I don’t need to say anything about the impact Russ Smith has had on Louisville basketball. His story is inspiring; a kid no one wanted, nearly transferred his freshman year, now he is a possible All-American. His attitude on the court, and from what I can tell life in general, is fun to watch. He has fun playing the game he loves, encourages positivity, and has worked as hard as anyone we’ve seen at UofL.
During my hiatus, Chris Jones decided he was going to be a major factor for Louisville basketball. I was high on Jones before ever seeing him play, every article I read about Jones was full of praise. He hasn’t disappointed since suited up for the Cardinals. He has been a steady point guard, able to score when needed, and appears to be a solid leader. With this being his first year playing D-1 basketball, I’m excited for the future with Jones running the point.
When news broke over the weekend that Charlie Strong was leaving to head to Texas the first thing I thought about was how it would effect the players, more specifically Lorenzo Mauldin. Mauldin has been vocal in his time here about the influence Strong had on him, how he had been father figure to him. Since the announcement, Lorenzo has made it clear that he was hurt by the fact that Strong didn’t tell him, or any of the players, before packing his bags. Mauldin is an exciting player to watch, he loves the games, and seems to be an all around great guy. All that being said, I thought I would do my small part to help him through this tough time. He will be back next year better than ever.
I haven’t had much time to put new designs up, and I apologize to those that care. I’m going to do my best to put time aside to focus on this site and continue to provide wallpapers that people enjoy. This one features Montrezl Harrell. This makes a few Harrell wallpaper pretty close together, but the dude is a beast. He’s an exciting player to watch, and therefore has some sweet pictures to choose from. Hope you like this wallpaper, the new logo, and new look to the site. Thanks for looking at it all.
Wayne Blackshear has been hampered with injuries most of his career at UofL. He suffered a shoulder injury in the McD’s All-American game, and there has been several other set backs since then. But so far this season, Wayne appears to be healthy and playing the best basketball we’ve seen from him. He is more aggressive with his shot selection, and hitting a lot of them. He had 1 game were his shots weren’t falling, and he kept shooting. Last year, he seemed to let missed shots get to him and effect the rest of his game. This year, that doesn’t appear to be the case. With Wayne healthy, he should be ready for a break out year.
I know it’s a little late in the season to put up some schedule wallpapers, but, I’m putting up some schedule wallpapers. There is 1 for most every player (hope to add a couple more when photos become available), and then just a general wallpaper using the “Destination Dallas” graphic I created (iPhone and desktop). So, choose your favorite player (if you can choose) and represent them on your desktop while keeping up with who’s next up for the Cards. Thanks for looking.
In a little over an hour the defending National Champion Louisville Cardinals take the court in their first regular season game of the year. Not only is this a special game because the National Championship banner will be raised before hand, but it also kicks of the 100th basketball season for the school. This is the first of many schedule wallpapers I will be posting in the next couple of days, and I thought it was right to start off celebrating a milestone for the program.
I haven’t gotten the chance to do many football (or any) wallpapers this season. For those of you that care, I apologize for that. I did however have some time tonight, and I put together this Teddy Bridgewater wallpaper. Teddy is clearly a key component in the recent success of the program and he has been a great ambassador for the university. He is a class act, a fun player to watch, and my pick to build a program/franchise around. Hope you like the wallpaper. Time allowing, I’ll have more football wallpapers up before I start to switch gears to basketball. Thanks for looking.
The defending national champions were back in action for the first time on Tuesday, and it was awesome. Sure, it was an exhibition. Sure, it was against a D-II team. Sure, Montrezl Harrell is a beast. We all heard rumblings over the summer about how good Harrell looked playing for team USA, and now we can all believe it. Maybe his oop in the Georgia Dome flipped a switch in him, or maybe he had it all along. Whatever it was, I think we can all expect more out of Montrezl this year. He plays hard, works hard, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite cardinal in memory. This is the first of many wallpapers to come of Harrell this season. He is a very worthy choice for the first basketball wallpaper of the year. (I’d like to give credit to “Thy-Darkest-Hour” from deviantART for the awesome wings.)