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Party foul: UGA upset wrests control of SEC East from No. 3 Gators

Florida quarterback Driskel passes under pressure from Georgia's Jones during the second quarter of their NCAA college football game in Jacksonville AP

Yes, it was kind of game that only the mother of a rivalry could love.  Yes, it was a stunning display of football inefficiency.

No, Georgia could care less how it looked, thank you very much.

In a game marred by penalties, turnovers and across-the-board ineptitude, and in which No. 3 Florida could’ve clinched a spot in the SEC championship game, No. 12 Georgia stunned the unbeaten Gators 17-9 in the 90th/91st edition of the World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party in Jacksonville.

While some would call the game a gritty defensive slobberknocker that harkened back to the black-and-white glory days of the sport, there’s only one way to describe what was wrought on the college football world: two-bag ugly.

The two teams combined for 24 penalties for 237 yards; 8-for-27 on third down conversions; just 2.6 yards per rush attempt; and nine turnovers — five interceptions and four fumbles.  Six of the turnovers were by Florida, with the last one proving to be a potentially fatal blow for both UF’s SEC and BcS aspirations.

With 2:05 left and trailing by eight, Gator tight end Jordan Reed was on the receiving end of a 13-yard Jeff Driskel pass and, just as he was about to cross the goal line for a touchdown, he was stripped of the football by UGA standout Jarvis Jones.  The ball tumbled into the end zone for a touchback, with the Bulldogs regaining possession and the Gators literally fumbling the game away.

With the win, UGA sits in the SEC East driver’s seat.  All that now stands between the Bulldogs and a second consecutive early-December trip to Atlanta are wins over Ole Miss and Auburn the next two weeks.

Should Georgia stumble against either of those two teams, however, Florida could still claim the East crown with a win over Missouri next weekend.

The Gators’ best chance for a division title and a shot at a spot in the BcS title game, though, was with a win.  Just like the ball for 60 minutes, however, it slipped right out of their hands.

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70 Responses to “Party foul: UGA upset wrests control of SEC East from No. 3 Gators”
  1. edweird0 says: Oct 27, 2012 7:46 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA. Let me be the first to say:

    THANK YOU UGA! Silly gators took you Long enough

  2. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 7:48 PM

    Now, if the other bBulldogs could take care of Bama, we will have a SEC free BCS championship.

    My god, SEC football is painful to watch. That game was horrid.

  3. trojanwarrior007 says: Oct 27, 2012 7:53 PM

    Must suck when your best receiver coughs up the ball and coughs up Florida’s national championship hopes.

  4. jgater1981 says: Oct 27, 2012 7:55 PM

    Pretty sure Georgia recovered the ball IN the endzone.

  5. woebegong says: Oct 27, 2012 7:56 PM

    That is the UGA defense that has been AWOL for the first games this season. They can make any game close or a win when they play like that. The offense couldn’t even keep UGA from victory today.
    Taintedlombardis, I hate to disappoint you but a SEC team will be playing, one way or another for the crystal ball at the end of the season. Just remember, whether it is UGA or Alabama, that “Offense wins games, but defense wins championships”.

  6. crasheddreams says: Oct 27, 2012 7:56 PM

    yes he recovered in the endzone… great accurate John Taylor…Get on top of your game son!

  7. micklethepickle says: Oct 27, 2012 7:57 PM

    Saw this coming a mile away, and posted a comment on your weekly predictions that UF was MASSIVELY overrated. My Dawgs aren’t the best team, but you don’t have to be to finish off the Gators. Kind of tough for UF to beat a team that doesn’t giftwrap 21 points in the first quarter, isn’t it? Haha, maybe now Oregon can take their rightful spot at number 2.

    HOW BOUT THEM DAWGS?!?!

