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Postby gatorhar » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:40 pm

For most of us we only care about what these kids can produce as far as wins so we can wear our shirts and hats and walk around and brag. But we need to remember while for some of us attending college was never a question some of the Gators we cheer for on Saturdays or during the basketball season college is a huge deal.

All the seniors basked in the glow of something that was special. Mike Rosario might have enjoyed it more than anybody.

He was emotional during the pregame ceremony, tears needing to be wiped away.

“A lot of things were going through my mind,” he said. “Where I grew up, people didn't think I'd go to college. Now, here I am, a fifth-year senior who is going to graduate in May. And I got to do this, win this championship, with my mom watching.”
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby ngamtngator » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:19 pm

Good point Har. Especially with a guy like Rosario, who may or may not have a long pro future. His degree & total college years experience will serve him well in life.
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby itsgr82bag8r » Sat Mar 09, 2013 2:35 pm

There's no crying in basketball.
Travis McGee wrote:The SEC is on its most dominate stretch its history, and Tennessee has played no part.

"its great to be a Tennessee fan" ..said no one ever
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby rogdochar » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:58 pm

itsgr82bag8r wrote:There's no crying in basketball.


Then what are those 'towel-boys' wiping up at our end of the court ?
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby itsgr82bag8r » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:13 pm

rogdochar wrote:
itsgr82bag8r wrote:There's no crying in basketball.


Then what are those 'towel-boys' wiping up at our end of the court ?


Eye sweat.
Travis McGee wrote:The SEC is on its most dominate stretch its history, and Tennessee has played no part.

"its great to be a Tennessee fan" ..said no one ever
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby rogdochar » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:16 pm

itsgr82bag8r wrote:
rogdochar wrote:
itsgr82bag8r wrote:There's no crying in basketball.


Then what are those 'towel-boys' wiping up at our end of the court ?


Eye sweat.


True ... 'seeing' is such hard work for this crew.
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby EuroGator » Sun Mar 10, 2013 3:46 pm

gatorhar wrote:For most of us we only care about what these kids can produce as far as wins so we can wear our shirts and hats and walk around and brag. But we need to remember while for some of us attending college was never a question some of the Gators we cheer for on Saturdays or during the basketball season college is a huge deal.

All the seniors basked in the glow of something that was special. Mike Rosario might have enjoyed it more than anybody.

He was emotional during the pregame ceremony, tears needing to be wiped away.

“A lot of things were going through my mind,” he said. “Where I grew up, people didn't think I'd go to college. Now, here I am, a fifth-year senior who is going to graduate in May. And I got to do this, win this championship, with my mom watching.”



Nice post. I agree that we (I'll include myself in this) are often too concerned about what we get from these kids and forget that they are real people living real lives.

Still... I wish Rosario wouldn't have thrown so many terrible passes when UK was rallying on us in the second half. :angry6: :facepalm2:
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Re: Back To Senior Night For A Moment

Postby gatordad » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:34 am

let the kid be a kid...that's why we love them...
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