Hello. Newbie here.

This topic contains 17 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  Gator-6 2 weeks, 2 days ago.

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  • #41568

    Gatorchomp99
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    I just signed up here. Gator fan from Port Orange. Favorite Gators: E.Smith and Tebow.

  • #41572

    Gator-6
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    Hey bud….I live in Salado, near Ft Hood and north of Austin. Welcome aboard pardner!

  • #42483

    Gator-6
    Participant

    Oh. I think he meant Port Orange, Florida.

    Or China.

  • #42485

    SparkyGator
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    Welcome aboard. North FL Gator here. Danny will probably always be my favorite Gator. His field vision was second to none. That 2nd half comeback against UT in the Swamp is a great memory. But the fact that he beat those nasty noles for our first NC cemented his place in Gator lore!

  • #42488

    Joe Shiver
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    Welcome. I’m with Sparky on DW, and I’ll throw in Neal Anderson, too, because I think he’s underappreciated. UF offers Gator fans an unbelievable variety of elite programs to cheer for. I hope you won’t limit yourself to just football.

    • #42489

      Gator-6
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      You and Sparky could read that, Joe? The characters were all Chinese on my screen.

  • #42490

    SparkyGator
    Participant

    Are you trying to insinuate that us gun toting rednecks aren’t educated enough to translate that Chinese jibberish? Lol…I was only replying to the original “newbie” poster.
    MGGA

    • #42494

      Joe Shiver
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      Hey, Sparky, if 6 thinks I’m smart enough to read that stuff, even if it seems he’s in disbelief at the possibility, I’m just gonna take it as a compliment and let him wonder. If you can’t dazzle ’em with brilliance, baffle ’em with….well, you know.

  • #42496

    SparkyGator
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    Well I’ve been brushing up on my Russian since the last election 😎

    • #42497

      Gator-6
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      Good Sparky — you can translate for the rest of us when Hillary is in office after the next coup attempt! 😜

  • #42501

    Tebow greatest UF athlete ever. E. Smith seemed to be hurt a lot, but when he got to the Cowboys, he was indestructible

  • #42503

    SparkyGator
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    Emmitt was only injured during his sophomore year. He rushed for over 1300 yards as a freshman, and nearly 1600 yards his Junior year. If he would have stayed for his sr season he likely would be the all time leading rusher at UF and in the NFL. I’ve always thought he was the 2nd best RB inwas fortunate to see play in person. The best just happened to have been a nasty bulldog.

    • #42506

      Knew some guys on those early 80’s teams with bull-like strength, but H. Walker’s strength was from another planet.

      Best UF bacfield combo ever: Sir John L. Williams, Neal Anderson and Lorenzo Hampton, 1984; the year they got ripped off an earned NC, because the Lunkheads by the Lake of Michigan couldn’t beat lame, very stupid BYU in the lame, very stupid Holiday Bowl.

      • #42507

        Joe Shiver
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        Hey, Ias, how about 1982, with the three you mentioned plus James Jones, all averaging 5+ yards per carry. All four were starters in the NFL.

  • #42504

    Gator-6
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    The late Larry Libatore. No, not by the record books, but no Gator past or present could ever match his heart or plain old pluck.

    • #42508

      Yes, JJ played for Detroit, JLW for Pittsburgh and Seattle, NA for Chicago and LH for Miami. A lot of guys on that ‘84 team went to the NFL, Ricky Nattiel (Denver)Wilbur Marshal (Chicago) Tim Newton (Minnesota)…

  • #42505

    SparkyGator
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    I’m just a youngster I reckon, Larry was before my time. Hward great stories about him though.

    • #42513

      Gator-6
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      He was something else, Sparky. Little squirt, 5’8″ tops, at least in the game programs which were fudged I’m sure, and listed at 138 pounds soaking wet. But you never saw anything like him in your life.

      Years later in some tough spots in some strange places, I used to think of him a lot — as in, “if that little shrimp could survive all that and still come out on top, I can surely handle this”.

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