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#pounditThursday, August 18, 2022

Nicki, Gigi and Shelley Meyer blast ESPN over ‘classless’ sign

Urban Meyer Gameday sign

Urban Meyer’s family came to the coach’s defense after ESPN’s “College GameDay” promoted a sign that took a shot at the Ohio State coach.

Among the highlights of ESPN’s “College GameDay” are the creative signs fans show up with. Some are offensive, such as the one that featured an image of Auburn coach Gus Malzahn along with the caption “if this crap keeps up, I’m going to fake a heart attack and go join the Big Ten.”

The sign was a clear shot at Urban Meyer, who left his job at Florida because of health issues related to his heart, took a year off coaching to spend time with his family, and then accepted the job at Ohio State.

The sign might have been an afterthought, but “GameDay” brought renewed attention to it by naming it the most retweeted sign of the day — an honor sponsored by a pizza company. They even called it the most retweeted “appropriate sign.”

Well, suffice it to say, Meyer’s wife and daughters did not find it appropriate AT ALL.

Take a look at this tweet from Urban’s oldest daughter, Nicki:

Wife Shelley:

And daughter Gigi:

Look, I’ve made some jokes at Urban’s expense over time and have fun with his questionable career moves, but I’d like to think I’d be smart enough not to promote that on a Twitter account as a corporate sponsored item and call it “appropriate.” That’s just dumb.

The Meyer family has a right to be upset about this one. You better believe ESPN will be smooching Urb’s rear to apologize for this mistake.


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