Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mikey Expects UF's Palmer to Crack

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Mikey Expects UF's Palmer to Crack

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Mikey likes. . . .

No. 7 Florida (5-1) at No. 6 Auburn (7-0): Let's go right to

the field at Jordan-Hare Stadium, where 80,000 blood thirsty

fans are chanting and chiding, ranting and riding Florida's

Jesse Palmer, the 19-year-old true freshman quarterback who has

suddenly been thrust into the starting position.

Florida running back Fred Taylor: "Jesse, what's the play?"

Taylor again: "Jesse? . . . Jesse? . . . Jesse?"

Palmer (in fetal position in huddle): "I want my mommy."

Florida offensive linemen: "We want our mommies, too."

Coach Steve Spurrier (trying to scream in play from the

sideline): "60 Post Corner, Z-left."

Palmer: "Eh?"

Spurrier: "60 Post Corner, Z-left!"

Palmer (in frenzied panic in the huddle): "I think Coach

Spurrier just said there are only 60 Post Cornflakes left."

Meanwhile, suspended quarterback Doug Johnson is back in

Gainesville watching the game at the Purple Porpoise:

"Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer."

Johnson's buddies: "Take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles

of beer on the wall."

Auburn 35, Florida 21

No. 21 Georgia Tech (4-1) at No. 3 Florida State (5-0): Last

week against Duke, the Seminoles were flagged 23 times by the

ACC officiating crew, prompting Bobby Bowden to complain to

conference commissioner John Swofford.

If crybaby Spurrier whines about officials, he gets barbecued

from coast to coast. If Saint Bobby does it, Bisquick-faced Lee

Corso says, "I've noticed a trend of bad officiating in the

ACC."

What I want to know is this: How does Corso talk without

Bobby's lips moving?

Florida State 30, Georgia Tech 17

No. 19 Georgia (4-1) at Vanderbilt (3-3): Georgia AD Vince

Dooley is fuming over the 9 p.m. kickoff (ESPN2), presumably

because it is way past his beddie-bye time. I'm not saying

Dooley is old, but when he played football at Auburn, the

quarterback barked out the signals in Roman numerals. …

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