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Semi-hysteria currently prevails in college football and knee-jerk journalism fosters Internet click-bait which can create false media narratives. So I thought it best to withhold my commentary about the curious state of Florida football until now. But it’s time. I am not a “let’s-fire-the-coach.com” guy. But in the short analysis, storm clouds are gathering over … Continue reading There’s Trouble In Hogtown, Where A Triage Is Needed

Now I know how Superman feels about Kryptonite.    In recent weeks, I’ve been brought to my knees by Technology Hell, hurricanes, car problems and a spate of bad news — including the loss of a friend – all the while doing my taxes.   My iPhone is still hijacked by IOS. I’m wrestling with … Continue reading Sometimes It Is What It Is

We know a thing or two about SEC football because we’ve seen a thing or two about SEC football. As they say about Saturdays in golf, it was moving day in SEC football. But what exactly moved? Talk-show chatter last week was rank with projections of a new world order among SEC coaches and a … Continue reading Everything’s Back To Normal In SEC Pecking Order

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKznefxbVYg Feleipe Franks to Tyrie Cleveland, 63 yards, 0:00 … Florida 26, Tennessee 20 … Walk-off Touchdown … Was it the greatest play ever on Florida Field? Gator fans could chew on this one forever. As a senior observer of football in Gainesville for more than a half century, however, let me go ahead and … Continue reading Anatomy Of #Hail Mary: Maybe The Greatest Play In History On Florida Field

For Florida Gators fans, this is like watching a new Netflix movie. Season 1 looks interesting. Season 2 you expect a suspenseful plot to unpack and take you somewhere. By the beginning of Season 3 it becomes clear: This thing isn’t going anywhere. We’ve seen this movie of the Florida Gators – Season 3 – … Continue reading We’ve Seen This Gator Movie Before: There’s No ‘There’ There In Offense

Knowing how to navigate around Fake News is mandatory these days. Those of us who follow sports learned a long time ago how to recognize B.S. because coaches exaggerate, athletes lie and well-meaning fans hallucinate. It’s a good thing else we’d never survive Jim Harbaugh’s baloney. Let’s put on those eclipse glasses again and hopefully … Continue reading College Football Circus: Harbaugh’s Roster, McElwain’s Three-Headed QB

Angry Florida Gator fans are demanding swift justice and some even are quick to offer disciplinary solutions to head coach Jim McElwain for trouble-making Antonio Callaway. “Kick him off! Railroad him out of Gainesville on the Midnight Express to Nowhere! Ship him off to Second Chance U!” (My paraphrased fake comments.) These are a few … Continue reading The Crime and Punishment for Antonio Callaway

There is no easy way to say good-bye to someone who has had a pronounced influence on your life and those of thousands more. So the best way I can think of bidding an earthly farewell to Ara Parseghian, a great football coach and even greater human being who passed from Earth on Aug. 2 … Continue reading Ara’s Mantra: You Send Me A Boy … I’ll Return You A Man

There is no easy way to say good-bye to someone who has had a pronounced influence on your life and those of thousand more. So the best way I can think of bidding an earthly farewell to Ara Parseghian, a great football coach and even greater human being who passed from Earth on Aug. 2 … Continue reading You Didn’t Know? Ara Parseghian Once ‘Fired’ George Steinbrenner

There is no easy way to say good-bye to someone who has had a pronounced influence on your life and those of thousand more. So the best way I can think of bidding an earthly farewell to Ara Parseghian, a great football coach and even greater human being who passed from Earth on Aug. 2 … Continue reading You Didn’t Know? Ara Parseghian Once ‘Fired’ George Steinbrenner

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