  8. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 8:02 PM

    I don’t think that the SeC defenses are that great, it’s just that their offenses are that bad. They get fat and pad their stats with the Florida Atlantic’s and ULM’s (oops, sorry Arkansas) of the world. Then play for the BCS in what amounts to a home game. OVERRATED

  9. gamustangdude says: Oct 27, 2012 8:07 PM

    You can never base a rivalry game off stats and what occurred in earlier games. UGA fans knew that UGA’s defense had talent, for some reason they couldn’t put it together. I predicted a 24-17 win. Driskel has been suspect throwing the ball all year and today proved it. TWO IN A ROW!!!! GO DAWGS!!!!

  10. 305fan says: Oct 27, 2012 8:08 PM

    How about some Robitussin for that nasty cough. The gators late season collapse has begun.

  11. blueglaze says: Oct 27, 2012 8:20 PM

    Tainted you dog too deep. You just described oregons schedule. There will be an SEC Nat champ this year.. Get real read your stats and study up fella;)

  12. woebegong says: Oct 27, 2012 8:28 PM

    Tainted sure is confident that the SEC will not be the BCS champs once again, isn’t he? One thing we do know for sure is that it will not be USC. Offenses win games, but defenses win championships. It is proven time and again, and will be this year as well.

  13. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 8:35 PM

    How ’bout them Auburn Tigers? Down 35 in the first half!

  14. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 8:43 PM

    Somehow I’m not surprised taintedlombardis doesn’t respect defensive football. Let me guess … you’re on the West Coast. Pacific Northwest, by any chance? LOL

  15. dgbk says: Oct 27, 2012 9:06 PM

    so the gators drop the ball left and right and thats great uga defense…. but when scar did it last week the gators were gift wrapped a win and are overated that makes sense… congrats to uga won’t make any excuses for my team they lost a close one today…

  16. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 9:07 PM

    Sorry homers. The gig is up this year. The crappy weak schedules stick out like a sore thumb. The nation is on to how the NCAA feeds it’s cash cow. Follow the $$$. Chizik will also have his NC at Auburn stripped in a few years. Fairley and Newton gotz paidz…and all the oversigning Saban does, something will come up there…and LSU…I mean seriously, Les Miles is a horrible coach, but a good recruiter $$$…

  17. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 9:23 PM

    taint, you do realize that Auburn is losing to another SEC team, right?

    Hmmm … in your world, other teams’ Lombardis are “tainted” and the jig is up on how the SEC wins its trophies.

    Let me guess … when you lose at Madden, you throw the controller across the room, and you always refuse to be “it” when playing tag with your lil friends.

  18. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 9:31 PM

    Deb, I’m sorry you’re fat. Truly. It is a cruel world for a big girl.

  19. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 9:38 PM

    I apologize Deb. You seem like a nice person and I have no idea if you are fat. I’m an idiot.

  20. freemantowilliams says: Oct 27, 2012 9:40 PM

    Jarvis jones is a BEAST! I hope my bucs are position to draft him

  21. dcroz says: Oct 27, 2012 9:43 PM

    taintedlombardis:

    I’m sure the last several years have been rough for you, what with the SEC being the top conference in the country in football. So, with that in mind, and on behalf of SEC fans everywhere, I’d like to say one thing:

    We apologize.

    We apologize that we have won the last six BCS National Championships and eight of the seventeen that have been awarded. In case the math is too much for you, that’s just over one-half of them.

    We apologize that we rountinely send nine or ten teams to bowl games every year, and win the majority of them…unless our opponent is the Big Ten, in which case we win almost all of them.

    We apologize that our conference generates the highest television ratings and sell the most tickets of any conference in the country. When you have such a great package, everyone wants to see it.

    We apologize that we send more players to the NFL than anyone else, and because of that, we tend to get the largest piece of talent in the country, because those kids know that playing on Saturday in the SEC gives you the best chance for playing on Sunday in the NFL.

    We apologize that we have the loudest fans, the biggest RVs, the best tailgaiting, the prettiest coeds, and the best atmosphere for college football anywhere.

