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(TAF)After a Decade of Sustained Success, the Gators' Dynasty continues to be underestimated

Discussion in 'Alligator Alley (other sports)' started by gatorjjh, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Why The Tone of Surprise?
    After a Decade of Sustained Success, the Gators' Dynasty continues to be underestimated, And they keep Collecting Titles.
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    Dynasties are hard to root for. Competitors and rival fanbases, are envious of their seemingly never-ending success. Even setting allegiances aside, they are flat out boring. Who wants a predictable outcome from a world of infinite possibilities?

    A dynasty is like a monster truck barreling down city streets, flattening underdogs, demolishing Cinderella stories, eradicating the element of surprise. Cheering such dominance is like rooting for Darth Vader, or Voldemort. Villains are supposed to be worthy adversaries, not the ultimate victors. Seeing them actually win (and win repeatedly) would be soul crushing.

    When you are the dynasty, though, it is hard to understand how anyone picks against sustained greatness. It is baffling, almost frustrating, how the slightest speed bump is a sign of impending demise in the eyes of prognosticators and those wishing to upend the establishment.

    That is all Florida head coach Mike Holloway heard this season, and the chatter amplified ahead of last weekend’s NCAA Indoor Championships.
    Why The Tone of Surprise?
    Why The Tone of Surprise?
     
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  2. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey Premium Member

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    Really good article. Makes it sound like it wasn’t a given going in, that UF had detractors and dismissers....but we showed otherwise. And with a vengeance!
     
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