Some of you may recall that I currently live in Texas. Certainly Big 12 country and Longhorns/Aggies territory, but since I'm in Houston, there are also lots of SEC transplants here. Because, let's face it, if you want a job, trolling for work in Tuscaloosa or Little Rock probably isn't going to turn up too much.
So I have a bunch of golf buddies who are all really good guys, with their only big-time flaws that they are SEC fans. And stereotypical, SEC fans, at that. I've heard comments on how they should have the national title and then there should be one for "everybody else." Yes, that cocky.
Anyway, I played golf with one of them on Saturday (from Georgia, big Dawgs fan), along with his Dad and his brother (currently a student at Auburn). After the round, we're having the requisite pitchers of beer, when the subject of taking golf for credit at Auburn comes up. Now, sure, you can take a number of sports for one credit at Purdue, including golf. My friend's brother says, yeah, maybe he should take golf... and then it comes out that last year, as a freshman, he took....wait for it.....water-skiing, for credit.
We all chuckled, and then at the perfect moment of silence, I tossed out, "Well, that's an SEC education for you."
They were...let's say...less than amused by this.
"Oh, come on!," Dad challenged, "What did you take for P.E. at Purdue?"
"Well," I said, "Since it's not a high school, we weren't required to take phys ed. We went there for an education."
BOOM! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Cletus!