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Yuletide, hope between the madness

December 22, 2013

The hectic pace of the Christmas season has gotten about as dizzying as it could possibly be at the observer’s house. Close to maddening, sometimes trying mentally and physically.

For someone who places high value of the family aspects, the traditions and the special meaning of Yuletide, it can sometimes be a challenge to tie all the pieces and schedules together these days. Anyone with kids or grandkids — or parents, grandparents and siblings for that matter – in distant locations should be able to empathize. Not easy these days.Screen Shot 2013-12-22 at 10.52.14 PM

Thankfully, the week brings the observer a break from his real job, the daily routine of monitoring political activities in 10 states. Only Scrooge would be introducing legislation proposing taxes or imposing on individual freedoms right now. Surely, Scrooge will behave after all warnings from the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

And what a relief that there are a few days of inactivity for University of Louisville athletics. A couple of days between Christmas and Saturday, when the UofL football team squares off with Miami in Orlando and the basketball team meets Kentucky in Lexington. The observer will get around to that Thursday because Dec. 28th could be a monumental day or, hopefully not, quite the opposite. Anything can happen and probably will.

Quite a year for UofL and all the faithful. Much for which to be thankful and provide optimism for the future. The observer appreciates all the folks who visit Card Game on a regular or irregular basis, and hopes this is the best Christmas ever for you and yours.

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  1. Jeff Ingram says:

    Mr Springer:
    Thanks for the year of Uofl sports insight. I have been mobilized for the past 4 months and have missed all of the football and will miss the b-ball season. Hopefully be home in summer. I have enjoyed yours (and most of the followers) timely and rational insight on the state of UofL sports. May God bless you, your family, and the readers of this website.

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas, Observer and Card Game readers from the staff, management and chimps at CARDINAL COUPLE. As we take a few days hiatus from the hustle-bustle of UofL Sports, we hope that you can spend time with loved ones and reflect on the many great things UofL Sports acheived in 2013.

    Here’s to more in 2014!

    Paulie