I write this after a dominant win over Kentucky, about which I am ecstatic. This is an open letter to our fans, and specifically, the student section. STOP SHOWING UP LATE AND LEAVING EARLY. After seeing the UGA student section be filled well before the kickoff, and seeing their fans stay late through the game, I am pissed. Our fans don't know how good they have it.
Before I moved to Gainesville, I was in the Marine Corps. I would have killed to watch any of our games, at any time. I barely saw any games between 2008 and 2012. I caught some every now and then, but by and large I didn't see anything.
That being said, I have a unique perspective. I know what it is like to be stuck in a place where the only thing you want to watch is the Gators and can't. I urge my fellow Gator fans to go to the friggin' games, and I urge them to stay until the fourth quarter. Make The Swamp a special place to be, and be that "12th man". I am sick and tired of having a "Mr. Two Bit's" cheer with half a stadium, or being swaying back and forth to the "Boys of Old Florida" as people make their way out the stadium. Come to games on time, and stay until the fourth quarter.