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.
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.)
Happy 4th of July to everyone! With the rain keeping me, and I’m guessing most of Louisville, inside I thought it would be a good time to put together another wallpaper. This one is pretty self explanatory. UofL+America is a pretty sweet combo if you ask me. This is a wallpaper you can use all year to show people that you love the University of Louisville, and well as ‘Merica. Thanks for looking.
As we all (should) know, this has been an unbelievable year for the University Of Louisville Cardinals. I started with a win in the Sugar Bowl and ended with a basketball national championship and a trip to the College World Series, with a lot of great moments in between. I have been a Cards fan for all of my 24 years, and this will be one I will never forget. From watching the Sugar Bowl at a friends house, to being in Atlanta for the National Championship game, it was a great year to be a UofL fan. To commemorate this year I decided to make a “Year Of The Cardinal” wallpaper, which I hope does the year an ounce of the respect it deserves. I know I may have left some of the accomplishments off, I just touched on the big ones. If you have any other feats that made this such a great year, please feel free to share and I’ll add them to the design. Thanks as always for looking.
It has been almost a week, and it still hasn’t set in. I was there, I saw it happen, and it still isn’t real yet. On Monday I didn’t only get to see my beloved Cardinals win the first National Championship of my life time, I got to live it. I had to take some time off to let everything hit, and it still hasn’t done that. I’ve watched the replay, I’ve watched endless highlights, I still get chills every time Trezl throws down the oop. Maybe this time next year it will all feel like real life.
Enough with the sappy stuff, lets move on to the wallpapers. I decided to go through a make a wallpaper for each player (that saw action in the tourney) with a similar theme. I would have liked to have included everyone, as I know they all played a roll, but I couldn’t find pictures of some of the guys. This is the first of many wallpapers I will be posting celebrating our 3rd Title, so stay tuned for the rest.
The world watched on Sunday as the Louisville Cardinal made another stop on the revenge tour to play the Duke Blue Devils. Basketball fans across the country tuned in hoping to see another great match up between the 2 power houses, with the winning earning a sport in Atlanta for the FInal Four. Those fans saw more than just a basketball game, they saw a group of young men that are more than a basketball team. In the 1st half Kevin Ware went down with a horrific injury, the worst that I’ve seen in sports, but it was what happened following the injury that deserves the headlines.
Moments after watching their teammate, their brother, break his leg the Louisville Cardinals had 2 choices; get distracted and lose the game or win for Kevin Ware. Ware called the team over and told them to win. Don’t worry about him, but win the game. Tears were dried away, emotions checked, and the remaining Cardinals did what Kevin said, they won the game. We have all read countless stories recapping the events of that day, but the boys have work to do for Ware. We have a few days before we are back on the court, and hopefully this can adorn your background leading up to the big game. And hopefully, we can Win 4 Ware.
Stephan Van Treese is a name that a lot of people outside of the UofL fan base may not know, but he is playing a big roll in the teams recent success. Van Treese was set the transfer over the off season but things worked out and he was able to stay, he is making the most of the opportunity. He has provided a spark off the bench, and is seemingly around the ball on every miss. He isn’t a guy that is going to fill up the stat sheet, but he brings more to the table than what shows up on the box score. I think we can all agree that SVT has become a fan favorite, and rightfully so. I haven’t done many wallpaper of Mr. Van Treese over the years, so here is a much deserved wallpaper.
And, shout out to Brandon Pry at CardShout.com for the picture. He always provides me with the highest quality images to use, and he does amazing design work himself. Be sure to check him out.
Gorgui Dieng doesn’t always put up the biggest numbers, but he is a huge reason the Cardinals are at the top of the polls. He does what the teams needs him to do, block shots and rebound. He has shown an improved offensive skill set when needed and always plays hard. Tomorrow is Dieng’s birthday, so I thought it was a good time to put out my newest wallpaper. Gorgui is a great ambassador for the university, and there is no one more deserving of a new wallpaper (which is the highest honor).
It is an exciting time to be a Louisville Cardinal; The football team is going to the Sugar Bowl, Charlie Strong is staying, and the basketball team is ranked in the top 10. This set of wallpapers is to celebrate the latter, with a wallpaper for just about every player on the basketball team. I know that I’m missing a few, but they will be added as soon as I get pictures to use. If your favorite player didn’t get a wallpaper, keep checking back, because it’s coming. Thanks for looking, and thanks to Brandon Pry (Prudat) at cardshout.com for the images. Brandon takes great pictures and does great design work, so definitely check him out.