If you’re a Florida Gator fan you probably accepted this headline and moved on. If you’re not then you probably wonder whether or not this is heresy.
According to a recent report, Urban Meyer had the following to say about those who want to lob criticism at the Gator program:
“If you want to be critical of a player on our team or a coach on our team you can buy a ticket for seat 37F, you’re not welcome back in the football office,” Meyer said, according to the report. “You’re either a Gator or you’re not a Gator.”
The subject of Urban’s ire was former Florida QB Shane Matthews who apparently had the gall to criticize the Gator offense following Florida’s October loss (only of the season for the national champs) to Mississippi. Meyer’s “You’re with us or against us” mantra now puts him among a select few historical figures who thought if you weren’t with them you were against them. They include:
- Jesus – Matthew 12:30
- Vladimir Lenin – In his speech to the Chief Committee for Political Education
- Benito Mussolini – In support of fascist Italy.
- Hilary Clinton – Regarding terrorism
- Gaston – To the villagers in regards to hunting “Beast”
Quite an impressive list isn’t it? Any list that can bring Jesus and Gaston together is a list I want to be a part of.
I enjoy how amusingly sensitive Urban Meyer still is to even slight criticism after 2 BCS National Titles in 3 years. Matthews is PAID to give his opinion on college football. Perhaps if Matthews were an employee of the university this would make slightly more sense, but to imply that someone who played 3 seasons for Florida isn’t a Gator simply because they made some mildly critical comments after a game in which Florida was upset, is insane.
Get thicker skin immediately.
P.S – Creed and Sean Marks suck.