This weekend, between the fried shrimp and classic cars, I managed to read this epic troll from Mike Bianchi. And when I say epic, I mean epic. I’m not sure how Bianchi ever tops this, for one:
As the years have passed since he was run out of Florida, I’ve often wondered whether Zook got a fair shake — from fans, from administrators and from those of us in the media. When you see where the program is now after Urban Meyer left it in a mess, the Zook years are starting to look pretty good. Zook’s teams were never as pathetic as UF has been the past two seasons, when the Gators won just 15 games and trotted out offenses that were unwatchable.
As the years roll by, UF fans more and more seem to appreciate what Zook did for the program.
Gosh, that almost makes you wonder why Jeremy Foley didn’t man up, admit his mistake and beg Zooker to come back and salvage the program when Corch left. Who really cares about those two national titles Florida won under Meyer, anyway?
Speaking of which, a man can dream can’t he?
Two years after Zook was axed, Meyer won the national title with 21 of 22 Zook recruits starting for the team. Zook still wonders what might have happened if he had been able to survive longer than 21/2 years at UF. Would he have won a national title?
I don’t know,” he says, “but I sure would have liked to have had the opportunity to try.”
Spoken like a man who was Croom’d.
Zook just shakes his head.
“That’s my legacy to the profession,” he says. “I’m the first guy who had a FireTheCoach.com website. I had no chance. From the day I walked into the introductory press conference, I was fired.”
Bianchi has painted his masterpiece. A man can do great things when the threat of being banished to Seat 37F no longer looms large.