Snap, there are a lot of Cincinnati fans in New Orleans.
Last night on Bourbon Street, while we were throwing beads to young ladies and watching young men get taken to jail for public stupidity, all you could see was a sea of red and black. Since Florida turned back thousands of tickets and Bearcat fans grabbed them up, Florida will be playing its second straight game at a neutral site that is hardly neutral.
Alabama had a 2-to-1 advantage in Atlanta. It will be more like 3-to-1 here.
Of course, if you take care of business on the field, the crowd doesn’t matter. When I made my pick two weeks ago, so much has happened. I picked Cincy then so I can’t back down. But the truth is that I have no idea what to expect Friday night. The Gators boys have been partying pretty good here, but so have the Cincinnati players. Both teams have distractions. Both teams have motivation.
Should be an interesting game.
Hopefully, you saw my Gator All-Decade team at Gatorsports.com. Curious to get your thoughts. I’m getting some feedback on the cornerback position because Joe Haden wasn’t on there.