The Louisville Cardinals pulled off an incredible run in the 2013 NCAA Tournament to win the National Championship 82-76 against the Michigan Wolverines on Monday thanks to an excellent coaching job by Rick Pitino. What’s even more amazing about the Cardinals championship–the head coach now has to get a tattoo thanks to a bet he made with his players.
During his post-game interview, Pitino discussed how he made a bet with his players about 12 or 13 games ago that if Louisville won the NCAA Tournament, he would get a tattoo. So not only did Pitino get elected into the Hall of Fame and win the National Championship in the same day, but now he has to make a decision on what type of tattoo he gets.
Either way, I’m sure Pitino isn’t too upset about losing the bet considering he became the first head coach to win a National Championship at two different schools. From the inspirational story behind Kevin Ware’s injury to the numerous double-digit comebacks performed by the Cardinals, this may go down as one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament runs in history and getting a tattoo will certainly be worth it for Pitino.
A big congratulations goes out to the Louisville Cardinals for coming together as a team over these last few weeks and forcing your head coach to get a tattoo because of it. If Pitino thought this bet would provide extra motivation for his team–it certainly worked wonders over the last couple of weeks.