Pat Dooley: SEC Memories

As Florida prepares for another SEC Tournament, Pat Dooley of The Tailgate radio show takes a look at a half-dozen (plus one) moments he will never forget. They are not all good times, but they were certainly interesting. 1.Grown men cried. The first one is always the most emotional. I remember walking in 2005 with my friend Steve Hummer of …

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Pat Dooley’s Back Nine March 8

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend where I still somehow managed to avoid long pants. Of course, I also watched a lot of basketball, which is an indoor sport for me. 10. Let’s talk about the elephant in the room and, to be honest with you, I’m looking forward to letting her out. Do the two basketball …

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Pat Dooley’s Front Nine March 5th

The Front Nine comes at you after a bad Wednesday and what we all hope will be a good weekend. 1.We also hope that everything continues going well in spring football practice. It seems to be fine despite this strange story that keeps being recirculated that there is friction between the administration and the football coach. I’ve said this before …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: March 1

The Back Nine comes at you after a pretty incredible weekend in Gator sports. Don’t ever take these kinds of weekends for granted, peeps. 10. I could literally spend this entire column writing about Florida’s basketball win over Kentucky on Saturday. But that would be a disservice to the other sports. Still, you know how I feel about the Big …

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Pat Dooley’s Front Nine: February 26

The Front Nine comes at you on the precipice of another special weekend of Gator sports and they are going to all be that way for a while. Sit back and enjoy. 1. If this is Friday, there must be another mock draft available on one of the websites. Try not to get too excited over the prospect of Kyle …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: February 22

The Back Nine comes at you after a visit to St. Augustine to see Dad, my first visit to the new ballpark to see a Gator game and a visit mentally to see the revival of blueblood basketball teams. 10. It was a wild weekend around Gainesville and we saw one team act like the No. 1 team in the …

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Pat Dooley’s Front Nine: February 19

The Front Nine comes at you hoping you have fastened your seat belts because the ride is about to get really interesting around here. 1. You know what really just sunk in the other day (and I’m sorry if I am the last person to realize this)? Florida is doing what FSU used to do with the quarterback situation. Back …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: February 15

The Back Nine comes at you after a busy sports weekend and I hope you carved out some time for your Valentines. The heart-shaped pancakes were the best part of it for yours truly. 10. There was a lot going on over the weekend (and it continues tonight with a home women’s basketball game) and there will be a lot …

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Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: February 8

The Back Nine comes at you after the end of football season and the beginning of basketball season, which is the way some people look at it. 10. There were a lot of people disappointed in the big game on Sunday and the usual snarky comments about the halftime performer. We should all be happy that people were wearing masks …

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Pat Dooley’s Front Nine: February 5, 2021

The Back Nine comes at you while gearing up for a busy weekend that includes a little bit of everything including the most overwhelming game in any sport – Puppy Bowl XVII. 10. Now that both Signing Days are over and the second one that used to be a national holiday is now relegated to meh status, everyone can look …

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