Dank News is back with another utterly hilarious story, this time coming off a program's biggest win in decades. Michigan fans should be able to sympathize with the reaction after the Tennessee Volunteers upset a bitter rival in the Alabama Crimson Tide this past Saturday. The matchup is called the Third Saturday in October and for a long time, the literal tides have flowed in one direction.
Why was this such a meaningful upset for the Tennessee Volunteers?
Tennesse has not been successful in this rivalry whatsoever in the 21st century. Remarkably, this rivalry is more lopsided than The Game has been, with a staggering amount of uncompetitive games throughout Alabama's 15-game winning streak. The Vols haven't even been able to show up at home, losing their last seven home games against the Tide by an average of 24.5 points per game. Both sides haven't even played a single-digit matchup since 2015, painting a truly brutal state of affairs.
That's what makes what happened this weekend even more significant for Tennessee Volunteer fans.
It's hard to blame the Tennessee Volunteers for their reaction to the win
The Tennessee Volunteers upset #3 ranked Alabama at home for the first time in 5838 days and responded in kind. After the 52-49 thriller in Knoxville, fans stormed the field and tore down the goalpost, taking it on a journey through town. Reactions were visceral from all Vols across the state, but those in Knoxville took it to another level. Below is a video of the chaos of a rivalry finally breaking in the other direction.
I think I speak for everyone when I say no one should be shedding a tear for the Crimson Tide. Tennessee broke the curse that has plagued their program for years and set themselves up for a serious College Football Playoff bid. Parallels between the 2021 Michigan Wolverines and this year's Volunteers are obvious.
A ridiculous request by the University after a HUGE win
The end of the night was marked by fans taking the goalpost in the above video around Knoxville and tossing it into the Tennessee River. This has prompted a hilarious response from the university, asking for donations to repair the damage all the excitement caused.
We in Michigan understand what craziness can happen after years of your rival beating your soul into oblivion. Tennessee earned its right to tear apart its field and celebrate in any way that doesn't put anyone in danger. That goalpost has sunk to the bottom of the Tennessee River and every cent to replace it will be worth it. The university is asking for financial assistance and every Vol fan will be sure to oblige.
Sometimes, you just get so happy you can't help but cause property damage.