clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Know Thy Enemy: The South

New, 2 comments

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.

Dsc_0160_medium

The South never saw it coming.

It wasn't easy, but we survived.  Here are a few snapshots from our adventures.

Dsc_0085_medium

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.

Dsc_0289_medium

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:

Dsc_0288_medium

Hey, you can't make an omlet without breaking a few eggs.  Right?

Dsc_0292_medium

Whoops.

Dsc_0308_medium

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.