Time fails to dim pessimism about Louisville football

Nearly a week now since the University of Louisville football team crumbled like paper mache  to an underwhelming Syracuse team in the boisterous JMA Wireless Dome. Gave it some time to let feelings ease and disappointment fade a little. The problem is it hasn’t faded. One hasn’t met one Cardinal fan or non-fan that thinks this team can turn it around.

“I watched a lot of the ACC teams play over the weekend and I didn’t see one we could beat,” said a former Louisville player who once was a coach. “I just don’t know about this team.” One fan reaction on Twitter: “Not going to be pretty. Beginning of the end of this era.”

While one is not ready to say this team is done after one game, it is alarming. Very alarming. The Cards play Friday night at the University of Central Florida in Orlando where the Knights have won 30 of their last 32.

“It’s going to get ugly in the bounce house,” said one fan. “They definitely want to send us a message after last season. This UCF team is well coached and the bounce house is way louder than Syracuse.”

A family member actually said, “If we lose Friday, I don’t know if I want to go to the Florida State game.”

Lots and lots of negative reactions. The local media has been some what harsh but not in a way I thought they might be. Rick Bozich and Eric Crawford of WDRB have written post game stories about the poor performance.

The Sport Talk Shows have been loaded with negative stuff. So much, I’ve stopped listening. If Louisville does lose the next two are we looking at 1-11. Maybe. I don’t know. But the cretics will get louder and louder with every loss.

One wishes Ed Peak had something more positive to say, but he’s the idiot who predicted 9-3.

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Ed Peak

Ed Peak has covered UofL sports since 1973, as a student reporter, as a correspondent for the Courier-Journal, a freelancer for the Associated Press and United Press International, as well as ScoreCard, Fox Sports and CBS radio.

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