I had the pleasure of meeting Butch from Before I Get Old a week ago in Louisville. I had a chance to tour around the campus before we met up and got to see how the city is rallying behind the success of the Louisville program. There are quite a few underpasses in and around campus, and they all seemed to be painted like this...
which I thought was pretty cool. Gotta love the action shot from the driver's seat. I also made it over to Papa John's Stadium where we met.
Overall, I thought Louisville has a very beautiful campus. I'm kind of biased toward campuses that don't have a ton of hills if you can imagine that.
So Buctch pulls up, just as friendly as a person can be, and we head off to find some lunch. We ended up going to the Cardinal Hall of Fame Cafe. All I can say about that place is that I wish we had something like it in Morgantown. The tile floors have a block for all the hall of fame inductees, I believe. There were literally tons on trophy cases with all kinds of Louisville goodies inside. It was enough to make a Mountaineer fan jealous.
Lunch was great, and paid for by Butch, making it even more great. We had about a half hour just to talk about where each of our programs were, and how much we hated our rivals.
This was my first meeting with a blogger from another school, and I have to say that it couldn't have gone much better outside of maybe seeing some strippers and having a fine cigar along the way. Butch is a cool guy, and hopefully we can meet up before the game on the 2nd of November. I don't have a ticket, but I might just drive over and tailgate for a while. We'll see.