Rick Pitino doesn’t need help seeing his tattoo. (Frank Franklin II)

Give Rick Pitino credit. He could have gotten a discreet yet fierce little cardinal tattooed on his shoulder and he’d have fulfilled the promise he made to his Louisville players to get inked if they won a national championship.

Or he could have weaseled out. He is, after all, the coach.

But, no. After they delivered earlier this month, he went all in, getting a great big red “L” along with “2013 NCAA champions 35-5” on his left shoulder (where he won’t really have to see it very often, one would presume).


Wonder what he’ll do if his horse, Goldencents, wins the Kentucky Derby…

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