It’s Football Season! Go Cocks!

Posted 30 August, 2013 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 10 Comments

Moving to the South requires choosing a college football team (it’s like a prerequisite or something). Since I reside in the home of University of South Carolina and a large amount of my friends were on the USC swim team, I became a Gamecock by default (hey, I took a couple of classes there, too. That counts, right?).

Best. Team name. EVER.

Why? Because it’s non-stop, Cock-filled fun. And the suggestive name just never gets old (well, to me, anyway. I just can’t help myself.). It inspires songs entitled “Just a big ole Cock”:


Or, when you’re in Williams Bryce Stadium and everyone starts chanting — One side yells, “Game!” while the other shouts, “Cocks!” It’s really hard to keep a straight game face when chanting “Cocks” at the top of your lungs, especially if there’s a granny or grandpa chanting right next to you.

Or you’re in the store stocking up on new gear for the football season and you come across these gems:




I mean, come on. And then, a few years back, we had a QB named Chris Smelley (seriously). The resulting shirt was…oh, so tasteful:


But my favorite is a now considered retro:

*snort*

GO GAMECOCKS! Right now, we’re headed into the third quarter of the first game of the season against the North Carolina Tar Heels at home. We’re up 20 to 7, the boys are kicking arse in 95 degree heat and it looks like it’s going to be an awesome season. I do so love football season.

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10 Responses to “It’s Football Season! Go Cocks!”

  1. OMG, I have not laughed so hard in AGES! That is HILARIOUS! I’m surprised they get away with that, isn’t there some uptight group that says it’s not appropriate? I guess they can’t really do much- I mean duh, we all know that cocks are a chicken…

    Thanks for the laugh, that made my night!

  2. Yup, yet again I make the mistake of drinking a beverage near your blog. water up nose! These shirts are hilarious. I guess you really can’t help but make suggestive merch with a mascot like that. 🙂 Hope your gamecocks do well this season!

  3. This is flipping hilarious, Mary! I want a T-shirt!! I’m quite partial to the one that says “Cocks Rock”! Sounds like you’re having a lot of fun. Thanks for the laughs. 🙂

  4. This is such a funny post Mary! I absolutely love the football season over here in the UK, I’m one of those fans who has to sit and watch every single teams match and I even take part in a fantasy football competition with my friends from college (I am the only girl in the group!) that’s how dedicated I am! Thanks for sharing this post with us! 🙂

  5. Loved this post! As a fellow northern transplant, I too got a big kick out of seeing all the Cock merchandise when I first moved down here. And you’re right – it never gets old! Twelve years and counting… 😉 For many many Christmases, all of my out of town family members got nothing but various Cock T-shirts, hats, lollipops, etc. Goooo COCKS!