Opinion by The Big Kahuna, FSU grad, booster and long-time fan
On paper Florida's personnel is about 30 percent better than our guys. At home that becomes 40 percent. Throw in Geno Hayes' trash talk and the superiority index becomes 60 percent.
Saturday's game turned out to be the "perfect storm" for FSU. With everything stacked against us, the last thing we needed was a confirmed "thug" in a Seminole jersey adding another offense to his rap sheet...writing a check he couldn't cash by making the comments he made BEFORE the game. That merely served to make everybody in the country a Gator fan including Gary Danielson who must have used Geno's comments as license to become an unabashed gator fan with a microphone. Normally, the guys covering the game give a little love to the underdog just for being the underdog. Not Danielson and Lundquest. They sounded like two shirtless guys with their heads painted orange and blue. And frankly, I couldn't blame them. One guy's comments don't represent the team as a whole, but they certainly made the rounds as he knew they would, and served to cast us as the bad guys. And for us fans, made losing even more humiliating
I wouldn't be unhappy to see Geno Hayes whose jersey wasn't even dirty in the fourth quarter and Xavier Lee who the camera caught laughing on the sidelines when we were down about 4 touchdowns, leaving Tallahassee on the same Greyhound Bus.
And speaking of busses...with the high cost of gasoline, we should have left the team busses parked in the garage and just sent Gary Cismecia to the game by himself in a cab. The result wouldn't have been any different.