Thursday, January 11, 2007

LOHD Research...

The staff at LOHD did some field research on behalf of one of its' readers. Staff called the Univ of Florida this morning at (352)392.3261 and got transferred to the Athletic Department. LOHD staff wanted to get to the bottom of what is becoming known as the "Gator Slam." This term comes from the phrase "Tiger Slam." Which was given to what Tiger Woods accomplished on the PGA tour when he won and held all four golf majors -- he didn't win all of them in the same year, so it was dubbed the "Tiger Slam." But still a great feat.

The Florida Gators became the first program to hold football and men's basketball titles at the same time. NO they did not win it in the same year but they HOLD both titles currently (at least until April 2007 when the men's basketball title game is played).

LOHD staff asked the UFstaff member these questions after explaining the situation and the reason for my call. Here is the script from our conversation with LOHD staff asking the question and the answer being given by a staff person at the UF Athletics department.

1. Did the UFwin the men's basketball title in the 2005-2006 season? She said "Yes."
2. Did the UF win the college football title in the 2006-2007 season? She said "Yes."
3. Does the University of Florida currently hold both titles, that being the men's basketball title from the 05-06 season and the football title from the 06-07 season? She said with a laugh "Yes." I told her that this is not a joke we need answers. Back to the Q and A.
4. So the UF does 'hold' both titles? She said "Again, Yes."
5. Are both of these trophies in the UF trophy cabinet? She said "Yes."
6. Have you heard that the accomplishment that the UF did being called the "Gator Slam?" She said "Yes."
7. What does that mean to UF? She said "It is associated with the men's program at the Univ of Florida holding both championships (basketball and football). It goes back to what Tiger Woods did and what is called by many the "Tiger Slam."
8. So you did not win both titles in the same season? She said "no but we are hopeful that the men's basketball team can repeat this season." (My point exactly-- LOHD never said won in the same season but first to hold both titles)
10. So it is a fact that the UF currently 'HOLDs' both titles? She said "Ah, Yeah."

She then told me that "a celebration of the Gators' BCS National Championship is set for Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. All Gator fans are encouraged to show their appreciation Saturday when the team is honored at noon to 1 p.m."

LOHD staff informed her that they would not attend but are going to see UF play USC on Saturday in basketball but will pass on the info on to one of our faithful readers who may want to go and discuss this issue of "Florida holding the men's basketball title and football title presently" a little more.

LOHD offered to send her a 'hot dog' but she declined. LOHD staff thanked the lady for her time this morning and for answering these "straight hard hitting questions" on the LOHD "hot seat" and for entering the "no spin zone." All readers can rest assured that LOHD will work hard to provide the best information on this blog and seek out the answers. We also will get the facts and go straight to the "horse's mouth" if need be regarding subjects on this blog.

Side note---Read about it here on Gatorzone.com. More on this feat can be read here or in the Florida newspaper - here or in a Seattle news source - here or back to the original article from ESPN - here.

7 comments:

swab said...

wll then any team that "holds" a NC in basketball and football can make this claim... since well they hold their titles for their respective years in which they won, thus they currently hold them at the same time...

we'll see ya next time folks....

sportscenter next...

and the winner is SOD TKO over LOHD for false info postings...

Dan Patrick said...

Swab,
Thank you for bring up the SOD, sounds like you are frustrated. Maybe you should talk to your leader about maybe updating his blog more then once a month. Maybe he can help you understand the facts about Florida, since I think he is looking for a new team to cheer for.

Anonymous said...

swab I think has some ear wax build up...

chris berman said...

funny no one could actually prove the last swab post wrong? hmm guess he was right after all?

LOHD Fan said...

oh but swab the point of "holding" both championships in this case means you are the defending champion as pointed out by this blog. I see the logic in the arguement but it does not fit with the point being stated. Just becuase you won the men's basketball title in 1956 then lost it the following year and then won the football championship in 1973 yet lost it in 74 (just throwing those dates out there) does mean you "hold" the trophies like UF currently does. BUT and I say BUT..holding in this case is a little different if you would stop to think or at least read the news sources offered to you by this blog or called the UF. Holding the trophies has a implied meaning of current defenders to it that some people may just not get but every news source in america and this blog is trying to convey.

Their point is this....UF holds the titles of which we have already discussed which means they are the respective champions of the sports already discussed and presently the current defenders of said trophies and first to "hold" the titles at the same time. First school to be defenders of trophies at the same time. Defending b-ball champs and Defending f-ball champs---UF is first to do this feat.

It is just like if swab won the the title of fastest ear wax cleaner in 2006 and then before the defending of that title in 2007 -- the swab won the title of fastest anal cleaner of 2007. (these are major swab titles and the only two titles awarded for swabs) The news would report that he holds both titles and is the first to hold both at the same time eventhough he won in different years and eventhough his daddy swab won the anal cleaner title back in 78 and the fastest ear wax cleaner in 84. The current swab feat is just not the same as daddy swab's.

Now you and the gang should understand this now...if not we are all wasting our time. LOHD don't write anymore about this b/c he is just trying to be a...well nevermind. The swab and the rest of his crew are like the same people that still believe Bill Clinton did not do anything wrong in the white house and people like that we just need to "bless their hearts and move on"......

Good day mates!!!

Anonymous said...

good post lohd fan...i must say that pretty much sums it all up...

Anonymous said...

poor swab...he is the only guy in america that has this thinking...maybe since he loves SOD he should be the next blogger on SOD for their football predicitions next year since he has a way of thinking that no one else in amercia has and is blinded towards logical connections within a thought process and can not see the truth.

Lastly, Clemson is 17-0!