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Does UF need Moody for the home stretch?

GAINESVILLE -- The first player off the practice field on Sunday night was one of the last players off the playing field on Saturday. And he was still running.

Redshirt sophomore Emmanuel Moody sprinted past reporters on Sunday evening. The running back's cleats smacked against the pavement outside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium as he dashed from practice field to football facility, thunderous proof that the high-ankle sprain he suffered more than a month ago against Ole Miss is behind him. Not that Moody needed to offer any more evidence. He led the Gators in rushing on Saturday with 71 yards on seven carries despite entering the game late -- UF's second offensive series of the fourth quarter.

Moody made his Cocktail Party debut after the celebratory corks had already popped but he offered his coaches an important message all the same: Don't forget about me.

Take away Moody's 71 rushing yards and UF only had 113 on Saturday. Chris Rainey and Jeff Demps were UF's first options out of the backfield against UGA but they were shut down and only combined to rush for 30 yards on 13 carries. Meanwhile, Moody averaged 10.1 yards per carry.

Now, I'm fully aware that Moody's carries came against a defeated Georgia defense that had already quit by the fourth quarter. But from the press box, Moody looked like one of the Gators' best offensive options regardless of the situation. He was certainly the best running back at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on Saturday and that includes UGA running back Knowshon Moreno, who rushed for 65 yards on 17 carries.

Everyone is aware that UF coach Urban Meyer is infatuated with running backs the size of Micro Machines. It wouldn't be a bad idea to fall in love with Moody during the final four games of the regular season. He could be the key to winning the SEC.

GIVE ME YOUR BCS SCENARIO
Beat writers who cover the Gators were offering their predictions for bowl-game scenarios last night before UF's practice ended. Assuming most people who read this blog want Florida to end up in Dolphin Stadium for the BCS national championship, give me your scenario for how that happens. Here's mine...

1. Obviously, UF can't lose another game.
2. Texas Tech loses to Oklahoma State but beats Oklahoma.
3. Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma.
4. Alabama enters the SEC championship game undefeated and still No.1 in the BCS
5. UF defeats Alabama in the SEC championship game.
6. UF plays Penn State in the title game

A win for the Gators against No.1 Alabama will put UF in the title game if the Big 12 South shakes out the way I outlined. This, of course, is just my opinion. It's also my opinion that a one-loss Oklahoma team will play in the title game before a one-loss UF team. UF gets in over a one-loss Oklahoma State team or one-loss Texas Tech.

HADEN NAMED SEC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UF cornerback Joe Haden was named SEC defensive player of the week by league officials. Haden's interception led to UF's 21-3 in the second half and signaled the beginning of the end for UGA. To read more about Haden's honor CLICK ME!

SHELLEY MEYER SMACK TALK
According to a Sporting News Today columnist, Urban Meyer's wife did all the talking for her husband after UF 49, UGA 10. CLICK ME!

-jo-

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I think you need to account for Texas in that scenario as well.


It cracks me up to see all U gayturds come out the woodworks to talk trash NOW after spending most of this decade licking the soles of UM and Fsu's Nike's. Before '06 U were posting fire R. Zook blogs and burning crosses in front of Chris Leak's crib. Fast foward a couple years later now U talk isht like U R the best thing since sliced bread. U haven't won anything yet. Yeah U may be blowing out the teams in that overrated confrence, but bare in mind your lowest point total of the season came against UM, arguably the youngest team in the country! We don't have to keep telling U whats coming cause U already know! After Teabow (whom draft experts say won't even be a first day pick) and Harvin leave YOU WILL go back to being what you have always been: UM AND FSU BOOTLICKERS! VAULT IT!

Posted by: Canester-Nip | November 03, 2008 at 09:01 AM

2 Florida State (beat the little u and soon will be defeated by the real U)
#23 Maryland

You should brag about the BCS rankings when your team is capable of beating teams appearing in the BCS Poll.

