GAINESVILLE FL - NOVEMBER 13: Andre Debose #4 of the Florida Gators returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown during a game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on November 13 2010 in Gainesville Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
There are 12 days until Florida's September 1 opener with Bowling Green. There are more than 12 entries left in the 100 For 100 series.
I just got an email with lines on various bets from Bovada. I get emails like this a lot (being a sports blogger means having your email out in the public for all sorts of fun submissions!), on win totals and chances to win conferences, and I usually scroll down to where Florida is in the email and then ignore it.
I tried to do the same thing with this one, but there was one problem: No Gators items were on it.
The email details odds for quarterbacks, running backs, and wide receivers having the most touchdowns and yards in their respective conferences, prop bets on players passing certain statistical thresholds and teams' over/unders for scoring and scoring defense. up more or less than the book's number of points. I didn't count all of the lines offered, but it's well over 100.
And none feature the Gators.
Disrespect can come in many forms and from many forums. The dumb things Skip Bayless says on FirstTake while embracing debate get used as fuel just as often as tweets from rival players do. But it seems to me that something like this indicates that the people who make money hand over fist on sports don't even think Florida's 2012 season is worthy of attention.
The Gators have a chance to prove 'em wrong.