What's the worst Gator game you attended?

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  1. stephenPE

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    Like :law: said, I hate this thread. But I have to go back to two uga losses.
    SOS at QB and we are winning 10-0 in first half and undefeated at that point. Dogs kill us in 2nd half winning 27-10. 1966 I think.
    But worst to me was Dickey in 80 something beating UGA 27-10 in first half. We we already buying Sugar Bowl tix.
    Watching in the old Holiday Inn at Tower Road and Newberry Road. Ends up 42-27 or worse. Awful cause I knew we
    finally had those mofckers. Dont even ask me about LindseyFCKNscott............I can tell you where I was and what my ex wife
    did when that fckr caught it and ran to the endzone.
     
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    I wasn't present for the swindle, so that won't count for me.

    Toss up between:
    Choke at Doak - I still remember spending the 4th quarter in disbelief thinking they can't come ALL the way back....and they did. Listening to that dying cow chant all the way out of the stadium and back to the cars was miserable.

    And the Valley Shook - 1997 loss @LSU as we came in #1 to that game and left to a 28-21 score that wasn't anywhere near that close. Problems began when two friends and I drove down on Friday afternoon to stay with my sister (LSU student at the time). A long night out of drinking, friendly smack between fans, and a lot more drinking meant that we slept in before heading out to tailgate and drink all day Saturday. Our tickets worked out where my two friends were in one endzone, and I was alone in a corner on the opposite end surrounded by LSU folks. I stayed there, drunk, angry, in disbelief, all the way to the end. In part, because I was too drunk, angry, and in disbelief to find my friends and make our way out. Rather than the celebratory second night in Baton Rouge, we met after the game and sulked to the car and immediately began the drive home. What should take about 8-8.5hrs ended up taking us closer to 10hr to drive home. All three completely hungover, tired, and demoralized...none of us were in shape to drive. We took turns driving as long as we could before pulling over and making the other person drive. I think the longest shift any of us managed was about 20-30min. That was a long miserable drive home. I think it is no longer a toss up, I know what my worst experience was.
     
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      Or if that game had been played in September, as originally scheduled, we win.
       
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        I was there. Through my binoculars I saw a cop knock out a UGA gal who was down there in the melee with that group trying to get the goalpost. She was in a black and red plaid short skirt. Cute and flat knocked her out with one punch
         
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        2003 Ole Miss game.

        This is back in the Eli days but Ole miss was still garbage. I remember wearing a brown paper bag over my head at that game and everyone walking out saying Thank God basketball starts next week.

        To think we were better that year than we have been since 2012.
         
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        Wow. Hopefully someone got a good look at that officer’s face to identity him later. I’d hate to think of the award and credit going to just some random guy that happened to be on duty that day.
         
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          ‘94 Auburn was the first time I brought my fiancee to the Swamp. Horrible loss! One year later we played AU on our wedding day, all five groomsmen are Gators, and we partied all night celebrating the win and the nuptuals.
           
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            Likewise. I had tickets from a big booster in my hometown that were 40 yard line and was pumped only to see us fall flat. I thought Brewer would be the next big thing. He was athletic and threw a beautiful ball. Unfortunately, most of those pretty balls were to the opponents. The post-game cocktails and beer were more a salve than celebratory.
             
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            That is loser talk. Sounds like Voles. They always claimed they were just peaking in Nov bc they played Kintucky, USC, Vandy and some directional Tinerc or Kintucky school then.

            We lost bc we hired yet another cheapass, terrible DC. Hoke cost is several games in his career with us.
             
          • Okeechobee Joe

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            Here's a game I went to that probably nobody remembers. It was the 1971 season opener at Tampa Stadium. The opponent was the Duke Blue Devils. Doug Dickey's Gators had come off a disappointing 7 and 4 season in 1970 but expectations were high to get back on track. Fans were missing the high scoring offense of the 9-1-1 Gators which featured the Super Sophs scoring machine

            First of all the game atmosphere was a big downer. The game was played before school had started for the fall quarter. It was a night game, but it was Tampa, the Big Sombrero, and it was hot. Duke was not a rivalry. We seldom ever have played Duke although the year before Duke put up a fight before falling to the Gators 21 to 19 in Jacksonville. You drove up to the stadium in Tampa parked your car, walked into the stadium, found your seat and sat down. Nevertheless the Gator crowd was hoping for some big offensive fireworks against what we thought was going to be a heavily outmanned Duke squad. The Gators were a big favorite.

