Normally, I try to stay objective on this site and in these articles. But with my editor’s blessing, I’m going first person with this one. This year has sucked as a Gators fan. I cringe every time we’re on offense. The Cocktail Party looked like a boring affair, between two neutered teams, that I’ve been dreading having to watch. Until I saw this video.
Watching Mark Richt and Aaron Murray dance in weird ways. Looking at some goober with afro puffs in a cowboy hat. Watching that damn dog do pushups, knowing I will be barked at 50,000 times this week while walking around Atlanta. Hearing Buck Belue relive “Run, Lindsay, Run!” everyday on the radio. A fire was lit.
It’s Hate Week, and to borrow a phrase from a similarly heated rivalry: “to hate like this is to be happy forever.” Watch this video. Watch it again. And then again. We’re playing for pride. It’s bragging rights.
Get up for this one, Gators. This is now our season.