Now ESPN is having fun with some Tennessee fans’ “Grumors” obsession.
On Tuesday, the outlet came out with its latest satirical Bottom 10. And after a week of Jon Gruden hype from some Tennessee followers, “#Grumors” earned a spot at No. 5 in the rankings. So congratulations, or something.
Check out the explanation, as written by ESPN’s Ryan McGee:
5. #Grumors (4-7)
I once went to a wedding at which a fight broke out during the reception between the groom and his best man because one went to Bama and the other went to Tennessee. I used to think that was the most stereotypical SEC thing I would see in my lifetime. Then, on Saturday, the most popular riverside rib joint in Knoxville had to issue a public apology for tweeting a photo it had originally claimed was proof that Peyton Manning and Jon Gruden were eating lunch at their place prior to the LSU-Tennessee game. Surprise! They were wrong. The SEC. It just means more … insanity.
Certainly, this is all in good fun. Likely, the Super Bowl-winning coach won’t be Tennessee’s next leader. But think of all the amazing memories made because of those “Grumors.”
The flight tracking! The faux restaurant sightings! The buzz!
Tennessee fans have shown their passion, for sure.