Here’s a nice encapsulation:
… How cathartic it must be for John Short, a middle-aged insurance salesman who was attending his 27th straight Georgia-Florida game when I met him, to don his foam Bulldogs helmet and bone-shaped Bite me, Gators bow tie, inflate the Hairy Dawg blow-up figure atop his van, then commence mixing his famed (and feared) 14-ingredient, antifreeze-colored “Gator-killer punch.”
These are the passions spawned by college football’s ancient feuds, which have no NFL equivalent, and which serve as border disputes and culture clashes all at once. Two of the best known of those — Florida versus Georgia and Texas versus Oklahoma — engender such hostility that they must be contested in neutral settings…
The season can’t get here soon enough.