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Salt, meet wound: ULM selling commemorative shirts

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We’re three days removed from Louisiana-Monroe’s upset-for-the-ages win over Arkansas, and the reverberations are still being felt across the collegiate landscape.

– The Razorbacks dropped completely out of the Associated Press‘ poll following the loss, while the coaches dropped the Hogs 10 spots to No. 21.

– Starting quarterback Tyler Wilson is questionable for this weekend’s game against No. 1 Alabama with a head injury incurred in the loss.  Starting cornerback Tevin Mitchell is doubtful with an “above-the-shoulder” injury suffered the same game.

– The horror that is this was wrought on the American public.

– Quarterback Kolton Browning, who accounted for 481 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in the overtime win, has received a slew of honors for his performance, including Player of the Week honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, Danny O’ Brien Award and Sun Belt Conference.

– The ULM Warhawks were named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week.

Now?  ULM is taking the knife and slowly digging it in a little deeper:

“WE WANTED IT MORE…”

[/dagger plunging deeper]

The above photo is of a shirt that went on sale today at the school’s bookstore and through the ULM Alumni Center commemorating the 34-31 win over Arkansas.  While some may scoff at selling a shirt that commemorates a regular season win, especially one the second weekend of the season, it was a monumental moment for the university — the win represented the first time since the football program jumped to the FBS level it had beaten a ranked team, and its first win over an SEC school since defeating Alabama 21-14 in Tuscaloosa in 2007, Nick Saban’s first season with the Tide.

Speaking of the SEC, ULM will travel to Jordan-Hare Stadium this weekend to take on Auburn.

(Many thanks to ULM for the gif of the t-shirt)

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13 Responses to “Salt, meet wound: ULM selling commemorative shirts”
  1. overratedgators says: Sep 11, 2012 12:09 PM

    *hugs Arkansas fans, pats on back*
    “There, there. We know. We know. Just let it out. I know it hurts now. But trust me: it gets better.”
    –University of Michigan

  2. dcviking says: Sep 11, 2012 12:49 PM

    Wasn’t it former Arkansas coach Bobby Petrino who coined that phrase?

    Wait, no, he said “I wanted it more”…

  3. normtide says: Sep 11, 2012 1:16 PM

    I remember when they beat the Tide. We had better players, but I won’t say we gave that game away, ULM took it. It is what it its. Suffice to say, Bama has gotten much better since then, and most fans see it as a step we had to take.

    As for the shirts, to the victors go three spoils. I said it before, Arkansas has only one weak point: John L Smith.

  4. tigersgeaux says: Sep 11, 2012 1:23 PM

    Good post normtide.

    What do you give the coaching staff of Arkansas for not providing an offensive scheme to protect Tyler?

    What do you give the coaching staff of Arkansas for not properly calling the remainder of the game when they had such a large lead, such as run the ball, ball control, use all the time you can, keep the Warhawks’ offense off the field, etc.?

    What kind of trophy or award do you give the Arkansas offensive coordinator, OL coach, defensive secondary coach, defensive coordinator, etc. and most especially the head coach?

  5. hoggeek says: Sep 11, 2012 1:48 PM

    I was in favor of the JohnEll decision. I was wrong. I was wrong about the assistants. I was wrong about the defense. I was wrong about Petrino’s true impact. I was wrong about the O-line. I was wrong about our chances. What a frigging waste of talent.

    I feel really, really bad for Tyler Wilson. Thanks SEC brothers for not rubbing it in. This sucks monkey balls.

  6. florida727 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:07 PM

    “hoggeek”, no true SEC fan should “rub it in”. I may want the Gators to beat the Razorbacks every we play you, but at the end of the day, I’m also an SEC fan. I’ll gladly root for Alabama, LSU, Georgia (okay, maybe not Kentucky :) ), when you take on outside-the-conference foes.

    I’m worried for Auburn. ULM might have a post-win letdown, but I’m guessing their coaching staff is stressing the impact they can have by knocking off a second consecutive SEC opponent. Expect it to be a close/competitive and hard-fought game.

    Wonder when the last time an out-of-conference team beat SEC opponents in back-to-back weekends? I know it doesn’t happen often, if at all. Anyone know?

    If ULM beats Auburn, tee-shirt: “ULM Reigns On The Plains”? (Is it too late to get a copyright?)

  7. gogatorsjohn says: Sep 11, 2012 2:25 PM

    Sweet t-shirt. They deserve to wear it proudly. Most schools have those ‘smack-talk’ shirts one way or the other. Now they have theirs

  8. mhalt99 says: Sep 11, 2012 2:30 PM

    What kind of trophy or award do you give the Arkansas offensive coordinator, OL coach, defensive secondary coach, defensive coordinator, etc. and most especially the head coach?

    They all get this thing called a paycheck, which the players who receive awards do not get. Also, they will probably get some type of bonus in some way shape or form for this win. If the coaches are able to win over Auburn next week the staff will be kicked around to replace a Big East or MAC team….maybe an ACC team. If the staff is somehow able to have an amazing run that culminates in a BCS or BCS type bowl game (Gator bowl would be huge) then the coaching staff could be SEC bound….the sky would be the limit – with their new paychecks.

    Kinda better than a tin and plastic trophy huh

  9. monsterright says: Sep 11, 2012 6:18 PM

    @florida727 says:
    Sep 11, 2012 2:07 PM
    “hoggeek”, no true SEC fan should “rub it in”.

    Is t-bagging a fellow SEC fan to celebrate a win rubbing it in or is this a different category?

  10. John Taylor says: Sep 11, 2012 6:42 PM

    @ monsterright: one of the greatest comments in the history of any website. Bravo, sir. Bravo.

  11. rajuncajun28 says: Sep 11, 2012 7:24 PM

    Bama fans are Redneck trash….just like the Pigs….all this SEC faux ‘kum-by-yah’ stuff is a joke….

  12. datdangdrewdundunituhgin says: Sep 11, 2012 9:15 PM

    i wish john l smith was still michigan state’s coach. that guy is a total loser. couldn’t believe arkansas, with the talent they have, went with that circus. also says a lot about the guy who bounces on his alma mater before he even takes the field.

    arkansas, you’re better than this. get rid of that guy. – UofM fan

  13. Legion Of Boom says: Sep 11, 2012 9:52 PM

    What kind of trophy or award do you give the Arkansas offensive coordinator, OL coach, defensive secondary coach, defensive coordinator, etc. and most especially the head coach?

    How about a new T-shirt?

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