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Louisville football fan creates pro-Cardinal artwork in his front yard

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville football fan has gained national attention for how far he's willing to go to support his team.  He's brought trash talk to his own front door. 

He's not Pablo Picasso or Vincent van Gogh, but to Louisville fans the world over, Charles Blair creates a beautiful work of art.

He calls it the Card's Yard.  Each year it's a new design on the lawn of his Okolona home, hoping to bring good luck to the university's coming athletic season.

This year's creation puts Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater on top of Kentucky, BCS championship football in hand.

"I got it up two weeks ago," Blair says, "and this is where it's at right now.  I touched up the white around the letters last week."

That takes some serious maintenance.  A little rain or growing grass quickly changes the original picture.  But Blair's bringing the Card's Yard back to luster just in time to kickoff U of L's season.  "Hopefully," he says, "the rivals don't do anything to it because that would probably put an end to it."

Louisville football starts the year ranked ninth in the nation.  That's putting a little more fame on Blair's creation.  It's blowing up the blogs, and he's doing interviews left and right.  All of this from a guy who didn't even go to the school.

"We are taking over the state," he says.  "We're not just a one trick pony. It's not just basketball with us.  It's football, baseball, soccer, volleyball.  Perhaps Bailey deserves an honorary degree -- a Ph.D. in school pride.

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