After being picked in the preseason to finish 13th out of 14 teams in the conference, the Tennessee Volunteers are the 2018 SEC Champions, and what better way to celebrate than with Vols SEC Championship tees?
Yes, Tennessee secured the regular season co-championship with a grueling 66-61 victory at home over the Georgia Bulldogs this evening, and yes, we have two regular-season championship tees to commemorate the occasion:
Order now, as we expect them to go quickly. The official tee that you saw the guys wearing on the court after the game can be backordered on a pretty quick turnaround.
Who would have thought back in November that Rick Barnes and the Tennessee Volunteers would be cutting down the nets after finishing the regular season tied with Auburn for first in the SEC? Especially when the media thought Tennessee would be one of the worst teams in the entire league and when the league turned out to be one of the best in the country? But the guys beat an excellent Purdue team in the Battle for Atlantis, gave another excellent team in Villanova all they could handle, and then simply continued to get better and better and tougher and tougher as the season progressed.
It’s a welcome breath of fresh air after an extended period of hope-deferment on Rocky Top. Think about it. Is there anything in your closet that bears both the words “Tennessee” and “championship?” It’s long past time to get those lofty words back into our closets. Football may be coming, but basketball is here. Right now. Today.
So, don’t just enjoy the fact that the 2017-18 Tennessee Volunteers basketball team is the regular season SEC co-champion.
And while you’re basking in the reward for hanging with a team through its ups and downs, get yourself a shirt that will remind you not only of what happened today but also of what the future may hold.
After all, you’re going to need something to wear starting next week when the real madness begins.