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Note: Using the web to search is cheating...you gotta know (or guess) off the top of your head.
They're Florida Gators fits, but still, not in the form of a question.
Who are the Gators fits better than Who are the Florida Gators, but we'll see what Scorebard thinks of it I suppose.
The meter for the first three lines of this poem are wSwwSw (w=weakly stressed syllable, S=strong).
Ordinarily, you'd want a question with the exact same meter. Nobody has provided one, like "So, who are the Gators?" or "What team are the Gators?"
But there exist poetic forms (such as the limerick) which have optional weak stresses at the beginning of their lines. "Who are the Gators?" while having only five syllables, has the correct sequence and number of weak and stressed syllables, omitting an optional weak syllable at the beginning of the line.
"Who are the Florida Gators?" has three stressed syllables, and that just doesn't work.
I refuse to accept my silver medal!
Literary Baseball for 200, Alex.
Congrats, TJ - I'll never concede that easily again.
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