“Back to Back” seems an appropriate theme song for Alabama’s 2016 football season — now in more ways than one. The Crimson Tide are in pursuit of back-to-back national championships, and they have the apparent support of musician Drake in that chase.
— Crimson Tide FB (@CrimsonTide_FB) September 22, 2016
That’s right; the world’s top-selling hip-hop act of late, Drake, paid a visit to the nation’s most successful college football program of late in Alabama.
Never mind that the super-fan Drake has long pledged allegiance to another SEC team, the Kentucky Wildcats. His ties to John Calipari are well known, and his coziness with Big Blue Nation have resulted in minor NCAA violations.
Photographic evidence of the “Hotline Bling” artist donning the crimson suggests his allegiance to Kentucky ends at the hardwood. Given the Wildcats’ ongoing struggles, and the uncertain future of head coach Mark Stoops, Drake going elsewhere in the SEC for his fandom makes sense.
Shame the 6-God isn’t throwing his football support behind his hometown Toronto Varsity Blues, which does nothing to dispel the notion Drake is a front-runner. Toronto’s off to a 1-3 start in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport season, with losses of 32-5 against McMaster, and 65-7 vs. Carleton.
If the name Carleton looks familiar, it might be because that’s the same university that routed Wichita State in basketball last month, 100-75.
With quality basketball and football, perhaps Drake can throw his support behind the Knights, should the NCAA put the kibosh on his SEC flirtations altogether.