Hall of Fame
- Aug 15, 2013
They're another one in the UVa chain. About when they started football, a man who owned a store near their campus was visiting Charlottesville and saw UVa banners, etc., in a store. He asked the owner where he got them and the owner gave the Floridian the address of his supplier. After returning to Gainesville, the Floridian placed an order for the stuff with "Florida" on it instead of "Virginia". Here, the story has a fork in its road. One version is that when the supplier asked him what colors to put the stuff in, the Floridian responded that he like how it looked in blue and orange, so send the shipment in those colors. The other version was that he didn't specify colors, so the supplier had everything done up in the blue and orange of UVa. Personally, I think version 1 makes more sense. They used to wear a darker blue and changed to the lighter one they wear now right about when they adopted that snarling Gator head logo.I should also add that having similar school colors makes things even easier...
The fact that the adopted Gator family is part of the Bull Gator Club doesn’t hurt either.