I slid into people’s DMs using Erk Russell quotes

Noelle Walker Reflector

Cosmopolitan occasionally publishes a post where someone will message their Tinder matches certain quotes (like Fifty Shades of Gray Lines). I decided to hop on board but with a Georgia Southern twist: I sent people I matched with on Tinder Erk Russell quotes. Honestly, most people ignored me and didn’t message back; I probably had them thinking something along the lines of, “Whew, I dodged a bullet with that one.”

Despite the possible questions and red flags that may have appeared in their head, some guys did respond. Some tried to play along, some had no idea who Erk Russell was and some were just plain confused.

I shuffled between five quotes:

“I wasn’t willing to make another four- or five-year commitment. Did I make the right choice? Absolutely.”

“My first 31 years in this business were like a guy eating at a buffet table. Later, when I came here to Georgia Southern, it was like eating the dessert.”

“Emotionally, our players are just as tough as theirs. It’s more physical than anything. Their players are taller. We’ve both got 260-pound linemen. But the ones at Georgia are 6-5, while the ones at Georgia Southern are 5-10…. We’ve got a bus that, conservatively speaking, has about five million miles on it.” (I cut this quote to just say “Emotionally, our players are just as tough as theirs. It’s more physical than anything.”)

“One more time for the greatest team in America!”

“The best way to win a game is not to lose it.”

Without further ado, here are 8 of their responses:

The Confused Guy

Erk Russell’s inspiration is lost on him.

The Confident Guy

Confidence is key.

The Guy Who Just Wanted to Agree With Me

The woman is always right.

The Guy Who Only Wanted My Snapchat

Priorities.

The Guy Who Was Down


I mean…you could ask Erk?

In for a Rude Awakening (Side Note: he was referring to his own team–not Southern’s)

Ouch.

The Guy Who Wanted to Take Me Out for Dessert

I’m not sure if we have the same definition of dessert.

The Guy Who Understood

Gotta appreciate a man who understands Erk.

All in all, the quote that got the most responses was “My first 31 years in this business were like a guy eating at a buffet table. Later, when I came here to Georgia Southern, it was like eating the dessert.” However, I would not recommend using Erk Russell quotes as a pick-up line unless you truly want to GATA.