Some of the college games where the chant rose include Oklahoma State, North Carolina State, Auburn, and Kentucky.
The chant also broke out at the end of NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race during a live interview with race winner Brandon Brown. And, notably, NBC reporter Kelli Stavast tried to act as if the crowd was chanting “Let’s Go Brandon!”
NASCAR's playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway was removed and rescheduled for Monday because persistent rain supported the series into too small of a window to operate as expected.
The race was originally held back almost two hours and NASCAR made one endeavor Sunday at launching the 500-miler. But it began to rain again as the vehicles circled the 2.66-mile superspeedway behind the pace car.
Talladega does not have lights — the Xfinity Series race on Saturday ended six laps early because of imminent darkness — and the long delay meant NASCAR would flirt with sunset if it even started the race. Talladega's 500 miles average a 3 hour, 41-minute runtime and NASCAR does not like to start a race unless it expects to run to completion.
Mixing the scheduling problem was that the Cup Series race was the lead-in to NBC's airing Sunday night of Tom Brady's return to New England, an NFL game that would have taken control over the spot. The rescheduled start is 1 p.m. Monday on NBC Sports Network.
Early weather reports called for rain in Alabama on Monday, as well. Same for Tuesday and part of Wednesday.
Talladega indicates the middle race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs, with the hybrid road course/oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway scheduled as next week's elimination race. The field of 12 playoff drivers was whittled to eight at The Roval, and only Talladega pole-sitter Denny Hamlin already has earned a berth into the third round.
Drivers have been angry going into Talladega because of the unpredictability of the 2.66-mile superspeedway and the dangers of pack racing. Both the Truck Series race and Xfinity Series race doubleheader on Saturday were crash-marred and won by non-playoff drivers. The Cup drivers don't want the same aggressive racing because one wrong move can trigger a championship-ruining wreck.
"I'm going into a superspeedway race below the cutoff line, so it's definitely a stressful weekend," Alex Bowman, ranked 11th out of 12 drivers, said Sunday. "We're going to race to win, right? That's our game plan."