Posted on: January 31, 2012 1:37 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 3:45 pm

SEC commemorates sixth national title with shirt

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Hey, remember when the SEC used the cover of its 2011 media guide to oh-so-subtly remind the rest of college football which conference had won the previous five national titles? Now that that number has been bumped up one more notch, they're letting the fans officially get in on the fun--not that SEC fans have ever needed the encouragement.

That encouragement nonetheless arrived Tuesday with the appearance of this t-shirt in the SEC's official Internet store:


On the one hand, we'd wonder why Alabama fans would wear a t-shirt that also commemorates Auburn's 2010 title, LSU fans one reminding them of their crushing loss to the Tide this past January as well as their 2007 championship, Georgia fans one that reflects a pair of Florida titles, etc. And it's pretty much impossible to wear this as a fan of, say, Kentucky and not be accused of coattail-riding, isn't it?

On the other, these are SEC fans we're talking about, and you never know when you might wind up planning a trip to Columbus, Austin, or Eugene. So: expect them to sell like hot cakes.

You can pick up your own in the CBSSports.com Shop

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Posted on: July 18, 2011 3:45 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2011 11:03 am

The SEC's media guide cover is subtle

Posted by Jerry Hinnen

We don't know many SEC fans who wouldn't admit, if pressed, that the league's supporters can be just a wee bit obnoxious when it comes to the conference's five consecutive national championships. It kind of comes with the "five consecutive national championships" territory.

But at least we know the league office would never stoop to such lowest-common-denominator chest-beating, right? That Mike Slive and his administration would accept their good gridiron fortune with grace and humility, right? That official conference literature like, say, the cover of the 2011 SEC Media Guide would only reference the league's accomplishments with the most delicate subtlety, right?

Wrong. So, so wrong:

As they say: It ain't bragging* if you can back it up.

*Seriously, though, they're totally bragging.

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