LouisvilleKY’s THE WEEK: Ankles Away, Lincoln Crossing, Cards, Cats, Tops and Teddy

Screws in my ankle.
Screws in my ankle.

I’m still not getting out much after ankle surgery, but this week I took advantage of a doctor’s appointment to interview my doctor. Dr. George Quill is certainly “one of the most interesting people in the ‘Ville” based on his expertise on feet and the wonderful work he does for charities. Check it out on Rusty.

Also this week:

Lincoln Bridge Walk: I can’t believe the new downtown bridge is opening up Monday morning. You can go and walk on it Saturday morning under sunny skies.

Jeff Brohm

A Championship To Be Decided in the Bluegrass: On Saturday, Western Kentucky hosts Southern Mississippi for the Conference-USA title, with a shot at a 10-2 record. As you would expect, Jeff Brohm is a hot commodity in talks about college coaching vacancies, but to his credit is not talking to anyone about other jobs. . . yet.  Here’s Brohm in the preseason on Rusty.

Coaching Matchups in Bowl Games: Looks like WKU is headed to the Miami Beach Bowl Dec. 21, where the Toppers could face South Florida and ex-WKU head man Willie Taggert. The latest Louisville prediction is a trip to Nashville Dec. 30 to face Bobby Petrino’s old school, Arkansas, in the Music City Bowl. Let’s Go!

Rick Pitino. Photo by Bill Brymer
Rick Pitino. Photo by Bill Brymer

The Mighty Fall: There will be no undefeated hipsters from around here this year. The Cards played great in losing to Michigan State. On the broadcast, commentator Dan Dakich dared give his opinion on the U of L sex scandal, causing a surge in idiots calling in to local talk radio stations.  And we learned UK may not be as good as advertised, stinking up Pauley Pavilion losing to UCLA.

Check out Teddy’s Tiny Desk Show: Our young genius at the Louisville Orchestra gets some amazing exposure on NPR.

How Boomers Travel: Liz Dahl started her career over two years ago, and created a great resource for us Boomers — learn about her Boomer Travel Patrol on Rusty.

Advice for Holiday Parties: Socially-acceptable strategy for eating and drinking with others. (Insider Louisville)

Get in the Spirit: In a year when Louisville is setting records for the number of murders, Tom Mabe’s latest video sends a message about race: