Thursday, January 08, 2009

Shanoff's Wake-up call - UPDATED

A quick note of thanks to Dan Shanoff of the Sporting News for linking to us. For those of you who aren't familiar, Dan is a Florida alum and used to write something called the "Daily Quickie" for ESPN. Now he has a similar column at the Sporting Blog and his personal blog is here.

UPDATE:

I stand corrected. From Dan Shanoff:

Based on the way I obsess about Florida football, you'd THINK I went to Florida, wouldn't you? Or, at the very least, perhaps grew up in Florida? Or maybe my parents were big Florida fans and instilled that in me. That would be reasonable, wouldn't it?

But, no: The Gators became my favorite team after I met my wife (then girlfriend), the one who DID grow up in Gainesville, steps from the Swamp, and whose family was so immersed in Florida fandom (her parents both went to then worked at UF) that I was overwhelmed and adopted the team as my own.

It was a blind date with my future wife -- and it was love at first sight, for her and for her favorite team.
He's a Gator by marriage. Same as my wife. A Gator nonetheless.

2 comments:

DanShanoff.com said...

Based on the way I obsess about Florida football, you'd THINK I went to Florida, wouldn't you? Or, at the very least, perhaps grew up in Florida? Or maybe my parents were big Florida fans and instilled that in me. That would be reasonable, wouldn't it?

But, no: The Gators became my favorite team only after I met my wife (then girlfriend), the one who DID grow up in Gainesville, steps from the Swamp, and whose family was so immersed in Florida fandom (her parents both went to then worked at UF) that I was overwhelmed and adopted the team as my own.

It was a 2001 blind date with my future wife -- and it was love at first sight, for her and for her favorite team.

-- Dan

Will said...

Sounds like my story: Gator by education, Horned Frog by marriage. Go Reptiles!