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The Loop
November 23, 2020

No one has ever dunked on a hater quite like the Northwestern football team is dunking on Joey Galloway

Last week, ESPN College Football analyst Joey Galloway tried to make a joke. At the time, it wasn't the worst thing anyone's ever said, but it did open him up to a world of social media hurt had it gone terribly wrong. Spoiler alert: it went terribly wrong. 

During last Tuesday's College Football Playoff rankings show, host Rece Davis asked Galloway how he felt about Northwestern's playoff chances. To be fair to Galloway, we doubt anyone has ever felt good about Northwestern making the College Football Playoff, even during a pandemic year. That said, the Wildcats were off to a 4-0 start, which included a marquee road victory over Iowa. 

Their next opponent was the No. 7 ranked Wisconsin Badgers, who, after dismantling Michigan last week, announced themselves as the only team that could possibly compete with Ohio State in the Big Ten. Galloway apparently felt this way, too, calling Northwestern "a bunch of Rece Davises" after Rece Davis himself asked him about their playoff hopes. 

As a 7.5-point underdog on their own field, "A bunch of Rece Davises" went out and beat the Badgers by double digits to move to 5-0. "ABORD" then took their victory lap on social media, dunking on Galloway in the most perfect way possible: 

This is ELITE trolling, folks. And give credit to Northwestern for not waiting until after the final whistle to start firing back at Galloway. As you can see, they were calling themselves the fightin' Rece Davises during practice last week, as if they knew they were going to prove him wrong Saturday. A very confident team, the Fightin' Rece Davises are. Such a hilarious line from head coach Pat Fitzgerald, by the way. "The problem is too—what I hate, Rece Davis is a great guy." Agreed, coach, but there is no turning back now. Time to fully lean in to make sure Galloway never lives this one down.