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A meteor game unlike any other

I know there was a lot of crazy shit that went down in college football yesterday, but I hope you didn’t deprive yourselves of the pleasure of watching the Florida-Tennessee game.

It wasn’t a classic nail-biter.  It wasn’t an epically bad game, like the 3-2 Auburn-Mississippi State game from a decade or so game.  It was simply a matchup of a mediocre team and a bad team that made things worse by self-destructing on a repeated basis.

Glorious, in other words.

Tennessee managed to turn the ball over six times and commit a safety because the running back chose not to follow his lead blocker.  Florida was no great shakes, but at least the Gators had enough sense not to piss on the fire that consumed the Vols.

Speaking of the Gators, a hat tip is due Dan Mullen for clearly not giving two shits about perception with this move.

Um, might want to rethink that take, SEC Mike.

On a night UT chose to honor its 1998 national championship team, complete with Fulmer lifting the trophy in triumph again, Jeremy Pruitt had to be wondering what he’d gotten himself into.  Here, he shows the kind of self control that would make Boom proud:

Gotta admire the professionalism of that assistant who kept grinding away on the white board, though.

The topper on the evening had to be the redshirt junior linebacker’s decision not to go back in the game when he was told to.  That ended well.

There’s a dumpster fire in Knoxville raging so hard right now I don’t think even Booch could come up with a catchy expression to salvage it.  In the meantime, this is what passes for an optimistic observation about the state of Tennessee football.

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UPDATE:  Well, now.

That seems kind of hard to square with the head dude’s account.  So, who blinks here?

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Can’t anybody play this meteor game right?

You know Tony Barnhart’s head is about to explode now.

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If you build it, we will come.

Dan Mullen does a little cart before the horse projecting:

Can’t wait for next year’s meeting with the AD.  “Sorry, boss, but we finished 7-5 because the fans didn’t show up.  Out of my hands…”  Yeah, that ought to work.

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Even advanced stats know what a meteor game looks like.

I about fell on the floor this morning when I saw Bill Connelly’s projection for the Florida – Tennessee game.

An Ohio State fan provides the perfect finish.

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Thursday morning buffet

All part of college football’s rich pageant:

  • Peak Grantham“While Colorado State is less of a challenge than the Wildcats, Todd Grantham saw some positive improvements from his defensive unit.”  Does that include the Fightin’ Bobos’ 38 minutes of possession?
  • “At various points in the past three seasons, each of the top three teams in this week’s Amway Coaches Poll have leaned on a true freshman…”
  • “NCAA announces it will require schools to pay for tuition, fees and books for basketball players who leave after at least two years and want to return to their same school to get undergraduate degree.”  Why at least two years there?  Why do you think?
  • Classy gesture, kids:  “The North Carolina football team is helping with relief efforts following the devastation of Hurricane Florence by donating per diem allotments…”
  • Per Dave Matter, Mizzou’s best receiver has been nursing a groin injury and its best defensive back suffered a concussion against Purdue.  (Both are expected to play Saturday.)
  • Missouri’s running game should expect to receive Georgia’s defense’s best shot.
  • Larry Scott is all pissy about that California judge’s tentative ruling that show-cause order provisions in the NCAA bylaws violate California law.

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Saddest meteor game ever

I saw some Internet chatter about it, so I had to investigate, and sure enough — Florida has returned part of its ticket allotment for the Tennessee game.

You can see ticket availability for the game here.

Empty seats in Neyland for Florida-Tennessee.  Man, how the mighty have fallen.

To be fair, I’m not sure I’d pay over a hundred bucks for those crappy seats even in better times.

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“What happens when a stoppable force meets a movable object?”

You get my kind of meteor game.

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UPDATE:  Your sizzling hot take, courtesy of Saturday Down South

This is the biggest Tennessee-Florida game in at least a decade.

(NARRATOR’S VOICE:  It’s not.)

I don’t care who wins, but I’ll be profoundly disappointed if either team looks good in the process.

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