WHEN REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Jeb Bush wanted to invite Twitter followers to join him at a tailgate for last Saturday's Georgia-Tennessee game in Knoxville, his staff got busy with Photoshop, redesigning the SEC logo to fit his name. Which other college emblems lend themselves to White House hopefuls? A few suggestions.
BIG TEN • BEN CARSON
Both are surging in the polls and have a strong academic background, although any claim to long-term dominance appears as tenuous as a Cardale Jones tweet.
ACC • CHRIS CHRISTIE
Like Boston College, Pitt and Syracuse, Christie and his strengths don't seem to translate to the South, but, Ay, screw them if they can't take a joke.
C-USA • HILLARY CLINTON
Clinton's pedigree and pants suits scream Power 5, but in reality she's not even the biggest name in her own backyard and has had to achieve a lot just to get a shot.
SUN BELT • BERNIE SANDERS
Each connotes shuffleboard tourneys and early-bird dinners and can produce a surprising early-season story that everyone knows will fade before November.
MAAC • MARCO RUBIO
They don't have the war chests or fan bases of their well-heeled competitors, but they're strong, and if taken lightly, they can knock off anyone.
NCAA • DONALD TRUMP
Like the governing body, Trump looms over everything in a manner that seems at once calculated and capricious, to the point that it's hard to tell if either is serious.
THEY SAID IT
"I WAS DOING ALL THE MOVES YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO TRY BUT ARE TOO EMBARRASSED TO."
Man who passed out during a beerfest at BB&T Ballpark, found the Charlotte Knights' Homer the Dragon costume when he awoke, and was arrested after an evening of drinking and dancing around town while wearing the mascot outfit.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
LM OTERO/AP (BUSH)
NATI HARNIK/AP (CARSON)
JULIO CORTEZ/AP (CHRISTIE)
GASTON DE CARDENAS/AP (CLINTON)
MICHAEL DWYER/AP (SANDERS)
RICHARD SHIRO/AP (RUBIO)
JOHN LOCHER/AP (TRUMP)
BRIAN WESTERHOLT/FOUR SEAM IMAGES (MASCOT)