Ole Miss fans very confused at ESPN's Rod Gilmore during Arkansas game
ESPN’s Rod Gilmore is the analyst for Saturday afternoon’s Ole Miss-Arkansas game, and he is apparently annoying Rebel fans to no end.
Already during the broadcast, Rebel fans are upset with Gilmore that he keeps referring to Ole Miss as “Mississippi.” Yes, it is the University of Mississippi, but “Ole Miss” is what nearly everyone calls the school.
Everyone except Gilmore, it seems. Even his partner, Dave Fleming, is saying Ole Miss. Let’s just say Ole Miss fans have noticed Gilmore’s broadcasting decision, and they aren’t happy.
Here are just a few of the reactions calling for Gilmore to start saying “Ole Miss”:
Rod Gilmore is refusing to call Ole Miss, "Ole Miss."
He's only referring to the Rebels as "Mississippi."
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) October 17, 2020
— Dusty Curry (@rebelmedic) October 17, 2020
— BravesNMS (@braves_nms) October 17, 2020
@RodGilmore it’s ole miss, no one says Mississippi. Do a little research for once
— Clyde Johnson (@clydhasajohnson) October 17, 2020
@RodGilmore Rod, it’s “Ole Miss”, not Mississippi. Just read the helmet, please.
— TCStarnes (@thetimstarnes) October 17, 2020
@RodGilmore say Ole Miss
— Bailey Billington (@king_bailey12) October 17, 2020
.@RodGilmore why do you refuse to say Ole Miss? You always make sure to refer to Mississippi.
— Matt Jones (@2MKJ7) October 17, 2020
The school is named Ole Miss you moron. Read the style guide. @RodGilmore
— Connor Hennessey (@ConnorHennes) October 17, 2020
Just a few weeks ago, ESPN broadcaster Louis Riddick got called out by Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes’ mom for referring to her son as “Pat.” He and the crew laughed it off and made the change.
Perhaps Gilmore could do the same?