4 BITS: Shot put, Parsons, Muschamp, Caldwell

By Adam Silverstein
February 10, 2015

1 » Florida Gators senior thrower Stipe Zunic set a school record on Saturday, tossing the men’s shot put (indoors) a distance of 20.61 meters. The throw, which also broke the Croatian national’s home country record, puts Zunic in second place overall on the season behind Ryan Crouser of Texas and his 20.95. The indoor track and field teams only have one weekend of regular-season action remaining as they will compete in the Tyson Invitational and Iowa State Classic over the weekend. Then Florida will take on the SEC Indoor Championships to conclude the month (Feb. 27-28) before participating in the NCAA Indoor Championships March 13-14.

2 » Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons has steadily grown to be a popular (and quite well-paid) NBA figure, which as expected has begun to land him some top-notch acting gigs. As such, he was recently a guest star on Kirby Buckets, a program of some kind on Disney XD that kids might watch, I suppose. Here’s his first run at off-the-court small screen action:

3 » Championship wins and private profiles made the Gainesville, Florida, home of former Gators head coach Urban Meyer quite visible to the public, but outside of some player social media photos and an ice bucket challenge, the ins and outs of former Florida head coach Will Muschamp’s house were a bit of a mystery. Not anymore. As he no longer has a need for a $1.8 million home in his hometown of Gainesville, Muschamp put his estate on the market recently and Realtor.com has all the juicy details. Here you go: 8,849 square feet, a couple big dome ceilings, a media room, an enormous back yard, a wine cellar (no way he ever used that), a sick entryway, a billiards room that could fit the offensive and defensive lines, and tons of arched entryways with crown molding and plenty of wrought iron. Muschamp left the Gators with three years and $6.3 million left on his contract, all of which he will be paid over the allotted time. Suffice to say, he could probably stand to lost a few hundred thousand on this sale if need be, so keep your offers low. Here are two shots, but you can see all the pictures by clicking here.

4 » Former Florida wide receiver Reche Caldwell was handed down a jail sentence of 27 months and three years of probation after pleading guilty to possession of ethylone (“Molly”) with the intent to distribute. Caldwell, who spent six years in the NFL and has dealt with multiple legal issues over the last few years (including possession of marijuana and illegal gambling), was facing up to 20 years in federal prison but received a light sentence due to his lack of serious criminal background. By the time he gets out of jail, there may very well be an NFL team in the United Kingdom or perhaps one playing a full 16-game schedule out of the United States. A bet on the NFL in the UK may be one that pays off sooner rather than later, especially if playing the 9:30 a.m. games next year proves to be a success


  1. Buster says:

    Muschamps house is tacky as shit. That bathroom is so ugly.
    I wouldn’t have expected any different from that moron.

    • 305Gator says:

      I laughed at your post before looking at the pics but after I looked I have to agree with you 100%. Dang, dude has some bad taste. Can’t coach offense and can’t pick furniture either.

      • 1974Gator says:

        Although I don’t doubt Champ would take responsibility for the miserable decorating I think the blame lies at his wife’s feet. It might be that he has taken all his furnishings and allowed a RE home staging company to furnish the home during the sale listing.

        • 305Gator says:

          Must admit I thought about the wife too but decided not to disparage her in this public venue opting instead to lay all the blame at his feet. And if indeed all these furnishings are from a home staging company then he still deserves blame for choosing such a trashy and cheap one.

        • Ken (CA) says:

          He may take responsibility for it, but he would then go on and explain about how he is working with the decorators to correct the problem and would just have to work harder on it in his next house. The decorators just didn’t execute to the standard he expects but it all goes back to practice and once they practice more they will execute much better.

          • 1974Gator says:

            He probably doesn’t consider this important enough to bother addressing with further practice. I sure hope someone doesn’t come by with a camera to collect and post photos of any of our homes.

  2. corey says:

    Parsons is pretty good on camera, not nearly as awkward as most athletes (or the vast majority of everyone, for that matter). He’ll get more spots if he wants them.

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