Wednesday, September 17, 2008


It was a splendid, impressive win for the Louisville Cardinals tonight, as they smothered the Kansas State Wildcats 38-29 in a nationally televised game on ESPN 2. A few initial thoughts:

*It was a breakout performance by Victor Anderson. The redshirt freshman running back from Louisville St. Xavier was unstoppable. Future defenses had better beware.

*Brock Bolen was also impressive. He is a work horse, and he is very tough for most defenders to bring down without assistance.

*The receivers are coming along very nicely. Doug Beaumont has emerged as the go-to guy. I love the way he plays. He has a great attitude. I also dig Josh Chichester. He had a couple of drops tonight, but some key receptions as well. As he gets more experience, he will be hard for opposing defenses to handle.

*Woodny Turenne is finally starting to show why he was so highly touted as a phenom coming out of junior college. His two interceptions tonight will cause the talented Kansas State QB to have nightmares about Turenne's stingy defensive attitude.

*Eric Wood is, without question, a stud of a center. He is the anchor of the Cardinals' offensive line, and everything starts with him. He has become a beloved Cardinal who will always be remembered for his grit and determination to win.

*Right after the final gun tonight, Tom Jurich was out on the field congratulating our coach for a job well done. Let's stay on board with Coach K. This was an impressive performance on national television. The tide may finally be turning our way.

Next up: The UConn Huskies come to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Let's rock the house. It's time for a little payback for last year's unjust debacle.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was able to watch the game tonight, and i was also impressed. One thing that made it more interesting for me was watching the game with Nick Dewees (my roommate) who graduated from St. X with Victor Anderson. Hopefully they are now on the right track.

10:01 PM  
Blogger Meatbe said...

Brendan--I am glad that you were able to enjoy the game. Victor Anderson is the real deal. I'll be interested to hear what Dewees has to say about him. You know, Anderson initially committed to West Virginia, and then changed his commitment to the 'Ville. What a bonus for us! Take care, Son. Love, Dad

7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Must wonder if the Cards would have liked to have had Kentucky in the third game this year!

5:51 PM  
Blogger Meatbe said...

Jonathan: You are correct. Many feel that the Cards would have been in a much better position had the Kentucky game come later this season. I definitely think so. Kind of an ironic situation, isn't it?

Thanks for the comment, Bro. You know that you are my favorite Blue Belly.

7:52 PM  

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