Louisville Football: Opening Game Memos

Okay staff. The big week has finally arrived at the University of Louisville. The football team is psyched. The die-hards are chomping at the proverbial bit. The fair weathers are even excited. Just a few minor details that need to be taken care of before the season opener:

  • To Steve Kragthorpe: No defections this week.
  • To Tom Jurich: For making the stadium expansion a reality, thanks. But a little more detail on the projected seating capacity would be nice. Like a number.
  • To Howie Lindsey, Louisville Sports Report: Get a web cam focused on Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium expansion. Your office is just across the street for gosh sake.
  • To K.C. Scull, stadium manager: Don’t place Porta Pots in the main walkway of the Green Lot. They stink and the lines are too long.
  • To Kenny Klein, sports information director: Don’t allow Rick Pitino to goad you into releasing the basketball schedule this week … Hide the plug if anyone wants to hold a spontaneous press conference on any topic other than football.
  • To Steve Kragthorpe: No cliches, before or after the game.

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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.

8 thoughts on “Louisville Football: Opening Game Memos

  • August 30, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    No suspensions, no injuries either.

  • August 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Nice of you to include a jab at those of us who think Krag should be canned. You’re such a good fan Charlie.

    • August 30, 2009 at 9:15 pm

      KoolAid, that’s a gigantic stretch for you to find a jab at Kragthorpe haters anywhere in the post. We have had fair weathers since the Vince Gibson days.

  • August 30, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    To the cheerleaders: BE cheerleaders and keep the crowd going throughout the game. And remember there are sections other than the Crunch Zone.

  • August 30, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Let’s just hope ISU shows up. After the Quincy debacle, might just be easier to take a 2-0 forfeit and spend the week working on their defending conference academic title.

  • August 31, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I second the motion for LSR to get a webcam on the stadium expansion. We shouldn’t have to even suggest it to those guys.

  • August 31, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    So, Charlie, are you suggesting that the decision on how many seats will actually be added depends on how this season ends up?

  • August 31, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Tom has never really been specific about the number for some reason. A disappointing season could definitely affect the timing for a second phase and, ultimately, the seating capacity objective.

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