If it wasn’t for the Internet and the explosion of social media I probably would not know about my high school reunion. We started finding each other through email before the last reunion in 2000, but facebook, myspace and twitter make finding and communicating a lot easier and cheaper than some places (ClassMates.com). Although the other sites may have served a purpose in the past, social media sites are king today. They’re free and more and more people are using them for way more than class reunions.
Many are asking “Is Friday the last night of the Florida dynasty?” Source: ESPN. Friday, January 1, 2010, Florida plays Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl, but it may be the last time (for a long time) they play in a bowl. Urban Meyer, the coach that led the Gators to 2 National Championships, suffered chest pains after the loss to Alabama in the SEC Championship. He said he will retire then he said he will take off indefinitely. Add to that his star quarterback, Tim Tebow, is graduating. Florida wont be the powerhouse again for several years, if ever.
At the same time, Florida State is retiring a legion, Bobby Bowden, after 33 years. Friday, FSU won against West Virginia in the Gator Bowl – it was his last game.
“Tebow was hyped for Florida’s most important game of the season the second he stepped foot in the parking lot Thursday. He made an even bigger splash on the field, overcoming a shaky start and leading the top-ranked Gators to their second national championship in three years.” Source: washingtonpost.com
GAINESVILLE, Florida (AP) — Danny Harold Rolling, Florida’s most notorious serial killer since Ted Bundy, was “remarkably calm” as he awaited his execution for the grisly 1990 slayings of five college students in Gainesville, his attorney said Tuesday.
Rolling’s lawyers filed papers with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking a stay of execution. The Florida attorney general asked the court to reject Rolling’s application.
Rolling, 52, is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. Wednesday for a reign of terror that paralyzed Gainesville as the University of Florida’s fall semester was beginning 16 years ago.
I started my freshmen year at University of Florida in 1990. I arrived in Gainesville 3 days before the first body was found. I remember many people (especially girls) were running scared – dropping out of college and moving back home – after this happened. It’s good to finally see justice being carried out.