Lost promise: The disturbingly parallel paths of Donnell Harvey and Chris Walker

chris walker

The year was 1999. A young Billy Donovan was starting to cut his teeth at the University of Florida.  Anyone who saw Billy the Kid play college ball at Providence under Rick Pitino knew it was only a matter of Continue reading

Is it live or is it bothersome: The time and space continuum according to my stepfather

remote-control

I sent my mother a text the other night. CNN was airing its very first episode of a series they call “The Seventies.”  Their first installment covered the golden age of television, an era that gave us such legendary and Continue reading

Better to have loved the Lightning than never to have loved at all

Lightning fans

I haven’t felt this way in a long time. Rooting for a winning team has become almost foreign to me or at least it has recently. The Gator men’s football and basketball programs are both rebuilding under two men nobody Continue reading

Billy the Kid heads west to Oklahoma City

Billy D

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

Kentucky remains perfect against imperfect Florida

Wildcats

I had a rare Saturday night off.  Fever, body aches and coughing fits that made my abdomen hurt can knock even the hardest working man in show business on his ass. So I took advantage of my illness and planned Continue reading

The one that got away: Former Florida coach brings national championship to Ohio State

Urban Meyer gatorade bath buckeyes

Ohio State won a national championship this week, the first ever in college football’s new playoff format. Urban Meyer is their head coach. Urban Meyer used to coach the University of Florida, my alma mater, where he won two more Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 33: Timothy, Marshawn, Jameis, Giancarlo, William and the cure to end attendance woes

chumpservations new height

I woke up from a blissful slumber the other afternoon to find an online headline that read…  “Tim Tebow Caught In Controversial Photo.” My imagination raced. Could the saintly Tim Tebow have posed nude for someone back in his Gainesville Continue reading

Dead Man Sulking: Florida’s ever-increasing difficulty in justifying Will Muschamp’s existence

Muschamp on sidelines

I was working behind the bar Saturday night as I have the last five years.  This Saturday evening the bar was packed with party-goers.  The owner was celebrating a birthday.  The band began playing Tom Petty, their cover of his Continue reading

The Mighty Mississipp

Griswolds

I enrolled at the University of Florida in 1987.  Since that time, I can recall the Gators losing three times to either Ole Miss or Mississippi State. There have obviously been more than just three Gator losses to those two Continue reading

MusTweets, nothing but MusTweets

Muschamp shouts

I’ve had it up to here and I know I’m not the only one wearing orange and blue who feels that way. Gator fans are beside themselves these days.  Their football program is a shell of its former self.  Last Continue reading