November 04, 2004


There's a deep divide in America. The electoral map doesn't have to show you that. There's been far too much partisan rancor for far too long. Too many jokes flying across the Web and through e-mail. Stuff like this is pretty funny, but it's not very constructive.
A pro-Bush friend sent me this. It reminded me of the shirt I saw and photographed, above, when we were leaving the Gator game three weeks ago:
Kerry/Edwards Team to Lead Florida Gators
Gainesville, FL - In an effort to win votes, in the critical swing state of Florida, the Kerry/Edwards team has volunteered to replace fired coach Ron Zook for the remainder of the season.
"When I played football as a young man in Vietnam, I did not hesitate to beat the Bulldogs and I won't now.
Floridians are tired of this failed Zook administration. They continued to call the wrong play at the wrong time in the wrong game. It's time for them to come clean with this Gator nation." When asked what he would do differently, however, the senator replied "I would have done everything differently. I would have recruited the same players and called the same plays, but other than that I would have done everything differently. We should not have tried to go it alone against Mississippi State. The Zook administration has failed us.
"In fact, I actually voted to go for the two point conversion before I voted against it."
Problems immediately arose, however at their first practice on Monday. When a player was hurt and taken to the hospital, offensive coordinator John Edwards unexplainably chased the ambulance out of the stadium. It is unclear what his motives were, but was reported as saying "No longer will there be two Gator nations. No longer will there be winners and losers at these football games. We will ensure that every player is a winner."
The coach would not lay out specific ideas about how to turn around the season for the Gators, but ensured everyone that he "has a plan." He insists it involves improving the strength and conditioning program over several years, but just recently he has voted to cut funding for the weight lifting equipment by over 6 billion dollars. However, he's going to upgrade other facilities by raising ticket prices only for those who contribute over $2000 per year.
Other details of his "plan" have not yet been revealed. But, at least he's not Ron Zook.
Posted by Jeff at November 4, 2004 08:22 AM | TrackBack