Knoxville columnist calls out Alabama student paper's tired Tennessee trash talk
Ahead of Saturday’s game in Tuscaloosa, a University of Alabama student paper, The Crimson White, made moderate headlines with the cover page of their October 17 issue.
Here’s a look:
Celebrate Tennessee Hate Week by grabbing today's Gameday issue!
Get the "lowdown" on players to watch in the game and get "down and dirty" with UT's sports editor to preview the Vols.
If that's not enough, cover story is on @hayliemac8's journey to becoming an Olympian. pic.twitter.com/tZOqiFj1Su
— The CW Sports (@CWsports) October 17, 2019
One of the most notorious SEC-related YouTube videos of all-time, The Crimson White’s “Low down, dirty, snitches” headline is based on this classic:
Recorded a dozen years ago, Tennessee fans have been dealing with this humor for quite some time. Well, on Friday, The Knoxville News Sentinel fired back with a tongue in check penning of their own.
The link to the KnoxNews article:
Student newspaper proves once again that Alabama fans are the most obnoxious in the SEC https://t.co/43JoSqTkv0
— knoxnews (@knoxnews) October 18, 2019
Known nationwide as the “Third Saturday in October,” Alabama and Tennessee have met 101 times dating back to 1901, with the Crimson Tide holding a 56-38-8 edge in the rivalry.
Losers of 12 straight, the Volunteers last beat Alabama in 2006, 16-13.
Having scored at least 45 points in each of the last three meetings, the Tide won, 58-21, in Jeremy Pruitt’s debut season a year ago.
Set to be broadcast on ESPN, Saturday’s action from Bryant-Denny Stadium will kick at 9:00PM ET.