South Shows Intelligence
Im from Dayton. SEC fans have pissed me off over the past few years, mostly because i read the crap on sportsline message boards and youtube comments.
I KNOW that the SEC has been better the last two years, especially this last year. I rooted for OSU over LSU but knew their chances were slim.
At the beginning of this past season most OSU fans were wanting just to get to the Rose Bowl. But, because every other "supposed to be" good team flopped in front of them: USC, OREGON, CAL, MICHIGAN, WISCONSIN, FLORIDA, LSU, WVU, MIZZOU. This pushed OSU's seed higher than it should have been.
We don't make the rankings and people from Big 10 country want to see a playoff tournament just as much as anybody else. What were we supposed to do? Go on national television and say we don't believe we are the best in the nation? We don't want to play the NC because we are ranked higher than we should be? That would be cowardly.
I think Big 10 and SEC fans hate each other more because of the media than because of the whole North vs. South civil war thing. They show dumb Big 10 fans running their mouth and dumb SEC fans acting cocky as hell.
But this site finally gave us some respect. I'm tired of talking crap to the South. I usually save it all for the team up North. But now because of the whole SEC vs. Big 10 thing, it is almost like OSU and Michigan have become friends. DISGUSTS ME!!
I'm going back to hating the Wolverines and not giving a damn about anybody else.
Big 10 is better then Pac 10. That's for sure, but the media acts like Pac 10 is almost on SEC's level...??? They call the Big 10 the Big 2. At least we have 2 legit teams!
The Pac 10 has USC and a few lightning in the bottle teams. But they are random. Sometimes it's Oregon, sometimes its Cal, sometimes UCLA.
For conferences as a whole i say it ranks like this.
1.) SEC (back 2 back NC's. but they are losing a lot of talent very quickly to the NFL. might drop when Tebow and Moreno leave)
2.) Big 12 (only because so many good teams last year: OU, Texas, Kansas, Mizzou)
3.) Big 10 (might be better than Big 12 in coming year, Michigan will probably be very bad, but OSU will be as good as they have been in a long time, WISC, PENN ST, ILLINOIS, MICHIGAN ST and INDIANA are getting better. Who knows what happened to IOWA. They used to be good)
4.) Big East (Noel Devine is the most explosive player I have ever seen. He could literally put the whole conference on his back.)
5.) Pac 10(USC will be good but lost serious talent to the draft and we know Oregon is not much without dixon. Cal will be decent.)
6.) ACC (I don't know. Not bad last year. But Ryan leaves BC and Miami played an 'iffy' game with duke last year. I'm not sure at all about this conference. It could surprise me.)
The main point that I want to get across to everybody, especially SEC fans is that it is always changing. One conference cannot be the best all the time.
If a conference talks about tradition (Yes Big 10 has done it a lot lately) it is because they are not as good currently. We need to put up or shut up.
But for SEC fans to think they are the BE ALL, END ALL conference would be a foolish mistake. IT CHANGES very quickly.