Can I just point out that this place is now a bona fide rival to Gator Country, to the extent that they now refer to it as "the other site" (TOS)? This place has only been around for a few years.
I don't think anyone disputes that GC has been the biggest Gator fan forum for decades and has really only been challenged by large-network sites like Scout and Rivals.
So props to Ox for building up a successful independent site from virtually nothing. That's harder than it sounds.
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After Muschamp was fired he gave a press conference and sounded somewhat level headed. There was literally a thread on SG about "Should we have kept Muschamp?" Butters gets hired and you'd think we just brought in the next Spurrier. He gets blown out the last 3 games, goes to OT vs. 3-9 FAU, and you better not DARE say a negative thing - it was Muschamp's fault!! (the same guy who had a 10 page thread about "should we have kept him?").
I was one of the founding members of gatorcountry. I've drank beers w/ Ray (Solari), Franz, Bob Redman, and many others from that site. I started the thread "breaking" the Zook got into a fight at the frat house (I knew a local sports radio/tv guy who told me and it hadn't made the news yet so I started the thread. It was probably the longest thread in swampgas history).
I left there in the 2008 season when they let PD run rampant in the 'insiders' forum (the pay board). I rejoined w/ a new username about 2012 or so. I was posting regularly until jhbyrd started posting there and I was done with it.
The homerism is too much. I get it that being "negative" is bad for their business model....but being realistic is not "negative".
His post was for sympathy, mine was for traffic.
But it's more than that. I think rivalries are fun and healthy, and I like the fact that Swamp Gas is considered a hated rival. It's a hoot, and I'll do what I can to play it up.
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I take it on the chin as much as anyone, certainly more than catlady did.
We have always been a sports bar atmosphere, and proud of it. Some of these guys arent safe in this environment, I guess.
Post #52 by @divits: "Good lord, just listen to yourself. "Mean girls". You sit to pee I presume."
Post #54 by @jhbyrd: "Wrong again and you are the one who sits and pees."
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