The featured image says it all.
A new Texas A&M shirt gloating over its membership to the SEC, however, leaves a couple of items — intentionally or unintentionally — to the imagination.
CNBC’s Darren Rovell shared a photo of the shirt, which contains a geographically challenged picture of SEC member states, including North Carolina — last time I checked, North Carolina doesn’t have a school in the SEC… that is unless Duke, East Carolina, UNC, NC State or Wake Forest has something they’d like to tell us — but not including Missouri or, get this, Texas (it’s apparently on the back).
It should be noted that the shirt is not being sold through the school (one should hope not); rather, ESPN’s Big 12 blogger David Ubben added that the shirt is offered through Aggieland Outfitters.
The company later issued this apology:
Howdy Ags – This is Aggieland Outfitters. I thought I’d repost this under a new personal account to follow the guidelines of TexAgs.com.
All I can say is we messed up on this shirt.
The original design was meant to have the old SEC states with Texas on the back as an addition to the conference. Somewhere from sketch to finished product North Carolina got added. Sometimes mistakes happen and we just plain missed it.
Hopefully we didn’t ruin anyone’s day with this.
Turns out Steve Spurrier isn’t the only iconic college football figure to retire this week.
Texas announced Tuesday evening Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with bovine leukemia and has been retired to his pasture, effective immediately.
Bevo XIV missed Saturday’s stunning upset of then-No. 10 Oklahoma with what the school called a “life threatening” illness, and rumors circulated around the internet this week he had passed away.
Bevo XIV officially hangs up his horns with a 106-41 record with two national championship appearances.
There is no word at press time on a possible debut of Bevo XV.
Urban Dictionary defines “Clemsoning” as “the act of an inexplicably disappointing performance, usually within the context of a college football season.”
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney was asked about the phenomenon following the Tigers’ destruction of Georgia Tech Saturday and promptly went off. The question, asked by ESPN’s David Hale, was in reference to Swinney’s program shaking the label – Saturday marked Clemson’s 34th straight win over an unranked opponent – but Swinney didn’t see it that way.
Armed with some new facts (Clemson SID Tim Bourret noted 50 teams have fallen as ranked opponents to unranked foes since the Tigers last did so on Nov. 19, 2011), Swinney again targeted the “Clemsoning” label.
“I think it’s an agenda. It’s just bias,” Swinney told the Charleston (S.C.) Post & Courier Tuesday. “People are uneducated. They’re just ignorant and lazy because they’re not looking at the facts. If they did, they’d be focused on other schools and not Clemson. They’d be dialed in on what Clemson has done. There aren’t three other schools in the country as consistent as Clemson, in all aspects.”
I hate to break it to you, Dabo: you are absolutely correct, but the term, as they say, has been coined.
Just go beat Florida State, beat South Carolina, win the ACC and win a national title and maybe Urban Dictionary will delete that pesky page out of a sign of respect.
Also, No. 5 Clemson hosts unranked Boston College on Saturday. This would be a very, very unfortunate time for the Tigers to suffer an upset.