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No_ 12-13-2011 04:16 PM

Most depressing period in your team's history
 
Florida - I was raised on the Orange and Blue in the 90s. My dad went there and was a mega-fan. We got the weekly newspaper. We got the recruiting VHS tapes every spring. We bought Dillards bags to shake at the screen when Peter Warrick caught the ball. We even had one of those foamy bricks with the Gators logo that read "Bad Call" (any other fans grow up with something similar). Growing up with the Fun N' Gun was something I would never trade for anything. I knew nothing but success until that horrifying day when the Ol' Ball Coach announced he was going to coach the Redskins. I've been thinking a lot about the Zook years in relation to the rough past two years.

I'm not sure which is more troubling. The gators were totally mediocre by their standards during my middle & jr high days, the only thing to enjoy were the occasional upsets that Zook would pull out of his ass. But that felt like something that was going to blow over. The last two years - the decimation of coaching staffs, missuse of talent, weak play in the trenches, undisciplined play, and horrible skill players make saturdays a total bummer. I really feel that the current state is more depressing.

I know I'm spoiled as a Gators fan, but I was curious what other teams fans' have to say. Especially older Canes, Seminoles, Volunteers, Wolverines, Huskers, and Irish fans.

49erNation85 12-13-2011 04:25 PM

Ah come on man our season wasn't that bad yes we had injuries but still. We are trying to learn a new style of offense and defense and get all that spread crap behind us. However, we did finish 6-6 got a bowl not bad. I just wish we would have plaid Driskel more in the end of the season but hey hes not ready but I'm sure he will be next fall and should be able to take the gators back into full swing and back to winning in no time. You are always going to have that learning curve .

jrdrylie 12-13-2011 04:33 PM

I'm a Georgia Tech and UCF fan. The most depressive period for the Yellow Jackets was the Reggie Ball period. He showed great promise as a freshman. He had a good running game, good defense, and an all time great receiver. With all of that, he couldn't beat Georgia and couldn't win the ACC.

For UCF, this season was the lowest for me. The Knights had a great season last year. They won the conference, beat an SEC team in the bowl game, and had their first season being ranked in the final polls. There was some chatter that they could go undefeated and sneak into a BCS bowl. Instead, their C-USA Freshman of the year had a serious slump, and they didn't even make a bowl.

MassNole 12-13-2011 04:56 PM

2006-Present

Well really 2005, but we somehow won the conference that year.

No_ 12-13-2011 05:06 PM

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Originally Posted by MassNole (Post 2788212)
2006-Present

Well really 2005, but we somehow won the conference that year.

I remember being terrified of the Lee-Weatherford recruiting class, before it became a 'having two quarterbacks means you don't have one' situation. I really thought Xavier was going to become something

Brent 12-13-2011 05:18 PM

Most of my school's history.

Smooth Criminal 12-13-2011 08:59 PM

Might sound weird, but I don't know.

I wasn't an Ohio state fan till I decided to go there 4 years ago. And before that I didnt really follow college as a fan.

shylo3716 12-13-2011 09:05 PM



This did it for me SMH

Brent 12-13-2011 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by shylo3716 (Post 2788472)


This did it for me SMH

clearly pass interference ;D

Sloopy 12-13-2011 09:10 PM

I'd probably say the John Cooper tenure...

CashmoneyDrew 12-13-2011 09:13 PM

As a Vols fan... pretty much this whole decade. It all started in the '01 SEC championship game. Vols just had to win to make the national championship game and our crazy-talented team lays an egg and loses to a backup QB and LSU.

Ever since then it's been all down hill. Fulmer going out in flames, the hiring of He Who Must Not Be Named, our current coaching debacles, our streaks against putrid Vandy and Kentucky coming to a close.
Not to mention I personally witnessed that Music City Screw Job of a bowl game last year.

And then throw in the bad luck our basketball teams' had in recent years and that's just the icing on top of this whole ****-pie of a decade in Vols sports.

