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The SEC Captures The Flag – Again (And Rival Fans Hate You For It)

Yesterday we told you that if Kentucky won the basketball national championship, the league would have its 12th national title out of a possible 20 in football, men’s basketball and baseball over the last seven years.

Done and done.

And currently the Southeastern Conference has the reigning champ in all three sports — Alabama in football, Kentucky in basketball, and South Carolina in baseball.  A new baseball champ will be crowned shortly and currently seven of the nation’s Top 25 in that sport reside in Mike Slive’s league… so there’s a good chance the SEC will make it 13 titles out of a possible 21.

Our point was that the SEC piles up titles like no other league.  In fact — as we also noted yesterday — no other conference has fielded more than two national title-winners during the SEC’s run of 12.  Come to think of it, it’s a good thing Kentucky didn’t beat another SEC rival in last night’s title game or Chuck Neinas and Jim Delany would be pushing for a change of the NCAA Tournament format this morning.

Naturally, whenever the SEC’s dominance is mentioned, we get a number of nasty emails from people who simply don’t want to hear it.  We got a doozy yesterday that was a shot at this site, our readers and the people of the South as whole.

I thought of including the writer’s full name so you could email him, but I decided against that.  Instead, enjoy the writings of David R. from Mississippi (obviously a transplant).  One must wonder what went wrong in someone’s life to make them this touchy over a blurb on a website and this ugly to and about people he doesn’t know:

 

“To: Mr…SEC? (Has anybody verified this? Is he, in fact, Mr. SEC?)

Small sample sizes make for terrible statistics. 6 years (not 7 when only football season is over, although I’m sure that’s your main focus) I realize you (you being the collective web-site) are appealing to your audience and are undoubtedly just like them and fall/fell into 1 of 2 categories:

 

1.      Entitled current/former Frat-boy who is really more concerned with somehow increasing his allowance allowed by the family’s accountant and whether to fill the keg up with Keystone or Natty for the tailgating party

2.      Overweight sleeveless-shirt wearing Alabama fan who doesn’t own a hat unless it’s camouflage, or a vehicle unless its 4WD.

 

Why does that matter you ask? Because those are the only people, like you, who believe no sports exist north of the Mason-Dixon line, or West of Texas. Also, I’m willing to bet truth is you watch a lot of football (doesn’t make you an expert at all), but have absolutely no authority to speak on college basketball. Quick test, none of the fancy googling allowed:

 

What city is Marquette located in?

What school originated the Princeton Offense?

Name two former head coaches of Army:

 

Your answers were probably something like:

 

Minneapolis (That’s in Montana right?)

Princeton

Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett

 

All good choices, by the way.

Please see attached for a 10 and 20 year statistical analysis of college basketball. Unfortunately I ran out of data for victories after year 9, but 9 years is good enough for that. Although I’m sure you would argue this is too many numbers, so just look at the last two boxes on each tab. SEC is the 5th best conference in the nation before normalization and 6th best afterward. (Normalization being if all conferences had the same number of schools in it). Just out of curiosity I ran another analysis (2nd tab) of what happens when you take Kentucky out. Without Kentucky the SEC is the 6thbest conference and when normalized still the 6th. Not exactly dominant, actually pretty far from it.

Again, small statistics make for terrible statistics and even worse analysis. Also, let me preemptively say I’m sure that if you choose to retort, you will say something akin to “Well stats aren’t everything” I concur. However, you provided no context for your stats (Florida had 3 of the top 14 picks in the NBA draft after those two years) so I’m not providing any for mine. But thanks for your FoxNews analysis of college sports.

David R. (Mississippi)

P.S. Don’t get too excited, I’m 98.9% positive that after Kentucky wins tonight, this Final Four run by Calipari will meet the same fate as his last two (stop googling, I’ll tell you…they “never happened”).”

 

Nice, huh?  First, no one here calls himself “Mr. SEC.” It’s the name of the site and three of us write for it.  Second, this should give you a good idea of just how furious non-SEC’ers are that the SEC keeps gobbling up national title after national title.

