Oh, no! We suck again! The auspicious start to the SEC’s season

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In Starkville, Mississippi, a junior field goal kicker lines up from 29 yards away to give his team a hard-fought, last second victory.  The ball sails left, clanking off the goal post.  The heavy underdog South Alabama would escape with Continue reading

The rise and fall of Lawrence Phillips

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In the wake of the nation’s most dominant college running back winning the Heisman Trophy, I couldn’t help but think about another who didn’t. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it was a lifetime ago.  It’s been Continue reading

Forty-four carries

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I’m no football coach.  I never played the game.  I’ve never taught the game.  But I’ve watched plenty of football in my day. One thing I know is that as much as the game may have modernized, as much as Continue reading

When murky unmurks: College football’s long and winding road and a contest to end the season

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Saturday surprises continue to fill in the blanks of this college football season.  But before we get into all that, and our fabulous contest, I thought we’d check in with our Big Ten correspondent, Robbie aka Croshere, who was gracious Continue reading

Parting thoughts, we think, on Steve Spurrier

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Not that the Ol’ Ball Coach needs any confirmation from yours truly but do you know how I know Steve Spurrier was a great coach?  Because everybody I knew that wasn’t a Florida Gator fan absolutely despised the guy. Ask Continue reading

Gator Nation mourns as Will Grier is suspended for violating NCAA drug policy

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I hate waking up to bad news. It ruins your whole day. I was the only one to actually wake up to news of Will Grier’s suspension considering I slept until one in the afternoon the day the news was Continue reading

Reason to celebrate, Part Two: Roadies, rivalries and reunions – Just another Saturday in the SEC

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After a long celebratory Friday evening at work, I woke up late the following morning.  Stumbling to my phone, I rubbed my eyes to see if I had received any messages.  I was taking a rare Saturday night off.  My Continue reading

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

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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

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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