    And finally, we apologize just for being…the S! E! C! S! E! C! S! E! C!

    Really, we do.

  22. frank booth says: Oct 27, 2012 9:43 PM

    Tainted- its a crueler world for morons such as yourself. Just because a girl is making a fool out of you (not that you don’t do a good enough job on your own), you have to resort to calling her fat. What a big man!

    The reality is that the small part of the body referred to (as slang) as the “taint” has more class and intelligence than you do.

    Thanks for the laughs, little man.

  23. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 9:48 PM

    Well booth, she took it to a personal level first. Secondly, I apologized. I love Internet “knights in shining armor”. The keyboard is the only place they are brave…

  24. ndnut says: Oct 27, 2012 9:52 PM

    @dcroz
    8/17<.5 so no, the SEC has not won OVER half the BcS (alleged) championships, rather they have won just UNDER half of the computer clinker championships. Must be that SEC math…

  25. dcroz says: Oct 27, 2012 10:02 PM

    Oh, wait, I’m sorry…it’s be FIFTEEN BCS title that have been awarded. So it’s 8/15 > 0.5.

    Guess I ran out of fingers to count them on.

  26. dcroz says: Oct 27, 2012 10:03 PM

    That should say, “it’s been FIFTEEN BCS titles…” Sorry, I have a cold.

  27. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 10:17 PM

    taint …

    You came out of absolute nowhere and personally attacked me last week, and you weren’t responding to anything I’d posted about you, your team, or your conference. I’d never seen or heard of you before, much less posted anything to or about you. So save the “poor lil me” bit about how I “took it to a personal level first.” Since you were posting “Deb sucks” before I’d ever heard of you, it’s hard to take your apology seriously now.

    My comments here were a direct response to your poor sportsmanship regarding the SEC. Hit my team(s), players, coaches, or conference, and I hit back–just like any other fan. frank booth isn’t playing a knight in shining armor. He just has class. As for the fat joke, yeah … I’ve heard that before. It’s the second most popular comeback to “Get me a sandwich.” I don’t know whether to feel sorrier that you guys have such limited imaginations or that you can’t imagine an attractive woman can know her football.

  28. campfiresondesertandlava says: Oct 27, 2012 10:24 PM

    Go Dawgs, sic ‘em!

  29. frank booth says: Oct 27, 2012 10:24 PM

    taintedlombardis says:
    Oct 27, 2012 9:48 PM
    Well booth, she took it to a personal level first. Secondly, I apologized. I love Internet “knights in shining armor”. The keyboard is the only place they are brave…

    ================================================
    It’s amazing that you can follow a stupid comment with another of ignorance. It’s almost like you have diarrhea of the fingers and just can’t stop.

    I don’t want you to stop, however. I find you amusing.

  30. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 10:42 PM

    Booth, you’re lame as fuck.. You have said nothing of substance. Sorry you disapproved of my earlier comments, and I wished I could have taken them down; however, your comments are a case of keyboard courage.

    And Deb, yes I did say you sucked, because I grew tired of your homeriffic nauseating comments. People post here to have fun and talk a little smack, so I apologize for those over the top comments as well.

  31. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 11:04 PM

    Well, taint, I post to have fun and talk a little smack, too. But when I have fun and talk a little smack, you squeal like a stuck pig that I suck and must be a pitiful fat girl because a) you’re a sore loser and it’s obvious your college and pro teams are losing in the trophy count when compared with mine, and b) you haven’t the imagination to come up with anything better.

    Yes, yes, it’s always homeriffic when we talk about how much we love our teams. But it’s never homeriffic when you whine because your teams can’t manage to get their hands on those oh-so-easy-to-win crystal balls or those tainted Lombardis. Bless your heart. LOL

    By the way … it’s TWENTY. That’s the current combined count of Alabama and Pittsburgh’s trophies. Of course, that accounts only for the National and Super Bowl championship hardware. No taint at all. They shine up just fine.

