4.11.2010

Sundays in My City - The Swamp

Unknown Mami

My hometown is Gainesville, Florida. We live in a small town just outside of Gainesville now, and we work in Gainesville, shop in Gainesville, etc.
John and I are both huge fans of the University of Florida Gators. I'm a lifelong fan, and John became a fan when he moved here in elementary school. Our kids are big Gator fans as well.
Some college towns don't really get excited over their college teams, even their football teams, or so I've heard.
Not so in Gainesville, Florida.
We are different. We are special. We are slightly crazy.
For example, Saturday was the scrimmage game. A practice game, basically. It's called the Orange and Blue Debut game.
Over 51,000 fans showed up for this game.
We love our Gators.
So for my Sundays in my City feature today, I'm bringing you to The Swamp....Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. Home of The Gators.


Where the Gators play...



home of Gatorade


awesome players & former players graciously signed tons of autographs

we packed the stands today!


Our mascots are Albert & Alberta





It was a beautiful day in the Swamp. And the Gators won! {ha ha ha}


It's great...to be...a Florida Gator!

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24 comments:

Bridgette said...

Stopping in from the UBP to say HI! :) I have two words for you: ROLL TIDE...LOL

I am sorry, I just had too. :)

Bridgette said...

Ok, sorry I forgot you have never met me and might thing I was being rude. I live in Alabama and I am a huge Alabama fan. Hope I did not make you mad. :)

Erin said...

How fun! Wish I lived close enough to my favortie college team so I could go to their games...although I don't think you'll like my choice in teams....ROLL TIDE! =)

Shame I am not a USC or UCLA fan huh?

Life with Kaishon said...

51,000 people showed up for a scrimmage? Wowza! : ) We love Penn State around here.

Raymonde said...

I really like your post, so full of fun and energy, I can hear the fans cheering!
Popped over from SIMC, glad I did!
Have a fantastic fun-filled Sunday! xxx

BLOGitse said...

51.000 - that's a LOT of fans!

Happy 'Sunday in My City' greetings from Casablanca, Morocco!

BLOGitsePHOTOS

Vicki said...

I love that there is a Lady Gator mascot. Very cute.

Tara R. said...

It's the same at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, home of my beloved TN Vols. College football is the best! I love a good rousing game, even if it's the spring scrimmage.

You got some fun snaps!

mimbles said...

That's a lot of people in those stands, the vibe must be awesome :-)

Sonya said...

Love the pic of the people in the stand!! Have a great week!

Mama Wheaton said...

I wasn't a big college football fan until I started at Boise State. Now I think it is fun and I was very surprised how many people are so passionate about it. I haven't quite made it to that level but I'm working on it.

MACsWIFERia said...

these are some neat pics
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Christy said...

I love football in the SEC! We too are obsessed and if we lived closer would be at every Auburn football event! Gator stadium is actually the only stadium in the SEC I have not visited. Fun pictures!

You mean there are people not crazy about college football? lol

Christy said...

oh, I guess I should follow suit and say WAR EAGLE! eh...kinda gotta follow with that when I see 'rt' **shudder**

Just Breathe said...

I find that to be so true, they are true fans and I know a few!
I agree with you, crazy fans for sure.

Melani said...

Great pics! I am not a huge football fan but I will watch the Super Bowl!

Unknown Mami said...

Alberta is one good looking gator!

Jenners said...

Man that stadium is packed!

♥ Kathy said...

Some of us Longhorn fans are a little crazy too LOL

Heather said...

Sure looks like it's fun to be in your town! :)

Alexis AKA MOM said...

LOVE your city!! I'm just loving all the pictures! You have way too much fun!

mub said...

I love that so many people showed up to a scrimmage game!

SamiJoe said...

I remember once upon a time, having a pair of Florida Gators boxer shorts!
Love football!

Jen said...

can't wait to visit my mom in south florida! :)