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1984 National Champions!

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by fortunateson, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. fortunateson

    fortunateson Sophomore

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    I read today where the NY Times and The Sporting News voted us a Natty in 1984!

    I say we count it....since Bama counts a NC voted on by the Birmingham News and UCF self proclaims!

    Time for a banner at BHGS and T-shirts for all!

    Discuss!


    p.s. I'm only semi-serious but, hey, it's the off-season
     
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  2. incoldblood

    incoldblood All American

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    You must be pretty new to this Gators thing.
     
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  3. Jayhovah

    Jayhovah GC Legend

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    ...................I would be in for a reasonably priced '84 National Champs t shirt.
     
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  4. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Psycho Mod and Cook Shack Chef Moderator VIP Member

    Maybe we can charter a couple of busses and wave our "1984 National Champions" banners around the UCF campus. :D
     
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  5. Skink

    Skink GC Hall of Fame

    Did UCF even have a football team in 1984?
     
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  6. gatorcloud

    gatorcloud VIP Member

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    I dont need a tshirt or a trophy to affirm to me we were one of the best teams in the nation that year.
     
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  7. fortunateson

    fortunateson Sophomore

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    Yeah....I've only been watching Gator football since 1959! And you.....?

    Post was meant to be humor/satire...guess you missed it
     
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  8. thale410

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  9. WhattaGator

    WhattaGator Psycho Mod and Cook Shack Chef Moderator VIP Member

    I dunno..... Did they ever win a National Championship? :D
     
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  10. 1oldgator

    1oldgator GC Legend

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    The Gators being 1984 NC makes as much sense as BYU, a team that played one team the entire season with a winning record and that was Air Force then took on a power house 6-5 Michigan team in the Holiday Bowl...... quite possibly the biggest joke ever for a national title, it ranks up there with the talk of UCF and their undefeated season somehow deserving a Natty.
     
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  11. DoctorGator

    DoctorGator GC Hall of Fame

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    Frank Broyles, the ABC Color Man with Keith Jackson that year said that we would beat any team in the country by 2-3 touchdowns. I agree. I still rank that team third best Gator team of all time behind the 1996 and 2008 NC teams.
     
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  12. Gatorrick22

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    Just barely, it was division IAA I believe... or something like that. They started playing football around 1979.
     
  13. StrangeGator

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    By mid season, that might have been an even better team than '96 and '06. Definitely the most physically imposing UF team of all time. The success rate of those players in the NFL may be unmatched in UF history.
     
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  14. incoldblood

    incoldblood All American

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    Well I was at the 1984 games. If you were around then seems like this wouldn’t suddenly be news. That was my only point. But, you are correct that by using bama counting methods we do have four titles.
     
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  15. TrueGator

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    No.
     
  16. CadGator

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    Quite possibly the best team we ever had.
    We literally would impose our will on opponents.
    That O-line!
     
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  18. joek1121

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    22 publications gave us the natty. I'm making shirts and will post link in 2 weeks.
     
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  19. GolphinGator

    GolphinGator GC Hall of Fame

    Also won the SEC Championship.
     
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  20. Swamp_of_Gators

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    That 84 Gator team would have skull dragged the 84 BYU team around the field for 3 hours.
     
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