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How UcheaT Views the Gator Game,?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by doctorg8r, May 22, 2024.

  1. DieAGator

    DieAGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I believe the 96 game was at UT when Spurrier went for it on 4th and 10, Danny to Reidel for a TD? Ballz.
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  2. ajoseph

    ajoseph Premium Member

    Jan 15, 2008
    ‘96. The game was super-hyped because of the way we won in 95.
  3. Crusher

    Crusher GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 19, 2007
    Yep in 1995. In 1996 the Gators exploded in the first half...I think it was 31-6 at the half or something of that nature.
  4. Gatordad699

    Gatordad699 Sophomore

    Apr 30, 2007
    The really interesting thing is SOS on that first drive. UT was playing an extra DB like Neb did in 95 against UF. It was the end of SOS’s O. UF ran the ball into the space voided by removing a LB for the extra DB. The 4th down play was run right into the spot the extra DB would have been in but UT had taken him out because SOS was running the ball.

    I was on the USS Tennessee SSBN 734 at the time. Our CO did the coin toss. The whole crew were UT fans. They were very unhappy with me after the game.
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  5. Ahab

    Ahab GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    1996 was 35-29 Gators. We were up 35-6 at half and had to hold on at the end. One of those years when UT insisted they were the better team but unfortunately had lost the actual game.
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  6. Crusher

    Crusher GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 19, 2007
    That was 1997....Peytie Pie couldn't even beat a Doug Johnson led team.
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  7. tommyvee

    tommyvee GC Hall of Fame

    May 16, 2007
    Love it!
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  8. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    35 - 7 at halftime baby! In Knoxville.
    I was in Georgia hunting and Freaking "Larry Munson" was calling the bulldogs game (yes I was listning) and he reported the score at halftime
    and I will never forget Munson said: 35 - 7? That can't be! Someone check that score. I was just - LOL LOL LOL

    I hated Munson ever since 1980.
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  9. revgator

    revgator All American

    Apr 3, 2007
    Larry and his wife were members of the church I served for a while. Sometimes he would sneak up behind me, and whisper, “Run Lindsey, run!” All in fun. He also agreed to narrate a video of our church bowling league for our annual church conference. He did it like he was calling a uga game. (“…get the picture!”) He was actually a good guy. Please don’t misinterpret what I’m saying. I still hate uga with a deep passion; and I absolutely love it when they lose…in any sport. I’ll always have a soft spot in my heart for Larry, though.
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  10. Gatorhead

    Gatorhead GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007

    Great story rev - thank you for sharing! And I don't (or didn't) hate Larry, obviously, he just rooted for the wrong team!
    Hope you gave Larry back as much as you took. You know the guy was not to happy to see SOS come around (LOL).

    He did have a rather interesting "voice", I wouldn't have traded him for Mick Huber in a milion years though!

    Oh and, (yes I know every Gator that ever lived was at the 1980 game)
    but I REALLY WAS! Ugh

    Here is what BURNED me about Larry - He was always referring to us Gators as: "Them People" - LOL

    It was always in good fun, back in the days when college football was fun, I am not so sure about that anymore.

    Anyway - Happy Memorial Day fellow Gator!
  11. DieAGator

    DieAGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    Yes, remember them with the ball and decent field position with minutes remaining only needing a “lucky” score to take the lead. Dis not work out for them. Good job D
  12. murphree_hall

    murphree_hall VIP Member

    Jul 11, 2019
    Ummm... yes it does get better than Bama vs Tennessee.
  13. gatorranger7

    gatorranger7 All American

    Jun 8, 2007
    4th & 11, actually.

    I was privileged to be there for that.
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  14. gator34654

    gator34654 GC Hall of Fame

    Jun 5, 2007
    I believe the Miami game is the key barometer going forward. It's a home game and imo a must win game to calm down any negative feelings from fans and press due to the last few years of ineptitude. Whichever team loses that game I believe the noise will be up the roof. Win this game and I believe the confidence level of this team will carry them to a winning season. Both teams imo knows what's at stake for this first game.
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  15. sierragator

    sierragator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 8, 2007
    So was I.
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  16. gtr2x

    gtr2x GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 21, 2007
    You're a better man than me. About the second time he whispered in my ear would be it.

    I USED TO HAVE a Cane friend that called me up to commiserate after Gator losses. :rolleyes:
  17. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2007
    One of many of “those years”, if I re all correctly.
  18. AgingGator

    AgingGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 24, 2007
    Sometimes you don’t know whether to laugh or cry!
  19. doctorg8r

    doctorg8r GC Hall of Fame

    Dec 11, 2018
    I agree, Florida has to win that first game, and keep the foot on the accelerator. Scoring points and a good record this fall will shut up the riff-raff!!!
  20. DieAGator

    DieAGator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    me as well. Recall the play that the ball popped out of a Tenn player’s hands into ours and about 4 of our defenders ran together into the end zone for another TD. So good.
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