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Washington Post Insults the Gators

(Originally from the Pensito Review)  Only Florida fans know just how insulting this one is:

picture-11The Florida State Gators?  Seriously?  Four national titles in BCS Football and NCAA Basketball in less than four years and we are the Florida State Gators?  I’d say someone is spending too much time inside the Beltway.

Here’s to hoping Bob Graham made a few calls to his nephew on that one…

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Atlanta Sports Columnist Downplays Move of FL-GA Game

Perhaps it will be the lure of golf on St. Simon’s Island that keeps the Florida-Georgia game in Jacksonville

Given the way the rivalry has turned against their team, you might guess Georgia fans would be ripe for any break in the routine. You’d be wrong. The trek to Jacksonville has become such a part of the UGA experience that the school schedules no classes the Friday before the given Saturday. A day trip to Fulton County wouldn’t quite match the experience of a three- or four-day fall break (with golf at St. Simons, long a Bulldog stronghold, included).

Sixteen times since 1989, the hated Gators have marred a Georgia season. That said, Bulldog backers will give up their autumnal sojourn only when somebody pries a 7-iron from their cold dead fingers. As much as those folks want their team to win, they want their R&R even more.

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Tebow’s Speech Immortalized

The speech heard around the NCAA.  Now outside the football facility at Florida Field.

Football will be here soon!

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Atlanta Looks to Steal Florida-Georgia Game

From First Coast News:

A River City tradition for more than 80 years, the Florida-Georgia game is only locked in Jacksonville through 2010. The City of Atlanta says it wants to be the next host.

The Atlanta Sports Council has announced its plans to talk with the University of Florida and the University of Georgia about moving the annual rivalry north.

Considered a neutral site, Jacksonville has hosted the game every years since the 1930s.

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Watch your tongue, boy!

Now I realize that this blog is devoted to the discussion of politics as it relates to Jacksonville and Florida as a whole; however, there are always moments for occasional deviation.   Today’s comments by Tennessee’s new football coach are the perfect example of when we might deviate…

Memo to Lane Kiffin:  Watch your tongue!

After calling Urban Meyer a “cheater” in an address to Volunteer fans this morning, Kiffin bowed to Florida Athletic Director Jeremy Foley’s demands this afternoon that he issue an immediate apology.

Apology accepted, Lane.  If you’re still around, we’ll continue this conversation on Sept 19.  The coach who actually has a track record to stand on will save up a few timeouts for the end of the game.  Just for you.  See you then.

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Sen. Coburn & Sen. Nelson Perform “Rocketman”

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) lost his bet to Florida Senator Bill Nelson over the BCS National Championship Game. Today was the day to pay up, and he did. Don’t miss the two Senator’s forever destroying Elton John’s mega-hit “Rocketman.”

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Congratulations, Gators

Slight detour from politics. Congratulations, Florida Gators. 3rd National Championship in Football.

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Ray Sansom’s problem

We think we’ve finally figured out Ray Sansom’s problem.  As part of the special legislative session to address Florida’s $2.3 billion budget chasm, he has scheduled a key budget debate for the full House to begin at 3 p.m. on Jan. 8.  The University of Florida plays Oklahoma for college football’s national championship in Miami that night. 

With posting names like gatorblue and g8rluvr, and Sansom being a Florida State grad, I guess it’s not surprising we would find that to be his problem, is it?

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