Florida and Ohio State alums mull over Urban Meyer’s past, present and future

Urban Meyer has retired… again. He hasn’t reached Brett Favre/Michael Jordan status quite yet but one more retirement party and he’ll earn a set of steak knives. When it comes to all things Ohio State, I like to go to Continue reading

Coaches, rivalries and flag-plantings: How Florida finally found their man (Thank goodness!)

Dan Mullen was pulled aside by an ESPN sideline reporter right after his Gators had sealed a victory against instate rival Florida State.  Mullen was elated about the win, until…. Mid-question, on live television, Mullen spotted one of his players Continue reading

The never-ending regret of premature debarkation

“If you leave me now, you take away the biggest part of me.  Ooooh, baby, please don’t go.” -Chicago “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.” -Lenny Kravitz citing Yogi Berra   It was 2004 and I was living in Orlando.  Continue reading

Florida mull(en) over coaching choice. Now for what’s required.

I just got done watching a horrible movie.  It featured bad casting in the lead role and shoddy production value.  There was limited character development, the dialogue was non-existent and the director was fired right in the middle of filming. Continue reading

The Trek to Fayetteville, Arkansas

I love it when a plan comes together.  I hate it when one doesn’t. As a (two-time) graduate of the University of Florida, I’ve seen countless games at the stadium that is currently known as Steve Spurrier Florida Field at Continue reading

The rise and fall of Lawrence Phillips

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

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

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

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

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