Dr. Saturday - NCAAF

They're known more as basketball schools, but in reality, cross-river rivals Louisville and Cincinnati have competed since 1929 for the most hardcore trophy in sports, the truly nasty Keg of Nails, up for grabs tonight for the 47th time. It's a fitting tribute to the towns' blue collar ethos and dependence on the shipping channels of one of the nation's great industrial arteries. It's a tough trophy for a tough game -- but it almost went in any number of other, equally harrowing directions:

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