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What's Your Greatest Gator Moment?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by CadGator, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. CadGator

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    This is mine. First time I cried happy tears being a Gator. Took 17 years.
    There were so many great and memorable moments later but this one was the first truly joyful one.

     
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  2. rpmGator

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    Auburn at our place with Bo Jackson

    Not only dig Bo get shut down but Neil Anderson broke loose in the second half

    We were sitting in the end zone with a Florida flag in front of us and Neil spotted it and put it into high gear

    Didn’t think he was going to slow down so I reached to slow him and he liked to tore my arm off with a high five

    That play was on the old highlight show and they always stopped just before the high five

    They later made lifetime memories like this one a celebration penalty and fans were excluded
     
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  3. intimigator1

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    Beating Georgia at Athens and the Dawg fan screaming his "love" for Spurrier!
     
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  4. themistocles

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    1 - When Passer, Runner, Punter & FG Kicker SOS kicked that last minute FG to edge Georgia (You do realize that Felipe Franks can do all those things too.)

    2 - When Emmit Smith, in his 2nd game, ran for over 200 yds in Tuscaloosa.
     
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  5. ApexNC

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    That one ranks right up there for me. It was my first WLOCP in person. I was a sophomore at UF. That one is very close to 52-20 for me.
     
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  6. gatorbogey

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    Mine too! Lots of happy gator tears shred that day!

    That goal line stand...right there in front of the gator student section. It was absolute bedlam. But after the bomb, omg! The mass flow of the crowd was such I think I moved 3 rows....
     
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  7. WARRIORG8R

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    No question, 52 - 20. I was sitting on the floor of a motel room in Baton Rouge, crying. I was in the middle of moving to Dallas for work, and on my way out there. I remember thinking, “I can die in peace, the Gators are National Champions, and the Braves have won a World Series”. Sports meant a lot more back then...
     
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  8. GatorSean

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    He did that against Auburn, not uga.
     
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  9. CadGator

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    When Georgia got down to the 3 yard line I started getting real sick to my stomach. It was a feeling I was all too familiar with and then the stand and the bomb.
    OMG doesn't fully cover what it felt like.
    Kept looking at the TV watching replays to make sure I wasn't imagining it or that it wasn't coming back.
    Great Moment!!!
     
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  10. ajoseph

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    For me, the 2006 Cock Block. We were at the game in a reunion of sorts with my best of friends, sitting in th stands in the end zone, and the block took place right in front of us. That was probably the most special.

    A close second was 1997 Florida State. First time back since graduating (1988), and I was there with my newlywed wife. Never heard the stadium as loud as it was that day, before or since (although the Cock Block was damn close).
     
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  11. CadGator

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    1996 was a banner year for me.
    1. Gators National Champions
    2. Yankees World Champions
    3. Packers Super Bowl Champions
     
  12. g8rboy

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    Graduating in '94
     
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  13. BobK89

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    Sitting at the Superdome on 1/2/97. When Danny ran in the TD to make it 38-20 late in the third quarter, I KNEW the game was over and we'd get our first MNC.
     
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  14. crl

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    End of the nat champ game in 2007. Was there with my wife, dad and bro. Good times.
     
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  15. tallygator

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    Living in Tallahassee my son took a lot of grief from his buds, so for me it was Spurriers first game against the Moles in Gainesville. My son and I where at the game, and when we won he said "this is the best day of my life", of course he was about 6 years old so there may have been some better ones for him since.
     
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    You do realize that SOS didn't do those things against Georgia. UF never beat the dawgs with Spurrier at QB.
     
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    Sentimental: Going ape-$%&* with my pop in the Swamp when Larry Kennedy pick sixed UT in '91.

    Cathartic: The last pass tipped and then incomplete to finally get back to beating FSU (also '91), after enduring the seemingly never-ending, probation-induced losing streak to the Noles throughout my HS years and start at UF.

    Back half of the 80s was a dark time. Thank God for #22.
     
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  18. tilly

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    I was 9 years old.

    Lo Hampton, breaking into the clear on a 70+ yard TD against MSU after the rain cleared and the sun came out... It capped a 3 TD comeback and a 3 TD day for Hampton.
    It was 1982. My first trip to Florida Field. I have never been able to find any video from that game.
     
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  19. TJHooker

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    Walking across the stage in the O-Dome at my Masters Degree commencement.
     
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  20. gatordoc

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    The James Jones catch in the corner of the end zone to beat Miami. Was my freshman year at UF, and I honestly hadn't been a fan growing up. But that game hooked me for life.
     
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