Found April 10, 2013 on The Cardinal Connect:
It still doesn’t seem real. The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 National Champions. I don’t think it’s hit me just yet. More than 24-hours later, I’m still not sure exactly what to do now. I’m not ready to start talking about next season just yet, so let’s relive Monday night’s game in Gif form. Trez & Chane hug it out. That’s a championship bromance right there. Apparently Rick Pitino thought he was being shot just seconds after winning the national championship. I’m really going to miss that guy. Never change and continue to never wear sleeves, sir. Montrezl Harrell played twelve minutes and scored just two points. He didn’t grab a rebound, dish out an assist or collect a steal. Trez had just one bucket, but by god it was a big one. This one is worth another look. Spike Albrecht went all Michael J. Fox Teen Wolf on Louisville in the first half. Spike should have bought a lottery ticket on Monday night. At least in the first half. After the early explosion from Spike, ...
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