Thursday, March 6, 2014
Thursday Cardinal Couple -- Shoni or Angel...who ya got?
THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
- Shoni or Angel: Who's had the most impact on the program?
I spent a little time talking with a huge UofL WBB fan yesterday...someone who's followed the team even longer than I have. I respect the words that are offered by this wise counsel (who DID prefer to remain anonymous) and we had a great dialouge on Louisville WBB and what it has become.
This friend left me with this intriguing question.
"Angel or Shoni. Who's had the most impact on the program?"
I thought about the challenge for some time. Each has been so very special in their own way. I honestly couldn't decide for quite awhile. My dear spouse Sonja responded immediately.
"Angel. The leading record holder in almost everything with UofL WBB and the best player in the WNBA. Jersey retired in the YUM!"
I countered with...Shoni. Draws thousands of fans from across the nation to games home or away and has set a few records herself. A three-point, no-look, battle-to-the-end warrior. A phrase invented about her.
"You got Schimmeled."
Both have made NCAA Championship games. Both are one-name, first-name instant recognition.
I'm not so sure where I'm leaning, though.
Obviously there are many others who have built this program. This, though...is about these two.
Tell me what you think in the comments section. Angel or Shoni. Who ya got?
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We are having a little contest here about the AAC women's tournament that begins Friday night. Pick the nine games involved with it. Give us a total # of points scored in the final.
If you win, you get a CARDINAL COUPLE T-Shirt. On us.
Hey...if you're going to try and pick all the NCAA games and win a bazillion $$$...you might as well warm up with nine, right?
You can enter either in the comments section or by e-mail to:
Sonja offers her selections:
Game 1. Cincinnati over UCF. No reason. Either is one-and done
Game 2. Houston downs Memphis. There's always an upset, right?
Game 3. Rutgers advances over the SMU. C Viv has talent aplenty.
Game 4. UConn. Coach vs. former player. Another teaching lesson.
Game 5. Louisville. Cards are trying to secure a #1 seed.
Game 6. USF. Bulls gore the Owls in a rough one to watch.
Game 7. UConn. They just recently beat Rutgers by 40+. Advance
Game 8. Louisville . USF will hang around a long time.
Game 9. UConn. Sorry, Shoni...You don't beat them yet.
Join us in the fun, won't you?