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February 05, 2007
Gator Glory
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February 05, 2007


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Gator Glory

I was surprised when you did not feature Florida on one of your college football preview's six regional covers: We all know the success that Urban Meyer has had in his second seasons at previous jobs. After Florida's win (Urban Renewal, Jan. 15), however, I realized the SI jinx is still alive and kicking. Thanks for leaving off the Gators!
Eric Fabian, Ocala, Fla.

So if Florida beat "The Best. Period," as you called Ohio State on your Nov. 27 cover, does that mean the Gators are now "The Best. Exclamation Point"?
Daniel Stallsmith, Huntersville, N.C.

I have one regret about Florida's victory: Afterward I didn't get to see the looks on the faces of everyone who said the Gators didn't deserve to be in the title game.
Pat Leonard, Bronx, N.Y.

Am I the only one to appreciate the wonderful irony of the Ohio State marching band's depiction of the sinking Titanic during their halftime show?
Al Anderson, Columbia, S.C.

Your story correctly observed that instead of blitzing, "the Gators were helped by Ohio State's bullheaded determination to stay in its base defense." You could have also stated that despite early success on the ground, the Buckeyes abandoned the run with plenty of time left in the game. With coaching like this anyone could have defeated Ohio State, and anyone did.
Paul Szymanowski, Curtice, Ohio

Florida's secret weapon was its color scheme—at University of Phoenix Stadium, blue and orange always trumps red. Witness Boise State's victory over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, a week before Florida beat Ohio State in the BCS Championship Game. And in the previous game played at that stadium, two weeks before the Fiesta Bowl, the Denver Broncos won their game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Ted Hansen, Gilbert, Ariz.

Tin Cup

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem, in his foolish crusade to create the hype garnered by other sports and their playoff chases with his FedEx Cup (The New Rules, Jan. 15), has forgotten the true essence of professional golf. Unlike other sports, golf isn't primarily about a season; it is about the event at hand. His predecessors capitalized on the major tournaments, which were neither created for—or became great because—they were part of a season.
Marc Svendsen, Littleton, Colo.

Crossing a Line?

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