Tennessee fans fail to see the 'fun' in CBS showdown with Alabama
CBS sure looks excited to air the upcoming Tennessee-Alabama game. Vols fans, on the other hand, do not appear thrilled for the matchup.
The Volunteers and Crimson Tide will meet on Oct. 21 in Tuscaloosa. Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm EST, and the SEC on CBS shared a graphic of the announcement on Twitter Monday.
The annual rivalry game has historically been a hard-fought battle, but the series has been dominated by Alabama for a while now. The Crimson Tide have won 10 straight over the Volunteers, and the Tide have scored 30 or more points in seven of those victories.
Anything can happen in a rivalry game, but another big win by Alabama certainly feels inevitable. The Vols were shutout at home by Georgia last weekend and have struggled much of the season on the offensive side of the ball.
Nevertheless, the SEC on CBS called the matchup “fun” when it announced the broadcast. Here is a look at the announcement on Twitter:
This one’s going to be fun.
We’re heading to Tuscaloosa for @Vol_Football vs. @AlabamaFTBL on October 21st! pic.twitter.com/98HF670OVx
— SEConCBS (@SEConCBS) October 9, 2017
Needless to say, many fans do not believe this matchup will be fun at all for the Volunteers:
You misspelled painful pic.twitter.com/ma27wRrEUj
— Becky (@beckyluvsdogs) October 9, 2017
Great. Tennessee gets to get embarrassed on CBS again.
— Chuck Willis (@chuckwillis) October 9, 2017
66-0 isn't what we consider "fun" in the great state of TN. Feel free to NOT show the game. Nobody will notice. pic.twitter.com/oqEqWDjhpe
— John Pickle (@John_Pickle) October 9, 2017
I've got a preview and it ain't pretty for my #Vols pic.twitter.com/Lgb98REUR7
— Eric Quisenberry (@EricQuiz2096) October 9, 2017
Lord help us. pic.twitter.com/Yc5HkuRxN7
— Kyle Munson (@Kylexm) October 9, 2017
A root canal will be more fun than this
— Sean (@eGOmarine) October 9, 2017
— Caden McCormick (@King_Caden7) October 9, 2017
We graciously beg you to reconsider.
— Auston (@AG4VOLS) October 9, 2017
— Lyin_Lyle (@Lyin_Lyle) October 9, 2017
— UT Leadership Rep (@DroopDogg865) October 9, 2017
— Drew March (@drew_march) October 9, 2017
— TP (@TP_2616) October 9, 2017
Sports betting in Tennessee officially launched on November 1, 2020, and many of the largest sportsbooks are live and operating in the volunteer state. Tennessee is only one of a handful of SEC football states with legalized sports betting.