Danny Kanell names his ‘one true champion’ ahead of Alabama-Georgia-showdown Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for ESPN
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 07: ESPN talent and former football player Danny Kanell poses on the blue carpet during the Allstate Party At The Playoff on January 7, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images for ESPN)

The UCF Knights are national champions! At least that is what many would like you to believe, including former ESPN personality Danny Kanell.

If you had Kanell tweeting some support of this weird celebration of the not-real national title run, then you win a prize. Although, if we’re being honest, this probably doesn’t mean as much to UCF as some of the other gestures.

I am not 100 percent sure what any of that means. What in the heck is the College Football Invitational? Did Kanell literally invent a joke “playoff” in a tweet? Or is this like college football’s version for the NIT or CBI?

Kanell, a former excellent collegiate quarterback and ho-hum NFL gunslinger, previously worked for ESPN before falling victim to one of the company’s massive layoffs. He currently does some radio work for SiriusXM.

In college, you might remember Kanell as being a very good signal-caller for the Florida State Seminoles. His connection to the state likely plays a factor in him being fully supportive of the Knights being crowned champions. That, and his long history of being anti-SEC.

There are other examples of Kanell not exactly endorsing the SEC, but you have better things to do than catch up on his Twitter.

I kid! Kanell seems like a great guy, to be honest.

Joseph has been covering college basketball for nearly a decade. He's also the co-host of the Off The Wall podcast. Marty Jannetty is better than HBK.
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