Posted by: UFGator1972 | November 03, 2008 at 02:11 AM

First off i like to say that I really have no use to talk about the gayturds. After this last game in which we lost i was happy for U. JUST IMAGINE LOSING TO THE SAME TEAM SIX TIMES IN A ROW. aND FINALLY AFTER ALL OF THAT U GAYTURDS FINALLY PULLED ONE OUT. SO CONGRATS ALL U GAYTURD FANS BUT KNOW ONE THING ONE WIN MAKES U. WE OUR LEADING IN THE SERIES WE ARE ALSO WINNING IN NUMBER OF CHAMPIONSHIPS AND WE ARE ALSO WINNING IN NUMBER OF IMPACT PLAYERS IN THE NFL. SO ONE LOST HURT (YES IT DID) BUT KNOWING WE HISTORICALLY BETTER THEN U NO MATTER WHAT TIM TEABAG AND URBAN LIER DO THIS YEAR IS PRICELESS.

Posted by: UFGator1972 | November 03, 2008 at 02:11 AM

HERE GOES ANOTHER CLOWN WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT COLLAGE FOOTBALL. We are the U evident in how many players we put in the NFL compared to ur spread running team whos players can't last more then a year in the NFL. Yes i get it UF invented gatorade so they think they are the smartest people in the world but check this what happens when u IMPLEMENT the spread offense on a team with speed? U retard their growth, which is why i have to see jessie palmer everyday on damn tv( youngest anchor in espn history.) Or jabber gaffeny who since tom brady went down reverted back to his can play in the nfl days.

SO UF GAYTOR, WE ARE THE U

Posted by: 5ringsIZahandful | November 03, 2008 at 09:37 AM

UMMM..... I NEEDED TO BUY SOMETHING BUT MY CREDIT CARD SEEMS TO BE MISSING. i HEARD i CAN GET SOME CREDIT CARDS FROM SOME UF PLAYERS. HEY IF THE UF PLAYERS DONT CARE THAT THEY TOOK IT FROM A DEAD BODY WHY SHOULD i HA!!!!

O SNAP THERE WAS A REX GROSSMAN SIGHTING YESTERDAY.

KEEP GOING URBAN LIAR, KEEP RETARTING THE GROWTH OF THE FLORIDA GAYTURDS..

By all means IZahandful(canesrule 9'ships) please keep hating on UF. Don't ever stop hating on UF. You are laughed at daily. Keep spewing your hatred for everything UF. You look like more of a fool with every single post. Nice win canes. It's unfortunate that The Um fans who have class, all 3 dozen of them, are saddled with the bitter loser canesrule 9'ships. Go kick some puppies fella.

Go Gators.

jo,

First of all, we'd have to beat Alabama in the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP not the Sugar Bowl.

Secondly, you've really made things more complicated than they need to be, IMO.

If Oklahoma or Ok. St. defeats Tech and we run the table, we're in the title game. Plain and simple.

Even if the standings are: Bama, Penn St. OU and UF at the time of the championship games, a win over No. 1 Bama would propel the Gators over OU and into the game. Look at our numbers in the BCS right now. A win over a No. 1 would seal the deal.

hey canes "fans" raise your hands if you actually attended the University of Miami.

that's what I thought...

u fans,

I hate to rain on your parade, but here are some disturbing facts.

The u barely beat UCF and had to mount comebacks to win vs Duke, Wake Forest and Virginia.

Here are the "great" teams the u have defeated and their records.

Charleston Southern 4-5
Texas A&M 4-5
UCF 2-5
Duke 4-4
Wake Forest 5-3
Virginia 5-4

That is a combine 24-26 with a 0.480 winning percentage. Not very impressive at all.

Good luck vs Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech and NC State, the Gators need the u to win those games to help us go to the BCS Championship game. If you do not believe me, ask Manny The Homer.

I know what you guys are thinking, so

Herbal Minded,

Are you smoking your mind?

Is Herbal equal to Mari Juana?

You got to be kidding?

The u's QBs are above average at best, just the same as their head coach.

A columnist, you are not!


BigDaddyCane,

Remember, in 2010 the u is playing the Gators (one loss for the u) which are not rebuilding and will be a great team when they play a home game away from home in Miami.

And as bad as I dislike them, FSU is ahead of your so called schedule.

Randy "Cry Baby" Shannon will be exactly what Ron Zook was to the Gators, a great recruiter but an average head coach.

jaime,

You should look at the bottom line when comparing the SEC to the ACC.

