Florida Gators-Cincinnati Bearcats: The 2010 Sugar Bowl Is a Thriller

James WalkerAnalyst IIDecember 6, 2009

ATLANTA - DECEMBER 5:  Quarterback Tim Tebow #15 of the Florida Gators reacts after he threw an interception in the redzone in the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the SEC Championship game at Georgia Dome on December 5, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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Yes, the 2010 Sugar Bowl has the Florida Gators facing the Cincinnati Bearcats. Surely this game will have the masses asleep by the second quarter. Seriously, does anybody care about this game other than the Bearcats fans that rarely get this far in a season?

You can expect Florida not to show up for this game. If they fell asleep behind the wheel (no pun intended) in Atlanta, do you really think they'll come to New Orleans firing on all cylinders? Well, maybe since they downgraded from an eight cylinder down to a hybrid four.

What will be the tag line for this epic match up? "Urban Meyer faces his alma mater"? Or "Is this Brian Kelly's last game as Cincinnati's head coach"? Boy, this one gets your heart pumping, doesn't it?

OK, let's try to take this game seriously, and take a look at the season-end statistics for both teams.

Total Offense: Cincinnati is ranked No. 6, and Florida No. 12

Total Defense: Florida is ranked No. 4, and Cincinnati No. 48

Now granted, after the debacle in Atlanta, Florida's numbers may not be taken seriously, but Cincinnati being ranked No. 48 in total defense playing in the Big East? 

Give me a break.

Well, Florida has a chance to end the season with one loss, so that's something to be proud of, especially after going through the entire season with the one word phrase "FINISH" as their motto.

Cincinnati has the chance to hand Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow their second loss in a row.

How pathetic is it when that is all that can be said about this Sugar Bowl game?

Wake me when the 2010 season starts.