Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

I was once in a relationship for ten years, which in all fairness lasted about six years longer than it should have.  In its final days, things had gone sour.  Despite living together, we had grown apart.  Goals differed; disagreements Continue reading

And so it is… a bittersweet ending to an historical season

Any basketball team that suits up for Billy Donovan will have to live in the shadow of the Noah, Horford and Brewer-led team that won back-to-back championships only a few seasons ago.  It’s like having that athletic, bigger brother that Continue reading

NCAA finally frees Chris Walker: Why the waiting might not be the hardest part

Millions of sports fans around the world have been counting down the days to Super Bowl Sunday but Florida basketball fans have another far more important day marked on their calendar. Tuesday, February 4. That’s the day freshman phenomenon Chris Continue reading

A look back at Playboy’s 2007 College Basketball Season Preview

I was rummaging through a friend’s old Playboy collection recently (no, we weren’t in his tree house) when I stumbled upon one of their college basketball preview editions.  I asked if I could borrow the magazine for a “Where Are Continue reading

Holding Court, Vol. 3: Better Late Than Never First Round NBA Playoff Predictions

I wasn’t really planning on writing an NBA Playoff preview this post-season.  As most of you know, I’ve already put all my eggs in the Miami Heat’s basket (although I found tempting value in both the Lakers at +1000 and Continue reading

How soon until a return to greatness: A Florida Gator basketball preview for 2011-2012

It’s been a while since I’ve written a Gator basketball preview.  There’s good reason for that.  To be perfectly blunt, over the past few years, the University of Florida’s basketball program has been relatively irrelevant.  By comparison, from 2005-2007, the Continue reading

Final thoughts on Magic-Hawks: Orlando’s regression, Dwight’s plight and how Las Vegas got it wrong

Recapping the Atlanta Hawks-Orlando Magic series Continue reading

Preview of Orlando Magic-Atlanta Hawks

You’re probably sitting there, asking yourself what kind of ridiculous playoffs preview takes place after the series had already started?  After all, you already know which team won the first game thus giving an unfair advantage. Well, some of us Continue reading

NBA Playoffs Preview, Part One: San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Atlanta Hawks, Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks

Sportsfans, after months of waiting, the NBA’s second season is finally upon us. 

Leading a Tebow-less existence: The challenge that lay in front of Urban Meyer

I have a picture of my uncle and me when I was about 15 years old. I’m wearing a Gator shirt in the photograph. My uncle Rosco attended the University of Florida well before me and had given me the Continue reading