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ESPN's "Football Friday" program counted down its top 10 college QB's for 2007, and none other than Brian Brohm came in at number one.

The full list went as follows:

(1) Brian Brohm (Louisville)
(2) Colt Brennan (Hawaii)
(3) John David Booty (USC)
(4) Chad Henne (Michigan)
(5) Colt McCoy (Texas)
(6) Patrick White (West Virginia)
(7) John Parker Wilson (Alabama)
(8) Matt Ryan (Boston College)
(9) Matthew Stafford (Georgia)
(10) Sam Keller (Nebraska)

I obviously posted this because Brohm was number one, but including JPW and Matt Stafford while excluding Erik Ainge is borderline absurd. Also, as much as I hate to admit it, if you're going to include multiple SEC quarterbacks in a top ten list, Andre Woodson had better be one of them.

Card Chronicle nemesis Dick Vitale took a big step towards getting back on our good side by posting this story on his website in which he talks about Rick Pitino's "heart of gold."  

One of the first guys I called up was Pitino. I explained what we were doing, and he stopped me and said, "what do you need." When I said we needed $50,000, he said it was done, don't worry about it. That is the kind of guy he is, so generous and caring as a human being.

Recently I called him up and told him how thrilled I would be if he joined us for the event in Sarasota honoring Coach K. Pitino put it on his calendar and I am ecstatic that the Louisville coach will be one of the celebrities in attendance this week.

That was not enough for Mr. Pitino. What separates him with his generosity, the heart he possesses and his caring for people, an additional check for $10,000 to the V Foundation arrived in the mail. He said he wanted to add to the cause. We are trying to raise $1 million for a research grant to battle melanoma, a disease that has run rampant and must be controlled.

I just wanted to share that. Pitino has a heart of gold, doing the $10,000 donation simply on his own without anyone asking...

Mr. Pitino is a very special human being. He has made people at the V Foundation very, very happy. Thank you so much, my friend.

The U of L Athletic Office is looking for suggestions from fans on how to improve the atmosphere at home games. If you have a suggestion (Art Carmody bobblehead giveaway/anything that involves nudity) you can submit them here.

The Kansas City Chiefs' three-day minicamp wrapped up yesterday, and one of the players who made the biggest impression was former Card Kolby Smith.

Two players who caught the coaches' attention were running backs Kolby Smith, a fifth-round draft pick out of Louisville, and undrafted free agent Marcus O'Keith from Cal.

"They did a good job," Edwards said. "The guy from Cal didn't drop a pass the whole training camp. He dropped the last pass of the camp. Every ball they threw him he caught. Those two kids have a little something to them."

So, yeah, one of my brothers was the focal point of Rick Bozich's column this morning, and already some people have asked if I'm feeling a little jealous.


How quickly some of you seem to forget that I was once referred to as "a guy named Mike" in a little rag called the Dayton Daily News (uh, ever heard of it?). Or that I am 1-0 all-time in head-to-head quarterback battles with Brian Brohm, and still hold the highest batting average in the history of Louisville Slugger Field.

Jealous? Me thinks not.

Plus I'm way taller.

Reigning Big East Player of the Year Angel McCoughtry is one of 45 elite basketball players to be invited to the 2007 USA Basketball Women's National Team Trials. The tryouts are slated to be held May 17-20 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The Louisville baseball team will host its final game of the season when the Evansville Purple Aces come to Jim Patterson Stadium this evening. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. The Cards will round out the regular season with a three-game set in Cincinnati this weekend.'s Brian Edwards is already pegging Louisville as the team to beat in '07-'08.

While this might not seem like much on the surface, it might be to your benefit to know that Brian Edwards has successfully picked every national champion correctly since 1982. It would be less to your benefit to know that my insane, 93-year-old neighbor Harold told me that one afternoon in the midst of a 45-minute drunken rant that started with which Muppet he wanted to do, and ended with an enlightening monologue on why he preferred The Brothers Karamazov to Crime and Punishment.

Peace, love, Cards.