Florida: A Basketball Powerhouse?

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  1. tcmba

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    Ok, you established that your'e not very good at math and that they had a rotten apple in the program. You've shown that their attendance was down in 2012. Not even the best program in the history of college basketball is perfect.
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    poking fun
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    Blue Blood or Powerhouse? A team can still be a Blue Blood without currently being a Powerhouse but I don't think a team needs to be a Blue Blood to be considered a Powerhouse.

    Blue Bloods are like families with old money and while they had to be Powerhouses at some point it isn't necessary for them to continue to be a Powerhouse year in, year out to still be considered a Blue Blood.

    By the same token, current non-Blue Blood Powerhouses are like the nouveau riche...they can become a Blue Blood but it takes time. In the meantime, they must remain a Powerhouse with few lapses until they finally reach Blue Blood status.
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    Is Syracuse not part of the blue blood community.?
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    No, they're not.
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    Sometimes I catch myself enjoying our success. Then I remember that we weren't good a long time ago and I quit being happy.
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    Is Syracuse history/ tradition not on par with maybe Kansas , IU ? I think they might. Just asking
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    This is a factor. Facility is not up to par with the historical gyms, or monster arenas of the powerhouses. The planned upgrades will change that I feel.
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    One early post on this thread mentioned the criteria I need to see before feeling that UF has passed into a *program* powerhouse: at least one coaching transition without missing much of a beat.

    Has Billy built something that will endure? Hopefully we'll answer yes...in ten or fifteen years. [wink]
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    Not in my book, not even close.
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    No not even really close
  13. GatorsGators

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    No, and it's not even close. Louisville's history is way better than Syracuse's as well.
  14. UF24ou14

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    Haha. I'm with you. After we won our two NCs in bball, I dwelled upon how bad we were under Don Devoe. Then I felt better because I quit being happy, too. The wise man, Pat Dooley, once said, "No one suffers winning like Florida fans."
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    3 nat champs
    5 final 4's
    4 elite 8
    7 sweet 16

    32 appearances NCAA .

    Yea you are probably right , not even close.

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