The Cardinal Bird looks on appropriately for the highlight of Sunday afternoon for Card Game moderator Charlie Springer (the one having the 94-degree heat stroke), having an opportunity to meet up with Sonja Sykes at the Parrish House prior to the UofL-UK quandary of a football game.
Sonja is an invaluable contributor to Card Game and a well known poster on the Rivals message board. Her first love after her husband Paul is Lady Cards basketball. They are long time Louisville fans, as well as accomplished partygoers and veteran tailgaters. Paul is a lucky guy in more ways than one: he also won the drawing for the NCAA football at the BBC Kickoff Bash last Friday.
Hell In The Oven — Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was like watching two armless men butt each other to death in a sauna.Ã¢â‚¬Â That was FrankÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s take on the UofL-UK football game over at Hell In The Hall, a game in which the Louisville offense was embarrassed.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Balls hit our receivers in their guts, in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“numbersÃ¢â‚¬Â, and in, and through, their hands many times. Hunter Cantwell IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sure was frustratedÃ¢â‚¬â€œbut something is wrong when a 6?5? QBÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s throws keeps getting tippedÃ¢â‚¬â€œlike six(?) times. And he just plain forced the ball too many times.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Defense The Offense Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Brian Bennett reminds us on his Big East blog that the UofL defense, in addition to slowing down KentuckyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s talented backfield, also scored the CardsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ only points:
But Sunday’s performance against Kentucky was as good as Louisville could have possibly hoped for its defense. The Wildcats did not score an offensive touchdown until a little more than six minutes remained in the game. And that resulted from a Cardinals interception that gave Kentucky the ball at the 6-yard line.
The defense also managed the only points of the game for Louisville. Redshirt freshman defensive end William Savoy forced a safety by pressuring quarterback Mike Hartline into an intentional grounding in the end zone. That happened on Savoy’s first collegiate down.