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To the Gators, Tebow: Thank You

Posted on: December 6, 2009 1:10 pm
Edited on: December 6, 2009 1:11 pm
This probably sounds corny to half of the people reading. Some will understand, some won't.

As a Florida fan. I have experienced two basketball national championships, two football championships, and a Heisman Trophy winning season over the last five seasons. Joakim Noah, Corey Brewer, Taurean Green, Lee Humphrey, and Al Horford were an incredible team and went back to school for each other , an incredible display of selflessness in today's world shaped by athletes like Carlos Dunlap.

Our football team, outside of Percy Harvin, all returned to try to win another championship.

Tim Tebow was the most selfless person I've ever seen in the national spotlight. Yesterday he cried after losing to Alabama, but who can blame him? Would you not cry in the same situation? I know I would.

The defense was incredible until yesterday. Led by Brandon Spikes and Joe Haden, I believed our defense was one of the best I've ever seen.  The entire starting defense could conceivably be picked by a NFL team.

Tebow is one of the best to ever play the game. I will let others rank him when it's all said and done, but I enjoyed watching his career play out before us. Even in defeat, he graciously took an interview crying. I hate all the jokes about his tears, because their unfair.

As for Alabama, being a Florida fan living near Tuscaloosa isn't a great thing right now. Even with that, congratulations to the Crimson Tide. Florida's defense didn't show up and got whipped all over the field. Tebow couldn't pull a miracle because Alabama kept him on the sideline. Nick Saban's strategy worked and Urban Meyer's didn't.

22 straight wins is a hell of a run. All great runs have to come to an end, but I was hoping this one could last one more year. It was fun to watch and be a part of. As a Florida fan, I can't show any more gratitude than this by thanking the team.  The team is one of the best in SEC history. Next time you see 22 wins in a row think of these Gators. 

Thank you Gators. It was a fun ride. Thanks for taking all of us Gator fans along with you.

Category: NCAAF

Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: December 6, 2009 9:32 pm

To the Gators, Tebow: Thank You

I am not a Gator fan, but Tebow has been a great player. He is a great leader, person and embodies everything that college football should be about.

I would have loved to see Florida matchup with Utah last year so the National Championship could be settled on the field. Us Mountain West fans still think Utah is the true champs from last year and that Florida only won the MNC (Mythical National Championship), but I'll save that debate for another day.

Good luck to Tebow in his future pursuits and go beat the crap out of Cincinnati!

Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2009 2:17 pm

To the Gators, Tebow: Thank You

I've been a Gator fan since moving here in 79 after the military.  There have been many heartbreaking seasons in Florida football and basketball.  The recent 13 years have been alot more fun when attending home games and away stadiums.  And I fully believe that the upcoming years will be just as fun as recent years.

It was a great run, supplemented as you mentioned by the players returning to championship teams.  What a far cry from a UF basketball center listed over 7' tall chasing a student down an alley with a tennis racket after leaving the bar scene downtwn.  What a far cry from Vince Dooley's teams taking it to us year after year.  And it's only going to get better.

Congratulations to the Red Tide of Alabama.  They took us behind the woodshed.  Period.  I sincerely hope that they bring another National Championship home to the SEC.  Think about this current run.....Florida, then LSU, then Florida, now Alabama.   hmmm........

As a footnote, I can only hope that the tuteledge of our OC is intensive this offseason.  Heck, it better be in the next few weeks before the Sugar Bowl......

Thank you Tim Tebow and Brandon Spikes for the leadership you implemented.  Thank you to all the seniors who returned this past year.

And thank you Jeremy Foley for the job you've done as our Athletic Director.  Sometimes he seems to be the forgotton unmentioned player in this program.

be safe.  enjoy life.

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