Not sure how the decision was arrived at but the University of Louisville’s last home football game against West Virginia has been declared a “Black Out” game. Couldn’t have been a whole lot of thought put into the planning process. No way this works out, even among hard core fans who will show up for what many consider inevitable.
Asking them to wear black is not quite the ultimate test for fans already in a dark mood. But it does pose a dilemma for many. Temperatures are expected to range between 29 and 41 degrees Saturday, and warm clothing will be a necessity. This observer has a black baseball cap but there’s not a single black coat in sight.
Maybe someone thought it would be a good way to stimulate the economy, envisioning fans rushing out to buy black outerwear. Our friends at J.D. Becker are apparently in the spirit, e-mailing an offer of long sleeve T-shirts for $16.98, and they’re probably available at the Neutral Zone as well. The prices for black jackets with logos start at $49. But they are the lightweight variety and won’t begin to do the job Saturday.
Sorry, guys, can’t see buying a black jacket for one game, not this season anyway.
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UofL fan favorite Francisco Garcia has missed the last three weeks of National Basketball Association action with the Sacramento Kings with a leg injury (right calf strain). He has been recuperating, and will attempt to resume practice later this week. Last season, his third in Sacramento, Garcia averaged 12.3 points and 3.3 rebounds.
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The Louisville vs. Xavier women’s basketball game at Noon this Saturday will be part a special online pay-per-view event. The game will be available live and on-demand via Internet video streaming for one-time payment of $9.95. The game will also be broadcast nationally on CBS College Sports, available via satellite on DirecTV channel 610 and Dish Network channel 152.
Current subscribers to Cards All-Access TV will receive the broadcast free inside of Cards TV All-Access as part of their Annual package. Monthly subscribers will have to purchase the pay-per-view. You can subscribe by clicking here. Sonja?