so much for that
I realize that the odds we have any dealings with Florida this year are pretty low, though I suppose the B1G will still end up with their usual Capitol One, Champions, etc bowl slate, so one never knows. Either way, I could not let this opportunity pass us by.
Presenting to you all: Matt Elam, a study in violence.
Now, before you condemn Elam for playing killshot football, you should be aware that Elam was not trying to play football at all. This is simply how he introduces himself to friends and new acquaintances.
No, seriously. If we do end up playing Florida, we need to petition the refs to allow the post-game handshake to be conducted y mail.
Notre Dame started the trend of terrible RAWK music videos with the one we all laughed at last year. And whether you like it or not, we now have Pop Evil's Michigan version. But the University of Florida has taken the cake with this traveshamockery:
Since there's not a lot going on today...
Apparently, 2011 Freshman RB Mike Blakely is going to be transferring from Florida. He enrolled early at Florida and today Florida released a statement saying he was leaving the program. Seems kinda strange to me considering he's only been there a few months, he's from FL, and was ranked #10 by Scout coming in this year for RB's. This is all according to The Ringer, and he still has to sit out a year even though he's technically not played.
I thought this article about Urban Meyer's tenure at Florida is pretty interesting, as his teams have had a total of 30 players arrested for a variety of crimes, some minor and some rather substantial. That works out to 59 wins and 30 arrests, a staggering number in light of the fact that the dominant story the past 3-4 years is how the Tebow-led Gators are America's Team and Meyer is a great guy who runs a solid program. By comparison, the author points out that by comparison, Miami U had the one Robert Marve incident and that is it.
To an extent, you have to expect some brushes with the law when you are dealing with 100+ college-aged men, not even taking into account the nature of football football and the deification the players receive at most schools. But at the same time, 30 arrests across a broad spectrum of offenses, including stalking, drunk driving, and larceny, probably represents more than youthful indiscretions. Plus, we are only talking about actual arrests, not the various incidents that go unreported.
I find it funny that UM has been dragged through the mud for the whole Practicegate and a couple of miscues (i.e. Feagin, Cissoko) while Florida has largely remained above reproach by most in the media. Some of that is undoubtedly due to their dominance on the field, but I also think it points to the power of Tebow, who became the wholesome face of the program and shielded it from scrutiny.
I thought this was interesting because the alleged victim doesn't fear Rainey, doesn't want to press charges, but fears retribution from the public. It just goes to show how fans need to keep things in perspective when big time BCS football is involved.
This comes to me via an FSU fan, so consider the source, don't break out to jump to conclusions mat just yet, but damn, these boys must be drinking a lot of chocolate milk.