Perhaps we were spoiled by fans in places like Fargo and Ann Arbor, but the caliber of signs down in Athens for the Georgia-LSU game was... not the best.
For example, no live animals for the pick. None. Just Lee Corso putting a tiger mascot head on sideways on accident. You're telling me he couldn't have ridden LSU Mike off into the sunset? Or sunrise, I guess. Whatever, I'm not a sunologist.
And then these guys. First of all Bubba Watson (not pictured) and Beard Guy had about as much chemistry as a rock and a piece of toast, if the toast had a very large beard (you should throw that toast out). Moreover, this was the first two-man picking crew, you're in Athens an hour-ish outside of Atlanta, and you don't bring in Andre 3000 and Big Boi? OUTKAST COULD HAVE BEEN BACK AND YOU GIVE US THESE SCHMOS?! Whatever.
Then, the signs. Ugh. The signs were topical, sure, and kudos for that, but the cleverness was down. Here's what we mean.
Like, that was rejected and for obvious reasons but even if the game was on Showtime or some other channel with no censorship standards, it should have been rejected on account of the fact that it's not good. I get that there's a Happy Gilmore reference sort of in it plus Georgia is the Bulldogs, so the dog part... but yeah, that joke sucks. Try harder.
God. The "[Person X] stole my other sign" gag is already getting played out, but it doesn't even work for Hill at all, so you throw in "in a BARFIGHT," which is about as forced as a post route into double coverage. Bar fights aren't for stealing. They're for punching people in the face. Put "Jeremy Hill punched my other sign in the face" on your sign instead. That at least makes a lick of sense.
Ughhhhh. Just go ahead and say he's gay or a girl or whatever. Just say it, champ.
And yet I wholeheartedly approve of this. If you're going to go crude, go 4-year-old crude. Zach Mettenbooger. Nice work.
Clever. Topical. Better.
Sure, that'll work!
Oh god what have you done. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE, THAT DOG DOESN'T KNOW ANY BETTER, IT DOESN'T DESERVE THIS.
And yet you must realize this one thing, GameDay fans. No matter what jorts jokes you make, no matter how proud you are of them... even Mr. Tearjerker himself, Tom Rinaldi, will absolutely son you in the jorts game.