[stextbox id=”custom”]   Not all bad but maybe the longest game in history, followed by nearly getting run over in the parking lot, and moving at a snail’s pace forever on Ring Road with the knowledge that the observer’s household must be at 4 a.m. to get the hospital for spousal surgery … Back at you Tuesday from the waiting room with some thoughts and video. [/stextbox]

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  • January 12, 2010 at 12:22 am
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    I didn’t even consider the agony of Ring Road following that blunder. Good luck to your family with the surgery Charlie!

  • January 12, 2010 at 6:34 am
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    Hope all is OK, Charlie.

  • January 12, 2010 at 6:49 am
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    Thanks guys. It’s an outpatient procedure. Don’t want to alarm anyone.

  • January 12, 2010 at 12:22 pm
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    I’m surprised “Ring Road” was busy after the game — seemed to me that most of the fans left well before the game was over! That’s not good.

    For those of us who couldn’t attend the game but watched on ESPN, I have to say that Bill Raftery is an arrogant a$$, and totally useless. (I do think Sean McDonough is ok.) Raftery’s comments wanted to make me puke — it’s obvious he’d love to be Scottie Reynolds’ beaaaach! He had nothing good to say about the Cards — even when the Cards stole the ball, it was because Villanova made a bad pass, not that the Cards made a good D play. He was hoopin and hollerin all night for Villanova. Prick.

    • January 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm
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      Well,all the people around us were glued to their seats. Many left at the 20 second mark but that had minimal effect on Ring Road traffic.

  • January 12, 2010 at 3:31 pm
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    Not surprising. Rafferty is an old school Big East guy who coached at Seton Hall for 12 years. He’s going to side with the original BE members everytime. He’s also got ties to the Philly area…he played at LaSalle back when they still used peach baskets.

    You rarely see Rafferty do much else beside Big East games. I’m sure the recent successes of new additions to the Big East like Louisville in hoops and probably Cincy in football have him in a quandry and in denial.

    He has his funny little mannerisms and catch phrases but mostly he’s just someone to fill the gaps when McDonough or Bilas can’t think of something to say.

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