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.

The Back Nine: We’re all going to change

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The Back Nine comes at you after the first full week of no sports on TV and more time watching network news than ever. Wash your hands. Please. There are a lot of things I miss as we...

Dooley Noted: A little sports talk to pass the time; Guest – Tom Hart...

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, comes to you in this weeks edition of the Dooley Noted podcast to talk about the sports world and the end to many great seasons for the Gators spring sports. Dooley talks with Tom Hart, of ESPN, about the SEC tourney and sports, also hear topics about, if we love sports to much, basketball transfers, Florida football talk and of course Three Things.

The Back Nine: Sports fans’ stages of grief

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The Back Nine comes at you after the first of many weekends with no sports viewing. It wasn’t that bad, but I certainly wouldn’t want to do it all the time. Maybe I should have bought some Netflix stock. ...

Dooley Noted: Spring football starts; SEC basketball guest Mark Wise, ESPN

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks about the start of spring football, SEC basketball, baseball, and of course Three Things. Guest Mark Wise, ESPN basketball broadcaster.

The Back Nine: It’s almost experiment time for Mullen

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The Back Nine comes at you after an interesting trifecta of covering Gator sports — baseball Friday, hoops on Saturday, softball Sunday. It was this close to perfection. 10.Technically, we still have nine days until the start of spring and...

Song remains same for Gators

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The ball was released from about 25 feet on the run and for a second you flashed back to Chris Chiozza in the Garden or Chandler Parsons against South Carolina or any other of the hundreds of shots you...

Dooley Noted: Spring football is almost here; Guest Josh Vitale

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Pat Dooley, the Gainesville Sun sports columnist, talks in this weeks episode of the Dooley Noted podcast about Gator baseball's start of the season, Florida basketball, football spring practice ready to start and of course Three Things. Guest: Josh Vitale, Auburn sports beat writer for the Montgomery Advertiser.

The Back Nine: Henderson’s big day

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The Back Nine comes at you after watching a lot of ball — baseball, softball and basketball. And a bunch of guys running in shorts. 10. One of the players who did himself a lot of good at the...