Vols Trying Too Hard to Troll Texas A&M Football
Is anyone here surprised to hear that an opposing fan base is trying to get some clout off of one of the Texas A&M football traditions ? Further, would anyone be surprised to hear that it’s the yell leaders again?
It feels like almost every single week since that one video went viral a while back a member of an opposing fan base attempts to make a name off of a video of the yell leaders doing yell leader stuff. Pretty sure some Alabama fan did it last week too, so it’s only natural that Tennessee tries to copy it.
First of all, this is about the mildest trash talk in the world. “Hey, the guy you named your stadium after went to our school! I bet he likes our team! Also, we beat you the last two times we played!” Not exactly eviscerating the Volunteers there.
However, this apparently landed so poorly with Russell Smith (evidently a radio show host in Knoxville, per his bio on X), that he resolved to tweet about it. Not only did he tweet about it, he labeled the yell leaders (and possibly just the A&M fan base? Team? Whoever he is saying Heupel should not lose to) as “incel beta cult member soy boys.” Quite the cocktail of jargon there, but that reads less like a vivid linguistic picture of your enemies and more like a random assortment of terms he read on the internet once that were applied to people he didn’t like. All this really tells me is that he has an extremely loose grasp on the internet subcultures to which he is trying to appeal.
The yell leaders are part of Texas A&M football. It’s not as weird as everyone tries to make it. People just need to get over it. Luckily, I think the novelty is starting to wear off with this kind of thing, though.