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You think Hudson's worried about Florida State? Hudson ain't worried about Florida State. Hashtag, bye week swag.

I_medium Bye Week Spread Check: Marques Maybin's 4-point play against Kentucky by 12.5.

I_medium The major takeaway from Rick Pitino's annual Tip-Off Luncheon speech this afternoon was his prediction that the Louisville football team will beat Florida State next Thursday.

I would love to hear Bobby Petrino turn around and boldly predict a Global Sports Showcase title for the basketball Cards during his next press conference.

I_medium Gerod Holliman has added Midseason All-American honors from both The Sporting News and CBS Sports.

I_medium This is one of the greatest pictures that has ever been tweeted at me.

My Spike Albrecht respect just went up about 82 points.

I_medium As Chris Gehring wrote about earlier, the Louisville men's soccer team scored arguably its biggest win of the season last Friday when they knocked off No. 2 Syracuse. The Cards are back in action tomorrow night when they begin the second to last week of the regular season by hosting Evansville at 7:30. Here's your match preview.

I_medium Following in the footsteps of the city of San Francisco's ban on the song "Royals" while the Giants face Kansas City in the World Series, I am calling on all Louisville radio stations to take John Anderson's 1992 country hit "Seminole Wind" out of their rotations for the next 10 days.  I know advertising may suffer, I know you may lose some listeners, but you must refrain from spinning "Seminole Wind" until the Cards have shocked the world on Oct. 30. It's for the good of the entire city.

I've got my eyes and my ears on you, 98.9.

I_medium The Cards climb three spots all the way up to No. 3 in this week's power rankings from the ACC Digital Network.

I_medium If you missed the Red-White scrimmage on TV yesterday, you missed...

I_medium Louisville was once again shut out of the ACC's weekly honors.

I_medium Antonio Blakeney says the notion that he decommitted from Louisville because shoes is "a whole bunch of bull."

I_medium Even though it was a home game,  NC State was Chron'd last weekend.

I_medium State of the U (Miami) previews this year's Louisville basketball team.

I_medium If you missed it last week, Jeff Greer's Q&A with Trez is must-read stuff.

It's hard for the people who follow this program and who have seen you play to imagine you being a quiet guy.

The quiet person I was when I first came here is long gone. I haven't been back to it since then. How you all see me on the court -- vocal, emotional, happy, all those things -- that's how I am off the court. I try to be the same person all the time.

Switching gears a little bit ... Russ did a Twitter Q&A this summer and he said he didn't like Kendrick Lamar as much. Then I saw that you listed him as your favorite artist. Does that bother you?

It doesn't because, being around Russ for so long, he listens to some weird music. Russ is weird. He listens to Lil B. Have you heard anything by him? Terrible. Me and Russ, musically, couldn't see eye to eye. No way. There's never in a million years a time when I'd play a Lil B song. Ever.

I listen to Kendrick Lamar because he tells a story from him growing up. That's the thing I love about him -- his story. I'm the same way with J. Cole. They tell stories in their rhymes. I'd rather have someone tell me a story and play it out than someone just on an instrumental and making noises like Lil B does. I don't want to hear that ... Everybody has their opinion of what they want to listen to. I'm not telling him what to put on his iPod.

I_medium According to ESPN, Louisville has officially been dropped from playoff consideration.

I_medium This obituary in today's Courier-Journal is beautiful.

I_medium Louisville stays at No. 12 in the latest set of rankings from Football Outsiders. Florida State, the Cards' next opponent, is at No. 18.

I_medium With hoops season now unofficially underway, the Strait Pinkie folks are offering 10 percent off their new "Dunkl" shirt to Chronicloids.

All you have to do to get the 10% off is use the promo code "CCdunk" when checking out.

I_medium The Timberwolves have exercised their third year player option on Gorgui Dieng.

I_medium And so it begins...

I_medium After seeing their 16-game home winning streak snapped by Boston College, the seventh-ranked Louisville field hockey team bounced back in a big way with a 4-0 win over California.

I_medium Kevin Ware talks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution about feeling more comfortable at Georgia State, a place where he's hardly ever recognized. It also takes him a second to remember Kyle Kuric's name.

I_medium I stand by this tweet.

I_medium Backing the Pack looks at the positive from NC State's loss to Louisville.

I_medium Fox Sports' Reid Forgrave has a great profile of Richard Pitino.

I_medium Brian Brohm checked in with the No. 1 play on the SportsCenter Top 10 over the weekend.

I_medium A look at Shoni Schimmel's top 10 plays from the 2014 WNBA season.

I_medium Louisville enters Scout's top 30 college football rankings at No. 30.

I_medium We got Steve-O, guys.

I_medium NBC Sports talks about the Red-White scrimmage and says Louisville's biggest question mark for the upcoming season remains its frontcourt rotation.

I_medium The U of L women's soccer team put up a valiant effort, but fell to No. 2 Virginia 2-1 on Sunday.

I_medium Eat it, Manhattan.

I will never refrain from posting pictures of Louisville fans throwing Ls or posing in front of the logos of schools we have little to no connection with. It's pretty much my favorite new tradition of the past year. Especially when children are involved.

I_medium Mel Kiper recently revealed that he has DeVante Parker as his No. 3 wide receiver for the 2015 NFL Draft. Amari Cooper of Alabama and Jaelen Strong of Arizona State are the only two player he has above Vante.

I_medium John Wallace the GOAT.

I_medium Rick Bozich says Jude Schimmel is eager to write the final chapter of the Schimmel book at U of L.

I_medium Kentucky fans seem to be the only people on earth who think that Drake being at Big Blue Madness was cool.

I_medium Gerod Holliman get some love from Athlon's 10 stats to know feature.

8.

Louisville's Gerod Holliman collected his nation-leading eighth interception of the season on the final play of the Cardinals' 30-18 win against N.C. State. Holliman is now tied with Ray Buchanan (1991) and is two behind Anthony Floyd (2010) for most interceptions in a season by a Cardinals player. Louisville still has four regular-season games remaining.

I_medium Louisville middle blocker Tess Clark has been named the ACC's Freshman of the Week for volleyball.

I_medium Tim Thomas enters the CCPC (Card Chronicle Pumpkin Challenge):

I_medium The ACC's Coastal Division completed the circle of life before the end of October.

I_medium A cool tidbit that was passed along to me from an attendee at the recent NCAA officials clinic: the NCAA
will be utilizing the Precision Timing System for the NCAA tournament this year. Basically, there will be a black pack the referees will wear that automatically stops the clock when the whistle blows. Should save us about 8,000 clock operator errors come March.

I_medium And finally, here's Rick Pitino's press conference following yesterday's Red-White scrimmage: