I was in too much of a celebratory mood last night to post, but I did want to share a few things that ran through my brain during and after yesterday’s extremely satisfying victory.
- As I watched Florida completely disintegrate during the last 150 seconds of the first half, I couldn’t help but think “hey, that’s the way we used to lose here” — you know, superficially in the game, but hanging in suspense, waiting for disaster to strike. I must say the shoe looks very good on the other foot.
- Just after my first thought came the realization that I just witnessed the ultimate “be careful what you wish for” moment for Florida fans. How you like AR15 now, Gates?
- Forget about scheduling or recruiting or travel time or whatever complaint you may have… after the pleasure of watching half of a stadium empty for the fourth quarter and the players’ (and Smart’s) postgame celebration with the fans, how can you pull this game out of Jacksonville? There is a special joy in wins at a neutral site against your heated rival that would, in my very humble opinion, be diminished in a different setting.