SEC! SEC! SEC! For some reason those three letters really seem to piss people off. Whether it be at a Softball game or the National Championship game between UF Oklahoma. It just seems to rub people the wrong way.
Im alway's hearing people complaining about the "Chest Pumping" that the SEC fans are guilty of doing. Yeah we are proud. Something else that gets to me. Is why people always talk smack about the SEC supporting the SEC. For some reason the rest of the country seems to think that you can only pick one team from a conference and support only that team. Don't know why but that's what they think. Personally I think that it's because they only have one team per conference that's really good enough to follow. LOL
Granted I'm a SEC homer so I'm some what bias. But Id still like to speak on behalf of the SEC family.
First of all I love SEC football. I believe its the best conference for football in the world. It's fast paced, and hard hitting. That's why I love it. No, that's why we love it. The SEC makes UF better. The SEC makes Alabama better. The SEC makes LSU better. This is why we support the SEC. What other conference has rivalry's like the SECs? In what other conferences do you have match ups like Tennessee LSU, Bama Auburn, UF Georgia. LSU Bama. Every freakin weekend you have awesome games.
What makes the SEC fans different from other conferences fans is this. Bama fans are Bama fans but they are fans of the SEC as well. SEC fans are fans of SEC football. Where as the Big 10 is fans of Ohio State or Michigan. We down here in the South enjoy all of our teams. Don't get me wrong. My favorite team is UF. But you better believe ill be flipping back and fourth to the other games. That's the difference.
The south is the most heavily recruited area in the country in regards to high-school football talent. More 4 and 5 star kids go to SEC schools than any other conference. And that's because these kids want to play the best so that they can be the best. The highest paid coaches are in the SEC. The biggest stadiums are in the SEC. The loudest fans are in the SEC. The largest number of sell outs are in the SEC. That's not just a coincidence. Nor is 3 straight MNCs
You see, when UF plays Alabama, Alabama makes UF better. Actually the overall talent in the SEC makes the SEC better as a whole. We have no gimmies anymore. Vandy and Kentucky who have been the annual door mats for the SEC are making it to there bowl games and winning them as well.
Now people are quick to point out that out of conference teams beat SEC teams all the time. Which is true. But what they don't realize is that these out of conference are always gonna bring their A game to the SEC. That's because that's all they hear. Is how good the SEC is. Of course its gonna put a chip on the OOC teams shoulders.
I'm not saying that there are not good football teams out side the SEC. That would be crazy thinking. OSU is great. Oklahoma is great. Texas is great. USC is great. But as a conference? Well some people would argue that the big12 is just as good as the SEC. I disagree. The BIG12 is very soft on defense. Hints the record offensive numbers. UF prooved that Oklahoma would be very average when playing against UF
Whats funny to me is people treat SEC fans like were stupid close minded individuals. When in reality were more open minded than them. We prove this by being fans of a entire conference. Not just one team.
So take all the jabs you want. The SEC still has the last three MNCs. We still have the best ratings on TV. We still have the best stadiums. We still have the best players and coaches. And we fans still like the SEC as a whole. Until you other people see what we see. Will just annoy you. And here's another idea. Beat us in a game that matters and maybe we will shut up!