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Gators, ‘Canes on the way up, FSU headed down in AP Top 25

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The top two teams in the AP Top 25 football poll remained the same this week, but Florida teams were on the move. Only two of those teams are moving in the right direction. Alabama and Ohio State kept their No. 1 and No. 2 positions, respectively, but entering the Top 10 are the Miami Hurricanes. Miami climbed four spots from last week after their impressive win at Georgia Tech. The Florida Gators, despite a less-than-awe-inspiring win over Vanderbilt, claimed the No.…

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Diane Roberts: Hey, football fans! How’s Donald Trump gonna do?

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Greeting sportsfans, I’m Brent Toast of ESPN, along with former Heisman winner Johnny Twitt. Welcome to the most important event of 2016, the college football national championship! Who will prevail? Will it be the Clemson University Tigers, led by evangelical whackjob Dabo Swinney, or the Crimson Tide of Alabama, coached by gazillionaire and part-time Bond villain Nick Saban? But first, let’s look at the second-most important event of 2016, the race for the White House. Who’s playing with his hand…

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Mitch Perry Report for 1.4.16 – Welcome back Christie, Carly and the whole gang

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Happy New Year to everyone, and welcome back to reading the MPR in 2016. Yesterday many of the GOP presidential candidates were on “the shows” as The Donald refers to them, and there were amusing moments throughout the morning. My favorite was perhaps Chris Wallace getting into Chris Christie’s grill regarding how the New Jersey Governor has been making hay out of Marco Rubio’s growing absentee problem in the Senate, an issue that backfired on Jeb Bush in a previous…

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Mitch Perry Report for 12.31.15 – Say goodbye to hottest year ever. Until next year.

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Say goodbye to 2015, which will go on record as the hottest year ever on Earth – at least until next year. While Florida continues to bask in unwelcome humidity during this holiday week, Missouri contends with rivers swelling to historic levels, with at least 21 people killed there and in Illinois by a powerful winter storm this week. Christmas Day temperatures broke records all up and down the Eastern Seaboard, and oh yes, El Niño is making its presence known. I…

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Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey wins AP player of the year

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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to Derrick Henry, but received 29 of 60 votes from the AP Top 25 media panel to edge the Alabama running back. Henry received 16 votes and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was third with 11. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield…

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The unsettled college football post season

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College football’s playoffs and bowl games are in a strange place as the season winds down. Some are ready to make a case for a two-loss team getting into the College Football Playoff, but for the first time, teams with losing records will be headed to bowl games. On Sunday, we will know the four teams qualifying for the College Football Playoff. We already know that No. 3 Oklahoma is in because they have won the Big 12 championship and…

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.30.15 — Accuracy on the campaign trail

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Welcome back to the working world, folks. I hope you all had a glorious Thanksgiving weekend holiday. I enjoyed the time off by seeing some really good films (“Brooklyn” and a very surprisingly good “Creed“), some good football (highlighted by Stanford’s last second victory over Notre Dame, although it’s always nice to see Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers teams go down), and a little politics thrown in there as well, in Sarasota. Now let’s talk about the truth, and whether…

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