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Old 01-03-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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So that means the SEC had already won 3-4 BCS titles in a row before there ever was a deal with ESPN?
3 according to my math. You asked a question earlier, I gave you my opinion.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Crooklyn, New York
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3 according to my math. You asked a question earlier, I gave you my opinion.
So if they won 3 championships in a row before the deal with ESPN, how can you say that the SEC's winning ways should be attributed to media favoritism?

This sounds like classic hating to me. I'm not a college football fan in the least (though I liked the FSU teams of the 90s), but I'll recognize talent when I see it. The SEC teams have been good and to say otherwise is pure hating. Anytime you have to explain something, you're already losing. "But, but, the SEC only won because of their ESPN deal, and because the BCS is rigged, and because..." When you're explainin', you're losin', pal.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:14 PM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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So far in the bowl games, the whole south-central region is dominating. Teams from California/Arizona/Nevade are finished and didn't win a single game out of six.

But the schools from Texas/Oklahoma/Louisiana/Mississippi are 9-1, with SMU and LSU still to play. (I did not count the head-to-head match game, TCU over Louisiana Tech.)

When did South Central become a region??? lol.. did i miss that...

Louisiana and Mississippi are part of the south not the south central...
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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So if they won 3 championships in a row before the deal with ESPN, how can you say that the SEC's winning ways should be attributed to media favoritism?

This sounds like classic hating to me. I'm not a college football fan in the least (though I liked the FSU teams of the 90s), but I'll recognize talent when I see it. The SEC teams have been good and to say otherwise is pure hating. Anytime you have to explain something, you're already losing. "But, but, the SEC only won because of their ESPN deal, and because the BCS is rigged, and because..." When you're explainin', you're losin', pal.
Please show me where I said the ESPN SEC love fest attributed the SEC winning BCS MNC's. I don't think it necessarily does. I'm under the opinion that ESPN uses their exposure and domination of the sporting media to influence voters as much as they can. Follow the money. Why wouldn't ESPN have a love fest with the SEC? They have a 2 Billion reasons why they would.
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Old 01-03-2012, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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I say, Bring It!

It was almost a reality a few seasons ago when Nebraska and Colorado jumped ship and it looked like the Big 12 was going to totally implode. Slive came after the Sooners hard, but Boren/Oklahoma said no dice if it can bring Oklahoma State too. At that time, the SEC did not want OK State.....I'm guessing Slive&Co. regret that now.

I would love to see the Oklahoma/Texas teams play the SEC on a consistent basis in the out of conference schedule every year. Having the Sooners and Horns play y'all on a consistent basis might knock ya down a peg and bring you back to reality.
But Texas is chicken. DeLoss and Mack won't do it.
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Old 01-03-2012, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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When did South Central become a region??? lol.. did i miss that...

Louisiana and Mississippi are part of the south not the south central...
I didn't say the south-central region of the SEC. I said the "whole south central region" which is a geographical part of the United States. I thought it would be of interest to SEC fans, but I guess I overestimated that.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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But Texas is chicken. DeLoss and Mack won't do it.
Is that why Texas has a superior winning record against SEC teams?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Is that why Texas has a superior winning record against SEC teams?
It doesn't matter what Darrell Royal did. Under Mack Brown, who from the SEC have they played in the regular season? Just Arkansas for a few years as far as I can tell.

This thread is about the SEC West today (recent history).

If Texas is so good against SEC teams, why won't they schedule them?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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It doesn't matter what Darrell Royal did. Under Mack Brown, who from the SEC have they played in the regular season? Just Arkansas for a few years as far as I can tell.

This thread is about the SEC West today (recent history).

If Texas is so good against SEC teams, why won't they schedule them?
They scheduled Ole Miss for the next two years...

And Arkansas has been a good team in the SEC for a while...

Who is Texas supposed to schedule? Alabama? 4 years ago they were crap. Florida? They aren't that good now. LSU has had its ups and downs. It is extremely hard to predict 5 years in advance who will be good and who will be bad... and that's typically how far in advance this scheduling occurs.
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Old 01-04-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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Please show me where I said the ESPN SEC love fest attributed the SEC winning BCS MNC's. I don't think it necessarily does. I'm under the opinion that ESPN uses their exposure and domination of the sporting media to influence voters as much as they can. Follow the money. Why wouldn't ESPN have a love fest with the SEC? They have a 2 Billion reasons why they would.
ESPN doesn't have a contract with the SEC, so I don't see your point. If this were CBS we were talking about, you might have a solid conspiracy angle to work with, but not this time.

I'm actually surprised there wasn't a conspiracy to make a Stanford-LSU game magically happen. If Stanford had been a 1-loss SEC champion, that probably would have happened, but since they got slapped around by Oregon, there was no way to make that work.
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