The Texas A&M Aggies trolled ESPN commentator and Alabama fan Stephen A. Smith after shocking Crimson Tide with an upset win.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, known for his loud personality and praise of the Alabama Crimson Tide football program, predicted the Tide would beat Texas A&M.
The Aggies said not so fast to the commentator and proceeded to have fun at his expense. Last summer, when head coach Jimbo Fisher stated that he would beat Saban, Smith took offense and proceeded to go on a rant, predicting “a beatdown.”
As the old saying goes, he who laughs last laughs best. In this case, it’s the Aggies who get the last laugh and even proceeded to troll Smith on their Twitter, minutes after shocking Alabama 41-38, ending a number of the Tide’s winning streaks.
Stephen A. Smith counted his winnings too early with Alabama against Texas A&M, and it came back to bite him.
Texas A&M shouldn’t really be surprised about this. Smith has always been known to downplay any sort of competition to Alabama. Many will recall back in 2018 when Alabama was en route to play Clemson in the National Championship game. Smith went on television and named his top five teams in the country and said Alabama and everyone else, with the Tide going five through one.
Needless to say, Clemson was insulted and proceeded to smash the Tide 44-16 behind sensational performance from one Trevor Lawrence and a resilient Tiger defense. After the game, Smith attended Clemson to apologize to the team for doubting them.
Moreover, in 2020, before the Tide hosted the future national champion LSU Tigers, Smith mocked the Tigers in front of Tigers alum and fellow commentator Marcus Spears. Following LSU’s victory, it was Spears who basked in the glory while Smith was unsurprisingly silent.
Sometimes, being loud doesn’t mean a correct analysis. Passion is most certainly what drives the greatness of college football, but sometimes it can cloud the judgment. Texas A&M proved that to Stephen A Smith by defeating his Alabama Crimson Tide. There’s also another saying. If you can dish it, you can take it. It’ll be interesting to see just how Smith responds to being called out this time.