Sunday==>Yes, my loyal and faithful readers and followers, your favorite Sunshine State blogger is still basking in the euphoria created by the stunning upset last night at The Swamp as my Florida Gators kicked the butt of #3 ranked Ole Miss by a score of ... gasp ... 38-10.
In all aspects of the game - offense, defense, special teams, coaching, energy, desire, etc. we were in their face from the opening play to the final “take-a-knee” play to end the rout.
I also believe that the incredible crowd noise was a factor because it took Ole Miss longer to get their plays in and then relay them to the players.
I think the following unedited quote from FanBuzz, an online football site, pretty much sums up the Gator season so far ...
“So Florida went from “they probably won’t be good this year” to “all right, they might be okay” to “holy crap, they are beating Ole Miss by a billion” really quick. Things won’t get much easier for Florida, as they still have LSU and Georgia to play this month, but wow, this was certainly a statement by the Gators.”
In a posting to my Facebook Timeline late last night I wondered what the victory would do for us in the polls. Well, the just released Coach's Poll now has us ranked #12. The AP Poll hasn't been released yet ... so ... stay tuned.
On Saturday at 7:30pm we will play the Missouri Tigers (4-1) at Columbia, Missouri, carried on SECN.
The Tigers are coming off a 24-10 win over the struggling South Carolina Gamecocks.
In case you have forgotten==>Billi Pod hates Tigers.
Moving on ...
As much as the Gator game was a major positive, the Yankees/Orioles doubleheader, in Baltimore, was a total downer as the Orioles won both games, 9-2 and 4-3. In both games we failed to get crucial hits with runners in scoring position, something that has plagued us all season.
The final game of the regular season will be at 3:05pm this afternoon.
On the mound for the Yankees (87-74) will be Michael Pineda (12-9), coming off his worst start of the season, vs. Chris Tillman (10-11) for the Orioles (80-81) who are obviously enjoying their spoiler role.
We need to win this game in order to have home field advantage in the one-game wild card game on Tuesday, October 6th.
As I am sure most of you loyal and faithful readers and followers expect, Billi Pod will remain in the comfortable confines of his apartment to watch the game, then more baseball then ending with some pro football.
This has become a regular event for us and that is nice because it allows us to have some needed catching up and facetime.
And, of course, when dinner is over we will swing by Krispy Kreme for our usual supply of those evil chocolate glazed donuts.
In closing==>yesterday was also an excellent walking day. Did my usual early morning walk and wander session and then some major walking during the games on TV, resulting in==>5.42 miles. Not bad, IMHO.
So ... let’s just ...
GO YANKEES AND GO GATORS!!
Yesterday’s mileage==>5.42 miles (or, 11,858 steps)
Total mileage for 2015==>1,111.50 miles (average 4.03 miles per day)
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