University of Florida

Why you’re seeing #14,000 a lot on Twitter today — and hating it if you’re a Georgia fan

College football’s offseason is in full troll mode involving the University of Florida.

For the second time this offseason, the Gators have set their attention on SEC East rival, Georgia. This time, its UF fans using the social media platform, Twitter, to tweet 14,000 to signify the amount of days its been since UGA last won a national title.

The Bulldogs won the 1981 Sugar Bowl over Notre Dame on Jan. 1 to capture their last national championship. Thursday marked the 14,000th day since that victory.

It coincided with the same day UGA announced it was naming its football field after former head coach and athletics director Vince Dooley, who guided the Bulldogs to the 1980 national title.

Even an Auburn blog got involved at the expense of Georgia.

Here’s a sample of what was said:

Following UF’s spring football game in April, the Gators announced their attendance as 39,476. Head coach Dan Mullen reportedly has used spring game attendance figures as jabs at rivals in the past. This time it reflected the amount of years (39) and games (476) Georgia has played since beating Notre Dame in the 1981 Sugar Bowl for its last national title.

Sports reporter Jason has covered high school, college and pro sports since joining the Bradenton Herald in 2010. He’s won Florida Press Club awards for sports feature and column writing. He currently writes college and pro sports stories for the McClatchy East Region real-time team.