At 9:00am EST this morning, a string of seemingly coordinated tweets began appearing on Gator fans’ twitter timelines. The tweets- which came from hundreds of different fans and even some players- appeared innocuous enough, consisting of just five digits: 14000.
— InAllKindsOfWeather.com (@AllKindsWeather) May 2, 2019
I got the ball rolling and it just took off. Thanks to help from Brandon Spikes…
…and Trey Burton…
— Trey Burton (@TreyBurton8) May 2, 2019
…and Jordan Scarlett…
— Jay Scarlett (@ScarlettFever25) May 2, 2019
…and more, those five digits were soon flooding the twittersphere, spurring those who figured out its meaning to tweet it themselves, and (at least to me) better yet, prompting those who did not figure out its meaning to publicy ponder its meaning.
But what does it mean? What does that number represent?
The answer: those tweets were most definitely coordinated, and that number represents the latest salvo in a one-sided offseason salvo of numerically-based troll jobs hurled from south of the Okefenokee Swamp toward their rivals from the north. Because you see, today marks 14,000 days since the Georgia Bulldogs’ football program last won a national championship.
14,000 days. Exactly. To the day. It’s been 14,000 days since Georgia beat Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl on January 1, 1981 to claim their second ever, and most recent, national championship. Happy anniversary!
Georgia has admittedly come closer to claiming college football’s ultimate prize than Florida in the last decade, as I’m sure many Bulldog fans will be quick to point out upon realization of this troll job. However, there are two problems with being so cocky about this: one, for all the “we came closer than you” cries, coming closer to a national title than Florida does not equate to having actually won a title, and two, Florida has actually won three national titles since Georgia last won one on New Year’s Day of 1981. And before you inevitably get mad, Dwag fans, just think, if only you guys had properly defended against a 2nd down and 26 against a true freshman quarterback who had just been thrown into the fire, you wouldn’t be in this position of having to defend your program not winning a national championship in a larger quantity of days than most of you can count to.
Finally: if at any point in the future, you ever want to keep track of just how many days it’s been since Georgia last won a national championship, feel free to bookmark this webpage a friend of mine made.
Thanks to everybody who participated in our campaign to make the University of Georgia feel even less relevant, and special thanks to my co-mastermind of this plan, Anthony Urrabazo (@Mr_1_Bit) for making this happen.
A running list of players to contribute to the campaign:
Former Florida and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway:
— BALI (@Ripbobby_G) May 2, 2019
Former Florida and current New Orleans Saints linebacker Alex Anzalone:
— Alex Anzalone (@AlexAnzalone34) May 2, 2019
Former Florida tight end Tate Casey:
— Tate Casey (@TateCasey84) May 2, 2019
Current Florida offensive lineman Stone Forsythe:
Current Florida slot receiver Kadarius Toney:
— Kadarius Toney (@0fficialC2N) May 2, 2019
Former Florida All-American safety Ahmad Black:
Happy 14,000 to @FootballUGA @UGAAthletics…..continue to strive and make us proud 🐊🐊
— ahmad black (@ahmadblack35) May 2, 2019
Current Florida safety Brian Edwards:
Former Florida and current New York Giants offensive lineman Jon Halapio:
— Jon Halapio (@JonHalapio) May 2, 2019
Current Florida defensive lineman Zachary Carter:
— Zachary L Carter (@_Zachattacks__) May 2, 2019
Current Florida running back LaMical Perine:
— La’Mical Perine (@LP_deucedeuce) May 2, 2019
Former Florida offensive lineman Rod Johnson:
— Roderick Corleone (@Almighty_rod55) May 2, 2019
Current Florida wide receiver Jacob Copeland:
— Jacob Copeland (@JCope1era) May 3, 2019
Former Florida wide receiver Frankie Hammond:
— Frankie Hammond Jr (@FHammond85) May 2, 2019
Former Florida quarterback Luke Del Rio:
The number I wore for the #Gators. Times 1000.
Does that count?
— Luke Del Rio (@LDelRio12) May 2, 2019
Bonus: internet stars join in on the fun!
Trick shot star Brodie Smith:
— Brodie Smith (@Brodiesmith21) May 2, 2019
Content producer Cameron Magruder:
— Cameron Magruder (@ScooterMagruder) May 2, 2019