Make your voice heard with a vote, SEC fans.
Think your school has the best tradition in America? There’s a chance to have your thought count.
As part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards, four SEC traditions are listed among the possibilities to be named the favorite tradition in American sports. If you haven’t voted yet, you have time. You can vote for your favorite sports tradition once per day until polls close at noon ET on March 5. The winning tradition will be revealed on March 9.
The four SEC traditions included in the vote are as follows:
- Mississippi State’s cowbell
- Ole Miss’ The Grove
- Texas A&M’s Midnight Yell
- Auburn’s rolling Toomer’s Corner
The other possibilities include the Chicago Cubs’ seventh-inning stretch, Duke’s Cameron Crazies, college basketball’s cutting of the nets, the Kentucky Derby’s hats, Clemson’s Howard’s Rock, Wisconsin’s Jump Around, the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Leap, Army and Navy’s March On, Florida State’s Planting of the Spear, Notre Dame’s Play Like a Champion sign, the Oakland Raiders’ Raider Nation, the New York Yankees’ Roll Call, Ohio State’s Script Ohio, Oklahoma’s sooner schooner, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ Terrible Towels and the Detroit Red Wings’ Throwing of the Octopus.
Of course, judging traditions is so subjective. But come on, each of those SEC traditions is far superior to most of those other options. (Who really wants to throw an octopus? Ew. And those Kentucky Derby hats? Talk about boring.)
You can check out the current leaderboard here. Get those votes in fast, SEC fans. Have justice be done.