Just gettin that kinda feeling...

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    CWalk is going to give this squad that "it" factor. Athletic freak. Monster dunks. Shot blocking. Length. Just what the doctor ordered. We are about to become a whole new level of nasty. Perfect timing for the deep NCAA run. Nobody wants to see UF in the tournament. No one.
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    I had a special feeling about this team before he came. Now my expectations are championship, and I'll be disappointed if we don't get one.
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    I'll be happy with a final four appearance.
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    And so it begins...
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    with a team full of seniors? Not me. I don't just want an "appearance"
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    failing to see what is wrong with this post. Sure a final four appearance is an accomplishment, but it doesn't bring any hardware home.

    I don't see anything wrong with fans having high expectations. Its not like I am going to rip the team if they don't win it all. Will I be disappointed? Sure. Because i feel like this team is one of the few with the best chance.
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    Of course I want an NC, but remember we barely beat Auburn, BamA, FSU at home and Arkansas. How does that compare with the resume of Syracuse or Zona?

    Having said that, I like to think that we turned a corner with the UT game and that C-Walk with further separate us.
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    A voice of reason is in order. I'm not going to spend too much effort trying to talk sense into Gator fans, but championship expectations are kind of crazy. Even with the CW release, we face (at best) something like 5-1 odds. The tourney is a crazy animal. Anything can happen in one given game.

    Be excited Gator nation. Be very excited! And try to enjoy the ride. But leave the NC expectations at home.
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    because the expectations of fans on a message board have so much to do with the team's performance. My point is, back off with the finger wagging at other posters
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    Oh, I understand that unrealistic expectations of the fans do not typically influence a team's performance. I'm just attempting to encourage a small dose of perspective. Do you think the Gators' odds of winning the NC are better than 5-1? And if not, why would you "expect" a NC?
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    because this team is one of the few that I think has almost all the pieces you need to win, plus the experience to go with it.

    there is nothing unrealistic about championship expectations with a team like this.
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    BTW - as of Monday, the Gators were at 10-1. That will improve a little with the freeing of CW. It's not likely, however, to reach 5-1, unless the Gators go on a huge tear. Look, I'm not trying to be gloomy; just realistic.
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    I don't care about odds. I'm going by what I see on the court.
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    Assuming your expectations are bolstered by the recent news, you haven't seen the way that he contributes to the current team on the court. Again, I'm not saying not to be excited, but to "expect" a NC is likely a matter of emotion. We are entering the heart of the conference season and the Gators will face some tough tasks. Beyond that will be nothing more than guess work. I just don't understand what anyone can/should "expect."
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    To expect nothing less than a NC is foolishness.
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    I don't know if Syracuse is really blowing too many people out, they seem to be offensively challenged at times. They were in a battle at Miami and at BC. That tends to happen on the road in conference play.
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    And as of Monday, they face 8/1 odds to win it all. That's better than UF's odds. Should they be laying claim to the NC before a single tourney game is played? What about Mich St? Kansas? Zona? Michigan? There are plenty of teams that will be in the mix when it's all said and done. I didn't even mention Wichita St. or L'ville and there will likely be a new Cinderella team that gets hot and knocks off a couple of favorites along the way.
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    I just don't get people that can't enjoy the moment of a good season and have to ruin it with lofty expectations that are not fair.
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    Claiming title or bust with the insanity and unpredictability of the tourney is nuts man. We have the group that CAN do it, but so do 10-12 other teams.
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    Does this team have championship potential? Absolutely! Did I start looking for final four tickets last week...Yes! Do I expect a championship? No. That would be insane. Expecting a championship, given the nature of the tournament and the parity in college basketball today, is downright foolish.
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