It's a given that gator fans can be delusional. And some apparently believe it's perfectly normal to behave like the swamp-dwelling reptiles they worship. How else do you explain the orange & blue crew that turned out to meet Urban Meyer this week in Lakeland?
A downpour turned the meeting place, a hangar at the Detroit Tigers spring training complex, into an ankle-deep bog. Attendees literally made waves as they slogged through three to four inches of standing water. Undeterred by the conditions, most of the crowd stayed, perhaps believing their water-soaked toes would magically become as webbed as Albert the alligator's.
Many crocodile tears were shed when the event staff wisely shut down the electrical equipment before gator pride turned into gator fried. Damn shame, since the multitudes were certain Urban would be able to walk across all that water.