Only in the South does Game Day trump any and all events. Andrew Lawrence, Sports Illustrated writer-reporter, shares 10 more reasons we're in a league of our own.
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The truest satisfaction comes from denying your rivals the kind of oversize bauble that transforms trophy cases into china cabinets. Louisville and Kentucky vie for a brass chalice (the Governor's Cup, pictured); Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, a crystal dinner chime (the Bedlam Bell); Rice and Houston, a copper ice pail (the Bayou Bucket).