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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Thursday Cardinal Couple - Jasmine, Angel and Asia


-Asia and Co. at it again

-Smithson-Willett ready to re-stock Cards pitching staff. 

-WNBA, Angel off and running

-Paulie encounters the "man".

The avant-garde film crew of Asia Taylor, Shoni Schimmel, Antonita Slaughter and Sherrone Vails have released another foray into the world of video journalism. Their latest effort takes them grocery shopping. 

Sonja would agree..lots of fiber. 

Click the link below to observe the trip:

Let's Go Krogering !


Louisville softball is losing Tori Collins to graduation and the teaching profession. One of the incoming freshman stands ready make her claim for that spot in the pitching rotation for Sandy Pearsall. 

Meet Jasmine Smithson-Willett. 

The righty from Lake Elsinore, CA played for the Lakeside Lancers in high school and it took only one visit to Louisville to convince her that it was the place for her. 

"My first and only visit was to Louisville. They say when you know, you know. I knew. It was everything I could hope for in a college. The dorms, the facilities and the dream field. After my tours and getting to know the school, I knew I had found my new home. All the coaches and players made me feel welcome and that's when I decided I would not want to be anywhere else." 

Smithson complied a 15-10 record her senior year at Lakeside...with a 1.21 ERA, in 151.2 innings. She struck out 146 batters. Pitching isn't her only strong suit, though. She also batted .520 for the Lancers and led the team in hits (41), runs (31) RBI's (31) and home runs (9). 

The Lancers lost in the CIF playoffs in the first round 7-1...a off-day for Smithson on the mound...but it looks like Louisville is getting a good one in her. 

Sandy Pearsall had a lot of success with three pitchers available to her this season and it looks like that trend will continue for 2013. We've even heard that junior Jordan Trimble has a heck of an arm from inside the the Cards appear to be in good shape with Caralisa Connell and Chelsea Leonard returning. Leonard's knees have to be of some concern, obviously, but with a few months off and some healing and rehab...we're hoping she'll be effective again next spring. 

A great link on Jasmine below:

From Alaska to Lakeside


The WNBA is off and running and Louisville's Angel McCoughtry had 26 points in the Atlanta Dream's 92-84 loss to the Indiana Fever in Indianapolis Saturday night. 

The Dream return five players from last year's roster besides Angel. Erika de Souza, Lindsey Harding, Sancho Lyttle, Courtney Paris and Armintie Price are back. Atlanta picked up Tiffany Hayes and Aneika Henry in the WNBA draft and added Laurie Koehn, Cathrine Kraayeveld, Yelena Leuchanka and Ketia Swanier in the off-season. 

Atlanta hosts the New York Liberty next, on Friday night and had six of their next eight games at home. 


"Get out of the car, sir and put your hands on the hood"

Not a great way to spend a Wednesday afternoon. 

But, I complied. Never knew that playing Tommy by The Who could get you in trouble. But, there I was, being search and going through a subsequent vehicle search as a suspect in an attempted food mart robbery.  

When the lights came on behind me, I pulled over. Knew I wasn't speeding (Roger Daltry could attest to that) and hadn't been crossing the yellow line. 

A few nervous minutes later, all was revealed to me. Suspect leaving a botched hold-up attempt was seen departing in a silver sedan. 

Yep, not many of them out there...that's for sure. I probably drive the only one.  

The officer and I chatted by the side of the road. We discussed where I'd been, who I work for and why I was a white male with facial hair. We didn't get around to the Lady Cards, global warming or why the Bulls faltered in the NBA playoffs. These things I had a definite opinion on. 

Case of mistaken identity. Released with a apology and handshake. Would have rather had a burger and milkshake. Drove off a little shaken and relieved.

I doubt they would have allowed me to take my lap-top to county lockup. And, two straight days of Watson on Cardinal Couple would consist of severe punishment for our dear readers. 

Just another tricky day. Right, Roger?

Just Another Tricky Day



  1. Wow, Paulie. Sounds like an interesting afternoon. You gonna sue for illegal detaining or search?


  2. LOL. No, Curtis. It was actually kinda fun at the end. Cop was teasing me good naturedly about my UofL Field hockey shirt and I may have found a new reader for the website.



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