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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Articles tagged: Louisville fans

Louisville fan burns Brohm jersey over Purdue decision

Jeff Brohm

Many Louisville fans have lost their minds over Jeff Brohm’s decision to stay at Purdue rather than return to the Cardinals.

Brohm played at Louisville and coached there, so he was viewed as the runaway preferred choice to replace Bobby Petrino, who was fired this season. Brohm met with Louisville’s athletic director this week and turned down the position a day later.

Louisville fans who were counting on Brohm returning home were furious over the decision. One even decided to burn a Louisville jersey with the “Brohm” name on the back, even though the jersey was for Jeff’s brother, Brian, who played at the school from 2004-2007.

Other fans shared their angry thoughts via Twitter.

And of course there was the fan whose Twitter threats led to the shutdown of Brohm’s high school, Trinity.

Louisville reportedly has a new favorite in mind for the job.

H/T Hammer and Rails

John Calipari fires back after Louisville fan’s unique insult

John Calipari

The college basketball rivalry between Kentucky and Louisville is one of the most heated in sports, and John Calipari has grown accustomed to being berated by Cardinals fans over the years. However, an insult that was hurled his way this week appears to have crossed the line.

On Tuesday morning, Calipari spotted a Louisville fan on the set of NBC’s “Today” show holding up a sign that read “JOHN CALIPARI HATES PUPPIES GO CARDS!!” As a proud dog owner and lover, the Wildcats coach just had to respond.

Calipari typically doesn’t have to defend himself on social media because his daughters take care of it for him, but the man is clearly serious about his fur babies.

Louisville fans still touting 2013 national championship

Louisville Cardinals

Some supporters of Louisville are apparently still celebrating the school’s 2013 men’s basketball national championship.

The Cardinals hosted No. 1 Virginia in their regular season home finale on Thursday. Prior to the game, outside of the KFC Yum! Center was a truck with a digital sign on the side that was sponsored by Planet Fitness, according to WDRB’s Eric Crawford The sign read “National Champions 2013.”

Many of us witnessed the Cardinals defeat Michigan 82-76 in the championship game. However, the title will no longer exist for records purposes after the school was forced to vacate the championship.

A player on that title winning team, Kevin Ware, seemed defiant after the ruling was announced with part of his quote ending up on a T-shirt. Vacated or not, Louisville’s 2013 national title will not be scrubbed from memories anytime soon.

Louisville website selling shirts with Kevin Ware’s ‘rings’ quote

Louisville Cardinals

A Louisville fan website has turned Kevin Ware’s quote about rings into a t-shirt.

Ware’s reaction to the NCAA stripping Louisville of its 2013 national title quickly went viral, with Cardinals fans in particular holding to it as something of a motto.

One Louisville fan site — SBNation’s Card Chronicles — promptly had that quote made up as a t-shirt, getting Ware’s permission and promising him a cut of the profits.

Many fans had amused reactions to the NCAA’s punishment, but Cardinals fans are definitely pulling together in defiance. These shirts will probably be big sellers.

Deshaun Watson lets Louisville fans have it over ‘College GameDay’ signs

Deshaun Watson was watching College GameDay on Saturday, and he couldn’t help but fire back at some of the creative signs from Louisville fans.

GameDay had rolled into Louisville ahead of Saturday’s game between the Cardinals and the Clemson Tigers, which naturally meant the students had pulled out their best jokes — one of which centered around Louisville’s Lamar Jackson beating former Clemson quarterback Watson to last season’s Heisman Trophy.

It’s safe to say Watson came prepared for such cracks, because he had the perfect response on Twitter.

Watson’s also doing this at the NFL level now. It’s safe to say he’s doing just fine, even without a Heisman.

Louisville fan has huge head tattoo with logo, area code

Louisville fan head tattoo

Now introducing: a Louisville fan with a massive Cardinals-themed tattoo on his head. We don’t have much background on the fan in question who decided that getting half his skull inked in Louisville colors was a good idea, but we don’t need much. Kentucky Sports Radio posted this photo Wednesday morning as part of a gag where they sarcastically asked their readers to vote for their “favorite Louisville fan of the day” by comparing this gent to another dude who had a Louisville tattoo up and down his leg that also featured Rick Pitino and Denny Crum. I think dome boy has to win this one.

You know, as painful and bad as that tattoo might look, it actually isn’t that bad of an idea. Think about it for a second: if you ever decide that you don’t like the way it looks, you can just grow out your hair and cover it up. Now if you go bald, then there might be a problem.

H/T College Basketball Talk