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Are Gator fans spoiled?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ThePlayer, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. hoyt233

    hoyt233 GC Hall of Fame

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    The same ones that only turn up on a game thread when we are losing and disappear when we start winning.
     
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  2. themistocles

    themistocles Premium Member

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    The very concept of Spoiled, is kinda silly. Pampered, Separated from Reality (much like many University Professors and CEOs), etc., are better terms to convey the meaning of Felling Special and Above Others.

    However, Spoiled, like old fruit
    , at best, only rarely fits anything dealing with Humans.
     
  3. ThePlayer

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    Your post reminded me of what a Gator fan once said when Spurrier went to S Carolina.
    She said "it feels like your husband of 25 years ran off with check-out girl at Piggly Wiggly." :oops:
     
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  4. gatorgrad92

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    Spoiled? What the hell has happened over the last decade that would lead to us being spoiled???
     
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  5. paidinfull

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    Maybe he meant to talk about baseball, not football.
     
  6. swampgas44

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  7. og8trz

    og8trz VIP Member

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    I get tired of hearing this garbage as though it is unique to UF fans. Does anyone remember the confrontational F$U fan verbally assaulting Jimbo, or the F$U fans demanding Warden Bowden resign when he traced senility?!

    John Wooden once told me after he had won 7 straight NCAA basketball titles & lost to NC ST. The next year UCLA won again & a long time Bruins fan came up & said, “You sure let us down last year, but WE did it this year!”

    In other words, YOU lost, but WE won! Fickle fans are not confined to those wearing orange & blue.

    I don’t even think it is a bad thing because if you tolerate mediocrity, you end up like UGA before Smart.
     
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  8. MtownGator

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    Wouldn't want it any other way.
     
  9. gatorgrad92

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    Oh yea...I'd forgotten about those.
     
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  10. DieAGator

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    Eight years of kaka.
     
  11. ThePlayer

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    Not just Obama?
     
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  12. wargunfan

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    Inside your head.
    Spoiled? I would say arrogant, entitled and delusional is more accurate. That doesn't apply to everyone but too many Gator football fans continue to live in the past and think they have a natural right to the top of the SEC. The truth is that UF has not earned the right to brag about the product either on or off the field. What I'm saying is that for the last ten years or so the Walk hasn't matched the Talk. I get tired of listening to some Gator fans run down other programs (the exception being Georgia; they've earned it) when what we should be doing is taking a long look in the mirror. I'm proud to be a Gator fan but I'm not proud of an eight year run of substandard coaches, second rate facilities, player suspensions and disappointment on the field. You have to earn the right to think your team belongs with the elite programs. Let's hope that in the next few years the swagger returns to Gator Nation but only because we deserve it.
     
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  13. tencz60

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    The day is coming when we Gator's will Bust Bama's Butt and a new era will begin . Mark my words . We have a fine Coach and a great AD .!! Go GATOR'S
    BTW : Spoiled is a state of mind . Yes ! We are and should be . We are Gator's .
     
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  14. RayGator

    RayGator Moderator VIP Member

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    No. Gators are not spoiled.
     
  15. bullwhip

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    That is what was said by a UF student who transferred out because of fan base arrogance at a school that goes through more coaches than about anywhere else.
     
  16. Bazza

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    How much longer until football starts back up?

    :emoji_thinking::emoji_thinking::emoji_thinking:
     
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  17. kryptonite

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    I find it interesting that a writer who writes about a 100 words per week and has almost no sources in the football program despite living in Gainseville and has a cushy job at the newspaper with seemingly lifelong tenure, calls out the UF fan base who is supposed to be his readership for having unrealistic expectations.
     
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  18. NOLAGATOR

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    I remember, "wait till next year!"

    Charlie Pell made us winners.

    SOS took US to a new level.

    Meyer and Tebow spoiled us.

    And now it feels like we may be BACK.
     
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  19. swampbabe

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    You really need to up your troll game
     
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  20. Noah_Brindise

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    He's just carrying water for Spurrier and Urban with their sob stories about the "pressure of the job" and whatnot. Dooley lives in a bubble where Gator fans forced Spurrier to step down in 2001 and directly caused Urban's health issues. That's his entire perspective on the topic.
     
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