The football season is drawing nearer each day. We know, not just because our internal clocks are summoning us from our summer hibernation, but also because the jersey-number countdown memes have begun.
A prime example: the meme below of Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy and his No. 17 jersey telling us exactly how many days until the 2017 campaign kicks off.
The meme-makers are in a fervor in these waning days of summer. Like a special teams gunner, the internet specialists have begun their gallop down the field. Now they’re just waiting to find someone to hit.
Among the targets this week is a renewed love/hate with Alabama, the poking of LSU coach Ed Orgeron, and the continuation of the constant needling of Tennessee.
Florida continues to take a beating for the way the school handled its 2016 matchup against LSU, in which Hurricane Matthew forced the game from Gainesville to Baton Rouge. The meme-makers weren’t going to let the Gators off the hook for their most recent credit card scandal, neither, in which seven players — including WR Antonio Callaway — were suspended for the team’s season-opener against Michigan for misuse of a school-issued credit card.
Naturally, as we scoured the internet to find the best SEC memes from the last week, we found a Crying Jordan to slip into the mix.
Special thanks goes out to the members of the Facebook page SEC Throwdown for their contributions, in particular Jimmy Welch, Alex Armuelles, Tim Cantrell, Julie Clark Jones, Tyler Hayes, Derrick Raycroft, and Christopher Robert Foster.