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Article by Carlos Alvarez re: his thoughts

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by geauxgator1, Nov 15, 2013.

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    Great column by a great Gator. "That is what makes the Gator Nation great." Amen.
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    What a very good article and a positive perspective.
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    great stuff
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    Thanks for posting this. Great story and great perspective.
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    Dead on, Carlos!!
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    I don't post very often but that is an AWESOME article !!! GO GATORS
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    Great article indeed!
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    Thanks Mr. Alvarez. You are truly a GREAT Gator as well as a Gator Great.
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    Excellent! Should be required reading.
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    Should shame the hell out of a lot of fickle, fair weather folks, but probably won't.
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    Their conspicuous absence in this thread kinda tells me it does.:yes:
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    Thank you Carlos! I was in the stands that day against Houston when you and the "Super Sophs" started making history. It was the first home game I ever attended at UF and turned me into an instant believer! We need more positive articles like this from Gators like you! Again….thanks for a terrific perspective on this season and on how we should handle ourselves as fans!
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    As a young boy growing up not 5 block away from Florida Field, I remember my dad throwing footballs to me in the front yard. All the while I was pretending to be Carlos Alvarez. Thanks Carlos for your excellent perspective.
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    I was there in my first game in 1969 at the Houston game too, and though I was about 4, I still remember that long pass play on the first TD from Reaves to Alvarez coming right at me in the north endzone.

    I only remember flashes of that game and day, but I still remember. My late dad and late next door neighbor took me down with them that day. I still remember them wearing dress shirts and ties. lol

    Oh wait, was I one of those "fair weathered fans" who wasn't supposed to be in this thread? :wink:
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    Great stuff, from a great Gator, I was just a kid as well then, but I'll never Forget the Reaves to Alvarez connection. That was the backyard play, over and over ;)

    Perspective, like Alvarez discusses, is unfortunately lost on so many now.
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    I am ready to run through a wall right now, after reading that. I wish I could be at the game tonight, screaming my head off in support of our boys!
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    There's still room for you on this side if you choose to return:)
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    The boom & doom crowd will point to the fact they only won 17-15. :( and that we had a inept offense that game. :)
    Great article!! Time to copy and paste link whenever the energy turns bad in any given thread. Maybe this article will have the same effect as garlic does on vampires. Post this article and scare away the negative posters.
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    They should pump that speech into every class room, everyday from now to FSU. Win or lose, let's make the Swamp sound like '93, '95, '97!

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