Dooley Noted: A slow return has begun: Guest Shane Matthews

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks to legendary Florida Gator Shane Matthews about his career as a Gator and how he is dealing with social distancing. Also Pat talks about the slow return to sports, SEC decision, NBA and MLB slowly starting while NFL is in full go, and of course Three Things

Dooely Noted: A slow return to sports. Guest: Nat Moore

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Pat Dooley , the Gainesville sun sports columnist, talks with Gator great Nat Moore in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. Dooley also talk about the slow return to sports, nothing is going to be perfect, conferences deciding if football will start again, and of course Three Things

Will college football fans ever come back?

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While school presidents and conference commissioners continue to earn their Zoom rewards points and try to figure out when there will be football, it’s difficult to imagine a scenario where there will be any major home field advantages this...

Dooley Noted: Steve Spurrier stops In to talk

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Pat Dooley, the sports columnist for the Gainesville Sun, talks in this episode of the Dooley Noted podcast to the head ball coach Steve Spurrier about the 1990 Florida Gators and the first Florida SEC championship. Also Pat talks about SEC media days, routine, MLB, and of course Three Things. 

The Back Nine: We won’t back down

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The Back Nine comes at you with another series of thoughts without actual sports being played, which is kind of like a meatless buffet. No offense, vegans. Or UFC fans. It feels as if it has been around...

We can’t have a repeat of this college football season

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If we needed any more examples about how shaky the prospects are for the 2020 college football season, they were delivered in the last couple of days. There was Mark Emmert, the grand exalted poobah of the NCAA, saying this...

Dooley Noted: Guest Jimmy Hyams; Eight weeks without sports

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks this week with guest Jimmy Hyams, sports talk show host in Tennessee on The Sports Animal, about the Tennessee recruiting triumphs. Also Pat talks about talking with Scott Stricklin, 4 months from now, SEC media day, Fans in the stands and of course Three Things

Dooley Noted: Guest Mike Bianchi, the Orlando Sentinel

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, is joined this week by guest Mike Bianchi, sports columnist with the Orlando Sentinel, to talk about the possible return of the NBA to play in Orlando and many other topics. Pat talks about a Zoom call with Dan Mullen, the Gators mental approach, two UF basketball players enter the draft, Name Image and Likeness, NCAA decisions, the NFL draft and of course Three Things.

Observations of first round of NFL draft

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So, yes, I watched the first round of the NFL draft. I never even switched away during the commercials. And here are a dozen observations about the first virtual draft in these different times: Did everyone lock their dogs...

Gators’ NFL draft day memories

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Tonight is a big one for all of the college football players who will get their names called, including Florida junior cornerback CJ Henderson. Over the years, there have been 346 Florida players drafted all-time and that number will continue...

Dooley Noted: Guest — Voice of the Jaguars, Frank Frangie

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks about the NFL draft, zoom meetings, social aspects of teammates, fiscal issues in college football, and of course Three Things in this weeks episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. Guest Frankie Frangie, the play-by-play voice of the Jacksonville Jaguars, joins Pat to talk about all the latest drama surrounding changes with the Jags.

Florida’s battle to get back

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It was Tim Tebow, Joakim Noah and the most amazing run that actually started in the summer of 2005 when the baseball team reached its first championship series in Omaha and ended in 2009 at the Georgia Dome.

Some questions have answers

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I asked a handful of questions of my Twitter followers last week and I will get to those in a minute. But first, some questions for you readers. 1. When you finally wear a real dress shirt again, will you...

Dooley Noted: Guest Chris Doering talks about a return to sports

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks with guest Chris Doering, a Gator legend and SEC Network analyst, about what it will take for sports to return, NFL playoff talk, Keyontae Johnson returns, and of course Three Things

The Back Nine: A February start for college football?

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The Back Nine comes at you while trying to figure out what is more numbing — that we have been through more than a month of this since I flew to Nashville for the SEC Tournament or that we...

There’s a lot to miss about sports

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There is an old saying that you don't know what you have until you don’t have it.  That certainly applies to the world of sports during these difficult times without them. We’d love to have the things that we love...

Dooley Noted: It’s a good day for Gator basketball program

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, with the next episode of the Dooley Noted podcast. This episode Pat talks about the return of Scottie Lewis to the Gator basketball team, What other Gators might return, Gator football, NFL draft, and Golf being the savior of sports.

Dooley Noted: Back At You, The Podcast Returns

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, is back this week with another episode of the Dooley Noted Podcast. This episode Pat is recording from home as he and many Americans are staying home to safely combat the COVID-19 virus. Pat talks about the pandemic and college football, being prepared for whatever happens, the economy of sports, Spring sports and of course Three Things.

The Back Nine: Present and future of sports

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The Back Nine comes at you after a week that actually seemed to fly by. The best advice I heard was this -- there is only yesterday, today and tomorrow. We don't need to worry about anything else right...

Lochte’s comeback that much harder with Tokyo Olympics postponement

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The decision to postpone the Games because of the coronavirus was a disappointing but understandable one, said Gregg Troy, Lochte's coach.