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?

9 comments:

SpartanDawg said...

As soon as they're stocked in the stores here in Athens I'm going out and buying a bunch for me and sending the rest out to my family. I'd be more than happy to send one (or some if needed) your way!

SeaCarp said...

Maybe a Mike Dubose/Pancake Posse/Bisquik tie-in?

Anonymous said...

It is curious that, at least in this case, evil is pink. Is this some sign that there are latent less-than-macho leanings in Columbia? Is the conservative fan base at risk by this revelation? USC really took it up- well, let's not take the metaphor too far lest Doug get banned from more libraries.

hmmmm said...

Ask Mom to get you some, and I will bring it to AL when I come this weekend!

Newspaper Hack said...

True Carolina frat boys wear pink polos with popped collars. The sorority girls love that shit, so there is a lot of males in pink in Columbia.

Anonymous said...

That revelation is especially interesting after your slam on the state of Georgia. The only thing South Carolina has going for it is Charleston, which fortunately is enough to carry the rest of the state.

Anonymous said...

How long before they appear alongside the WNBA Champion Sacramento Monarchs Wheaties boxes at Big Lots?

Sarah said...

You are greatness. You could also do an evil two-pack with Bob Stoops.

Big Jon said...

In the wake of the quarterback snafu, how about some Dirk Koetter flip-flops for your next trip to the beach?

Keeping it in the grand canyon state, Mike Stoops should do an ad for cereal bars. They don't go in bowls, get it?