GOING BOLDLY WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE -- PAULIE CHECKS AND SHARES THE CARDINAL COUPLE E-MAIL BOX
We get e-mails at Cardinal Couple. Oh, yeah...
Although the comments section of our articles gets a fair bit of responses, the e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org
gets plenty of play. Helping me check and reading e-mails is one of Sonja's roles as our operations manager. She ear-marks the ones she thinks I'll want to respond to and handles the rest as needed. I'm not real sure, but I think she's having an on-line affair with Tommie Copper and S.E Davis and Sons.
I've wondered from time-to-time why e-mails far outweigh comments. Maybe it's because we don't have a message board. Maybe it's because some people don't want their thoughts, comments or observation for viewing in a public forum. Maybe it's because you have to pass a captcha test to leave a comment. Whatever the reason, it's jolly good fun to receive them, comment on them and we really do get some great ideas and article forwards. We appreciate them all. Except the two guys mentioned above and their sons who are engaging in online hanky-panky with my bride.
If I ever catch you guys out in public, I may deliver a knuckle sandwich with the hand bearing my wedding ring (I got a
great deal on it at S.E Davis...
the Sons weren't around)
or kick you with my compression sleeved leg.
Or have "E" post up against you
in the paint.
So, what are the topics of reader e-mail interest these days? The furor of the Kentucky loss is simmering down a bit and that's a good thing. One e-mail I'll share (and these will all be share as 'anonymous') from a concerned fan:
" Doesn't Jeff Walz know how to play a zone? That and inserting Sherrone Vails to block a few shots would have saved that Kentucky game for Louisville."
We had a few like that in similar vein. We've responded by
commenting that the points in the paint were pretty evenly matched and Louisville had 12 more rebounds that UK. The telling stats? 28 Cards turnovers and UK wins the points off turnovers battle 27-13.
We've also been getting some comments on UofL's marketing department and a perceived lack of informing fans about promotions. Especially the ugly sweater night. This e-mail sums up a lot of these e-mails we are receiving:
"Our marketing / promotional
efforts just are seriously sad My
friend and I have 4 season tickets / received no notice. This is
pretty standard operating
procedure for those with
the team. Have no idea what background these people
have but why have a promotion that your fans have to seek out to learn they exist? UK women's folks could school ours - seriously.
As a fan with 2 season tickets - that rarely even goes to a
game - I am treated well.
I am sent letters, e- mails... For not only basketball eventsbut also for upcoming other women's teams. My tickets comes in this nice tear off booklet instead of a mess of stuff held together with a paper clip. Sad."
-- Why does the Kroger Crew get a
louder fan response
than the on court action?
-- Why does Sara Hammond do "that silly" pre-game
-- Is Sean Moth married?
-- Why wasn't the Louisville v. Cincinnati series continued?
-- Why doesn't Arica Carter smile more?
-- Does Walz need psychiatric help to help him beat UK?
-- Why doesn't CARDINAL COUPLE have any women writers?
-- Why does Jeff Walz make so much money?
-- Why don't you change the music on your radio show?
These are honest-to-God topics
we've been sent. I think
they're coming from Tommie Copper and S.E. Davis and his
sons to try and confuse and
Obviously, we don't have all the answers and sometimes to speculate and respond to some of these queries isn't our
cross to bear. They can be entertaining, though...here's onethat Sonja got a big kick out of:
"Paulie...we like your site and read it often. We see where you sit during games and like watching you during them.
Just a suggestion...shave your beard off."
winter & Sonja likes my beard but it is
nice to know I have a potential stalker
group out there. Are you the same guys
who were following me around Target the other night? )
Anyway, keep those e-mails coming. I skim through them
every morning way before most of you are awake and
address a couple before getting ready for work.
This especially goes out to you
insightful and knowledgeable UK fans.
I never realized how horrible every
aspect of UofL sports was until you
pointed it out to me.
We'll break down the Cards next opponent...GCU...in the
Thursday edition of CARDINAL COUPLE. Unless the e-mails
strongly advise against it...of course.