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Florida Gators a 24-point favorite against Kentucky; Tim Tebow encourages Wildcats; Plus our usual dose of snarkiness

GAINESVILLE -- The University of Florida football team only scored 23 points against Tennessee last week but the Gators are 24-point favorites against this Saturday's opponent, the Kentucky Wildcats.

Florida has won 22 in a row against Kentucky, dating back to 1986. Florida quarterback Tim Tebow was asked about the streak -- or, rather, streaks in general -- on Monday. While in high school, Tebow lost four in a row against St. Augustine. The quarterback expects Kentucky's best shot this Saturday and doesn't think the streak will make a difference.

“[Kentucky's current players] weren’t on those teams," Tebow said. "They are a new team, a fresh team. They are going to put that behind them and say, 'That’s not us.' Those teams did that, that’s not us. This isn’t the Gator team that beat all those teams. We’re going to go in there and show we’re a new team and we have something to prove.”

Gotta love Tebow. He even gives opponents pep talks. Kentucky (2-0) defeated rival Louisville 31-27 on Saturday.

For those faithful readers who visit this blog regularly but still need someone to guide you through all of our great coverage, I'll lend a helping hand now:

--If you want to read about the latest nonsense between Urban Meyer and Lane Kiffin, the CLICK ME! It's in today's Miami Herald. Included in that report is a list of coaches and players sick with the flu.

--If you want to read a comprehensive follow-up to the Tennessee game, then CLICK ME! In this story, we talk about the missed tackles against Tennessee, the flu, Brandon Spikes' injury, etc.

--If you want to read an insightful supplement to that follow story, including five things we've learned about the Gators since the season opener, then CLICK ME! This is must read for any Gators fan.

--If you want to read about the precautions the Florida Gators are taking to prevent a flu outbreak, then CLICK ME!

--If you want to read about Florida's sick assistant football coach and worry that he infected all of UF's skill players this weekend, then CLICK ME!

--If you want to read about Urban Meyer's Week 3 champions club, then CLICK ME!

--If you want to compare the similarities to Yahoo!Sports columnist Dan Wetzel's Monday column on the Florida Gators to Joseph Goodman's game story, on Florida 23, Tennessee 13 (which was published on Sunday and written moments after the game) then first CLICK ME! and then CLICK ME!

--For complaints about this blog both ridiculous and obnoxious, please click below on the "comments" field and drop us a message.

--If you're the guy who stole my bike this weekend, know this you patheticly deadbeat riffraff, scum-off-my-shoe mucus brain: I will take justice into my own hands!



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