Friday, March 16, 2018

Kirk Herbstreit says UCF should get over self-proclaimed 'national championship'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 16, 2018 at 2:29 PM

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ESPN college football analyst Kirk Herbstreit isn’t mincing words for University of Central Florida football fans, essentially telling them via Twitter to just get over it already.

At least that was what it seemed like when Herbstreit took to Twitter on Thursday:

The strange saga of UCF’s pseudo-national championship began after the Knights capped off their 2017 season with a win over Auburn University in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl on New Year’s Day, in a stunning 34-27 finish.

From there, UCF athletic director Danny White led the charge, proclaiming his team as the best in the land days before the actual College Football Playoff championship game between the University of Georgia and the University of Alabama actually took place. Echoing White’s sentiment, national championship banners began popping up around Orlando, in places like Wall Street Plaza and UCF's practice facility. Going even further into the mist of gray-area reality – at least more than usual – the Florida House then unanimously passed a bill that approved a “UCF National Champions” license plate.

In all, it was a textbook example of the post-truth era. It still is, judging by UCF fans’ reactions to Herbstreit's comment and continuing hype on Twitter:

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