No one thought it was going to be an easy transition for the University of Missouri to move into the Southeastern Conference.
But few people thought that the team would commemorate its first SEC football victory over a pathetic 1-8 Kentucky team by creating a t-shirt to highlight its 33-10 triumph.
Mizzou’s overall record is 4-4 and 1-4 in the SEC (1-5 after this weekend at Florida).
A Web site called MRSEC.com is making fun of the shirt that is selling for $16.99.
“Anything for a buck, right? Perhaps that’s what Missouri officials were thinking when they printed and put up for sale t-shirts commemorating the Tigers’ big weekend win over… 1-8 Kentucky,” the site noted
“Now, if the shirt said something about the school’s first-ever SEC victory, then we would be a bit more forgiving. After all, regardless of who such a win comes against, you only get one “first.” But the shirt doesn’t appear to mention that point at all. It simply gives the date, location and score from when Mizzou “CAGED THE CATS.”
The site even added this shot:
“In the SEC, most schools don’t sell t-shirts for wins over Kentucky unless said win comes in the sport of basketball. In that case, t-shirts are okey-dokey. Just a friendly tip to MU officials who’re selling the shirt at the school’s online store. If you’re tired of the suggestion that Missouri will be a Kentucky-like football program in the big, bad SEC then you really shouldn’t feed that notion with graphic proof on fabric.”