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Just rename the Louisville Cardinals’ stadium after Muhammad Ali

Hard to top this.

2007 FedEx Orange Bowl: Louisville v Wake Forest
Ali at the 2007 Orange Bowl
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Louisville is renaming Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, further disassociating “Papa John” from the university in light of him using a racial slur while arguing that his complaints about NFL player protests weren’t racist.

It’s Cardinal Stadium now, which is a fine name for a stadium, but it can get better.

Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest Americans ever, hailed from Louisville and is buried there. His funeral procession through his hometown was lined with miles and miles of locals.

Funeral Held For Boxing Legend Muhammad Ali In His Hometown Of Louisville, Kentucky
People on Grand Avenue in front of Muhammad Ali’s childhood home, waiting for the funeral procession
Photo by Ty Wright/Getty Images

And he was a fan of the Cardinals as well ...

... as the Cardinals are always proud to remind you.

It’d mean missing out on corporate money, but lots of college stadiums go without that. And, aesthetically speaking, if you’ve already got an arena called the, quote, “KFC Yum! Center,” end quote, you need something actually appealing to balance it out.

Louisville fans do have plenty of other ideas as well, many of them involving superior pizza. But pizza can’t really compete here.