THE WEEK: by Numbers – 0-3, $1,531, 807 and More Things to Do

From the cheap seats, the Cards simply look like an average football team that doesn’t make the clutch play when it needs to.  Against Clemson, it was a missed field goal that would have tied the game in the 4th quarter, and then Kyle Bolin took a critical sack when the Cards needed to get just a little bit closer for a game-tying field goal. Now the Cards have three games by a total of 10 points. But margins don’t matter, and it’s an uphill climb the rest of the way.

RS114TomJurichWant to Ask Tom Jurich?: On Tuesday, Tom Jurich will be the speaker at my Breakfast of Champions event at 7:30 a.m. at the University Club. Want to come and ask him about the rumors he’s going to Texas? Or about the fancy new additions he wants to build at PJCS? Join us – $20 for a hot buffet breakfast and great networking. BOC on Facebook.

Madonna, Really? That’s right. You can warm up January 16 with Madonna at the KFC Yum! Center. Also, Janet Jackson in June. Front row seats and a VIP package is available for a paltry $1,531 per ticket.

RS115MikeDennieToddThe Taj Trio: As long as I’ve known him, and it’s been many years, Mike Maloney has threatened to do something cool with his place at 807 East Market. Well, listen to Rusty this week to hear about the big plans for the Taj, with the Monkey Wrench’s Dennie Humphrey and Todd Moore.

Coming Attractions – IF Film: Next week on Rusty, I’ll be talking with Kiley Parker, producer of The Baby Shower, one of the films getting a Kentucky debut at the IF Film Festival Oct. 1-4. Organizers of the event hosted a big party at Decca last week.

Biersch Bash: On Sept. 23, join Rusty guest Hannah Wemitt for Pints for Half-Pints, a chance to drink beer and support Stage One Family Theatre.  And you’ll meet a Giant.

Linda Ruffenach
Linda Ruffenach

Cheers – Most Interesting Birthdays!: Most Interesting People Celebrating Birthdays — 9/18 – Dawn Yankeelov. 9/19 – Mo McKnight Howe, Wayne Estopinal. 9/20 – Margue Esrock. 9/22 – Joe Gerth. 9/23 – Linda Ruffenach.

Look Who’s Leaving: My old boss, Business First editor Carol Timmons, is leaving the newspaper after 27 years,which is a long time in any business. According to the paper, Timmons “is certain that the right opportunity will emerge that will be an energizing and exciting new chapter.”

Game for Gaslight?: Come join us in J-town for the Gaslight Festival Friday and Saturday night. You can buy some weird, artsy stuff, listen to good tunes in the beer garden and get a hot dog from Mike Maloney. Afterward, we must might walk down to my house for corn hole.

And on Sunday: I’m going to Sunday Supper at Science Hill in Shelbyville.