Tuesday, September 4, 2012

"Aggie annexation" of Gainesville, Fl. billboard ordered taken down by Texas A&M.

Well, it was fun while it lasted. Texas A&M has ordered that the billboard which declared that the "Aggie Nation" had "annexed" Gainesville, Fl. be taken down, citing copyright issues. The school wasn't too happy that someone among the teeming millions in Aggieland had decided to partake in a classic act of SEC billboard trolling.

"Not surprisingly, given the downright incendiary tone of the billboard, Texas A&M spokesman Jason Cook was quick to point out the billboard was not put up by the Aggies themselves.

"This billboard was not placed by Texas A&M University, and it is certainly not reflective of how we have handled our transition into the SEC," Cook said in a statement. "We are investigating aggressively, as we believe that our institutional trademarks have been infringed upon. Texas A&M has tremendous respect for the University of Florida, and we look forward to hosting the Gators in our first SEC football game this weekend."
Here's the billboard now.

It's unknown whether not Texas A&M found the Aggie scoundrels behind the billboard that sullied their precious "institutional trademarks," but the school did lay the banhammer on  Clear Channel Outdoor, the owner of the Jacksonville billboard.

(via CBS Sports)