My friends over at FanSided broke a story that Florida State fans want to boycott ESPN’s College GameDay. Uproxx later picked up that there is also a Facebook group and that the idea appears to be picking up some steam on Twitter.
The reason? They aren’t happy that ESPN is doing their job and reporting what’s going on with Jameis Winston. Apparently, ESPN is supposed to operate like the Tallahassee PD and just ignore everything.
Because irony isn’t dead, FSU fans aren’t boycotting by not showing up. No, instead they want to show up sit down and look the other way. I couldn’t make this up if I tried.
If any Florida State fan happens to be reading this, I wish you the best of luck and hope you succeed in this endeavor. Watching the GameDay crew poke fun at you for a couple of hours will be quite hilarious. Also, it’ll allow Notre Dame fans to have their signs in clear view, so I’m completely on board with this. Godspeed to all of you.
Also, if you are still reading this and haven’t taken to #FSUTwitter in anger yet, here’s another note from me to you: Hi, welcome to the life of every single college football fan ever. Further, you will receive no sympathy from the Irish side of the aisle. ESPN has a field day at any turn they can when it comes to Notre Dame.
Remember the Manti Te’o thing? I know you do because your frat bros made a two-year old joke. Yeah, it might as well have been 24/7 coverage over what ended up being a non-story all things considered. Embarrassing for Manti? Definitely, but that’s about it.
“If I get Manziel disease, I want every one of you all to get your mikes and start slapping me on the head,” Winston joked.
Well, guess what, ESPN’s cashing in on that receipt and, in reality, is doing nothing more than what Winston requested.
Maybe, just maybe, your problem should be with with Winston, not ESPN. Just a thought.
Texan by birth, Irish by choice.
Born and raised in the great state of Texas, Tex is a first-generation Domer and a former student manager. After graduation, he left the cold winters of South Bend behind and returned back to his home state with a computer engineering degree in tow. Missing the daily grind of working football practices and talking football with fellow Irish fans every day, he took to blogging, a path which eventually led him to Her Loyal Sons. Continuously diving into stats and game film, Tex strives to break down every aspect of Fighting Irish football--even though it's determined to kill him.