Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's the economy, stupid!

Franz Beard puts a new spin on Gator fans' discontent with being 7-0.

It’s the economy, stupid. It has to be. How else can you explain that the Florida Gators are 7-0, ranked number one in every poll that actually matters and owners of a national-best 17-game winning streak yet their national stock has taken a hit? The Gators are like that big corporation that announces a quarterly profit that doesn’t meet the higher expectations of Wall Street analysts. Just turning a profit isn’t good enough. They want more. With the Gators, winning alone isn’t good enough. The football analysts want more.

Supposedly, it’s all about the bottom line and in college football the bottom line is measured by wins and losses. If you play seven games, you can’t do better than 7-0.

“I think Lou Holtz says it best,” says Florida’s CEO, Urban Meyer. “Our job is real simple. Somehow you have to be the best team in the stadium on that day and then move on and get ready for the next one. We’ve done it seven times and I think most of them are double-digit victories.”


Full story here.

No Photo of rabid LSU fan James Carville. You're Welcome.
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