Ballyhooing The Bulls

At least one national broadcast analyst is picking South Florida to make the national championship. That would be ESPN’s Beano Cook, who made the prediction Tuesday morning on a Seattle radio station. Here’s the transcript from a USF  blog

Cook: "If I had to pick two teams right now to play for the national title, if I had to pick two, it’d be Penn State to play South Florida."

Host: "South Florida? How? Oh, you said South Florida. Well, who would you root for, Beano? Would you pull for the bully, Penn State and Joe Paterno?"

Cook: "South Florida, I’m a Big East fan. We’re in the worst conference, I would root for them."

Host: "You think the South Florida Bulls are going to run it."

Cook: "Well, why, yeah. You’re asking me. I thought USC was going to run it. Sports Illustrated thought Georgia would play for the national title."

Host: "Well, they’ve got No. 24 Connecticut at home, a game at West Virginia. They’ve got Pittsburgh coming up this weekend, they’ve got Syracuse — that will be a win. At Louisville, Louisville’s down. Oh, boy."

Louisville owes South Florida a big time embarrassment  similar to those the Cards have suffered in three straight losses in Tampa. The Bulls have never won in Louisville. Knocking them out of contention for anything would be sweet.

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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.

4 thoughts on “Ballyhooing The Bulls

  • October 1, 2008 at 7:02 am

    Since this season is probably down the drain, an undefeated USF national championship might be better for UofL than actually beating them. Now I can never root against the Cards, the Big East needs a pick-me-up and the Bulls look to be the only ones interested in making noise.

  • October 1, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Beano was high-O

  • October 1, 2008 at 7:53 am

    We need to knock the stuffing out of the Bulls. Two very embarrasing losses to them down there. Hopefully, we go into that game with 2 solid wins under out belt. Surrender? Nuts!

  • October 1, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Not surrender, just trying to see the bright side if (probably when) we get smushed.

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