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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by Chompsuey, May 14, 2014.
Sure. I own my house too. But I did not build it.
And remember Spurrier won the Heisman as well...
Florida's 2012 win over Texas A&M is the most important game of the post-Tebow era to date. We welcomed a good team to the conference by handing them a home loss and ultimately prevented them from winning the SEC West their first year in the conference.
Jeff Driskel Field @ Will Muschamp Stadium
We all know it will be called Urban Meyer Stadium veey soon
Upgrading stadiums is a fine idea if you can recoup the money in box fees or higher ticket prices. However, adding a lot more seats is just a bad idea:
Networks have over-exposed the sport so much that even bad teams in major conferences have their games on tv. Big screens are cheap.
The surging demand of the the last 25-30 years was fueled in part by Baby Boomers who were reaching peak earning potential and were in the 'high discretionary income' phase of life. Now the Boomers are retiring and the Gen X, Y and Millenials coming behind them have much tougher economic prospects.
Are you really going to sell out those seats when 3-4 games/year are against Middle Bunghole State?
You also have to question the cost of infrastructure. Sure you can add 10,000 more seats but where do you park 4,000 more cars?
In the early 80s UF invested massively in facilities and was state of the art. Now other schools are building and UF is reaching the 'mature' facility phase. Ask anyone who has bought more house than they can afford what it feels like: nice when you're showing off for the neighbors but suck when the bills come due.
Spurrier put the Gators on the map forever.
Wait, is that his new dream job???
A brief clip of Spurrier's playing days...
The major stadium renovations came before Timmy, so gotta give Steve the credit on that one.
Late '70's? No, sorry. There was Gator football before Spurrier, before Timmy, before Emmitt. We've ALL built that house, every player, every fan.
Spurrier did not play during the 70s. How many championships did the Gators earn before Spurrier? There was no "Swamp" pre-Spurrier.
I remember my first game I went to in 1991, the North end zone had just been completed, and I got to sit at the top of it. Although it was cool being waaaay up there, I'm glad I have never sat there again. Just so far away from the action.
I know Spurrier did not play in the '70s The video clip posted by a previous poster said he did, hell, I sat in that stadium in the late 70's as a student.
So, if you played and didn't win a championship you didn't help build the Gator program? We'll just have to disagree, I guess. Spurrier is BY far the most instrumental person in our success but not the only one and TO ME the Swamp is more than the name that Spurrier gave it.
And I was there.
I think the "late 70s" label on that video may be referring to the date the video was made, as SoS did not play for the 49ers in the late 70s either. I don't think this thread is so much about building the Gator program as it is about the Swamp (as compared to Kyle Field) and who we, as fans, would hyp0thetically name it after. And I'm certain that to many of us, the Swamp is more than the name SoS gave it, but this thread is about the name itself. If we were to name the Swamp after one key person in Gator football history, SoS seems to be the most appropriate. It appears that you agree with this.
Can we just say that these elite players were true Bull gators during their time in Gville
Not according to the conventional definition of "Bull Gator."
This is true Kumbaya