Every year, the week prior to Florida and Tennessee’s annual meeting brings out the best and worst in people, particularly in the social media age.
That means plenty of memes involving both the Gators and Volunteers.
We all love a good meme. Here’s a collection from around the SEC in the run-up to Week 4 in the conference.
Quacking off at the mouth
Florida cornerback Quincy Wilson made headlines this week unloading a curious smack talk toward Tennessee, who believe this is the year the Vols snap their 11-game losing skid to the Gators. Said Wilson:
“You ever seen a duck pull a truck? A duck don’t pull a truck. Florida Gators are going to win, simple as that.”
I’m No. 1, always
Peyton Manning had a hall-of-fame career at both Tennessee and in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. But one blight on the quarterback’s stellar resume — one in which Florida fans love to lord over him — is the fact that Manning went winless in four games against the Gators. Current Volunteers quarterback Josh Dobbs is carving out a solid career of his own on Rocky Top, but Manning wouldn’t be jealous…would he?
Alabama’s Reuben Foster might be the hardest hitting linebacker in college football. Just ask Chad Kelly. You might have to wake the Ole Miss quarterback to ask him, however.
Hair of the dog
Leonard Fournette and LSU figuratively and literally trampled Mississippi State in Week 3, leaving the Bulldogs with a bit of a headache come Sunday morning.
Ham it up
William Ham is going by anything but his last name these days. The Georgia kicker has connected on just 3 of his 7 field goal attempts this season for a 42.9 percent efficiency. As a result, the Bulldogs are last in kicking in the SEC.
Not quite, baby
Auburn has made some noise early on this season, hanging tight with Clemson and garnering the No. 1 rushing offense in the SEC. But despite all the hype — as well as a 1-2 (0-1 SEC) record — the Tigers aren’t quite ready to jump back into the neither the AP Top 25 nor Coaches Poll (shown here) rankings.
Steve Spurrier Elementary Field
Science Hill High School will re-name its football field after one its most-famous alums, when the Johnson, Tenn., institution cuts the proverbial ribbon on Steve Spurrier Field at Kermit Tipton Stadium with the Ole Ball Coach in attendance. That gives the former Florida Gators and South Carolina coach two fields name after him, after the Gators dedicated Steve Spurrier-Florida Field at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium prior to the start of the 2016 season. No word yet if Spurrier’s elementary school is planning on renaming its dodgeball court after the former coach.
There’s a classic Canadian joke that riffs on the country’s tendency to use the word “eh,” quite frequently. The quip suggests our neighbors to the north spell it “C-Eh-N-Eh-D-Eh.” Enter famed Toronto rapper and notorious sports fan Drake, who was spotted this week wearing Crimson Tide Polo shirt.