In the West, college football is nothing but a tourist attraction, with the exception of a few schools.
In the North, it's "cool," but not sacred. In the Midwest, people live and breathe football.
But only in the South is college football more important than a matter of life or death.
SEC fans are the most passionate fans in American sports. From Auburn to Florida to Georgia to LSU to Alabama to South Carolina, stadiums are packed with raucous fans who demand to win.
If it doesn't happen, the pain doesn't go away for a while.
The SEC, of course, is under the radar to nobody. In 2006, Florida won the BCS National Championship Game over Ohio State.
What looked like simply a normal national title actually sparked a historic run. That 2006 Florida win started a five-year streak of BCS titles for the SEC.
In 2007, LSU beat Ohio State for the crystal ball. In 2008, Florida slowed down the red-hot Oklahoma Sooners to claim the crown.
In 2009, Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide of Alabama rolled through Texas for the national title.
In 2010, the Auburn Tigers knocked off the Oregon Ducks to claim a title of their own.
It's often said that winning the SEC is harder than winning the national title.
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