Saturday, September 26, 2009
Here's their complete game release, with lots of good trivia to annoy your friends. Come on Cards, let's show them how quickly a pristine program can fall!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Justin Burke will be steady for the most part, but a few interceptions will test his confidence. Look for Trent Guy to have a big game in his first action since dropping the punt that Coach Krags says we're not allowed to talk about. The Cards defense will play well but be exhausted by the second half, but will have to have a big stop late following an ill-timed turnover. Louisville has to score at least 30 to win this game. If they can, call it for the Cards, 35-32.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
"[During Utah's loss to Oregon], the passing game didn't work, the running game didn't work and the Utes managed just 15 first downs. All those mediocre efforts came against a defense that wasn't so great. Now on Saturday, they face Louisville, which ranks 10th nationally, giving up just 223.5 yards."
I can hear 'em shaking in their runnin' boots...
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
12 - Derek Smith and the high five
23 - The Cardinal Bird's 1979 makeover
27 - Ali
34 - the Kentucky Colonels
47 - the Louisville Grays, who were evicted from major league baseball in 1877 for bribery and gambling.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
For each home game, at the start of the fourth quarter, the Utah marching band plays the Blues Brothers' Theme while a female fan dances energetically in front of them. The tradition was started by Bubbles, an elderly fan who danced enthusiastically to the song when the band first played it and helped energize the crowd. The crowd so enjoyed the song and Bubble's performance that it soon became a tradition. After years of doing her dance, Bubbles retired so Crazy Lady took over. Crazy Lady received her nickname from the MUSS, which is the "Mighty Utah Student Section". As the third quarter comes to a close, the MUSS chants for Crazy Lady to do her dance.As an avid admirer of referee-hating Crazy Old Guy at Freedom Hall, touche Utes fans, touche.
Monday, September 21, 2009
From a fan perspective I got a lot from this year's Governor's Cup (but not the Cup dammit). I cheered, I railed, I made fun of UK idiots, I devoured a stack of waffles at Guiness-book speed, I slapped hands, I was a UofL idiot, I lost count of C-A-R-D-S cheers, I punched a wall, I got punched in the gut, I grew closer to my favorite players, and I began to see some positive in a man I've consistently referred to as the human embodiment of a turd. Moral victory? No. A pulse? Yes. On to Utah.
And unless you want nightmares tonight, DO NOT click this link.
We got to see the emergence of leaders throughout the game Saturday. Scott Long is quickly becoming the heart and soul of the offense, an eloquent spokesman that can back it up on the field. Justin Burke quieted his doubters, myself included, looking LeFors-esque making plays with his wits and his legs. Johnny Patrick continued his stellar play and looks to be the bedrock of our secondary. I don't believe in moral victories, but these sort of games reveal the dynamics of a team. I like what I saw.
I had a similar reaction to Steve Kragthorpe's post game presser. Impassioned, somewhat insightful, genuine. And apparently our head coach is a sorta lame, sorta fiery, sorta funny kind of guy. And I can get behind that. Hell, I am that. I even laughed at the biblical "ass" remark. And the preposterously empty threats to the Louisville press corps regarding Trent Guy? Gold, Jerry, gold. Double-edged quasi-compliments to the other teams best defensive player? Hell yea! These are all the humanizing moments that would have done Kragthorpe a world of good about a year and a half ago. Unfortunately, I think it's just too late for Kragthorpe to win back the Louisville fan base from a personality level. That can only be done by re-rallying the team to finish the season respectably. No small task after such an emotionally-deflating loss. And if his time is indeed up after this season, I'm predicting a beard and a Nobel Peace Prize are in his future. Somthing to think about Jurich.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
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- Last minute links
- One on One = Seven?
- Wait...where the hell am I watching this ornery ba...
- Some goosebumps to go with your coffee...
- Sosa's shot was better
- Zip it Zane!
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- War has made me very paranoid...
- Predictions, predictions...
- Kickoff Clarification
- Blue again over the loss to Big Blue
- If you build it...
- Stacey Poole cures cancer! I mean...commits to UK...
- Paging Josh Chichester, come in Josh...
- Cain is Able
- Seeing the positives
- Already predicting scores
- Runnin' Scared
- Don't worry, I gotta Guy.
- Bone Crusher gives us 10 Utes to watch for...
- When the Cardinal Bird received his dentures
- UK Hypocrisy Watch
- Beware the Bearcats
- Anxious Morning Links
- Utah Football Trivia
- Utah, we have a problem
- Downtown Arena is already dancin'
- Steve backtracks...
- Kurt Kragthorpe's Konundrum
- The loss at Kentucky: something to rally around
- One last reluctant look...
- It's not your fault...It's not your fault...It's n...
- Kentucky's post-game analysis (warning: do not rea...
- Monday afternoon press conference
- Silver Lining Watch: Scott Long
- Someone buy Eric Crawford a thesaurus...
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- Wheaties con salsa!
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