SEC has 4 teams in the top 15 and 2 of those are Alabama #1 and Florida #4.

And in case you've been in outer space, the last two BCS National Champions are from the SEC, Florida and LSU.


So UF gets an extra game in the yet unannounced Sugar Bowl? Sweeet.

I'm with Adam here. Only a couple of things need to happen.

1)TT drops a game.
2) Bammy arrives in Atlanta undefeated to face one loss UF. UF wins convincingly.

A TT loss will have UF climbing one spot. A convincing win in the SEC Championship game will give the Gators a huge voting boost and strength of schedule boost.

As the season winds down, voters will see that UF is on another planet and start rewarding that. Jon Wilner is an AP voter on the west coast who already sees this clearly. He makes a very strong case. Read his blog entry on link below.

http://blogs.mercurynews.com/collegesports/2008/11/02/my-ap-football-poll-week-10-a-new-no-1-but-its-not-alabama-or-texas-tech-or-penn-state/

Even though his AP vote doesn't help UF, it does give them exposure on the WEST COAST. It would also be nice if FSwho would win to keep their BCS ranking.

To all U Hurricane haters that doubt "The U", do me this one favor:

Pull up any or all YouTube highlights of the Canes this season and count how many times the commentators use the phrase "ANOTHER TRUE FRESHMEN"!

Great post 13-1! Totally agree with you.

y all means IZahandful(canesrule 9'ships) please keep hating on UF. Don't ever stop hating on UF. You are laughed at daily. Keep spewing your hatred for everything UF. You look like more of a fool with every single post. Nice win canes. It's unfortunate that The Um fans who have class, all 3 dozen of them, are saddled with the bitter loser canesrule 9'ships. Go kick some puppies fella.

Go Gators.

Posted by: 13-1LiftTheTrophy | November 03, 2008 at 10:04 AM

LOL I GUESS UR A LITTLE CLUELESS. i HAVE NO REASON TO HATE ON THE GAYturds. WHY WHEN MY SCHOOL IS HISTORICALLY BETTER THEN YOURS. bUT I AM TIRED OF TRYING TO READ THE EYE OF THE U AND HAVING TO READ THE POSTS THAT UR PAL COKE CANES AKA CANESRULE AKA 13-1 AKA ART KEHOE. SO SINCE U GATOR FANS WONT STAY OFF OUR SITE I WELL BE HERE TALKING TO U RACIST BIGGETS. THANK U

GO CANES


hey canes "fans" raise your hands if you actually attended the University of Miami.

that's what I thought...

Posted by: Richie | November 03, 2008 at 10:17 AM


YEAH SOME ONE CAN LEFT THERE HAND UP ON A BLAG HA! LOL ANOTHER GAYtur loser but whatever. Proud business graduate here but keep it coming baby!

By Bob

August 21, 2008 9:52 AM | Link to this
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TENNESSEE - drunk, rude, foul mouthed, hillbilly, redneck, brawling, FAT, uneducated, illmannered, hateful & violent, FAT, FAT and might I add obese
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AUBURN - violent, drunk, violent, mean, violent
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FLORIDA - daisy duke cut-off jeans shorts, mullets, extreme tattoos, drunk & mean
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ALABAMA - arrogant, rude, throw liquor bottles, drunk
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LSU - loud, drunk, roudy
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GEORGIA - like LSU fans but not quite as loud
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KENTUCKY - dumb, ignorant
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SOUTH CAROLINA - drunk, redneck
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OLE MISS - drunk, preppy jerks
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ARKANSAS - no other reason than they are a little worse than the next two.
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MISSISSIPPI STATE - they are classier than Ole Miss fans
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VANDERBILT - all five of them are not that bad!

bob is a funny guy, what do U guys think.

Ranking obnoxious SEC football fans

By Mark Bradley | Thursday, August 21, 2008, 07:51 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Any partisan can nettle a neutral. That’s the difference between passion and dispassion. And I, it must be stipulated, get paid to be neutral. So maybe I’m not the best judge.

