What's your favorite Gator game you attended?

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    09 tenn against kiffy...also the first time tailgating with SQ...and that curly headed **** oh whats his name
     
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      That was 2009. And all the times you've stood us up at the Tebow statue since then kinda overshadows that.
       
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        I haven't responded because it's so difficult to pick just one, it feels like I've been to every game mentioned, but I've made a decision: '93 UGAy time-out game in the rain.

        I chose that one not because of the significance, or the actual game itself, but because of the hell I gave to the dwag fans on the way out. Buddy and I were sitting on the goal line in the endzone where it all took place. We had packed for the game so when it ended I was still mighty primed. As we walked down the ramp leaving the stadium, right in the midst of nothing but dwag fans, I'd yell, "Time out! Where'd we park?" Walk a few more yards and I'd yell, "Time out! Who has the keys?" I'd step in front of a dwag fan and say, "Oh hey! Time out! Didn't mean to step in front of you!" On and on all the way to the boat we were partying on that night. Don't think I've ever been F you'd so much in my life. God I hate the dwags. God did I have fun.

        Best game I didn't attend: '97 FSU in a bar in Cedar Key. With friends and other patrons and we about wrecked the place. We were told to calm down and then given free drinks.

        Worst game I attended: '96 National Championship debacle. Ugh.
         
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          I've thought about it all morning and I cant piece together the flight there. But I must have flown in the morning of the game from Jax.
           
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            In countdown fashion:

            Honorable Mention: 23-21 win over TN (1999). Mostly for it being a hard fought, back and forth game, with Alex Brown and his five sacks. I kept thinking "how can they not know he is coming, again?!?!"

            Honorable Mention: 45-3 win at TN (1990). I was in Dub's watching it on TV and that's when I had an epiphany moment that Gator Football could be awesome. I was young enough, and uninterested in football enough growing up that I hadn't really appreciated Gator football at all, but that was a turning point for me.


            5. 63-7 win at USCe (1995). After meeting my future wife that summer at the Porpoise, and having her go to UVA for Grad School 2 wks after we met, we spent the '95-96 and '96-97 seasons finding places to meet between G'ville and C'ville. This was one such meet up. Awesome dinner at California Dreaming (highly recommend if you are ever in the area), tickets on the 30yd line, top row of the stands, wrapped in a blanket to stay warm. By halftime, at the 50yd line front row, high fiving players non-stop and enjoying a thorough beat down.

            4. 62-37 win over TN (1995). Best friend and I were in the North Endzone, about 20 rows up. Being down 30-14 I remember we hung through the downpour and were just sticking in to hopefully watch someone knock the crap out of Payton when the Gators came to life and roared back into the lead, not only to win but to kill TN. The Kent hit was awesome. Rivalry was strong by then, and TN was definitely a team I wanted to beat everytime, by as much as possible.

            3. 41-14 win over tOSU (2007). Wife and I were living in Youngstown, OH at the time, surrounded by Bucknuts. Their arrogance had no bounds, and I meekly kept my mouth shut leading up to the game. I love a severe stomping, and that's what this turned out to be. Moreover, I ordered posters immediately and hung them up all over the office and gloated for the next few years before we moved away. Having the '04s also beat tOSU in basketball allowed for even more gloating - something I don't normally do, but their fans brought it out of me.

            2. 52-20 win over F$U in the Sugar Bowl (1996). First NC game we won, of course, brings it's own merits. But for me, it erased the memories of the NEB beatdown the previous year when we had our first shot at an NC. F$U was a hated rival for so many reasons, so they were in the 'kill them everytime, as painfully as possible' category and this satisfied that need. It also helped with the 24-21 loss with late hits just a few weeks earlier. I remember some friends and I watching at home together and heading down to campus to celebrate afterwards.

            1. 32-29 win over F$U (1999). Hated rival, back and forth game. Wife (fiance then) and I were about 8 rows from the top of the South Endzone. I remember I have never been in such a loud environment, nor have I screamed so much (and so filthily towards their players), and I was on the verge of having a heart attack with the energy. Best memory is Quezzy on the long pass and cutting across the field. At that point, I knew we were going to win. Greatest game, hands down.
             
