On Thursday evening we recorded our second episode of the weekly webcast, which we are now calling Cardinal Connect TV. Brandon Zellers and myself discussed the DeVante Parker injury and how it will impact the team long term. We also spent a good majority of the show previewing the big season opener against Miami and briefly discussed the expected tailgating atmosphere.
We recorded our debut webcast over the weekend. The first edition was somewhat of a trial run, but make sure you check it out. The audio of the show will still be available as a standard podcast and will also still be available on iTunes. You should be able to view from within The Cardinal Connect smart phone app without any problems. If you’re watching on your mobile device, make sure your phone isn’t on silent/vibrate.
Considering it had been almost two months since our last podcast, we spent the majority of the show talking Cardinal football. We recapped media day and also looked at the AP Top 25 poll as it was released right before we started recording. We also touched on Rick Pitnio’s 2014 recruiting class as he and his staff are assembling one of the top classes in program history.
On Wednesday evening we recorded out first podcast in a couple of weeks. Believe it or not, there was actually quite a bit to run down. We spent the first part of the show recapping Rick Pitino’s recent summer update on his team. Two key talking points from there was the expectations for the freshman class and also the position comments about senior Wayne Blackshear.
We spent a good amount of time breaking down the recent “All Time Pitino Team For $15″ game.
The rest of the show we discussed football recruiting, the Kentucky, UofL game moving to ESPN2 and the World Cup following in the city of Louisville. We also had a healthy discussion about the recent article from ESPN’s Jeff Goodman regarding which college coaches do the best at preparing their players for the NBA.
After a three week hiatus, the crew and I finally sat down to record another podcast. Fortunately, other than the red hot Cardinal baseball club, the news has been relatively slow over the past couple of weeks. However, that doesn’t mean we couldn’t find plenty to talk about.
On today’s show we spent a little time recapping Louisville baseball’s regional title win and briefly looked ahead to the Super Regional. We also discussed Russ Smith & Luke Hancock’s recent NBA workouts, Montrezl Harrell’s significant return, the freak athlete is DeVante Parker and last but not least, my recent trip to Mexico.
On Monday evening (5/12/2014) we recorded our second podcast since leaving the daily radio show. Although it’s been a couple of weeks, there weren’t a ton of topics to dive into other than the NFL draft.
We spent some time talking about the four Louisville players drafted and how they fit with their new teams. We also mentioned the undrafted free agent signings. Other topics include David Padgett rejoining the staff, Mangok Mathiang’s arrest a few other surprises.
On Saturday morning we recorded the long overdue podcast since the departure from the radio station. Myself, Brandon Zellers and JD Coffey discussed all of the things that have happened in the past few weeks, including Montrezl Harrell’s return, the expectation for next year’s team and wrapping up spring football.
We also discussed the departure from the radio station and the future of The Cardinal Connect and where you’ll be able to hear and see us going forward.
Throughout the week I’ve mentioned this a couple of times via my Twitter account, but in case you missed it, on April 1st I decided to step down from my position with 1450 WXVW as the afternoon 5-6 PM host.
The podcasts from the show became one of the more popular features on the website and I know a lot of folks listened live over the past couple of years.
I’m greatly appreciative of the opportunity that I was given at 1450 WXVW. I started with a twice weekly show in 2011 called “The Cardinal Connection” and was later given the weekday afternoon drive slot.
It was a great run and a lot of fun to celebrate the “Year of the Cardinal” every day from 5-6. It was just time for me to move on and make the best decision for myself.
You haven’t heard the last of me, though. I’ll be sure to keep everyone in the loop if and when things develop.
Until then, we’ll probably be going back to the unfiltered podcast/webcast format on a weekly basis, which is where it all got started.
If you missed Monday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On today’s show we discussed Louisville’s disappointing loss to Kentucky and recapped the season as a while.