            The game turned out to be a real bore which was the understatement of the year. The crowd never got into the game and neither did the Gator football team. What we weren't expecting was that Duke had the best running back in Duke history up until that time. His name was Steve Jones and he wasn't exciting or flashy but he just ground out the yardage until he wore you down. Jones ran it up the middle to tune of 204 yards on 37 carries that night in Tampa.

            Duke had a good field goal kicker and he kicked four field goals for all of Duke's 12 points. The Blue Devils did not cross the goal line all night. The game was 9 to 0 Duke at half-time. Florida finally, finally, thank God, Hallelujah, scored in the third quarter on a 7 yard pass from quarterback John Reaves to flanker Joel Parker to make it 9 to 6. The point after touchdown kick was blocked. Duke added another field goal in the fourth quarter. Final Score: Duke 12 Florida 6. Awful. Disgusting. Garbage.

            At the end of the game, the somber Gator crowd filed out of the stadium like they were leaving a funeral. We got in our cars and drove home. It was going to be the start of a disappointing 4 and 7 season. The previous year at Florida Field I had seen Auburn's Heisman Trophy winner Pat Sullivan team up with All-American Terry Beasley to rout the Gators 63 to 14. I was there in 1971 when Bear Bryant brought his Alabama Crimson Tide to Gainesville and crushed the Gators 38 to 0. But watching the Duke Blue Devils slowly suck the life out of your program in a defensive battle was worse than undergoing Chinese water torture.
             
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              I didn't go to that game. I can't imagine what the atmosphere was like with that going on.
               
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              My first time in the Gator Bowl, 1968. The year of the Gator. Yeah, right. I was leaving the stadium, soaking wet and miserable when Vince Dooley kicked a field goal to make the score 51-0. I didn't know I hated Georgia until that afternoon.
               
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              Do we give a thumbs up or down for the posts??? Concrete has a great historical story about the Duke game...which deserves a thumbs up....but the result is a thumbs down!!!

              I was at the 85 Rutgers game. Garbage. 99 Bama. Garbage extra point kicker and our punt returner fumbled a punt. 2000 Sugar Bowl vs scUM...Hoke garbage DC. 81 Miami game in the Orange Bowl...their kicker hit a 55 yarder to win. Last year's Missouri game in Columbia...no heart, the players had quit.
               
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              There’s a blast from the past. Brewer was All-World coming out of Apopka High School. Didn’t quite live up to the hype in the football field but made it to the bigs for a brief period of time.
               
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              November 5, 1966 - 27-10 dwags won. Why Spurrier hates Georgia. He threw several picks and gave the game to them on a silver platter. My first year out of the Army, and this is what I get. It Sucked!
               
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                uga two, (1) 51-0 loss when Coach Graves switched coordinators (2) last year, worst performance by a Gator team in years
                duhU, Dickey's last game 31-0. I wish I had thrown one of those oranges!
                 
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                Every time I return to this thread:

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                  Like others, the swindle was the worst. I had to watch the replays over and over to try to understand the calls. But then they were acc refs. I knew the fix was in when that old coach they call "the aint" announced he only saw one questionable call. But despite the aint's pronouncements, the calls were so outrageous that the outcome of the game caused college games to now require replays and acc refs can no longer call UF-½$u games at BHG.
                   
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                  Probably when I used to travel to away games....I was at Bama for a 31-3 ass whoopin they put on us and their fans were talking trash all the way out of the stadium and back to the bus. They were throwing things at the bus and rocking it while screaming "don't come back!"...... Don't worry, I wont.
                   
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                    I don't remember the year but it was before SOS as coach. It was homecoming, we had six QBs none of which were any good, we lost and I left at half time.

                    I seem to remember being in the swamp when we threw the ball out of bounds to stop the clock on fourth down, I also remember us doing it another time when I was not there.

                    Our bball team had plenty of bad games I was at, I remember a center about 7 feet and 180 lbs.
                     

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