As if a spreadsheet — what loser has time to doctor up a spreadsheet and send it to a website? — changes the fact that the SEC has indeed captured 12 of the past 20 “big 3″ crowns.

Enjoy it, SEC fans.  You’re hated for a reason.  Your teams win titles.  David R’s team apparently finished playing a while back… how else would he have so much time to spend on a spreadsheet?  (One that I didn’t read, by the way.)

And in case you’re wondering, I did reply to his email.  I think the term “Go to Hell,” made an appearance.

 


13 comments
LawVol
LawVol

I take issue with only one statement in David R's diatribe (the rest is simply not worth the effort). He says we SEC fans believe no sports exist north of the Mason-Dixon or west of Texas. This statement couldn't be further from the truth. Of course we recognize sports exist outside the SEC footprint; we just recognize its inferiority.

tryptic67
tryptic67

Who you gonna believe, John? This smart-alec? Or your own lyin' eyes?

Dynamite fan
Dynamite fan

The major difference between the SEC and the other conferences is we hate each other but when you attack one of us you attack us All. Fact the SEC has won 6 NCAA tourneys in the last 20 Years ARK 94, KY 96, KY 98, FLA 07 & 08 an KY 12. That's as many as the other Southern Conference (ACC which is a Basketball conference) and more the supposedly better Big East (Which has 18 teams BTW) . Don't even get into the Football titles in the same span. Ever wonder why ESPN and CBS drool over signing TV deals with the SEC???

Guest
Guest

Ok, John, I grant you this guy is an idiot with obvious personal problems.  But "go to hell"?  Isn't that a bit much?

 

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

Guest...

 

I don't think that's a bit much when someone sends a nasty email to someone they don't know in an effort to insult that person, his readers and and entire region of the country.  Thought it was quite dismissive and should have easily let him know that his ugly rant was simply going on the pile with all the other ugly rants.

 

Only reason I shared it here today was to show just how mad folks are getting about the SEC winning and winning and winning and winning some more.

 

Thanks for reading,

John

Bubba Gump
Bubba Gump

 @John at MrSEC John, anybody that anal retentive is probably an Ohio State fan. They did not exist before WW II, but think they are better than Michigan. They also believe they are the winners when they fail to do so on the actual field of battle, and fall back on the SEC cheats mantra when it is fact that the Buckeyes cheat and did so for at least a decade under Jim Tressell.

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

Bubba Gump...

 

As someone who lived in Columbus for three years, I enjoyed this post VERY much.

 

Thanks for reading,

John

GZA92
GZA92

All I can say is Sticks and Stones. Meaning, can someone get me some of those so we can beat some sense into this nimrod?

gatorwhisperer
gatorwhisperer

One of the things I like most about this site is that it is fact-based, genuine and written from a fan's perspective. It's peppered with the sarcastic and witty personality of the authors. There are real people behind the articles that obviously have pride and a sense of integrity about what they are doing. They aren't going to sit back and be punching bags for the douche bag trolls you find on other websites, they aren't going to let another website take credit for their work, and they aren't going to let some nerd in his mom's basement flame them or their readers.

 

...and any dumb ass knows that no respectable SEC fan drinks keystone at a kegger.

 

Maybe this would make more sense to someone like David R - All Your Bases Are Belong to Us 

 

 

DanielSloope
DanielSloope

Youd should posts that douchebags name.  If he had the balls to send that crap to you might as well let everyone know who he is.

Joe Schmidlap
Joe Schmidlap

I have a camouflage hat. And I own a shotgun, a rifle and a four-wheel drive because ... well, you know

AllTideUp
AllTideUp

I'm always amused by people who use poor grammar to insult the supposedly ignorant Southerners.  Then again, he did only single out Bama fans so maybe he's a disgruntled Golden Eagle?

Jeff
Jeff

You should have told him you were praying for him...would've really got him fired up!

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