GATORS VS. CANES: THE AFTERMATH:
It’s entirely too hot to play football the state of Florida for about 11 months out of the year. It was ridiculous. Normally I will sit under a makeshift tent fighting off sunburn and fire ants in a weird parking lot, while eating various tubed meats and drinking sub-par beer, while waiting for kick off. This time I hung out in the plush confines of the Waldorf Astoria Hilton bonnet creek complex eating filet mignon sliders and polenta fries. Good call on my part. Then, at about 4:30, a bunch of us piled in the car-drove to the game, had a parking space about 8 feet from the stadium, walked in, and were seated 45 minutes before kick-off. Sure I was in a mild sweat (okay, I could’ve worn 8 shirts during the game), but once the sun went down it was all good.
Well, except for the play of both teams.
Sure, the Gators won, but it was sloppy and it was ugly. I’m not sure I like my quarterback, but a win against a rival like the Miami Hurricanes is still something I will take all day long. The reason the game seemed so sloppy was that both teams could have used that extra week of practice. The penalties and the mental mistakes made it incredibly obvious. I mean think about it, the rest of the teams In college football are going to get another week of practice. I don’t think either team of our teams were ready.
I do think the Miami Hurricanes have found their head coach as well as the quarterback of the future, and I’m really happy we don’t have to see them in battle again for five years. That being said, we won fair and square. Of course, it could have been worse for the Canes, but we tried our darnedest to give them hell away. Good luck the rest of the way, and I can’t wait to see the Gator logo shaved into Toast's back hair.