Florida DL: Is Bear Bryant a Cartoon?
By Jim Weber
SEC football players really need to start taking history lessons on their sport.
Two years after former LSU punter Brad Wing said he didn’t know who Bear Bryant was, Florida defensive lineman Dominique Easley took things even further on Tuesday at SEC Media Days by asking if the legendary Alabama head coach was a cartoon. Jason Lieser of The Palm Beach Post tweeted the following from the event in Hoover, AL:
Not a joke: Dominique Easley was asked a question about Bear Bryant & didn’t recognize the name. He asked if it was some kind of cartoon.
— Jason Lieser (@PBPjasonlieser) July 16, 2013
“I’m sorry, Alabama fans. I’m from New York and didn’t watch football growing up.” -Dominique Easley on not knowing Bear Bryant
— Saturday Down South (@SDS) July 16, 2013
We assume Easley was thinking of Yogi Bear, who - come to think of it - does kind of resemble arguably the greatest college football coach to ever live. Either way, at least Wing had the excuse of being an Australian for his ignorance. Easley’s lack of SEC football history knowledge must have Alabama fans turning over in their graves.
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