Posted by: budpaul | December 21, 2009

2004 Redux

The BullGators will face Tom in AFA Bowl 12 this weekend.  The ‘Gators defeated the the #1 seed Cows 120-94 as the Cows just couldn’t get anything going.  Tom defeated Fwet in a shootout 139-124.

This marks the first time since the expanded playoff format began that a team with a bye did not advance to the title game.  Granted, this is only the second year of this format, but it’s still worth noting.  In 2008 Steal and the ‘Gators had the bye and both advanced to the title game.

This is the fifth time in six years that the ‘Gators will be playing for the title.  They won it in 2004 and 2005, lost the title game to Steal in ’06, didn’t qualify in ’07, and lost again to Steal in 2008.  That is truly an unprecedented run of excellence we’re seeing here.

As noted before, this the second time that the ‘Gators will be facing Tom for the title.  The last time was in 2004 when the team pounded the then Dawgs 93-65.  Now, before you go thinking that  the score isn’t all that great, consider that in ’04 the top scoring team averaged only 62.1 points per game.  The 93 points was one of the highest point totals in a single game all year.

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Responses

  1. Congrats to Tom. He made the big trade that is the key to winning a title. I’ve made that trade in the past: Jamal Anderson, Shaun Alexander, Adrian Peterson, etc. and it’s put me over the top.

    Smart trade. I knew it at the time and was too lazy to stop it or make a counter offer.

    I also blew it on the LT pick. I knew better and went against my own rules because I thought they didn’t count for a HOFer. Never again.

  2. Thanks,

    For the kind words…We have always talked about that…Whoever makes that big trade or counter trade more than likely prevails to this point….

    I do have a tough match-up this week Peterson/Gore have real good match-ups and it’s going to be tough for me…

    This I do know…….

    GL, Bullgators….I think!


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