Bowl season is officially underway and ESPN is excited. So excited in fact that they tweet out a special graphic yesterday to kick it off. In it they featured three of the four playoff teams and two head coaches from teams who aren’t in the playoffs. Guess who is the one team in the playoffs that the worldwide leader decided to omit? You get three guesses but the first two don’t count.
Here is the graphic they sent out.
The college football bowl season starts … NOW! pic.twitter.com/7Dg5HeTy8T
— ESPN (@espn) December 15, 2018
That’s right, they put Urban Meyer front and center even though the man disgraced himself this summer and is now walking away from the game. That shouldn’t be too surprising since when the Meyer news this summer broke, the silence from Bristol was deafening. But come on, UCF over Notre Dame?
You know who else noticed besides Irish fans? Notre Dame. The official Notre Dame football twitter account didn’t let ESPN’s disrespect go unnoticed. For those who aren’t at the top of their emoji game, that is the hand waving emoji. As in, “hi, we’re here too. Thanks for noticing.”
— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 15, 2018
Some current and future players chimed in too.
Mad disrespectful 😂😂 https://t.co/jiEF5UQ9R7
The disrespect https://t.co/CPYDPQXKiR
— Isaiah Rutherford (@zay_rutherford) December 16, 2018
It wasn’t going to be hard for Brian Kelly and his staff to play the disrespect angle from the get go but this will just a little more fuel to the fire for Notre Dame in their preparations for the Cotton Bowl and their showdown with Clemson.
Please, keep the disrespect coming ESPN.