Monday, November 16, 2009

Go Gamecocks!

Now I confess, I'm a Gators fan. So when Florida played the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday, my rooting interests were pretty well locked!

But as the game progressed I noticed something that I considered pretty cool.

On the backs of the Gamecock jerseys where the last name of the player usually goes, I saw on one player the word "Integrity". I chalked it up to an "Ochocinco" display of self promotion(Cincinnati Bengal's Chad Johnson), but with a little less humility (if that's possible!).

Then on another player's jersey I saw the word "Duty".

"Interesting" I thought!

Then I saw "Commitment" on the jersey of another player.

Maybe its old age traditionalism setting in. And I know that there are a lot of college football fan's who don't like South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier. But given all our country has been through and is going through, I thought it this was pretty classy!

Does anyone know how Southern Carolina decided to do this? If you do, I'd love to know!
It's a great tribute to what athletics is supposed to be about, and inspirational words for the entire country.

But I have to confess: I'm still glad Florida won!

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