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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Once Again, Nelly Says What We're All Thinking, Represents Missouri, Shows ESPN What's Up

Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 7:00 AM

  • Erin Kinsella
  • Nelly

Auburn, Auburn, Auburn -- it's all ESPN wants to talk about.

Auburn University's miraculous, tie-breaking 100-yard touchdown last weekend obliterated ESPN commentators' predictions for the college-football postseason, and talk on TV and online is all about whether the one-loss team deserves a spot in the BCS championship game.

Just one problem: They have to beat the University of Missouri first.

Mizzou fans already feel they have to "prove" their team belongs in the SEC after making the switch from the Big 12 two years ago.

But now the Tigers are in the conference championship, and fans -- including the Lou's own Nelly -- are sick of being sidelined.

(Trash talk warning: That's right, Auburn, we have Nelly on our side! Hope you can get the same support from Gucci Mane while he's behind bars.)

On Monday ESPN ran a poll asking what Auburn needed to do to deserve a spot in the BCS title game: just beat Missouri, beat Missouri soundly or...nothing.

As much as ESPN wants to focus on the BCS game, Auburn players and coaches have their eyes on Saturday's game against Mizzou.

See also: How to Beat Auburn: 5 Tips from a 'Bama Fan for the Mizzou Tigers

"I haven't looked at the BCS," says Auburn fullback Jay Prosch to ESPN. "I can't speak for the rest of my teammates, but I know that a lot of them have the same mentality as I do and that's just that we're thankful to be here and we know that we have a job to do Saturday. That's our main focus."

Continue to see other Mizzou fans blast ESPN for Auburn bias. Nelly's not the only one who resents ESPN's bias for Auburn:

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