Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Last week, I wrote that we would learn a lot about the state of football in the state of Florida this past weekend and, boy, did we ever. 
Gamblers know all about the Super Bowl but it seems more Americans than ever are betting on the big game and President Donald Trump is one of the reasons. 
You will again see a large number of changes in my poll this week. Simply put, we are learning more about the teams we are ranking by their performances. It is also becoming clear that some wins are better than others. 
More than any other year in football, the teams outside the top 10 simply are not all that good.
AFP’s Florida Chapter announced on Monday that it had sent letters to the members of the state Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee to support a proposal from state Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, to squash the fund. 
There is a new number one in college football according to media writers and whichever staffers fill the polls for the coaches.
There is an old saying that the squeaky wheel gets the grease. Is there a similar expression about the little dog that won’t stop yapping? The University of Central Florida (UCF) will host ESPN’s premier college football show this week and either expression could apply. 
The newly reconstituted XFL will have a former NFL head coach leading its Tampa team when the franchise opens play in 2020. 
Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the anthem before Sunday’s home game against the Tennessee Titans.
October means it’s time for the good stuff. Bring on the conference matchups. The start of October means the days of teams playing their in-state little cousins are (mostly) over. Conference games mean the fans get the best matchups. What a...