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Florida vs. Georgia Southern, Game Thread: Getting up from rock bottom

If they play a game in The Swamp and nobody cares, did it happen?

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I'll be at Florida-Georgia Southern today, and I'll almost certainly be able to tweet from it, given the stadium's network upgrades for the smartphone-addicted like myself, but I can't exactly blame fans who don't want to come out for a game between beat-up Florida and beat-up Georgia Southern. This is the peril of November cupcakes: No one really wants a cupcake unless it's there, and certainly no one wants to bite into a cupcake when there's a chance, as with Georgia Southern's triple option offense, it might actually be less than soft and moist.

But it's also a reflection of what Florida is this season: A team that has turned off a lot of its fans, and made Saturdays ordeals instead of opportunities for many. I disgree with those folks — I love seeing Florida teams play no matter how good or bad the Gators I am watching actually are, though it's also sort of my job — and I don't regret having spent hundreds of dollars following this team around, but I'm pretty sure I'm the outlier, not the norm.

I go and cheer no matter whether more players get injured or suspended — Jonathan Bullard's out with an injury today, while Demarcus Robinson is again suspended for a violation of team rules — and I try to find the bright sides of things.

But the best one I can find today, before this kickoff, is that this season is nearly over.

Go Gators. C'mon, Gators. Get up from the cold floor that is rock bottom, and go.


Andy Hutchins is Alligator Army's managing editor. Follow Alligator Army on Twitter and Facebook.