Star power: Celebrity fans of Alabama, Auburn & the rest of the SEC
Celebrity fans of the SEC
From Hollywood stars to famous musicians, the SEC packs plenty of star power. Here's a who's who of the conference's most notable fans.
Samuel L. Jackson -- Georgia Bulldogs
Impassioned tweets and personalized messages to the team. And we know he has enough game to bring the intensity in a big speech, like this. What else could you ask from a celebrity fan?
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Kyle Chandler -- Georgia Bulldogs
Actor Kyle Chandler's football ties go beyond his 'Friday Night Lights' role as coach Eric Taylor. And seriously, would you not run through a wall for this guy if he gave the pregame speech?
Darius Rucker -- South Carolina Gamecocks
Darius Rucker, Hootie & the Blowfish front man and solo artist, hails from Charleston. Hootie formed at USC, when the four members of the band were freshmen. And hey, he's even scored a TD for the Gamecocks (sort of).
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Kenny Chesney -- Tennessee Volunteers
The Knoxville native has written a song about ex-Vols broadcaster John Ward and produced a documentary about Condredge Holloway, the school's first African American QB.
Melissa Joan Hart -- Alabama Crimson Tide
Hart isn't shy about her Tide ties, even chalking up the team's success to her 'lucky panties.'
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Octavia Spencer -- Auburn Tigers
Auburn fans took note when Spencer, who won a 2012 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 'The Help,' said 'War Eagle' on the red carpet. She was also in attendance for the Tigers' 35-31 win at Ole Miss last year.
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Tim Cook -- Auburn Tigers
It's right there on the Apple CEO's Twitter: 'Fan of Auburn football.' As for basketball, Duke gets the nod.
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Taylor Hicks -- Auburn Tigers
In an interview with The Post Game, the former 'American Idol' star and Auburn student said, 'I think I might have run through my kitchen wall' after the iconic last play of the 2013 Iron Bowl.
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James Carville & Shaq -- LSU Tigers
Depite his the Ragin' Cajun nickname, Carville doesn't pull for Louisiana-Lafayette -- it's Tigers all the way. Naturally, the same goes for Shaq, who was a two-time All-American at LSU.
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Tim McGraw -- LSU Tigers
The Lousiana-born country star went to Louisiana-Monroe and received a baseball scholarship, but he pulls for the Tigers. He's the narrator of Shaq & Dale.
Bill Clinton -- Arkansas Razorbacks
The former president of the United States' Hogs fandom goes way back. Here he is cheering for Arkansas during a 1994 basketball game with daughter Chelsea (left) and current presidential candidate Hillary (right).
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Billy Bob Thornton -- Arkansas Razorbacks
Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Oscar and Golden Globe winner pulls for the Razorbacks -- did you know Thornton was also a pretty good baseball player?
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George H.W. Bush -- Texas A&M Aggies
The former president, shown here at the 2009 Longhorns-Aggies game, says he and his wife Barbara 'are Aggies to the core.'
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Katy Perry -- Ole Miss Rebels
Perhaps it was just a one-night stand, but Katy Perry will forever be a Rebels fan in our hearts after she took Oxford by storm last season.
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Ashley Judd -- Kentucky Wildcats
The actor, who graduated with honors from UK, is a familiar face at Wildcat basketball games. In case you're wondering why, she's dedicated a page of her website to explaining her devotion.
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Backstreet Boys -- Kentucky Wildcats
Musicians Brian Littrell (second from right) and Kevin Richardson (third from right) are also supporters of the 'Cats.
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David Price -- Vanderbilt Commodores
We did our best to limit entries of ex-athletes here, but pitcher David Price brought his Vandy pride to a new level when he threw a bullpen session in the 'Dores football gear in 2013.
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Stephen Stills -- Florida Gators
Guitarist Don Felder, who co-write the Eagles hit 'Hotel California,' says the Rock & Rock Hall of Fame inductee 'is a huge fan' of the Gators.
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Erin Andrews -- Florida Gators
The FOX Sports reporter and Florida grad is well versed in the gator chomp.
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John Grisham -- Mississippi State Bulldogs
Best-selling author of legal thrillers like 'A Time to Kill,' Grisham penned the intro to fellow author Steve Ellis' Dudy Noble - A Celebration of MSU Baseball.
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Sheryl Crowe -- Missouri Tigers
A nine-time Grammy Award winner with serious Mizzou pride. Crowe was the Grand Marshal of the Tigers' 2003 homecoming game vs. Texas A&M.