Birthday Happy 10th Birthday, Gatorchatter!

Homer J

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Happy 10 yr anniversary to Chatter!

To many more happy, if dysfunctional, years--and to the glorious return of Gator football to its proper place at the top of college football.
I can’t wait to get back to the days of complaining that we’re only winning by 10 points a game.
 

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Happy 10th GC. Now I can have a couple shots of Tequila and wait for our football team to come back OR the next big 20th birthday here which ever comes first!!! But Ox Thanks to you and all your helpers and looking forward to another 10 years.

Helpers?
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Ten years. It's unreal, really. For perspective, I think of my grandson Liam on the date I started this place:

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To Liam today:
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By the way, that kid is going to be playing tackle football for the first time this fall. I hope like hell to be able to bore you guys to death with highlight videos.

During our ten year run, our Gators have gone 76-50, and won nothing that really mattered. In fact, the only real fun season I can recall in the last 10 was 2019, when Kyle Trask bailed out both Dan Mullen and the fans from having to sit through more hideous slogging football, and even then the team blew their chances at winning anything of substance. In short, it's a miracle any of us are still here on the Chatter. It's been like being beaten over the head repeatedly with a mallet and asking for more.

And yet here I am, asking for more. During this time of the year, I always find myself past the disappointment of the previous season and already excited and pumped to see that ball get kicked off again. It never seems to go away. Part of me doubts it ever will, no matter how much college football turns into NFL lite.

I appreciate those who have stuck around for both the football and my often bizarre and tumultuous leadership. We are currently living in an extremely negative world, and football was always supposed to be an escape for that. Hence, the relentless negativity around the program, no matter how justified, has depressed me a bit. I have to keep reminding myself that the venting that happens here is therapeutic for people in their own way.

It truly seems like the program was cursed from those crazy Meyer years. I can't think of a group that deserves a magical season more than Gator fans, who have paid whatever penance the football gods burdened them with. Unfortunately, one of those still seems so far away. All we can do is continue to snort up hopium.

I'd like to raise a glass of Zima to the following members that we verified passed on during the last decade. We've suffered some big losses without them:

Hotrod
GMDGator
crosscreekcooter
rogdochar
Frozen Gator
daytonacane

In closing, Gatorchatter isn't going anywhere, it never was. I wouldn't miss another season with this group. Thanks for making this place your chosen getaway for ten years.

Discuss.
Ox, has he played any organized sports yet? I’d love a thread showcasing kids sports. My son will be 10 later this month and will be entering his 4th year of tackle football. He’s played somewhere north of 15 seasons of various flag football leagues, 2 years of swim and just finished his 1st venture into rec league basketball. It is all awesome to watch and I hope you’ll share.
 

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Ox, has he played any organized sports yet? I’d love a thread showcasing kids sports. My son will be 10 later this month and will be entering his 4th year of tackle football. He’s played somewhere north of 15 seasons of various flag football leagues, 2 years of swim and just finished his 1st venture into rec league basketball. It is all awesome to watch and I hope you’ll share.
Syd is that you? I knew it all along.
 

MidwestChomp

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I know you bastids are football craving lunatics, but the minor sports have been very successful in the last 10 years. We are baking champions!

Happy Bugs Bunny GIF by Looney Tunes


and happy bday GatorChatter!


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That kid grew up to be the CSM of the 82nd... just sayin.
The guy in the is middle was a CSM during Desert Storm, for the 82nd.

This was a run we did on Saturday for the 80th anniversary for D Day, at Currahee in Toccoa, GA.
 

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Ox, has he played any organized sports yet? I’d love a thread showcasing kids sports. My son will be 10 later this month and will be entering his 4th year of tackle football. He’s played somewhere north of 15 seasons of various flag football leagues, 2 years of swim and just finished his 1st venture into rec league basketball. It is all awesome to watch and I hope you’ll share.
Just one year of flag football. Remember this amazing move?

 

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