SEC tweets: 'I'm not a fan, but ...'
There’s a literary device commonly used on Twitter that follows the same basic template. It essentially reads:
“I’m not a fan of [insert team, player or coach here], but …”
Opinions range and rage from über fandom to blind anger to corn dogs. Yes, you read that correctly. Corn dogs.
Think of it as Twitter’s version of the backhanded compliment.
Whatever you want to call it, its reserves are rooted deep in the Twitterverse, and not one SEC team and its fans are immune from using it among their allotted 140 characters.
“I’m not a fan of __, but …”
Here’s a little lighthearted fun at Twitter’s expense.
(See if you can find the hip-hop artist who used it in a tweet).
I'm not a LSU fan, but I am a fan of @_fournette. he's the most down to earth athlete in college athletics!
— burnin'rubberbulldog (@bulldogbabexo) February 14, 2016
@_fournette I'm not a LSU fan but what post game interview was pure class. My hats off to you for that gesture ??
— Nick Mossige (@NickMossige) October 11, 2015
— Greg Brzozowski (@GregWJHG) September 19, 2015
Oh, and by the way, I'm not an SEC fan, but a fan of reality
— Tim Armstrong (@flopoholic) December 2, 2015
— Soy_Richie_P (@pelon_guapeton) November 29, 2015
I'm not an SEC fan, but some people grasp at straws on the "conspiracy" stuff with them and ESPN, i used to, then wised up@KirkHerbstreit
— Jonathan Seabolt (@JonSeabolt) October 12, 2015
Man, I'm not a big fan of Nick Saban the coach. But I think Nick Saban the analyst is pretty good. Can he make that a full-time gig?
— Zach Duncan (@zduncansports) January 7, 2014
I'm not a big fan of Nick Saban but, last night, when he said, "we need to apply pressure not feel it", it made perfect sense to me.
— Dean Atchison (@deanatch) January 2, 2015
I'm not a fan of Nick Saban but I'm sooooo rooting for Alabama tomorrow. I don't think Ohio St should be there.
— Bigphin Orca (@BigphinOrca) December 31, 2014
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
I'm not a Gamecock football fan but they are gonna wear a sticker for the Charleston9 victims, and that's a plus in my book!
— CHILD OF GOD (@NFLLuva) August 30, 2015
I'm not a Gamecock fan but saddened at the immediate retirement of an icon. We will miss his isms and hilarity.
— Colby Beal (@lammbo3) October 13, 2015
I’m not a Gamecock fan, but 2001 is legit.
— Justin Jarrett (@justinjarrett) August 28, 2014
I'm not a Volunteer fan, but I hope that Windhorst twin bastard Bielema gets beaten to a pulp.
— Hue Jass LXIX (@PlymouthDawg) October 3, 2015
I'm not a fan of Alabama, but anytime Brett Bielema can get his butt whooped is a good night
— Random Ignorance (@jimmyh740) October 11, 2015
I'm not a big fan of Bielema, but God damn was that a ballsy move
— Jeff Scott (@jscotts0310) November 8, 2015
I'm not an Ole Miss fan, but I love football and I'll try anything once! I gotta admit it was a beautiful night in … pic.twitter.com/Z9x4wrxRP3
— RebelPix (@RebelPix) September 27, 2015
I'm not an OleMiss fan but if I hear one more time that Nkemdiche went to OleMiss because $$ change hands I'll lose it. I HATE sour grapes!
— Genneysa⚜Case (@GenneysaAlto) February 9, 2013
I'm not a fan of Verne Lundquist. I'm just not. But SEC on CBS is definitely losing a lot with him stepping down.
— Ethan Lee (@leeethanj) May 31, 2016
I'm not an SEC fan but I sympathize with their fans having to listen to Gary Danielson every game, just have Verne go solo #BAMAvsTAMU
— StowShow81 (@StowShow81) October 17, 2015
While I'm not a big fan of Verne, at least he had a great voice. Nessler is the man, but GARY IS THE WORST. HE RUINS SEC FOOTBALL.
— Joshua Biggerstaff (@Biggy_67) May 31, 2016
I'm absolutely not a Mississippi State fan, but that Hail Mary and that catch! WOOOOWWWW.
— kerry jeanne hinote (@kjhinote) January 1, 2015
I'm not a Mississippi State fan but I'm digging the cowbells!
— Whitney DeLisle (@whitneydelisle5) October 11, 2014
I'm not a Mississippi State fan but happy for Dak. I wish the kid well!
