Charlie Springer

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

4 thoughts on “Louisville 74, Kentucky 71

  • January 4, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t be alarmed. That blood curdling scream heard in the St. Matthews area was me. Actually, the last of three screams in the final minute of play. Ten years from now, no one will remember Earl’s adventures in passing at the end of the game. The Sosa three will be, perhaps…the biggest shining moment in the history of this series. Ten years from now, make it twenty. Bigger than the controversial Sparks corner prayer. Bigger than (fill in your own series memory). Huge.

    This one was deliberate, premeditated and pulled off in true assassination style.
    A plug of hot lead right thru the heart of every boastful, big blue blowhard from Bardstown to Barbourville. Clint Eastwood couldn’t have fired his Magmum .44 with anymore accuracy, affect or authority.

    Edgar, I screamed out of fear..hope..and excitement. Thanks, you just made my day…and welcome back.

  • January 4, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Great win for Sosa, the team, the coach and oh man, for the U of L fans. With all the heartache we’ve been experiencing lately, I don’t know if we could have taken a loss to yUK today. Our kids played great and with the exception of that 15 second, 1 point lead that yUK had, U of L managed to keep a healthy lead the ENTIRE game. That last 50 seconds wasn’t indicative of the game. Credit yUK in their attempted comeback but alas, thanks to Edgar it wasn’t meant to be. It is appropriate that Edgar got that shot since he missed one similar to it when Gillespie was at A & M. Sosa will sleep like a baby tonight and so will I dreaming of that beautiful 3 pointer at the buzzer. If you take away Patterson and Meeks points, the rest of their team is mediocre (they are truly 2 great BB players….) I am so proud of our team – they are truly the BEST in the state. Go CARDS !!!!

  • January 4, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Edgar made a shot of the year, no doubt. This was important for UofL to win, the last KY game at Freedom hall and an important game for the season due to recent upset losses. Sosa is a true shooter, one who is not concerned about prior history, just the next shot. To understand Sosa, you have to know that he alone could make that shot. The score was tied, and if he missed, they go into overtime. He had already hit everything he threw up except one freethrow, so he had the confidence. Garcia was in the locker room before the game telling them to take it to the hole and have fun and dont worry about the score. This was a game for the ages. It was one of the best UL-UK games since 1983. Both teams played and shot great. UL gained alot from this game, and UK has nothing to be ashamed of either.

  • January 4, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    With all of the reservations I have about Sosa I have to say that he is the only guard we have who could have made that final play. He sure elicits strong responses be they positive or negative. Today was postively his best game of the year. And I hope only up to this point.

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