Miami got to break out its turnover chain after a first-quarter fumble by Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor. You’ve probably heard of it.
Wisconsin players have heard of it, too, and weren’t afraid to have a little fun after taking a 24-14 lead on Saturday night in the Orange Bowl.
— Trent Keitel (@TrentKeitel) December 31, 2017
Yep, that’s Wisconsin wide receiver Kendric Pryor bestowing an imaginary chain upon Danny Davis, then immediately ripping off said imaginary chain.
It wasn’t the only time the Badgers have done that Saturday night. Here’s A.J. Taylor doing the same to Pryor.
Who says Wisconsin doesn't have swag? Badgers snatching the "turnover chain" as part of a TD celebration. pic.twitter.com/EK2JGULDmd
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) December 31, 2017
That’s a creative celebration, and I support it.
Fans of the seventh-ranked Miami football team have found a unique way to support their team. And you can’t go anywhere around Hard Rock Stadium without seeing the turnover chain.
On-field reporters wear their own for mid-game segments. Celebrities go viral for wearing them in luxury boxes at Hard Rock Stadium. The parking lots outside the stadium are filled with fans tailgating and showing off their own personal version of the bling.
The turnover chain is given to the Miami player who intercepts a pass or recovers a fumble.
Some find places to order the chains online. Others make them out of whatever they can find lying around the house. Some entrepreneurs weave their way through tailgates wearing a dozen at a time to sell off to fans in need. They all have their own little quirks and personal touches.
Tony McGwire thinks he probably got ripped off.
“My paint’s already chipping,” he said. A few minutes earlier, McGwire saw someone with about half a dozen turnover chains draped around his neck. He was selling them for $40 a pop.