Pre-emptive "ESPN hates Florida" thread

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  1. born2beagator
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    I didn't expect them all to. But I was surprised no one had us getting to the championship game with all the love we have been getting from these same guys all year
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    Nesler and Dykes calling the Gator games this week couldn't say enough. Someone on the radio yesterday, maybe Cowherd, was also talking up the Gators. His guest, don't know who it was, was pointing out all the flaws and talked of other teams that struggled when their star was off. I yelled at the radio that the Gators are not about one star. Of course, I think it's always better to have something to prove (witness 2006 football championship game).
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    Go ahead and win it and they ll be on it with both hands, know what i mean b2b
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    Didn't take it that way at all. I wasn't listening closely, but what I did hear was one of the analysts say "What is Florida's weakness?" The other one said "I don't know. I haven't seen it yet. They are the toughest team in the country." They couldn't say enough about Wilbekin, the maturity and senior leadership on this team.

    Everybody here is way to sensitive about what ESPN says. I think you tune out the good stuff they say. We get plenty of respect.
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    My thread title was a bit facetious because some of our fans actually do think ESPN has an agenda against us. But I did find it weird that the entire ESPN panel has jumped back on the Michigan State bandwagon. I was sure at least Seth Greenberg was gonna pick us to win as he's been hyping us all year.
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    I laughed at that too.
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    I heard this for Michigan state when they picked their champ. Florida was kind of put on the backburner then
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    How is Michigan State tough? They can't even punch a table without breaking their weak little hands...Michigan State is soft, as seen by them totally breaking down and not functioning remotely when injured(unlike say..Florida).
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    Michigan St hadn't won back 2 back games since January before the Big 10 Tourney. They'd be lucky to make the Sweet 16. Michigan St love is just ridiculous

    Plus Florida has the easiest bracket of any team. I'd be surprised if they don't make the Final 4
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    The Michigan State thing surprised me, too. I personally thought Louisville looked much better if you were going to pick on the basis of the last week or so, which is exactly what the MSU pick seems like to me. I think they are very good. They have a legit scorer in Harris, a great point guard in Appling, one of the more versatile big in Payne, some solid shooters off the bench, and obviously one of the best March coaches in the country. But they were still pretty average even after getting Dawson and Payne back last month.

    Again, if I were going by last week, I think Louisville is as hot as anyone.
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    Jeez, they love Kansas over us. Kansas is a good team that could definitely beat the Gators, but I don't think they should be an overwhelming favorite to do so.
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    Listen to Vegas. Barring any significant injuries, we're winning it all. :cool:
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    Hmmm.. SVP just picked the Gators to win it all
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    Bruce Pearl and Jeff Goodman on ESPN also picked Michigan State. I know they're the trendy pick but it's getting kind of weird that the entire ESPN crew jumped on that bandwagon.
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    I have lost count of how many times that I have heard some variation of "I picked them before the season started, now that they are healthy, I'm picking them again"
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    Young will make Payne his B word. Book it o_O
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    No. They'd be working for Warren Buffett.
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    I think a lot of the analyst have Lousiville as the dark horse, remember they are last year's champion and they are blowing people out. I have no problem with them. We are only as good as our last game game now and the analysts That I heard last night said we deserved the number one seed in the tournament? now we have to prove it.

    One thing for sure, the south region is the toughest. look at the east region NC and Duke in Raliegh with two easy draws to the sweet sixteen, of course Ron Wellman AD. Of Weak Forest was tournament chairman, OMG. You would think the tournament number one seed would get draws like that. AD's and referees always trying to put their imprint on the outcomes!

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