The most incredible part of UConn's 37-29 win over UCF was not the win, nor was it Deshon Foxx's 68-yard scamper out of the wildcat.
It was Bob Diaco's insane comments about a rivalry trophy and calling the UConn-UCF annual showdown "the Civil Conflict."
Need a refresher? Here it is.
Crazy, right Dan Wolken?
UConn won 1 conference game last year. So, sure, go ahead and give yourself a trophy for that one win. Why not?— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) June 1, 2015
As it turns out, Diaco was not joking.
There are 130 days to go until the big rematch between the Huskies and Knights down in Orlando Oct. 10. No need to count it out yourself. The UConn football team already did it for you.
First day back on campus for #UConnFootball! And just 130 days until the next Civil Conflict with @UCF_Football ! pic.twitter.com/RgOkXiob0T— UConn Football (@UConnFootball) June 1, 2015
After careful examination of the photograph included with UConn Football's tweet, there is no doubt the trophy is real.
The Civil Conflict is a go.
From now until the end of days, the UConn Huskies and Central Florida Knights will play their football games for both positioning in the American Athletic Conference East Division standings and the Civil Conflict trophy. What is unclear right now is whether the word "civil" is being used in the courteous manner or if we can expect an all-out, cage-match-style roshambo.
Whatever the case, the reviews of the Civil Conflict and its new trophy are rolling in fast and hot.
YOU WILL BEND THE KNEE pic.twitter.com/doeKyWQ63Q— We take the stairs (@NoEscalators) June 1, 2015
"The Civil Conflict" is easily the worst rivalry game name of all time. https://t.co/PZMklmfumE— Apartment of Toads (@T0_Dd) June 1, 2015
What civil conflict were Conn and Florida once in? "In 1989, a truck of oranges wrecked a wicker chair factory." https://t.co/2bZ4I1XV3x— Fear the Wave (@FearTheWaveBlog) June 1, 2015
1. Uconn-UCF is the most random "Trophy Game" rivalry I've seen. 2. "Civil Conflict"? Really?— Nick Simon (@SimonSays_832) June 1, 2015
Is it time for UConn fans to start hating UCF by default?
UPDATE: UCF denies any connection to the trophy. Bob did this on his own.
Just checked w/ @UCF_Football: "We have no involvement with the trophy or creating a rivalry game with UConn." They were surprised by tweet.— Brandon Helwig (@UCFSports) June 1, 2015