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Friday Night Oven Lights


Louisville can lay claim to being the first to do a few things. We all know Louisville Basketball in the 80’s were the first invent and execute the “High Five”. We know that the first pizza John Schnatter ever baked was in a broom closet here in Louisville. The first coach to lead 3 schools to the Final Four and also the first coach to win championships at two different schools is currently calling plays on Main St. here in Louisville.  The first person to say he was the G.O.A.T and actually back it up was born and raised here.

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The Rise Of Louisville Football


Our good friends at the ACC Digital Network put together another great video. They document the rise of Louisville Football over the years & it’s pretty awesome. Enjoy!

BucketHatism: Marshall


“ALL RISE!!! Court is now in session. The honorable Bucket Hat King LJ tha Fiasco presiding. Please be seated and come to order”

Good morning to all of you. The BHK is upset he let Marshall cause him to have heart palpitations all of last week despite being reassured by 90% of CardNation there was nothing to worry about. My apologies to the court for my pessimism, I will do better. Nonetheless, I will now read my observations of the Marshall game.

  • The BHK is aware that Marshall University is not the same as West Virginia University. From what i have heard and read it appears that Marshall fans were very welcoming and friendly.  Still, this was a trip I refused to take (see opening statement for my reason)

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Who will be the Celebrity Guest Picker?


The Bucket Hat King had to call a special hearing this morning to address some pertinent news. As you have all heard, the University of Louisville will host ESPN’s College GameDay for the first time in program history this Saturday.   I am sure most, like myself, are big fans of the tradition of the show which includes hilarious signs, live music, ESPN personalities, and the always entertaining selection by Lee Corso.

Not long ago, GameDay began the tradition of having a celebrity guest picker. It is usually someone with ties to the school or city, but it can also be random (See Katy Perry at Ole Miss).  So the speculation has already started, who will walk out of the GameDay RV and step on stage to represent our beloved Cards??

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Teddy Bridgewater’s Biggest Fan is Back with a New Song

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!!

Update On Teddy Bridgewater

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Update from the Vikings on Teddy’s condition via Adam Schefter:

Get Well Soon Teddy

Teddy Bridgewater

Today sucks.

I honestly thought that should be it for this post because that about sums it up. Today, one of the greatest people and athletes from Louisville went down with what is right now termed as a ‘significant knee injury’ during the teams practice today.

ESPN Link to Story

This is a big blow to Teddy, who has worked hard this offseason to improve his ability to throw it deep and it clearly showed during the preseason.

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Teddy Bridgewater Meets Lamar Jackson


I’m not sure when this happened but it’s glorious. Shoutout to UofL Football for releasing the following pictures. This is what happens when LegendTeddy meets Gr8ness……



Teddy Bridgewater Honors Prince

Teddy Bridgewater is a special person. We all know it. From his fearless play on the field to the charities he helps with off of the field to answering questions on Family Feud (Trees?), he has shown a lot of versatility. When Teddy joins a team and a city he entrenches himself in that city and loves that city like no other. It comes to no surprise that he is doing this in Minnesota. Here is an excerpt from’s Sean Wagner-McGough’s article today:

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Nunnsense: How Charlie & Teddy Saved Louisville



Most of you have heard that the Big 12 conference has begun research into expanding from 10 teams to possibly 12 or 14. Pretty soon there will just be the power 5 conferences and then everybody else. What if Louisville was one of those left out of the power 5? Where would we be and what would happen to our academic and athletic programs? I don’t really want to think about that and thanks to Charlie Strong and Teddy Bridgewater, I don’t have to. Read the rest of this entry

Teddy Bridgewater Working Out With Antonio Brown


We all have social media. It’s one of things for me a blogger that helps get info. Some people think it’s creepy, some think it’s awesome and then some think it’s both. Nothing warms my heart more than a Teddy Bridgewater story. Then couple it with the fact I see him in the videos on my favorite receiver Antonio Brown timeline and it’s a jackpot. If you follow Antonio Brown on Twitter (@antoniobrown84) or snapchat then you know he plays hard and works even harder. I hope for Teddy to get even an ounce of AB’s work ethic and Teddy will be next level quickly. Trust me, I know Teddy works hard but AB is the best in the world in my opinion when it comes to off-season conditioning. Maybe that’s debatable. Then again, maybe it’s a product of the creepy, amazing exposure of social media.