JRTPlaya21 12-13-2011 09:42 PM

Well before I had my falling out with VT I'd say losing to Matt Ryan in the rain. VCU only has a club football team so I can't front lol. Always loved UGA because of family ties so I'd say with them losing to UF the year after storming the field plus that last season with A.J. Green where the record was abysmal.

keylime_5 12-13-2011 09:59 PM

losing to Michigan every year in the '90s. Cooper won a lot of games and actually got us a Rose Bowl, but he could not freakin' beat Michigan. Most teams would take going to the Rose, Citrus, or Sugar Bowl every year though as their "most depressing era."

Pat Sims 90 12-13-2011 10:01 PM

Anytime Ohio State loses to Michigan.

StickSkills 12-13-2011 10:20 PM

It was 1999-2004, but now it's Nov 5, 2011 til whenever we're done with this s***

When everything broke, i literally didn't eat for a week and didn't go to class for two weeks. Then I was starting to come around and feeling better right as we went to Thanksgiving break. During break I was at the OSU-PSU got an underage from an undercover peacekeeper (wasn't drinking, but i was in the presence of and still drunk from night before), got kicked out of AFROTC and didn't go to classes for another week.

WMD 12-13-2011 10:23 PM


JHL6719 12-13-2011 10:29 PM

The Bill Curry era sucked pretty bad when he replaced Ray Perkins. His tenure culminated with some moron throwing a brick through his windshield...

The worst however, was the Franchione-Mike Price debacle(s). The slimeball Franchione snuck out in the middle of the night to take the Texas A&M job.

Then we hired the idiot from Washington St. who was hanging out with strippers and fired before he even coached a single game for us.

Those two were easily the lowest points I've ever experienced...

critesy 12-13-2011 11:03 PM

the end of tubbervilles career.

SickwithIt1010 12-13-2011 11:05 PM

Just went through it. 2 years of seeing USC not playing for a bowl game, and without the fire that we have seen from them in the past hurt pretty bad. I was heartbroken when we lost Carroll.

This year I couldnt have been happier. Seeing them play with that swagger of the dominant USC teams from earlier in the decade was a sight to see.

soybean 12-13-2011 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by SickwithIt1010 (Post 2788570)
Just went through it. 2 years of seeing USC not playing for a bowl game, and without the fire that we have seen from them in the past hurt pretty bad. I was heartbroken when we lost Carroll.

This year I couldnt have been happier. Seeing them play with that swagger of the dominant USC teams from earlier in the decade was a sight to see.

Ill also say that 2009 season was just as painful too even before the sanctions. It's like I witnessed the end of a dynasty. Getting blown out by Stanford didn't help either.

JoeJoeBrown 12-13-2011 11:47 PM

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Originally Posted by StickSkills (Post 2788542)
It was 1999-2004, but now it's Nov 5, 2011 til whenever we're done with this s***

When everything broke, i literally didn't eat for a week and didn't go to class for two weeks. Then I was starting to come around and feeling better right as we went to Thanksgiving break. During break I was at the OSU-PSU got an underage from an undercover peacekeeper (wasn't drinking, but i was in the presence of and still drunk from night before), got kicked out of AFROTC and didn't go to classes for another week.

Holy **** that's depressing. Hang in there.

scottyboy 12-13-2011 11:49 PM

everything up until about 2004...

JoeJoeBrown 12-14-2011 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by SickwithIt1010 (Post 2788570)
Just went through it. 2 years of seeing USC not playing for a bowl game, and without the fire that we have seen from them in the past hurt pretty bad. I was heartbroken when we lost Carroll.

This year I couldnt have been happier. Seeing them play with that swagger of the dominant USC teams from earlier in the decade was a sight to see.

I haven't seen the word "swagger" used non-ironically for a long while now.

Thank you for brightening my Christmas.

SickwithIt1010 12-14-2011 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by JoeJoeBrown (Post 2788581)
I haven't seen the word "swagger" used non-ironically for a long while now.

Thank you for brightening my Christmas.

So many people use it out of context these days. I hate when people walk around saying "OMGZZZ I got so much swag" whatever man, get the **** out of here.

Those old USC teams had a swagger to them with the way they played, LSU's defense this year has a swagger to them.

Cigaro 12-14-2011 07:59 PM

Although I wasn't old enough to follow the team for all of these years for South Carolina, the years between the death of the Man in Black, Joe Morrison, and the beginning of the Spurrier era, with Lou Holtz two Outback seasons being the only reprieve in between.


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