LSU Football: ESPN needs to apologize to the Tigers

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LSU football got the last laugh on Saturday night.

LSU football‘s win against the Florida Gators on Saturday night is one that will never be forgotten.

In a strange year that’s been dominated by COVID-19 interruptions, it was nice to see some good old fashioned SEC weirdness on Saturday.

Florida had LSU beat on Saturday. The game was all but over. And then Gators defensive back Marco Wilson threw Tigers tight end Kole Taylor’s shoe (20 yards to be exact) and gave LSU new life.

The Tigers converted a 57-yard field goal attempt and then watched as Florida’s field goal attempt to send the game to overtime sailed wide left.

It was a fitting end to a game that had ESPN announcers laughing it up earlier in the day.

ESPN should apologize to LSU football

Prior to kickoff on Saturday, ESPN’s Jesse Palmer and Joey Galloway were asked about their predictions for the game.

And they laughed.

They laughed at the idea of the game being anything but a blowout.

And oh boy were they wrong.

Here’s the clip (via LSU’s social media team).

The Tigers are the defending national champions. I know they’re having a tough season, but they deserve more respect than this.

Palmer and Galloway should straight up apologize to LSU and every player on the team.

The Florida game is a perfect example of why a full season of games matters. It’s why I don’t think we’ll have a true college football champion this season. We didn’t have a full season, so how can we crown a program?

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The answer is that we can’t. And we shouldn’t.