    Now you suck … it up.

  32. taintedlombardis says: Oct 27, 2012 11:20 PM

    Nothing lacks more imagination than “count the rings”. Hmmm…the Steelers and Alabama, what a weird combo…two teams that are far from clean and have pasts littered with controversy. From sanctions, to steroids, to referee scandals…there are plenty of reasons to hate those teams for reasons other than “they win”, but you know that.

  33. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 11:37 PM

    My dad’s from Alabama, so I’m a Tide fan by birth. The pros aren’t as popular in the South; I discovered the NFL as a kid when the Steelers were all that and have been a fan for 35 years. The Steelers went 26 years without a championship, and Alabama was virtually irrelevant for 17 years. I love both teams like family, which is about the culture of the organizations. The trophies are just icing.

    Neither team has been involved in any scandal beyond what other teams experience. Blown calls aren’t scandals. Steroids were in widespread use throughout the league from the late 1960s until they were banned in the mid-1980s. It was an even playing field then … as it is now. Alabama, like most programs, has been sanctioned, but not affecting our championship teams. I don’t lose sleep over the fantasy controversies created by sore losers. And since my username isn’t Sixburgh, I’d say “trophies” are a much bigger issue for you than me.

  34. frank booth says: Oct 27, 2012 11:42 PM

    taintedlombardis says:
    Oct 27, 2012 10:42 PM
    Booth, you’re lame as fuck.. You have said nothing of substance. Sorry you disapproved of my earlier comments, and I wished I could have taken them down; however, your comments are a case of keyboard courage.
    ================================================
    I just wanted to stop back and tell you that you’re doing a terrific job of playing the fool. Keep it up.

  35. pedagoguish says: Oct 27, 2012 11:46 PM

    Isn’t it amazing how yesterday’s list of future SEC national champions has become today’s litany of losers? LSU? South Carolina? Florida? Guess who’s next.

    The SEC is yesterday’s story. Something new has happened in football, but you poor benighted rednecks haven’t noticed yet. Oregon is playing football like it has never been played before. Duck defense is substantial; Duck offense is unstoppable. No one will touch them this year.

    Learn a little history. The Ducks recall the success of the 1940 Stanford Wow Boys. Clark Shaughnessy introduced the T-formation to college ball, and no one could stop the Indians. No one can stop Chip Kelly’s hurry up spread offense, certainly not any D- “scholar-athletes” from the Confederacy. Get used to it, SEC. Your reign is over.

  36. Deb says: Oct 27, 2012 11:53 PM

    pedagoguish …

    The Confederacy died in 1865. Perhaps you should learn a little history.

    A hurry-up spread offense isn’t new, by the way. And Alabama is still ranked number one. Thanks for the warning about the Ducks. But the only team on my radar is LSU.

  37. pedagoguish says: Oct 28, 2012 12:02 AM

    Hey, Deb,

    Taint’s really got your head spinning today. Does it hurt?

    Your friend,
    Pedagoguish

  38. kozbee says: Oct 28, 2012 12:11 AM

    Who has tickets for the National Championship Bama vs Ducks. Bama by 10. SEC wins another Championship..

  39. dawgs105 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:12 AM

    @pedagoguish
    I remember a lot of Ducks fans saying the same stuff a few years ago. How did that turn out for y’all?

    Go Dawgs!

  40. pedagoguish says: Oct 28, 2012 12:34 AM

    Dawg,

    Oregon now has better talent than ever and a defense to match its offense. Georgia can’t get out of its own way. Pathetic. You wouldn’t stand five minutes on the field with Oregon. 45-nil by halftime. Enjoy your short-lived triumph. You likely won’t even get out of the SEC.

    Other Dawgs Fan, Seattle

  41. timh1955 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:35 AM

    “If” UGA makes it to the SEC Championship Alabama is going to absolutely kill them! It will be like an NFL team playing a high school team.

