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Teddy Bridgewater Inspires Children’s Book

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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.”

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Cards In The NFL

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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.

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Teddy Press Conference & Comments

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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.

Enjoy!

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Teddy Bridgewater Update

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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.

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Teddy Is Practicing Without A Brace On His Leg

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“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

The Story Of A Champion

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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.

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Teddy Bridgewater’s Road To Recovery

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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.

5/24/17:

Teddy Bridgewater gets the green light to progress his rehabilitation after having a positive meeting with his doctor.

5/22/17:

As part of his rehab process, Teddy Bridgewater takes the practice field for the first time since his injury.

5/5/17:

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”.

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Teddy Bridgewater Likely Out 2017 Season

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Not so great news being reported around the NFL…

 

Lamar Jackson’s Road To Rewriting Louisville History

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Needless to say, Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has had an absolutely incredible season. U of L has had tremendous quarterbacks in school history from Brian Brohm to Jeff Brohm, but Jackson is in the process of rewriting dozens of school records before leaving. How many records Jackson will grab before leaving the University of Louisville is going to be more than intriguing, and here’s a compilation of records that he can grab.

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Friday Night Oven Lights

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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

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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

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“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?

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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

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Photo: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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

Get Well Soon Teddy

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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.

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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

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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……

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Teddy Bridgewater Honors Prince

ESPN.com

ESPN.com

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 CBS.com’s Sean Wagner-McGough’s article today:

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Nunnsense: How Charlie & Teddy Saved Louisville

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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

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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.