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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
*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
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.
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.
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
We all have been wondering since yesterday who would take over Garrick McGee’s spot as Offensive Coordinator at the University of Louisville. I am pleasantly shocked we haven’t seen the ultra-ambitious names that UofL fans have been known to throw in the ring each time a job opens. There was no mention of Steve Spurrier or Pete Carroll or even a random Teddy Bridgewater thrown in this time. Because face it, we have been through that before with Gruden rumors. Most went immediately to the other Petrino Paul, to get the band back together. I don’t hate that idea. Steve Jones from the Courier Journal had some suggestions as well. Go read his full story here. Paul Petrino was the obvious 1st person he spoke of.
I am not sure when the last time is that you watched the NFL Pro Bowl, or when I watched it for that matter. But this Sunday (January 31), the 2016 version of the NFL’s “all-star” game will feature four former Louisville Cardinals. Teddy Bridgewater, Gary Barnidge, Eric Wood, and Elvis Dumervil will all be hanging out in Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium playing some football and representing their respective NFL teams, as well as the Cards of course.
They do things differently now. There is a draft, so it is not really the NFC vs AFC anymore. That draft happens Wednesday evening. Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin are the team captains and will pick their rosters. The game will be Sunday at 7:00 on ESPN.
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.
Congratulations to former Louisville and Trinity quarterback Will Stein, who will be continuing his coaching career at the University of Texas with Coach Charlie Strong as a graduate assistant. Stein tweeted the following message last night.
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)
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