  42. pedagoguish says: Oct 28, 2012 12:43 AM

    Deb,

    I am fully aware that the Confederacy ended in 1865, but when I listen to the slackjawed ‘Bama fans I hear on Paul Finebaum’s radio show, I’m not altogether sure that any of y’all realize it yet.

    Ped

  43. rtfox says: Oct 28, 2012 2:23 AM

    Where r ped and taint from?

  44. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 28, 2012 2:33 AM

    @pedagoguish
    You come back and let us know when Oregon had beaten an SEC team, till then go and quack somewhere else.

  45. thecrazyasianinseccountry says: Oct 28, 2012 2:35 AM

    Had beaten !?!
    Has beaten !?!? Thank the God this is not English class.

  46. rtfox says: Oct 28, 2012 7:37 AM

    Don’t tell me that ped is one of those fair weather duck fans.

  47. pedagoguish says: Oct 28, 2012 8:55 AM

    rtfox,

    It is impossible to be a fair weather anything here in the Northwest. Obviously you’ve never lived here.

    Ped

  48. manchestermiracle says: Oct 28, 2012 10:23 AM

    I’d make some snide comment about sloppy football regarding this game, but I yesterday I sat through the USC Condoms snatching defeat from the jaws of victory so I’ll slink off now and mow the lawn.

  49. rtfox says: Oct 28, 2012 11:10 AM

    Ped, been in Portland 17 years. When the ducks started winning everyone is a ducks fan, when they r not, they get on the USC band wagon.

  50. rtfox says: Oct 28, 2012 11:15 AM

    So ped, u listen to Paul finebaum? So ur a slack jawed fan also?

  51. Deb says: Oct 28, 2012 1:48 PM

    @rtfox …

    ped’s an Oregon fan from the Pacific Northwest. Something tells me taint is from the same region.

    @ped …

    Takes a lot to get my head spinning. So far, taint hasn’t shown a lot :) I avoid talk radio of all stripes. If they’re refighting the Civil War on Finebaum’s show, it’s just as well. But I suspect they’re just talking football.

    It genuinely doesn’t matter to me what the Ducks are doing because I don’t get ahead of myself. My only concern is LSU.

  52. rtfox says: Oct 28, 2012 3:34 PM

    Deb, I’m sure ped and taint r from the pacific northwest and duck fans. That’s the type of comments u would expect from UO fans. Like the UO team, if things don’t go their way, they turn into gangsters, thugs, and bullies. When people like u and others leave intelligent comments, they can’t respond the same way, so they respond the only way they know how, name calling and insults.

  53. pedagoguish says: Oct 28, 2012 4:22 PM

    It’s so reassuring to see that Deb stands pontifically above the fray. If I was her I wouldn’t worry too much about LSU, though. It doesn’t much matter who comes out of the Southeast. Oregon will crush any of them.

  54. timh1955 says: Oct 28, 2012 5:39 PM

    @PEDAGOGUISH

    So Oregon will destroy any SEC team? You mean like they did last year against LSU and the year before against Auburn? Oregon plays in a very weak conference and Oregon doesn’t play anyone with a good defense.

  55. Deb says: Oct 28, 2012 9:36 PM

    @rtfox …

    Yes, poor losers … but in ped’s case, he tries to disguise it with pomposity.

  56. gamustangdude says: Oct 29, 2012 11:16 AM

    I like Oregan fans that claim, “We gonna beat all de SEC teams” after they lose two in a row to two different SEC teams in back to back years. I know, I know, but this year’s different right? So was last year, and the year before that. Keep dreaming, you need to earn the right to talk crap on this blog. Especially if you’re panties are in a bunch regarding the SEC. Don’t worry, as long as Oregon doesn’t pull their annual choke-a-thon, they might get thier wish again, wait…wait…wait… Third times a charm right?

