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September 30th, 2009 @ 6:54 am
GatorNotes

Former Notre Dame head coach and current ESPN college football analyst Bob Davie was a guest on Mike & Mike in the Morning today talking about the Kentucky game. It was the first time I heard any talking head discussing the absurd ‘should Tebow have been benched prior to the injury’ debate who had actually […]

September 20th, 2009 @ 1:07 am
Tennessee @ Florida Post-Game

The Gators found themselves in a typical, physical SEC battle against a well-prepared Tennessee team. Meyer said all week he thought the game would be a “fourth-quarter dogfight.” Florida fans wanted blood. They got sweat. And nearly tears. If the Vols (1-2, 0-1 SEC) had a serviceable quarterback, they might have defeated the most-hyped team […]

September 15th, 2009 @ 10:31 am
GatorNotes

Update: Want to know more about the Florida / Tennessee rivalry? Read Hate Week, by EDSBS If you’re a college football fan you really should take a look at this sweet list of iPhone apps for the pigskin crowd. On Saturday in the Swamp, Tim Tebow has a chance to join UF’s Danny Wuerffel and […]

September 12th, 2009 @ 5:19 am
GatorNotes

Is Florida Field the loudest stadium in college football? I’d say yes. It’s actually louder than that. Think of the loudest noise you have ever heard. Now imagine that loudness, but just a little bit louder. Also, you’re screaming. And it’s very, very, very hot. And sweaty. Swampy, even. And the guy next to you […]

September 8th, 2009 @ 5:33 pm
GatorNotes

HeismanPundit.com has Florida at #1 and #15 at #2. What about Troy? Ten Top Ten Lists Bonzai! From Urban Meyer’s post-game press conference, on Chris Rainey, who had one carry for 76 yards and a touchdown: “I think he’s averaging 76 yards/carry.” My first week of Yahoo!’s College Pick ‘em didn’t go so well. I […]

September 5th, 2009 @ 8:59 am
GatorNotes

It’s kickoff Saturday! To say that I am as giddy as a schoolgirl would be a gross understatement. I am much, much giddier than a schoolgirl. I scoff at the weak attempts of giddiness displayed by the average schoolgirls. Our long national nightmare — the preposterous abundance of months without college football — is finally […]

September 3rd, 2009 @ 8:52 am
GatorNotes

Saurian Sagacity has done an excellent statistical analysis of college football to produce a list of the top ten teams of the decade. Miami’s 2001 squad ranks first, but Florida’s 06 and 08 teams both make the list. “New rule; if I have to look up your mascot, you’re not beating Florida in Gainesville. (In […]

September 1st, 2009 @ 8:28 am
GatorNotes

The main difference between college ball and the NFL is that in college, every game matters. Somewhat lost in the news [of Urban Meyer's $4M annual salary contract negotiations] was his commitment to give $1M over the course of the deal to the Florida Opportunity Scholars program. Did you know you could win two tickets […]

August 28th, 2009 @ 4:10 pm
GatorNotes

The Casual Fan’s Guide to College Football in 2009 The Greatest Gators, by jersey number There is no rivalry between Florida and Ohio State, and there (probably) never will be. The Gators are so thin at tight end, DE Justin Trattou has been taking first-team snaps in the goal-line package — a la former New […]

August 26th, 2009 @ 10:28 am
NCAA Football 10: Review

I have had EA Sports NCAA Football 10 for about three weeks. (My friend Kelly won it for me in a silent auction at our friend’s charity golf tournament last month.) Since I have had every copy of this title since 1994, I think I am able to provide a decent review of the current […]

August 21st, 2009 @ 7:52 am
Friday Five: Gator News Sites

Orange & Blue Hue Alligator Army Saurian Sagacity Every Day Should Be Saturday TimTeblog

August 20th, 2009 @ 8:15 am
Florida Gator Football Twitter Accounts

Here are all of the University of Florida Gator football Twitter accounts I could find:

