Sometimes one gets the impression that a couple of freshmen marketing majors are in charge of pumping up the atmosphere at University of Louisville football games.
A few years ago somebody decided U of L needed a tunnel for players to enter the stadium before games. So they rushed out and ordered an inflatable tunnel, an orange one at that.
For good measure, they also added a couple of large inflatable Cardinal logos. Not a good image for Louisville football, never worked from the beginning.
Cheap, contrived, makeshift, not consistent with the overall quality of the stadium.
Worse, the plasticized tunnel insults the memory of Johnny Unitas, all but concealing the statue, insulting the image, belittling the contributions and the memory of one of the best guys to ever play the game. If the tunnel is so necessary, move the statue closer to the field. It should never be obscured.
What really needs to happen, however, is for a good, strong wind to come along. The inflatables just might be transformed into flying derigibles, soaring up and far away, hopefully never to be seen again at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.