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Gators Crushed by Florida GOP Curse and Crimson Tide Defense, But Mainly …

Posted on | October 2, 2011 | 10 Comments

. . . it was the Crimson Tide defense:

The No. 3-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, down by a touchdown after the first play from scrimmage, found their stride and overwhelmed the No. 12 Gators 38-10 before 90,888 fans, the second-largest attendance in Florida Field history. . . .
The Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0) defeated the Gators (4-1, 2-1) for the third straight time and have outscored UF 101-29 in those games.
The beatdown became especially costly when UF senior quarterback John Brantley was carried to the locker room with an apparent knee injury after being sacked by Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw late in the second quarter. Brantley, 11-of-16 for 190 yards, was replaced by true freshman Jeff Driskel, who failed to move the Gators past midfield in six drives.

Brantley was one of the top quarterbacks in the nation, and that injury may end his season. Why did this horrible fate befall Brantley and the previously undefeated Gators? You could blame the bone-crushing ‘Bama defense, but I think Floridians should understand that this is an inevitable consequence of the curses brought down on their state by Mike Haridopolos, Dean Cannon and the rest of the GOP leadership.

When the Florida GOP decided to move its primary to Jan. 31 — and ruin Christmas for me and millions of other Americans — I warned my friends in “The Evil State” that they were inviting divine retribution.

They laughed, but they’re not laughing now.

So if that next tropical storm system brewing in the Atlantic turns into a Category 5 hurricane that wipes out Miami, or if the citrus crop gets destroyed by a freak ice storm . . .

Well, don’t say I didn’t try to warn you. And ROLL TIDE!



10 Responses to “Gators Crushed by Florida GOP Curse and Crimson Tide Defense, But Mainly …”

  1. Joe
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 4:06 pm

    Well look on the bright side, you can bring home corn and maple syrup to the kids in January. 

  2. Anonymous
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

    There is no “bright side” to the wretchedness inflicted on an innocent nation by the Florida GOP.

  3. Joe
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 4:48 pm

    Cheer up.  Florida should be careful what they wish for.  The Herminator may just sweep in and take it all. 

  4. Mike
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 6:20 pm

    Congrates to the “Tide” in their victory over Florida. Our very own Clemson Tigers gave the Florida State Seminoles a righteous beatdown last week as an example of the bad karma that would ensue if the Dweebs in the Florida GOP continued with this madness. Reckon they don’t believe in the inherent justice of the Cosmic Universe, eh?

  5. Adjoran
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 8:16 pm

    Unfortunately, Florida is too big and important a state to risk ticking off completely, or I would start lobbying to move the convention. 

  6. McGehee
    October 2nd, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    Here in Georgia everybody roots against the Gators and Alabama. When they play each other it gets kind of quiet.

  7. t-dahlgren
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

    Ugh, the only good thing that can be said about that game was that the better team won.   Florida’s O line clearly wasn’t up to the task, our defense played better than I expected, but never got any sort of pass rush.

    If I were you I’d be very worried about LSU. 

  8. Looking Up From Here, It’s Barely Possible to See the Bottom of ‘Down’ : The Other McCain
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 1:39 pm

    […] make any difference.Because I don’t know nothing about no Florida primary.PREVIOUSLY:Oct. 2: Gators Crushed by Florida GOP Curse and Crimson Tide Defense, But Mainly …Oct. 1: What Florida Hath Wrought: Will Christmas Be in Iowa or New Hampshire?Sept. 30: Florida: The […]

  9. The Underground Conservative
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:10 pm

    Especially not when the Cocktail Party GOP is planning on offering us a crap sandwich of Romney and (likely) Tim Pawlenty as an alternative to Obama/Biden.

    Mittens/T-Paw 2012. Can’t you just feel the excitement? Yawn. Zzzzzzzzzzz …

  10. The Underground Conservative
    October 3rd, 2011 @ 6:12 pm

    Badgers? Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ Badgers!

    That increasingly large object in your rear view mirror is Bucky Badger. As the vulgar chant up here goes … “F*ck ’em, Bucky!”