While you weren't at work ...
GAINESVILLE -- While you were chilling on South Beach or dancing at Hard Rock or day tripping to Key Largo or just binge drinking Miller High Life at your flat because that's the fiscally responsible way to get down these days, it was actually a busy weekend for Gators news. Stuff happened. Let's review.
[PICTURED, A troubled soul.]
How about we start with some really good news -- the best news of the weekend, in fact. Pretty cool, huh? As one person commented, that should cancel out the whole Jamar Hornsby incident, right? Well, speaking of Jamar Hornsby, guess what happened in Mississippi earlier this week. Nothing says second chance like a felony charge for aggravated assault. I mean, seriously, Houston Nutt, what did you expect? This is the same guy that stole the credit card of his teammate's girlfriend after the girlfriend died tragically in a motorcycle accident with another football player. What an embarrassment to humanity.
Anyway, on Saturday the Gators earned the SEC East's No.3 seed for this week's SEC Tournament. That's good news because it means UF plays this team in the first round. John Pelphrey's team might be the SEC's worst. The bad news is UF must play this team in the second round. Auburn is the hottest team in the SEC. Auburn is like Florida -- small and quick -- except the Tigers have somehow found a way to rebound.
Saturday's win against Kentucky kept hope alive in Gainesville for a trip to the NCAA Tournament. There is still a slim chance that UF can make the Tournament with a few more wins this week, although the bracket-predictor guy only thinks three SEC teams are going to make the NCAA Tournament at this point.