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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Cardinal Couple -- Honors for Shoni



THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

- Honors for Shoni

- One writer's opinion on "Big Blue Nation".  


Senior Cardinal guard Shoni Schimmel has been named to the John L. Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 watch list. The players named are the early front runners for college basketball's top individual honor.

Selections for the list were made by a poll of WBB media writers. No...they didn't ask us here at CARDINAL COUPLE. Unless Bill the Goat ate the invite.

Shoni was the MVP of the Oklahoma City Regional last season. She was also first-team All-BIG EAST and a WBCA All-Region selection.

She led the Cards with a 14.2 average last season and 3.6 assists.

Here's the 30:

Preseason Top 30, Women
Name
Height
Class
Position
University
Conference
Natalie Achonwa
6-3
Sr.
F
Notre Dame
ACC
Rachel Banham
5-9
Jr.
G
Minnesota
Big Ten
Brittany Boyd
5-9
Jr.
G
California
Pac-12
Gennifer Brandon
6-2
Sr.
F
California
Pac-12
Hallie Christofferson
6-3
Sr.
F
Iowa State
Big 12
Jerica Coley
5-8
Sr.
G
FIU
Conference USA
Jazmine Davis
5-7
Jr.
PG
Washington
Pac-12
Diamond DeShields
6-1
Fr.
G
North Carolina
ACC
Stefanie Dolson
6-5
Sr.
C
UConn
The American
Aaryn Ellenberg
5-7
Sr.
G
Oklahoma
Big 12
Bashaara Graves
6-2
So.
F
Tennessee
SEC
Chelsea Gray
5-11
Sr.
G
Duke
ACC
Cassie Harberts
6-2
Sr.
F
USC
Pac-12
Bria Hartley
5-8
Sr.
G
UConn
The American
Jordan Hooper
6-2
Sr.
F
Nebraska
Big Ten
Tricia Liston
6-1
Sr.
G
Duke
ACC
Maggie Lucas
5-10
Sr.
G
Penn State
Big Ten
Tyuanna Marshall
5-9
Sr.
G
Georgia Tech
ACC
Kayla McBride
5-11
Sr.
G
Notre Dame
ACC
Xylina McDaniel
6-2
So.
F
North Carolina
ACC
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
6-0
Jr.
F
UConn
The American
Chiney Ogwumike
6-4
Sr.
F
Stanford
Pac-12
Theresa Plaisance
6-5
Sr.
F
LSU
SEC
Shoni Schimmel
5-6
Jr.
G
Louisville
The American
Meighan Simmons
5-9
Sr.
G
Tennessee
SEC
Odyssey Sims
5-8
Sr.
G
Baylor
Big 12
DeNesha Stallworth
6-3
Sr.
F
Kentucky
SEC
Breanna Stewart
6-4
So.
F
UConn
The American
Alyssa Thomas
6-2
Sr.
F
Maryland
ACC
Elizabeth Williams
6-3
Jr.
C/F
Duke
ACC
 

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BAD MOUTHING BIG BLUE?

(The article below may be one of the most controversial and demeaning articles ever written about our rivals to the East and their fan base. No, I didn't write it...and it does not necessarily reflect the opinons and views of CARDINAL COUPLE. Read at your own risk. The author uses naughty words. )      -Paulie



The Ten Dumbest Fan Bases in America: #2 The Kentucky Wildcats


Published on: October 22, 2013 | Written by: Clay Travis
 

What would happen if you took the worst parts of the Midwest and combined it with the worst parts of the South?


You'd have the state of Kentucky.


Kentucky is the chinstrap bearded white guy in the oversized jean shorts and high top tennis shoes who rolls up to your tailgate and says, "Yo, where the bitches at?"


Not surprisingly, "the bitches" are never with him.


And who do the vast majority of dumb Kentuckians root for? Kentucky's basketball team, of course.
 
Kentucky basketball fans are the dumbest basketball fans in the country and there isn't a close second.
Intelligent Kentucky basketball fans -- and there are at least a handful -- solemnly acknowledge this fact.


While every other Southern school is obsessed with football, Kentucky, forever unable to compete in football, adopted basketball as its chosen sport of choice. That doesn't stop Kentucky basketball fans from choosing other football teams to root for either. Kentucky basketball fans will root for Ohio State, Tennessee, even, of late, and this fan has to be the worst on earth, Alabama for football.
There is no worse human being on earth than a Kentucky basketball fan and an Alabama football fan.


