Last year, we tried 50 For 50, and got halfway done before things cropped up. This year, Alligator Army is doing 100 For 100, with 100 articles in the 100 days leading up to the first Florida Gators football game of the 2012 season, and will run down storylines, profile players, examine history, and make some predictions. The only thing we can promise is that each day's entry will bring us all one step closer to "Herrrrrrrrre ... come the Gators!"
There are 19 days until Florida's September 1 opener with Bowling Green. There are 76 entries left in the 100 For 100 series. So it's four entries per day from here on out.
If you use Twitter and follow Frankie Hammond, you probably know he's posted #HotLight more than a few times. This is, literally, his most recent tweet.
Need to get some donuts in me....— Frankie Hammond (@Highjumper85) August 12, 2012
That's because he's a Krispy Kreme fiend, will apparently eat more than a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts per week, and uses the company's "Hot Light" app to alert him to when the donuts are hot and fresh.
ESPN's Michael DiRocco asked Hammond about it, and the question turned into one of the best articles GatorNation is likely to publish this year.
"I just probably get a dozen and I’ll probably hide that the whole day until the next day," Hammond said. "Probably the day after that, if it (the hot light) comes on at the right time, I’ll probably go again. I make them last, though."
Still, with a conservative estimate that Hammond might eat 15-20 doughnuts a week (he does share), it’s amazing he doesn’t gain any weight.
"Over the summer, (strength) coach (Jeff) Dillman just ran it out of us anyway," he said. "I’d eat it and I’d burn it off again, so it all works out."
I would be dismayed by the fact that a Gators wide receiver is best known for his public affection for donuts, but it's way better than being known for his DUI that featured two handles of Crown Royal in the car. And it's not like Hammond's done a ton on the field (yet!) to be known for, y'know, football.