Here are your 2011 nominees (in no particular order), as selected by you.
--2010 Card Chronicle Man of the Year.
--Led one of the youngest teams in the country to an improbable share of the Big East title, Louisville's first since 2006.
--Crowd-surfed in the locker room following U of L's upset victory at West Virginia, the Cards' first in Morgantown since 1990.
--Led Louisville to its first win over Kentucky since 2006.
--Established a new reputation as a die-hard Cardinal basketball fan.
--Was the leader as well the heart and soul of a Louisville basketball team that drastically overachieved and became one of the most beloved squads in recent memory.
--Led the Cards to an undefeated home mark in Big East play, a runner-up finish in the Big East Tournament and a four-seed in the NCAA Tournament.
--Could be identified simply with an exclamation point.
--Gave one of the more remarkable individual performances in Cardinal basketball history during U of L's improbable comeback win over Marquette.
--Spawned his own top ten.
--Was having a tremendous senior season as Louisville's No. 1 cornerback before breaking his neck on Oct. 21 against Rutgers.
--Served as inspiration for a Cardinal team that went 5-1 and won a share of the Big East title following his injury.
--Finished the season with 21 tackled, one interception and one forced fumble.
--Was the basis for the "Bring Chicken to the Bucket" campaign which attracted national attention from various outlets (including Sports Illustrated and MSNC) during the summer months.
--Could very well be the only player in the history of college basketball to be recruited entirely by a fan base.
--Inspired "Saved by the Chicken Express," a short film combining one of his highlight videos and the Saved by the Bell wedding song.
--Called me after his commitment to Houston to "make sure I was OK."
--Still supports U of L athletics and loves the Cardinal fans.
--Created out of U of L defensive coordinator Vance Bedford's media address, in which he went into an impassioned spiel about the future of Cardinal football that included the line: "The train is rolling. Get on board or get out of the way."
--Became a battle cry for Louisville fans and players alike.
--Has earned just about every freshman award possible after leading Louisville to a 7-5 record and its first share of the Big East title since 2006.
--Replaced injured junior Will Stein in the first half of Louisville's Sept. 17 game at Kentucky and led the Cardinals to their first victory over the Wildcats in five years.
--Will politely hold your baby and pose for a picture if requested at home basketball games.
--Is incredibly cool.
All right, so now it's all in your hands. Voting begins now (obviously) and will end Thursday morning at 8 a.m.
Who is the 2011 Card Chronicle Man of the Year?
Charlie Strong (541 votes)
Preston Knowles (541 votes)
Anthony Conner (144 votes)
Chicken Knowles (43 votes)
The Train (36 votes)
Teddy Bridgewater (279 votes)
1584 total votes