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Tuesday afternoon Cardinal news and notes

When you sit next to Breno Giacomini at a Cards game, you get to spend some time with a Super Bowl ring.

—Spread check: Louisville by 2.5.

—The CJ’s Cameron Teague Robinson writes that Malik Cunningham’s performance against UCF on Friday should spark optimism as Louisville heads into ACC play.

—Louisville checks in at No. 6 in From the Rumble Seat’s latest ACC power rankings, and Malik Cunningham decides to take my last name.

6. Louisville - The Cardinals were picked on after their poor showing against Ole Miss but that is excusable. Malik Rutherford had a good game both passing and running the ball. UCF hasn’t been stellar on defense but it was one of the better wins this week. Louisville just needs to find their defense and they should be just fine.

I mean, we don’t have a name for this baby boy yet and we don’t have a whole lot of time left ...

It also appears as though he’s referred to as “Malik Johnson” in this morning’s Courier-Journal. That temporary first name change just threw everyone for a permanent loop, I guess.

—The U of L men’s soccer team looks to stay hot tonight with a midweek matchup against Northern Kentucky. Here’s a preview.

—Adam Duvall simply won’t stop hitting nukes.

—Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges are now making music together.

—The schedule for the 2021-22 Louisville swim and dive season is here.

—Braden Smith’s double TD pass was the No. 5 play of the week (video) in the ACC.

—You already know what the No. 1 defensive play of the week was.

—The Louisville Bats are offering $5 tickets to their final five games of the 2021 season. Use the code “COMEBACK” before midnight tonight to claim.

—Jon Marchant over at Tomahawk Nation writes that Florida State firing Mike Norvell now will only set the program back more.

—The U of L men’s soccer team cracks this week’s top 25 poll at No. 25.

—The Cards are 10-0 and a very, very real national title contender.

—Scott Satterfield is expecting Florida State’s best shot on Saturday.

—A Louisville win in Tallahassee would leave the Seminoles with their worst start in 47 years.

—Manual hoops star Damone King recaps his experience at Louisville Live.

—Packer and Durham both still have Louisville as a bottom half team in the ACC.

—Coastal chaos is already back in the ACC.

—Wabash Valley JC (IL) baseball standout Ryan McCoy has committed to Louisville.

—U of L offensive linemen Bryan Hudson and Cole Bentley will meet with the media after practice tonight at 6 p.m.

—Happy Sept. 21.

—In 1998, two guys got a tattoo in exchange for free Mexican food for life. Twenty-two years later, they discuss whether or not it was worth it.

—Friday showcased how vital Malik Cunningham’s running ability is for the Louisville offense to be successful.

—A recent study says that Kentucky and Indiana are among the two unhappiest states in America.

—We shall see.

—Louisville volleyball’s Anna Stevenson and Elena Scott have been named ACC Player and Freshman of the Week.

—Tomahawk Nation breaks down the film from FSU’s loss to Wake Forest.

—The Ron Cooper era at Louisville producing a win over Nick Saban is one of my all-time favorite bizarro U of L facts.

—Rick Bozich wonders if Louisville can keep Florida State in laughingstock territory.

—The LA Rams have signed Javian Hawkins to their practice squad.

—And finally, the Mike Rutherford Show is back from 3-6 this afternoon on 1450AM/96.1FM. Chaos will ensue. You can listen here.