Have you no shame, Wildcat fans?


Of course not. The man they named their arena after, Adolph Rupp, actually got the NCAA death penalty for a year.


What can you say? Cheating is in the Wildcat fan DNA, right down to its present day savior, John Calipari.


John Calipari is the only man alive who has twice had NCAA Final Fours stricken from his record. When he coached at Memphis, Kentucky fans hated him and called him a cheating liar. The moment the Wildcats hired him he became a saint who was unfairly maligned by everyone.


Make no mistake about it, Kentucky is a very dumb state. But unlike other dumb states, there's no real dilution of the stupid when it comes to who to root for in the state of Kentucky. There are no pro sports franchises in the state siphoning off a few idiots, and Louisville is a substantial minority fan base when it comes to rooting interest in the state. If you root for Louisville you either live in Louisville or you went to the school.


If you root for Kentucky you probably failed the GED.
Twice.


What's the dumbest stereotypical Kentucky fan like in his element?


He lives in a mini-trailer behind his mom and dad's actual trailer.


The trailer is made to be pulled behind a truck, but there are no cement blocks to hold it up when it's not attached to a truck so when you enter the "house" you have to walk uphill to the back.
The only furniture is a bed, which is constantly sliding down towards the door.


Inside the trailer there is one poster, a faded Rick Pitino Kentucky Wildcats schedule from 1992 that
is affixed to the ceiling above where the bed is supposed to be. Occasionally he has pretend conversations with Rick Pitino after he's had too much to drink, but he's ashamed of this fact and only admitted it to his second wife once and, DAMNED IF THAT BITCH DIDN'T USE IT TO KEEP CUSTODY OF THEIR LABRADOR RETRIEVER MIX NAMED NAZR.


He has worn a Jeff Sheppard jersey to four consecutive weddings, only three of which were his own.
His three wives have had six children while married to him, but he has failed to be the father five different times when he was tested for child support.


The sixth child was brown and they didn't test him to see if he was the father.


Secretly he's hoping that Tiffanye -- with an e, yes, that's how you really spell it -- wasn't lying when she told him that Tony Delk was the baby daddy.


But he kind of doubts that Tony Delk hangs out at the Frankfort Ruby Tuesday.


Although come to think of it, that kid really didn't have a neck either.
When his first wife, Melodie -- she pronounced it Melodie instead of Melodee, which he always
thought was kind of creepy -- left him on Halloween night while she was still dressed in her slutty Walter McCarty costume, she said, "G-- Damn you all to hell, you don't even live in the suburbs of Frankfort. Frankfort is 45 minutes from here!"


That made him kind of sad because Frankfort is a bad ass town.
You know who is from Frankfort?
Johnny F'ing Depp.


Johnny F'ing Depp could have been born anywhere in the world and he was born in Frankfurt. So there.


He actually lives in between Paris and Frankfort in a town without a name.

 
In addition to Kentucky basketball, Johnny Depp being from Frankfort, and what Rick Pitino looks like shirtless, he is proud of other, unexpected things. For instance, he regularly praises the "cave systems" of Kentucky when he calls in to talk Wildcat basketball.


He has been to Mammoth Cave for 42 consecutive years and he recently got a tattoo of Mammoth Cave on his right arm.


Left arm tattoo?
A picture of Rick Pitino, of course.


The only time he leaves the state is for Kentucky basketball games in Nashville or Atlanta.


Last year he made $12,462 working part-time at Walgreen's before taxes and spent $4,828 on SEC tourney and NCAA basketball tickets.


He owns 12 different versions of the UK 2K t-shirts and thinks whoever came up with the connection between UK and 2k is a "genius."


He doesn't have a television in his trailer so he has to watch the UK games in his parent's trailer.


When he knocked on the trailer door late to watch a late night game from Hawaii, his dad once showed up at the door completely naked holding a shotgun.


"You crazy knocking on a man's trailer door this late at night? It's so dark out here I thought you were Tony Delk," his dad said.
"Wait, dad, has Tony Delk really been coming around here?"
"Never mind," his dad said.
Then his dad watched the entire Kentucky game with him naked while cleaning his shotgun.
Last year he failed the GED for the fourth time, but he's planning on a fifth try.

Why?

Because Rick Pitino tells him he can do it late at night when they talk to each other.
C-A-T-S...CATS, CATS, CATS!

