This is maaaaybe premature there, ESPN. Maryland #1 FWIW.
Was just reading a post over at BHGP (LINK) in which Patrick Vint dresses down that latest SEC playoff proposal. The comments themselve make it worth following the link but one of the BHGP contributors threw in a link to the following EDSBS article:
Confessions of an SEC Fan to a Big Ten Fan
Good read on a slow day.
Scroll down on the link to find team-by-team schedules. I post this mainly to point out how much A&M and Missouri are going to dillute the SEC brand. For example, Florida's schedule:
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI
There are probably three teams on that schedule that will finish with eight wins and five doormat to meh level teams. I really hope the Big 10 doesn't make the same mistake and add a couple of teams that don't enhance its brand just for the sake of addition.
Reports by Paul Finebaum is saying that Harvey Updyke was attacked after his hearing at a gas pump outside of Auburn. Harvey Updyke was the person involved in poisoning the trees at Toomer's Corner.
Who didn't see this coming?
I live in SEC Country. I am a fan of Texas and Michigan. I have to sit and listen to SEC supremacists everyday. I hate the SEC. However, I am not so stupid as to not see facts before me. If you want to take the window of the last 5 years, or even the entire BCS era and ask, who is the best conference?, then it is the SEC.
I don't whine and complain that the SEC isn't the best conference in the recent era. I see about 4 SEC teams in the top 10 in recruiting going back at least 5 years. I know that 4 different coaches in the SEC have won titles in the past 15 years and 3 of them in the BCS era.
If you notice I said about 4 SEC teams are in the top 10 in recruiting every year. That means that on average there's at least 1 team from every conference that recruits as well as a SEC champ.
I show that 4 different coaches in the SEC have one championships in the past 15 years. That means, doing a quick look at the other MNC winners there are 7 winners not in the not in the SEC from 5 different conferences that aren't the SEC.
If I had to rank them over the past 10-15 years i'd say: #1 SEC, #2 Big 12, #3 Big 10, #4 PAC-10, #5 ACC, #6 Big East. Every conference has had a team win a BCS Title (if i'm seeing it right Miami won their's while they were in the Big East).
What I can't stand is the SEC bottom feeders. I can't stand the Mississpi State, Ole Miss, Kentucky fans or any other bottom feeder teams fans talking about SEC DOMINANCE.
I watched the BCS title game. I watch Alabama beat Texas 37-21. Alabama tacked on 2 touchdowns in the last two minutes. Texas played with their four year starter, multiple quarterback-of-the-year award winner on the bench. With a freshman, Texas scored 21 points.
I kind of remember the SEC Title game. Alabama beat Florida 32-13. Florida had a three year starter, heisman trophy winning quarterback play the whole game. They scored 13.
Does this prove SEC DOMINANCE?! No, it shows that the #1 team played a really good team to get to the BCS title game to play what most people believe is the #2 team.
If you read all of this, I'm sorry for the length. My team losing coupled with having to listen to the people around me spout ignorance has brought me to a point where I have to vent my thoughts. I chose to vent them on the internet, because as retarded as the internet is, it still has a few iq points on the average SEC fan. Thank you, that is all.
P.S. I posted this in another sports forum I read and thought I'd air it out here also. BECAUSE I'M ANGRY DAMNIT!