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These seem to be catching on around North America. The Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) have one coming out next week:

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Washington has one each for the Mariners, Seahawks, and Sounders and each major university has one of their own as well. You can see them here:

http://www.dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/specialdesign.html

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South Carolina has plates for the Carolina Panthers and (slightly outdated) options for Dale Earnhart Sr. and Jr., Jeff Gordon, Rusty Wallace, and Jeff Burton (?!). Also, a ton of local universities and colleges, and a few odd ones I noted:

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A high school?!? That might be a first.

And these... are just weird to me:

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North Carolina has the Hurricanes, Panthers, Durham Bulls, USA Olympics, and a gaggle of NASCAR drivers: Keselowski, Edwards, Earnhardt Sr. and Jr., Richard Petty, Danica, Hamlin, Biffle, McMurray, Burton, Gordon, Johnson, Montoya, Kahne, Harvick, Kyle Busch, Truex Jr., Kenseth, Stenhouse Jr., Newman, and Stewart.

And, again, for out-of-state colleges (still seems weird): Auburn, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Purdue, Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech.

Also, perusing through NC's vanity plate options...

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...I don't know why this exists, but LOL AWESOME. If I didn't have to give up my SC plates and registration to get it, I WOULD BE ALL OVER THIS.

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This has been going on in Colorado for the Broncos, Buffs, Pioneers & Rams for over a decade...

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The Avalanche & Nuggets plates began on January 1st, 2012; the Rockies plates were released January 1st, 2013.

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Texas has LOTS of options.

Pro: Cowboys, Texans, Rockets, Mavericks, Spurs, Stars, Texas Stars, Dynamo, Ft. Worth Cats, Texas Motor Speedway

In-state College: Baylor, Kilgore, Prairie View A&M, Sam Houston State, SMU, SFA, Texas A&M, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Trinity, Tyler JC, Houston, North Texas, Texas, UT-Arlington, UTSA

Out of State College: Arizona State, Auburn, Boise St., BYU, Florida St., Georgia Tech, Grambling St., Kansas St., LSU, Louisiana Tech, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Purdue, Southern, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Miss, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech.

Proof that just about everyone and their dog has moved to the Lone Star State in the past few years.

There are a couple of Dallas area and west texas high school plates available as well.

You can go to this site to see them all

http://www.myplates.com/CustomSeries

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Arizona State offers these, and I think (I may be wrong on this though) you have to be alumni in order to qualify for them.

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Apparently, you can get them in Texas, Maryland, and Pennsylvania too. That seems weird to me, but oh well.

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Illinois offers alumni plates for all the state universities along with the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks. I have to fight the urge to key the cars with Blackhawk plates...

Right. There's always that "element" out there, especially with sports fans. Why drive your $60k car on a road trip to your team's rival's stadium, and have that permanently on there so drunk baffoons can see it and possibly do something stupid? At least if you're wearing an opposing jersey, you can defend yourself, but if your'e not even around, then people can piss on your car, key it, or... worse.

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I hadn't paid any attention to the suffixes on the out-of-state university SC plates until I looked back at this thread.

Florida State (FS) and Georgia Tech (YJ) are pretty obvious. Auburn (WE) is pretty cool. It took a minute for NC State (PK, assuming it's for Wolfpack) to take, but what's Ohio State (KE)? Buckeyes? Seems weird to me.

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Illinois offers alumni plates for all the state universities along with the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks. I have to fight the urge to key the cars with Blackhawk plates...

Right. There's always that "element" out there, especially with sports fans. Why drive your $60k car on a road trip to your team's rival's stadium, and have that permanently on there so drunk baffoons can see it and possibly do something stupid? At least if you're wearing an opposing jersey, you can defend yourself, but if your'e not even around, then people can piss on your car, key it, or... worse.

Just from what I've seen around Seattle, the sports plates aren't the only item on the car identifying the owner as a fan of the team.

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Ohio has all the pro teams: Bengals, Reds, Browns, Cavaliers, Indians, Blue Jackets, and Crew. Along with tons of colleges, too many to list. Here in Southern Ohio, I haven't seen that many on the road. A couple Bengals/Reds here and there, and one older guy who has a Blue Jackets one.

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Illinois offers alumni plates for all the state universities along with the Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks. I have to fight the urge to key the cars with Blackhawk plates...

Also Notre Dame, which I don't get. Might as well add Michigan State, Iowa...

And the St. Louis Cardinals might be getting Illinois plates. Right now fans have the option of getting the state bird plate, but there's a push for an official one. Since the Cardinals now stretch to Peoria and might even have the Quad Cities, makes sense. Cubs are de-regionalizing.

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