The only time an SEC team doesn't win the national championship anymore is when another SEC team beats them! Gig 'em Aggies! Btw, how far should the Aggies jump in the polls? Should be in top 10 which is dominated by SEC.
This weekend’s big Alabama-Texas A&M clash in Tuscaloosa will grab the interest of a whole lotta Southeastern Conference football fans. And not just for the obvious “it’s a big game” reason.
Think about it.
For those SEC fans who want the league to capture yet another BCS championship — the conference’s seventh in a row — Alabama is by far the best bet to capture said title. No other SEC team has anything other than a very long shot chance of even reaching the championship game. If you want the league to remain on top, you almost have to be cheering for the Crimson Tide at this point.
But to quote Randy Travis — who must be a heckuva guy to party with — “on the other hand,” another Alabama championship would just aid Nick Saban in his “process” of building the Tide into an unstoppable juggernaut of John Calipari/Kentucky basketball proportions. SEC rivals might like title #7 for the sake of rubbing everyone else’s nose in it, but can they possibly root for Bama to pull further away from their own schools? After all, that’ll just leave Tide fans to rub every other SEC fan’s nose in it.
And to flip things again, how many SEC fans would want Texas A&M — newcomer Texas A&M — to be the team to knock off Alabama? The Aggies and quarterback Johnny Manziel have already shown that big offense can win in the rough, tough SEC. What kind of message would it send if the Ags could whoop, howdy and gig ‘em their way to victory tomorrow? You can bet a lot of Big XII fans as well as a lot of national media folks would say that an A&M dethroning of Bama would show that the SEC ain’t all that after all.
So who ya got in this one? Pulling for Alabama because you want the SEC to win its seventh crown in a row? Or because you don’t want one of the league’s newbies to step in and do what none of the old members could do?
Or are you pulling for Texas A&M in hopes that someone/anyone can slow the Saban train in Tuscaloosa?
Here’s guessing a lot of SEC fans will be split come 3:30pm ET tomorrow.