Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Midweek Report -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
With some pressers and interviews today for Paulie, we decided to swap days. Tomorrow will feature those as well as Paulie's breakdown of NC State.
We have quite a few teams in season right now with many have upcoming games and matches this weekend so why not take a look at those, right?
Still, the Cards are ranked #9 right now and another loss won't kill the season. They're a #3 seed in Bracketology, if that measure matters to you. Remember this, none of this decides the ACC Tournament champion or NCAA Tournament champion so I would much rather they lose now than later. I do hope for a Cardinal WBB win in Raleigh Thursday night, of course.
A victory in the season opener is always nice and helps get the nerves out of the way. The next two matches are at home on a familiar field and several key players have a couple of years under their belt with the Teeter system.
Defense has shown major improvement and Rachel Florek put on a show in goal against Cincinnati. Offensively, there are plenty of players who have proven they can score.
You can catch them at home Saturday at noon against Denver and Monday at 1:00 against Marquette.
They remain on the road for several more weeks with early season tournaments before coming home for the start of March. This coming weekend features the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Louisville will face Michigan and Wisconsin each twice.
A shocking loss to Furman last week but the first blemish on an otherwise perfect record. Still, at 6-1, the Cards are off to their usual early season hot start.
Mark Beckham's squad had a slight schedule change this weekend. They will now host Bowling Green at 11:00 and Northern Illinois at 3:00.
Swimming and Diving
The Cards are home for the final time this season before the ACC Championships and NCAA
Championships. They will have both Friday and Saturday action, hosting the Louisville Invitational.
The women are ranked #19, which is a slight drop from recent years, but Arthur Albeiro has shown no concern, He is fully confident in his team and I don't expect them to disappoint in the postseason.
Obviously, Saturday is a full plate on campus. Assuming this old man (currently 25) can muster up the energy for it I'll start my day at the Ralph Wright Natatorium, move to the Louisville Lacrosse Stadium midday, and conclude the day at Bass-Rudd Tennis Center.
Burger of the Week
Bambi Bar is home to the Bambi Burger and the Bambi Walk. They're one of the few restaurants we've looked at so far that is open every day.
I have not yet been to this long time local favorite to try out the Bambi Burger but I have heard nothing but praises from friends and Yelp gives it a high rating.
What makes "the burger" for your taste buds? Lots of "dressed items" like onion, lettuce and tomato? What type of cheese? Or, the size of the hamburger pattie? Are you a mayonnaise, ketchup or mustard dressing fan? Type of bun? A couple slices of bacon? Let us know what "makes" your burger in the comments section today !
Happy Wednesday and Go Cards!