Last year, some Ohio State fans — specifically,
According to the Orlando Sentinel, Gatortailgating.com is collecting donations for a billboard to be placed on I-10 just outside of Tallahassee as a gentle reminder that the Seminoles have not beaten the Gators since November of 2003. And, really, it’s just a “friendly message” from one college fan base to another, and the organization behind the billboard is just trying to have a little fun
at the expense of with their counterparts.
We truly feel that the billboard will be all in good fun. Far from being “in their face,” the billboard’s placement will be located on I-10 westbound outside of Tallahassee, not in their city limits, and certainly not where FSU fans are going to see it every day. Of course they’re going to see it at some point- but so will thousands of Gator fans who live in the Tallahassee area, as well as Gator fans who will be making the trip up for the game this year. This rivalry has a 50+ year history, and even our own coaches, namely Spurrier (who dubbed FSU “Free Shoes University”) and Meyer, who refers to FSU as “The School Out West,” publicly poke fun at them. Lately the rivalry hasn’t been as heated as in years past, and we’re just trying to spice it up a bit- we hardly feel like we’re taking it too far.
Just remember, Seminole Nation, they’re not laughing with you, they’re laughing at you.
Wait, did I say that right?