Sep 21, 2019; Oxford, MS, USA; California Golden Bears fans during the first half against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

In terms of ideologies, Cal-Berkeley and Ole Miss have reputations that, earned or not, exist on opposite sides of the spectrum. That’s what makes their football series so fascinating. It’s California Liberals vs. Deep South Conservatives, so to speak. And based on one fan comment picked up during ESPN’s broadcast of the game on Saturday in Oxford, it seems as though, at least anecdotally, “they are who we thought they were.”

Early on in the first quarter, the game was tied 7-7 when a hot mic picked up an (presumably) Ole Miss fan yelling “Fuck you, communist motherfuckers!” at the Cal Bears (again, presumably).

What really makes the moment is the way that the announcer almost sounds like he hears the explicit taunt and wants to allow it some space to breathe.

Alas, those communist motherfuckers controlled the means of production on this day, racing out to an early lead and holding on for a 28-20 victory. That pushes Cal to 4-0 on the season and arguably makes them one of the favorites to win the Pac-12 as of right now, especially with a win over Washington and Utah’s falter against USC earlier this week.

Ole Miss, meanwhile, falls to 2-2 and heads to Tuscaloosa next week to face the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. If yelling insults at Cal didn’t seem to do anything, you better believe that it won’t have much of an impact on Nick Saban’s capitalist nightmare machine of a football team either.


About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to