Auburn University's miraculous, tie-breaking 100-yard touchdown last weekend obliterated ESPN commentators' predictions for the college-football postseason, and talk on TV and online is all about whether the one-loss team deserves a spot in the BCS championship game.
Just one problem: They have to beat the University of Missouri first.
Mizzou fans already feel they have to "prove" their team belongs in the SEC after making the switch from the Big 12 two years ago.
But now the Tigers are in the conference championship, and fans -- including the Lou's own Nelly -- are sick of being sidelined.
Is it just me that feels alil disrespected that @espn is talking like AU has already won the SEC title..!Like the ZOU ain't bout that life— Nelly_Mo (@Nelly_Mo) December 4, 2013
(Trash talk warning: That's right, Auburn, we have Nelly on our side! Hope you can get the same support from Gucci Mane while he's behind bars.)
On Monday ESPN ran a poll asking what Auburn needed to do to deserve a spot in the BCS title game: just beat Missouri, beat Missouri soundly or...nothing.
As much as ESPN wants to focus on the BCS game, Auburn players and coaches have their eyes on Saturday's game against Mizzou.
"I haven't looked at the BCS," says Auburn fullback Jay Prosch to ESPN. "I can't speak for the rest of my teammates, but I know that a lot of them have the same mentality as I do and that's just that we're thankful to be here and we know that we have a job to do Saturday. That's our main focus."Continue to see other Mizzou fans blast ESPN for Auburn bias. Nelly's not the only one who resents ESPN's bias for Auburn:
@MikeAndMike even Nelly has noticed the disrespect to Mizzou from you.You do know that Mizzou was playing Auburn on Sat? Just checking.— Chris Costello (@Louiecostell) December 4, 2013
Mizzou has Nelly on their side. What do you have Auburn?— Gilbert (@Gilbee_) December 4, 2013
@Nelly_Mo speaking the truth...ESPN already counting Auburn winning the SECCG ..showing Mizzou little respect— Mitch (@CardsNoteMizzou) December 4, 2013