Sometimes you go to Colorado for a wedding and a long weekend and you wind up in a photo booth with Rick Pitino and Tom Jurich (I'm the bottom bird ... I promise).
There's also a shot somewhere of me and Tom in bird masks and Pitino in a horse mask (Rick saying "I want the horse mask" was just as glorious as you might imagine), but it has yet to surface.
Anyway, the trip was great but I'm glad to be back so we can ride out these final weeks of the offseason together.
Christian Corona of 247 Sports says definitively that Louisville will be one of the 10 best teams in college football this season.
If you missed the news earlier this week, starting this season, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament will get to choose the location of its first and second round games.
Lance Thomas is definitely a name in the class of 2017 for Louisville fans to keep close tabs on.
July 19, 2016
The fine folks over at the 35th and KY Sports Show are hosting a "best athlete from Louisville" tournament. Check it out.
Showtime announced Tuesday that they're going to be doing a reality series on Florida State's 2016 football season. Here's hoping the week three episode is their Red Wedding.
Luke Winn breaks down the latest offseason of the "transfer era" in college basketball, and includes a couple of references to Luke Hancock and Trey Lewis.
I need an entire episode dedicated to the guy who couldn't stop crying about the blue ribbon.
Netflix says it's making new episodes of MAKING A MURDERER, focusing on convictions of Steven Avery & Brendan Dassey pic.twitter.com/WwHLE2Xfrb— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 19, 2016
Kentucky is still one of the five most hapless power conference football programs in the country.
Three reasons why Preston Brown will be a star for the Bills defense in 2016.
Vote Lamar. I mean, it won't really change or accomplish anything, but that's not a good enough reason not to do it.
Who will be the #ACCFootball Player of the Year this upcoming season? #ACCKickoff— ACC Football (@theACCfootball) July 19, 2016
Big 12 expansion talk will live forever.
"We'll do anything, guys. We will touch Jayhawk dong."
Big 12 decision means moment of truth for Memphis https://t.co/y5utI1RaPJ pic.twitter.com/hEHj2B6z6k— CA Sports (@memphissports) July 20, 2016
Louisville is the No. 1 worst city in America for air pollution today. Way to go, Cardosi.
The Maui Invitational announced the bracket for its annual November tournament Tuesday.
The C-J breaks down how the nine former U of L players fared in the NBA summer league.
Montrezl Harrell has spent a chunk of his summer working on adding a 3-point shot to his arsenal.
The CCBM loves that giant chair.
Hey @CardChronicle "L's" Up from Austinburg Ohio!! pic.twitter.com/d9hlzydTsr— Doug (@CardsRockIt) July 17, 2016
Danny Ainge said last week that Terry Rozier was the Celtics' best player during summer league play.
Jeff Greer profiles Anas Mahmoud.
Craig Yeast's son decommitting from Kentucky and winding up at Louisville would be glorious.
Top 6️⃣ pic.twitter.com/yQdT53PaWG— Russ Yeast (@russ_yeast03) July 17, 2016
Your feel good story of the day is these four teens giving back to their community by mowing yards for free.
Louisville's '02 GMAC Bowl loss, in which news of John L. Smith's imminent departure leaked out at halftime, is the fifth-weirdest Marshall game of all-time according to the Charleston Gazette. Ah, summer.
Go Cards! #TeamUSA is proud to have two @UofLBaseball players this summer in Brendan McKay and Devin Hairston. #L1C4 pic.twitter.com/yPwwd6eSJL— USA Baseball CNT (@USABaseballCNT) July 17, 2016
Former U of L golfer Adam Rainaud has qualified for the Travelers Championship.
The Palm Beach Post predicts Louisville to finish third in the ACC's Atlantic Division, and has Devonte Fields and Keith Kelsey as first teal all-conference.
Saturday Blitz predicts a 9-3 football season from the Cards.
While the Cardinals may look better on both sides of the ball, they have a schedule which could derail any hopes they have of a championship this season.
The toughest games (outside of Florida State on Sept. 17 and Clemson on Oct. 1) will be at home against Duke on Oct. 14, on the road against Houston on Nov. 17, and the season ending grudge match with rival Kentucky on Nov. 26.
The Cardinals could very well pull off a 10-win regular season, possibly 11 wins if they upset either the Seminoles or the Tigers, but the other potential pitfalls can't be overlooked for a team who has a history of losing a game or two during the season they probably shouldn't.
Louisville may be a surprise team in the ACC, but they have some big hurdles to clear. It's doubtful they are quite ready to jump over Florida State and Clemson right now. Bad timing for a good team.
Predicted Record: 9-3 (6-2 ACC), 3rd in ACC Atlantic
Looks like another second tier bowl for the Cardinals, and yet another 10-win season without a lot of meaning behind it.
Four-star PG Darius Perry from the class of 2017 will be taking an official visit to U of L from Aug. 3-5.
The Louisville Cardinal breaks down the U of L offensive line.
And finally, a fan-friendly (and free) Cardinal Summer Festival will be held on the night of July 29 at the U of L Golf Club. More details can be found here.