such as the NCAA hires officials with the testicles necessary to make a charge call; or if they hire officials who don't happen to work for Cal in the...

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The Marcus Smart situation

For some reason, my computer or SBN won't let me place a comment on the original story Mike did about Smart and what happened with the Texas Tech fan. And from reading those comments, a lot of...

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The self-destruction of Chane Behanan

Don't know what happened to cause Chane to be dismissed from the U of L basketball team, but I do know the young man has done himself a great disservice. Over the Rhine is a tough place to grow up...

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Let's hope the guys can come back to earth in time for Saturday's game.

They'll be playing a really good Wichita State team, and not to put a downer on things, but I hope these remarkable young men can come back to earth in time to take the Shockers seriously. Even...

This actually happened on ESPN last night (Dec. 4)

Moments after watching the U of L Cards provide a text-book exhibition of defensive prowess; moments after watching those Cards hold a fairly decent College of Charleston team to a total — total —...

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Bozich and Crawford leave the CJ?

It's another nail in the paper's coffin, I'm afraid. And while I hate to see it happen, I'm excited that both of these guys have found a way off of the sinking ship. Don't fully understand the...

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How about Cards Baseball?

Not only do they go to Lexington and beat the team that one publication says is the nation's number one squad, they thump them by a score that would have evoked the "mercy rule" in high school. I...

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Last night I was haunted

by the image of Russ Smith staring up into his coach's eyes, wringing his hands during the entire, though brief and one-sided, conversation. Rick Pitino just a few weeks ago said he loved Russ,...

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Some good news about Hajj Turner

My favorite Cardinal of all-time...seriouslyHajj Turner was always one of my favorite Cardinals during his years here, and it's good to see he's doing well.  The AP or somebody is reporting: "...

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A moment in memory of Melvin Turpin

I know most of us here at CC could care less about old UK athletes, but let me pause here to say the world is a sadder place today after Mel Turpin's suicide.   I knew Turp during the '83-84 season...

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Wait a minute. High school recruits are moving to town?

Something about this morning's CJ story about Zach Price moving to Louisville just doesn't feel on the up and up.  So, a 6-10 kid is shopping around in the city for a high school at which he can...

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How's about some love for the baseball Cards?

There's a pretty good story on the bracketology section over at ESPN.com concerning the top seeds for the upcoming NCAA baseball tournament.  And as things stand now, the Cards are one of the top...

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Let me be sure I understand this Teague/Calipari stuff

And I promise this will be the last I ever say about it.  But somebody somewhere posted a comment, I think it was on Facebook but it might have been Twitter, that was made by someone pretending to...

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Another tribute to Charlie Strong

Here's a piece from the SI web site that once again praises our new head football coach.  http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/andy_staples/04/12/charlie-strong/index.html The writer's...

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Buckles to get his second start of the season

At his press conference today, Coach Pitino announced that he was going to start Rakeem Buckles in place of Jerod Swopshire "to get more defensive presence" in the lineup.  Whatver. Buckles has...

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A new look at Lance Stephenson

I'll admit it. I'm one of the people who heard about Sepehenson's troubles in New York and concluded this was another bad actor, a one-and-done guy who'll bush-league his way through a year at...

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Rich Brooks has retired

That means that Kentucky, our beloved state which just finished next-to-last in overall educational achievement, is leading the nation in at least one thing.  The head football coaches at both of...

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Hey! SI's "Truth & Rumors" has picked up the Gruden thing,

which is meaningless, I know, except that it serves to keep our ever-declining attention span on the up and up.  Besides, if it means a few more days of being excited about Louisville football,...

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CJ says Doug Beaumont may miss a start

If so, that would bring an end to his 17-game streak.  I don't remember seeing the Male High grad (plug for old school) injured, but the CJ says he has a concussion.  Hope he can take the field and...

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In case you missed the baseball game...

The Cards just finished a mercy-rule thumping of Cincinnati 12-2 today (Tuesday, May 19) in a game that started an hour and 20 minutes late because of rain.  Jeff Arnold hit a 3-run homer to bring...

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Calipari's contract

I love college basketball with the same passion that most people at this site share.  I revel in it each season; I have vanity over the fact that I once played the game.  But even I can't ignore...

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UK makes offer to Calipari

According to an MSNBC report, UK has offered their head coaching job to John Calipari of Memphis.  I hope that's true, because Calipari is a loathsome figure, someone easy to root against.  It's...

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This time it's for real

Billy G is gone.  Orlando Sentinel says Donovan has resigned at Florida. Of course, WHAS reported all of this last night, then backtracked a bit and issued the ol' denial statement put out by the...

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You can't judge a book by its cover

I know the cliche is probably true, but I still can't help thinking that the portrait of the U of L head coach that graced the CJ sports page today is revealing.  In its vapidity, that is. In it's...

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I know Tim Tebow is a great kid...

But the worship doled out to him during Thursday night's championship game was nauseating.  That announcing crew was obviously out of their league, but the truth is the whole Fox production was...

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Crawford's column

Bumped from FanPosts Today's column in the CJ by Eric Crawford is what those of us who have been in the column-writing business call a "throw-away."  You don't have a lot to say about anything in...

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In Case You're Wondering

Like many others in Louisville, Mike's house is bereft of electricity.  Not only that, his computer apparently gave up the ghost.  So even if, miracle of miracles, the electricity suddenly returned...

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