Florida fell short in final moments

The Florida Gators were practically perfect against UCLA on Monday night -- except for how they celebrated at the end.

Updated: April 4, 2006, 2:47 PM ET
By Tim Keown | Page 2

Take nothing away from Florida's national championship. Fine game plan executed to precision. The Gators, however, are going to have to forgive America for not falling in love with them. After watching their brief -- but still too long -- performance in victory, you've got to wonder if it's too much to ask for just a little class.

From Taurean Green's hip-shaking dance in the face of UCLA in the final seconds to Joakim Noah's facial contortions and trash talking, a little bit was enough.

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