ESPN's traveling College GameDay crew was in Columbia, S.C. this weekend, live from the home of the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Cocks played host to in-conference rival Missouri, the Alma Mater of openly gay Cowboys' practice squad member Michael Sam. Unfortunately, this weekend Sam remained the subject of some less-than-creative jokes from S.C. fans.
During the GameDay broadcast, which takes place in front of a sea of college football fans, two signs could be seen featuring homophobic messages about the former co-SEC defensive player of the year. Both signs featured witless puns based on the easy euphemism of the Gamecock mascot. Clearly, tact and humor have been left out of the curriculum at the University of South Carolina.
Prior to the game, Sam tweeted this image of himself from 2013, sacking current Browns quarterback and former Gamecock, Connor Shaw.
In the spirit of karma, Missouri upset No. 13 South Carolina 21-20.