On the other hand, I saw my first SEC game in 1969 and covered my first conference game in 1976, and over time I’ve visited each of the league’s 12 outposts. So I’ve had the opportunity to observe and collate, and today, as a preseason public service, I present this ranking of SEC football fans, starting with the least irritating and culminating with the truly insufferable.

12. Mississippi State: The only time State fans get really upset is when you make fun of their rustic town. I know this from experience. But you know what? If I’d have been a Starkvillian and read what I wrote back in 2005, I’d have gotten ticked, too.

11. Kentucky: No, not because I’m an alum. Because, contrary to popular belief, the world’s worst basketball fans actually care about football. Unlike in hoops, though, they’re not ready to fire their coach after a loss. Good thing, since the football ‘Cats lose a lot.

10. Vanderbilt: The best thing about Vandy is its academics. The worst thing about Vandy fans is their insistence in hitting you over the head with those academics. If the Commodores don’t care about winning, why are in they in this cutthroat league?

9. Ole Miss: There really aren’t that many Rebel fans, but half of that number feels the burning need to emulate William Faulkner - he was from Oxford and spent a year at the university - and write long and difficult books about Ole Miss football.

8. LSU: Winning fans tend to be the most overstated, but somehow Tiger backers manage to stay relatively polite even when they’re bragging about all their national championships. Maybe it’s because they know, win or lose, they’ll always have the best food.

7. Tennessee: Being a Kentuckian by birth and a Georgian for 24 years, I’m supposed to be disposed to hate UT fans. Sorry, but I never have. Don’t mind all the orange. Don’t mind hearing “Rocky Top” a thousand times. Don’t know why I don’t, but there it is.

6. South Carolina: Sisyphus would be a Gamecock. These fans keep showing up, sure that this will finally be be their year. When this year turns out no different from all others, they simply shrug and show up the next year. Kind of sad, but also kind of admirable.

5. Arkansas: It was over the top for Hog fans to file Freedom of Information requests to gain access to Houston Nutt’s cell phone records, but it was over the top in an amusing way. One word of warning: Don’t try that stuff with Bobby Petrino. He’ll just up and leave.

4. Alabama: Tide fans used to be the best at being boorish, but now they’re just irrelevant. They don’t have any reason to strut anymore, so they have to make do with whining about how Tennessee cheats twice as much as Bama but never gets penalized for it.

3. Georgia: Too many grown-up Bulldog fans continue to believe that a game cannot be properly enjoyed without consuming mass quantities of alcohol. A tip: Just because you’re going to watch college football doesn’t give you license to act like you’re still in college.

2. Auburn: Taking their lead from the preening Tommy Tuberville, Auburn people won’t shut up about how they’ve come to dominate Alabama. This is precisely the thing that used to frost these same folks when they were being dominated. They have become what they beheld.

1. Florida: Gator fans didn’t become obnoxious when Steve Spurrier started beating everybody. They were obnoxious when their team couldn’t win the SEC to save its life. And for all Floridians still irked by Georgia’s celebration, here are two words to Google: Gator Flop.

Florida

They live in the past and never shut up. They're sore losers and worse winners. Blackboard, meet fingernails. Presenting the 10 most obnoxious college football fan bases. At No. 10 is Florida, formerly coached by Steve "The Evil Genius" Spurrier. There used to be a popular joke that asked what the difference was between God and Steve Spurrier. The answer: "God doesn't think he's Steve Spurrier." Spurrier's gone to South Carolina now (how appropriate that he coaches a team whose mascot is named "Cocky"), and Florida is led by Urban Meyer. Florida fans got all superior-like when Meyer turned down Notre Dame in favor of coming to Gainesville. Well, duh! Ever try to work on your tan in South Bend? But Florida classlessness dates back at least to 1971, when the infamous "Gator Flop" against Miami got the ball back so John Reaves could break the NCAA passing record. - Lisa Horne

Adam,

Thanks. I changed it to SEC championship game. Thanks for the heads up. I guess that was a bit of a Freudian slip on my part. The Sugar Bowl is where a one-loss UF team would go if Texas Tech and Penn State remain undefeated and UF beats Bama.

Tom,

I think Florida jumps ahead of Texas after the SEC championship game if my scenario plays out and Texas winds up winning the Big 12.

-jo-

U canes fans suck. Why don't u check out this video...

