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

How NOT to coach: A novella we’ll unfortunately never read

My trusty book supplier recently offered me a new book to review. I won’t bore you with the title but it’s an upcoming publication that includes inspirational insights from the most successful coaches in both college and professional sports.  Urban Continue reading

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

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

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

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

MusTweets, nothing but MusTweets

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

Revisiting the uselessness of pre-season college football polls

After watching this wild and wacky bowl season, it dawned on me that this year’s final college football rankings will look quite a bit different than they did back in August. I’m not faulting anyone for being unable to predict Continue reading

Not in Kansas anymore: SportsChump and Andrew Wiggins invade the O’Dome

The mid-week roadie started out like any other, with me perusing Florida basketball’s schedule to see if any home games coincided with one of my rare night’s off.  One pretty important game did. 

Chumpservations, Vol. 29: Tweets, death threats, fake penises, chicken mcnuggets and dookie chains

Remember the old joke about the guy who walks into the doctor’s office and says “Hey, Doc. It hurts when I do this,” only to have the doctor advise him to simply stop doing it?  Apparently, Darrelle Revis isn’t familiar Continue reading