Sorry for the really late start today, all. I thought I was over the sickness I've been dealing with for the last couple weeks, but then my body decided sleeping through every alarm I set was not just a good idea, but a great one. Whoops. I'll probably drop a Weekend Review tomorrow, and another gymnastics post.
Housekeeping out of the way: Is Bridget Sloan the greatest Gators athlete ever?
I know that football's outsized importance makes it really difficult to pick against Tim Tebow in that category, but Sloan would seem to combine Tebow's slew of individual honors and prominence in procuring national titles with Abby Wambach's position as a pioneering performer who led Florida to its first national title in a sport. (Though, to be fair, Florida had won a gymnastics national title prior to 2013 — it just hadn't won an NCAA national title.) Jeff Demps is the easy answer if you prize versatility, Ryan Lochte and Dara Torres are good bets if you want post-Florida Olympic success (though Christian Taylor and many more jumpers are coming, I think, and Caeleb Dressel could have a Lochte-ish career), and Danny Wuerffel flips the Wambach parallel on its head as the leader of the first national championship-winning Gators of the gridiron.
And then there's Joakim Noah. And Lauren Embree. And Lauren Haeger. And ... well, this is why this is absolutely an argument.
Feel free to have that argument below. I'll be around when I can.