Man I thought I was a glass half empty Gator....

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  1. AFCatholicGator

    AFCatholicGator Well-Known Member

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    So I post here very rarely but I lurk fairly often on this site and a couple others. I’m generally a bit of a glass half empty type Gator, but I’m literally angered at the negativity by some on this board. I could list names and posts but it would take a long time and it wouldn’t change anyone’s opinion anyway. I do have to almost wonder if there is a backstory behind Swamp Donkey that I don’t know. Some of his posts are just so egregiously wrong and negative it’s sort of beyond the pale.

    I guess I’m just confused and frustrated. We all want the recruiting to pick up, but you’d think we are recruiting in the 20s and winning 6 games. We literally were one frustrating game against UGA away from Atlanta with a decent shot at the SEC and the playoffs. Facilities yes we want them yesterday, but they are coming and they will be nice. Recruiting yes it isn’t top 3 but it will be top 10 and I think Dan knows based on past experience what talent is needed to get there. There was literally NO coach available that was going to come that would have done ANY better than Mullen.

    I will freely admit I wanted Kelly first and Frost both over Mullen. And I was a bit disappointed when we got Dan. But I was wrong! I mean crap I truly think there are some people on this board and one of the other boards that are happier when we suck so they can be proven right. The reason I’m posting is not to change minds because I doubt I will change anyone’s mind. But my guess is there are others like me who would like to contribute more but are just beat down by the overwhelming negativity.

    I’m very happy where we are at. And yes I scratch my head when we don’t have our pick of the crop of FL kids right now , but I also believe that we realistically have the best coach we could have and that it will continue to slowly get better with a staff tweak here and there, facilities, continued high performance, great fan base support etc.

    Anyway thanks for listening and Go Gators
     
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    • Swamp Donkey

      Swamp Donkey Wait Til Next Year!!!!
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      You're new enough that I will give you the standard like, and welcome aboard.

      Bring your friends.

      We have plenty of people on this board who love losing and watching the other teams on the field in Atlanta next week. You guys should hook up some time.
       
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        Oh lord, you have really stepped in it now. The Wrath of Swonkster will be upon you very shortly.
         
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              It’s a good mix. Makes it fun. I don’t think the tenor of the board is overwhelmingly anything. Opinions tend to be extreme but its a message board - who cares?

              And jackass is trolling 90% of the time. Wouldn’t be the same without him.
               
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                You must be new here. This place is pumperville since Mullen arrived.
                Years ago there was a poster named Lawgator98 who posted cynical and negative posts. But now he's serving time for transporting minors across state borders. Ox realized that he generated a lot of counter posts so Ox recycled his old posts and turned him into a bot that rehashes the same repetitive posts mostly triggered by certain keywords. Just ignore it.
                 
                • AFCatholicGator

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                  I’ll respond by saying Macelwain took 2 teams to Atlanta. Both teams would have gotten destroyed by this Mullen team. Also I knew both those Mac teams had ZERO chance winning in ATL and so did everyone else. But even with our flaws I’d give this team a punchers chance against anyone in the country.
                   
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                      Don't sweat it, man. They're just super emotional and unstable. Kind of like women.
                       
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                        This thread has traction!
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                          So do chiropractors offices...
                           
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                            I heard the Commish will be giving us these next week.
                             
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                              Welcome back.
                               
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                                Oh. I forgot about itraz, Law's prison wife. Law's not allowed to be near the internet so itraz sometimes post's in his stead. You'll recognize his long winded posts as being mostly copypasta from Wikipedia with a passive aggressive tone at best or left-handed compliment towards Mullen at worse.
                                 
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                                  Race to a million!!!!!
                                   
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                                    In fairness mostly drunk too.
                                     
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                                      In all seriousness, no one... I mean NO ONE want DM. We all were afraid of Strickland going to the comfort well and signing Cousin Eddie. We all were afraid of the track record of not being able to perform over top talent, higher rated teams not to mention recruiting. We all tried to tell ourselves it was Cowbell and it would be different at UF.

                                      Guess what... he broke a 30 year record against Kentucky (at home), he’s lost to the Dwags both years (his coaching) his recruit has been meh, especially after kids don’t qualify for school and ranking drop out of Top 10.

                                      He still has a long way to go.
                                       
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                                        Plenty of torque too.
                                         
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                                          Quit being a damn whimp. You want a more positive outlook , POST MORE and make it happen.
                                           

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