Teddy Bridgewater: Not Just Good At Football

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Shout out to my guy Jeff Nunn for finding the following video on YouTube. I wanted to share something interesting I found on Social media last night. I’m on a long drive and I’m looking through Facebook & Twitter. I see Teddy B having a blast. It appears that Teddy has become proficient in Roshambeaux or Rock, Paper, Scissors. Of course he’s great at everything he does. Playing football, being a good song, making music videos & RPS. I hope you enjoy the video.

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Teddy Bridgewater Is A Great Human



I seen this tweet earlier from Brandon Radcliff to Teddy Bridgewater:


This is just one of a plethora of reasons to love and tout Teddy Bridgewater. He didn’t want to get to the league only to make a lot of money. He wanted to make it to the league to make a difference. Teddy is a prime example of Louisville First Cardinal Forever. Thanks for being a great human in a time where all we hear about are bad humans doing bad things.

Lamar Jackson: #401 Ranked Recruit In His Class LOL (Video From @TheACCDN)

I got home and checked my e-mail. I do this every day after I get home from work and or the gym. I subscribe to the ACC Digital Network on YouTube. I get a lot of messages from them throughout any given day but when it is UofL stuff I post it. I seen the title: Lamar Jackson Is A Beast. It would have been easy to title this story that. It took me exactly 12 seconds into the video to figure out that was an understatement. He was ranked 401st in his class. I had no idea but I felt like that would be enough to grab your attention. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did. I am hungry for Louisville Football and this satisfied my hunger….for the moment.

Teddy Stars In Follow-Up Music Video And It’s Great


In a follow up to last weeks awesome story involving Obadiah Gamble aka Skolbadiah, Teddy Bridgewater decided to do a little video with the 6 year old from Minnesota. The remix of Hey Teddy is real cool and it continues to give us reasons to be proud of the University of Louisville graduate. Rose Bridgewater, you have raised a fine young man. Go Cards!

Teddy Bridgewater Surprises Superfan For His Birthday


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, Gamble turns seven on Sunday. And who does he want in attendance at his birthday party?? None other than Mr. Teddy Bridgewater.

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Nunnsense: Lamar Isn’t Teddy, He Is Lamar (Video + Photos)


Photo: Jeffrey M. Nunn










*Post bump Due To High Views* original post 9-12-16

Derby is over and everyone is getting back to some type of normalcy. Over the past week or so I was totally immersed into everything Derby. In doing so, I had a chance to talk to a lot of people from all different walks of life that I may not of had the chance to talk to otherwise. Interesting thing about that is when I wasn’t talking horses with theses people, I was talking U of L sports. More specifically Louisville football because that is my favorite sport. The questions I kept getting asked were ” How good is Lamar” and “Is he as good as Teddy.” My response every time was ” Lamar is really good” and ” He is not Teddy, He is Lamar.” Read the rest of this entry

Cardinals On The NFL Breakout List

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt

USA TODAY posted a list of their predictions for the top 10 breakout players for the 2016 season. 2 of them were former Cards. 1 of them was on his way to super-stardom last year. The other had the potential to be a big star but didn’t get an opportunity.

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Top 25 College QB’s for 2016




For a hint of the upside, look at Jackson’s last two games. In wins against Kentucky and Texas A&M, Jackson passed for 357 yards, rushed for 412 yards and totaled seven TDs. Put that over a full season, and you have something in the neighborhood of Johnny Manziel’s Heisman Trophy year. Jackson must develop more accuracy, and another spring and fall camp with Bobby Petrino won’t hurt.

That was the caption under Lamar Jackson’s ranking in the Sporting News top 25 QB’s for 2016. Yes LJ was in there. No he wasn’t top 10. Yes I feel he should’ve been higher. The improvement over the summer will surely leap this kid into the top 5 status by the end of the season in my opinion. He is in my top 5 for favorite QB’s in recent Louisville history. 1) Chris Redman (That’s my Quarterback) 2) Teddy Bridgewater 3) Dave Ragone 4) Lamar Jackson 5) Hunter Cantwell/ Stefan LeFors.

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Teddy And Gorgui: March Madness Memories

I was scrolling through Twitter on a March Madness-less Friday. Looking for anything to help take my mind of things. As always, Twitter never let’s me down. I see the title: Teddy Bridgewater has fond memories of UofL’s March Madness. I was intrigued. 1) I love Louisville 2) I love Teddy 3) I love Gorgui. Win-win-win. Here’s an excerpt followed by the link to the full article where he talks in-depth about the Louisville championship run and current Minnesota Timberwolves and former Card Gorgui Deing



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