SEC pledge Texas A&M is really fighting for respect in their new conference. Unfortunately for them, they were brought down another rung today as the official SEC Store listed their caps with the wrong mascot. This brings them down to rung one, and that’s if their feet aren’t touching turf by now. It could have been a simple slip up. I mean, their maroon primary color is the same as the Mississippi State Bulldogs, an SEC foe. But hell, maybe the website operators didn’t know that A&M’s mascot is the Aggie.
Here’s the official product description from SECstore.com:
You’ve always thought you would have been a great coach—particularly for the Texas A&M Aggies. Just because you didn’t end up in that line of work doesn’t mean that you can’t still imagine calling plays for your favorite team when you go to the next game. Do it in official Aggies style with the 2012 Coaches Sideline flex hat from adidas. Featuring an embroidered school wordmark on the crown, embroidered “Bulldogs Football” lettering at the back and ClimaLITE fabric that conducts heat and sweat away from the body to keep you comfortable on warm game days, this cap will ensure that you’re dry and cool while you strategize about TAMU’s next move. Don’t be surprised when players and fans congratulate you after a win because this is the same hat the Aggies coaches will sport on the sideline this season! S/M fits 6 3/4 – 7 1/4; L/XL fits 7 1/4 – 7 5/8. Sizes are approximate.
Fucking brutal. From the heinous, viral YouTube video that hit the web and set back conference relations, and now this merch debacle, the SEC hasn’t exactly laid out the welcome mat for the Aggies. It’s clear they’re going to make you earn your place in the conference.
The fun is over. They just fixed the error.
- [via Deadspin]