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.
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.
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.
The first basketball wallpaper of the 2012-2013 season goes to Peyton Siva. Earlier today Siva was voted preseason Big East Player of the year by the writers, which is good enough reason for me to make a new wallpaper. Siva is obviously going to be a big part of the team’s success this year, and there isn’t a player I would rather rely on.
I want to give thanks to Brandon Pry at cardshout.com and Mike Rutherford at cardchronicle.com for the pictures used in the wallpaper. I look forward to seeing and using their pictures this season. Check out their sites and show them some love.
Instead of making an individual post for each wallpaper that I’ve done over the past couple of years (hundreds), I decided instead to make pages for each category. They are pretty self explanatory, so look around a bit and find one that suits you. Below I’m going to post a few samples from each page, just so you know what to expect.