As every college football season approaches, I have a guilty confession. Nothing gets me more excited than the 3:30 game on CBS highlighting the SEC game of the week. Even though Verne Lundquist is goofy and archaic, I love his announcing.
Gary Danielson leaves a little to be desired, but you can't help but love his "I know everything" attitude.
Week after week, the CBS game stands head and shoulders above the ESPN and ABC prime-time games. While we can argue the merits of which conference is best, the all-around presentation of the CBS game is without a doubt the best.
Just take a look at this week's newest AP rankings: teams 5-7 are all SEC teams. There is always an SEC team near the top of the standings. The best thing about the SEC was on display last week: A South Carolina team can knock off a No. 1 Alabama because of the parity that exists within the conference.
Then, that same South Carolina team can lose to Kentucky, a team that nearly beat Auburn the week before.
The SEC is an exciting conference that brings riveting matchups week after week. While some weaker teams are in the conference, CBS manages to captivate its audience each week with an epic game because of the monopoly Alabama, Florida, Auburn and LSU have on CBS.
Next week will be no exception as two unbeatens, LSU and Auburn, will battle and once again the national title picture will become clearer and more jumbled at the same time. People should tune in just to see what kind of crazy tricks Les Miles pulls.
Each and every week the CBS game has national title implications. Throw in the picturesque SEC stadiums every Saturday in the fall and football on CBS is football at its best.
From Tennessee's Neyland Stadium to Alabama's Bryan Denny Stadium, the SEC is the nation's premiere conference.
While ABC runs a close second with their team of Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger, nothing tops CBS on a Saturday in the fall at 3:30.