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Past articles by David:

Soccer fans make Southeastern Conference zealots look docile

The SEC is renowned for crazy fans. But unlike soccer fans, none of them send severed animal heads to coaches. → Read More

Tiger Woods isn't alone in portraying women as inferior especially on sporting landscape

If Tiger Woods needs to apologize for portarying women as inferior after his tampon prank, so should the LPGA and other sports organizations. → Read More


Tiger Woods isn't alone in portraying women as inferior especially on sporting landscape

If Tiger Woods needs to apologize for portarying women as inferior after his tampon prank, so should the LPGA and other sports organizations. → Read More

University of Florida faction didn't have money or sense when it came to Jaden Rashada

There's a lot of blame to go around with Jaden Rashada's botched NIL deal. A lot goes to the Florida goofballs who said they'd pay him $13.8 million. → Read More

Whitley's Believe It Or Not: Hey Tennessee fans, you can now drive all over Steve Spurrier

Steve Spurrier is one of top 1,000 sports figures in U.S. history, so he deserved his own street. He'll get one named after him this week. → Read More

Mahomes and Hurts give this Super Bowl a special meaning amid some Black history

Many Black quarterbacks took a lot of bullets clearing the path for Super Bowl 57 starting quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts. → Read More

Gainesville's Ben Shelton has come of age Down Under at Australian Open

With the help of his coach/dad back in Gainesville, Ben Shelton has exploded onto the big-time tennis scene at the Australian Open. → Read More

No quick fix for Rashada-like dramas in this era of NIL as Gators are discovering

UF might lose prized recruit Jaden Rashada because its NIL deal collapsed. It's hard to say who's at fault, but the mess shows how NIL needs reform. → Read More

Breaking news: 5 Star Quarterback Jaden Rashada's commitment to Florida Gators in jeopardy

Florida hoped it had secured its quarterback of the future when Jaden Rashada signed a letter of intent. But an NIL snag might change things. → Read More

Florida Gators and Mike White have both come out ahead on basketball court| Whitley

Mike White lost his homecoming game against Flroida Saturday, but both programs are better off since White left and Todd Golden replaced him. → Read More

Why the 2022 sports year was too weird to be true

2022 was an unbelievable sports year. As in, you weren’t sure what you could believe. Did Georgia really win its first national championship since the Iranian hostage crisis? Did a member of the 2019 Penn men’s swimming team really win the 2022 NCAA women’s 500-yard freestyle? Did a chess grandmaster really use a vibrating sex toy to cheat his way to the top? And what was it with all those… → Read More

Is playing in Las Vegas Bowl worth the gamble for Florida players headed for NFL Draft?

UF left tackle Richard Gouraige and defensive tackle Gervon Dexter are going pro but playing in Las Vegas Bowl. "It was never a question," Dexter said. → Read More

If he's learned from his mistakes, Hugh Freeze would heat up Auburn

Hugh Freeze deserves a second SEC chance, and Auburn might give him one. If Freeze has learned from his mistakes, the Tigers will be glad they did. → Read More

Gators' record in 2022 was half-empty, but the future looks more filling

The Gators' successes were mostly intangible this season, but there were enough to consider the .500 record in Billy Napier's first season half-full. → Read More

Whitley's college football predictions: Gators won't redeem themselves after Vanderbilt bummer

Florida should shake off the Vanderbilt Blues, but the Gators won't be good enough to beat FSU on the road. → Read More

Florida's No. 1 football fan won't let anything, especially cerebral palsy, stop him from seeing the Gators

If Florida wanted to anoint a No. 1 fan, it'd be hard to top Mike Bonner. For decades, he hasn't let cerebral palsy keep him away from the Gators. → Read More

Whitley's Believe It or Not: Here's one more reason to not drink from the World Cup

The World Cup has a world of Qatari-inflictied problems, but FIFA president Gianni Infantino refuses to admit the obvious. → Read More

Gators take a big step backward against Vanderbilt

Just when Florida fans though it was safe to presume the Gators had their act together, it all came apart against Vanderbilt on Saturday. → Read More

Qatar World Cup 2022: Now we bring you the rest of the world's 'football' season

While Americans are wrapped up in football, billions of other Earthlings are about to feast on the most controversial World Cup in history. → Read More

College football predictions: The SEC could still make it a playoff troika

SEC haters will be furious, but there's still a chance the league could have three playoff teams even without Alabama. → Read More