Now that the season is over I had some thoughts on the home game experience I thought I would share. As a loooong-time season ticket holder I would love to hear from others on the game experience these days compared to the past and compared to other venues. Let’s skip the product on the floor because, let’s face it, that’s sometimes great and sometimes worthless (especially earlier this season). Let’s talk pre game. When I got there on Saturday (way earlier than I meant to) they were running the UT/AUB game on the big screens. I was thrilled. I thought I had some nice entertainment while I kill 55 minutes. The Kitties were on the floor and the Gators in the locker room. But then they killed the feed and started rotating nonsense. Why? They must have had the license to run the game. Why not do that? Here comes the Gators (when the gators enter the floor for the last time before the game)is pretty good. They play here I come and the fans are into it and the rowdies hold the sign. I think it’s a nice tradition and I hope they keep it. The intro is a big mess to me. It is inconsistent, it doesn’t flow, it’s loud and obnoxious and contains no traditional stuff. You can barely understand the stuff the guy says about protecting the dome and, quite frankly, I find it embarrassing. I have heard many opposing fans make fun of it. I love the laser light thing they do on the floor but the rest is terrible (to me). In the BD era when you hear U2 play you got goose bumps (even if you didn’t like the song). It was short and it was powerful. I just wish we could get this fixed. The in game music is hit or miss. Some of the traditional stuff is great. Thunder, Ozzy, some current hip hop (finally), etc. but what are they thinking when they start playing (crud, I forgot the songs) old melodic stuff. Why calm the crowd? They really play some silly stuff sometimes. I feel that they could really use some help on the music. I have to give the music guys props on one thing though. They did a marvelous job of killing the Go Big Blue chant. Bravo for that. Every time the kitty fans got started they killed it with music.at the 11 second mark I thought the chant was about to get out of control and, the next thing you know, a loud something or another came out of the PA system and shut it down. I don’t even know what they were playing but it was loud and and obnoxious and it shut them down. If you run to the bathroom they used to play Mick. Now they play music. Why no Mick? They do it at the football games and they used to do it at the basketball games. Replays. I could rant and rant on replays. They love running random highlights that they call replays. That’s great. But they rarely run replays of a controversial play or call. Are you kidding me?? That’s the only reason I want those big screens in the venue. Run the replay! They so rarely run the right replay that a group of us have a running bet in the stands on it. At least we find ways to laugh at the ineptitude here. Again, run the right replay after a play. Finally, for the tv audience, flip the cameras. I am shocked at the unwillingness to spend this money. It will help sell the tv product it will help sell tickets (who wouldn’t want to go to a game if all they see is the rowdies) it will help with recruiting (who doesn’t want to play in front of a crowd like that). Come on. Flip the cameras. Looking forward to other opinions. Go Gators.