THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
-Is "Lady" in front of a women's teams' name an issue?
-Becky gets another chance to play string music
-Pat's road trip
We recently received an e-mail here at CARDINAL COUPLE that gently chided us for our referral to the University of Louisville women's basketball team as the "Lady Cards". The writer -- who preferred to remain anonymous when I e-mailed back and told of my plans to build an article around the e-mail -- pointed out that it was largely a southeastern college and university trait and felt it a bit demeaning and subjective to those programs.
According to Webster Dictionary, a lady is the counterpart of a lord or gentleman. That doesn't sound demeaning to me.
|WE wonder how many ladies|
go to this place?
|This nice lady is Suzy Merchant.|
She's the head women's basketball
coach at Michigan State.
Can there be Lady Spantans?
I also looked at the sixteen teams that have qualified for the NCAA Women's Basketball "Sweet Sixteen". Three of them are officially listed with "Lady" in front of their nickname. Georgia (Lady Bulldogs), Tennessee (Lady Vols) and Baylor (Lady Bears).
|C'mon, lady! Get off your cell phone|
and move your car!
We certainly have some great lady volunteers in our nation. I picked up a church bulletin the other day that was specifically asking for ladies to volunteer at the weekly fish-fry. Makes sense to me. Bulldogs can be ladies as well. Even though, in Louisville, we have a high school that has the nickname Male Bulldogs. I wonder if the girls' basketball team there refers to themselves as the Male Lady Bulldogs? (And what time does the mail lady get here, I have letters that need to go out!)
|A red storm can do a lot of damage. It is not|
a lady (unless it is Nadriah McKenith slicing down
After all, Derby is less than six weeks away!
Some may think of the term "lady" in parlance of a New York taxi driver...yelling out his window "Hey, lady! The light's green! You gonna go or what?"
Some may not think of it at all. We call them zombies.
|Boilermakers can be potent. They aren't|
ladies..but I guess ladies drink them.
I was taught at an early age that the term "lady" was to be used as a respectful term. "Paulie, you go thank that nice lady for giving you an extra piece of cake." We had other terms for women that weren't so nice. Guys too. I won't go into them here.
|Hurricanes are dangerous. They're not|
|Styx did some great songs! Lady was|
one of them...
Plus, it's a great song by Styx.
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Did you hear the great news? Becky Burke has been selected to take part in the 3-point shooting contest between college seniors at the NCAA Tournaments! We know "BB" will play some string music in this event. They don't guard the shooters in this contest...but maybe they could make an exception in her case and send a St. John's player in...she always shot well from beyond the arc against the Red Storm.
The event takes place on Thurs, March 29th. at 9 p.m. and will be shown on ESPN. It would be great if Kyle Kuric could take place as well, but we're hoping that he and the Cards are still in contention for a National Championship.
Burke will bomb in 3-point shootout
Finally, we found this long but very well written read from Pat Forde on tournament hysteria. It's not women's basketball related, but we wanted to share it with you. Pat has come a long way from sliding quarters taped to business cards under UofL basketball players' dorm room doors.
Pat and Paul have a brief history. Back in the nineties, Paul sent him a letter chastising him for a negative article on UofL basketball and Denny Crum. Pat sent it back, circling all the punctuation errors and mis-spelled words..with a few comments. This was way before we had laptops or automatic spell-check and it was hand-written. Well played, sir.
Who knows? He may even cover a University of Louisville's womens' basketball game someday...
Go CARDS TONIGHT!!!Pat takes a road trip is the linkie. Enjoy!