Week 2 College and NFL Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs The Wife Hates Sports vs J-Dub

I have a confession to make. I fell for the banana in the tailpipe. Have you ever had one of those gut-wrenching, bankroll-busting weekends where every wager you placed, every hunch you had, every fantasy player you started, was drop Continue reading Week 2 College and NFL Pick ‘Em: SportsChump vs The Wife Hates Sports vs J-Dub

An evening with the Gators: Florida routs Ohio in front of welcoming Tampa crowd

The Florida Men’s Basketball team took their show on the road this week, traveling ninety miles south to Tampa’s Amalie Arena to play an early season, out of conference game.  Their opponent was the Ohio Bobcats.  While their record may Continue reading An evening with the Gators: Florida routs Ohio in front of welcoming Tampa crowd

Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

Every time I think about whether a franchise should keep a player, or perhaps more importantly whether a fan base has turned on a player, I can’t help but think about what went down in Orlando in the summer of Continue reading Exercises in Patience: Anthony Richardson, Jim Harbaugh, Shaquille O’Neal, and the straw polls that broke the camel’s back

“What’s wrong with this younger generation of Gators?”

I chose the title of this post carefully because the quote holds special meaning. In 1999, I took three friends (you know them as Croshere, Partykiller and the Don Calvino) to the Swamp to watch the Florida Gators play Alabama.  Continue reading “What’s wrong with this younger generation of Gators?”

Urban Meyer to Nebraska rumors: The gift that keeps on giving

Since the rumors about Urban Meyer going to Nebraska keep swirling and since I recently posted on social media that said rumors are the ultimate cure for writer’s block, I figured I’d throw out some thoughts on the possibility of Continue reading Urban Meyer to Nebraska rumors: The gift that keeps on giving

Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

I tend bar in an Irish pub in Ybor City.  For those of you unfamiliar with the area, Ybor is a relatively urban part of Tampa, deeply entrenched in rich Italian, Cuban and Spanish cultural heritage.  Brick streets, century old Continue reading Name, Image, Likeness: No More Free Parking

A War of the Words: The week Nick Saban and Patrick Beverley had nothing nice to say

Falling squarely in the category of “If You Have Nothing Nice to Say, Go Ahead and Let It Fly,” we have Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Patrick Beverly coming in tied for first.  With Continue reading A War of the Words: The week Nick Saban and Patrick Beverley had nothing nice to say

Mike White and the Seven-Year Itch: One highly opinionated rant on the state of the Florida Men’s Basketball

Allow me to vent before we get back to our regularly scheduled programming. This year, the Florida Gators finished in ninth place (out of 14 teams) in the Southeastern Conference.  While they finished the regular season one win shy of Continue reading Mike White and the Seven-Year Itch: One highly opinionated rant on the state of the Florida Men’s Basketball

The Collapse of the Mullen Empire (in four grueling acts)

Act I (Nov. 13, 2021 – Nine days before the Mullen firing) Dan Mullen is the head football coach at the University of Florida. (Editor’s note: Read on. It gets better) Mullen’s been a busy man these days.  I wonder Continue reading The Collapse of the Mullen Empire (in four grueling acts)

Back to the Grind for Urban Meyer

Allow me to sit here in my judgy chair, put on my judgy pants and rant judgingly about a man that was recently caught in a rather compromising position.  Keep in mind the man I’m about to lambast once coached Continue reading Back to the Grind for Urban Meyer