1. LeBron James: We Were Witnesses Once, and Young

    Congratulations to you, LeBron James. You blew it. Big time. That sound you heard last night as you held NBA fans hostage as they hung on every word until the moment you decided ...

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  2. 2010 National Signing Day: A Gator Odyssey

    On Dec. 5, 2009, the Florida Gators' football program was left for dead. They were done for good in the minds of college football fans not partial to the orange and blue. In many views, they didn’t belong at No...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 4 years ago 606 reads 11 comments

  3. A Gator's Fan Perspective on the SEC Championship Game

    Game Preview  No. 1 Florida Gators (12-0) vs. No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0)   What a difference a year makes.   Or does it?   In a repeat of last season’s SEC Championship Game, Florida ...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 4 years ago 764 reads 15 comments

  4. Florida-LSU: Heavy Is The Head That Wears The Crown

    No. 1 Florida Gators (4-0) vs. No. 4 LSU Tigers (5-0)   What Happened Last Week Florida did not play, as they were on a bye week that couldn't have come at a better time for the Gators...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about almost 5 years ago 413 reads 25 comments

  5. Florida vs. Kentucky: Gators Go For 23rd Straight Over the Wildcats

    No. 1 Florida Gators (3-0, 1-0 SEC) vs. Kentucky Wildcats (2-0, 0-0) What Happened Last Week Florida opened its 2009 SEC play with a 23-13 win over Eastern division rival, Tennessee...

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  6. Gators-Volunteers: Shut Up and Play Already!

    No. 1 Florida Gators (2-0) vs. Tennessee Volunteers (1-1) What Happened Last Week Florida looked every bit like the No. 1 team in the nation—after the first quarter, in a 56-6 win over Troy...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about almost 5 years ago 1,714 reads 49 comments

  7. Florida-Troy: Don't Sleep on These Trojans

    No. 1 Florida Gators (1-0) vs. Troy Trojans (0-1) Game Preview What Happened Last Week Florida opened its 2009 season the same way it ended their 2008 season—with a win...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about almost 5 years ago 748 reads 22 comments

  8. Florida vs. Charleston Southern: Killing a Gnat With a Sledgehammer

    Game Preview If you are a college football fan who enjoys a good mismatch, this is going to be one for the ages. The defending national champion Florida Gators open their 2009 season with an ...

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  9. An Army Of One: 11 Of The Best Gamebreakers Since 1980.

    In any given game, on any given field, there is always one player who can stand head and shoulders above anyone on the field. These are the gamebreakers that drive coaches crazy, and can take over at any time...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about almost 5 years ago 1,083 reads 16 comments

  10. Jacksonville Jaguars: Coaching Staff Sharpening the Claws for 2009

    Take any football team. Look at it very closely, and the most important thing to winning football games is the coaching staff. Talent obviously plays a huge part in the overall success, but it isn’t everything...

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  11. Revamping the Blueprint: 2009 Jaguars Playbook

    Since Jack Del Rio took over the Jaguars in 2003, the Jaguars have established an identity around the NFL as a physical team...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 116 reads 1 comments

  12. Inside The Teal: My (Hopeful) Interview With Rashean Mathis

    Rashean Mathis has been a fixture in the north Florida football scene from his days at Englewood High School all the way through college at Bethune-Cookman up to his time as a Pro Bowl cornerback with the Jacksonville Jaguars...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 197 reads 0 comments

  13. 2009 AFC South: Big Cats Lurking In a Two Team Division

    The AFC South is quickly becoming one of the tougher divisions in the NFL. Each of the four teams has a legitimate shot at making a serious run towards a playoff berth, with the usual suspects leading the way...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 57 reads 0 comments

  14. The 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars: The Bold New Team of the South

    The 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars are far from the greatest team of all time. They aren’t even the best team in franchise history. So why is this team my favorite? Because no other team has ever galvanized the city of Jacksonville like this one did.

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 770 reads 6 comments

  15. NASCAR's Old Problem with a New Name

    NASCAR racing at the series' two biggest tracks have come along way since their inception in 1959 and 1969, respectively. Daytona and Talladega combine each year to make up just four of the 36 races that make up the NASCAR Nextel Cup schedule...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 812 reads 28 comments

  16. My Worst Day As a NASCAR Fan

    My worst day as a NASCAR fan came on Feb. 18, 2001. For most NASCAR fans and even casual observers, most people know this as the day of Dale Earnhardt's death. It is a day that will forever be in my mind, and one that NASCAR fans will never forget...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about 5 years ago 690 reads 8 comments

  17. Christian Fletcher: A Shock To The System

    What the hell's going on around here?First off-let's take it from the startStraight out-can't change what's in my heartNo one-can tear my beliefs apart, you can't bring meYou ain't-never seen ...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 353 reads 14 comments

  18. Baby Gators: Florida's 2009 Recruiting Class

    In the landscape of college football, one word that sticks out more than others is: momentum. Good teams capitalize on momentum during games, great teams use momentum throughout their season, and elite teams use momentum the entire year...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 619 reads 5 comments

  19. The Top 20 NCAA Quarterbacks (1978-2008)

    No offense or disrespect to my friend BabyTate, who has probably forgotten as much about college football as I know, but his list of the Top 20 NCAA quarterbacks is lacking. Again, no offense...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 2,302 reads 25 comments

  20. Florida-Oklahoma: How the Gators Will Win the National Championship

    Game Preview No. 1 Oklahoma Sooners (12-1) vs. No. 2 Florida Gators (12-1) "With all due respect, those are two great programs, I don't think anybody can beat the Trojans."—USC coach Pete Carroll...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 1,184 reads 11 comments

  21. Punch, Counterpunch: DeMarco Murray Out, Dan Mullen in for the BCS Championship

    Earlier this month, the SEC Championship game was compared to one of the legendary Ali-Frazier fights. The BCS Championship hasn't quite hit that hype level yet, but it is starting to get there...

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  22. Florida Gators: The Players Who Made 2008

    The 2008 SEC Champion Florida Gators. Without these players, the SEC Championship and BCS would not be possible. There has been much said about the 2008 Gators. Some good, some bad...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 1,324 reads 4 comments

  23. Percy Harvin: Florida's Perfect Weapon

    Percy Harvin. The mention of his name alone can give defensive coordinators an ulcer. A nightmare matchup for defenders, this wide receiver/running back is the perfect weapon in Florida's spread option offense...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 1,060 reads 7 comments

  24. Creature Vs. Creature: A Gator On The SEC Championship

    Game Preview No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-0) vs. No. 4 Florida Gators (11-1) The magnitude of this game is pretty simple: Win, and you're playing in Miami on January 8th. Lose, and you're playing January 2nd in the Sugar Bowl...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 1,046 reads 25 comments

  25. Florida-Florida State: The Gators look for 5 in a row.

    Game Preview No. 4 Florida vs. No. 20 Florida State This rivalry game doesn’t carry the same type of weight it once did, but there are still national title implications involved. Florida has BCS title hopes at stake, while FSU does not...

    Michael Oleszek Written by Michael Oleszek about over 5 years ago 818 reads 4 comments