Chomping at Bits: More on Gators and Vols, Scottie Wilbekin and Winter Olympic events

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This edition of Chomping at Bits invites more talk of the Gators' comeback win over the Vols last night, Scottie Wilbekin and Travaris Robinson and the best Winter Olympic events.

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Gators defense key against Vols: The Gators switched to a press defense in the second half against the Vols last night and it made all the difference. (Steve Megargee, The Florida Times-Union)

Scottie Wilbekin for MVP: The Gators' MVP that is. I never thought I'd be typing those words, but Wilbekin has continued to get better and better during his time in Gainesville. (Chris Harry, GatorZone)

Gators offer Dexter Williams: The 2015 running back was hoping for a Florida offer and he finally got it. (Chris Hays, Orlando Sentinel)

Travaris Robinson is a top 25 recruiter: According to Rivals, Robinson is one of the best recruiters in the country despite losing a few of his targets in the South Florida area. (Zach Abolverdi, Gator Prospectus | The Gainesville Sun)

Phase II for Gators Lacrosse: They've quietly been one of the Gators' better athletic programs of the last half decade, but now they face the tough task of those who built the program. (Michelle Provenzano, GatorZone)

Replacing the SEC's ten biggest names in 2014: If not for the "biggest names" part, I'd totally disagree with Loucheiz Purifoy's name on the list. But he is a big name, so... (Jon Cooper, Saturday Down South)

LeBron James scared to dunk? I don't really watch ESPN's First Take all that much, but about once a month I'll watch it for about 20 minutes when I've got time to kill. Yesterday, they were discussing whether or not LeBron James is scared to compete in the dunk contest, and I agree.

Muhammad Ali gloves up for auction: The gloves he wore in his first championship fight against Sonny Liston are up for auction and I wouldn't even offer $1. I'm the biggest boxing fan you'll ever meet and I can't stand UFC, but I'm not wasting my money for something from a guy who has no respect for the United States. You should have taken that step forward Ali ... you should have done so.

Top five Winter Olympic events: I'm much more a fan of the Summer Olympics, but at least these events/sports can keep me entertained. And no, I'm not a fan of figure skating at all. It's like the synchronized swimming of the Winter Olympics.

  • 1) Curling: Something about curling is just amazing. I can't look away and it has nothing to do with Norway's pants, which are awesome.
  • 2) Downhill: By far the best skiing option in the Olympics. Why? Because you have one goal and it's to get from the top to the bottom of the mountain the fastest. Nothing more, nothing less. Greatness.
  • 3) Hockey: Hockey is an underrated sport anyway, but during the Olympics it's incredible stuff.
  • 4) Speed skating: I especially like it when there are four racers and the first one to the finish line, wins. Actually, that's probably the only time in which speed skating is any good.
  • 5) Bobsleigh: Give me bobsleigh, luge or the skiing event in which they have to shoot at stuff. Any of those, which I rarely watch, is good enough for last place in my top-five.

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