FOUR BITS: Wambach, Nike, Tebow, Powell

By Adam Silverstein
January 31, 2012

1 » Former Florida Gators striker Abby Wambach is at it again for the U.S. Women’s National Team, leading the United States to a 4-0 win over Canada in the 2012 CONCACAF championship game. Though both teams had already qualified for the 2012 London Olympics, the Americans wanted to end the event on a high note and did just that thanks to a pair of goals each by Wambach and forward Alex Morgan. Wambach also had the assist on one of Morgan’s goals, and Morgan returned the favor with a pair of assists on her scores. The 2012 World Cup star has moved into second all-time on the international scoring list with 131 goals but is still shy of tying Mia Hamm at 158.

2 » Now you can look just like the Florida basketball players will against Tennessee by owning the brand new Nike Hyper Elite Platinum jersey and shorts set from the OGGOA Store. The products, available in limited quantities, were just added to the store on Tuesday but are now for sale. Just click here to go to the store and scroll down to see the items on the front page. Get them delivered by Feb. 6 and root on the Gators while also supporting this site at the same time!

3 » In addition to being a featured guest on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow will also visit ESPN2’s First Take on Friday for an interview with Skip Bayless. He will probably wind up making other appearances as well, but Tebow is set to conclude his week of spots in Indianapolis, IN by showing up for the inaugural NFL Honors post-season award show, which airs Saturday at 9 p.m. on NBC.

4 » Despite having concerns about his academics, four-star Florida linebacker commit Jeremi Powell does indeed plan on signing with the Gators on Wednesday and not with Marshall, the school he visited over the weekend. ESPN has posted a new feature on Powell, which focuses not on his abilities as a football player but rather the fact that he “has survived homelessness and the resulting anger that almost consumed him.”


  1. cline says:

    Bring that anger to the field Powell. we Need a hard hitter up the middle.

  2. Daniel M. says:

    And speaking of Wambach, It’s also worth mentioning that the Women’s Professional Soccer League that she plays in suspended its entire season for 2012. Fans of that league can thank Dan Borislow, owner of the Boca Raton based Magic Jack team, for destroying the fledgling league with nonstop litigation. Attaboy Danny. Bite your nose to spite your face.

  3. Drew says:

    Speaking of uni’s, I want to see the football team come out in some all black with orange and blue trim.

  4. npgator says:

    I am glad to here Powell wil be signing with Florida tomorrow.

  5. Joe says:

    Gray? Since when did it become Orange and Gray? I am almost wishing we lose to Tenn just so we never have to see these again. The only thing that would make these any more hideous would be the duct tape on the shoulders from last year.

  6. Luke says:

    I like the gray, and I love OGGOA, so I got one for myself and a couple items for the kids and wifey! Thanks for posting, Adam. Now, if you could just locate the throwback jersey from the ’06 (?) game where we smoked LSU at home, I would definitely pay good money for that…

  7. Luke says:

    You should have my email… Send something so I can call in to the site and make sure it’s credited to you. I followed the link you posted so you deserve the credit…

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