The LSU Tigers won the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship Game. For fans, that sentence will never get old and will be repeated for decades to come. The season, and the team, will go down in history as one of the best ever. Nobody can take that away.
Those who attended the CFP title game in New Orleans will have a memory for the rest of their lives, but so does every other fan of Louisiana State University. Stories will be shared. T-shirts will be bought. Highlights will be watched a few million more times. There’s also a championship book that is flying off the shelf in record fashion.
“Purple & Golden” — a commemorative championship book put together by The Advocate and Times-Picayune — has broke Pediment Publishing’s record for sports book.
How many you ask? Almost 20,000 and counting, according to The Advocate.
LSU Championship Book ‘Purple & Golden’
A special time in Baton Rouge just got even better. Book sales spiked to 171 copies per hour after head coach Ed Orgeron, quarterback Joe Burrow, and the Tigers took down Clemson, according to The Advocate. Now it is the publisher’s top-selling sports book of all time.
The previous record was held by the Philadelphia Inquirer after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl back in 2018.
Say what you want about LSU football’s place in NCAA history, this is pretty damn cool. The book description on Amazon is, too.
“Celebrate the champions! Get the book that captures the Tigers’ historic 2019-20 season from early-season momentum to the National Championship, plus complete coverage of Joe Burrow’s remarkable college career and Heisman Trophy award. This 168-page, hardcover book features stories and photos from the award-winning sportswriters and photographers of The Advocate.”Advertisement
There other books out there, including “One Team, One Heartbeat: LSU’s Remarkable Road to the National Championship” by The Daily Advertiser, “Purple & Golden” appears to be in incredibly high demand.
From the regular season opener at Tiger Stadium to wins over Alabama, Auburn, and Texas A&M to the SEC Championship to the Peach Bowl victory over Oklahoma and the national title, there are so many memories from the 2019 season.
Some of the players might be off to the NFL now, but the legacy will off, especially through the championship book.
This post was originally published on March 10, 2020.