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Why Holly Warlick Should Get Another Year

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Sports Fans, Catastrophisizing, and Certitude

As most of you know, I am a big fan of sports. Well, SOME sport — primarily college basketball, college basketball, and some pro football, in about that order. (That includes WOMEN’s basketball, for those of you who haven’t seen the light yet.) As a result, I spend a lot of time reading three sites:
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Same Old Bobby?

If you follow UofL football, or college football in general, you know that this past Wednesday was National Signing Day — the day when high school players make their commitments final to their chosen colleges by signing a Letter of Intent.

As a rule, I dislike all the hype put into recruiting, especially the over-the-top attention paid to some 17-year-olds simply because they can do skillful things with a ball. I tend to agree with Mike Wilbon of PTI:

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Are We Really Shooting Worse?

Lots of people are saying this is one of the worst-shooting teams of recent memory. I know it seems that way, especially last weekend – but let’s look at some data and not trust our lying eyes.

So, using the great site Sports Reference, I pulled down game stats for the past five seasons. I then did some analysis.

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Can A Loss Be A Win?

My wife and I traveled to a funeral on Saturday, and listened to the game on the way back to Louisville from Dayton. We were able to pick up the game at halftime, and listened to the end. And while I was disappointed in the loss, I have to say:

Outside of the score, this was a win for Louisville.

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Reflections on Louisville-Kentucky

It’s the return of the Monday Morning Quarterback series, and what better way to start than by looking back at the 20th Anniversay Edition of the Governor’s Cup (and yes, we know how to spell “Governor”). Let’s get to it!
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Kentucky Got Petrinoed

Yes folks, it’s a new verb: “Petrinoed.” It’s what happens when you play a team coached by Bobby Petrino, and you’re not ready for it. You get Petrinoed.

What are the signs that you are being, or have been, Petrinoed?

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Hypocrisy at Texas A&M

Johnny Football is in the news again. But this time, as Paul Harvey used to say, there’s the rest of the story. Johnny Manziel, the Heisman-winning quarterback at Texas A&M, is accused of signing memorabilia for cash, which is clearly … Continue reading

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Are Coaches Responsible for Their Players’ Actions?

So today we learn that Urban Myer has suspended one of his players for three games following an alleged assault on a woman at a nightclub. Interestingly, the woman decided not to press charges, and the video evidence is relatively inconclusive. Even more interestingly, Myer’s decision came after the case was dropped by the police.

So why did Myer issue the suspension anyway? And is there a larger issue here?

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Whistling in the Dark about UK

I think most Louisville fans are whistling in the dark about UK basketball next year.
You keep hear them talking about “they’re too young” and “they don’t have leadership” and “too many egos.” And I think it’s wishful thinking.
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