The Heartbreak of Jacksonville: The “Neutral” Site for UGA-UF Football

Posted by Mike Franklin on September-25-2009 Add Comments

It’s all about which shoe is on which foot.

Florida has pretty much dominated Georgia for the last decade or so. Even lately, the Dawgs have just not been able to shake an old curse that began way back when, with the first name "Steve."

Oh yes, that Ol' Ball Coach cast a hex on the Bulldogs and though he has not had a lot of success at renewing the curse at South Carolina, it is still a very active, very potent part of the environment down in Jacksonville.

And let’s make no mistake about this part of the equation: the game IS played in a stadium formerly known as the Gator Bowl, which IS indeed in the state of Florida.

The notion of this being some kind of hallowed, neutral ground where everyone is on a ...

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