Jared Bridges from TruePravda has drawn first blood here with his Gator Hater Week 2005 post. I knew he would something like this and I am only sorry that he beat me to the punch. I feel like I have let down the GatorNation by letting him get the first post up. I find myself now having to do a bit of come from behind trash talking, but I am up to the challenge.
This is one of those classic rivalries where you must choose sides. There can be no waffling, fence sitting or indecision. This is good vs. evil, the good guys vs. the bad guys, Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader, the light side vs. the dark side. You cannot stand in the middle of the battlefield on this one wondering which side to choose for you will most certainly get shot by both sides. So, I am calling on all college football fans everywhere to show your support for the Gators.
Sadly, Jared speaks of Tinnissee fans hatred for America's team, the Florida Gators. He is apparently unaware of the great love and affection the people of this great nation have for the Gators, and the disdain they have for the
Voles Vols. Apparently, Jared and other Tennesse fans are wrestling with which percentage of hatred to ascribe to the Gators and which to give to Alabama. Apparently, 30% of their hatred has now been transferred to Alabama.
We Gators don't hate Tinnissee, rather like Clubber Lang said of Rocky, we pity them as they enter the swamp this year. Yet, with pity comes disdain and we have the unique ability to remain fully focused in our disdain for UTinn, knowing that we will be able to call on our reserves to remain equally disdainful later in the year for our other rivals, like JawJa and FSWho.
So please, whoever you are, wherever you are, prepare yourself to support America's team this Saturday at 8:00pm (on CBS) as Tinnissee travels to the SWAMP (aka best football stadium in America) to do battle with the mighty Gators. Do whatever you have to do to watch this game - reschedule the surgery, postpone the wedding a few hours, TIVO those silly little John Roberts hearings (I am sure Judge Roberts would rather be watching this game anyway), in other words, rearrange whatever plans you have to cheer on our Gators!