Monthly Archives: July 2017

Two Floridians chase Open Championship crown in England this weekend

This weekend, the world’s oldest major golf championship, the Open Championship is being contested this week at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England. Through two rounds, Winter Park native Matt Kuchar sits in second place just two shots behind leader Justin Spieth, a two-time major champion who finished just one shot out of playoff in the […]

Orlando Pride continues playoff push in Chicago Saturday

After last week, annihilating FC Kansas City in a 4-1 rout, the Orlando Pride has managed to keep pace in the race to qualify for the NWSL Playoffs. The top four end up making the playoffs in NWSL and the playoff push effectively has begun. As it stands, the Pride are in sixth place, but […]

Flashback Friday: 1906 Keys Hurricane and FEC tragedy

In October 1906 the Florida Keys was struck by a major Hurricane. Though not as famous as the Great Miami Hurricane (1926), Okeechobee Hurricane (1928) or Fort Lauderdale Hurricane (1947) or as intense as the Labor Day storm (1935) this Hurricane made its unfortunate impact on the state. The storm which first barreled into the […]

Meet the NPSL’s leading scorer in the south – Miami Fusion’s Victor Cardoso

This Saturday Miami Fusion FC will host Inter Nashville in an NPSL playoff matchup. This season Miami Fusion FC lost or drew just once – a loss in Winter Park against Kraze United when the club, the conference and region’s leading scorer, Victor Cardoso was injured. Victor Cardoso is an improbable leading scorer in the […]

2018 Governor: Is it time for Florida’s aristocracy to reassert control of the state?

The two major political parties leading candidates for Governor are both from traditional Florida families – scion’s from historically important landowning and agricultural families. These families have long ruled Florida politics, though the emergence of Jeb Bush, an import from Texas and Rick Scott, as pure a carpetbagger as you’d find running for office changed […]

Will Amtrak service be restored to the Panhandle?

Despite President Trump’s unwise budget proposals regarding Amtrak, our state might yet see an expansion of service after all. This is because the Gulf Coast Working Group has reported to Congress on the beneficial nature of restoring service along the Gulf Coast  – service that was suspended after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and never restarted. […]

Jacksonville Armada under new Florida-based ownership

Florida native Robert Palmer, a successful entrepreneur whose company portfolio includes RP Funding and, has purchased North American Soccer League (NASL) club Jacksonville Armada FC, the league announced on Tuesday. “I am delighted to present Robert Palmer as the new owner of Jacksonville Armada FC,” said NASL Interim Commissioner Rishi Sehgal. “He has tremendous […]

Frontier Airlines announces massive Florida expansion

Ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines announced a massive system-wide expansion which includes several Florida routes. Frontier’s city pairings and nonstop flights will basically double in the next 12 months. The airline’s large Orlando focus city continues to grow as does its emphasis on Tampa and Miami as point-to-point destinations in its network. Frontier’s ramp up […]

Iraq War Syndrome – The Democrats, neocons and Donald Trump

It remains odd from my perspective that the war in Iraq didn’t create the level of activism and anger in its aftermath in this country that Vietnam did. Iraq quite possibly did have more of an impact on the view of the United States and the nation’s moral authority abroad than Vietnam, but it didn’t […]

Orlando vs Tampa Bay – The ultimate rivalry

The rivalry between Orlando City SC and the Tampa Bay Rowdies is the ultimate Florida contest with statewide supremacy and so much more on the line. Here is my 1,500 word soliloquy for Prost Amerika, a Seattle-based national soccer site that is known especially for its wall-to-wall coverage of the intense rivalries in the Cascadia […]