Saturday, September 30, 2006

One quarter of the way through the deathwalk

UF 28 UA 13

Revenge is a dish best served right away. One of these days it would be nice to play a good first half, but still, a W is a W. Great day. More later.

Friday, September 29, 2006

Alabama Trash Talk: Girlfriend Edition

Now, my girlfriend is not a natural College Football fan. She went to MIT and has a very strong "everything about the Northeast is better" bias. She laughs at my love for sweet tea, tells me that 95 degree weather is a bad thing, and doesn't think my drawl will make me a better lawyer. In short, she's too good for me in every way. However, she is slowly falling in love with Florida Football. Every week I give her a rundown of our opponent: their schemes, their history, their players. As I was explaining Alabama to her, the following exchange took place.

"Their team name is 'the Crimson Tide.'"

Now, my girlfriend, incredibly smart, over educated, over cultured, looks at me funny and asks "They're named after a period? What is their mascot? A Tampon?"

When a team forces the smartest and most "cultured" person I know to use such a disgusting insult, I know it has to be accurate. Sorry Alabama, I'm never forgiving you this one.

It begins

I love the Gators. I love College Football. I love College Basketball. I love Albert. I love rambling.

For lack of a better introduction, those short sentences will serve. I scour the internet every day for Gator related writings. And for my needs, there isn't enough. Perhaps there never could be. I know I'm far from the only obsessive Gator fan, so I'm sure there are many potential readers out there looking for more Florida information. However, while I am sure the demand for more material, I am not sure what niche I can possibly fill. We Are the Boys has the news market cornered, and out-funnying Every Day Should be Saturday is obviously impossible. A Gator site that had some focus on analyzing numbers is definitely needed (similar to what Brian at mgoblog does for Michigan), and I may try my hand at that occassionally. However, a law student's hastly thrown together blog is hardly the place to go for detailed numerical analysis and I highly doubt this space will become the Football Outsiders of Florida Sports.

My mission is to be at least somewhat entertaining, to cover the beloved Gators the majority of the time, give a little bit of insight, and to use as many run-on sentences and poor grammar as possible.

To those of you who are actually reading this, stick around, I may post something worthwile.