Showing The Colors

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Tailgater of the Week

You never know what you’re going to see during U of L tailgating. Many fans will go to great lengths to show their loyalty to their favorite school.

The most unique vehicle in the Green Lot this year is a former EMS vehicle which is marked CSI and stands for Cardinal Sideline Instigators. The truck, distinctly decorated in red and black with U of L logos, is owned by Chad Crick, of Fern Creek.

Even though he was raised in Muhlenberg County, Chad says he has been a Card fan forever. (Unfortunately, his girl friend is a UK fan.) He got the former ambulance at an auction in Columbus, Ohio. He knew from the start that it was the perfect tailgate vehicle, even adding an attached grill to the vehicle’s exterior.

Congratulations, Chad. You are the Tailgater of the Week.

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Tailgater of the Week

You never know what you’re going to see during U of L tailgating. Many fans will go to great lengths to show their loyalty to their favorite school.

The most unique vehicle in the Green Lot this year is a former EMS vehicle which is marked CSI and stands for Cardinal Sideline Instigators. The truck, distinctly decorated in red and black with U of L logos, is owned by Chad Crick, of Fern Creek.

Even though he was raised in Muhlenberg County, Chad says he has been a Card fan forever. (Unfortunately, his girl friend is a UK fan.) He got the former ambulance at an auction in Columbus, Ohio. He knew from the start that it was the perfect tailgate vehicle, even adding an attached grill to the vehicle’s exterior.

Congratulations, Chad. You are the Tailgater of the Week.

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Your Bias Is Showing

It would be funny if it weren’t so pathetic, some of the letters that appear in the Courier-Journal sports pages. Some UK fans trying to pass themselves off as objective reveal their true colors with some of their ridiculous statements.

Take the letter from one Brent Logan Black in today’s edition, for example. Arguing that the CJ’s hypes U of L every year but that the team plays “one of the weakest BCS schedules year after year,” he concludes that “you will not play for a title if you spend the majority of the fall beating up on the equivalent of ‘Our Little sisters of the Poor.'”

How conveniently he forgets that U of L was one half away during last year’s Rutgers’ game from being the No. 2 team in the country and possibly playing for the national championship. Ahem, Mr. Black (or is it really blue?), that was the national sport media that voted U of L among the top 10 teams for well over a year. The CJ had nothing to do with it.

It’s a shame Mr. Black/Blue can’t enjoy the success his team is having without degrading his arch rival. Small wonder his team’s fans have so little respect around here.

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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.

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