Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA by Ed O’Bannon with Michael McMann: A Book Review

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize the NCAA is a self-serving institution.  It makes countless billions (with a big old ‘B’) off the student-athletes it alleges to protect. The debate over whether college athletes should be reimbursed for Continue reading

Two sports movies that were well ahead of their time

We can go on debating which are the greatest sports movies of all-time; the list is abundant. But to me, two forgotten, early-90s sports movies stand out as underrated and particularly telling considering all that’s going on in sports nearly Continue reading

Rick Pitino ends coaching career with an ‘L’

I saw Rick Pitino coach in person quite a bit back in the early 1990s.  That was one of the perks of attending a school in the Southeastern Conference.  College athletics was a healthy, even historical, distraction. Back then, SEC Continue reading

A bothersome tennis fan in king football’s court: A tale of misplaced priorities and tested patience

Let’s speak hypothetically for a moment. Let’s pretend this event that’s about to unfold didn’t actually happen.  I mean, because it didn’t.  It couldn’t possibly have. Let’s pretend for one second that on college football’s opening Saturday that a theoretical Continue reading

Florida gets it right, ESPN gets it wrong… again

Upon hearing the news that the University of Florida had won its first ever College World Series, an old college roommate suggested that I jot down a little something to celebrate the team’s rather unlikely victory. So I am. But Continue reading

Parting thoughts, we think, on Steve Spurrier

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

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

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