Posted by Jeff at July 30, 2003 12:10 PM
"We asked for an alligator, we paid for an alligator
and unfortunately we did not get an alligator. It's unfortunate,
it's somewhat embarrassing obviously, but the bottom
line is we thought we were getting an alligator."
-- University of Florida spokesman Steve McClain, responding to
the announcement that a large crocodile -- and not the school's
namesake alligator mascot -- is featured on the cover of
the University of Florida's 2003 football media guide.
McClain said he regrets the error.