It's been said to keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.
Over the weekend, we at The Rivalry, Esq. did just that -- risking life and limb to get to know our mortal enemy: the South.
Our mission was simple: head into the heart of SEC country disguised as two students on spring break, play golf, drink beer, and smoke cigars for three days, and try to learn everything we could about our foe.
The South never saw it coming.
It wasn't easy, but we survived. Here are a few snapshots from our adventures.
We came across this gem of a road sign on US-278, just east of Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. Sure, it was a bit off putting to us Northerners, but we soon found a few friendly symbols.
This statute of George Washington at the State Capitol in Columbia, South Carolina was a sight for sore eyes. Then we saw the plaque below:
Hey, you can't make an omlet without breaking a few eggs. Right?
No trip to the heart of the Confederacy would be complete without a visit to Williams-Brice Stadium. Disguised as Bible Salesmen, and armed with radar guns (in case we witnessed any SEC speed first hand) we wondered down onto the field.
Regretfully, the Ol' Ball Coach declined our request for an interview.
If you go...
Don't "brickbat" statutes, or burn Statehouses. They don't like it, and you won't be asked to come back.
Do bring sunscreen, wear searsucker suits, and try the Hushpuppies at the Old Oyster Factory Restaurant.