A major perk of SEC Banter is the crystal ball that predicts the fate of Southeastern Conference teams. You'd be amazed at its accuracy. With SEC football just around the corner, let's stare into the crystal ball and learn how the teams from the SEC Western Division -- home of college football's national champions in 4 of the past 5 years -- will fare this year.
In the 1989 classic film, "Field of Dreams," one of the old baseball players gazes out on that magical baseball diamond in the middle of corn fields and asks, "Is this heaven?" Kevin Costner replies simply, "It's Iowa."
The BCS Championship Game finally -- finally -- takes place this Monday night in the City That Care Forgot. Non-SEC fans may forget to care about this all-SEC affair as No. 1-ranked LSU faces No. 2-ranked Alabama, again, this time for the crystal ball trophy.
For the third time in nine years, LSU and Georgia meet in Atlanta for the SEC Championship. The Tigers dominated the Dogs back in 2003 and Georgia returned the favor in 2005. What will happen in 2011, with LSU looking to cap its dominant run to the BCS title game and Georgia notching 10 wins in a row? We'll find out at 4 p.m on Saturday in the Georgia Dome but, until then, let's ...
Serious Southeastern Conference football fans have had Saturday, Nov. 19 circled on their calendars. Like many of you, I've looked forward to this Saturday for weeks and can't believe it's finally here. We're in for a real treat with premier, big-time matchups, intense conference rivalries, and several non-conference battles filled with intrigue. It is without doubt the biggest weekend of SEC football all year.
OK class, it's time for an SEC pop quiz. Follow the directions closely. Using your Scantron form and a #2 pencil, fill in the bubble that corresponds with your answer. Be sure to press firmly and fill in the bubbles completely.
It's tough to live up to great expectations. Just ask the current occupant of the White House. Rarely are our greatest expectations met, which makes it all the more special when it actually happens. For example, my expectations entering the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club for the first time were sky high. The National delivered, even exceeding my expectations. I'm not sure what I expected before having kids, but certainly my greatest ...
With six weeks left in the regular season, it's time to reflect on the teams of the finest conference in all of college football. A just-past-midseason assessment is appropriate given that most SEC teams are off this week - or they might as well be. Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Mississippi State are off. Alabama has the equivalent of an off week ...
What time does your SEC team kickoff on Saturday? It's an important question that likely shapes your weekend. If your team plays in the 12:21 p.m. game, I'm sorry, but that game stinks. Blocking out three-and-a-half hours in the middle of Saturday just doesn't work. You've got kids' soccer games, honey-do lists, running errands, and so forth. Not to mention the junior varsity level broadcast of the 12:21 kickoff. Seems like a ...
We have five weeks of college football under our belts. That's five weeks of tailgating at stadiums across the SEC, game parties at stately southern homes and road trips from Texas to South Carolina and everywhere in between.
It's already Week 5 of the college football season and Saturday's games take place on the first day of my favorite month, October. Comfortably cooling temperatures, clear blue skies, and five October weekends of big-time SEC match-ups, including Saturday night's clash of conference titans, Alabama and Florida.
The nation's finest conference kicked off week three of the college football last night with the LSU vs. Mississippi State game. How you you feel about SEC football on a Thursday night? Sure, it breaks up the work week and whets the appetite for a full Saturday of college football. But the Thursday night game is usually a casual affair, almost an afterthought - at least for SEC fans.
As summer slowly slips away in the South, the second week of college football season brings cooler temperatures and a few high-profile conference clashes. From my perch here in Atlanta - the unofficial capital of the SEC - I can almost hear the echoes of emotions from week one. The jubilant cheers in Baton Rouge, anxious deep breaths in Auburn, and the uproar from Georgia fans about the state of their beloved football program.
The college football season officially kicks off this weekend and two SEC programs play in marquee, prime time matchups. Georgia faces Boise State in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta, and LSU squares off against Oregon in the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas. Two golden opportunities to showcase the SEC's continued dominance of the college football landscape. I think.
Have you missed it as much as I have? From hot boudin and gumbo down on the bayou, to silver britches between the hedges, to elaborate tailgates complete with candelabras in the Grove (among other eye-catching sights in Oxford), to the Volunteer Navy on the banks of the Tennessee River, it's almost fall and with it comes the welcome return of a uniquely Southern tradition: Southeastern Conference football.