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First day recap

Above Jodie Meeks howls his displeasure after deciding to use Sonja's first day picks in the tournament pool.11-5. Not a great way to start, but...I'm over .500.Miss. St, California, Minnesota, Clemson and Butler are headed home. I guess I can use my bracket for bird cage liner.DAY 2OK...Let's start with LOUISVILLE. Easy winner. Same with PITT. I also like OKLA. ST. FLORIDA STATE, and XAVIER in the East.Going to the South...ARIZONA ST., SYRACUSE get the nod from me.In the Midwest, I like OHIO…See More
Mar 20, 2009
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Let the Madness Begin...

Billy G. decides that a new mascot might be just what the UK faithful need...and it's a good source of Vitamin C also!Are you entered? Noon deadline...get busy if you aren't!Sixteen games today. 1/4 of your picks on the line. Let's get to it and see how it might go.1) Memphis vs. Cal State-Northridge. Beware the hyphenated teams? Not in this one. MEMPHIS wins by as many as they want.2) BYU vs. Texas A&M. A tough #8 vs. #9. Mormons vs. Cowboys. Remember our friend Billy Gillespie was from…See More
Mar 19, 2009
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Some NCAA tournament thoughts

As shown above, due to the bleak ecomony...Billy G. has adopted a new means of going on those recruit visits. Morehead State got the 2009 Tournament off to a successful start for teams in the Commonwealth. They'll come out strong against Louisville but a unpolished Cards team dusted the Eagles by 30+ early in the season. No reason to expect that Rick's crew will backslide Friday night.Have you filled out your entries for the C-Dom Tournament challenge yet? Mine are in and entered. For those of…See More
Mar 18, 2009
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Mar 17, 2009
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March 16, 2009 at 6am to April 6, 2009 at 11pm
MUST HAVE BRACKET SUBMITTED BEFORE OPENING ROUND GAMES START ON THURSDAY BEFORE 12 NOON!!!Hosted at yahoo.Group ID#: 108616Password: prizeCLICK THIS LINK, enter the group ID# 108616 and the password prize, then just fill out your bracket!If you do not have a free yahoo account, it will prompt you to create one. It takes less than 5 minutes (no aggageration), to create one.When you join the group, you have to…See More
Mar 16, 2009
Sonja commented on Shannon Ruffra's blog post Lovely C-Dom wrtier Sonja Sykes wins the $25 BE Challenge! 11 of 15 correct!
"LOL. Thanks to all the little people out there who made this possible. The jockeys out at Churchill, Mini-Me, Wee Man, the midget lawyer on Boston Legal... Seriously, it was great fun, I started out hot and barely hung on. Let's all have a fun…"
Mar 16, 2009
Shannon Ruffra commented on Sonja's blog post Cards peel the Orange 76-66. BIG EAST CHAMPS X 2
"LOL! I had to work this morning, after about 10 Maker's, which I quit drinking at 3. I have been hoarse all day, and was there at 10:30. I don't drink much anymore, but I tied one on last night......... I feel Paul's pain......."
Mar 15, 2009
Sonja commented on Sonja's blog post Cards peel the Orange 76-66. BIG EAST CHAMPS X 2
"LOL! It was pretty tame here during the game...just me. Paul and my mom watching. Paul's buddy Bob called after the game..he was at a bar we sometimes go to amd wanted us to come up and celebrate. I was tired, so Paul went. He was still asleep…"
Mar 15, 2009

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NCAA Team:
NFL Team:
Da Bears
NBA Team:
any of them with a Cardinal on the roster
Favorite Louisville Sports Website:
Favorite Cardinal Game Experience:
Too many to choose from, but the Lady Cards beating Rutgers in the Big East Tournament last year has to rank up there
Favorite Louisville Player(s) Of All Time:
Angel McCoughtry
Sam Madison
Kristen Maddox
David Akers
About Me:
10 things most people don't know about me;

1) I scored four goals in a high school field hockey game. We lost 10-4.
2) I ride my bike to work
3) I work damn hard
4) I went ten days with a ruptured appendix before it was diagnosed.
5) I can beat Paul in ping pong
6) I have now been to Arkansas
7) I sat next to Duke Coach K on an airplane and didn't know who he was at first
8) I brush my teeth two times a day
9) I was responsible for Paul losing all the weight
10) I was on the grassy knoll

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For Sharin' Karen, the hits just keep on coming...

