NFL Sunday’s are back! As you prepare for a day of football, chili, queso and some adult beverages, keep an eye out for some familiar faces. Thanks to to our guy Kelly Dickey AKA
@RealCardGame for this easy to follow list of every former cardinal playing on Sundays now. Take a look below!
Teddy Bridgewater is an amazing human. On and off the field, he has proven himself to be one of the best role models in the NFL.
His humility and faith in God are inspiring. His smile is infectious. His personality is top-notch. His heart is as big as the galaxy.
It comes as no surprise that Teddy’s positivity stole the show during the Minnesota Vikings 30-9 loss to the Miami Dolphins last night.
In a fourth-quarter sideline interview with Greg Coleman, Teddy discussed his faith in God, his comeback, his excitement to be on the field and even his dance skills.
Before last nights preseason finale, Teddy posted this message on his Twitter. This guy continues to make UofL proud.
Almost a year after suffering a horrific knee injury, Teddy Bridgewater is doing everything he can to see the field again. Vikings’ head coach Mike Zimmer said that “all the reports he has heard have been positive.” You can see the full report below.
Teddy Bridgewater can do it all. His life has now become the inspiration for a children’s book, written by one of his childhood best frjends. You can order a signed copy. Below you will find the link to preorder of “Little Bear Teddy Big Dream Come True.”
The National Football League (NFL) has become America’s past time. The Superbowl is one of the most watched televised events year after year. The halftime show has become so iconic, that even Queen Bey herself (Beyonce) has paid to perform during it.
At the University of Louisville, we have the opportunity to cheer on a really good team every year. But we do not have a professional team in our backyard. So this gives us the unique chance to (almost) pick who our favorite NFL team is. Some of us have family ties to certain teams, others had a favorite collegiate player that they followed into their professional careers. Whatever the case may be, Louisville has a wide variety of NFL fandom roaming our streets.
Former Card Teddy Bridgewater spoke up for the first time in 11 months today after a gruesome leg injury. While it was a big deal to a few people, to many others it was understood. Take your time, rehab & come back stronger. Here is an excerpt from Teddy’s presser plus a video of the press conference.
Some good news from the Minnesota Vikings today! Teddy Bridgewater has been placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list. See what the Viking’s organization had to say below.
“It seems as though Bridgewater’s recovery process is continuing to move in a positive direction. But will he be healthy enough to practice during the Vikings’ upcoming training camp?” – a quote from the story below. My answer…. ” with Teddy, anything is possible.” Read the rest of this entry
Long before he came to Louisville, he was a champion. Before his first college pass was an interception against Murray State on Sept. 1, 2011 or his last run was a final nail in Miami’s coffin on December 28th, 2013, he was a champion. Before he was Teddy 2 Gloves, Teddy Ice-water, Teddy Ballgame, TD Teddy, or whatever other name we derived for him, his first name was champion. You have heard the saying, “not all heroes wear capes”. In this case not all champions have rings to prove it.
As former Louisville Cardinal and current Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater continues on his journey to overcome a gruesome injury and return to the gridiron, we will provide the latest news and updates on his recovery. Get well soon, Teddy.
6/16/17 (Latest Update):
In an ESPN piece about Bridgewater’s remaining steps to take before he returns to the field, several Vikings, including TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Laquon Treadwell and Head Coach Mike Zimmer are astounded by the speed of his recovery, as well as his work ethic to make sure he returns to form.
Teddy Bridgewater gets the green light to progress his rehabilitation after having a positive meeting with his doctor.
As part of his rehab process, Teddy Bridgewater takes the practice field for the first time since his injury.
After months of speculation that Bridgewater may not ever be able to play in the NFL again due to his injury, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer stated that he’s “more optimistic now about him potentially playing than I have at any point in time”.
Teddy Bridgewater’s biggest fan is back with a new song for the injured quarterback.
In May, Obadiah Gamble (aka Skolbadiah), wrote Teddy a song inviting him to his birthday party.
