college football in the deep south

The southeastern conference is a powerhouse.
The southeastern conference is a powerhouse. | Source

The fall means it time for college football!

If you are not from the south,you may find it hard to understand the love many people have for college football.

I will use myself as an example, yesterday many of the top teams in the country had key games, #1 ranked Alabama was playing #11 ranked Mississippi State. Normally this isn't a big game but Mississippi state was 7-0 and undefeated for the first time in the schools history and most people thought that they we're gonna give Alabama all they could handle, when it turned out that Alabama put a beat down on them in T-Town (which is Tuscaloosa for those of you who don't know.) The final score was Alabama 38 & Mississippi State 7. I know Alabama could have ran the score up on Mississippi State and not even let them score a point if coach Nick Saban had wanted to but, that its self is another story, Alabama had their 3rd string defense in when Mississippi State did score midway in the fourth quarter.

Alabama should win the SEC west division & the national championship,in my opinion,I have written many articles on this in the past and they have came true! Click here to read an article I wrote before Alabama started dominating everyone & Click here if you want to read about how I picked Alabama to win the BCS national championship before the season even started! Which is hard to do by the way.

Yesterday Georgia beat the #2 ranked Florida gators 17 - 9 and they control their own destiny to win the SEC east, if Georgia wins all their remaining games they will play Alabama in the SEC conferences championship game,can Georgia do that? I doubt it but I hope they do because for the last couple of years people have been down on Georgia's coach Mark Richt who has an incredible winning record at Georgia,this is his 12th season coaching the Georgia bulldogs and has 106 wins against only 38 losses. Why would anyone even consider firing a coach with that many wins, because Georgia wants to win the BCS National Championship and they haven't, so by nature someone is to blame and they place the blame on the wrong person coach Richt. College football is huge in the south.

South Carolina won against Tennessee but it was a win shadowed by the loss of one of the nations best running backs Marcus Lattiomore, he was injured in the victory and South Carolina's coach Steve Spurrier was so sad over his injury that he was nearly in tears after the game.It was sad to see him so upset much less Marcus, who was Mel Kipers #1 ranked running back in this years NFL draft,it could cost Marcus literally millions of dollars because of the injury he sustained in the game.

I wanted to miss work to watch many of these games and my wife can't understand why,it is simple because I LOVE college football, it is more than just who wins, its the traditions,the rivalries, I would consider it the mans version of a woman wanting to watch a popular soap opera. I hope you understand this,it is more than a game,college football is big business.

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this article and it helps you to understand why many people love college football.

Roll Tide Roll

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manthy 4 years ago from Alabama,USA Author

I hear ya bodylevine....... ROLL TIDE ROLL we gonna win it all again this year. I love it


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bodylevive 4 years ago from Loachapoka, Alabama

Roll Tide!!!!!

Headed for the BCS Championship against Notre Dame in Miami, Florida Jan 7, 2013. Win, Lose or Draw-We're Still Bama-No Turn Coats Here-----We Are "Bama Nation"


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teaches12345 4 years ago

We love college football here, but we came from the midwest where it is also a great event every fall. I love the pregame atmosphere on TV and at the actual game. The crowds are always excited and it's fun to root for a team, win or lose. These guys play hard and probably more dedicated than the pro leagues. Enjoyed your post.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

The SEC is where college football is really played.

The Frog


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BLACKANDGOLDJACK 4 years ago from Blitzburgh area

So it looks like it comes down to this Saturday's game at LSU for Alabama to have a chance to repeat as national champion. If Alabama loses, there could be a couple of undefeated teams that will get the nod for the BCS Championship Game. Kansas State should win the rest of its games. Oregon and Notre Dame both still have USC who could rise to the occasion.

You would think Alabama will handle LSU, but who knows. The talking heads thought Oklahoma would humble Notre Dame.


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Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

The late famous sports writer for the Atlanta Journal, Lewis Grizzard, once explained why fans in the South are different from those in the rest of the country: "They ain't serious as us." Of course he said "serious" more like "seer-us."

You covered this week's games well. As a Georgia grad, I'm still in disbelief. Where did that defense come from and where have they been all year? But thank God for them!

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