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Sunday, February 05, 2023

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Seek out your own Alligator experience

I have an Alligator ‘a’ tattooed on my right forearm, and many of my friends and family thought it was a terrible idea. But it’s been about a year and a half since I got that bulky black ‘a’ sewn into my skin forever, and just yesterday, I looked down at it while showering and thought, “Man, this was a great idea.”

Is chess a sport? What about video gaming? Competitive eating?

What is a sport?

When the UF gymnastics team competes in the NCAA Championships on April 20, you can be damned sure I’ll be watching on ESPN. It’s one of the most entertaining spectacles in college athletics, and you’d be foolish to tune out if you’re not busy.

Craig Sager threw out the first pitch of a Cubs game in June 2016. He was a longtime NBA sideline reporter before his death in December 2016.

An honest assessment of bias in sports reporting

Long after the Florida basketball team’s lifeblood had trickled from its veins on Friday in St. Louis, the Arkansas Razorbacks continued to pound a beaten UF team that just wouldn’t stop trying. That was much to the frustration of one broadcaster on press row, who slammed a table with his open palm and mouthed something under his breath.

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