Author Archives: Sam McCorkle

This Will Be Toughest UCLA Matchup Yet

Living in Los Angeles certainly has its advantages. Great weather. Close proximity to beaches and mountains. Top flight restaurants and bars. Lots of entertainment options year round. And one more for me over the past decade: watching the Gators beat … Continue reading

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3rd Annual Gators in the NFL rankings

As I documented last year in my 2012 rankings, it was a down year for former Gators in the NFL. But in hindsight, that was nothing compared to the offseason. No point reliving it here but there is no doubt … Continue reading

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So Long 2013: Gator Apocalypse

It was probably after the Vanderbilt game when I first googled “how to remove a curse” and began looking for answers to what was obviously some sort of voodoo placed on the Gators. In hindsight, I should have begun my … Continue reading

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Gator Nation’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, How are you? Hopefully well. I imagine it is a busy time up there at the North Pole, lots of presents being finished up and wrapped for kids all around the world. Big week coming up. Have the … Continue reading

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Get a Grip: Celebrate our (Moral) Victories

After the misery of October, it has been nice to get back to winning. Two of the past three weeks, the Gators got back in the (moral) victory column. The 20-23 win over Georgia was hardly an upset, the Bulldogs … Continue reading

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Time to Stop Denying It: Tyler Murphy is the Real Deal

A few of the unknown members of the Our Two Bits tribe and I were in Chicago a few weeks ago for a guys’ weekend trip to take in a Cubs-Braves game at Wrigley Field on Friday and the Notre … Continue reading

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Gators Bye Week Brought Pain, Lessons

Bye weeks are the worst. But you know how you make them even more painful? Schedule them early. Then lose the game before the bye. The Gators hit the trifecta this past weekend. It was only week three of the … Continue reading

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Miami is the Worst

As a child of South Florida growing up in the 1980s, I’m quite familiar with the University of Miami and its heyday. A mediocre also-ran for their first 50 years, the Hurricanes arrival as a football powerhouse was as stunning … Continue reading

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Summer of Bad Mojo Clouds Gators Season

UPDATE (Saturday, 11:30 am): Feel free to add Tim Tebow’s release and likely end to his NFL career to the list of horrible things this offseason. I’ve never thought Tebow would succeed in the NFL but if his release an … Continue reading

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Two Gators With Hollywood Stories

For a good stretch of the eight months most of us slumber away between college football games, there are some that play a different kind of game with sticks, balls and pieces of leather on their hands. And if you … Continue reading

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