Go Gators


JORTS!!!

jo, we'll easily jump Texas when we win the SEC.

Also, to answer the question you posed in the blog entry, YES, we do need Moody for the home stretch.

If, G-d forbid, we get to the title game and whoever we play has figured out how to contain our speedy small backs, putting a guy like Moody in there could absolutely ruin their game plan. Four-headed running game monster (Tebow, Harvin, Rainey, Demps)? No. FIVE-headed monster.

Gator train roll this year, but we will certainly be ready for you in 2010.

Posted by: UFGator1972 | November 03, 2008 at 01:46 AM

I can see why you are so bitter, you have been a Gaytor since the late 60's! You have had to watch Miami dominate everything football (Dolphins included) in the Great State of Florida since you graduated!

With a little help from the polls, and a few losses by other teams (again), you should be able to make a run at the title. Enjoy your time in the sun, you earned it! But don't get comfortable, we want it back, soon! (And so does FSU!)

Go 'canes!

Posted by: Sarasota 'cane | November 03, 2008 at 10:41 AM

hey canes "fans" raise your hands if you actually attended the University of Miami.

that's what I thought...

Posted by: Richie | November 03, 2008 at 10:17 AM

1st - Thats what I thought? Didn't know you could see hands online.

What does that have to do with anything? There are many gator fans that did not attend Florida. Actually, I grew up a Miami fan but went to college in another state, but I'm still a Cane fan. Just like ex-Florida alum Aubrey Hill, now a Miami coach but always a Miami fan.

Heck, I'm a Dolphin fan but didn't play for them.

Personally, I think Florida has a great team. They can attack you from many angles making them hard to defend and they actually play defense this year. Great Defense!

I do think Florida has a great chance of making the BCS game but they need Alabama to win out. If Alabama loses a game (which I think LSU will beat them) it will hurt their SOS. Vandi and Citadel isn't going to help either, but who know with the BCS poll.

And actually, Florida should be rooting for Miami to win out and make the ACC title game, that would really help out the Florida SOC.

FSU and Alabama have to be win out, and we have to beat them by a pretty good margin. Texas Tech will have to loose at least once and I'm pretty confident that we are in. I think we are the best one loss team in the nation. Just hoping we don't fall asleep again like in the beginning of the season.

Go Gators!

Ah and about Moody, we don't need him, but i sure do want him lining up in the backfield. He is the best in between the tackles running back we have by far.

So he's the best in-between tackles running back we have BY FAR and we don't need him?

We only need TT to lose (one o) once. And we don't need FSU to win out by any means.

We do need Alabama to be undefeated in the SEC Championship, though...unless Texas is going to lose another game which is doubtful.

Crazy how the Gators have to cheer for UM and FSU. The BCS is a funny thing.

-jo-

The host on Rivals Radio put it best this morning when describing the FL-GA game on Saturday. “The big bully walked into GA’s house, whizzed on the carpet, patted the gfriend on the a*, drank all the beer in the fridge, relieved themselves on the drapes, and asked GA if they wanted to do anything about it. GA responded with a polite no, and Florida strolled out of the house with a nice smirk on their face”.

That's just tasty smack.

jo-

We definitely need Moody down the stretch. You can love the small fast backs all you want but we need a reliable back to be able to run between the tackles so Tebow doesn't have to. Tebow sprained his foot and it was global news, imagine if he gets really hurt. Moody hasn't had a chance to really shine yet. Expect him to have a breakout game versus
Vandy.

BigCane Fan,

Is the big cane what you use to stimulate yourself with?

Yeah, I am a Gator fan, but more importantly a Gator graduate. I am extremely proud of my University.

Most of you can not afford to go to UM and apparently can't afford to go to its games.

What you, Candy-Cane fans, should do is support your team instead of letting those kids play in a half-empty stadium.

Way to go u fans!


The finest UGA beatdown thread I have EVER read. This is just plain excellent reading Gator fans. UGA fans eating serious crow. UF fans dealing on those arrogant b u t t sniffers.

ENJOY

Go Gators !

http://www.ajc.com/blogs/content/shared-blogs/ajc/bradley/entries/2008/11/03/bradleys_buzz_ok_i_was_wrong.html

MV...you mean like a hyperextended knee? Yeah, he just had that for the last two weeks without anyone knowing.

