Charlie Springer

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

2 thoughts on “People Get Ready

  • September 9, 2009 at 6:03 am

    That caboose, where Fischer’s tailgates, has had four names on it. In the first year of tailgating at the Parrish House, it had Al Parrish’s name on it. Then, John L. Smith’s name the second year. Bobby Petrino was the next one and now Kragthorpe’s. It is one of four cabooses on the property. One caboose is actually a men and women’s restroom (seperate entrances, of course, one is a VIP caboose, available for rent each game and the final one is rented by Louisville firemen each game.

    We will have “the Afternoon Underdogs” broadcasting live before each home game. Neft and Vanetti also unoffically host the Buffalo Trace tailgate party in the lot also. Mighty tasty stuff, that Buffalo Trace. Other groups are also lined up for the remaining five home games.

    Robbie Bartlett and her band perform at each home game as well…underneath one of the tents near Buffalo Trace. They’ve been known to turn the microphone over to me…for a rowdy version of “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Not for the faint hearted. Although the interior of the Parrish House is reserved for members and guests, we do allow people to walk the parking lot and visit with the Afternoon Underdogs and the Buffalo Trace tent. Listen to Neft and Vanetti each afternoon to enter for a chance to be winners of a pass to sample the delicious bourbon and view “Felix and Oscar’s” pre-game show live.

  • September 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I look forward to being there for the Pitt game. Buffalo Trace is a very good bourbon. It’s my third best seller on premium brands…next to Maker’s and Woodford.

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