People are funny. We’re quirky. We’re each unique while being cut from the same cloth. And how we can weave into one another’s lives is part of what makes the human experience just that…an experience. The impact that a person can make on another human being in an instant is a magical thing. That impression…the emotions…the memories.
You can’t take away memories- and the thing about memories is we recall how things made us feel. That’s what makes sports so ingrained in society- we emote and cheer for people and it helps us feel more alive.
Look back five years ago to 2013 when UofL won the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. Whether you were a Cardinal fan or not, if you lived in Louisville, you rallied behind twelve kids who were chasing their dreams. Dreams that we as society put on a pedestal for life achievement.
Wanna be a baller? Shot caller?
And we, as a city, rode the wave of good tidings as long as we could. Then the rumors started coming out. People started talking about things that had absolutely nothing to do with the twelve kids playing basketball.
Things happened. I’m not going to get into them. But we all know the progress. And in the end, something on paper, which was very important to a great many of people, was taken away.
I’m not here to talk about what happened. But I want to remember how badass Louisville is and was during that time. You can’t erase history. You can’t remove memories.
But you can keep them alive.
“Still Got It” is an ode to the 2013 National Champion Louisville Cardinals. Written & performed by Buffalo Stille, a Louisville native that is an entrepreneur, songwriter, and a core component of triple platinum selling hip-hop group Nappy Roots. The song also features the insanely talented Jamal Brown. Special thanks to Triple 3 Music Group and their CEO Drew Bright. Produced and mastered by Jason Mudd, EO of Yes Louisville.”