He Is Home

I am not gonna write a long, wordy story today. I am, however, gonna write about a very cool day. First of all, shout out to Doug & Emily for talking me into going. I really wanted to go, but it was raining & I don’t like to drive in the rain. Long story short, I was being silly & they got me to come out. Thank you.

It felt like a big deal from the jump. I decided to ride up early since there was a break in the weather. Got there at 3 hoping to beat the crowd & such. NOPE. Not today. Hundreds of people in the parking lot. Lined up around the end of entrance 6. I figured at this point we may be in for a historic presser.

It didn’t start off the best. I got out of my car at 3:50 to go in. People wrapped around the facade. It’s cold, rainy, and I am in my finest of sleeveless hoodies. I was not as crazy as the way some people looked at me. I remembered how hot it was when I dressed up to go see Bobby’s return home and about passed out from a heat stroke. That wasn’t happening again. I approached the long line and walked to the front to ask where the media goes in. He said right this way. I walked in with Eric Crawford and we got on the elevator to go up to the Angels Envy Club. The elevator did not work. Was this an omen? We sure hoped not. Finally, we got on the other elevator and off we went.

I stood in the back because, let’s face it, I am a tall, tall man. 4 pm hit & it was a herd of buffalo. Unreal. It was surreal to an extent. The whole day was. There were fans of the show, old friends, and a TON of former players. Hunter Cantwell, Chris Rodman, Eric Wood, J Harrington, Betlach, Lococo, Raglin, & Jermaine Brown just to name a few. Heck, even Kenny Klein was there. Vince Tyra was even there. It was great. Just walking in and greeting the other media members with a head nod or a handshake was a different vibe.

It seemed like forever until he came out, but it was well worth the wait. The crowd roared & Uncle Larry kept trying to start chants. It almost felt like a small, intimate wrestling event. It was rowdy & awesome & I loved it. As Coach laid out his speech & plans for the program, I slowly felt my excitement for Louisville Football start to return.

I thought the Petrino presser was special. It was electric. I never thought that one would be outdone. 600 people, chants everywhere, & Bobby promising to blow out the scoreboard light bulbs. That was crazy. KP’s presser then outdid that one. More people, less chanting, & it felt like redemption, love, & a church service. 100 former players there to support him. That was love. This one thought beat them both. Easily 1100 people, lots of excitement, twice the energy, & the players there to support him. It was almost like both of the other pressers combined.

So I lied, this was longer than I expected it to be. I’m not even sorry. At the end of the day Cardinal Football is back.

Let’s Play Football!




























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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