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              At the '08 FSU game I tailgated with a bunch of college kids that were friends of my brother's girlfriend. I had a Natty ice for the first time in almost a decade with one of the dudebros cracking one open and handing it to me as we were setting up at 7:30 that morning. I'm pretty sure the only reason I found the stadium was because everyone else was moving in that direction.

              There was an unfortunate incident involving an entire Cub Scout troop and the song "I'd rather eat s$%& than be a Nole." I'm not sure I ever knew what it was to be "that guy" until that moment...
               
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                1993 Florida vs Georgia... Erricht Rhett won that game for us... Wettest game I ever attended...


                If you noticed the banner that said "Swamp II", I made that and still have it. It's on the highlight video for 1993.
                 
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                  was hard for me too. But Husker fans were nice.
                  I have seen so many it is hard. The 14-9 fsu game was incredible and loud. The Oklahoma game in Miami for the 3rd title was good.
                  Winning our first game after 0-10-1 in Tampa against Cal was the hottest and wonderful to see that offense with Peace.
                  Almost any SOS game in the swamp during his tenure. AND his last game against Maryland in that bowl game. Watching that offense destroy Maryland was a thing of beauty . Their fans were SO FIRED up being undefeated and we crushed them.
                  one more was the beating WVU in the Sugar Bowl when they were undefeated. Crushed them too.
                   
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                  Dear Ronald A. Zook,

                  Contrary to your opinion, it is in fact legal to cover a Tight End. Thanks.

                  ps. Fabuloso will do wonders with those stains in the high traffic areas.

                  All the best,

                  soflagator
                   
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                    The Husker fans were nice, probably nicest ever, but what I remember more than anything was how they had an attitude, or maybe confidence is a better word, that they were about to put something on us that we didn't want. Yowzers.

                    Worst fans ever award goes to UToothless, '94 in Knoxille. F'ers didn't have too much to say after a 31-0 beatdown.
                     
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                      Thanks for the clip. That is one of my favorite games and teams. The best part of that is at the 14:40 mark, as the uga player picks himself up in defeat and Eddie Robinson claps in his face and gives him the ole "uf812" routine. :lol:
                       
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                      Are you sure you aren't an Alabama fan? That's some revisionist history right there.

                      I was at your #5, like every game in Columbia since 1993. It was COLD that night, I drove through the front that blew through the area that afternoon. Sat on the front row by the flag pole in the end zone corner, where the Cocks student section is now. California Dreaming downsized a bit, they only have about 10 locations now. A localized chain that is damned good like you said. The one in Greenville up this way has always been good, I've done the one you mentioned before a UF/USC hoops game a few years ago. A nice mile walk or so to the arena after.
                       
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                        I didn't see Mustank much.

                        What kind of "Gator" hires a fvkking dwag?
                         
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                        Looks like Law has slithered in to b*tch about something instead of contributing to the thread. Gotta go to games to have a favorite, right?
                         
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                          Been to a lot of good ones, the USC Wilbur Eats Cake Show, I think it was 87 or 88 Emmitt's freshman year and his first start was against Bama and he ran for over 200 yards including a real long td, and the game at Trailertrashy-Bobby Hewko came in for Wayne Peace to win the game in the rain. Gator fans rushed the field and tore down the goal posts.The clowns turned the irrigation system on to try and get the fans off the field and they started ripping the sprinkler heads out of the turf. They literally broke the goalposts into pieces and circled the track with them like trophies and marched them out of the gate into the parking lot while the water was shooting up like geysers on the field. It was fuking bedlam.
                          Also was at the game where James Jones made The Catch from Wayne Peace to beat Miamuh in the closing minutes.

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                            I was at that game. Helluva catch!
                             
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                              I was in the south end zone with my dad. Pretty sure they were still bleachers at that time?
                               
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                              Was that 81 or 83?
                               
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                              I'm sure someone was assigned to cover the TE. Maybe the strong safety. He probably just had multiple assignments, like vs. Nebraska. If you think faster, you can cover both the keeper and the pitchman.
                               

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