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Florida vs. Georgia, Game Thread: The first half, and holding on or letting go

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Our predictions are going perfect or oh-fer.

Sam Greenwood

My 25 predictions for Florida's Duval duel with with Georgia (3:30 p.m., CBS or CBS Sports Online)...

  1. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  2. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  3. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  4. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  5. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  6. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  7. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  8. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  9. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  10. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  11. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  12. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  13. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  14. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  15. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  16. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  17. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  18. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  19. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  20. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  21. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  22. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  23. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  24. When it's over, we won't be happy.
  25. Georgia's gonna win.

Star-divide

I've had an exhausting couple of weeks. (Logistics are hard, basically.)

And I can't even turn to Florida for solace.

I "know" Florida's not winning today. You "know" it. Hell, Will Muschamp might "know" it.

But fun can be found in "knowing" you're gonna lose, in being the underdog, in playing with the righteous fury of a team believing in itself when no one else does; I wrote about that prior to the Alabama game, and, to the Gators' credit, for a spell, that game was fun.

Where do we find fun now? Do we hope Treon Harris balls out? Sure. Do we hope Florida's still-great individual defenders, Dante Fowler, Jr. and Vernon Hargreaves III, do the same? Of course. Do we ... take pleasure in Kyle Christy punts? I guess! Do we hope for something we can't even fathom right now? Yeah. We have to.

And if we're holding on to hopes with those prospects, we're hanging by a thread.

If Florida could kindly find a way to either make us hold on or allow us to let go, that would be great.

Go Gators.