Published May 8, 2012 - 11:46am
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Missouri is one of the two newbies in the SEC next year, but don’t think they’re just going to sit back and ride in the back of the bus and take their butt kickings without ever making a sound. No way. There is just too much pride. And I respect them for it.
Missouri currently has billboards up in six different states across the south expressing their arrival into the SEC, and it’s not just one billboard per state, either. There are a reported total of 16 of them. They scream at me, “We are really glad to be a part of the SEC, but we’ll cherry pick a few recruits along the way if possible”. I love it.
Here is a breakdown of the billboards by state:
- Missouri: 8
- Georgia: 3 (2 in Atlanta, one in Valdosta)
- Florida: 2 (Jacksonville, Tampa)
- Alabama: 1 (Birmingham)
- Tennessee: 1 (Memphis
- Texas: 1 (Dallas)
The billboards are just one part of the $400,000 advertising campaign since Mizzou announced they are leaving the Big 12.
The school says the billboards will start to come down around June 1st. It’s all fun and games to run a campaign such as this in the late spring and early summer, when there are no games to be played.
Missouri fans, students and student-athletes have to be foaming at the mouths to get into a real conference with the big boys. We welcome the Tigers and their fans with open arms and on-the-field butt kickings, don’t we?