By Tom Stosberg

Like vanilla? Then you’re going to love U of L’s opener. That’s what you can surely expect from the Cards’ defense.

You see, this poor wretch Indiana State team is a I-AA cupcake that has won only one game in the last 50. Pitiful.cake1

Don’t get me wrong, nothing personal. I’m sure the Sycamores are wonderful young student athletes. Solid citizens, polite and of good character. But did you get the I-AA part? Hello?

You can bet that U of L Defensive Coordinator, Brent Guy, is not about to show anything that the Cards’ next opponent, U-Know-who, can capture on video. Won’t need to. Vanilla will be fine.

And don’t expect any sizzle on the offensive side, either. The mythical Offensive Coordinator won’t be giving any super plays away, assuming that he has…never mind.

So basically it’s a non-game featuring ribs, burgers, chicken and libations in the parking lot. Let’s just call it “pretend” football. Then you can go home and put your little jammies on and watch real football on TV.

Won’t that be sweet?

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By Tom Stosberg

Tom Stosberg and his wife, Linda, also an active participant on this site, have been U of L fans for nearly 40 years. Tom is self-employed by MarketFit, Inc., an outsource marketing advisory. Tom worked in radio, television and advertising for 35+ years. His web site is located at

4 thoughts on “Vanilla Flavor For Football Opener”
  1. Jeremy, don’t you know yet the ISU guys are just going to come in and roll over for us? It’s not like they’re hungry for a win or anything like that.

  2. I keep preaching this but it doesn’t seem to take: Have a healthy respect for the opponent … Have a healthy respect for the opponent … Have a healthy respect for the opponent … Have a healthy respect for the opponent … Have a healthy respect for the opponent …

  3. Good article, ISU is terrible and UofL should show as little as possible. Just like you I am a bit worried about the coordinators. But who knows. I’ll watch as much as I can out at a buddies house. I am looking forward to a few first week matchups in college football like Cinci v. Rutgers, Alabama v. Va Tech, and Ok State v. Georgia. Good weekend for football fans.

  4. The Sycamores’ last win came when they defeated Missouri State 26-22 to win their homcoming game in 2006. That win broke a 24 game losing streak. The current streak is 26 games.

    They are expect to snap that streak against Quincy Thursday night. Season opener for both. Quincy went 6-5 last year in the NAIA Mid-State Associations Midwest League. No, Jack Klugman doesn not play for them.

    Comparing football games to ice cream colors. How unique. I guess Pittsburgh would be Rocky Road then and…oh, never mind…..

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