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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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 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, …

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Pat Dooley's The Back 9

Pat Dooley’s Back Nine: December 21

The Back Nine comes at you after a Championship Saturday that included a show we have seen before. I’m looking at you, defense. 10. Now that this wild and crazy college football season is basically over in Gainesville (bowl games are just pretend games made for TV, especially in 2020), I think it is important even in the rubble left …

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