Author Archives: Kartik Krishnaiyer

Central Florida Soccer Club joins NPSL

The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce that Central Florida Soccer Club (Orlando, FL) has joined the league as an expansion team. The club will begin competition in the South Region’s Sunshine Conference in 2019. “The NPSL is thrilled to grow its presence in Florida,” NPSL Managing Director Cindy Spera said. “We […]

Throwback Thursday: 35 years since the historic first Football National Championship for a Florida school

Thirty five years ago today, the University of Miami were proclaimed the consensus football D1 National Champions – the first of eleven undisputed national titles won by Florida schools. All those titles were won between 1983 and 2013- in that period of the 31 national champions crowned, not only were 11 from Florida but Miami, […]

Book Review: These Truths by Jill Lepore

American history is more important now to comprehend and understand than perhaps anytime in our lives. Jill Lepore’s momentous single-volume These Truths, a critically acclaimed work provides a lens into the past and delivers a narrative of unparalleled significance for our times. Writing a sweeping narrative of American history is very difficult. It’s even more […]

Movie Review: Vice

Adam McKay isn’t a conventional director. Dick Cheney was far from a conventional pol or bureaucrat. With this in mind, moviegoers expecting a classic docudrama that paints a sympathetic portrait of its subject would be sorely disappointed. So would those expecting classic cinematography. But for the rest of us, Vice is gem if you can […]

Throwback Thursday: Apollo 8 from Cape Canaveral to the world

50 years ago today the mission of Apollo 8 ended., It ranks as one of the most important space missions in history and launched from Cape Canaveral On December 21, 1968. Apollo 8 was the first ever space mission to leave the earth’s orbit and to circle the moon. In the process they became the […]

FSU, USF and Miami used unfavorable road scheduling to build programs

Read more – Will UCF answer the bell? For all the hand-wringing by UCF about respect and the desire to being given home-and-home series by UF Neil Blackmon has properly outlined in his outstanding piece, it has to be pointed out the process taken by Miami, Florida State and most recently South Florida to gain […]

Holiday book recommendation: Poisoning of the Press and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture.

The Trump Presidency with its attacks on the media, these last few campaign cycle sand the 24-hour cable news channels combined with Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, are the tipping point of the political press being poisoned we’ve been told. Or perhaps this is just the latest chapter in the evolution toward a completely scandal-driven, personality-based brand […]

Give the gift of soccer ownership this holiday season

This holiday season you can give the gift of soccer club ownership and voting rights for the low price of $25. Join Himmarshee FC and you’ll get some of the coolest gear around, a vote on every decision the club makes and provide support for organic grassroots soccer. Himmarshee FC also is active in the […]

Holiday book recommendations: Kevin Phillips on the Bush family

Kevin Phillips, who was dubbed in 1995 by one of my Political Science Professors at the University of Florida as “the smartest Republican around,”  is widely viewed as the chief architect of the 1968 Nixon “Southern Strategy” which for 20 years remade the Presidential Electoral map. Beginning in that fall semester in 1995, I began […]

Holiday book recommendation: A Most Disorderly Court

A Most Disorderly Court: Scandal and Reform in the Florida Judiciary (Florida History and Culture) by Martin Dyckman is yet another important time piece by the former St Petersburg Times Associate Editor. Dyckman’s knowledge of the 1970’s Florida political landscape is second to none among reporters and having covered the events closely, he was able to first pen Reubin […]