Impressions vs. Rutgers

— Brian Brohm getting emotional, something he rarely ever does. Running with intensity, shaking his head in disgust early on, shouting to himself, playing with pain. More concerned about winning the game than any thoughts about the pros. Brohms have to be the U of L family of the century. Is it true there may be another Brohm in the pipeline?

— Great to see Harry Douglas, shoulder-to-shoulder with Rutgers defenders again, pulling the ball in on the crucial 46-yard pass play, putting the agony of a frustrating season behind him.

— Lamar Myles, Earl Heyman, Preston Smith, L. D. Scott, Bobby Buchanan stopping Ray Rice time after time when the game was on the line. Shame the guy never fumbles, that would have been the ultimate. Rice: “I’ve never been a part of something like this.”

— Trent Guy swaggering onto the field, like something good was going to happen, as it did when he caught a key pass on that game-winning drive.

— Art-O-Matic Art Carmody warming up for the field goal, waiting for this opportunity a long time, nailing it, being foisted in the air by his teammates.

— Bilal Powell. Is this guy the answer to a prayer or what?

— Brock Bolen, running over people again.

— Crowd of 39,600 for a team with a 5-6 record. Proof that college football fervor has gripped this town. Once you get it, it’s hard to let go. I know, I know, many left early. It was a good lesson for them, they’re sorry and they will be back.

— Sorry for all the profanities seat neighbors. Usually more reserved, couldn’t contain myself the first three quarters.

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Darius Ashley Watch: U of L running back signee Darius Ashley’s Cincinnati St. X team (14-0) will play for the Ohio State Division I Championship on Saturday evening against Mentor (11-2).
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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.

3 thoughts on “Impressions vs. Rutgers

  • November 30, 2007 at 6:00 pm
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    Totally agree with everything you said here,Mr.Springer! What a game…what a night! Still do not have my voice back yet!

  • November 30, 2007 at 7:17 pm
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    Did you see it? Just as the fourth quarter began, there arose that beautiful moon, to watch over our comeback! Such a statement that our guys were “rising.” What a finish.

  • November 30, 2007 at 8:14 pm
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    Great win for the Cards, and I have to admit pangs of jealousy after the game. This was the ending so many UK fans were desperate for our guys to have on Senior Night. After the UK-UT game last weekend I could only shake my head and say “That’s not how it’s supposed to end for these guys.” Watching the game last night, all I could think was “THAT is how it’s supposed to end.” I’m constantly surprised at the parallels between the two teams. Wish the Cats could have had as sweet an ending as the Cards at home. We have one more game to go out on… but it woulda been sweet to get that win last weekend.

    I think the next Brohm (Brady, Jeff’s son)is about 15 years out from college, but according to the announcers last night, Oscar is already grooming him. Congrats to Brohm, Douglas, Carmody and all the seniors, and best of luck.

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