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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

This edition of Friday Wrap-Up is coming to you from Hollywood, FL, where it is still a sunny 80 degrees in the middle of winter. It pains me to think that I will be back in the 30s upon my return to Gainesville. Anyway, it is time to pop the champagne bottles, because for the […]

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Does Tom Condon Hate The Senior Bowl?

Because everyone else seems to love it. A New York Times’ article this week, for example, previews today’s Senior Bowl, and specifically its relatively newfound media exposure and frenzy. Some excerpts: “This week’s practices in preparation for Saturday’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. served as the beginning of an intense three-month evaluation that will culminate […]

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Schackman’s 2008 NFL Mock Draft

With the playoffs out of the way and the Super Bowl 2 weeks away it gives us some time to look towards the draft. Here is mock draft 1 of 3. Also be sure to look for my Faces in New places articles predicting where the biggest free agents will be playing next season. Miami […]

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Has Brady Quinn Dug His Own Grave?

Romeo Crennel has already acquired the pot of gold that awaited him after turning around a disgusting looking Cleveland Browns team in 2006 to a 10-6 playoff contender in 2007. Next in line looking to reap their rewards are RB Jamal Lewis and QB Derek Anderson. In the beginning of this season, how many people […]

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2008 NFL Draft Early Entries

The NFL Scouting Combine will take place February 20-26, 2008 in Indianapolis, and over three hundred of the best college football players will be invited to participate. Top Executives, Coaching Staffs, Player Personnel Departments and Medical Personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college football players eligible […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Special Thursday Wrap-Up

This Shabbat Shalom Wrap-Up is brought to you one day earlier than usual. I am soon leaving Florida for Las Vegas to celebrate my step-brother’s bachelor party. I will not have access to a computer for the entire weekend, and thus submit to you the stories that I failed to cover during the week: Sports […]

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Whining About A Crennel Contract Extension

I am not a gambling man, but my favorite casino game is Texas Hold-Em Poker. It is the only betting game where I feel you have a chance at controlling the destiny of your wallet. Bluffing is a vital part of the action, and the best hand often does not win; it is all about […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up

For those of you wrapping up your Winter Breaks, I wish you a smooth start into your Spring Semesters/work hours. Today is my first day back to law school, and the fact that the temperature is in the 20s in Gainesville, FL does not make my desire to return to the classroom any stronger. Is […]

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Two Days In April, Two Years Ago

I finally watched the movie We Are Marshall on Christmas Day, and I have to say that it was one of the best football movies I have seen.  I am now hungry for a new, exciting football movie to be released.  I may get that wish in 2008, when producers hope that Two Days in […]

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Coaching contracts make headlines

Two college coaching contracts made a splash this week. University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith finalized a contract Tuesday that will pay him $1.75 million annually, making him the highest-paid employee in University of Minnesota history. Smith’s seven-year contract was agreed upon roughly nine months after the former Kentucky coach was hired to […]