Hate Week 2013: What We Do with Gators Around Here

Sam Greenwood

Let's get one thing straight: I hate Florida. It's not just a simple dislike, a harmonious discord, or even a deep, latent enmity. I hate Florida with the fire of a thousand suns being stoked by the fire of an additional thousand suns. In a world where my choices were to cheer for Florida or go blind, I'd start learning Braille. Most of the time, however, I am (relatively) civil while expressing this intense Gator hatred. For one week a year, though, I allow my hate to come out of the closet and be displayed in its raw, unfiltered form. This is that week.

We have arrived at the final day of Hate Week, Dawg fans, and as I had hoped, y'all have come through impressively by contributing your own additions to the lovely plethora of antagonistic alligator antipathy that we've had on parade at Dawg Sports this week.  Virtually our entire front page at the blog is filled with venomous enmity towards our rivals to the south, and for that, I salute you.

And so, to conclude my annual series on spiting the Sunshine State Saurians, I'd like to provide an official Vineyarddawg-approved® guide on the recommended treatment your local Gator.  (Take note, football players!)

I could write 2,000 words on the topic, but I'm a firm believer in the axiom that a picture is worth a thousand words*. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, well, then a series of videos must be worth...  well, must be worth posting, at any rate!

* - This axiom does not apply to T. Kyle King, whose conversion rate is somewhat... well, let's just say, "less concise."

First, my own dog sets the example:


Next, the beacon is picked up by the internet at large:


And finally, another internet poster shows his dog reenacting the Georgia Florida game from 1942:


Feel free to add your own examples of how we treat gators in these parts, Dawg fans!  And let's all hope that the Georgia Bulldogs put on a similar show with the Florida Gators by the St. John's River 24 hours hence.  Until then...

Go Dawgs!  Beat Florida!

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