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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Jared Anderson's Wednesday Thoughts -- WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE


Anyone else recovering from a candy hangover? No, just me? Hopefully everyone had a safe and Happy Halloween! 

Coach and fam prepare for
Halloween 2017
I spent mine attending UofL Orchestra's annual 'Halloween Haunt-cert". With pieces such as "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Harry Potter", they really put on, as Winifred Sanderson would say, a MARVELOUS performance. It was nice stepping away from everything sports for most of the night. I did see that the Dodgers beat the 'Stroes" and Game 7 is tonight! 

We saw that reader Joe Hill had left-over candy bars. My mailing address is...

As we begin November, a couple of teams prepare for the post-season. Field Hockey hosts the ACC Tournament starting Thursday. Their press conference is (still?) scheduled for today at 3:30 and Paulie will be in attendance and report on it tomorrow here on these pages.

12-6 and 4-2 on the year for Justine Sowry's stick swingers isn't too shabby when almost every team they've faced is top 25 ranked. It's a good thing the Cards Football schedule isn't like that or we'd have all crawled into a hole somewhere. The FH Cards earned a #3 seeding in the ACC Tournament, are currently ranked #10 in the nation and will be the home team against the #6 seeded Syracuse Orange, who are #11 in the nation. The Cards claimed a 2-1 double-overtime, regular-season win at Trager against the "Cuse" back when the weather was warmer. Louisville scored at the end of regulation to tie it and got the win on a penalty corner in the final overtime. As much as I enjoy exciting games, I wouldn't mind a blowout win in the first round! And, a dry pitch to play on.

Minnie (in the middle) is a scorer.
It's what she does. 
Minnie Mink leads the team with nine goals. Now she needs a Mickey to help her out. Taylor Stone is a close second, though, with seven goals. Our three wonderful seniors have six goals apiece. (Let's hope 666 isn't a sign of bad luck!) 

Men's soccer also prepares for post-season play. Coincidentally, they are a #3 seed in the ACC Tournament. These Kickin' Cards will find out their opponent after Virginia and Boston College play today. Head to Lynn Stadium Sunday at 1 PM for that...we hope our "Stick Girls" are playing in the ACC Championship game that day and same time over at Trager. Which will you choose to attend? We know where Paulie will be...

Our congratulations to Ayeshia McFerran and Nicole Woods on First TEAM All-ACC selection. And to Minnie Mink and Taylor Stone as well for being named to the Second TEAM! All but Woods return next season. 


If you prefer warming indoor weather, you can always hit up the tennis team this weekend. They host the Louisville Classic at Bass-Rudd Nov. 4-6. Ball State, Michigan State and West Virginia head to the 'Ville' for that one. Cardinals, Cardinals, Spartie and Mountaineers...oh my! 


The 2016 Jeff Walz Halloween
gear. Man In The Yellow Hat. 
Much to Paulie's delight, the Jeff Walz Show radio schedule has been released. Check it out at Chow down on some chips and salsa at Chili's Bardstown Road as Coach engages the fans on anything and everything. If you see Paulie there, "get him one" Aptly hosted by Nick Curran, it is recommended you get there early. They have fun contests and such from 6-7 and the show starts at 7 and runs to 8. You can listen on 680 AM locally. First show is Nov. 6th. 

I wonder what Coach's favorite item on the menu is? 

As we progress deeper into some seasons and begin the season for other teams, I will conclude by wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remind folks that Christmas decorations must wait until Nov. 24th at the earliest. Be a turkey for awhile. 

Jared Anderson 


  1. Walz Show fun to listen to. Glad it is rolling around again. Should let Paulie host it.

    Curtis Franklin

    1. Thanks for the words...but Nick does a great job and I'd rather just have a "beverage" and listen.


  2. The Bird Lady11/01/2017 11:44 AM

    Jeff Walz radio shows are a blast. Very happy they have moved all the shows to the Hikes Ln/Bardstown Rd location.
    Much more centrally located. Great servers. Tip them well!

    Excited to get this season started.
    Also just announced, Asia Durr is one of 6 players invited to NCAA women's Basketball media day. She will represent us well. Always as class act

  3. Are we the (cards Nation)going to miss Mariya Moore passing ,outside shooting and basketball IQ?

    1. The Bird Lady11/02/2017 2:18 AM

      Marita was a talent for sure but we have a great team this year. I have confidence that the basketball IQ is not an issue. Dana seems to soak up knowledge like a sponge so even the freshman are going to do fine. They seem to really get along and work well together.

    2. The Bird Lady11/02/2017 2:20 AM

      Mariya (sorry autocorrect

  4. I agree with The Bird Lady. This team has a great chemistry and is pretty united in the direction they are going. are going to LOVE Dana Evans!


  5. Can't wait to see her (Dana Eans)play in a Cards uniform,also congratulations to Aisa Durr.Go Cards!!!!


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