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Holy Turf’s Ultimate SEC Bucket List
If you are not familiar with the background of the Florida Gators 2-Bits cheer than you likely roll your eyes and laugh when Gators fans chant:
All for the Gators, stand up and holler!
Maybe you still roll your eyes if you know the story of Mr. Two-Bits, George Edmondson. Regardless, the 2-Bits cheer is closely tied with a visit to The Swamp. Edmondson attended a Gator game in 1949 against his alma mater, The Citadel. After hearing Gator fans boo their then-wretched team, Edmondson started his now famous cheer. It eventually spread throughout The Swamp. From 1949 to until his “retirement” from leading 2-Bits in 2008, Edmondson, dressed in his yellow button-down shirt and orange and blue tie, began an old school revolution with the simple cheer. Edmondson now helps raise money to endow scholarships for Gator Spirit Teams with golf tournaments. You can read more here.
Even thought Edmondson no longer leads the cheer, Gators fans still participate in 2-Bits. I remember the first time I heard it and thought how uncool and outdated the 2-Bits cheer was. Well, some would describe it as that, but I later realized 2-Bits is a great tradition that is unique to Florida fans these days. I genuinely smile every time I hear 2-Bits in The Swamp as should you the next time you get to visit The Swamp.
This is part of a series entitled The Ultimate SEC Bucket List discussing 100 experiences from around the best conference in all of college football. We will release one item each business day for 20 weeks. We will see you tomorrow.
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