  57. pedagoguish says: Oct 30, 2012 2:15 AM

    Luv to listen to you Southerners. By making football more important than culture or education, you’ve managed to have your way on the college scene for the better part of a decade. It has bred in all of you an intolerable arrogance, one that is detested by much of the rest of the country.

    Face it. You can’t stand it when people from a region far removed from the deep South challenge that arrogance. Get used to it. The rest of us are going to attack the notion that SEC football gets an automatic entry into the national championship. Last year’s game was a sham. The winner was champion of the Confederacy, not of the nation.

    It is the fervent wish of many of us that you will slay each other on the football field and allow undefeated Notre Dame, Kansas State, or Oregon to play each other in the championship game. It may not happen, but would to God it does.
    In the meantime, keep paying you football coaches five times what you pay your teachers. It may help you sustain your dominance.

  58. timh1955 says: Oct 30, 2012 2:26 AM

    @pedagoguish
    What a totally ignorant comment. Have you even been to college?? Do you ever travel outside your trailer park? It’s incredible that you have the ability to even turn a computer on. By the way, in case your simple mind didn’t know it, the BCS is set up so that the two best teams in college football play each other in the National Championship game. Last year the two best teams played for the NC and Alabama won. I’m sure you are upset because your community college didn’t get a shot at it but that’s the way the system is set up.

  59. pedagoguish says: Oct 30, 2012 2:43 AM

    timh: Are you actually contending that the BCS system picks the best qualified teams to play for the national championship? If that is so, then how can there be such a discrepancy between the human Harris/Coaches polls and the computer rankings?

    Alabama had no business playing in the national championship game. They disqualified themselves through their special teams ineptitude against LSU in that thrilling 6-3 “Game of the Century.”

  60. frank booth says: Oct 30, 2012 3:03 AM

    Pedagoguish-

    I would assume that you are aware that college football coaches, for the most part, are paid commensurate to the revenue and profit that the program generates.

    If you look at the top 15 revenue-producing college programs, and the top-paid coaches, you’ll see that is generally the case with few exceptions.

    One of those exceptions is Chip Kelly. He is the 12 highest paid coach, yet his program is not in the top 25 of revenue producing programs, but it is in the Top 25 of expenditures and has one of the lower profits of those teams.

    How much do teachers make at Oregon? Is it generally within 5 times of what Chip Kelly makes?

  61. timh1955 says: Oct 30, 2012 3:22 AM

    @pedagoguish
    The final score of the Bama/LSU was 9-6….not 6-3 so your credibility in regards to facts is already in doubt. Again, as most knowledgeable football fans know, the two best teams in college football in 2011 were Alabama and LSU. In addition, the best conference is the SEC and the PAC12 isn’t even #2 or #3.

  62. pedagoguish says: Oct 30, 2012 8:10 AM

    I stand corrected. It was a perception thing. The “Game of the Century” (Which? 19th?) was so interminable it just SEEMED like 6-3.

    Have you ever seen two teams play so poorly? You call it defense. I call it ineptitude on offense and an absolutely unfathomable failure by Alabama special teams. How can any team call itself a national champion when it can’t put a reasonably reliable kicker on the field?

  63. foreverlsu says: Oct 30, 2012 10:56 AM

    The only thing I remember about the Oregon Ducks was the butt whipping handed to them by LSU last year. 40-20!

    Quack fans talked the same smack last year about how much speed they had. Then I see LSU DL Barkevious Mingo run down LaMichael James from behind in the backfield. That was right before all everything Kenjon Barner had the ball taken from him like he was a little 6 year old. Talk about lame!

    Bring it, Quacks!

  64. Deb says: Oct 30, 2012 1:39 PM

    pedagoguish is just getting his rocks off ridiculing Southerners because he desperately needs to feel superior to someone. That alone speaks volumes about his life.

