Things are not getting any better for the Tennessee Volunteers, folks. The Vols lost 50-17 to the Missouri Tigers — the reason Mizzou didn’t get to 51 on its last touchdown is that Tennessee blocked the extra-point attempt. The best part about this is that the Tennessee band gloriously played “Rocky Top” after the block.
Tennessee 17, Missouri 50.— RockyTopTalk (@RockyTopTalk) November 12, 2017
They're playing Rocky Top for the blocked extra point.
During the blowout, the SEC Network crew working the game was so bored that sideline reporter Cole Cubelic drove around a giant Mizzou helmet on the sideline in the middle of the dang broadcast.
Anyone who’s been to a Tennessee game knows they play “Rocky Top” all the time, but we reached out to Tennessee sources (just to make sure), who confirmed this song is played virtually every time the Vols do something good, so this is pretty par for the course. But it’s still weird to hear it played during a blowout like this over a one-point play.
Tennessee fans weren’t too happy the band played it, a brief Twitter search has confirmed:
Is the band playing freaking Rocky Top down 50 - 17 ?!?! Give me a break!!! Rocky MF-ing Flop! Just sit there, quietly, then leave!— Doug (@dpnumber8) November 12, 2017
We’re down 50-17, but hey, at least it’s not 51. That calls for Rocky Top.— Zach Guyette (@ZachGuyette) November 12, 2017
It's 50 - 17. Why the F is the band still playing Rocky Top? I'd rather hear "Don't let the door hit you in the ass"— Robert Schmid (@Rschmid05) November 12, 2017
The best part of this game is the band playing Rocky Top when we block an extra point as we are down 50-17.... #FireButchJones— Michael Hawkins (@HawkDaddy2213) November 12, 2017
Were loosing by 33, we block a extra point and the band starts playing rocky top... just stop, your only encouraging butch...— JDUNN (@tri_star_vol) November 12, 2017
God bless you Cole, for this glorious TV moment.