Saturday, December 05, 2009

And So It Ends

With the mission unfinished, and reeking of hubris.

The type of hubris that is more concerned with picking out uniforms than true motivation. The type of hubris that has fans booking flights and rooms months ago in a place that we had yet to earn. The type of hubris born of a soft schedule.

The type of hubris that gets drunk on a Tuesday and falls asleep at a stoplight.

Congrats to Alabama. You were the better team. Represent well.

13 comments:

vince said...

If only Saban had called two timeouts in those final 10 seconds when the Gators were crying to get off the field..... ah, the night would have been perfect. I really wanted the Tide to be able to "enjoy the moment."

Amos said...

I think the Tide have one more game left before they can feel like they should be enjoying anything.

Hogbody Spradlin said...

You might as well throw in the type of hubris that produces posts like the one below. Besides, Bama is the original fountain of college football hubris, and it showed up and played.

It happened to Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma, it happened to Miami, it happened to the Patriots.

Mergz said...

Hog - There was meant to be a certain amount of "man in the mirror" to the post.

Hogbody Spradlin said...

As I'm certain you know there was a certain amount of enjoyment in mine.

You'll probably be able to change the airline tickets within a year with about a $75 fee. I'm sure you'll be able to sell the game tickets to a very pleasant elderly gentleman who wil be carrying his own toilet parer and detergent.

Larry said...

Yeah, I know what you mean about the uniforms. Let's fact it: in many ways it is Urban Meyer's job to promote the Gator nation to the rest of the nation. And last night he (and his employees) tarnished the Gator nation, from not only the product they placed on the field, but also they impugned the Gator trademark--i.e. our uniforms. Who the heck could have turned on the television not knowing who was playing and figured out it was the mighty Gators. Not only did we play like an average D II football school, but also the uniforms in no way reflected the great tradition of Orange and Blue. So Urban: tell your liberal, tree huggin' designer consultant that the Gator nation wants nothing to do with those sissy ass uniforms and those throw back helmets. Hell, throw them back. Maybe it was a good thing the Gators were playing incognito: high school seniors tuning into the game, who were thinkin' of coming to Florida, might believe they were not watchin' the Gators but some other team.

Vidor said...

Amos: there's an SEC title to celebrate, first in ten years.

Also...

http://sauriansagacity.blogspot.com/search/label/Empires%20Fall

Still dead?

Mergz said...

Vidor - Nope, I would say very much alive. But don't go getting "Gator cocky" before ya'll bring home a BCS title (for which I am rooting - the SEC has never lost a BCS title game).

Vidor said...

First SEC title in 10 years and only the second since Stallings and Co. 17 years ago. Surely we can be a little cocky.

As for Texas, they sure looked beatable...but so did Alabama a week ago against Auburn. Which Mark Ingram shows up will probably make the difference.

I wonder how many times Alabama will have to go to the SECCG before they play a team other than the Gators.

Amos said...

I'll also be rooting Bama. As for playing someone other than the Gators in the SECCG, I'd say there's a good chance it'll be next year.

Zach said...

I still think Florida is the team to beat in the East next year. We have a great class coming in, Brantley is still amazing, and no one else in the East looks like they are close.

Trader Rick said...

What a GREAT season the Gators are having!!!!

Zach said...

It is a great season.