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Sum 2 Prove: SEC Championship Style

Atlanta's own Lil Baby once said, "We finally made it, let's pop us some bottles."

For the first time since 2016, the Florida Gators are in the 404 competing for the SEC title.

Unfortunately, there is a bit of a damper on the occasion after Shoemageddon, two losses and the fact that the whole college football world is expecting Alabama to dominate. But you know what? That's okay!

That's not a resignation, by the way. The Kyles and Kadarius Toney won't be back next year. They'll want to score, and they'll score. Throw in two cups of the rest of the receiving corps, mix with the run game, make sure the OL is stable and the Gators can get some sizzle against Alabama's good-not-great defense. Florida's defense... is Florida's defense. You know the reliable few, and you know everyone else. A win would be indescribable, plus maybe a punched CFP ticket, fair or not. But, who's lining up against Smith/Waddle/Metchie? Who's stopping Najee Harris? Your guess is as good as mine, honestly. But, if there weren't upsets, the game wouldn't be played. And yes, it would be a huge upset if the Gators pull this off.

I'm not just another Florida blogger talking about hypotheticals in a game that hasn't been played yet. I'm a Florida blogger looking for a shift in mentality. The whole season just seems like Groundhog Day. Every win is slow in the beginning with weak D, until Trask pulls it back. Then, the defense finds some life in the second half and the Gators pull away. And that's how most everyone (outside of the College Football Playoff Committee, oddly enough) sees the team.

Honestly, it must get annoying for every team to be compared to Alabama all the time. But, there is something to be said for the way the Tide acts on the field. The players go into every game like they're underdogs with one team foot always on the gas. That mentality is a large part of why they win. They also have a million five stars, which is for another day.

Florida's done its thing all year. It's worked out for the most part, but why not completely switch it up and try to throw Bama off its game? The team has certainly been watching Gators film since Florida beat Georgia and maybe even before that. Coming out in Atlanta with same-old, same-old will probably result in a blowout.

So, go out there. Play some underclassmen. Try new stuff. Have some fun! Florida is going to be outmatched talent-wise. Acting arrogant is not going to do the team any favors against the best team in the nation. A whole new mentality could turn Darth Vader to Luke Skywalker, the Gators might have a better shot to win and go to the playoff and most importantly, save the team from meme exodus after it's over.

They should want all of the beef, they are not vegan. VVS diamonds would probably bring up some NCAA violation, but either way, the Gators got sum 2 prove and sum (you know, the playoff) to lose.

Photo Credit: Jordan Herald/@JordanHerald5/UF Football


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