Reading all these posts you'd think the SEC is the biggest love-in since San Francisco in 1968. However, a 9/26/11 article at Al.com provides some interesting insight. Athletic department revenues in the SEC range from $129.3 million on the high end (Alabama) to $38.1 million on the low end (Miss. State). The top SEC schools in terms of athletic department revenue are Alabama, Florida, LSU, Tennessee and Auburn. With the exception of Tennessee, that's all 4 of the SEC's latest national champions. Also telling is the budget for football operations. The top four schools are Alabama ($31.1 million), Auburn ($27.9 million), LSU ($25.6 million) and Florida ($24.5 million) (again, the 4 national champions). At the other end is (once again) Miss. State ($10 million). In the end, it's clear that despite an even split of television/basketball revenue, the SEC has major revenue disparities and those disparities translate directly into success on the football field.
At least the disparity doesn't come from the greed of Texas and the LHN. It's not written into the SEC contract either. A&M is soon to find out that the SEC really is a brotherhood, not a conference of Texas and it's slaves. If you want to call that a "love-in", I can't dispute it.
BTW, when the Big 12 falls apart, where do you think Tech will end up since the PAC doesn't want them?