Thanks for the offering, Lift.

-jo-

Does UF need Moody for the home stretch?


Nope, they need SUPERMAN if they think they can beat us!

Roll Tide!

LMAO ! Let the Bama smack commence !

be logical!

Listen I guess you forgot that the Gators was the team that beat the crap out of your u in 1983 by a score of 28-3. Oh wait, wasn't that the year the u got the first of its 5 rings?

Not only did we killed you but Nebraska blew it by deciding to go for the win and stay undefeated when all they needed to do was kick the extra point to win the National Title. That is, Candy-Cane, how you got your first ring.

Go back in history, Candy-Cane, and you will see that Florida had very good teams in the 1980s before Steve Spurrier took over in 1990.

logical!,

Your comment that FSU and Miami have winning records vs Florida is incorrect.

The Gators hold a 31-19-2 lead over the Seminoles and trail Miami 26-28. You add them up and it makes the overall record 57-47-2 in favor of the Mighty Gators.

Candy-canes please check before you make comments like i-logical!

To all of you Candy-canes,

It makes me so happy to see how you bunch of idiots live in the past and dream of the future.

The present says Florida is a great team --probably the most complete team in the Nation-- while Miami is still taking baby steps.

Win the ACC and then begin dreaming about National Championships.

Its been a pleasure talking to all of you Candy-canes. My research paper on dump fanatics is complete, I never expected to get so much help from such a great variety of a-holes.

Canester-Nip,

I could not resist myself!

Are you forgetting that that was the same team that a year later toyed with FSU for the 1996 National Championship Game and both Nebraska and Miami watched on TV.

Canester-Nip, we still beat your ass in 1983 really bad... really bad, dude.

NIP = Non-Impressive Pawn?

Programming note: I'll be covering tonight's exhibition basketball game (UF vs. Warner Southern) at the O'Connell Center and blogging live if anyone is interested in joining me. Tipoff is 7 p.m.

-jo-

Love ya, jo, but a live blog for a Warner Southern game? I think I'd rather watch Skins/Steelers. :)

Commendable effort none-the-less.

Urban Meyer, within the rules of the game, put Coach Richt in ‘timeout’ for committing the endzone infraction. By: Humblepie

And the smack just keeps coming. But wasn't it a double time out?


If I was in Gainesville, I'd be all over that Goody. But since I'm not, I'll just look forward to checking your info. And with that, EXCELLENT coverage of the "Beatdown by the River" Goody. And evil as you are, you're still an asset to all Gator fans. Thanks.

Hey 5ringsIZahandful, if you're going to stoop to the same lowlife level as CokeCane, as least know how to speak and type English. LOSER!

#1..Canes fans........stop living in 1983... This is 2008... The Gators are much better than you. When the Gators played bad.. .they still beat the canes by 23.

#2 I went to UF... I have a job.... chances are...you don't go to um...you are probably just a miami fan because you are a consistent bandwagon from miami.... and you probably clean toilets for a living...

P.s. I Hate canes fans... you're terrible...pathetic... and you don't even show to your games...if my gators went 6-6 that stadium would still have 90,000 fans rocking the house we did it for 3 years under zook.

#2 I went to UF... I have a job.... chances are...you don't go to um...you are probably just a miami fan because you are a consistent bandwagon from miami.... and you probably clean toilets for a living...

EVERY SINGLE TOOTHLESS CONSTRUCTION WORKER IN FLORIDA IS A GATOR FAN, AND THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE! THE GAMES ARE MARKETED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, AS WELL AS THE ALUMS! OUR TAX MONEY IS USED TO SUPPORT ALL OF THE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES. MIAMI ON THE OTHER HAND IS A PRIVATE SCHOOL, AND PAYS FOR THEIR OWN ATHLETIC PROGRAMS THROUGH THEIR OWN REVENUE STREAM, AND DONATIONS.

STAY OFF OUR BLOG 13-1/KEHOE/CANESRULE/COKE/ETC., AND WE WILL STAY OFF OF YOURS!

