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The Alligator Army Weekly Open Thread, Vol. LXXXIV

Let’s do some surveying of recent housekeeping.

NCAA Football: Florida Spring Game Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Hey! It’s only been two weeks since the last Weekly Open Thread! That’s progress!

To update you on the things that have happened in the last two weeks: Family has come and gone, the NFL Draft has happened — and Florida players who weren’t drafted found landing spots I haven’t mentioned here, I know — and the ugliest alleged incident involving a Florida athlete in a few years became public knowledge.

And, well, not a lot else that makes the radar for posts around here has transpired, especially as I’ve been recovering from that family visit. (Family: Gotta love ‘em to keep from hating them, sometimes.)

But that’s changing today, with the beginning of this series of Florida football posts that I teased a couple weeks ago, and with a slew of emails to potential contributors that I meant to send last week and didn’t get around to. And it will continue this week with what I hope are some posts that become weekly staples, ones that augment the long-running Chomping at Bits format and add spaces for me — and other writers — to do more regular opining.

This isn’t Alligator Army 2.0 or 3.0 or whatever; I am not going to tell you that I’m turning over a new leaf nine years into working this job. But I am going to say that my aspiration this offseason is to put up at least two posts each weekday and a single post each Saturday and Sunday, beginning now — and that, for once, I have a plan in place that I like when it comes to adhering to that posting schedule.

So, down below, we can talk about all that — or Avengers: Endgame, which I have seen and which I’m going to lift an informal spoiler ban on, following the lead of Marvel releasing a new spoiler-rife trailer for Spider-Man’s European Vacation this morning, or the bizarre NBA (Steph Curry: Currently possessed by a Nerdluck?) and NHL (Carolina: Buoyed by the spirit of Petey Pablo?) playoffs, or the XFL very surprisingly getting a deal with Disney along with a more expected one with Fox, or ... you know, that five-star running back from a Florida stronghold picking Clemson, if we have to talk about that. (There’s more on that coming this week, I promise.)

But these Weekly Open Threads are going to be a place for me to basically ramble every Monday morning this late spring and summer, and I hope you’ll indulge me on that. Expect them by no later — and typically earlier — than 10:30 a.m. Eastern on Mondays.