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Such an incredible experience. My thoughts.
Good stuff man, thanks for being you.
Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed.
"Die Verbannten Kinder Evas"
Absolutely incredible read. Wonderful work! I also loved watching all of Crumsrevenge's videos, especially the Rutgers game video. You guys have some amazing talent!
Keep on doing what you are doing. I truly appreciate the work you produce.
Most excellent read. And you brought something up that hadn't occured to me after the sugar bowl, it really wasn't UofLs best game, they did leave points on the field and still kicked the crap out of the #3 team in the country.
1ongtimer: Thank you
cardfaniniowa: Thank you. CrumsRevenge's video (without even seeing the first frame) is going to be epic. Not to put pressure on him, but just the quality of stuff we already know we have (still going through a lot of it) there is just no way he can mess it up! lol.
Rugersp101: it was a great game. Cards took advantage of SOME of Florida's mistakes. But didn't take advantage of everything. There are at least 15 points on the field. Minimum.
How much fun was that. We saw friends in the French Quarter we have not seen for years,the game crowd was awesome and I'd like to think responsible for a couple of Florida's false starts.I saw this comment somewhere else and thought it was dead on,"Florida played like a bunch of scared little bitches and got their asses handed to them." Mayhem it was.
Thanks for season of great work Sheriff.
This post was edited by schmoetzer on 1/4/2013 at 1:38 PM
A historical artifact deserves an induction into UofL's hall of fame in the fan section. Comes from the heart of a true fan representing many fans who feel the same or experienced similar events over the years. Well done.
Sheriff I have always loved your posts, your insights, and your ability to put into words exactly what you are thinking and make it so clear that we can all understand it. Those are the characteristics of a great writer and a passionate fan. What a great combination.
Of all of your past articles, this one was the best, by far. I share your memories and have even more (I go back to the late 60's/early 70's as a fan). It is such a tremendous feeling to see all of Howard's dreams and the dreams of a University, our University, coming true. I think I have shed more happy tears over the last few months than I have in the past 20 years. And now, thanks to this post, I have shed a few more.
Thank you so much for your passion and your skills as a writer. Keep it up!
Sheriff, I'm already going through withdrawals. I work at a public accounting firm and prepare taxes for a living. What are the chances I could talk you into writing a weekly review of tax law changes for the next 15 weeks to keep me going?
Seriously, great article and I appreciate them every week. I've read your pre-game articles before each game to know what to watch and get introduced to important players. The post-game articles helped me to remember a lot of important events of the game.
Us Cards fans are really fortunate to have someone as passionate as you to bring us the games in the way that you have. Thanks!
The shivers don't stop. I love being a Card. Always have. Thanks for the great write up.
Great article. I kept checking off each memory as you recounted them. One that will stick with me from this week was the scene at the marriott before the team left. Pure bedlam wiith the street filled as well. L1C4
Schmoetzer: There is always something about traveling to away games (and bowls) and being around other Card fans in a different place that just has a great feeling. New Orleans was different all together. I can't understand why Florida fans wouldn't want to go to New Orleans. As far as I am concerned Louisville could go to the Sugar Bowl every year and I would be happy. Changing venues has its advantages, but Florida has only been there 2 times in the last 12 years. That's not going to burn folks out. Louisville came out, dominated in the city and on the field. It was mayhem/chaos. It was awesome.
joy2toys: Wow that is an honor. Thank you.
CardinalCrazy: Thank you for that! I try to do my best. That's the best compliment I can get.
CardCPA: Unfortunately I'm not sure I could adequately prepare you for your CPA exam! Thanks for reading all season (and everyone else who did too) It was a blast!! The words that are typed, the videos that are done isn't work for me. I truly love doing it.
chepi141: Thank you for reading: Louisville First. Cards Forever.
CARDSOX: The Marriott was awesome. One of the few times I got to scream, clap, and yell for my team due to being in press box/sideline all season. Was awesome that fans blocked out the street!
This post was edited by Sheriff50 on 1/4/2013 at 3:49 PM
Great stuff Sheriff. I've thoroughly enjoyed your posts for several seasons now. Thank you.
Well done...lot's of memories. Lot's of ups and downs. It's Great to be a Louisville Cardinal!
AirForceCard: Thanks! Glad I've been doing them for moments like Wednesday night.
Ghostcc: If anyone can appreciate a "high" it's louisville fans. Thanks for reading.
Sheriff thanks so much for your great reads. I always look forward to reading your work. It's great to have someone fighting for us card fans out there. I was late at becoming a cardinal fan. As an alum, I love cheering my heart out for all of our programs. After living in Knoxville for several years and moving to Louisville. They have the tradition but Louisville sure as hell has the heart that I haven't seen in Knoxville. We have had to bite, scratch, and claw to where we are. When Charlie stood at that podium and said he wants to be here. After watching Petrino leave a possible national championship team. I didn't know just how well we could handle another disappointment. That to me was when I realized that our school has finally arrived. Keep up the good fight. Thanks for your awesome posts.
WOW, not pages long...though I love those totally in depth reviews and summaries. Terse and to the point. L YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Sheriff. You are really the man.
I've got a Sugar Bowl story that goes right to the heart of this piece. I'm just not ready to share it. It was an emotional moment and I'll never forget it. I love my wife for letting me go to the game. Sheriff great job.
This post was edited by TexasCard on 1/5/2013 at 1:19 AM
urcookin: Thank you for that. UofL really has had to EARN everything they've ever gotten. Rankings, respect, awards. The Cards have had to be MUCH better than their opponents. That made Wednesday that much more satisfying.
doggycard: Yeah for this one I felt like I needed to tell the journey rather than the actual game. I might break it down one day. I appreciate you saying that.
TexasCard: If you ever want to share your story.....I'd love to hear it. Here is a Sugar Bowl story from someone who helped during the Katrina disaster that was e-mailed to me.....it was touching.
Sheriff, that is a fantastic column you just wrote which could serve as a lifetime fan's "review". Some things are just bigger than the game itself, all the little pieces which add up. You obviously know the worth of those little pieces and that is what develops integrity, loyalty, and sentimental love for a program which is simply priceless.
The closest experience I could share would probably be the UofL-UK one and only Dream Game in Knoxville and what an affecting experience that was after a basketball journey to that point.
Thanks for your sharing your thoughts. You are not alone with your sentiments!
We have had an epic journey, haven't we......but, it is just the beginning.
My favorite quote fromt the article "We're great. We know it. Just give us the stage and we will show it." Loved that.
RedBirdBath: It was an emotional experience. Not going to lie. The Orange Bowl we were expected to win over Wake Forest, the Sugar Bowl was 'us against the world' in a game we knew we belonged in.
DaVille: It has been an epic journey. It'll never be complete. But Wednesday was definitely a day to remember, highest moment in Cardinal Football history.
Sheriff: Thanks for all the reads during the season. Well, you called it- a Sugar Bowl win. I guess I lacked the courage and vision to think along those lines. I was hoping for a close game. I didn't get what I had hoped for but got more than what I had hoped for. It was an unbelievable 3 hours to be a Card and a great time to be at the game.
Thanks for the walk back in time. My great memories go back to the Vince Gibson days (Red Rage), watching the headhunter, Otis Wilson, back at the Fairgrounds. I loved it. Wilson still remains one of my favorites along with Washington, Madison, Brohm (the first family of Card football), Bush, Branch and all the others we all think largely about.
Again, many thanks for the write-ups.
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