Monday Morning Memos

Memos I need to send early Monday morning to folks associated with the U of L football program:

  • To the guy who determines the recorded music during U of L football games: Songs with words in them such as “Suicidal … suicidal …. suicidal” and “I ain’t your Superman” may be popular in some circles but they are not appropriate at Papa John’s.
  • The supervisor of traffic management: Get all your yellow-vested people and orange cones in place three hours before gametime. Standing by the side of the road watching as traffic snarls is a waste of everybody’s time.
  • To the guy who sells the roasted almonds at the concession stand: Cook the nuts before halftime so I don’t have to wait in that line 10 minutes for my wife and miss three minutes of the second half.
  • Second memo to the guy who determines the music: Let the U of L band play once in a while. The larger the band gets, the less music it is allowed to perform.

Showing The Colors

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Tailgater of the Week

You never know what you’re going to see during U of L tailgating. Many fans will go to great lengths to show their loyalty to their favorite school.

The most unique vehicle in the Green Lot this year is a former EMS vehicle which is marked CSI and stands for Cardinal Sideline Instigators. The truck, distinctly decorated in red and black with U of L logos, is owned by Chad Crick, of Fern Creek.

Even though he was raised in Muhlenberg County, Chad says he has been a Card fan forever. (Unfortunately, his girl friend is a UK fan.) He got the former ambulance at an auction in Columbus, Ohio. He knew from the start that it was the perfect tailgate vehicle, even adding an attached grill to the vehicle’s exterior.

Congratulations, Chad. You are the Tailgater of the Week.

Tailgater of the Week

You never know what you’re going to see during U of L tailgating. Many fans will go to great lengths to show their loyalty to their favorite school.

The most unique vehicle in the Green Lot this year is a former EMS vehicle which is marked CSI and stands for Cardinal Sideline Instigators. The truck, distinctly decorated in red and black with U of L logos, is owned by Chad Crick, of Fern Creek.

Even though he was raised in Muhlenberg County, Chad says he has been a Card fan forever. (Unfortunately, his girl friend is a UK fan.) He got the former ambulance at an auction in Columbus, Ohio. He knew from the start that it was the perfect tailgate vehicle, even adding an attached grill to the vehicle’s exterior.

Congratulations, Chad. You are the Tailgater of the Week.

Your Bias Is Showing

It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, some of the letters that appear in the Courier-Journal sports pages. Some UK fans trying to pass themselves off as objective reveal their true colors with some of their ridiculous statements.

Take the letter from one Brent Logan Black in today’s edition, for example. Arguing that the CJ’s hypes U of L every year but that the team plays “one of the weakest BCS schedules year after year,” he concludes that “you will not play for a title if you spend the majority of the fall beating up on the equivalent of ‘Our Little sisters of the Poor.'”

How conveniently he forgets that U of L was one half away during last year’s Rutgers’ game from being the No. 2 team in the country and possibly playing for the national championship. Ahem, Mr. Black (or is it really blue?), that was the national sport media that voted U of L among the top 10 teams for well over a year. The CJ had nothing to do with it.

It’s a shame Mr. Black/Blue can’t enjoy the success his team is having without degrading his arch rival. Small wonder his team’s fans have so little respect around here.