Saturday’s high-stakes showdown between Georgia and Kentucky was overshadowed by something of a bizarre side plot.
Generally speaking, when the No. 1 ranked team in the nation takes on the No. 11 ranked team – that’s interesting enough. That’s what captures all the headlines.
Not this week, though.
This week Kentucky outside linebacker J.J. Weaver stole the show. Why?
Because he has six fingers. Yes, you read that correctly. Six.
The photo speaks for itself:
Naturally, fans had some reactions:
Every interception should be considered a pick 6 lmao https://t.co/slXEQdgjOr
— B-Lo Christ (@BLoLovesYou) October 16, 2021
Don’t show this to my fiancé https://t.co/yPYJ9KNbfH
— Dave (@DavidTheDomingo) October 16, 2021
This dude’s girlfriend happiest female in Lexington -500. https://t.co/68QU9uM9s8
— Aaron Watershow (@TopKaiki) October 16, 2021
When he flips off the Georgia fans today, which finger will he use? Existential question, people. https://t.co/lVOvZ0pEJu
— Steve Elling (@EllingYelling) October 16, 2021
Jason pierre paul punching air rn https://t.co/e11MF2hssl
— Greg Durkin (@durkin_greg) October 16, 2021
— TP (@OGxTP) October 16, 2021
For obvious reasons, Kentucky had to create a special-made glove for Weaver. Prior to that, he simply used a regular glove, forcing two of his fingers into one hole
Through three games so far this year Weaver has recorded 17 total tackles and four sacks.
When Terry Bradshaw saw what Erin Andrews was wearing, he couldn’t help himself. https://t.co/Yg0qPqcErK
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 15, 2021
This year has been all about weird anecdotes for college football. Whether it’s an SEC reporter being lambasted for not dressing appropriately to games or quarterbacks seemingly getting peddled pills on the sidelines – it’s been a strange season.
This Weaver story is just par for the course.