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Gators should wear pink jerseys this season and Brandon Spikes is a young Kimbo Slice

Back in Hogtowne...

GAINESVILLE -- The trip to Hoover, Ala., was nice but it's good to back in Gainesville. The worst part of SEC Media Days was missing the Gators' first fan friendly strength and conditioning competition held inside The Swamp on Friday. UF has always held a strong man competition to mark the end of the offseason but Friday's event was the first time it was open to the public. About 1,800 people showed up. Luckily for everyone in attendance, Tebow did not wear his Crocs.

370pxpink_ribbonUF strength coach Mickey Marotti divided the football team into six workout squads and each team represented a different charity. The six charities: American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, Children's Miracle Network, March of Dimes and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

The workout team captained by offensive lineman Jason Watkins won the event. Nice job by the Florida football team to help raise awareness for these important causes. To take the idea further, it would be pretty neat if Florida raised awareness for these charities during the season. Here's how it could get done: Take the color that signifies the representative charity of the team that won the strong man competition and color coordinate an alternate jersey for one of the football games. Do this every year.

Watkins' workout team won Friday's event and represented the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in the process. Each player on Watkins' team wore pink shirts (pink, of course, is the color that signifies break cancer awareness). Now take that color and make a pink jersey and get the football team to wear the jerseys during one of the home games this season. Sell the pink commemorative jerseys to fans and donate all the money to the charity. If a team representing the American Heart Association wins the strong man competition next year, then the Gators would wear red jerseys for one game.

Wow, what a great idea. I blame Tebow for my charitable epiphany this fine Sunday morning. He's quite the influence, you know. BUT I WILL NEVER WEAR CROCS!

I'll leave y'all with these haunting images...First, UF starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes during the strong man competition.
Spikes

I think Spikes has been watching too much UFC during the offseason.

Kimboslice

Got a feeling Miami native Kimbo Slice is not a Gators fan. Could be wrong.

-jo-

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Nice brainstorming this morning, Jo. Although I am not a Florida fan, at least the school has you to bring worthwhile sports coverage. I am proud to be a loyal reader of your blog. Keep up the good work!

Nice brainstorming this morning, Jo. Although I am not a Florida fan, at least the school has you to bring worthwhile sports coverage. I am proud to be a loyal reader of your blog. Keep up the good work!

Nice brainstorming this morning, Jo. Although I am not a Florida fan, at least the school has you to bring worthwhile sports coverage. I am proud to be a loyal reader of your blog. Keep up the good work!

We should wear pink for LSU and beat them in pink!

Kimbo got his butt kicked in his last fight. The only thing that saved him was a severed ear of the other fighter. Kimbo was on his back the entire time, gettin punched and elbowed in the face. God bless'im. He's only human.

Jim Fitzptrick, what are you talking about? What fight were you watching? It definately was not Kimbo's best showing but he did not get his but kicked. Those punches and elbows had no power behind them

What is a NOT-A-GAY-TORFAN?
Go to your own blog!

T-bag should where the pink jersey....

Our defense is small and slow. I hope Marve doesn't lay 50 on us.

If the Gators were to emerge from the tunnel in red jerseys, you would witness about 90,000 heads explode in the Swamp.

Charity is one thing, but red is for puppies.

Couldn't be against Georgia, I guess.

-jo-

He could have been the champ.

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