OK. Thanksgiving is officially over and we can get into the Basketball season. Screech! Hold on. I do believe that the U of L Football Cardinals are playing for a piece of the Big East conference championship and a possible BCS bowl bid against the University of So. Florida tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. How come you'd never know this from the blogs, websites and even the C-J (however, that doesn't surprise me). Football has taken a backseat to basketball and the football season is not even over.
What's sad is that Charlie Strong and his young Cardinals have done the unprobable...taken a group of noobies and made them into a competitive team, and the local (and national) media have all but ignored it. Sure there have been a couple of isolated articles about the up-coming game, but only here and there. And rarely do you hear about the importance of the USF game for the UL program (both bowl and recruiting wise).
I have searched in vane for any local prognostications or analysis (and found none more recent than last Tuesday). And given that the game starts at 11:00 a.m. EST, it's not likely any really revealing analysis is going to pop up before the game starts. IMHO it's a shame that we have already switched over to basketball (no knock on the team), while the football team is making potential history.