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