Mama Take This Badge Off of Me

John Daly sings “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (again) at Florida State tailgate; the Seminoles are so back

November 29, 2022

This weekend, the 16th-ranked Florida State Seminoles topped arch-rivals Florida 45-38 in the Sunshine Showdown. The win was the Seminoles fifth in a row since losing to Clemson on October 15th, scoring over 35 points in each while surging to a 9-3 record. The transformation under third-year head coach Mike Norvell has been eye-opening, but the surest sign the Seminoles are back didn’t come on the field, but instead at the tailgate. Ladies and gentleman, we give you John Daly.

Nevermind the fact that this is the two-billionth time we’ve heard Daly sign this song. Nevermind the fact that he’s a little out of tune. Nevermind the fact that Daly is Razorbacks die-hard not a Seminoles sicko. Florida State is back. It’s now official.

Florida State, who snapped a three-game losing streak to Florida with Saturday’s victory, is now going bowling for the first time since 2019. The most likely landing spot for the ‘Noles is either the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl or the Cheez-It Bowl (not to be confused with the newly minted Cheez-It Citrus Bowl), but with the Daly on the mic, they could be crashing the New Year’s Six in no time.