Friday, November 24, 2017

The Martin Chronicles

All things sports and beyond

The biggest game in USF history. Period.

The biggest game in USF history. Period.

The biggest game in USF football history.It's seven days and 90 miles away. USF at UCF. Next Friday at UCF's ON-CAMPUS stadium. The 9-1 Bulls against the perfect Knights, provided the perfect Knights stay perfect Saturday at Temple. It's the matchup ...
Published: 11/17/17
If Florida wants Chip Kelly, it better get him

If Florida wants Chip Kelly, it better get him

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Chip Kelly's plane!Did anyone get the serial numbers on this insanity?Let's cut to the chase.If you're Florida, it's simple.If you put even one toe in the water with Chip Kelly, genius for hire, show real interest, you...
Published: 11/16/17
Quinton Flowers and Auggie Sanchez: two believers who changed USF football

Quinton Flowers and Auggie Sanchez: two believers who changed USF football

It's senior night.  USF quarterback Quinton Flowers, the school's all-time touchdown maker, and USF linebacker Auggie Sanchez, soon to be the school's all-time tackler – two of the best players in program history – might be playing t...
Published: 11/16/17
‘Hello, I must be going.’ The state of the Florida seven

‘Hello, I must be going.’ The state of the Florida seven

Before the season, I couldn't get over how deep a roster the state of Florida had when it came to college football head coaches. No state could compete. Consider that each of the coaches owned at least one championship ring. Some owned more than one....
Published: 11/13/17
You can’t go to sleep on Lightning

You can’t go to sleep on Lightning

You stay up to watch these guys.The Lightning were in Los Angeles last Thursday night, into Friday morning, and it was worth keeping your eyes open. You can't take your eyes off the best team in hockey.You watched to see if Nikita Kucherov, the most ...
Published: 11/10/17
Gator fans’ Steve Spurrier dreams are just that — dreams

Gator fans’ Steve Spurrier dreams are just that — dreams

Let those dreams die, Florida fans.There will be no second act from Steve Spurrier.Yes, the Spur Dog has returned to Florida. He is a legend-in-residence. He has an office at the football stadium.But hold all fantasies.The Spur Dog isn't coming back ...
Updated one month ago
Strong words from Charlie Strong, but do you believe him?

Strong words from Charlie Strong, but do you believe him?

"I want to be here next year."Strong words. Literally.Believe them?Those were USF coach Charlie Strong's words on Tuesday, and if you want to hold him to them, Bulls fans, go right ahead.I want to be here next year.Pants on fire?But what was Strong s...
Updated one month ago

Tampa’s Lance McCullers Jr. Takes Series Biggest Stage

He will take the mound at Dodger Stadium tonight with no tomorrow in sight. It's Game 7 of the World Series for the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Tampa's Lance McCullers Jr. will get the start for Houston.It's a stage unlike almost ...
Updated one month ago
Gators don’t need to hire Chip Kelly

Gators don’t need to hire Chip Kelly

All I want to is that if Florida doesn't get Chip Kelly, do they settle for Greg Schiano? How badly does Florida want offense? Chip Kelly might be the test case. I wouldn't do it. There is no doubt that Kelly would bring some fireworks to the Gat...
Updated one month ago
Warren Sapp Says Bucs Should Make Gerald McCoy The “Lead Dog.”

Warren Sapp Says Bucs Should Make Gerald McCoy The “Lead Dog.”

Warren Sapp is not coming back to the NFL. He doesn't think Simeon Rice is, either. But the Bucs Hall of Fame tackle, who with Rice helped underwrite one of the great defenses in NFL history with a menacing pass rush, can't stomach what he's seeing."...
Updated one month ago