I normally don’t write articles about YouTube videos on this site, particularly troll videos. I’d much rather just post it on social media, or if it’s a desperate fan just wanting attention, I merely ignore it so the fan is deprived of what he wants- an audience.
But I’m making an exception for this video, from a Tennessee fan with the YouTube name of Big Vol Daddy, because it epitomizes the state of the Florida-Tennessee rivalry. Sure, Florida’s 29 straight wins over Kentucky is more amazing and ridiculous than the Gators’ ten game streak over Tennessee, but that series doesn’t have the title of “rivalry” like Florida-Tennessee does. Fans of both teams care about the outcome of this game much more than they do Florida-Kentucky, as Wildcats fans’ true desire to beat Florida on the gridiron can be pinpointed to one day a year. And then they go back to caring about basketball.
Unlike Florida-Kentucky, a giant losing streak in this rivalry can eat a person alive from the inside out. Just ask this guy, who makes a video that starts out as a brash, rambunctious threat to walk into the Swamp and beat the Gators and turns into a grown man near tears, just begging to beat Florida.
WARNING: it’s got some R rated language in there, but since the whole concept of the video is truly hilarious, I don’t really care. Just… consider yourself warned if you do.