— young Simba (@iStalkPhatGirls) April 30, 2016
Nick chubb got hurt? I'm not a Georgia fan, but prayers for the homie
— Jasssson (@jAsonTheGreat_) October 10, 2015
Man, I just saw Chubb's injury…I'm not a Georgia fan, but I wouldn't wish that on anyone. It reminds me of Lattimore's. #Bulldogs
— Anna Cooper (@Anna_864) October 10, 2015
Not a Georgia fan but Nick Chubb one of my favorite RB so I'm mad he got injured
— Darius… (@Real__Hooper) October 10, 2015
— ⚓️Trista Davis⚓️ (@trista_davis90) March 15, 2016
@jf3_5 I'm not a auburn fan but I'll be watchin this year.
— Cody Hart (@Codyhart36) August 3, 2016
Not a fan of Auburn but if I had to choose between them and UNC for football I'm picking Auburn #NationalSigningDay
— Alyssa (@Aly_Retana) February 3, 2016
Jake Coker made it, he has my respect. I'm not a fan but he's an Athelete and he had always dreamed of playing on that team and that game! ?
— Jared Eldridge (@Jared_baseball1) January 12, 2016
Wow. I'm so not a fan of Jake Coker, but that was the best play of his career.
— Sand dan Glokta (@Drew311Stylee) November 28, 2015
I'm not a Kentucky fan, nor an SEC guy. But I'm ALL about the 'We embrace the expectations' by Mark Stoops. #leadership
— Craig Smith (@CSmithGoBlue) July 15, 2015
I'm not an Aggies fan but I'd love to be in a stadium when they do this!! https://t.co/39UYLQhJVu
— Pistol Pete 44 (@Creigh11) July 29, 2016
Fans chanting Kanye West’s “Power” just prior to the Aggies pregame entrance. I miss football pic.twitter.com/Adail03Bon
— The Football Bible™ (@TheFBBible) June 13, 2016
I'm not an A&M fan but it's stupid how Seattle calls themselves "The 12th man". Aggies are the originators of that
— Dre Perez (@dreperez) January 19, 2014
At http://t.co/Vd0RWOeAed — I'm NOT a Texas A&M fan nor a Seattle Seahawk fan BUT the ORIGINAL 12TH MAN belongs to the Texas A&M Aggie…
— Hawks Nation, Yes (@HawksNationYes) January 7, 2015
I'm not an Aggies Fan but Aggies fans make me want to be one. #hilarious
— Adam Rasmussen (@Rasmunky) October 4, 2014
TEXAS A&M AGGIES
I'm not an aggies fan but that was some damn fine scrambling. #johnnyfootball
— Jake Henderson (@Jake_Henderson9) January 1, 2014
I'm not a Vandy fan but these are ?? pic.twitter.com/zYSeN8fzaw
— Evan Greenwood (@egreenwood11) August 11, 2015
I'm not an Ole Miss fan but whoever tweeted that video from Tunsil's account is just plain mean.
— Brett Martin WKRN (@BrettMartinWKRN) April 29, 2016
I'm not much of a Vikings fan, but Tunsil falling to them with the 23rd pick would be awesome!
— Defying Gravitas… (@AATK_DP) April 29, 2016
I'm not a fan of Laremy Tunsil …
but you have to feel bad for the guy. I mean someone REALLY hates him.
— Jordan DeArmon (@JordanDeArmon) April 29, 2016
— LUTHER R CAMPBELL (@unclelukereal1) November 27, 2015
— Shoals local music (@ShoalsMusic) November 30, 2015
I'm not a #LSU fan by any means, but if you guys let Les Miles go, you are fools.
— Gas Can Squirrel (@GasCanSquirrel) November 29, 2015
— Malcolm R. Gage Jr. (@malcolmgage) July 1, 2016
I'm not a big Tebow fan, but what I will say is he didn't get a fair shot in the NFL
— Phil E. Cheesesteak (@CoStew) June 15, 2016
Not a fan of corn dogs but I'm glad to see LSU keep Les Miles #gocorndogs
— The Cub (@JacobCoggins) November 29, 2015
I'm not a big fan of corndogs.. But since they are only 50 cents I might just go and get one
— Caitie Lightfoot (@c_heavyfoot) May 23, 2013
I'm not a big fan of corndogs, but I will occasionally work through one to get at the crispy bits stuck on the end of the stick.
— United We Geek (@uwgpod) April 13, 2014