LostLettermen – Despite joining the SEC just one year ago, Texas A&M fans are fitting right in with the craziest college football fans in the country. On Thursday, one Aggies fan paid $115,000 for the rights to own a license plate labeled “12THMAN” for 10 years (after which it can be renewed for $795), plus getting the honor bestowed upon him or her at halftime of Saturday’s game between No. 6 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama at Kyle Field. The rights to the license plate was won in an auction that ended at 12:00 PM CT. The winning bid crushed the previous state record for the sale of a license plate, which was previously $25,000 for “HOUSTON.” Last year, the state of Texas passed a law allowing license plates to contain seven letters, with My Plates – the state customized license plate contractor – having the first rights to them. We just hope the winning bidder didn’t have to sell his or her car to come up with all that money. Wouldn’t that be fitting?
Do you think anybody cares about anything as much as people in the SEC care about college football? Even if you’re a die hard NFL fan it doesn’t come close. It doesn’t take a ton of passion to enjoy watching world class athletes be world class athletes. Nah bro. That’s easy to do. Try paying a hundred grand for a license plate for a team of amateurs who’ll probably never see the pros. Oh, and there’s no kind of guarantee they’ll even be half-way decent next year. Now run around screaming Gig ‘Em in everybody’s face and tell them Johnny Football is gonna get drafted first overall in the NFL draft next year. SEC country man. They’d buy players’ still beating hearts if it were possible.