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This is by far the best article i've read to date about the apparent choke hold ESPN and the SEC would have us all believe they currently have on college football in the BCS Era. A must read for everyone.
I'm sure this article will also ruffle the feathers of the SECBucks on this board. Oh well, you can't win them all.
This post was edited by South_Olentangy on 4/28/2013 at 6:51 PM
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"Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword never encountered automatic weapons".
General Douglas MacArthur
I think that the SEC sucks. Good to know that they aren't even that good.
We may have lost the battle......but not the war.
Wow, I think I read that in August. Yeah, pretty sure. I thought that was an interesting article. It goes to show how much biased preseason rankings can affect an entire season.
SEC vs. PAC-12 regular season: 10-12
SEC vs. PAC-12 bowl games: 1-0
SEC vs. Big 12 regular season: 6-10
SEC vs. Big 12 bowl games: 21-8
SEC vs. ACC regular season: 42-36
SEC vs. ACC bowl games: 16-9
SEC vs. Big 10 regular season: 7-4
SEC vs. Big 10 bowl games: 19-19
SEC vs. Big East regular season: 16-15
SEC vs. Big East bowl game: 3-8
The record is clear. In head-to-head match-ups against other major conferences, the SEC has either a combined losing record or one that's generally only a little better than even.
To SEC apologists who claim that the SEC's overall winning records in bowl games is evidence of success in "games that matter" against "quality opponents," I offer the counter-argument that because bowl game pairings are more easily manipulated than regular-season games, and because SEC teams frequently play in bowls near home stadiums, they often result in more favorable match-ups for SEC teams.
This tilt renders postseason play a less valid measure of strength than the more random sampling of results produced by regular season games.
I like this quote.
"Does the SEC get favorable rankings because it's so good? Or is the SEC so good because it gets favorable rankings?"
What do you call 100,000 fans packed into Denny Bryant Stadium? A family reunion.
he wouldn't let his players pose in the Playboy All-American magazine edition, he said, "Cause you can't play football with an erection."
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