Two teams, one bowl game, one winner. Never has a meaningless bowl game been more important than this one. Except perhaps most other meaningless bowl games in 2011, but this one was important too. REALLY IMPORTANT.
The winner would be 7-6, the loser would finish the year under .500. So much to gain, so much to lose. The 2011 Gator Bowl was the game with everything on the line, and in the end the Gators came away victorious against Ohio State. What a game. It’s one of those that you’ll show to your son in 25 years and say, “I can’t believe I watched the whole thing.”
What do you get for winning the Gator Bowl? I’m glad you asked.
If you’re Florida you get a full mouth full of irrelevance, which probably tastes a lot like Gatorade shortly after you brush your teeth. Oh, and you also get a ring!
Thanks to Trey Burton, we know what that ring looks like. And who says 7-6 in the SEC doesn’t have its perks.