ALL IN ALL, ZOOK WAS JUST
ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL
Knowing the danger that this blog is turning into All Zook, All The Time, I still must impart these few photos. I was in Gainesville the past couple days on business. I drove past the 34th Street wall, where generations of college students have painted messages.
This is what was displayed:
Clearly the wall had read, "Fire Zook." Someone took a little white paint and turned the F into an H.
Not far from that one was this painting:
Clearly, Coach Zook was beloved by those who respected his hard work and his genuine goodness. Unfortunately that did not translate into wins. Or at least crucial wins against bigtime opponents and wins against teams he had no business losing to.
As for the wall, I drove on a little farther north.
I saw this:
They're the five names of the students who were killed by Danny Rolling in the August 1990 Gainesville student murders. The painting has been on the wall, more or less unchanged, since the week of their deaths.
The paint's been freshened up over the years, but the essential design remains the same.
Sort of puts everything in perspective, doesn't it?
Posted by Jeff at October 26, 2004 10:42 PM