Out of the ashes

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Fourth year anniversary of Card Game, and the site goes down.

Visitors to the site Wednesday morning and afternoon were subjected to graphics and posts from four years years ago. Among them was a December 7, 2007 post about UCLA threatening to hire Steve Kragthorpe away from University of Louisville football. Little did we know what was in store for us then.

Sometimes you have to be careful about what you wish for, or what you don’t want to happen. But just imagine where we might be today if Charlie Strong had arrived two years earlier.

The observer could say he did it for nostalgic reasons or to celebrate the anniversary but he would be lying. The retro look, the flashback as a creative concept never would have occurred to him. Wednesday was torture until he got the word the site was propagating again.

Life was so simple before the Internet. Thanks for checking back. 

We’ve got some catching up to do.  See ya after the basketball game.


Charlie Springer

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

2 thoughts on “Out of the ashes

  • December 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Why do I get this picture of the observer on the telephone all day, pleading, cajoling someone, anyone to answer calls or e-mails? Welcome back to cyberspace, man. I kind of enjoyed reading about what was happening four years ago. I had completely forgotten about UCLA courting Steve Kragthorpe. We lost on that one.

  • December 7, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    What lives these football coaches have. Kragthorpe goes from incompetent and nearly burying the Louisville football program, gets fired, paid millions, then he joins the LSU staff and a team ranked No. 1 in the nation. Incredible.

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