My UofL Fandom: Back in the UofL Groove

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As you can tell by the title, I’m back! Back to doing my favorite thing on this Earth, writing about our beloved Louisville Cardinals. As you guys know, I usually write about the history of our sports programs and the like, but today, I’m going to tell you a bit of a story, the story of how became a fan of the greatest sports program on Earth, the Louisville Cardinals.

Unlike many who love the Cardinals, I have not been a lifetime fan. When I was growing up, my Dad was gone most of the time, as he delivered houseboats around the country. Due to this, I grew up without sports, I just didn’t have any interest in them whatsoever. It wasn’t until he retired around 2007 when I became enamored with the wide world of sports. I started watching that other team in Kentucky, and I’m not talking about Western, as that was his favorite team. But something just wasn’t doing it for me. I just didn’t agree with what their program stood for. So, as many people do when they first start watching a sport, I began to search for a team to latch on to, and that is when I discovered a team that was honestly going to change my life, and that was the Louisville Cardinals.

What did I see in the Cardinals that made me fall in love with them you may ask? Well it really was a lot of different factors. For one, every time I saw them take the field, whether it was football, basketball, whatever, I saw so much heart, so much passion that I could literally feel it through my TV. Not only that, but I saw so many qualities I expected out of myself in their program, from respect, to honesty, to bravery, their program was everything I believe you need to succeed as a sports program. Plus, it helps that I started watching Louisville basketball the same time one of my favorite players of all time Terrence Williams was playing for the Ville (Terrence if you are reading this I have to interview you sometime man!)

Well, there you have it folks, the rest is history as many people say. Although I have not been a Cardinals fan for the longest time, I am so proud to be part of the Louisville family, and even prouder to be a writer for this great site! Be expecting more TBT articles from me, maybe even some surprises here and there, as I have some pretty cool stuff cooking up in my brain! I’m glad to be back writing for you guys, and as always, Go Cards!

-Jacob

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