Too much Alabama can be a bad thing.

Boy, don’t you bet CBS wishes it could have a mulligan on choosing to broadcast the Alabama-Florida game?

As bummed as the network must feel now about that, it’s gonna be even worse if ‘Bama beats Mississippi State this Saturday.


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29 responses to “Too much Alabama can be a bad thing.

  1. BCDawg97

    Too bad there isn’t a limit to noon SEC network appearances…


  2. Russ

    Well, right now the Egg Bowl is undoubtedly the bigger game. Of course, a lot can change between now and then, but to me it seems like CBS made the right decision at this time.


    • Bright Idea

      I heard Dak Presscott’s father call Finebum yesterday saying Verne dissed him on the Auburn broadcast. He accused Verne of saying Dak’s dad was not in his life. Does anybody recall hearing this? He has asked CBS for a retraction.


  3. 3rdandGrantham

    I’m not so sure that they are wrangling over the decision. The Bama/UF game was among the highest rated of the year and occurred before UF went on to a string of losses. Meanwhile, AU very well might be sitting at 2 losses heading into the Iron Bowl also, which would put a bit of a dampener on the game.

    Besides, this might be the first time in 50 years that the Egg Bowl is in the same stratosphere as the Iron Bowl in terms of story line, impact, or overall importance, so that uniqueness alone certainly would make it tempting to take the Egg Bowl regardless. In a nutshell, everyone gets to see the Iron Bowl each and every year, in which often both teams are fighting for the SECW crown. This is one of the few rare and special years that the Egg Bowl also is of significant importance, which we might not see again for a very long time.


  4. Juan

    Egg Bowl is a much better choice this season.


  5. Bulldog Joe

    Too much Gary Danielson can be a bad thing, too.


    • W Cobb Dawg

      Agree. Danielson and his no-neck partner were absolutely giddy for fu in JAX.


      • Bulldog Joe

        Gary lives in Florida and doesn’t hide his enthusiam for gator football, especially his reverance for Tim Tebow.

        It can get very annoying when they are covering Florida.


  6. RocketDawg

    So here is a scenario: Bama wins vs Miss St on Saturday, we beat Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss win out. Then Auburn beats Bama in the Iron Bowl and Ole Miss beats Miss St in the Egg Bowl. All the SEC West teams have 2 losses. We win out and play whoever wins the tie breaker in the SECCG and win……who goes to the playoff? Would the committee choose a 2 loss SEC West team that didn’t win it’s division? I don’t see getting in even if we win due to our two horrible losses to bad teams. Could the SEC which looked like might have 2 teams in the playoff get left out all together in favor of FSU. Ohio St, Baylor/TCU, and Oregon?



    • Debby Balcer

      The fact that the one loss comes without Gurley might mitigate that but all we can do is play and hope.


    • Gene Simmons

      It could happen. Attrition is a terrible conundrum in the SEC.
      My thoughts are that MSU could lose to Alabama, then win out. Alabama then wins out, goes to the SECG but loses (hopefully to UGA).
      MSU would be the only SEC with only one loss.
      Do they go to the playoff over a two-loss SEC champion?


      • RocketDawg

        I think in your scenario MSU does go even though they didn’t win their division because they only have 1 loss.

        I honestly think that it is going to take some 2007 chaos for us to even have a shot at getting in the final 4. The Big 12 and Big 10 are going to have to have some upsets and FSU will have to lose to Miami and UF.


        • DawgPhan

          I think that FSU losing to Miami, would knock them out of the playoff. They simply dont have any big time wins on their schedule and they have some ugly games that they have pulled out in the end.

          UGA wins out they would have wins over Clemson, Tech, Auburn, SEC West champ. Not a bad resume when to comes to wins and certainly not if the committee values playing a tough schedule out of conference.

          I would be happy for an SEC Championship though and playing in one of the bigger bowls…

          however in that case what I think happens is that SEC Champ UGA heads to the peach bowl to play marshall and that is a little bit of a bummer.


          • PTC DAWG

            The SEC Champ is not headed to the Peach Bowl unless they have 3 losses. And I know the Peach Bowl is part of the bowls that are seeded when they don’t involve the SemiFinals.

            The ringing of hands over this situation is intriguing to watch.


    • PTC DAWG

      I have been saying all year long, the SECC with 2 losses or less is in the 4. I hope we get a chance to see if I am right.


    • Patrick

      It could happen. I’ve been positing it since Jacksonville.

      As long as the SEC West RUNNER-UP has at least 2 losses, we have a shot. The SEC West champ could have 1 loss (either Bama or MSU), and then we give them their 2nd loss in Dome.

      No way the committee chooses a 2-loss team that didn’t win their division or conference over the 2-loss SEC champ. I don’t care how “bad” the losses are. That’s a discussion for basketball teams only.
      Could they leave the SEC out of it entirely? I don’t believe that’s likely, either.

      Just beat Auburn.



    I liked the Egg Bowl better on Thanksgiving night.


  8. Why do they call it the egg bowl?