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  1. G. Gordon Gator

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    Good riddance.

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    • wrpgator

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      The end of an error
       
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      • LagoonGator68

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        Word on the street is he is starting a message board called “Gatorbait Chatter.”
         
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        • bradgator2

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          The short version is the website was being flakey. 78 created a thread where he posted the website of the bios of the top brass of the parent company. At that time, I happened to be reading the website of David Thorne. He would post side splitting email exchanges that he had with people. Here is in an example (be careful, this website can consume a lot of your time)
          Yeah thats not what I was looking for at all.

          Anyway, I posted a completely fake email exchange with one of the top brass. I was basically rambling on how the hamsters powering the wheels needed food.

          Someone at the Sun saw it, thought it was real, and freaked out.

          What happened next? I honestly cant remember. I think they took the site down for a day, or deleted that thread, warned all of us about some disruptive posters or so something like that.

          Well, that only adds fuel to the fire. I immediately post another email exchange with the top brass and accused them of doing inappropriate things with those hamsters. The site was permanently shutdown within a minute of that post.

          Allegedly.

          :brad:
           
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          • oxrageous

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            By the way, have you considered becoming a Gatorchatter Supporting Member?
             
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              Starting this weekend, cover's "Bits & Pieces" will be viewable by Supporting Members only.
               
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              • LagoonGator68

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                it means Jimmy Sexton ain’t involved
                 
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                  Because here I get Cover, Truth and others who know more then me. There I get Pat and Robbie who don't.
                   
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                  • Alumni Guy

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                    The Sun really should be embarrassed by their sports coverage.

                    As the only established paper in a small college town, they should have relationships and access to provide some really insightful material.

                    Instead, people like Ed Ashcroft (RIP, what a tragedy) would actually do good work and go national. When he, or even the bowl cut kid, would go national and cover a dozen teams, they would still outperform the Sun, despite the Sun’s advantages.

                    Lazy, apathetic, and nonappreciative of its readers: the sun is the Coach Mac of newspapers
                     
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                      Too bad they didnt have a thriving message board that kept constant traffic to their shiiity website.

                      Now that I think about it.... I'd like to take credit for finally getting Dooley fired
                       
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                      • G. Gordon Gator

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                        "My choice...they treated me well," means he chose to accept an early retirement offer from the Sun, with a severance bonus conditioned on him getting the fuchs out by the end of the month.
                         
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                          We can’t bust heads like we used to—but we have our ways. One trick is to tell them stories that don’t go anywhere like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so I decided to go to Morganville which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So, I tied an onion to my belt which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel. And in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on ‘em. ‘Give me five bees for a quarter,’ you’d say. Now, where were we? Oh, yeah! The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt which was the style at the time. They didn’t have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones.
                           
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                          • PastyStoole

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                            You actually watch that crap? I get 30 seconds in and want to shoot myself in the face.

                            Honestly, the only thing worse than his awful prose is his embarrassing videos.
                             
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                              He means he’s not getting a $13MM buyout like that bum Muschamp
                               
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                                He could have atleast gave a shout out and thank you to the bottom scroll on espn for being his primary source for all these years
                                 
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                                • LagoonGator68

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                                  Will make zero difference to most as they are behind a pay wall that few are willing to pay.
                                   
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                                    They could have and would have a terrific revenue stream had they kept their message board and tried to make it better.
                                     
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                                      Inside scoop. He could no longer fit into the cubicle and they refused to enlarge it, so he said he’d just resign and they called his bluff.
                                      You heard it here first!
                                       
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                                      • oxrageous

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                                        Bombed? You mean banned.
                                         
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