Every toothless construction worker, successful lawyer, innovative scientist, life-saving doctor, patriotic politician, nobel prize winning author, sports drink inventor, modern architect, hard-hitting journalist, etc. are Florida fans as well.

That private money is an ADVANTAGE because you are not limited to the usage restrictions of funds provided to you by the state.

It is no surprise that intelligence, common sense and decency is what lacks in your posts and in most of your fans. Get a life.

Awesome. Canes fans have nothing. It shows in these blogs.

You Canes fans enjoying the National Title run!!! Enjoy it!!!! It's fun. Rather than having a team that is part of the mediocore class of the ACC. The Canes cant even beat a ranked opponent instead talking crap after beating Duke and Charelston Southern. BAWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHHAAHAHAHAHA

The Gators are on the NATIONAL LEVEL!!!!

The Canes are IRRELEVANT!!!!!!

Keep living in the 80s while the Gators are competing for National titles every single year!!!

The Canes coach is still crying about the Gator loss. He is a joke and will NEVER, I REPEAT NEVER WIN THE ACC as head coach of Miami. I would put money on this. EASY MONEY!!!

That private money is an ADVANTAGE because you are not limited to the usage restrictions of funds provided to you by the state.

Posted by: Adam S. | November 03, 2008 at 07:23 PM

Nice spin Adam! The Gaytors do not seem to lack the money needed to pay the highest paid employee at UF! That's OUR tax dollars at work!

#@*!!! Anonymous anger rampant on Internet

By Todd Leopold
CNN

(CNN) -- There's a whole world of people out there, and boy, are they pissed off. On political blogs, the invective flies. Posters respond to the latest celebrity gossip with mockery or worse. Sports fans set up Web sites with names that begin with "fire," hoping coaches, athletic directors and sportscasters lose their jobs.

And though there are any number of bloggers and commenters who attempt to keep their postings and responses on a civil level, all too often interactive Web sites descend into ad hominem attacks, insults and plain old name-calling. Indeed, there are even whole sites devoted to venting, such as justrage.com (one screed there was titled, "I don't give a flying f***, so f*** you") and mybiggestcomplaint.com.

This is not a world Emily Post would want to be caught in after dark.

"The Internet can be a great tool," said Sara Black, a professor of health studies at St. Joseph's University who takes a particular interest in online bullying. "Like any tool, it can also be misused."
One reason for the vitriol that emerges on the Web, experts say, is the anonymity the Internet provides. Commenters seldom use their real names, and even if they do, the chance for retaliation is slim.

"In the [pre-Internet era], you had to take ownership [of your remarks]. Now there's a perception of anonymity," said Lesley Withers, a professor of communication at Central Michigan University. "People think what they say won't have repercussions, and they don't think they have to soften their comments."

Contrast that with a face-to-face conversation, or even a phone conversation, where you can judge people's moods from facial movements or vocal inflections, observes University of Texas psychology professor Art Markman. iReport.com: Second Life avatars grapple with reduced nonverbal communication

"It's hard to be aggressive when you're face to face," he said.

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Moreover, he points out, aggression often carries a subtext of power.

"A lot of times, real anger is an attempt to get control over a situation where the person doesn't usually have it," he said. In that respect, comments to blog posts are attempts to strike back.

Those power games are innately grasped by children and teens, with schools serving as a perennial social laboratory.

Cheryl Dellasega, a Penn State women's studies professor, ticks off hypothetical examples that could have come straight from the scripts to "Mean Girls" or "Heathers."

"Girls who are getting teased come home and let their [aggressors] have it by putting something on their blog and starting a rumor campaign," she said. And instead of rumors simply making the rounds among peer groups -- which can be bad enough -- "they go out to a much bigger group, a worldwide group. The impact is devastating, and it's as easy as clicking a button."

"Kids don't realize that one post can destroy somebody's life forever," she added.

Indeed, such incidents have made headlines. In 2006, 13-year-old Megan Meier committed suicide after becoming attracted to a boy on MySpace who then turned on her. The boy turned out to be a hoax created by a neighbor family that included a former friend of Meier's.

In August, The New York Times Magazine did a story about trolls, some barely out of their teens, who antagonize others for the sake of "lulz": "Lulz is watching someone lose their mind at their computer 2,000 miles away while you chat with friends and laugh," one ex-troll told the publication.

