Kentucky played hard, but lost after having a 10 point lead starting the 4th quarter. Making it 31 straight years for the Gators with a 28-27 win at Kroger Field.
There is a list of players that played great and deserve a helmet sticker; Stephen Johnson, Charles Walker, Mike Edwards. But this week I’m giving the helmet sticker to the Big Blue Nation.
The BBN sold out the game and was loud, creating a great game atmosphere. For years we have came to this game and left with our hearts broken. So many close calls, so many heartbreakers. Each year we point to the Florida game and say “this is the year it ends” and each year we see another loss.
I was 8 years old the last time we won, but I can honestly say that I don’t see this streak going to much longer. Stoops has upgraded talent and the level of play at Kentucky. The gap is closing and soon we will turn the corner and start beating the Florida’s, Georgia’s, and Tennessee’s on a basis that doesn’t warrant rushing the field anymore.
So the each member of the Big Blue Nation, this Helmet Stickers is for you! One day we will see this streak end, and all these years of heartache will be a distant memory.