1. Bobby Bowden: A Fond Farewell To Florida State's Best Cheerleader

    In an auditorium on the Florida State University campus in 1981, I sat with other high school seniors and listened to the Seminoles' head football coach, Bobby Bowden talk about striving for success...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 744 reads 4 comments

  2. Pacquaio-Mayweather: Derailed by Drug Testing?

    Here's a shocker (not that I care a rat's.....): Apparently a proposed "super fight" between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather might be put on hold because of Pacquiao's refusal to submit to "Olympic-style" drug testing...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 771 reads 4 comments

  3. Brett Favre's Memo to the Minnesota Vikings: It's All About Me

    For a guy who comes across as, dare I say, "likable," Brett Farve's actions over the past years have worn themselves as thin as his graying beard (and mine)...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 950 reads 4 comments

  4. Tiger Woods: Metaphor For The Decade

    "As we say farewell to a dreadful year and decade...." ...and so begins Frank Rich's New York Times Opinion piece entitled, "Tiger Woods, Person of the Year." I can add nothing to it. The best I can do is include its link...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 133 reads 3 comments

  5. Bad Santa's Naughty List of Sports Boors

    On the first day of Christmas, Bad Santa brought to me: John Calipari: Ironic that every picture I see of this phony, his mouth is wide open? Rick Pitino: In a restaurant? On the table? Oh right, it was blackmail...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 133 reads 0 comments

  6. The NFL Mirror: Showmanship, Sex, Violence, and Money in America

    Showmanship. Sex. Violence. Money. These are the standards that have come to define the National Football League. These, in some ways, have become a mirror of our society. And it's worn out its welcome for me...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 245 reads 2 comments

  7. Caddying For Charlie Gibson

    I just caught a final television glimpse of Charlie Gibson (ABC News anchor who announced his retirement tonight) and it reminded me of a time when I caddied for him. He was the guest of a member of the club where I used to caddy...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 280 reads 4 comments

  8. The Florida Gators' New Uniforms Bite

    "They looked like a bunch of nurses out there!" commented a good friend of mine (never mind the way they played in the SEC Championship Game.) The Gators were outfitted in new uniforms for the Florida State game...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 2,037 reads 14 comments

  9. Cutting-Edge Canadian Sports Doctor Subject of F.B.I. Investigation

    An interesting and timely article appears on the front page of The New York Times website. Titled, "Sports Medicine Pioneer Subject of Doping Inquiry," it tells of a "Canadian doctor who is under investigation by the F...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 134 reads 0 comments

  10. Gene Stalling's Therapy: Why 'Bama Will Win the BCS Championship

    "How you feelin?" I asked a friend of 25 years on the night before the SEC Championship Game. "Nervous, Mike. But I got nervous before the Vandy game. But you know what? I love the 'Bama fans," he replied...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 1,817 reads 14 comments

  11. "Blank" University: The Best Non-State College Football Names

    Now that we're in the "silly season" of college football, i.e., the time between the end of the regular season and the bowls, I had some spare time on my hands so I started to wonder, "What's ...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 367 reads 3 comments

  12. Fortress Woods Beseiged as Companies Begin To Bail On Tiger

    Just a matter of time before King Nike finds himself alone out on an island. The display case in the Toys R Us up here in New Jersey had Tiger Woods action figures for sale. I saw them there...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 347 reads 2 comments

  13. College Basketball's White Knight: A Letter From The Coach

    The following letter was sent to me: July 16, 1997 Dear Michael,     The first thing I have always felt that is necessary in success in any endeavor is organization...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 168 reads 7 comments

  14. Horns Will Hook 'Bama: Why Texas Will Win the National Championship

    Back when he was still the head football coach at the University of North Carolina, I wrote a letter to their head football coach, Mack Brown. Ostensibly, I wanted to know what one thing he had found to be most instrumental to his success in life...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 45 reads 17 comments

  15. Stuffed To The Gills: Turner Gill to be Named Head Coach at Kansas

    Yahoo Sports is reporting that University of Buffalo head football coach, Turner Gill, will be named the new head coach at Kansas. I'm excited over this hiring, not because I'm a Kansas fan, but because I'm a Turner Gill fan...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 109 reads 0 comments

  16. One Week Later: After the Gators' Burning in Atlanta

    About this time last week, I was watching the Rutgers-West Virginia game awaiting the SEC Championship game. It was snowing here in New Jersey. The skies were gray. And so were my spirits...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 642 reads 12 comments

  17. Don't Read This Golf Article: It's Actually About the Game!

    There are not many hard and fast rules when it comes to golf. This is such a fickle game. On days I feel great, I can just as easily shit the bed as I can play well. On days when my hands are swollen and my head hurts, I can often still play great.

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 84 reads 0 comments

  18. The King and I. In New Jersey?

    Here's why I like NASCAR. On an early Sunday morning back in 1988, I was in Newark Airport awaiting a flight to visit a fraternity buddy of mine who was living in Savannah, Georgia. The airport was a ghost town...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 121 reads 2 comments

  19. PMS Is Killing Tiger Woods

    Listening to the Petros and Money Show (PMS) on Fox Sports Radio while waiting for my daughter to finish her gymnastics class... These guys were killing Tiger on the radio. Absolutely killing him...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 1,098 reads 0 comments

  20. Caddy Kooks: Eating Raw Broccoli with a Ben and Jerry's Chaser

    Spend as much time caddying as I have, and you're bound to meet some real characters (where does that put me?). Here are some of them and their respective Hall of Famefeats: Snowball: large African-American caddy...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 117 reads 0 comments

  21. Tiger's Action Plan: Golf's Ponzi Scheme

    For the longest time, I fought the urge to jump on the Tiger Woods bandwagon. The one that proclaimed him as the greatest golfer/athlete/person/role model in the known world...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 782 reads 6 comments

  22. The Golf Ball Gods Of Ponte Vedra

    Gabe was nuts. Had 'em too. "Let's climb the water tower," he suggested. THe water tower was standing within the area of play at The Ponte Vedra (FL) Club. Adorned with the Club's logo, it was its iconic landmark...

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  23. Fruits and Nuts: Which College Football program has the Most Obnoxious Fans?

      What school has the Most Obnoxious Fans? I feel qualified to give my opinion on this subject for two reasons. The first is I've been to a lot of college football games. Not Chris Fowler-esque, but a good number nonetheless...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 455 reads 0 comments

  24. Dead, Buried, and Beeping In The Bunker

    Caddying for Tom was always a trip. A financially well-heeled investment type, he was probably in his mid-sixties, yet he played golf with an old set of Wilson Ultra irons (2-w), a lob wedge (I think it was the first one ever made),a driver and three wood

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 223 reads 0 comments

  25. Rutgers and Savage Still Growing Into a Beast of The East

    A couple of thoughts on today's Rutgers-West Virgina game (WVU 24 RU-21): 1. QB Tom Savage showed glimpses of why Rutgers fans have reason to be optimistic...

    Larry Snarkville Written by Larry Snarkville about 5 years ago 259 reads 0 comments