The SEC is the best league in college football, and it has some of the most passionate fans (see: The Swamp, Vol Navy, Death Valley etc.).
The last four BCS champs have come from the Southeast, and next year's favorite Alabama is also out of the SEC.
The SEC also produces great pro players like Peyton Manning, Percy Harvin, and Hines Ward. This is the new crop of SEC NFL stars, and they're getting defensive.