Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine April 26

The Back Nine comes at you after a pretty sweet weekend weather-wise in our village and some good family time. I almost felt fully retired. 10. I’m sure many of you are eager to get to Thursday night to see where Kyle Pitts is drafted and certainly to see if he is the highest tight end ever taken in the …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine April 23rd

The Back Nine comes at you in a bit of a panic because it is only three weeks until the 26thBob Dooley Invitational and I’m starting to freak out. This is, of course, an annual occurrence. 1. Because we live in football town (and remind me to tell you about the shirt I once bought in Athens), we’ll start with …

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Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: April 12

The Back Nine comes at you after an emotional weekend that will lead to a very long celebration of life for my father and no more lectures about how important family is. I’ll let you figure that out for yourself. 10. I’m going to start out with some football, which is the hook to bring you into any column in …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: March 15th

The Back Nine comes at you after a warm and wonderful weekend here in America’s City, and now we start working on excuses not to go to work Friday when the Madness really begins. 10. Apparently, Florida’s game against Tennessee in the SEC Tournament didn’t mean anything. In fact, I’m not sure that this won’t go down as anything more …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

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 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 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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