YOU CAN COMMENT IF YOU WISH AT THE SITE LINKED BELOW.

http://outkickthecoverage.com/clays-column.php

-Paulie

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11 comments:

  1. Sorry, Paulie, I would take down the UK article...was it intended to be funny? Guess I would have to ask the author but no reason to promote the misconceptions about UK and Kentucky in general. Cardinal Couple roots for UofL and, I believe, not against other teams. Sort of like cheering for our player to make the free throw but not against the opposing player. I want us to play well and to our full potential and win a game on merit because the other team is also playing well. Anyway, here is one vote against the article.

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  2. Paulie, I agree with Vivian. I'd take that article down. It's not even funny.

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  3. Over the top. Don't lower your blog to the level of uk. This is all over facebook. Cards Fans are above this even if we despise uk. Chuck

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  4. That is one terrible piece of writing and certainly does not reflect my opinion at all. I am no fan of BBN, and I am all for heated rivalries and the typical smack talk that comes with it, but this is beyond that. This is disrespectful of the people of Kentucky (which many of us are) and one negative stereotype piled on top of another negative stereotype. Just terrible.

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  5. I agree, take this article down. I am very surprised and disappointed that you think the U of L fans that visit your site would find this entertaining. I can't believe you gave this small minded individual even a small bit of notoriety. People like that should be ignored and maybe, if we're lucky, they will just go away. You should be ashamed of yourselves.

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  6. On a lighter note, did you notice the Wooden list has Shoni as a 5'6" Jr.? Looks like they read the wrong Schimmels line from the roster.

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  7. In respone to the comments and e-mails I have received about Clay Travis' piece on Kentucky. I did post a disclaimer about it not reflecting the opinions or views of Cardinal Couple. I did provide the information on how readers could comment to the author's blog.

    I did not post it to be considered humorous and I was not delivering a cheap shot to the University of Kentucky. Yes, I am a UofL fan. Have been since 1968. Some of my closest friends and associates are UK fans. I like to see UofL beat UK, but I have also attended numerous non-UofL related UK athletic events over the years and cheered for BIG BLUE.

    The intent and purpose of running Mr. Clay's article was to present an article that would show how certain people perceive certain situations. I do not agree with many of the statements expressed in the article.

    Nevertheless, it is a journalistic piece. One that has created quite a stir, obviously. I am not ashamed of running it. It created thought and that was the intent and purpose.

    Censorship of journalism and press still goes on in parts of this world.

    I appreciate the comments and reactions of those who responded to this article. The obvious story on the day was Shoni and her selection. Even if they got the year and height wrong in the official list. Only one person (so far) has mentioned that in comments. Four have in e-mails.

    If I made you think, react and show emotion...then I've done my job. Once again, the article does not reflect the opionions and views of CARDINAL COUPLE. Reading it hopefully made you realize that...sometimes...people have alternative viewpoints and dispositions to athletic program and states.

    Our purpose here 98% of the time is to promote the joy and excitement of women's sports at UofL. We do so largely ignored and without comment. When we present a different venue and direction, it is ironic that that gets the comments and "Hit" counts.

    Paulie


    -Paulie

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  8. I will attest to Paul's lack of hatred for UK. I am a lifelong UK fan and was one of Paul's four guys in his wedding. The best man was a Notre Dame fan. Two of us were UK fans. One was a UofL fan. I have taken Paul to several UK athletic events. He has been supportive of UK athletics. He once told he that former UK women's basketball player Victoria Dunlap was one of toughest, savvy and inspired players he had ever seen.

    Don't toss stones at Paul. He busts his ass running this site every day and he's doing something no one else does. That is dedicating a site to UofL women's atheltics "98% of the time" as he said.

    I'm a UK fan and I read it daily. If you have problems with the site, I suggest you avoid it.

    Larry Williams (no relation to the former UofL hoops player)

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  9. hey paulie thank you for pointing out what the best basketball program in the nation has to put up with every day there are a bunch of jelous folks out there and you can sit with me anytime at a uk game
    i would like to meet that travis guy sometime and show him what real uk fans are about.

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  10. U a bunch o winey little boitches. paulie put up sumthin we dont like. waaa waaa. leave the man alone. he got enough probs. standin with ya pman.

    Reggie

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  11. I have to say that I thought the piece was pretty funny. If anyone bothered to check out the link Paulie put up they would see that the author had a "Top 10 Worst Fan" space on his site with 9 other pieces that ripped 9 other fan bases. I read them all and thought they were pretty humorous also. Try relaxing a bit. Jeez.

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