I’m sure by now everybody on both sides of the Florida-FSU rivalry has seen (or at least heard about) what people refer to as “The Graphic”- visual proof that Florida’s football program is superior to FSU’s in just about every way one could possibly measure.
If not, well, here it is:
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So now that I know that everybody knows what I’m talking about, we can proceed, right? Good.
The idea behind that graphic was simple: to research all the various stats one could possibly use to determine which was the better football school, Florida or FSU. Of course, that’s such a subjective topic, and anybody can spin the facts however they’d like to in order to make their favorite school seem better. My job as the sportswriter was to collect all the dozens of ways that you can compare football programs, put them all together in one place and let the facts speak for themselves. Totally objective. No, really. It’s not my fault Florida leads FSU in virtually every category.
Anyway, it’s almost a year later, and that graphic is now outdated. It was only logical to update it. So I made a new one, which I’ll show you in just a bit. But for this one, I added a twist.
FSU’s 4-3 win over Florida in baseball gave them their first football/basketball/baseball series sweep of Florida since 1979, and of course Seminole fans didn’t hesitate to rub it into Florida fans, claiming the #EverythingSchool label that Florida clearly used first. So instead of just football stats, I compared every sport. Football. Basketball. Baseball. Tennis. Soccer. Volleyball. You name a sport that Florida and FSU directly compete against each other in, and it’s up there. And just like football, Florida pretty much owns… well, I’ll stop teasing you and just show it to you.
FSU is the #EverythingSchool, alright. They’re the 2nd best in the state at everything school.