Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Several teams choked away their opportunity to run the table this past week but hope remains eternal, especially as more bizarre things are about to happen before we get through the first weekend in December.
“I think very highly of Coach Taggart and wish him well, but in the interest of the university we had no choice but to make a change,” said FSU President John Thrasher.
The Knicks center was scheduled to be in London for a game against the Washington Wizards but refused to make the trip for fear he could be attacked or poisoned by Turkish spies while in Great Britain. 
College football is the greatest sport on Earth. It’s the only sport where every regular-season game actually matters. People complain about how there are too many bowl games and that most of them are meaningless exhibitions.
We are going to learn a lot about the state of football in the state of Florida this week.
If you are a college football blue blood, you better watch your back because the other schools are coming for you. 
The Florida Retail Federation (FRF) noted on Tuesday that the average Florida family will spend $81.30 per person to watch the big game on Sunday, up slightly from last year.
This week reaffirmed what’s been happening all season. There are simply good programs, mediocre programs and not so good programs regardless of which conference your team plays in.
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. 
Millions of dollars in public funds have been used in Florida for sports stadiums since 1994, including almost $50 million each for TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Amalie Arena in Tampa and Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg and more than $51 million for Hard Rock Stadium in South Florida--and there could be more coming.