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HateFest 2009: Why we hate…Louisville

August 5, 2009

The Big East HateWeek is a tough one, because since we moved from that conference, we haven’t really played anyone except for The Team Who Shall Not Be Named. And even when we did, it was like we were playing a Conference USA team or something. Anyways, I’m going to kick off the Big East teams week (in the middle of the week) with a team that needs to be taken down a peg.

The Team:

So Louisville hasn’t really been much competition for the ACC, save the 2007 Orange Bowl game where they beat Wake Forest. In 2005, we beat them in the Gator Bowl, both in the final score and in the leg of Elvis Dumervil. But let’s just say that karma took care of that little situation in the end. How’s the NFL treating you Marcus? Other than that game, I really can’t think of any standout games we played against them, probably because they are a Big East team and we aren’t talking about basketball.

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The Town:

Never been to Louisville. Hell, I’ve never been to Kentucky. Don’t really care to go. But they do host the Kentucky Derby, which is described as “the two most exciting minutes in sports” (other than every six months when The DiP gets laid). So Louisville can’t be that bad, right? Weigh in on this if you actually have been to Louisville in the comments section.

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The Fans and Students and Alumni:

As I said before, never been to Louisville so I got nothing on their students or fans. But let’s take a look at their alumni:
Deion Branch, Tom Jackson, Brian Brohm, Elvis Dumervil, Michael Bush, Kerry Rhodes, Johnny Unitas, and the most famous of them all, David Akers.

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Other:

Again, not much hate in the rest of the post, but in the “other” section is where it comes out. First off, there was the whole Bobby Petrino debacle which started at Louisville. He led the Cardinals to a 40-9 record over his tenure. Let’s just say they haven’t really been the same since hiring Steve Kragthorpe (cough:: 11-13 ::cough). But Louisville is really to blame for the Bobby Petrino situation because they were the ones who got his ego so friggin huge that he could have the gall the pull this shit off. Even when you were good, you weren’t that good. Get over yourself Louisville.

Secondly, your stadium is named Papa John’s Cardinals Stadium. Seriously? What college team has their stadium sponsored? And Papa John’s? Why don’t you pick a shittier pizza place? Oh, that’s right. You can’t. Papa John’s blows ass. Even when I ate it at 3 AM hammered off my ass, I still had the wherewithal to articulate a very eloquent “this pizza tastes worse than the Moe’s I just threw up”. But I digress. Have some college pride and name your stadium for someone who the student body has no idea was even associated with your school, just like every other university.

Despite all this awfulness that exists within the UofL (not a typo, that’s how they spell it) campus, they did have one event that brings them back up to the level of severely dislike, and that is the win against WVU in 2006. Always remember: The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Truer words were never spoken.

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