Tuesday, January 09, 2007

More on the Gators "holding" both titles...

Call it the Gator Slam. The Florida Gators became the first program to hold football and men's basketball titles at the same time Monday night with a 41-14 victory over top-ranked Ohio State.

Much like when Tiger Woods held all four golf majors -- he didn't win all of them in the same year, so it was dubbed the "Tiger Slam." Same case for UF.

Nonetheless, only six Division I schools -- including Florida and Ohio State -- have won championships in the NCAA's two marquee sports. But none of those had come closer than eight years apart -- until now. The others are Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State and Syracuse.

Key thinking to this is "current holders of the championships;" and of course "thanks for playing."

READ MORE about this feat here on espn.com or follow this link - http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/bowls06/news/story?id=2724897

5 comments:

swab said...

hey dick why did you leave out this part or did it prove my point?

"Florida may have an asterisk next to its latest accomplishment."

here's why
bball champs in 06
football in 07

hmm same time but not same year? how are you going to tammy twist this one?

you can't beat me facts are facts

"thanks for playing, and you lose dick!"

Dan Patrick said...

nice come back swab i guess you really the man, sorry rich you lose!

Ritch said...

okay my dear swab....keep thinking that. The key word is "Hold." You even agree..."hmm same time but not same year?"

Point is---UF "HOLDS" the mens basketball and football championship. That no one can twist not even me or Nancy Pelosi. That point you can not argue and if you would like to discuss further with people more involved and care more then... I encourage you to call the UF at (352)392.3261 and ask them the question. I am sure you would have more fun talking with them rather that posting here.

YES they won in different academic years - 05-06 and 06-07. I never said "won" in the same year. Argue all you want and I said -- "I agree they did not win in the same year." But they still HOLD the trophies and will HOLD both trophies until April when the basketball title game rolls around. Who knows UF may win again in basketball this year 06-07. As always thanks for playing.

Rebecca Manns said...

Swab I am not sure you are seeing the light, might be from all the other stats that are running thru your mind, but florida is now the title holder, or title defender in both basketball and Football at the same time. This would be the first time this has ever happened.

Ritch 1 swab 0

Anonymous said...

as mommy would say...bless his heart.