Gather around small children. I’ve got a story to tell.
You see, back when I was your age (you know, when a gallon of milk cost a nickel, and a trip to school was a long, uphill walk both ways) there was once this great college football rivalry.
This rivalry had it all.
It annually featured two Top 10 teams and packed stadiums, not to mention a pair of programs that genuinely hated each other’s guts. There were great players, greater games and a once-in-a-generation ball coach, the likes of which we’ve never quite seen before or since. And oh by the way, this game almost always came with big-time pressure; even though it was played in September, this rivalry almost always helped determine the eventual SEC champion. It usually shaped the national title picture too.
So what was this great rivalry, maybe my personal favorite of the era?
That rivalry was Tennessee-Florida, children.
Yes kids, I’m being serious.
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