I, for one, welcome our new Gator overlords.

I hate to say it, but I’m about ready to give up.  Florida’s got all eleven starters on the defensive side of the ball coming back, along with the GPOOE™.   The Gators’ schedule this season is, shall we say, less than challenging.

But there’s more.  Everything’s coming up roses for these guys.

  • Carl Johnson looks to have dodged a bullet.  “Insufficient evidence” means it’s more than likely he’ll be suiting up in the orange and blue this fall.  How nice for him.
  • Seemingly out of the blue, the SEC granted a medical redshirt to senior kicker Jonathan Phillips.  As the article notes, that means Florida returns its three key special teams performers as well in 2009.
  • It doesn’t sound like motivation will be too much of a problem this year, either.  Thanks, Junior.

I need a drink.

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9 responses to “I, for one, welcome our new Gator overlords.

  1. NebraskaDawg

    Maybe they’ll put all the focus on destroying Lame’s Viles and overlook us.

  2. Doesn’t it seem like when things are good in Gainesville, things are really good? It’s like a well-oiled machine at this point. I’ll take you up on that drink, Senator. Here’s to a meteor hitting Ben Hill Griffin Stadium when the Gators and Vols play on September 19th.

    • Here’s to a meteor hitting Ben Hill Griffin Stadium when the Gators and Vols play on September 19th.

      I doubt we’ll get a meteor, but if the SEC has a sense of humor, it’ll assign Penn Wagers & Co. to the game.

  3. Bryan Carver Dawg 97

    Yep, unfortunately, we just live currently in a time of gator upswing. But:

    A) We are too good of a program to be dominated ala ND-Navy. Streaks here and there are to be expected, but this isn’t a Cubs sort of thing. The pendulum will swing Gators, so enjoy it now.

    B) h/t to someone else, but once Miami and FSU get back on the upswing, UF won’t have the pick of the litter of Florida talent

    C) and I know that Gator fans are still going to scream “16/19! we own you!” but I still find their view of history to be entertaining. That despite a 16/19 run, it took that run just to get the series W/L to under 10 games and they are STILL behind. The post-1990 gator fans won’t see it this way (the pre-1990 ones might), but until they break even in the series, we own them.

  4. 69Dawg

    No Senator Penn Wages is the sole Ref for the UGA/UF game. He is the only ref that can ignore all calls against UF and invent calls against UGA. He even does it when calling a game in Athens. Who can forget the “oh we didn’t know he was eligible” call last season. The a’hole doesn’t like us and the SEC knows it but won’t do a thing, after all the head ref is a GT guy. That seems fair. Why couldn’t they have hired an FSU grad?

  5. Oh Penn Wagers… our greatest enemy, yet perhaps… out greatest friend?

  6. There are a number of games I wouldn’t mind seeing a meteor hit. I use to let my Gainesville, FL relatives know that if during the Auburn/Florida game a hurricane struck just the exact center of the stadium where the game was being played and managed to seriously injure all the players, I might not feel too horrible. Maybe.

  7. ugafish

    Attn. Bill Cervone has dropped charges on nearly every UF player that has been in trouble. No coincidence he is a big time UF supporter either.

  8. AceG8tr

    Bryan:

    “C) and I know that Gator fans are still going to scream “16/19! we own you!” but I still find their view of history to be entertaining. That despite a 16/19 run, it took that run just to get the series W/L to under 10 games and they are STILL behind. The post-1990 gator fans won’t see it this way (the pre-1990 ones might), but until they break even in the series, we own them.”

    Just keep telling yourself that. And drinking heavily. Reality will fade away. . .