News Flash: Florida Can't Be National Champions In College Football!

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News Flash:  Florida Can't Be National Champions In College Football!
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Smiling Gator fans should borrow a pen and paper and take note.  There is nothing national in the BCS National Championship and Florida represents all of the reasons why.

The viewing public should boycott the BCS Championship games until national can be returned to the theory of the trophy.

Florida seems to be able to win the BCS Championship at will and why not?  Florida has tossed aside it's integrity and dropped any allusion of representing college football in the United States.

Florida is no longer a national power.  Call them a Zip Code or an area code power, but they don't represent the nation. 

Most of the nation has ever seen a Florida team up close and personal.  Florida will shortly be classified as another UFO. 

I think The Shadow must schedule the OOC games for Florida.  Whoever it is, school pride sure didn't get in the way in selecting the stiffs on their schedule.

Florida hasn't played an OOC game west of the Mississippi in over twenty years.  How can that be possible.  The Gators are a nationally ranked team.  That doesn't compute.

The following is Florida's schedule from 2000 to 2009:

2000  

Ball State

Middle Tennessee State

Tennessee

Kentucky

Mississippi State

LSU

Auburn

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Auburn

Miami

2001

Marshall

Louisiana-Monroe

Kentucky

Mississippi State

LSU

Auburn

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Tennessee

Maryland (Orange Bowl)

2002

UAB

Miami

Ohio

Kentucky

Ole Miss

LSU

Auburn

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Michigan (Florida's Outback Bowl)

2003

San Jose State (Gainsville)

Miami

Florida A&M

Tennessee

Kentucky

Ole Miss

LSU

Arkansas

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Iowa (Bowl Game in Florida)

2004

Eastern Michigan (Gainsville)

Tennessee

Kentucky

Arkansas

LSU

Middle Tennessee State

Mississippi State

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Miami  (Peach Bowl)

2005

Wyoming

Louisiana Tech

Tennessee

Kentucky

Alabama

Mississippi State

LSU

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida State

Iowa (Outback Bowl in Florida)

2006

Southern Mississippi

Central Florida

Tennessee

Kentucky

Alabama

LSU

Auburn

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Western Carolina

Florida State

Arkansas

Ohio State (BCS Bowl)

2007

Western Kentucky

Troy

Tennessee

Ole Miss

Auburn

LSU

Kentucky

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida Atlantic Florida State

Michigan (Capital One Game in Florida)

2008

Hawaii (Gainsville)

Miami

Tennessee

Ole Miss

Arkansas

LSU

Kentucky

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

The Citadel

Alabama

Oklahoma (BCS Bowl in Florida)

2009

Charleston Southern

Troy

Tennessee

Kentucky

LSU

Arkansas

Mississippi State

Georgia

Vanderbilt

South Carolina

Florida International

Florida State

The aforementioned is a heck of a record for a team claiming to be National Champions of something. 

I'm not saying that the BCS should hire Magellan.  I do think that geography should be added to the curriculum of Florida.  Maybe a history class.

Does anyone at the University of Florida know about the Erie Canal?  How about Route 66?

How is it that the BCS people can actually crown a team National Champions when they hide in closet?  It is obvious that Florida has no shame by scheduling so many FCS teams.  Have they stopped the will to compete?

The Dallas Cowboys sure don't have to worry about Florida stealing their nickname of "America's Team."  Florida can't be called anything more than a SEC team. 

I think there are more games involving FCS teams in the SEC than in the FCS.  Florida might only be their "stadium's team."  Check out how many home games Florida has been involved in.  The Gators sure don't travel well.

If the Florida Gators want to be known as National Champions, let learn what the term from sea to shinning sea means.  Florida should be given a pop quiz before they're allowed to play in another NCAA football game.  

I would be interested to find out if their football players knew that the Pacific Ocean touches the United States too.  Can their football players recognize the sight of a map of the United States.

Could the reason that Florida doesn't travel be due to a lack of money?  Do they fear flying?  Maybe it's because they fear losing.  Their weak, FCS soaked schedule indicates it.

There are a lot of people who want ESPN, the AP, the Coaches and the faceless computers to wake up to the obvious.

Florida avoids tough national teams in favor of staying home.  That is a cheap way to win.  That is a hollow way to win.  The coach of a team like that is an empty suit.

It's interesting that Tim Tebow and Urban Myer have avoided playing the most successful team of this decade, USC. 

Think about that.  Each year, USC finishes near or at the number two ranking in either the AP or Coaches Polls.  Florida does not.  Florida has not wan as many games as USC.  Florida doesn't nearly have as many players get drafted into the NFL.

Florida has evaded playing three Heisman winners at USC.  Florida gulped and looked to the stars when they were saved by the Harris people last year.  They didn't have to face the best defense in the nation.

Florida has avoided playing any of the four USC quarterbacks that are now in the NFL.  Florida has escaped from playing the deepest group of outstanding running backs in the nation.

Urban Meyer has avoided the NFL experienced coaching staff at USC.  Meyer continues to schedule high school teams and no one in his close group says a thing.  That speaks well of the BCS and coaches, doesn't it?

Meyer continues to benefit from a close knit Coaches Poll.  The east coast bias is alive and well with every move Urban takes.

Be proud Gators.  I don't know what for, but be proud.  I suggest you stay in the swamps to avoid losing.      

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