Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

No Room for Losers in ACC

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

No Room for Losers in ACC

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Questions worth pondering as we plow through a maddening March,

which features a wide-open NCAA basketball tournament, a

wide-open quarterback competition at Florida and Florida State

and the biggest ticket demand ever for The Players Championship:

Do you think hoops nuts along Tobacco Road love the idea of

every ACC team but Florida State and Georgia Tech possibly going

to the Big Dance?

Will Dick Vitale publicly criticize a basketball coach in our

lifetime or is he just a perpetual PTPer (Professionally Trained

Panderer)?

What qualifies as the greater March Madness -- the NCAA

Tournament or spectators following a final-round pairing of

Tiger Woods, Greg Norman and David Duval at The Players

Championship?

Now that Deon Figures is on board to shore up the secondary,

will the Jaguars spend their first-round draft pick on the

complete tight end they need to diversify the offense?

While the Jaguars are in a spending mode, how much longer

before owner Wayne Weaver antes up to extend Tom Coughlin's

contract?

How can we expect has-been fighters not to keep pushing the

envelope when Sports Illustrated puts 40-year-old Sugar Ray

Leonard on its cover before his latest comeback debacle?

If Peyton Manning beats Florida on Sept. 20, can anyone else

win the Heisman Trophy?

Could it be that Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper is the best

college quarterback in the state this year?

Given three guesses today, isn't it quite possible that you

still might not pick the winning quarterback in the

Florida-Florida State game?

Wouldn't it be nice if the same interest generated over who

Jacksonville University will hire as its basketball coach was

actually there during the season when the Dolphins played?

To anyone who gripes about the 83-87 record of JU candidate

Frankie Allen at Tennessee State, have you forgotten that the

Dolphins' most successful coaches in the last 20 years -- Bob

Wenzel (88-86) and Tates Locke (47-39) -- were barely above

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