Fort SEC: How the SEC Has Come to Dominate the NCAA

Tyler Smith@tylersmith800Contributor IIApril 5, 2012

The displacement of athletic talent in the United States has given breed to a perilous monster notoriously known as the SEC.

For all of the northern folk who gleam about the “four seasons” they love and the immeasurable satisfaction deriving from within, go salt your sidewalk.

Every red-blooded American, male and female, has a countless devotion to success. Whether that success is in the business, medical or sports arena—we all chase it. We all thrive because of it.

Luckily, the opportunity to relish in that success comes seven days a week for southerners, as opposed to your typical five-day gloat of success commonly found above the Mason-Dixon Line.

You see, we southerners have commerce, too. Blending in oh so smoothly with that commerce is—you guessed it, sports.

Our jobs revolve around sports, and, for the most part, sports revolve around our jobs.

Work Week < Weekend

SEC fans, we tithe. We tithe to our team, and more importantly, we tithe to our church.

The aforementioned tithing is the key down here.

The tithing to our church contributes to the glory that is so valiantly shed on our respective teams.

The tithing to the teams allows us to keep the talent within.

Every great army is defined by its shield. That shield that prevents enemies from even thinking about attacking.

With the recent addition of Missouri and Texas A&M, the shield is complete.

The SEC now spans more territory than any other conference in Division 1 sports.

2,315 miles to be exact.

The SEC claims land in Texas, Missouri and on over to South Carolina.

It’s not just a figurative shield formed down here—it’s literally a land shield.

Football coaches outside of the SEC all know one rule: Do not waste your recruiting budget trying to wrangle talent out of the south.

It doesn’t take a quadratic equation to figure this out: If you’re school is lacking in football, not much else matters.

The SEC distributed $202 million during 2011-12 in title rights. That’s more than the Big East, Big 10 and Pac-12—combined!

Shedding light on one violently factual notion-—Money…Buys…Championships!