After reading this article yesterday (Mr. College Football), I couldn't help but think of how a big portion of the sports media has a love affair with the Florida Gators. This is eerily similar to that love affair that the majority of mainstream media outlets have with Barrack Obama.
Florida gained the bulk of attention within the college football media over the past few years, and it was much deserved due to the fact that they dominated almost every game they played. Then, low and behold, those crimson pacaderms from Alabama came in and proved what hard-nosed SEC football is really all about. I will admit that I lost a few c-notes on that game because I had bought into the "Tebow won't be beaten" hype as well. Now, we sit here only a few months removed from that domination, and I am reading articles left and right that proclaim Florida to be the greatest team in all the land once again.
I may be wrong, stupid, or both, but did they not lose virtually their entire offense, and almost the whole defense? Plus, losing Tim Tebow cannot even be measured by shear numbers alone. If I were a betting man, and I am, I would say that Florida loses at least 4 games next season. Obviously that bet doesn't mean much since I have a hard time breaking even at college football's season end every year. But, I still like to run my mouth!
Obama took a temporary hit in the media when the country realized he was going to have his "boys" force socialized medicine down our throats whether we liked it or not, but it didn't last long! The liberal media is back on that bandwagon for the time being. Much the same, Florida lost a lot of its luster when Bama went into the Georgia Dome and completely dominated those horrendously uniformed Gators. Now, the whole sports world is boasting about how John Brantley is going to throw for 10,000 yards after that amazing spring game last weekend.
I say...Dawgs 34 - Gaytors 17...come next fall in Jacksonville!