In keeping with the spirit of Gator Hater Week, I’d like to share a few memories of Tennessee-Florida games. The first was in 1992 in Knoxville. I did not attend the game (I was a senior in high school at the time), but I was in west Knoxville at my great aunt’s house. I remember watching the game on TV and seeing the massive downpour of water into Neyland Stadium. I went outside and there was no rain at all, but I could see the black clouds to the east, as the Vols trounced Florida 31-14.
Fast-forward two years. I was a sophmore at UT, watching the game from the upper deck. It was a warm September day, so I wore shorts and a T-shirt. There was rain this year too, but this time the rain did not go our way. We gave the Gators a 31-0 victory. I remember going to the game with three friends. At the end of the game, I was the only person left on my row. I was soaked, teeth-chattering, and freezing as I went down with the ship.
I hate the Gators.