I’m going to warn you.

The two things that you’re about to see today will not create the best image in your head. You won’t see wedding cakes or adorable dogs like you have in weeks past of #ItMightMeanTooMuch. This is in a different category.

We’re now less than 2 weeks away from the start of the season, which means SEC fandom is improbably cranked up a few notches.

This week served as a good reminder of that.

Let’s start at a place where many #ItMightMeanTooMuch examples have been born — Walmart.

If it’s a Walmart in the state of Alabama, that probably goes double. Now I’m not saying that Walmart isn’t a fine establishment, but seeing certain #ItMightMeanTooMuch examples there are somewhat expected.

For example, seeing someone rocking camouflage hunting gear and boots is par for the course in a southern Walmart. Seeing that person alongside a woman with “Roll” tattooed on the back of her left leg and “Tide” tattooed on the back of the other, well that’s almost too stereotypical.

But yes, the internet found this:

It’s an interesting decision to get words that are meant to go together tattooed on separate legs. The beauty, though, is that someone walking behind you at Walmart can see that, take a picture and share it with everyone.

I’d love to know what it’s like for someone to go shorts shopping with a tattoo like that. There’s definitely a moment in the dressing room when you’d have to turn around to the mirror and go “I’ve gotta make sure you can see my ‘Roll Tide’ on each leg!”


I know that there are tons and tons of wild Alabama tattoos. I could make those a weekly fixture here, but I’ll try and single out the ones that are too good not to share.

We have a new Playoff contender!

Fan tattoos are all the rage, as are fire takes and guarantees. That’s especially true in the weeks leading up to the season. Preseason predictions are flying, some of which are bolder than others.

CBS Sports’ B.J. Jones stirred the pot by predicting that Florida — the team that won 4 games last year — would make it to the Playoff. Johnson’s prediction certainly earned him some gasps from the CBS Sports crew:

The best part about that is Jones didn’t just sneak Florida into the field as a No. 4 seed. He has the Gators as the No. 2 seed in the field.

C’mon, guy.

Not that I don’t think Dan Mullen is the right guy for that program, but I think we can all agree that predicting the Gators to earn a Playoff spot in 2018 is a bit premature. If I were a gambling man, I’d probably put down pretty good money that they didn’t make the field.

I would not, however, wager this:

I can’t confirm if Mr. Ponderosa has a significant other, and if so, what her thoughts were on that.

I can confirm that the internet does not forget about things like this.

In fact, I might or might not have but definitely did play a part in tipping off @OldTakesExposed. And Fred Segal, who runs that must-follow account, is a Florida graduate. So, no, he’s not going to forget that one.

Mr. Ponderosa (not sure what else to call him) will have to sweat out every Florida win in 2018. I imagine that’s a different kind of sweat when you have more than money on the line. Risking your, um, male genitalia, without any upside makes little sense to me. But hey, I didn’t make the bet.

Actually, I’m sure there are plenty of fans who have lost tattoo bets (email those pictures/stories to cogara@saturdaydownsouth.com).

Who knows? Maybe an Auburn fan told an Alabama fan after the 2017 Iron Bowl that if the Tide somehow won the national championship after missing out on the SEC Championship, they’d get a “Roll Tide” tattoo.

I’m just going to pretend that’s how the Walmart woman got her ink.