Letters to the Editor - Jan. 5


Published: Tuesday, January 5, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 4, 2010 at 5:49 p.m.

Talent and class

I was proud to be one of the relatively (compared to Cincinnati) few Gator fans who cheered the Gators on in the Superdome.

Although Bearcat fans went out of their way to be rude, obnoxious, profane and obscene before and after the game, Gator fans displayed polite sportsmanship and concentrated on cheering on the team, even when a Bearcat fan entered the Florida section to scream at us.

I'm so proud to be in the Gator Nation. We have talent and class!

Celeste Rubanick,

Alachua

Pat gloom and doom

Shame on Pat Dooley for sounding the death knell for the UF football program in his recent interview with ESPN, and for stating in the Gainesville Sun article the Sugar Bowl game may be Urban Meyer's last as a coach. Gloom and doom is not a tradition at UF, and should not begin now.

We wish the best for Urban and our football team. Go Gators!

Melody Marshall,

Gainesville

Message to Gators: Can't win 'em all

Have we, as Gator fans, become so spoiled that we expect BCS Championships every year? This monumental pressure on our athletes, coaches and university places a great strain on all involved. I believe that the current Urban Meyer situation is the fruition of this belief that we must win all of the time.

I am ashamed of those in the media that have continued to exploit the Meyer family situation for ratings and readership. The investigation into the circumstances of Urban's hospitalization have certainly crossed the line.

Does it really matter how he got to the hospital? Do we really need a full run-down of Meyer's entire medical history?

How about we show a little grace and class in Gator country and give the coach and his family all the time they need to address their situation and get back to the team when the time is right.

Blair Cellon,

Gainesville

Invasion of privacy

Media outlets have clearly invaded the privacy rights of the Meyer family and should be ashamed of airing the Meyer's 911 call. How shamefully tacky!

Is it really the public's business to share any family's trauma? The media's practice of voyeurism is exactly why it ranks below Congress in public trust.

Show some decency, leave the Meyers alone and try to expose the crippling corruption that is destroying America.

Dan Taylor,

Bell

Stress reliever

I have advice for Urban Meyer for stress relief. Buy a visor

Edward Marshall,

Gainesville

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