Tuesday, January 21, 2003

FRZ Editor's Note 1-21-2003

Since fireronzook.com has been taken down I thought it would be appropriate to post as much material from that site here as possible. The posts are dated by original publication date.


As we sit here already three weeks removed from, yet still completely flummoxed
by, "The Play" we can not help but wax poetic about the glorious year of Gator Football that has just passed. (On a side note to David Whitley ...yes, we are geniuses!)

A few FRZ observations ...

The Season
- The only thing worse was "Saved By The Bell: The New Class"

The Bowl
Florida 31, Michigan 10
- That's what the scoreline should have read. Zook makes Marty Mohrninweg
look like Vince Lombardi.

The Swamp
- The name is to be retired until Zook is gone. For the next two years, the
Florida Gators will play at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, not "The Swamp." Hell,
we don't even want to disgrace Florida Field's name. No one fears a trip to
Gainesville anymore.

The Double Talk
- Take the heat. If you want to be Head Coach, be willing to accept the
criticism. Don't say you ok'd the call and then two sentences later lament
about how you thought it was a bad idea. Who knew the Big Ol' Ship that Zook
was captaining was the Exxon Valdez?

The Banner
- "Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we
could do it with conventional weapons. But that could take years and cost
millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this
situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on
somebody's part."
- "We're just the guys to do it."

An Apology
- Sorry to this year's Senior Class who went through three (some had four)
years of good times to get to the crap that the "Zooker" put them through
this year.

The Quotes (special thanks to the Gainesville Sun and Orlando Sentinel)
- "Are we sure we want to do this now?" Ron Zook.
- "I have a huge headache and I really have no idea what the hell is going on
right now," Grossman said.
- "This was just our year to be in the toilet," cornerback Keiwan Ratliff
- "I don't know what to say about a call like that," guard Shannon Snell said.
- "It was still early in the game, and I just thought we were better off
kicking the extra point," Zook said.
- "Rex was open." Zook.
- "I saw it the whole way," Victor Hobson said.
- "I wish I had jumped offsides. To lose the game on a trick play, that
hurts. Sometimes you wonder what the coaches are thinking," Shannon Snell.
- "Hindsight is 20-20," Zook said.
- "What should be done eventually must be done immediately." Jeremy Foley.

So, we've come to this ... The FRZ 12 Step Program to cure the Gators Outback
Bowl hangover.

Step 1 - Watch Outback Bowl game film.
Step 2 - Realize how stupid Zook is and how angry Gator fans are!
Step 3 - Fire Ron Zook
Step 4 - Laugh at Georgia fans because they are stuck with Mark Richt.
Step 6 - Accept Jeremy Foley's Resignation
Step 7 - Rejoice
Step 8 - Replay video of Step 3.
Step 9 - Call Adrian McPherson to get betting odds on who next coach will be.
Step 10 - Get someone in here that know what the hell they're doing.
Step 11 - Public release of pictures Zook has of Foley that got him hired
last January.
Step 12 - Return To Glory