Saturday, July 28, 2012

Florida "Gator" mailbox

The word, "fan," comes from the word, "fanatic." Many people in Ocala are alumni of the University of Florida. The football team at the U of F is known as the "Gators." Many alumni of the U of F are fans of the football team. They are fanatical! They paint their cars with Gator colors, they wear Gator-colored clothes, the fly Gator flags from their homes, etc.

Then there's at least one fan who bought an old mailbox and turned it into a Gator mailbox.

20 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Football often comes to rule at some universities. Ask Penn State. Are universities institutions of learning and research or are they professional sports teams?

Lois said...

Yikes! It's too early in the morning for such a scary sight. They should really go with a much better color combination like Garnet and Gold :)

Halcyon said...

I think it's ok to be proud of your team, as long as it's not to the denigration of other teams. :)

Linda said...

Interesting sight!

Judy said...

I don't know a thing about football and I am not a "fan". But I do like the idea of using an old P.O. mailbox for a home mail box. Nice and safe but I wonder if people try to mail letters in it.

Birdman said...

Oh yes "Taken..." The Penn State massacre reveals a nasty underbelly of collegiate sports. We all know it's there, the powers that be turn a blind eye. The football teams make so much $$$$ for these universities , they have almost a sranglehold on parts of the schools. Cripes! Colleges are suppose to be places of higher learning. NOT football factories. Sorry about the rant! Now, just don't get me started about the Olympics!!!
Go Irish!

RedPat said...

I never understand this whole American fascination with college sports. It is so unlike the university culture here in Canada.
Love your posterized shot - works so well. I have played around with a few shots after seeing some of yours - great fun.

Memphis MOJO said...

The FL basketball team is pretty good, too. Nice shot.

Lynette said...

Cool treatment here, Lowell.

Bibi said...

Love the new header! And those are the best-looking mailboxes I've seen in a long time. I hope no mailbox bashing goes on in Ocala. ;>)

Bergson said...

i like comics

Jack said...

Well done posterizing effect, Lowell.

In Columbus, there were many crazy Buckeye fans. I actually liked the atmosphere. It was very much different from what I had experience myself in college or being around Connecticut sports as I have for the past three decades.

James Wei said...

This is such a great effect you render on the mail box. Looks really cool

Randy said...

That fun. I like the effect on the photo.

hamilton said...

I like the 'cartoon' effect. in more ways than one :)

llandudnopictures said...

Far out, man!

Karl Demetz said...

Cool effect, Lowell.

Sharon said...

I love this!

magiceye said...

Love the treatment you have given to the image!

EG CameraGirl said...

I guess being a fan makes people feel like they belong to something greater than themselves.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson