I Think I’m Gonna Hurl
Except for rare circumstances, I pull for SEC schools against non-conference foes. Thursday night’s National Championship game, Alabama vs Texas, played at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, was not a rare circumstance for me.
Usually, what’s good for the SEC is good for Tennessee. It brings continued pride, wealth, and the national spotlight on my conference, and some of that spotlight shines on the Vols, even when we are in the middle of the conference’s pack.
I want my school to be a member of the biggest, baddest, mo-fo league in the world. Which it is.
And Thursday night’s victory for the Crimson Tide over the Longhorns was more of the same.
Some called it an ugly game. Some called it a circus. Some called Saban for running up the score at the end. Some thought it was entertaining. Some are having trouble doing math like me. And some are just proud.
But it was another big win for the Southeastern Conference, making all the other leagues look pitifully small.
Beginning with the inaugural 1998 Tennessee-Florida State tilt, the SEC has won 6 out of the 12 BCS championship games, and is a perfect 6-0 in those games. The winners have been Tennessee, LSU, Florida, and Alabama.
The pitiful conferences, on the other hand, shape up like this: the Big 12 have only 2 winners, and no other conference has more than one winner.
There. I said it. “Congratulations, Alabama.”
Now excuse me ’cause I think I’m gonna hurl…