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Louisville mens basketball ranked #18

And no, we are not talking about 2011; the Year of Blackshear.   We're talking about this year.

Sizzlin Siva and Thunderin TJ. Swooping Swop and Rim-Rocking Rock. Bombs from Marra and Kuric.

And, of course... Preston! (with a healthy wrist.)

 

I've been, I think, touting our upcoming 2010-2011 success more than most fans. I've posted here at CC that we'll make it to the big dance -- and suprise the pundits by outperforming our seeding. Now, after stumbling upon this Maddux Sports article, I feel more confident about my homerism. When 'money people' talk, it's time to start listening.

People working with money are a whooooole lot more serious about what they post. So there is no homerism in their post, and definitely some knowledgeable insights in the piece, although a glaring error is the inclusion of Sallie. Also I found it curious they didn't give any love to Kyle Kuric. Don't get me wrong, I'm not predicting he's going to be All Big East. Then again, I'm not predicting he won't. I am however, predicting he will have a few surprises for some opponents this year. (Probably not Syracuse however, whom I think we all agree will be on him like white on lawyers on a crash victim.)

 

They summarize with this, and don't try to tell me it doesn't get your heart beating a tick faster.

In ranking the Louisville Cardinals 18th in the nation, you’ve got to consider their potential which is huge. Of course a major dilemma is the need for so many guys to step up. Still, the talent is there and more often than not Rick Pitino has been able to exploit the talent on hand. Fifth in the Big East is possible and a Sweet 16 appearance is attainable.

 

A note to Terrence Jennings:

         It's your time. Work out hard and represent !  TJ takin Da Ville to the Final Four = NBA paycheck

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