August 11th, 2009 @ 5:21 pm
Classic Gator Highlights

The season is so close I can smell it. Wuerffel to Doering 1997 FSU @ UF “The Comeback” Ike Hilliard’s sick Sugar Bowl ‘stop and go’ “Fix You” Major Wright: The hammer (bonus hits) The Georgia Stuff What is G? Tim Tebow: Juggernaut

July 14th, 2009 @ 2:30 pm
Florida Gators 2009 Football iCal Schedule

Update: Visit collegefootballcalendar.net to subscribe to the latest college football schedules! Apple iCal users: You can once again easily subscribe to the Florida Gators 2009 Football iCal Schedule! And I can’t promise anything, but Windows Outlook users might be able to subscribe with this link, or by using the link on the GatorZone schedule page. […]

February 17th, 2009 @ 8:09 am
It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium

This weekend I finished reading It Never Rains in Tiger Stadium by John Ed Bradley. The book is the memoir of an LSU football player who decided to become a writer, but it is so much more than that. Bradley writes about coming to terms with no longer being on the team and his decades-long […]

January 30th, 2009 @ 9:15 am
Friday Five: Football Games I Attended

The five best games I saw from the stands:

  1. The Greatest Game Ever Played in the Swamp
    November 22, 1997
    Florida State Seminoles 29 – Florida Gators 32
    “The Seminoles came in ranked #1 while UF came in #10 with a record of 8-2. Down 25-29 with 2:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, the Gators began a drive from their own 20 yard line. The first play was a 63 yard pass from Doug Johnson to Jacquez Green to the Seminoles 17 yard line. Taylor then ran the ball to the two yard line, and scored his fourth touchdown on the next play. The Gators drove 80 yards in 44 seconds on three plays.” (from wikipedia)
  2. The Third Saturday in September
    September 20, 1997
    Tennessee Volunteers 20 – Florida Gators 33
    I watched this game — Peyton Manning’s fourth consecutive loss to Spurrier’s Gators — from the upper deck of the North End Zone in a ferocious, pouring, torrential rain.
  3. The Last Elway / Marino Game
    December 21, 1998
    Denver Broncos 21 – Miami Dolphins 31
    My dad’s birthday is December 20th and I took him to this game as a birthday present.
  4. The Orange Bowl
    January 2, 1999
    Florida Gators 31 – Syracuse Orangemen 10
    Donovan McNabb got crushed by the Gators in his last college game.
  5. Super Bowl XLII
    February 3, 2008
    New York Giants 17 – New England Patriots 14
    Even though my team lost, it was simply amazing to be at the Super Bowl.
January 21st, 2009 @ 12:18 pm
Gators BCS Championship Gear

To celebrate the Florida Gators third BCS Championship, I headed to the fantastic FootballFanatics.com site and purchased a 2006 / 2008 hat combo pack and a couple of t-shirts. I guess they still had a bunch of 2006 hats in stock and were trying to get rid of them; you really can’t beat $34.99 for […]

January 16th, 2009 @ 10:13 pm
Stewart Mandel on Tim Tebow

In this week’s SI.com College Football Mailbag, Stewart Mandel addresses fans who complain of ‘Tebow Fatigue’. I did not see the Fox telecast of the game, but … unless those guys inferred Tebow literally does leap over tall buildings in a single bound, I’m guessing everything they said is absolutely true. I’ll admit it: I’m […]

January 8th, 2009 @ 11:00 pm
Catch-Up

I only managed 6.7 miles, today, and since I skipped my 5-miler on Wednesday, that means I’m a little bit under par for the year so far. But the Gators won their second BCS Championship tonight (in three years) so I’m cutting myself some slack. Go Gators!

December 17th, 2008 @ 11:42 am
2008 – 2009 iCal College Bowl Schedule

Update: Visit collegefootballcalendar.net to subscribe to the latest college football bowl schedule! I couldn’t find one anywhere at Yahoo! Sports or on ESPN, so I did some hacking and put together an iCal version of the 2008-2009 College Football Bowl Schedule. You should be able to click that link to “subscribe” to the calendar, which […]