The Journey Continues

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ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Sometimes the other team is better, at least for one game.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Tyler Hansbrough is as good as they come, tireless, hard working, good shooter and rebounder. He was unstoppable most of the time, winding up with 28 points, 13 rebounds. Hansbrough does get away with excessive physicality but that’s not his fault.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Rick Pitino’s management enabled U of L to tie the game at 59-59 with 10 minutes remaining in the game. It was remarkable the Cards were not blown out in the first 20 minutes, trailing by 12 at the intermission.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Pitino has a lot of good coaching left in him, and at least one more national championship.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg The image that will linger from this game will be that of David Padgett, leaning over afterwards to catch his breath and control his emotions. He had given every ounce of energy he had inside of him all season long.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Expect Terrence Williams to continue getting better, as much or more next year as he has the past two seasons. T-Will and Andre McGee will provide the senior leadership next year.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg One would hope that a local player agent does not have the audacity to tempt Earl Clark with a professional basketball contract during the off season. Clark is just now beginning to tap into his potential. Feeding him to the NBA sharks at this time would be unconscionable.

ul_cardinal_head_logo2.jpg Pitino says all of the underclassmen are returning next season except Derrick Caracter. This game proved just how much more work is required of them to become a Final Four team.

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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.

2 thoughts on “The Journey Continues

  • March 30, 2008 at 8:23 am
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    Linda, I apologize for being brusque with my comment. The fact that you come to Charlie’s site proves you to be a thoughtful, intelligent person.

    There must be many good reasons for how you feel. And there are many for how I feel.

    And, that’s OK– and I apologize again, as a fellow Card fan..

  • March 30, 2008 at 4:42 pm
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    That is quite alright Frank, I have become a huge follower of yours as a fellow Card fan…..we may agree to disagree about the singing of My Old Ky Home at U of L functions but I know one thing that we do agree on and that is that this U of L BB team is as beloved as any we’ve seen over the years. Forever, GO CARDS !

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