Fans of the Week

Remember the male cheerleader who proposed to a female cheerleader before the North Carolina game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium a couple of years ago? Well, they have taken the next step and tied the knot.

Jessica Darnell and Jim Hill got married at Fern Creek United Methodist Church last summer. Among the guests were David Padgett of the basketball team and numerous other cheerleaders.

I have literally known Jessica since she was a baby, remember carrying her around at covered plate lunches in the church basement. She always had a smile and a hug for everyone. Great student, too. Jim was the best to ever lead cheers during the band’s opening ceremonies.

They are my choice for my first Fan of the Week feature. A great distraction from all the talk about suspensions, injuries and missing defenses.

Author: Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, as well as a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.