After hearing about Teddy’s injury, the seven year old penned a new song for his favorite QB.
As explained in the video description, #CallGod is the hashtag Teddy uses on social media. It is also the sign he makes after scoring a touchdown.
I mean, can this kid be anymore adorable??
Louisville is with you, Obadiah, we hope Teddy is back and better than ever soon!!
Meet Obadiah Gamble aka Skolbadiah.
Gamble is a six year old future rap star (see below video) and a huge Vikings fan. Gamble is particularly fond of former University of Louisville and current Minnesota Vikings QB, Teddy Bridgewater.
According to the original post by CityPages.com, Gamble turns seven on Sunday. And who does he want in attendance at his birthday party?? None other than Mr. Teddy Bridgewater.
This is kind of hard to watch. During yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Rams, Teddy Bridgewater was scrambling and clearly going into his slide. That wasn’t good enough for former Florida State Seminole Lamarcus Joyner, who added in an elbow to the head, which knocked Teddy’s head against the ground, and thus knocked him out.
If you want to watch a video that will make you miss Teddy, this is for you. It isn’t a highlight clip from his days at Louisville with sad music or anything, but footage of him at practice for the Vikings. It is just cool to see him interacting with his teammates and it clearly seems to have good chemistry with the guys. That is big for him as a second-year quarterback in the NFL.
We all love Teddy Bridgewater, and we know how good he is. We were disappointed when he fell to the end of the first round of the NFL Draft. But the further you fall, the better team (usually) you land with. So the situation for Teddy is probably better than if he were drafted in Jacksonville (Blake Bortles) or Cleveland (Johnny Manziel).
During an impressive rookie season in 2014, it was nice to hear people around the country finally take notice of how good Bridgewater was. We knew it, but to have others catching on was a good feeling.
It is also pretty cool when one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game has good things to say about Teddy, and that is exactly what happened when Brett Favre got to talking to Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune.
Remember Teddy’s first possession at UofL? If you don’t, it went like this against Murray State.
|1st and 10 at LOU 46||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard False Start accepted.|
|1st and 15 at LOU 41||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard False Start on Hector Hernandez accepted.|
|1st and 20 at LOU 36||LOUISVILLE penalty 5 yard Delay of Game on Teddy Bridgewater accepted.|
|1st and 25 at LOU 31||Jeremy Wright rush for 3 yards to the Lvile 34.|
|2nd and 22 at LOU 34||Jeremy Wright rush for 5 yards to the Lvile 39.|
|3rd and 17 at LOU 39||Teddy Bridgewater pass intercepted by Darrell Davis at the MurrS 24, returned for no gain to the MurrS 24.|
Then there is this incredible video. My how things have changed!
Last year, the Cleveland Browns passed on Teddy Bridgewater. This year, they had the chance to draft DeVante Parker. They passed on him as well. While nearly all Louisville fans breathed a sigh of relief (I say nearly because I have family that are Browns fans…sorry!), apparently the Parker family was also relieved.
I started to write a little intro for this, but there is no reason to. Let’s get right to it. The NFL Combine is starting, and we know DeVante Parker should be drafted early. The Minnesota Vikings have the 11th overall pick. Teddy Bridgewater is their quarterback. The buzz with Louisville fans is the thought of the Vikings taking Parker and those two reuniting.
At the combine on Thursday, Parker said “That would be really good to reunite with (Bridgewater). We’ve got a good connection. That would be a good thing.” (according to blog.twincities.com)
More from the article:
I love that they included all (well some) of the negative comments about Teddy in the beginning of this video. To look back and hear it now, it just sounds comical.
No surprise to Louisville fans, but Teddy Bridgewater had himself an impressive rookie season in the NFL. The quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings completed 259/402 passes (64.4%) for 2,919 yards. He had 14 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. He tied or broke all kinds of Vikings rookie records–91 to be exact. Yes, 91. I won’t list them here.