Questions to ponder on the Jaguars’ most anticipated training camp since starting their 1995 expansion season next week, Florida kicks off SEC Media Days in Birmingham, NBA Finals take a trip back in time and Collin Morikawa wins the British Open for his second major victory in just eight appearances:
How encouraging is it for the Jaguars’ future to see rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence do a very Peyton Manning / Tom Brady trick, rallying his veteran receivers at Clemson to throw passes during the NFL downturn?
Will there be a more interesting camp battle than seeing if rookie offensive tackle Walker Little is good enough to grab a starting job?
Jaguars general manager Trent Baalke adds close veteran like free agent Trey Burton, a rookie for Urban Meyer’s quarterback in Florida or someone else ahead of the season 2021 instead of standing with what appears to be the weakest position on the list?
Will Tennessee Titans running back and Yulee High product Derrick Henry join Emmitt Smith, Earl Campbell and Jim Brown in 2021 as the only players in NFL history to win three straight league titles?
How many unvaccinated NFL players actually think there is more risk to their health from getting the vaccine, or is their reluctance just fear of having a needle stuck in their arm?
What’s the most tempting bet among the current over-under win totals in Las Vegas for NFL teams – betting the most on Jaguars 6.5 wins or least on Houston Texans 4.5 wins?
Considering Florida beat Georgia 44-28 last year and almost beat LSU, would it really be so upsetting to see Florida take out the Bulldogs or Tigers this season?
Can Gators coach Dan Mullen lead the Gators to a college football playoff berth without the format expanding to 12 teams?
Didn’t it strike you as odd that Mullen was so reluctant at SEC Media Days on Monday to answer whether he was in favor of a 12-team playoff or picking his favorite “Star Wars” movie? ?
Is there an assistant coach on the SEC staff under the gun to produce more this season than Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham?
Expectations for coaches Josh Heupel (Tennessee), Bryan Harsin (Auburn) and Shane Beamer (South Carolina) need to be lowered since only nine of the 25 new SEC coaches in the past decade have set a record high wins in their first season?
Can UCF’s Gus Malzahn replicate the success of his first year at Auburn in 2013 when he set an SEC record by winning 12 games as a rookie head coach?
Wouldn’t it be fitting for the Milwaukee Bucks to win their first NBA Championship since 1971 with the league’s most dominant big man in Giannis Antetokounmpo, half a century after winning it all with the greatest man in British history? NBA to Kareem Abdul- Jabbar?
Did anyone think of Giannis, along with his Bucks teammates Khris Middleton and Jrue Holliday, as some sort of Big Three until Milwaukee made his way to the playoffs?
Is there a more underrated coach in the NBA than Mike Budenholzer of the Bucks, the league’s best record holder (162-65, .713) over the past three seasons?
Who has seen Phoenix Suns goalie Devin Booker make NBA history by setting up back-to-back 40-point games in the Finals and losing both games?
Don’t you think the Suns would already be planning their first championship parade if they just took better care of the basketball in the critical moments of the last two games?
What does he say about golfer Collin Morikawa’s game when he wins two majors – the PGA 2020 and now the Open – on his first attempt?
Once Louis Oosthuizen took a shot out of the bunker and bugged the seventh par 5 to give the lead to Morikawa, didn’t you think the six-time major finalist was going to be missing again?
When Jordan Spieth closed with two bogeys in Saturday’s third round, including a missed putt from 2 feet, didn’t you suspect at the time that those mistakes could come back to haunt him?
How impressive was Morikawa not having buggy over the last 31 holes, including a 22-foot stoppage on the 10th hole on Sunday, to maintain a three-stroke lead over Spieth?
If you don’t think golf has become a young man’s game, then why are 23 of the last 43 top winners since 2011 20 years and older?
How chic and mature Morikawa’s acceptance speech was, sincerely acknowledging the performance of weak amateur Matthias Schmid from Germany, encouraging the crowd to sing “Happy Birthday” to his younger brother (JJ Jakovac) and reminding customers of the importance of enjoying the simple fact of being at the Open after the cancellation of COVID-19 last year?
Did anyone see Morikawa win at the Royal St. George when his only previous experience with links golf resulted in a tie for 71st place the week before at the Scottish Open?
Who would have thought that Rory McIlroy could play in 26 consecutive majors without a win after winning four of his first 20 at 25?
Given the news that alternative American gymnast Kara Eaker and tennis player Coco Gauff have tested positive for COVID-19, how scary is it for all Olympians to know that their participation in an event for which they spent nearly five years training could be sabotaged on any given day?
How the abrupt resignation on Friday of Florida women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer – which two independent sources told The Times-Union was linked to his inappropriate conduct with players – towards rebuilding a perpetually stuck program in mediocrity a setback?
Will Newbauer’s departure for ‘personal reasons’ convince UF top scorer Lavender Briggs (19.5 points per game) to step down from transfer portal and stay in Gainesville to play for coach acting Kelly Rae Finley?
Are the Orlando Magic taking on promising defenseman Scottie Barnes of Florida State with the No.5 pick in next week’s NBA Draft or will they be scared off by his suspicious shot?
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