Category Archives: The Final Say

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The Final Say | September 2017

Role Play: If I Were Athletic Director At Louisville I should be an athletic director. Well, I guess I should first explain: I am not qualified to be an athletic director at the collegiate level. Why? Well, I’m not real good at raising money. You got to be the ringleader of raising a lot of…Read More

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The Final Say | August 2017

Zach’s State Of College Football Address By Zach McCrite  Here ye, here ye. As we embark on another season of college football, in the backyard of the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, it is I, the all-knowing (hardly), almighty (not really) Zach McCrite here, leader of Sports Gasbag Nation, to give you the State of College…Read More

Louisville Baseball’s Success Was Perfect Timing

The boys of summer were at it again in June. University of Louisville baseball was once again a College World Series participant. And they were the lipstick on the pig. Let me explain. For the fourth time in school history and third time in five years the Cardinals have made it to the promised land…Read More

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The Final Say | The Offseason: Where We Celebrate Sports Hope

By Zach McCrite To the regular human, there are four seasons. And here we are, embarking on one of those seasons: summer. The sun shines (usually), the temperature is hot (most of the time) and the kids are out of school (have fun, parents). That’s to the regular human being. However, to most of you…Read More

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Everyone Else Has The Power Except The Student-Athlete In College Sports

By Zach McCrite It’s a wonderful thing… if used properly. The problem with college athletics is that “power” and “properly” are never used in the same sentence. We’ve lived in this world for quite some time now where the coach (and by extension, the athletic director who hired the coach) at a big conference school…Read More

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As Crean Departs, Let’s Be Excited and Grateful

By Zach McCrite Indiana University basketball is back on the map. Of course, it’s not quite the map Hoosiers fans we’re looking to find their team on. It’s the “hey, we’re back in the news” map, except it has nothing to do with winning. Tom Crean is no longer the men’s basketball coach at Indiana…Read More

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Your Guide To March In A Hoops-Crazed Region

By Zach McCrite People always claim that certain non-December times of the year are their own “Christmas.” I am no exception. March is my Christmas. I, admittedly (and sadly) pay less attention to my family in March than any other month. Moreover, I probably get less work done in March than any other time of…Read More

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This Old Soul Wants His Rivalry Back

By Zach McCrite I used to laugh at old people. I mean, seriously, how many times can we be told about you old people walking uphill to school, both ways? Barefoot in the snow, of course. But then, a funny thing happened in 2012. I became old. As a native Hoosier doing a sports radio…Read More

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A Letter to My Children About Playing the Game

By Zach McCrite In my last column, among other things, you learned that my wife, Brittany, and I are expecting another child in July, exactly two years after the birth of our first child – a baby girl named Remington (as time goes on you’ll continue to learn more about the lovable, yet sometimes delirious…Read More