By Adam Silverstein
October 1, 2009

When the thought to create a Web site specifically about the Florida Gators first popped into my head, I treated it like any other idea that I have had in my life – I wrote it down and planned to revisit it at a later date.

Unlike previous instances when I had simply written the idea down, my pen did not stop at the concept alone this time. Instead, I began writing potential titles. After immediately throwing out some of the more trite words and expressions used by and about the Gators, I realized there was only one phrase that truly portrayed the passion of Gator Nation, the dedication of our student-athletes and the fear playing against the Gators instilled in our opponents. Best of all, it was something I had seen dozens of times in my UF career and is easily my favorite part of The Swamp.

If the title of this Web site seemed familiar to you at first, that is because it should be. It is hanging over the tunnel to Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, seen by the entire football team every time it storms the field and stands as a reminder to the players that The Swamp is land worth fighting for, defending and dominating opponents on.

Like The Swamp, ONLY GATORS strives to be THE stomping ground for die-hard Gators fans – an online home base to serve as your all-inclusive, one-stop portal for everything you want or need to know about your favorite team. Timely, informative and updated around the clock, ONLY GATORS will feature breaking news, commentary, discussion, interviews and so much more.

I hope you explore and bookmark the site, subscribe to the RSS feed, become a fan on facebook, follow us on twitter and immerse yourself in the entire ONLY GATORS experience. (Note: ONLY GATORS is optimized for Apple iPhone and other mobile devices.) Once you have spent some time on the site, I guarantee you will find none other like it for Florida Gators fans on the World Wide Web!

Please visit the About page to learn more.


  1. Daniel M. says:

    It’s a great day for Gator Nation! The much anticipated Only Gators Get Out Alive finally debuts. Congratulations to Adam who has already put in a huge effort to get this site up and running.

    Gator fans, you must bookmark OGGOA immediately. This site will easily be the best assemblage of Gator info that the intertubes has ever seen. Adam is the most dedicated and hardest working Gator you will find. His ability to collect and disseminate UF information is unsurpassed.

    I look forward to having this resource as a place to discuss and enjoy all things Gator.

    Tell your friends.

    Daniel M.

  2. Steven says:

    Great day for Gator Nation indeed. Hard work really does pay off. The site looks GREAT and your writing already speaks for itself. Looking forward to your continued coverage of the greatest team in the land.

  3. Kaity says:

    So glad to see the site up! It looks awesome and it’s definitely got a home on my bookmarks! Go Gators!

  4. Site looks great! Congrats!

  5. Brett Parent says:

    Congrats on the launch Adam! Site looks great. Bookmarked.

  6. Thank you Jo and Brett. Enjoy the site – visit often and COMMENT! 🙂

  7. Gatormiami says:

    CHARLIE STRONG…Certainly one of the greatest defensive coaches in the country & world…. has coached for how many years at Uf & under 3 head coaches?

    Yet Charlie earns a pittance compared to other DCs with much less experience & definitely less success. Why is that? Urban, Why is your DC paid less than almost all his peers in the SEC, while you have nearly the highest salary of all head coaches in the US? Why is that? Few Gators fans question that you are worth your salary……yet it’s obvious that Charlie Strong is vastly underpaid. If that’s not not your fault, it at the very least, should be your concern. Why isn’t it?

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