OGGOA standing strong; The Silver Lining debuts

By Adam Silverstein
April 1, 2011

As some of you may have heard – but most of you probably have not – I have accepted a columnist position with Rivals/Yahoo! affiliate InsideTheGators.com. Starting April 1, I will contribute three-to-five columns each week about a wide variety of topics and subjects as one of the website’s few full-time staff members.

Being hired as a columnist for a major publication is something that I desired since I first created ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive on Oct. 1, 2009. The editor there reached out to me a year ago, but a combination of issues prevented him from bringing me on earlier.

The BEST news for all for you, the OGGOA readers, is that absolutely nothing will change in regards to this website. OGGOA will continue to be independently owned and operated. As we have for the last 18 months, OGGOA will exist as its own entity and continue to publish the same quality and amount of material on a day-to-day basis.

Because ITG is a subscription-based website, only a small portion of the columns I write (like this one) there will be available to read for free. That being said, I have every intention of attempting to work out some discount or added benefit should you choose to spend your hard-earned money to read the rest of my work. Hold tight and stay tuned for that possibility as I explore it in the near future.

Above all else, I cannot express enough my gratitude for the support and dedication that you have shown to both myself and OGGOA since our inception. We surpassed three million pageviews in March 2011, now have more than 9,200 Twitter followers (@OnlyGators), have sent more than 27,000 tweets through that account and have seen more than 12,000 user comments on this site.

In addition to your endless passion for the Florida Gators, your enthusiasm for what we are doing here keeps us going day-in and day-out. Please continue “Liking” and sharing our posts (options below each article), commenting on those you find interesting and letting us know what features and coverage we can add in order to help you enjoy your OGGOA experience even more.

With a new season and era ahead for Florida football and plenty of interesting things going on all summer long, this is as exciting of a time as ever here at OGGOA. Stay tuned for more and always remember… ONLY GATORS Get Out Alive!

Adam Silverstein
Owner, editor


  1. Joonas says:

    Congrats on the new gig

  2. Charles says:

    Congratulations, Adam, and good luck in your successes.

  3. Errk says:

    SELLOUT!!! Just kidding, congratulations

  4. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Yeah Congratulations Adam. You deserve it.

  5. Ken (CA) says:

    Congrats! If you thought you were busy before….

  6. Gio Showtime says:

    Don’t mean to sound ignorant but what’s the difference between insidethegators.com and gatorbait.net?

  7. CH says:

    Congrats Adam. I think all us readers knew we had found a “diamond in the rough” with this website. It was only a short matter of time before editors saw what we all did.

  8. GatorsAlumLA says:

    This isn’t an April Fools thing is it?

  9. Gatorgrad79 says:

    Adam – kudos to you, and may I say that you are merely being recognized for your talent and hard work!

    Probably the professional trait of yours which I most admire is your ability to REPORT without opining and slanting. This is, sadly, almost unheard of, especially on the big 3 and 4 letter sports networks, where even the broadcaster parents of controversial athletes are allowed publicly to spin and influence the public opinion. You, sir, are a true REPORTER, and you are appreciated for it!

  10. SF Gator says:

    Mazel tov!

  11. ncgator says:

    I’ve been opinionated and a pain in the ass at times……… like yesterday with the Billy D story. That being said, you have been the consumate professional handling so many stupid comments and idiotic rhetoric. Congratulations on your new position and best of luck.

  12. Bob says:

    Congrats Adam, but glad we won’t lose you on this site! Keep up the great work and GO GATORS

  13. Jim says:

    Hey Adam -The best to you!! If you do the rivals job as well OGGOA then rivals will be a winner…

  14. caligator says:

    They want what you got…go give it to ’em! Congrats! GO GATORS

  15. GATOR CREW says:

    Congrats Adam…you definitely deserve it, you have done one heck of a job with OGGOA ….Thanks for all your hard work

  16. GatorCooken says:

    Nice job. Keep up the awesome work, congrats!

  17. 305gator says:

    Well done Adam you deserve it!

  18. Timmy T says:

    Congrats Adam, it was only a matter of time before one of the big boys saw your potential. OGGOA is the BEST website there is for “up to the date” Gator sports news, and that includes ALL sports. The writing is excellent and the interviews are award worthy. Multiple articles with pertinent information are submitted daily by you, and I can tell you that I truly appreciate your work. I think it’s obvious that I speak for an awful lot of people, considering the number of followers and fans of the website you listed. I wish you the best of luck with your future endeavor.

  19. Timmy T says:

    And please don’t forget about us folks who can’t afford a pay site. LOL

  20. Timmy T says:

    Awesome. First and last computer session of every day of my life since the inception. Call me an OGGOA freak!

  21. Ken (CA) says:

    I think this is the most comments to a single article I have ever seen here. we all wish you the best Adam, and for GatorNation, you will give us that much more exposure with your new byline!

  22. SaraGator says:

    Good luck, Adam! Your new gig is well deserved.

  23. Ralph_Seegobin says:

    Great news, Adam! Congrats!

  24. John S says:

    Congratulations Adam. This site offers its own form of therapy for those of us with a slightly unhealthy passion for the Gators. Please keep the stories and interviews coming, they are the best part of the site.

    Thanks for all you do.

  25. VaGator says:

    Well deserved – you do a phenomenal job on this website & I visit it daily! Good luck with Rivals!

  26. Daniel M. says:

    Out- STANDING ! (shameless Rollie Massimino quote theft)

    How long until some Bristol Phat Cat swallows up this site and Adam retires to a Tahitian beach to sip drinks with little umbrellas in them? Can you say PAY DAY?

    Don’t forget about us little commenting peons back here.

  27. Luke says:

    Congrats! You and Edward Ashcoff moving on to bigger and better within a day of each other. Get paid, Adam!

  28. TX_Gator says:

    Congrats, Adam.

    Though I rarely comment, I visit the site everyday because you’ve put together a quality product here.


  29. scooterp says:

    Adam, its been an honor. I’ve spent years looking for a site like this – gator sports 24/7, and the thing that is most impressive is that it is one guy doing it. Congratulations, its well deserved.

  30. Mr2Bits says:

    Nice work Adam

  31. Joe says:

    I’m very pleased to hear of this news. I do want to make it perfectly clear, I appreciate OGGOA as the best site on the net for Gator athletics. What you have built here at OGGOA is better than the rest and I’m glad you will continue to maintain the site.

    Congrats on your new opportunity to shine Silver!

  32. Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I really do appreciate the support. I may not have made the decision to take on additional work if it meant giving up OGGOA, so it really was a best of both worlds scenario at the perfect time and place.

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