Since Mike has designated this as the period where there is nothing else going on, it would seem to be the perfect time for this. I would like to thank Mike and all of the contributors that make the Card Chronicle possible for, what for me, has been a truly life changing vehicle. Let me explain, I have always been a UL fan and was there during the Lee Corso and much of the Denny Crum era. (Anybody remember the Pasadena Bowl?) But since moving away in 1980, I have had little or no information on team activities, rarely saw UL play on tv, and no one around to talk Cardinal athletics with. And that breeds a terrible malaise. So with nothing to fuel the Cardinal passion, it waned greatly. A sad but predictable evolution I'm afraid. But then I found Card Chronicle. Everything you ever wanted to know about Cardinal athletics, current and informative, right there – 24/7. Performances to rehash, players to evaluate, game threads – simply wonderful. In fact, I have become somewhat obsessed with it, often checking it multiple times each hour all day long. Perhaps I’m trying to make up for the drought of information from the past. Maybe. All I know for sure is that having this resource made the last basketball season unlike any other for me. That, coupled with having ESPN3 show nearly every Cardinal basketball game on their network was almost too good to be true. Never before did I have so much information about the players, the opportunity to actually see it all unfold and the venue to both praise or vent after each performance with fellow Card fans resurrecting a passion I had not felt for a long time – anyone remember free throws and rebounds? It was really great.
So, I’m sure I can speak for a great number of non locals in saying thanks Mike to you and everyone who makes Card Chronicle happen. I’m sure it is appreciated by all Cardinal fans but it really means a lot to those of us who no longer live in the Louisville area and have no other access to this information. GO CARDS!