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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by twodaparty, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. twodaparty

    twodaparty GC Hall of Fame

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    The Rowdy Reptiles start a “Comeback Billy (clap, clap, clap, clap, clap)!” cheer or something to that effect when we name the court in his honor against Vandy.

    Anyone know if Billy D will be in attendance and address the crowd?
     
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  2. fda92045

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    As much as I'd love to see BD come (won't ever happen) I hope they do not. I want White out, but need to support the guy while he is here.
     
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  3. BA69MA72

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    I thought the idea was to schedule it during All-star weekend so he would be here
     
  4. ThunderGator

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    If he is not coming then it would be a huge disappointment.
     
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  5. rmonteag

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    Why name the court and him not be there...that would be AWKWARD...
     
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  6. akaGatorhoops

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    It would be more than awkward. It would be disgraceful.
    Our students are quite a bit smarter than this.... or so I’m told.
     
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  7. WESGATORS

    WESGATORS Moderator VIP Member

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    I think fda's saying he doesn't think Billy would come back to coach; he'll be there for the court ceremony.

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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  8. fda92045

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    Yeah I meant come back to coach. I leave out words sometimes.
     
  9. ThunderGator

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    Ohhh. Oops. Agreed. He has moved on to bigger and better things. It will be nice to see him back in the dome one more time for the ceremony though.
     
  10. tegator80

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    How about...

     
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  11. bgator85

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    I hope that doesn't happen. Also hope the game is not a struggle, because then I could see it getting rather awkward. There would be a lot of camera reaction shots of BD, fans getting restless, etc. I like White, certainly don't think he deserves to be embarrassed in anyway.
     
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  12. wingtee

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    I can’t believe that this would even think about happening (fans booing ,etc..). But at UF if has and will. Our fans have booed for much less. It would embarrass BD and make Coach white feel like chit.
    Yeah we are gonna screw this up!
     
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  13. maxgator

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    So you want him booed??
     
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  14. tegator80

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    I was there!
     
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  15. BLING

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    Love BD but I'm not a fan of the court naming. Either he had to be here coaching another 10 years and you honor him as an old man in his final years coaching, or even do it AFTER he's retired. It's stupid to do it a few years after he leaves, when he's an active coach with many years left. It can only lead to "awkward" moments. Maybe this is the only awkward moment (i.e. he never again returns to college ball), but it's just a bad look. I guess it's really White's fault though, if he were actually having success I probably wouldn't be thinking "how awkward is this?". But I'd still see it as a bit weird, just because the guy is still relatively young and there is always potential for him to go back to college somewhere sometime.
     
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  16. 33hoop

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    It wouldn’t be the appropriate time to show your displeasure with White. Hopefully it will be a respectful showing of gratitude to Donovan that all can enjoy. I’m sure White will be participating in the celebration for Donovan as well. White is a high character guy and deserves to be shown respect even if some of us don’t like his coaching.
     
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  17. twodaparty

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    I agree with this but I do think it’s a legitimate concern. The Rowdy Reptiles are a passionate bunch and have to be extremely disappointed given the team they thought they’d be cheering on this season. They have brought it each game from what I’ve heard on television but our team certainly hasn’t matched their intensity.
     
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  18. jmac83

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    Anyone who does that should walk into the arena with a sign reading "I am the epitome of douchehood" hanging from his/her neck.
     
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  19. tundragator

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    It’s about BD and his accomplishments at UF, which are significant. Focus will be on him and not the current coach. It is intended to be celebration.
     
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  20. gatordd

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    No way they ruin Billy's moment by doing that.
     
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