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We are the boys from old Florida
F-L-O-R-I-D-A
Where the girls are the fairest,
The boys are the squarest
Of any old state down our way

We are all strong for old Florida
Down where the old Gators play
In all kinds of weather
We’ll all stick together
for F-L-O-R-I-D-A

Singing We Are the Boys from Old Florida is a classic University of Florida tradition. Putting your arm around a stranger and swaying in The Swamp with 90,000 other Gator fans is possibly one of the best feelings in the world. This year though things are a little different, our mighty Florida Gators football team has a 4-5 record. Headlines read “The Downfall of Gator Football” or “Florida Gators Drop From Ranks of College Football Elite”, and however true it is important that we remember one key phrase in our third quarter tradition: “In all kinds of weather we’ll all stick together”. 

If you consider yourself a member of the Gator Nation I encourage you to keep your spirits up. In 2000 Alabama went 3-8, and now they’ve won the BCS National Championship 3 out of the last 4 years. I promise you we will move back into the top ranks because what separates the Gator Nation from other fan bases is that we never stop talking about how great it is to be a Florida Gator.

Even if we’re 0-12(which I hope never happens) we will still wear orange & blue with pride. We have so much to be proud of both academically and athletically, and not in just football. Athletically we have one of the best athletic programs in the nation. We currently rank in the top ten in multiple sports including: Men’s and Women’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Soccer, and Women’s Volleyball(and these are only Fall sports).  Academically, the University of Florida is the 14th best public university in the nation and our research expenditures are in the top 20 among all institutions. While our football team is having a bad year we are still great in many aspects. It’s STILL great to be a Florida Gator, because in all types of weather we’ll all stick together.

 

Go Gators!

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