Football

  • Jacksonville Jaguars : A Season in Review

    Words by Carson Rich The rebuild of the Jacksonville Jaguars continues. North Florida’s home team showed much improvement this year, but fell short at the very end, leavi…

  • Sportsmanship and Sore Losers

    Mallorie Aldrich   Sportsmanship is a life lesson many people are taught at a young age and learn to understand the meaning as they grow up and mature. Many people t…

  • January Sports Listing

    JAN. 3 Jacksonville Icemen vs. Orlando Solar Bears Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena jacksonvilleicemen.com   JAN. 4 JU Women’s Basketball vs. Florida Gulf Coast  Swish…

  • Road to the Playoffs

      The 2023 Jacksonville Jaguars’ Unbelievable Season So Far Words by Carson Rich We have reached the midway point of the NFL season, and it is looking like the bigge…

  • December Sports Listing

    Dec. 1 Light Up the House 5K and Family Day Ronald McDonald House 1stplacesports.com   Dec. 2 Girls on the Run 5K University of North Florida gotrnefl.org   Fes…

Jaguars vs. Colts Preview

by Richard David Smith III The scene was Uncommon Grounds, a small coffee shop in San Marco owned by Diane Lee. Inside the coffee shop was an intimate gathering of maybe a dozen local fedora wearing, tattoo bearing hipsters huddled around a TV with—gasp—a football game on it (American football, mind you, not soccer). These are people who, on a normal Sunday, would be playing Bob Dylan or Miles Davis records (actual records) as they sipped on lattes and herbal teas and played games of scrabble and chess on tattered boards. Not on this Sunday afternoon. No, on this particular …

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Jaguars vs. Raiders recap

by Richard David Smith III Another game, another dreadful loss for the Jacksonville Jaguars. This time, it was the Oakland Raiders on their west coast gangsta turf taking the east coast Jaguars out to the proverbial wood shed. About the only thing more devastating in the NFL than starting 0-2 is to fall to 0-2 in front of a bunch of grown men dressed as Darth Vader, Pinhead, and various other Halloween characters as they wildly cheer your demise. To add injury to insult, the Jaguars also lost Maurice Jones-Drew to an ankle in the first quarter of this one, …

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Jaguars vs. Chiefs Recap

by Richard David Smith III “Meet the #Jaguars, same as the old Jaguars,” tweeted Jacksonville’s Abel Harding, playing upon the famous lyrics by The Who. That pretty much summed it up, as the 2013 regular season game one Jaguars looked very similar to last year’s edition. At times, you’d even swear that you could still see Mike Mularkey lurking on the sideline. The numbers were ugly, so I’ll spare you the statistical details and, honestly, those disturbing images probably wouldn’t be suitable for some readers. The final score of the contest was Kansas City 28, Jacksonville 2 (yes, two). The …

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Jacksonville Jaguars Preseason Wrap-Up

by RICHARD DAVID SMITH III The Jaguars could go in any direction from here…at least according to quantum mechanics. Schrödinger’s cat is a thought experiment sometimes described as a paradox, devised by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. It illustrates what he saw as the problem of quantum mechanics applied to everyday objects, resulting in a contradiction with common sense. The scenario presents a cat inside of a closed box that may be both alive and dead, depending on an earlier random event. What the experiment basically says is that any random event can change the trajectory of the life …

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