Jeff Eisenberg

  • Louisville's latest jerseys are another big Adidas miss

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger5 days ago

    When Under Armour outfitted South Florida in outlandish board-shorts style jerseys during the 2013 Big East tournament, the look didn't generate much buzz since the low-profile Bulls only wore them one day before getting eliminated. 

    Little did anyone realize the cheap board shorts look would return 18 months later on a vastly more high-profile team.

    Photos of Louisville's new Adidas jerseys p, and the look features a similar thick stripe across the shorts as the uniforms South Florida wore. The shorts are bad enough that one clever Cardinals fan astutely compared them to " swimming trunks you buy at an out-of-town Target when you forget the hotel has a pool."

    Bad as the shorts are — and they're awful — they're not the worst jersey Adidas has dumped on Louisville in recent years. 

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  • Louisville newspaper depicts John Calipari as a crying baby

    Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger11 days ago

    Any Kentucky fans who turned to the front of the Louisville Courier-Journal sports page Friday morning likely weren't pleased with what they saw.

    The photo illustration that ran alongside an otherwise fair column by Tim Sullivan looked like something a Louisville fan would have posted to a Cardinals messageboard.

    Since Sullivan's piece focused on the perceived advantages of coaching USA Basketball and the tendency of coaches to complain when a competitor gains even the slightest edge, someone at the newspaper chose to accompany it with a photoshopped picture of John Calipari's face atop a baby's body. Yes, the image of Calipari in diapers is pretty hilarious. However, it's also a terrible decision from a journalistic or business standpoint. 

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  • The Grand Slam: Unlikely hero saves St. Louis, sinks Milwaukee

    Jeff Eisenberg at Big League Stew12 days ago

    Whatever slim chance the Milwaukee Brewers still had of making the playoffs diminished even further Thursday night thanks to some unlikely heroics from one of the most anonymous members of the St. Louis Cardinals. 

    Tony Cruz, a backup catcher only playing because St. Louis pinch-ran for All-Star Yadier Molina in the ninth inning, delivered a game-winning, 13th-inning single up the middle to plate Matt Adams from second and give the Cardinals a 3-2 victory.

    St. Louis had already rallied from a 2-0 deficit thanks in part to a boneheaded eighth-inning miscue by Brewers first baseman Mark Reynolds. Instead of attempting to start an inning-ending double play on a hard ground ball, Reynolds nonchalantly strolled to first base and got just one out, extending an inning that would eventually culminate with the Cardinals tying the game by getting four straight two-out base runners off Jonathan Broxton.

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