Never tell me the odds!

November 20th, 2014 @ 8:05 am
Throwback Thursday

Gators-Volunteers Rivalry Took on New Meaning with Arrival of a Certain ‘Ball Coach’

September 19th, 2014 @ 6:22 am
Friday Five: Gator Rivals

AlbertThe five teams I consider Florida’s biggest rivals, in order:

  1. University of Georgia
  2. Florida State University
  3. University of Tennessee
  4. University of Alabama
  5. Louisiana State University
June 18th, 2014 @ 1:12 pm
Mr. Chainsaw

I was supposed to run 10.75 miles this morning, but miscalculated where I needed to make a U-turn, so it was actually 11 miles on the nose. It took me almost exactly an hour and forty-five minutes — not bad for a week shy of 41 — and put me over 77 miles for the […]

I Was Tony Gwynn’s Bat Boy

June 16th, 2014 @ 7:49 am
The lines on the road just looked like dots.

According to my Nike Running iPhone app, I’ve logged over 475 miles on my Nike Free 4.0 sneakers, and it’s time for a new pair. I only ever wear them for running, so that’s actually pretty accurate. I have no idea what the average lifespan is for a pair of sneakers, and I suppose Nike […]

June 11th, 2014 @ 7:27 am
Good Golly Miss Molly

I probably should not have bothered to watch the end of the Spurs @ Heat game last night, but I didn’t want to have missed it in case Miami managed to make a comeback. I still managed to hop out of bed at 5:15AM and lace up. I spent about fifteen minutes stretching and waiting […]

June 9th, 2014 @ 7:44 am
Let’s Pretend We’re in Antarctica

I had a brutal migraine when I went to sleep last night. I managed to make it through Game of Thrones and then conked out, still in pain despite several pharmaceutical attempts to relieve the ice pick in my brain. It was still there when my alarm started ringing at 0600, but I knew it […]

February 7th, 2014 @ 7:47 am
Friday Five: Favorite Collegiate Sports
  1. Football
  2. Basketball
  3. Crew
  4. Gymnastics
  5. Swimming

The Book of Tebow

December 1st, 2013 @ 7:48 am
Incredible Iron Bowl

In FBS history, a missed field goal has only been returned for a touchdown four times. There [had] never been a walk-off field goal return — scoring the winning touchdown on the last play, much less the last play of the biggest game of the year, between teams ranked No. 1 and No. 4, with […]

Yours Truly, Dr. Z.

November 15th, 2013 @ 6:32 am
Friday Five: Bull Durham Quotes

Bull DurhamFive of my favorite lines from the movie Bull Durham:

  • “I told him that a player on a streak has to respect the streak.” — Crash Davis
  • “I want to give him the heat and announce my presence with authority!” — Ebby Calvin LaLoosh
  • “In the show, everyone can hit heat.” — Crash Davis
  • “The world is made for people who aren’t cursed with self awareness.” — Annie Savoy
  • “Don’t try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring! Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw some ground balls – it’s more democratic.” — Crash Davis
October 25th, 2013 @ 4:55 am
Friday Five: Football Stadiums

Ben Hill Griffin StadiumMy five favorite football stadiums:1

  1. Ben Hill Griffin Stadium at Florida Field – Gainesville, FL
  2. Superdome – New Orleans, LA
  3. Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
  4. Georgia Dome – Atlanta, GA
  5. University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, AZ

1 at which I have attended at least one game

He decided to do one of those very nice things you sort of hope someone will do when you cover a story about a legless vet missing out on thousands of dollars because he was looking after his octogenarian nana.

Snap. Hold. Kick. All in the Blink of an Eye.

October 2nd, 2013 @ 9:54 am
Football for the Troops

“A government shutdown means overseas troops could miss baseball playoff games and favorite NFL Sunday showdowns …” Stars and Stripes Regardless of how you feel about Obamacare or Congress or the President, you’ve got to admit it’s absurd that our armed forces should be denied the privilege of watching sporting events during the shutdown. If […]

September 27th, 2013 @ 8:07 am
Friday Five: Top College Football Twitter Accounts

TwitterHere are my favorite Twitter accounts to follow for news about college football:

Bonus!

August 9th, 2013 @ 2:43 am
Friday Five: Favorite P90X Routines

P90X

  1. Kenpo X
  2. Plyometrics
  3. Core Synergistics
  4. Yoga X
  5. Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps
July 19th, 2013 @ 7:30 am
Friday Five: My Favorite Athletes

Ted Williams

  1. Ted Williams
  2. Bo Jackson
  3. Tim Tebow
  4. Carl Yastrzemski
  5. Tom Brady