Stadiums empty-Ground and Pound vs. the Spread

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  1. charlegator2
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    I would have traded 1-2 wins last year for the excitement of going to the stadium and knowing I could see a dynamic high flying offense with some special playmakers. Especially since 11-1 still left us out of Atlanta and in a bowl game no one cared about. 9-3 with some offense would probably have been more fun.
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    Not me, I like winning, especially if 1-2 less wins means a loss to FSU/LSU.

    I agree that last years offense was pretty boring, but if the trade off is a high flying offense with a bunch of turnovers or a High flying offense with a sieve for a defense, then no thanks. Its just as frustrating to have a defense that can't stop anybody or hold a lead.
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    I agree, people cut back in these times. Ya don't go out to dinner or lunch, etc. Florida I would think arn't getting the walk-ins like they use to.
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    Trade 1-2 wins for high powered offense? Are you insane? I can't believe some of the crap that people spew on here. The object is to win. 80-79 or 3-2, I don't care. Go Gators beat whoever. Win is everything.
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    No...just, no.
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    What in the
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    Sure, winning is the ultimate goal...but if you bore me while doing it, I'm going to change the channel or find something more interesting to do. That's the trade off.

    Its like watching a NASCAR race at Michigan, or a typical soccer game.
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    I love 3-2 kind of football games. Just riveting.
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    One problem that I can see is that in the OLD days... a defensive battle was FUN to watch because the defense could literally CRUSH the offensive players.

    Those old hits of WR's coming across the middle are STILL are best highlights from the past.

    Now, the rules are crippling the defenders and causing them to pull off of big hits.

    Thus... there will never again be one of those gladiator games where the crowd goes wild watching fun and crushing defense.

    AND... it was fun to then celebrate the sacks and big hits with exciting dances and team pile ups. Now they get flagged.

    I miss that FUN kind of old school defensive game.
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    Some folks just like style over substance ... what can you do?
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    I prefer a more offensive style and I think it fits better with Florida football. We are known for athleticism and speed and that makes us that much more excting.

    I think we will always be able to recruit defensive lineman so when Florida is winning, they can wreak havoc on the opposing qb.

    Don't get me wrong, I will cheer for Florida no matter what, but I prefer an offensive-minded coach.
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    1979 Alabama (12-0-0) Avg score: 31-6

    Passing: 112 att, 56 completions, 923 yards, 6 TDs, 7 INTs

    Rushing: 765 att, 3792 yards, 38 TDs

    383 total points
    306 points off touchdowns and XPs

    I saw this team dismantle our hapless team my freshman year. It never occurred to me that this steamroller Bear Bryant built was "boring."
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    Well I'd rather have a well playing team on all phases that loses a game or two more than a team with an anemic unit that gets all the bounces their way and lucks out with a better record that is probably a mirage. (Hypothetically speaking, of course).

    Playing well in all phases will lead to wins in the future, much more so than getting lucky will. It's the only thing that matters, everything else (wins, bowls, rankings, titles, etc) all come as a result.

    Essentially I'd trade one 11-1 season for the potential to have several more in the immediate future.
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    Maybe I'm the only one, but I enjoyed watching our team last year and never found myself to be bored.
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    Very well said...I agree completely. I especially agree because the style of offense the coaches want is predicated on all phases playing well.

    Having said that, I will always opt for a win over a loss. I don't buy into the idea that we learn more from losses than we do from wins.
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    Well, you'd run counter to just about every history professor and senior military officer around. When the military does After Action Reports, we spend 15 minutes on what we did well, and hours on what we did poorly.

    Bear Bryant also said that he learned far more from losses than wins.

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