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Louisville Cardinal yard art turns heads

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The yard art only lasts about a week and he created it Friday -- so time is dwindling to see it. The yard art only lasts about a week and he created it Friday -- so time is dwindling to see it.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- One University of Louisville fan's yard is getting honks and boos right in time for football season.

By all the pictures, posters, autographs and red in Chris Bishop's basement, you know right away who he roots for.

"It's turned into a bit of an obsession," Bishop said.

As a kid, he was always drawing for his U of L Cardinals. He has sketches of Cliff Rozier, Dwayne Morton, and Greg Minor, signed by them all. But growing up, there was one thing he really enjoyed doodling.

"Ever since I was younger, I've always drawn the cardinal bird," said Bishop. 

Now he creates it with spray paint in his front yard.

"I finally convinced my wife, what better canvas than right here," said Bishop. "She said 'OK, fine, do it!'"

This is his third year doing it. It takes him seven hours and $40 in spray paint.

"You can imagine, bending over on this hill, I was pretty sore the next day." 

The yard art is on display at a busy intersection, New Cut Road and Park Road, and it gets a lot of reaction from UL fans, and UK fans

"The U of L fans, I get a lot of honks and a lot of people stop and they cheer and say 'Go Cards!'" He says what he assumes are UK fans, give some boos and a few rude gestures.

He understands.

"My mother has 14 brothers and sisters. They're all UK fans. It was kind of brutal growing up in all those UK fans, but luckily I made it out of that," Bishop laughed.

Now, he proudly displays his cardinal pride for all to see.

"It's just fun, to me, football season, I look forward to it all year long. You can't get on the field and play, this is my small contribution, my way of getting excited for the season, officially kicking it off." 

The yard art only lasts about a week and he created it Friday -- so time is dwindling to see it.

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