In his weekly “Back Nine” column, it appears Pat Dooley of The Gainesville Sun went somewhere you don’t often see writers go in the daily newspaper biz. Now maybe we’ve misinterpreted this one or perhaps we’re missing something that should be obvious to us, but read this paragraph and see what sticks out to you:
“There’s no truth to the rumor A&M decided not to join the SEC when the Aggies found out Jordan Reed might return punts for the Gators this year. That’s scarey. Other reasons Texas A&M as worried about the SEC — the mascot Reveille was getting nervous around Tennessee fans; they missed the chances to tackle to Tim Tebow; they didn’t want to play against their future bosses (Vanderbilt); any conference that celebrates with cow bells, toilet paper and a crowing rooster may not be for them. Go ahead and send me your best ones.”
Did you see that? After the Jordan Reed comment. And just before the Tim Tebow bit.
Did Dooley just make a beastiality joke about A&M’s collie mascot being nervous around Tennessee fans? Or are we missing something? Maybe our minds are just in the gutter, but that sure seems to be a beastiality joke aimed at Vol fans… in a daily newspaper.
As folks who often find ourselves on the receiving end of hate-mails from Tennessee fans, we’ve got a pretty good idea as to what might be landing in Dooley’s email box today.
(SIDENOTE — Why is Dooley writing about A&M not entering the SEC?)