Originally posted on StraitPinkie.com  |  Last updated 1/9/13
This is the real story behind the invasion of Teddy Bridgewater’s jeresey on Florida’s campus and most notably on Tim Tebow’s statue.  As many of you all probably dont know, I live in Orlando, FL and am an avid Louisville fan.  I was born in Louisville and it is what I consider “home.”  So you all can imagine how nice it was to beat the mighty Florida Gators simply for the reason that I could come back and throw it in their fans face. I heard things from Florida fans like “You all don’t deserve to be here…” and “Louisville is terrible and we could play our backups and beat you guys.” I simply took the criticism and informed them that we had one weapon that they couldn’t compete with…Teddy Bridgewater.  And of course in typical Florida fan fashion they claimed that Jeff Driskel was much better than Teddy.  (Boy, were they wrong) I was up in Louisville for christmas when my uncle and cousins were kind enough to let me ride down to New Orleans with them.  The only problem was that I had no way to get back to Orlando.  I ended up getting a ride back from a couple friends who were subsequently Florida fans. After we won arguably the biggest game in school history I was elated and couldnt wait to get back home to all the people who kept saying that the matchup in the Sugar Bowl was a joke and an embarrassment.  My friends from Florida drove me back to Gainesville, where I then hitched a ride back to Orlando.  They were very complimentary of Teddy Bridgewater and Charlie Strong and couldn’t have been nicer about the outcome of the game. When I met with my mother and sister to take me to Orlando, my mother made a point to tell me how a lot of Florida fans back home were none to happy with the outcome of the game.  Some even were calling for Will Muschamp’s job (absolutely insane).  Thats when she recommended that we go to UF’s campus and take pictures next to the Bull Gator in front of the football complex.  I was down for it so we headed over to the stadium. For those of you that don’t know, Florida Field is directly in the center of UF’s campus and fairly close to the school’s police station.  When I got out of my car with my Teddy jersey on, there was no doubt in my mind that I was going to get some very dirty looks. First we walked up to Tebow’s statue and took pictures with me and my sister in them.  Then a car drove by….very slowly….and stared at us.  Wanting to get out of that area pretty quickly we ran over to the Bull Gator.  I thought it would be cool to put the Teddy jersey on the gator so I put it on top of it.  That’s when that same car drove by again and just stared at us. We figured that we were running out of time before we were gonna get the little school police called on us so we made our way back to the car. Then it popped into my head…what if I could put the Teddy jersey literally on Tim Tebow.  Well that proved to be impossible due to a wall blocking you from the statue.  So I just placed it on the base of the statue and took pictures.  That is when a school police car came riding past us and we figured it was time to run.  We ran back to our car and took off back to Orlando. The Tim Tebow statue and Bull Gator by the stadium are by far the most loved landmarks at the stadium by Florida fans.  Since returning home I have been shunned by many Florida fans but am overwhelming loved by almost all Florida State and Miami fans. I have heard excuses that Louisville got lucky.  That Florida didn’t care about the game.  That Will Muschamp threw the game.  And about any other ridiculous excuse that you could possibly think of.  The fact of the matter is Louisville came out and dominated both sides of the ball and manhandled a “big-time” SEC school. If there is one thing that I took from this game is that teamwork is a massive part of football these days.  There is no doubt that the SEC has the best talent in the nation but they seemingly underperformed in bowl games this year.  Talent doesn’t win football games, teams do. There is just one thing that Florida and any other school in the nation lacks, that Louisville possesses, and that is the great Teddy Bridgewater. 
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Parise’s hat trick sparks comeback win in Wild’s opener

Report: Bill O’Brien won’t commit to Texans starting QB

Steve Sarkisian takes blame for USC loss to Washington

Dion Lewis signed extension to repay Patriots for giving him chance

Report: South Carolina to start Perry Orth at QB vs. LSU

Mark Giordano: Flames’ effort in opener was 'unacceptable'


LeBron James says he’s in same class as Michael Jordan

Report: Some Texans players have already 'checked out' on coaches

WATCH: Washington scores against USC with trick play

Andre Johnson, Colts down Texans in key division win

Claude Julien: Illegal hit on Patrice Bergeron warrants ‘further consequences’

Foster’s return to game after head injury raises questions

Green Bay's deceivingly stingy defense

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Matt Hasselbeck was ‘on his death bed’ before Texans game

WATCH: Jets' Burmistrov lays dirty hit on Bruins' Bergeron

Report: Cowboys ban filming offense in practice with Patriots next on schedule

Maryland HC Randy Edsall responds on Twitter to firing reports

Pacquiao says he is in talks with Mayweather about rematch

Wisconsin looks to bounce back against Nebraska

Jack Del Rio: Raiders will go after Peyton Manning, want to ‘take him down’

Charles Barkley will guest star on 'The NFL Today'

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Poor Royals grounds crew member gets eaten by tarp

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason; will return in 2016

College Football News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Name every QB to play in the NFL at the age of 40

Week 5 NFL power rankings

Vin Scully to miss the entire postseason

Putin celebrates birthday by scoring seven goals in hockey game

"Friday Night Lights" writer calls Chip Kelly a fraud

Women in sports this week: Is this 2015 or 1965?

Three reasons each AL team can win the pennant

Garrett addresses Hardy's comments about Gisele

Five outrageous predictions for NFL Week 5

Rex makes players do push-ups in practice after penalty calls

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker