Monday afternoon's press conference with Jimbo Fisher was was truly one of the more bizarre 20-minute sessions we've ever had with the Florida State head coach. And not because of anything he said either. Just because ... there's nothing to ask the guy. His team hasn't played since the first Saturday in September. By the time we actually get to see FSU on a football field again three weeks will have passed since it last played a game.
John McNeill is a Tallahassee native who works in the commercial real estate business. The 39-year-old is also a little league baseball coach, both at Levy Park and the Top Gun Baseball travel team. In this latest installment of "Say Hello To," McNeill talks with columnist Corey Clark about the joys of coaching the game he loves, being an Auburn fan in Tallahassee and his ties to one of the city's most famous businesses.
It feels like the rest of the country is at an awesome house party. The music is blaring. People are laughing. Dancing. And yelling at the cover band to play "Free Bird!" after every song. And it's as if we're the neighbors that weren't invited. We have to watch it. Listen to it. But we don't get to actually partake in the fun. That's what these last two weekends without Florida State football have felt like. For the rest of the nation, college football season is in full swing. There is a rhythm.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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