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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post
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 …

View Post
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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

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 …

View Post

Pat Dooley’s Front Nine: January 22

The Front Nine comes at you to talk about The Season Of The Weird not going away just because the calendar changed. 10. I tried to tell people that just because the year was new didn’t mean we were all going to get back to normal. As Exhibit A, I give you the Florida basketball team heading into Saturday’s game …

View Post
Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine January 11

The Back Nine comes at you after a weekend that was a little too sloth-like with all of the games that were on. On the other hand, it was fun, especially watching a game on Nickelodeon. 10. With all the NFL that was on, I was still able to spend some time thinking about next year for Florida football and, …

View Post