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Words of Wisdom From Chris Doering

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by ETGator, Jul 30, 2022.

  1. ETGator

    ETGator Long-Time Gator Stuck In East Tennessee Moderator VIP Member

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  2. doctorg8r

    doctorg8r Senior

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    Doering's criticism is VERY MUCH WARRANTED of us Gator fans. We have been to quick to boo players in the Swamp and too hasty to criticize coaching! NAPIER HAS TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL, and our criticism can only be detrimental!!!
     
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  3. hoyt233

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    I agree. The sports forums have taken on a THFSG air lately.
     
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  4. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Agree with other poster. Appears timing is poor to come out on our big recruiting weekend and FNL. Timing appears purposeful. Chris should know better
     
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  5. gatordavisl

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    I suspect some Gator fans will join this thread and prove him correct. Just wait for it.
     
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  6. Gatorfred

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    In 1982 my Dad scrimped and saved and bought season ticket s in the new south end zone. He took me to the games that years. It was a lot of money for him.
    My first real job, I bought season tickets in 1990. Had them until 2011. At first I took my Dad. When he couldn’t go there was always family or friends begging. Ron Zook, or maybe Mushchamp, ruined that. After those years I literally had a difficult time giving the spare ticket away.
    In other word MR Doering I have earned the right to be critical when it is warranted. Plus I guess he has never met any Miami fans… or FSU fans…
    Thank you
     
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  7. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Those fans have no passion. They don’t even go to the games. Empty stadiums except when they play each other. There were times last year when UM and FSU stadiums were empty during games
     
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  8. thekentuckygator

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    Every fan base, ours included has a small minority of idiots that will bash and be overly critical while operating under a thinly veiled guise of being a Gator fan.

    The overwhelming majority of fans are patient, proud and support their team through good times and bad. I believe the players, coaches, alum and fan base know this and filter them out.

    After all, the idiots only get traction on social media because they are sensationalized and their comments weaponized by rival media agents.

    Debate and respectful criticism is fine, but never give an idiot the spotlight because as the saying goes they will only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
     
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  9. hoyt233

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    That's why I stay out of THFSG-it's Idiotville. LOL.
     
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  10. gtr2x

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    Well I will take 8-4 with a win over fsu. .. Anything less and I will l be disappointed as will most of the fan base. Same goes for every major college program imo.
     
  11. mkfgator

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    I too wish every major college football team beats FSU.
     
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  12. Claygator

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    And I think the timing appears purposeful for you to go soak your head. For as long as it takes.

    What a crap post, worst ever. Seriously.
     
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  13. g8wayg8r

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    Just an opinion but I suspect some nasty fans can make families of coaches feel very unwanted by constant trashing.

    This goes way beyond football. But, count on the nasty one to come out as soon as Golden or Napier don't meet their personal standards if excellence.
     
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  14. INGATORSWETRUST

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    Sorry President of the Doering fan club. Florida has passionate and loyal fans that average 85,000 fans and over 2 million views each week. Every year we have a top 10 most watched game nationally. Just because some crazy fan (or fan of another team pretending to be a Gator fan) reaches out to a kid via twitter does not mean that 99 percent of our fans are not great. Just because a few fans on a message board vent frustration does not mean that 99 percent of fans are not great. I’ve gone to games for 40 years. Another coaching staff will send that video where Chris, as A former Gator player, says we have the worst fans to HS kids we are recruiting. The fact that this was released during our FNL big recruiting weekend for more clicks is bush league. I expect better of him and all Gator fans. We have one of the top 10 greatest fan bases in the country. Loud fans at games, top 15 in attendance, one of most watched teams nationally. If you want to suck up that is your prerogative, but I won’t let anyone state we don’t have one of best fan bases in the nation based on a few social media posts.
     
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  15. nawlinsgator

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    Timing is Purposeful? He’s answering questions to an interview. He’s giving honest answers. The timing is not his to control.
     
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  16. Matthanuf06

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    One can argue we’ve been too slow to criticize coaches. When it’s warranted it’s warranted.
     
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  17. gainesvillegreen44

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    What I have witnessed under Muschamp, Mac and Mullen was NOT fans that were too critical, I witnessed a section of fans on talk radio/msg boards/twitter that know football and could tell something was wrong. Whether it was player development, recruiting, the offense, defense, play calling or not playing younger players or cprrrct players- they called it out and often were WAY ahead of lazy journalists who care more about saving face with UAA or their golf game than actually doing any real journalism or telling the truth.
    Those journalists were highly critical of the critical fans and yet… each and every time- the fans were right. I witnessed a section of the fan base that marched lock step with Musillwainmullen lol and told other gators “you’re hurting recruiting, you don’t know you’re not at practice and who knows better Musillwainmullen or you?”
    And each and every time THEY were just as wrong as the “journalists”. I love Doering but he’s wrong about critical fans. He’s right that we need a long leash with CBN- it’s gonna take awhile…. But these fans will know it’s working if it is and they’ll know it isn’t if it isn’t. If there’s stubborn unwillingness to adjust - they’ll call that out and they will be right.
     
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  18. thegatorvault

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    Today, everyone has a megaphone and unfortunately the ones that should use it the least are the ones that use it the most. The vocal minority have amplifiers, and worse, a digital barrier which affords them some anonymity. This allows them to spew things they wouldn’t have the balls to say in person. Sign of the times.
     
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  19. Gatorhead

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    No winners on this subject IMHO.
    If anyone is deserving and qualified to voice such an opinion, it's Chris, however I don't blame fans taking umbrage about being pigeon holed by his statements either.
     
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  20. tigator2019

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    In my head--- UF
    Nonsense. I’ve been to multiple Auburn games last year. Unreal and unrelenting criticism.

    scUM- brutal on Manny. just brutal.

    LSU - epic meltdown with Orgre.

    Does Doering mix with the trolls of Twitter only? Thats .001 of 1 percent

    Im an alum. Been to 300 plus games. 4 Gator club events with CBN.

    U didn’t see Doering in the back row.

    The mood in REAL LIFE is great. Spring game LIVE was terrific- lots of optimism.

    Saw him in the club seats at baseball during the regionals- asked him about CBN- he kept walking. He didn’t give 2 sh*ts about 4 of us, which included an 80s era player. had he spent 60 seconds with us he would know positivity.

    Ive sat at the bar at Spurrier’s/ lots of optimism- zero bad. ZERO

    F him. Nebraska, ND, scUM, Texas, UTenn, LSU last year, all much much worse.

    Gator fandom isnt twitter or The Finebomb show.
     
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