Charlie Strong, a cardboard cutout of him anyway, stirs up the tailgaters in the Green Lot of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium prior to Saturday’s Louisville-South Florida football game. The fire truck from the seventies, owned by long-time UofL fan Ron Thomas, circled the parking lot several times, bells ringing, sirens screaming, and firing up the party lovers. As the Cardinals keep winning, the fervor continues to grow in the Green Lot. 

Charlie Springer

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