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Tim Tebow is a fool. He bought into the American Dream. You know – that myth which they teach us in bedtime stories and nursery rhymes about never giving up and keeping our heads down so that good things will come our way. Dreams? Balderdash! There’s no dreaming in baseball! Even though he’s packing minor … Continue reading The Joke Is On Tim Tebow … Or Is It?

Right off I’m going to confess that I’m breaking my cardinal rule. When asked about Florida’s quarterback recruits at a luncheon last week I answered: “I don’t write or talk about a player not yet in uniform.” I lied. But for a good reason. The Gator Nation is rocking today after the verbal commitment of … Continue reading O.K., Corral No Passing Fancy For Gators But Maybe A Fancy Passer

When I first I heard Jimbo Fisher’s brazen declaration of World Supremacy for the Atlantic Coast Conference, it sounded like something coming out of the White House. “I think we’ve established ourselves as the premier conference in college football,” Fisher said Thursday at ACC Media Day in Charlotte, N.C. Given that Florida State’s coach has … Continue reading It’s time to move over, Jimbo tells SEC

ON THE ROAD TO HOOVER – We awakened Monday to discover the arrival of a summer sweet spot on our doorsteps and computer screens: SEC Media Days, sort of a soft opening for the 2017 college football season. The first wave of around 1,400 media types descended upon this suburb of Birmingham, Ala. — perhaps … Continue reading A heat-seeking missile from LSU-Florida rivalry fired prior to SEC Media Days

It was no small thing. That one elusive missing piece of supremacy finally came to rest in the University of Florida’s sports trophy case. In the aftermath of finally winning the NCAA baseball championship, the accomplishment seemingly looms larger in the days that followed, lighting The Gator Nation in an afterglow. On the night the … Continue reading Yes, Cheering In The Press Box Is Allowed Today

I am a football junkie who watches a half dozen college games plus a couple NFL games a week during the season. As the host of a daily, football-based, talk-radio show and an Internet columnist, watching football is my job. And I just happen to love it. Lately I’ve been trying to find my way … Continue reading ‘Buy Me Some Peanuts and Cracker Jack …’

There’s a body clock in the mind of most coaches that tells them when it’s time to retire, but the hands move slowly and the outcome is mitigated by time, circumstance and the frailties of mental and physical health. None of those were apparent in the life and career of Bob Stoops. So we are … Continue reading Steve Spurrier and Urban Meyer Know Just Why Bob Stoops Is ‘Hanging ‘Em Up’

When you’re bored and feel the need for cooking up something different this summer, try making some fake news. It’s so hip these days. You can make national headlines and go viral before they ever catch you. It’s so easy, sometimes you don’t even have to try. Just ask Terry Bradshaw. After going on Paul … Continue reading Fake News-maker Terry Bradshaw: Hey Alabama, It Was A Joke!

Sunday, Dec. 16, 1974 was not a particularly good day for football fans and sportswriters in Michiana, that area on God’s Great Earth where Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan meet. The Chicago Bears had just finished a miserable 4-10 season with a 42-0 loss to the Washington Redskins in our nation’s capital when I settled … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Coach; The Fire Department Is On Alert

After securing his advancement to the final qualifying stage for next month’s 117th U.S. Open golf championship at Erin Hills northwest of Milwaukee, Brad Gehl walked over to South Bend Country Club head professional Chad Crane and extended his hand in appreciation. “I really enjoyed playing your course,” said the 26-year-old former Oklahoma State golfer … Continue reading A century after it opened, South Bend C.C. still drowning golfers

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