Adults aren't immune by any means. A Japanese woman, angry at her online "husband," killed his avatar after he divorced her. A South Korean actress committed suicide after being harassed by online rumors following a divorce. Celebrity gossip sites are full of snarky comments about stars; reaction from readers is often brutal, turning the story into the online equivalent of a pile-on.

Markman is quick to observe that he doesn't believe there's more anger out there. But, he said, "there are more ways of expressing it on the Internet."

"We've all had interactions with unpleasant people, but we don't confront them. We take it out elsewhere," he said. "What the Internet has created is groups of people where there are no repercussions with being too aggressive."

Indeed, though electronically transmitted anger has parallels throughout human history -- the bitter letter, the village gossip -- the speed at which it travels, and the number of people who may come in contact with it, is something new, says St. Joseph's Black.

"[Electronic] media can increase potential for violence in a number of ways," she said in an e-mail interview. "First, it introduces ideas (good and bad) that people may not have come up with on their own. Second, it is easier to depersonalize the victim, facilitating perpetration. Third, aggressive behaviors may be reinforced with points, attention or status, especially in games."

Withers has seen that first hand. She teaches a course on the "dark side of communication" at Central Michigan, involving "the mean or evil things we do on a day-to-day basis," as she describes it: cheating, for example, or lying.

As part of the course, several of her students work on a collaborative project with students at other schools, and they come together in Second Life, the virtual reality environment. If someone isn't pulling his or her weight, says Withers, others can be harsh in their judgments -- harsher than in real life, because the anger is expressed at the person's avatar. Sidebar: Dealing with anger in Second Life

Which led at least one of Withers' students to forget that the avatar was attached to a real person.

"One student went off on another student and she was sitting in the classroom a few rows behind him," she said. "He knew she was there, but didn't -- there was that distancing."
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Is there a way to restore civility to the Internet? Among children and teenagers, say Dellasega and Black, it's up to parents to exercise control.

"I think parents need to take responsibility," Dellasega said. "They give kids computers and leave them alone. ... When a child is 8 or 9, the computer should be in a public place. Kids should understand that using a computer is a privilege, not a right."

Schools can also play a role, she says.

Black adds that parents should set clear rules on behavior and build empathy in their kids by having them reach out to those who are different.

As for adults, human nature dictates that people will always lash out at others, whether it's over a perceived insult or simply because of a power differential. Web sites may ban the worst offenders, but they'll almost always pop up elsewhere, using a different name, e-mail address or even computer.

"Some people are just bitter and angry," said psychiatrist Dr. Terry Eagan, medical director of the Moonview Sanctuary in Santa Monica, California. "Sometimes, they're against everyone, other times against a specific group. That person can get really stimulated and can say all sorts of horrible things. But I don't think it's not like they didn't exist before."


Whether the problem will get control of us, or we will get control of the problem, is in the way we face up to it, he says. Anger, he says, is rolled up with anxiety and fear, and nothing creates more fear like a lack of understanding.

"I tell patients that I'd rather know everything about people; information is powerful," he said. "When the climate of the world is more fear-based, it permeates everything."


Hey 5ringsIZahandful, if you're going to stoop to the same lowlife level as CokeCane, as least know how to speak and type English. LOSER!

Posted by: GatorAlum | November 03, 2008 at 05:18 PM

OK JORT!!!1

O I MEAN PROFESSOR

Actually, I believe most (if not all) of the coach's salary is paid through donations to and money raised within the athletic program. It's no spin, its facts and common sense. Get a life and go drown yourself on the Canes' board.

You Gator fans are swimming laps in the Canes fans DOMES. You are all in their heads over here and on our boards. They cant take the fact that the Canes are irrelevant and the Gators are national contenders every single year.

P.S. Anyone want to come over my house this weekend, watch some ESPN360, and eat hot dogs? LOTS OF HOT DOGS!!!! MMMMMmmmmmmmmmm. Come on guys it should be fun!!!

Why would I watch ESPN360? Only Canes games are on that. I'll be watching ESPN2 at 8 p.m. primetime instead.

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