The Florida State football team arrived in Louisville on Tuesday, a full day earlier than most teams show up for a Thursday night game inside Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
The travel plans left the Noles, who are staying downtown at the Galt House, needing a spot to practice on Wednesday. They elected to head to The Great Lawn at Louisville Waterfront Park. Predictably, word spread and members of the media showed up to document the event.
. @CardChronicle @ElleRaiser @1CardsFan #FSU practicing at Waterfront Park right now. pic.twitter.com/q2GH7HMztT— Chris Humphreys (@toferphotos) October 29, 2014
It appears Florida State is getting in some practice on the #Louisville Great Lawn. Nice day for some football! -KH pic.twitter.com/sA49hFmAQW— WAVE3Weather (@WAVE3Weather) October 29, 2014
Apparently the unwanted crowd didn't sit well with the FSU staff.
#FSU telling media to leave a public park they didn't rent.— Chris Humphreys (@toferphotos) October 29, 2014
#FSU practicing at Waterfront Park. Kicked our videographer @bmpeak off the premises. Seminoles trying to take over Louisville.— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) October 29, 2014
#FSU left after we stood up to their private security. pic.twitter.com/hx2LuSUJ6s— Chris Humphreys (@toferphotos) October 29, 2014
Apparently @FSU_Football doesn't want any video shown of their Waterfront Park practice. Our photog says they won't let them shoot video— Renee Murphy (@WHAS11Renee) October 29, 2014
We got our video of #FSU at Waterfront Park. They had some great "reasons" we weren't allowed to be there. Didn't work.— John Lewis WDRB (@JohnWDRB) October 29, 2014
Went for a run and came across the Seminoles. Their staff members weren't so friendly: pic.twitter.com/z7OC4U2JoQ— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) October 29, 2014
And then, the money shot:
#JameisWinston and #FSU making a pit stop on their way out after practice in #Louisville. pic.twitter.com/YpMUBTj8aA— Chris Humphreys (@toferphotos) October 29, 2014
You can't say the week hasn't already come with its fair share of excitement.