    Sorry to break it to you, ped, but you don’t speak for the nation or the whole of college football fandom. Again, you might want to purchase a history book because the Confederacy ceased to exist in 1865. You are nearly a century and a half out of step.

    In addition to producing great football, the South has produced the author of the Declaration of Independence, and many great statesmen. Our culture has given the world R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, and gospel music. Our great novelists include Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, Larry McMurtry, Cormac McCarthy, Zora Neale Hurston, Robert Penn Warren, Toni Morrison, Eudora Welty, Alice Walker, plus the extraordinary playwright Tennessee Williams, and the two best nonfiction writers of all time, Truman Capote and Tom Wolfe.

    Yes, we’ve had some dark history. So has every other region of the country, including yours. I’m not responsible for the darkness that occurred a century before my birth. You, however, are responsible for the bigotry you spew in every post.

  65. pedagoguish says: Oct 30, 2012 9:42 PM

    Sorry Deb, but your timeline is a bit out of date. The Confederacy may have died in 1865, but the heinous prejudices of white southerners lived on into 1965 when I was helping to register voters of color. I saw dogs attacking students, water hoses blasting civilians, and vitriol spewing from the mouths of Southern politicians

    I cannot forget how, back in the Fifties, my grandfather would rant at the T.V. when “Ole’ Miss” would drag out dozens of Stars and Bars at halftime and parade them around the football field. We half expected to see men in white hoods and burning crosses as a supplement to the marching band and cheerleaders. My grandfather hated that flag, not for the racism it represented, but because it was a “traitor flag,” as despicable as a swastika.

    I’ve twice listened to you rave about the superior culture of the South: Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, yada, yada, yada. Its easy enough to be creative when you are painting from a palette of ignorance and racism. Maybe we don’t have quite the selection of Nobel laureates in the West because we don’t need them.

    Some things have changed in the intervening years, but the arrogance that isolates Texans and other of their ilk from the rest of the country is still pervasive. Y’all need to cool your jets, accept that other regions of the nation might have something to offer the world of sports, and be prepared to step aside when better teams earn the right to play for the highest honors. Time will tell, but I believe that time is now.

  66. frank booth says: Oct 30, 2012 10:07 PM

    Ped-

    Your last post is ridiculous. You rip on the south, put someone in a position to defend it, and then when they do, you try to position it as arrogance and a “rave about the superior culture of the South”.

    Try setting up your “straw men” somewhere else, because your efforts here are quite transparent.

    Prejudice is not something that is limited to the South. Your actions are proof of that. You are clearly prejudiced against the South. This isn’t so much about football for you as it is a hatred of all things South. The last post really brought it to life.

    You are the embodiment of that which you hate. Go get some help. I believe the time for that is now.

    BTW, I’m not from the South nor do I have any ties to it.

  67. timh1955 says: Oct 30, 2012 10:57 PM

    @Ped

    You have SERIOUS issues! You are an obvious racist with big time discrimination issues. I don’t care to associate with people like you nor do I want my children to as I don’t want them to grow up bigoted like you.

  68. timh1955 says: Oct 30, 2012 10:59 PM

    @Ped

    Also, I am not from the south either (I am from the Washington DC area) but I live in Atlanta now and I assure you it is MUCH more progressive than whatever it is you live.

  69. tlmoon2112 says: Nov 1, 2012 10:01 AM

    Pretty sure I did say I was cautiously optomistic that we (Gators) weren’t as good as everyone said we were and they proved me right. However, we dont have anything to be ashamed of. NOBODY expected us to be where we were before we lost this game to UGA….NOBODY.
    Major improvement has taken place and we should stand up for that. Just dont give me this “we’re back” crap. We’re not back, we’re nobody until we win the SEC and get back to the title game.

  70. Deb says: Nov 1, 2012 7:38 PM

    I was away from the computer for a couple of days, but thank you frank booth and timh1955 for your eloquent responses to ped. You said everything that needed to be said.

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