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Spurdog98

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I love this place and all the participants, some more than others but still all Gators except for Nalt who we let hang around. Ox you do a helluva of a job with this place and I am thankful for it.

We have managed to keep the energy in spite of the woes with our Big 3 sports( yes I count baseball) and I sure as hell hope it gets turned around soon.
 

Double Gator Dad

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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.

As others have stated, we’re all very thankful for chatter and really appreciate your efforts to provide us with this outlet.
On another note, congratulations on the fine looking grandson you should be very proud.
I can’t believe that you have a grandson on the brink of becoming a teenager. I am older than you yet my oldest grandson is only five and still thinks that I am the best.

Here’s to another ten years of chatter!
 

AuggieDosta

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I love this place and all the participants, some more than others but still all Gators except for Nalt who we let hang around. Ox you do a helluva of a job with this place and I am thankful for it.

We have managed to keep the energy in spite of the woes with our Big 3 sports( yes I count baseball) and I sure as hell hope it gets turned around soon.
Actually, I think @Nalt 's pretty good. DaytonaCane was too. And really, all of our members that are fans of other teams have been awesome (Well, except for KittyKat) while here and provide another perspective to the site as well as serving as the Omega of the bunch. But what Nalt needs to understand is that he's essentially the last one alive so I'd tread carefully if I were him.
 

AuggieDosta

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Something ain't addin up.
First we get this...
Now we need a picture thread to see who all you keyboard warriors are.


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And then this...
That kid grew up to be the CSM of the 82nd... just sayin.

And then this...
My very first Platoon Sgt in the Army.


But there's a stark contrast between the two...
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MidwestChomp

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Just one year of flag football. Remember this amazing move?


Tackled in flag football! The reaction of the coaches in the reshirts is absolutely priceless.

Maybe UF can sign up that kid to teach our d-backs how to tackle.
 

Nalt

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I love this place and all the participants, some more than others but still all Gators except for Nalt who we let hang around. Ox you do a helluva of a job with this place and I am thankful for it.

We have managed to keep the energy in spite of the woes with our Big 3 sports( yes I count baseball) and I sure as hell hope it gets turned around soon.
Actually, I think @Nalt 's pretty good. DaytonaCane was too. And really, all of our members that are fans of other teams have been awesome (Well, except for KittyKat) while here and provide another perspective to the site as well as serving as the Omega of the bunch. But what Nalt needs to understand is that he's essentially the last one alive so I'd tread carefully if I were him.

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GatorInGeorgia

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Let me take a moment to piss & moan about Sun Belt Billy and remind you all how shytty of a coach he is for the fo

Aw fcvk it, at least for this post. Ox, thanks for keeping the board going. While the lost decade and a half have been very trying years, the board has been a great outlet. Here's hoping (at least for a few seconds) that brighter days are ahead for our beloved team. The season will be here before we know it and even if we happen to shytt the bed, it will still be nice to have college football back on the tube.
 

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Let me take a moment to piss & moan about Sun Belt Billy and remind you all how shytty of a coach he is for the following reasons...he sux at playing calling, he's dumber than a box of rocks, he hires a bunch of his buddies who happen to be fcvking pansies to be assistant coaches and he's an all around content loser who doesn't have an ounce of fire in his belly. Fcvk him and Maybach he rode in on. The day of his firing can't get here fast enough. We're going to suck balls again this season, but I'll still be somewhat excited for CFB to be back in season, and still happy to be a part of this board.
 

Swamp Donkey

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Congratulations on 10 years Ox. Chatter definitely helps ease the pain of our football suckitude.
Wait a minute. Maybe OX is the reason we suck.

I've always heard that correlation = causation.
 

fischerwood

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Here's hoping things on the athletic front pick up 'cause I'm gettin' too old for this heartache...
 

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