Chomping at Bits: Gators gear up for NBA Draft, football practice fields get makeover


Chomping at Bits returns with discussions on the NBA Draft, football practice fields, an interview and the best of ESPN's 30 for 30 series.

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Patric Young drawing NBA interest: With the NBA Draft set to begin tomorrow, Young is set to see his name called. (Gary Smits, The Florida Times-Union)

Scottie Wilbekin works out for Magic: The former Gator ended his pre-draft visits by saying that the Orlando Magic would be the perfect landing spot. We'll see on that. (Edgar Thompson, Swamp Things/Orlando Sentinel)

Billy Donovan coaches up some champions: Donovan's team won the U18 FIBA Americas tournament on Tuesday, boosting his record to 19-0 when coaching in international competition and giving Billy his third straight championship. (Kevin Bockway, The Gainesville Sun)

Winning the recruiting cure-all for Gators?: The answer is a no because recruiting is 20 percent (roughly) of the battle when it comes to building a successful football team. (Luke Stampini, GatorBait/247Sports)

Thomas Holley interview: Holley seems like a very nice young man and hopefully his career here is very successful. (Joe Kozlowski, TDdaily)

Practice fields getting a makeover: Sadly though, they're not beginning work on an indoor facility. (Scott Carter, GatorZone)

Mike Pouncey has hip surgery: He'll likely miss the start of the season as a result. (The Gainesville Sun)

Wimbledon: Good start to the tournament.

World Cup: The USA is in very good shape. They'll be just fine.

ESPN's 30 for 30: I've been watching a few of those every week for the past month or so. For some reason I just want to watch them all. They're all extremely good and well put together.

Top five 30 for 30:

  • 1) Pony Excess: Probably the best-ever college football story.
  • 2) Without Bias: I am fully in the belief that if Len Bias makes it to the Boston Celtics, Michael Jordan and his Chicago Bulls never make the run they do.
  • 3) 9.79*: The biggest track and field story, ever. It's not even close.
  • 4) The Two Escobars: Just in time for the World Cup, right?
  • 5) The U: I bet it was fun as hell to be a Miami Hurricans fan in the '80s and early '90s.

Just missing the list: Fab Five, June 17, 1994, Once Brothers, The Announcement, Charismatic, Tim Richmond: To the Limit, Small Potatoes, The Guru of Go, 40 Minutes of Hell, Legend of Jimmy the Greek and Ghosts of Ole Miss.

Which reminds me: Hail to the REDSKINS!

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