- College football fans are some of the craziest people in the world and Louisville fans are at the top of the list.
- After a horrible opening home game, UL’s fanbase is claiming sabotage from the Kentucky grads in its athletic department.
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Louisville football’s first home game of 2021 was an absolute dumpster fire. Not only could the Cardinals and their “high-powered offense” only muster 30 points against Eastern Kentucky, but the experience for fans was even worse.
As a result, Louisville fans are blaming the school’s Director of Fan Experience — a Kentucky graduate — for sabotaging the day.
Saturday’s scenes were truly terrible.
For starters, seats in the stadium were moldy. Like, literally, the seats had mold on them. Gross.
Louisville had a disaster of a game yesterday from a logistical standpoint
Crazy long lines, no concessions, people angry….and some seats were covered in mold
Off the field going as well as on the field. pic.twitter.com/YFxFSHoJPt
— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) September 12, 2021
In addition, the concession stands were running low on, well, everything and lines for those concession stands were lengthy. It got so bad that the school’s Athletic Director was forced to apologize.
UPDATE: Louisville Athletics Director Vince Tyra apologizes for long concession lines at Saturday’s game at Cardinal Stadium. pic.twitter.com/JNPR9FmSyv
— Paul Miles (@PaulMiles840) September 12, 2021
It seems like Vince Tyra is always apologizing or clarifying or making excuses for something. Then again, it is the dustheap that is Louisville, so I guess it makes sense.
But I digress.
Following the horrible experience, Cardinals fans got to sleuthing. They quickly discovered that the athletic department’s Assistant Director of Fan Experience is a big anti-Louisville guy.
So Tyra hired this guy to be the Director of Fan Experience guy? Why am I not suprised? pic.twitter.com/c2jj0ClX94
— Whisker Biscuit (@cardnation4life) September 13, 2021
Noah Peterson, who “hates Louisville more than any other team” is probably not the type of person you would want in charge of anything at Louisville.
He openly despises the school.
At least have him scrub Twitter a little bit. Geez. Not sure how big of a deal this really is, but certainly not a great look. pic.twitter.com/rhzAlYRaHf
— Nick Coffey (@TheCardConnect) September 13, 2021
Quickly after the discovery, Peterson went into damage control mode and cowardly deleted his Twitter account. At that point, it was too late.
Noah is now off of Twitter dot com. Probably should have done that before being hired. pic.twitter.com/ixdOEaoYDI
— Ty Spalding (@TySpalding) September 13, 2021
Shortly thereafter, the school released a statement defending Peterson.
Many have sent me the old tweets from a UofL athletics employee Noah Peterson.
Noah did attend and work for Kentucky. He has since also worked for LSU and has learned more self-awareness as he is early in his career. In our candid conversations with Noah
— Mark Blankenbaker (@UofLSheriff50) September 13, 2021
But once again, the ship had already sailed. Louisville fans already took the information and ran with it.
They are now claiming that former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin used his power to take apart Louisville’s school board.
Yes, Mark the do. They’re hiring uk grads that hate Louisville to be directors of fan experience. Bevin illegally dismantled the board.
— CardinalDiva (@AliciaMerritt15) September 12, 2021
UL has a few Kentucky graduates on its staff, including its AD and lead play-by-play radio announcer, among others. The school’s fans are claiming that the Governor took down the board and that the new board intentionally hired Kentucky graduates to intentionally ruin the school.
Maybe this is why our fan experience is falling apart? https://t.co/eGJtxN6dtW
— James Goodman (@JGoodThreeTwo) September 13, 2021
— Louisvillefan (@Louisvillefan8) September 13, 2021
College football and its fan conspiracies are the best, and Louisville continues to be a gold mine.