Thursday, October 27, 2005

Georgia vs. Florida

According to Las Vegas odds makers Florida is favored by 4 over Georgia in this eagerly anticipated annual game played in the, supposedly, neutral city of Jacksonville, at the famed and storied Gator Bowl. It has long been known as the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party and draws fans and partiers from all over the deep south to enjoy this gladitorial spectacle in the balmy skeeter-swatting redneck sun. Should be a humdinger of a game, on CBS at 1:30 pm Mountain time.

The Gators mascot is named Albert after the alligator who starred in the comic strip Pogo. This was a very popular syndicated newspaper strip by Walt Kelly that appealed mainly to adults and took place in the Okefenokee Swamp. Pogo was a possum who was a philosophic sort. His most famous quote is "We have met the enemy and he is us." My favorite's are: "We are surrounded by insurmountable opportunity." and "Don't take life so serious - it ain't nohow permanent."

I think it's pretty cool that Walt's creation has been honored by the Gators for posterity. Now let's go kick some gator butt you junkyard dawgs! YEEEE-HAWWWW!


Original Albert the Alligator

4 comments:

THE BAGWHAN said...

you know you're one of my best friends.
you know i'm not a nit-picking nudge.
but you also know i am THE BAGWHAN, and therefore must let you know that THE GATORS are a 4 point favorite over THE DAWGS.
this is due to the d j shockely injury.
THE BAGWHAN is on top of the job my friends.
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

beamis said...

Just goes to show you what a lousy gambler I'd make. I thought -4 was how much you were getting instead of the other way around. You're right, I shouldn't start now.

I've corrected it in the text of the post, so people reading your comments will be bewildered , because it'll say Florida is favored.

Ain't this boogie a mess?

THE BAGWHAN said...

i think this is pretty much a 2 way blog.
you either REALLY dig college football or you don't.
PICK O' THE WEEK IS SIMMERING.
i smell a major blowout not far from your place of residence.

beamis said...

Do tell, do tell!