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The Florida/Georgia Game

Apparently, that's the only name it will go by from here on out, despite the fact that Jacksonville still has "The Landings" and Dawgs and Gators love to consume multiple forms of alcoholic beverage:

And beginning Saturday -- when the ninth-ranked Gators (6-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) and the Bulldogs (6-2, 3-2) meet for the 74th time in Jacksonville -- television networks will try to avoid using The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party altogether.

Sigh.  I guess I don't really care.  It's just a name.  The only thing is, I've always thought that "The Cocktail Party" was a cool name for the Florida/Georgia game.

Anyways, on to what really matters: the football game against the extremely disliked Georgia Bulldogs.  The matchup in which the Gators have DOMINATED over the last 16 years, winning 14 in that time frame.  The game in which, no matter what records are brought or which team is in better or worse shape, the Gators always seem to win (Since the coming of SOS, of course). Georgia has been in a great position on a national scale in the past several years, only to watch the Gators take this game and knock them out of contention.

Ask any middle-aged Gators fan who their most hated rival is and you will get Georgia 100% of the time.  I have heard the horror story of the 52-0 whooping and the way that Herschel Walker ran over the Gators defense on every occasion possible.  I guess you could say that I've been very lucky to only have witness two Gator losses to Georgia since I can vividly remember college football:  The loss in 1997 and the 2004 post-Ron Zook firing loss.

I'm sure several years down the road I will be telling my kids and grandkids about the way Spurrier ran up 50 in Athens and how Alex Brown forced a crucial Quincy Carter fumble the same way that I have been told stories of Herschel and "Run Lindsay Run."  There have definitely been memorable games against the Bulldogs and I fully expect this years to be just as memorable despite what most of the predictions are saying.

Sure, the Bulldogs lost to Vandy and got 51 scored on them by the Vols.  However, this is "The Florida/Georgia Game," and when it comes to this game you never take UGA lightly.  I think that the Auburn game may have left a very bitter taste in this team's mouth, and the bye week only strengthened it.  UGA is out to prove they still belong in the top-tier of the SEC and will be ready to pull the upset.  Florida fans will be wearing jorts.  Georgia fans will be wearing red shorts and will have floppy, goofy hair.  People will be drunk.  Craziness will ensue.

I love "The Florida/Georgia Game."