It’s Only South Florida

by Paul Sykes

Forget the fact that South Florida has demolished the University of Louisville by a combined score of 100-31 the last two games in Tampa. Ignore the reality that U of L has managed only one touchdown in its last two games.

Pay no attention to the reality that Louisville has lost its last 13 regular season football games in the state of Florida. Disregard the guy behind the curtain warning of a whipping of monumental proportions.

It’s only South Florida, a team more concerned with the final two games on the schedule (hosting Miami and visiting UConn). They’re already bowl eligible.

Louisville is a mere blip on the radar screen, a rest stop on the way to other games, a feel good event designed to restore confidence and enthusiasm in Bulls’ football. They’re snorting, slobbering, pawing the ground and licking their chops at our weakened defensive secondary, eager to spring their scrambling quarterback.

South Florida has the sunshine, the ocean, Busch Gardens and a big old ship in the end zone, and it has Louisville’s number.


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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 “It’s Only South Florida

  • November 20, 2009 at 10:55 am
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    Have heard that once again–we are the Homecoming queens for a Big East opponent. And we will no doubt get our dance card punched…

  • November 21, 2009 at 9:25 am
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    Someone said awhile back, maybe it was Ellen DeGeneres, that you should dance like nobody is watching. We all watch Scott, though, when the Boogie Cam music starts and he embodies the spirit, the joy and the fun of Cardinal hoops. Keep dancing, big man!

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