If you have ever tried it, or have heard someone describe it, then you already know that "Gator tastes just like chicken." And now we know exactly why: Because the Gators are, in fact, chickens.
The once proud bullies of the SEC, the Florida Gators , are just chickens.
This is clearly obvious to anyone and everyone after the UF athletic department recently stated openly and publicly that they will no longer consider playing their long time, in-State rival, the Miami Hurricanes, in football ever again.
Apparently, even their current coach, head chicken Will Muschamp (seen above after the game) even agreed with the decision.
Not once every five years or so.
Not when it is convenient for their conference scheduling.
Not because the fans of both schools want the game to be played.
Not even because fans of college football want to see the rivalry continue.
Nope, simply not again, not ever.
If you had the good fortune of being at the EPIC tailgate party at sold out Sun Life Stadium last Saturday then you also know that there was more fried gator served at the various tailgate parties than in a whole year at most restaurants in Florida that happen to serve the reptilian delight.
When the Florida Gators came to town to face the Miami Hurricanes fried gator was on the tailgating menus more often than not for Miami Hurricane fans that arrived as early as 5 AM for the highly anticipated noon game. Let me tell you that 6 or 7 hours of non-stop tailgating in the September sun in South Florida can take a toll on even the most hardy of football fans.
It turned out that waking up before dawn, arriving at the stadium when it was still dark and surviving the several way-too-close lightning strikes during the tailgate was well worth it as the Hurricanes dominated the football contest from start to finish before finally killing off the last Gator.
Miami never trailed the clearly weaker, chicken-hearted team that apparently is much more comfortable within the friendly confines of The Swamp in Gainesville than on the field at Sun Life.
By the end of the game, with their hopes of an undefeated season and a BCS championship completely dashed once again, all that was left for the 12th-ranked Gators to endure was the incredibly bad taste in their mouths of a humiliating defeat at the hands of the Miami Hurricanes who entered the contest un-ranked.
That's right, the big, bad SEC Florida Gators not only lost in-State bragging rights and the associated recruiting war to the small, private school in Coral Gables that plays in the ACC, they now have to go into eternity saying that they lost to the Miami Hurricanes in the last game ever played between the two teams.
What could possibly more embarrassing and humiliating than that?
Indeed, it was almost a completely unanimous opinion from those who sampled the cooked reptile that "gator tastes just like chicken." And after sampling many different recipes of the toothy yet tasty critters myself, I can confirm that it is true that gator tastes just like chicken.
And now we know why: Because the Florida Gators ARE chicken.