Monday Morning Memos

To U of L Football Assistants: Prepare for the Rutgers game as if your coaching career depended on one more win. The win must be convincing, too.

To Anthony Allen
: Shave the locks; you were better without them. Then pass the clippers to Scott Kuhn. George Stripling is the designated long hair; one per team.

To Trent Guy
: Two arms firmly around the ball.

To JaJuan Spillman
: Keep going to class if you’re still in school.

To Fair Weather Fans
: Get hand warmers and butt warmers for Thursday.

To Basketball Jumpers
: Admit it, football is still more fun.

To Conspiracy Fans
: Tom Jurich is not the enemy.

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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.

10 thoughts on “Monday Morning Memos

  • November 26, 2007 at 5:48 pm
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    Charles, no way is football more fun than basketball. Basketball is the king of Louisville sports, always has been, and always will be.

    GO CARDS!

  • November 26, 2007 at 6:01 pm
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    Not in this observer’s book. While I love basketball, it is monotonous compared to football. There are so many different stories and role players, much more drama and color on the gridiron.

  • November 26, 2007 at 6:30 pm
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    Your football “fetish” over BBall– well, it’s your blog

    Even when we won the Orange Bowl– I had more magic and thrills with Francisco on their Final 4 run

    and 90+% of the fans in this area would be in my camp

    but, that’s why blogs are out here…

  • November 26, 2007 at 7:12 pm
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    I doubt that it is 90%. Those who are are in your camp only because the football success didn’t continue after the Orange Bowl. Ask Ohio State, UCLA, Florida fans whether they would rather win a NCAA football or basketball title, they will respond with football. They’ve had both and know which has the greater impact in terms of national respect for their universities.

  • November 26, 2007 at 8:37 pm
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    Yes, but those people are not native Kentuckians, raised on basketball for generations.

    You should add a polling feature, so we could see the response. Who knows, it might only be 80% basketball ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 26, 2007 at 9:59 pm
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    I am a Louisvillian, born in Ohio.

  • November 26, 2007 at 10:54 pm
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    Monotony in basketball? There’s ~1 minute of dead time between EVERY play in football. It’s telling that my Orange Bowl downloaded from iTunes is 2 hours 27 minutes long (147 minutes), but that the “Short Cut,” which only shows the plays, and not the dead time, is just 24 minutes long! That’s a 6:1 ratio of dead time to action. Yeah basketball may have too many timeouts, but I find it hard to believe that anyone who’s lived through the roar in the ‘Hall when Louisville goes on a big run, and then the opposing team calls timeout, but the crowd remains just as loud when play resumes, thinks that football is more exciting. Basketball is a beautiful fluid dance and a sport of finesse; football is much more raw power.

  • November 26, 2007 at 11:35 pm
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    LOL! I love them both, live and die in March and April just like everybody else.

  • November 27, 2007 at 2:27 am
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    Ohh, ohh…the born in Ohio gave you away. There’s an excess of football genes in there somewhere ๐Ÿ™‚

  • November 29, 2007 at 2:08 pm
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    Another vote for the roundball. There is an ENTIRE MONTH dedicated to basketball MARCH MADNESS BABBBBEEEE!!! SUPER SINTILATING SENSATIONAL!!!!

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