Posted on July 16, 2009 at 8:21am 4 Comments

(Looks like our femme fatale has taken to the internet to lure her next victim. Her submission to was recently sent to me by my brother Ernie. What he was doing on there, I have no idea. The site is for wealthy people looking for casual dating opportunities, so I'm told. Whatever!)

It's official. The commonwealth has now officially deemed Ms. Syphers as "void of credibility", according to Dave Stengel. Rick Pitino has… Continue

Final Call to the post for Kentucky Racing?

Posted on July 4, 2009 at 2:55pm 0 Comments

(Churchill bugler Steve Buttleman may be looking to join a Chicago or Blood, Sweat and Tears knockoff band if the fortunes of Kentucky racing continue to demise. His physician wife might need to perform CPR on the dying industry.)

Is it TAPS for Kentucky horseracing? It's getting harder and harder to find a pulse here in the state. Yes, 33,000 revelers packed the Downs for night racing a couple of days ago...and if Churchill doesn't… Continue

Charmaine Tay verbals to Lady Cards

Posted on July 3, 2009 at 1:55pm 0 Comments

( the "King of Pop" acknowledging that he is a big Earl Clark fan by flashing "the five" to onlookers...or is he predicting the number of football wins for 2009? Unfortunately, we'll never know. RIP, Smooth Criminal)

Jersey hoopster Charmaine Tay has verballed to the Cards, giving them three shooting guards in the class of 2010-2011. Joining Tay are Antonia Slaughter from Christian Academy and ex-Bulter all stater Tia Gibbs… Continue

Angel experienceing the ups and downs of a rookie season

Posted on July 1, 2009 at 4:18pm 0 Comments

Watching the WNBA Tuesday night game between the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream, it seemed strange not to see #35 Angel McCoughtry dominating on the court. It's a whole different ballgame at this level, and rookies do learn the hard way...but, let's face it:

The Atlanta Dream needs what she can deliver.

First, a three point marksman is sorely needed by the franchise to prevent teams from pacing back in a zone on them. Angel can hit the three. She got no attempts at… Continue

Better down the road?

Posted on June 27, 2009 at 7:46pm 1 Comment

Can anyone ever remember (4) Cardinal Basketball players going in the respective NBA and WNBA Drafts? Earl Clark, T-Will, Angel and Candyce?

Good, yes! Better down the road? Time will tell. Looking at next Lady Cards will be probable for pro status...unless Tise Wright surprises us all and has a bang up year. On the guys side, some options. Sosa, Smith and Samuels? They could be additions. The question a lot of us have... at… Continue

Comment Wall (4 comments)

At 5:17am on September 24, 2008, Shannon Ruffra said…
Cool profile Sonja!
CB Sam Madison of NYG and K David Akers of Philly........

Awesome choices!

I love your stuff and your sense of humor, so feel free to post links to your articles over at Card Game at will, or whatever you like.

I think we should all be one happy family, though ITV and Rivals think that being a Card Fan online, means reaching for your wallet, and not posting links to great UofL articles at other sites.........
At 2:12pm on December 4, 2008, Shannon Ruffra said…
You already know that anytime you want to stop by, that I have your 1st glass of Zinfandel on my tab........
At 7:52pm on May 25, 2009, Genghis said…
Ok, so I inadvertantly joined Cardinal Dominance twice. Unfortunately, you said all those nice things about me on the accidental page I wanted to get rid of. Next time you get some warm fuzzies, send them my way. LOL.
At 8:21am on November 05, 2009, Shannon Ruffra gave Sonja a gift
You will need this for the WVU game.......

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