When I look at the SEC....

When I look at the SEC....

(and not only the thousands of beautiful women that fill SEC campuses)....



  • I try to look at the SIX STRAIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS (just in case anyone's never mentioned it before), and bow down and worship at the conference's might. I try not to think about what would have happened in Michael Dyer's knee had touched the ground, Colt McCoy hadn't have gotten injured against Alabama, or if anyone had played properly on the last week of the season. If they had, LSU and Florida probably wouldn't have made their title games.
  • I try and look at the SEC this year and say: "The SEC's got so many teams in the BCS Top 10 because it's simply such an amazing conference", but then I think of Auburn, Tennessee and Kentucky. None of them have won a conference game yet. Look, I'm all for one doormat in the BCS conferences (Big XII has Kansas, Big Ten has Illinois, and the Pac-12 has Washington State - and there are more in the non-BCS conferences!), but THREE? That shows that the 'strongest conference in the world simply ain't that strong top-to-bottom. And that's going to kill the way the computers look at you too, folks. That's three very, very poor teams in that division, and there's also some poverty with Missouri, Ole Miss and Arkansas all looking poor, and Vanderbilt really not being that great, either. If you look at it, half the conference is pretty mediocre this year, and that's not exactly great, is it?
  • I try not to think about karma when SEC folks, pre-season, said that it's the GREATEST CONFERENCE IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND THE FACT THAT THERE'S NO NEED TO PLAY A HOME-AND-HOME AGAINST ANYBODY GOOD BECAUSE THE SEC'S WON SIX STRAIGHT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HAS A HORRIBLE IN-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE but when you look at it now, it may have been their Achilles Heel with the computers. Sure, the SEC's got some big numbers in the Top 10, but in the top 1, 2 or 3? Nada. We can only wonder what would have happened if Alabama had decided to play its game against Michigan on the road. Would it have been different?
  • I try look at the great SEC games of the season so far. There have been quite a few, but the same amount as other conferences. It's called in-conference football. The fact that the games have been played at night, in front of bigger crowds (that's what happens when your conference wins SIX NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN A ROW), and the talent that they get in the SEC because of warmer weather (yep - that's helps), plus the astonishing amount of money given to it by ESPN have elevated it to whole other level, has just given SEC schools more noise.
  • I try and think about College Gameday as a great show, but my God I've been bored by the amount of times they've been to SEC schools this year. ESPN has been to Florida, South Carolina, LSU, Tennessee and Texas A&M this year. They also went to the Alabama-Michigan game live from JerryWorld, Dallas. That's six games out of a possible twelve. That leaves virtually no exposure for other schools....(Michigan State, Florida State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and the USS San Diego (Navy) have been the other. What about Manhattan, Kansas or any game involving this year's surprise (and #1 team, Kansas State?). You know why? No, we don't, either. 
  • I try and think of Johnny Manziel as a Heisman Trophy winner, but all I can think of is Collin Klein at Kansas State. The guy's been a machine for the team. Without him, Kansas State isn't even ranked, let alone a Top 10 team. Johnny Manziel wasn't wonderful against Florida and was very ordinary at home to LSU. Klein's been extraordinary all season long. Don't get us wrong, we think Johnny Football will win a Heisman - or two- before he leaves College Station. But not this year.
  • I try to think about the amount of talent that there is in other conferences, but I keep coming back to this: There's much more talent in the SEC. Maybe it's because the coaches (most of 'em, anyway) try and teach DEFENSE (Guess what? Kansas State's No.1 because it has one! Oregon's No.2 because it has a semblance of one! Notre Dame's No.3 because it has one! Alabama's No.4 because it has one! Georgia's No.5 because it has one! So are all the rest of the Top 10 teams because they have one!), and maybe because there's a huge amount of speed and strength on the other side of the ball.
  • I saw a tweet from someone who loves the SEC who said: "This week, which Top-10 ranked BCS teams have KSU, Oregon and Notre Dame beaten? 0. And how many have these SEC teams beaten? (And then added them). There was only one problem with this: Kansas State has knocked off four ranked teams during the season. Oregon three. Notre Dame four. That's pretty much on a par with how many ranked teams the SEC have knocked off, because they all play with each other. In other words, IT'S NOT AN ARGUMENT, SIR.
  • I try and think of the SEC having the greatest cheerleaders. But every year Oregon recruits fantastically. God bless you, Oregon. See you on Saturday for College Gameday.