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 has been a while since I posted a logo wallpaper, so I thought now was as good a time as any. This one is simple (like my other logo wallpapers), but I really like the way it turned out. It has a retro feel to it, with the stripes and the grungy texture. I did one for your desktop as well as your iPhone, with the only difference being the skyline on the desktop version. Take a look and let me know what you think, and thanks again for all the support.
Teddy Bridgewater was not only instrumental to getting UofL to the 2013 All State Sugar Bowl, he was also one of the many reasons they pulled off the biggest upset is BCS history. After getting hit illegally on his first drop of the game, Teddy came back and hit Florida right back. He ended the game throwing for 2 touchdowns and 266 yards, and took home the MVP trophy. Bridgewater will be back under center next year, and looking to lead the Cards to an even bigger victory in January.
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.
Bowl season is right around the corner, and this time around Cards fans get to wait until after new years to watch their team get back on the field. In just his 3rd year Charlie Strong is taking his Louisville Cardinal back to a BCS bowl, where he will face the 3rd ranked Florida Gators. Florida is where Charlie made a name for himself, so you know he will have his team ready to play. This is without a doubt the toughest game Strong has had in his time at UofL, and arguably the most important game ever for the football program. No one is giving the Cards a shot, an upset on January 2nd would continue the momentum Strong and company have started.
Hope everyone enjoys the wallpaper. Feel free to share with the world. Thanks for looking, and let me know what you think. I also want to give a special thanks to Brandon Pry (Prudat) for the pictures of the UofL players. Visit his site CardShout and check out his photo galleries as well as his graphic design work.
I know I’m a day late, but here is a schedule wallpaper for everyone interested. I’ve been doing these for the last few years, and they always seem to go over pretty well. This year I decided to keep it pretty simple, and just feature the logo rather than a player/players. I may make a few more with a player or two, but this way you can rep the whole team and still stay up to date on who is up next. Feel free to let me know what you think, and thanks for looking.
There has been a lot of talk about Kevin Ware this offseason, and from the feedback I’ve heard from the red/white scrimmage, it is well deserved. Ware has always had the athleticism to make an impact, but his suspect decision making and ball handling held him back last year. That appears to be in the past, and Kevin is expected to make an impact for the number 2 ranked Cardinals this year.
I’ve done a couple wallpaper with Dieng blocking the moon, and they have gone over well, so I thought I would put a new twist on it. The picture of Ware was taken by Matt Wickman from Hell In The Hall, I hope to use many more of his pictures in the future. Take a second to check out his work, you won’t be disappointed.