Tuesday, September 12
A brand name you can trust.
The AJC brings us the news today that UGA football coach Mark Richt has gotten his picture on a Wheaties box, joining such sports luminaries as Walter Payton and Michael Jordan. I'd love to get my hands on a box of these, but living in Alabama I probably stand about as good a chance of finding a unicorn polo league as I do finding anything with Richt's picture on it -- one of you readers want to help me out?
Now, I'd like to say Richt is the first football coach to have ever gotten his picture on a popular consumer item, but obviously I can't. Richt follows such coaching tie-ins as . . .
Phil Fulmer Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds;
Special limited-edition Frank Solich cans of PBR, available exclusively in Lincoln, Nebraska, and Athens, Ohio; and
Steve Spurrier-brand Evil. "You really want to be evil? Then be Steve Spurrier Evil -- it's the one with my picture! Available at Walgreens or wherever evil is sold."
Any others I may have forgotten about?