Well, yesterday started out in grand fashion with ESPN’s Game Day in Gainesville. For once, Lee Corso put on the correct mascot head. And then he pulled out a little Gator, dressed in orange and blue. Herbstreit almost had a heart attack when he figured out it was NOT a rubber gator, it was real! (The juvenile white gator is leucistic animal, not an albino…I’ve seen one at the Houston Zoo). In any case, it was very cool!
The Gators proceeded to play one of the most bizarre first halves of ball I’ve ever seen….21 points on takeaways, while gaining only 29 yards during the half. And the officiating!!!! Suffice it to say that I’m not the only one who thought “SUCKED” is a mild term for the officiating. Here’s Coach Boom at the half-time interview (with a friendly reporter):
That’s going to be a t-shirt, for sure, and a Will Muschamp signature. Forever.
The team played lights out during the 3rd quarter, and by the end of the game, had once again put up more points in the second half (23) than they had during the first half (21). 44 – 11, good guys. Sorry Steve, you got owned.
It’s 24 hours after kick-off, and I’m still amped up by the game, and this season. It’s been a hell of a ride. And next Saturday, well….
Love it…..we are already in the Leg Humpers’ heads (check out the comments).
~ Blonde Gator
(photo 1 from the Gainesville Sun)