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Chomping at Bits: Florida's Lauren Haeger named USA Softball Player of the Year

Florida's slugger/ace is the first Gator to win the award.


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Lauren Haeger named national player of the year: Did you know she's the first player in the history of collegiate softball to hit 60 home runs and tally 60 wins? I didn't. (GatorZone)

Roundup of news and notes from Destin: The biggest "news" is Jim McElwain saying Trip Thurman has resumed lifting. Really. (Robbie Andreu, The Gainesville Sun)

Over/unders for 2015 season: Florida wasn't listed initially, probably because of a lack of a starting quarterback, but is now at 7.5 wins. I'll throw this out there: Including a bowl game, would you confidently take the over on 6.5 wins? (Bud Elliott, SB Nation)

The sad story of Ray McDonald: Yes, okay, Ray Rice exists, but there's a strong argument that the two most shameful off-the-field NFL stories of this decade have been authored by Gators. (Jane McManus, espnW)

Charter buying Time Warner and Bright House: So, uh, it's better than Comcast trying to buy Time Warner and Bright House? Marginally? (Timothy B. Lee, Vox)

Google Maps is racist because "the Internet" is racist: Spoiler alert: "The Internet is" can almost always be swapped with "society is" or "people are." It it is a product of those who built and use is. (Brian Barrett, WIRED)

The fantasy of Entourage: A boring show about boring people who happen to be rich is now a (surely) boring movie about same. But the fantasy of being rich is what's being sold. (Drew Magary, GQ)

Fast Food Reviews: I've been kicking around this as an idea for the summer months, and I may have a few things pre-written. Would y'all read them?

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