UCF To Hang National Championship Banner And Throw A Parade

Bryan Brandom
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The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Georgia Bulldogs will square off for the college football national championship on Monday. But don’t tell the students or faculty of the University of Central Florida.

Since besting Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl earlier this week to secure their place as the only undefeated team in the FBS in 2018, the Golden Knights have been carrying on as though they’re the true champions, regardless of what happens on Monday.

They’re going all out—UCF will apparently hang a national championship banner, hold a parade, and, according to athletic director Danny White, open up their wallets to pay the coaching staff their national championship bonuses.

Their national trolling campaign apparently riled up SEC sycophant Paul Finebaum, who lost it in a rant on his ESPN TV show.

“This is getting to be a little bit ridiculous. UCF—as I’ve mentioned—deserves credit,” he said on “The Paul Finebaum Show.” “They beat a couple of decent teams along the way. They beat Auburn, which didn’t really want to be there … but to demean the College Football Championship that’s going on in Atlanta between two teams that earned it, that deserve it, is quite frankly laughable. I’m really in shock that Danny White would go on a national radio show and try to legitimize this school winning a national championship. … It’s quite frankly getting embarrassing.”

That last one’s a good word for someone with a massive media platform who doesn’t know when they’re getting played like a turtle-headed, monotone fiddle.