If you were lucky enough to attend the University of Florida from ’05 to ’09, then you had hands down the sickest college experience of all time. Let me break it down for you.
It all started in Spring ’06 when the Gators Men’s Hoops team took home the National Championship. And they straight-up dominated, smashing UCLA by 16 in the final. Then in Fall ’06, Tim Tebow led the football squad to a monster 41-14 victory over Ohio State.
But, that was just the start of the madness. In Spring ’07, the Gators beat Ohio State again, this time in basketball, and nabbed back-to-back National Championships. And after a bummer 13-1 season in ’07, the football Gators came back and won yet another National Championship in ’08. Like, in those four years, UF was on top of the freaking world. According to the Daily Caller, 41 of 121 players from the 2008 Natty Team were arrested during their time in Gainesville.
And check out some of the names that came out of those years. We’re talkin’ Cam Newton, Tim Tebow, Corey Brewer, Chandler Parsons, Percy Harvin, Riley Cooper, Joakim Noah, Al Horford, Aaron Hernandez, and both Pouncey bros. That’s some straight-up next-level talent, dude. This is a song that was made by some of the players on that 2008 Football Team.
Seriously, this was one of the wildest eras any college has ever seen. I mean, can you even imagine being in Econ 101 as a freshman and seeing future murderer Aaron Hernandez sitting next to you? Insanity, bro.
I can’t even imagine the stories some of these guys have. I have a feeling that this kind of run will never happen again. Get me that ESPN 30 for 30 right now.