We are either being manipulated by the Corporate Oligarchs or this is a Public Service Announcement

Not sure which is the case, but be advised of the following info that landed in our in-box:


The tour heads to Columbia, November 12, when No. 15 South Carolina takes on SEC rival Florida

WHO: South Carolina’s 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, the school’s career rushing leader, will appear from 10:00-11:30 a.m., participating in both an “SI Chalk Talk” session with Dan Patrick Show executive producer Paul Pabst from 10:00-10:30 a.m. and an autograph session from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

WHAT: Sports Illustrated and Nissan have teamed up to celebrate the Heisman Memorial Trophy and the greatest games in the history of college football with a 10-stop national tour at marquee matchups this season. Admission to the tour is free, and fans are encouraged to pick up a Sports Illustrated special-edition magazine that showcases “College Football’s Unforgettable Games” … compliments of Nissan.

o Get your picture on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the Heisman Trophy

o Take a closer look at the 2012 Nissan Maxima premium performance sedan, the original “4-door sports car,” and the 2012 Nissan Frontier vehicle, where single-minded ruggedness is married to advanced technology.

o View SI covers and images on 52” touch screen monitors

o Participate in autograph sessions and photo ops with former football greats

o Win prizes by participating in fun, interactive games including a virtual combine and QB challenge with gesture recognition technology

o Register for the BCS Championship Ultimate Experience Sweepstakes

o Get an RFID bracelet, allowing you to check in and instantly share your experience on Facebook

o Keep tabs on the weekend’s action by viewing games and highlights on plasma TVs and a custom 16’ x 9’ LED screen

WHEN: SATURDAY, November 12, 2011 – 8 a.m. until kickoff

WHERE: Located in Gamecock Village, on George Rogers Blvd. across from Williams-Brice Stadium

Look for the big Nissan/Sports Illustrated helium blimp flying overhead!