ESPN showcased little respect for Georgia on Saturday even after the Bulldogs defeated the No. 6-ranked Florida Gators, 24-17.
First, on the network’s famous pregame show, College GameDay, the entire panel picked Florida, who was a six-point underdog against the No. 8-ranked Bulldogs, to win Saturday. Then after the Georgia victory, ESPN incorrectly stated the Bulldogs only have a two-game winning streak in the rivalry series.
Guess the “World Wide Leader in Sports” forgot the 2017 Georgia-Florida meeting, where the Bulldogs won, 42-7. Maybe it’s easy to forget since the result was the biggest margin of victory for Georgia against Florida since 1982.
You know, the game that caused Florida to officially pull the plug on the Jim McElwain era — the Gators attempted to fire McElwain with cause days after the embarrassing defeat before both parties agreed to “mutually part ways.”
Yes, that game. Florida has tried to forget it, but no one in Athens has despite the headline mistake from ESPN.