Location, location, location: a modest proposal

Yeah, I get East is East, West is West and never the SEC twain shall meet and all that… but maybe another way to address Auburn’s dilemma is simply to rename the divisions, removing the geographic references.  After all, it’s not like anybody bitches and moans over where all the ACC schools fall on a map.

Besides, think of all the money they could raise selling the naming rights.  The SEC Nike Division has quite the ring to it, don’t ‘ya think?

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33 responses to “Location, location, location: a modest proposal

  1. Jeff Sanchez

    Might I suggest the “bourbon” and “fried chicken” divisions? That should please everyone.

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    • hassan

      I like the Bourbon division for the East. However, I vote to rename the West the Corn Dog division instead of fried chicken. Although all schools not named LSU may cry fowl (see what I did there?)

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  2. Paul

    I still think one division, nine game round robin schedule, two best teams play for the championship. Everybody is happy. Especially the fans. Which is why it won’t happen until an SEC team gets left out of the playoff based on crappy strength of schedule

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    • JN

      The thing about this scenario is that an SEC team not going to the Natty b/c of a weak schedule probably means another dominant SEC team isn’t going either. Chances are this scenario would play out if a 10-2 team (in a year similar to the strength, or lack thereof, of the SEC East the majority of the past 6-7 years) plays in Atlanta against an 11-1 (or possibly 12-0) team that was dominant but lost to another top 5 team in a classic nail biter that could have gone either way, Alabama in 2011 or 2012 for example. The underdog wins and clearly doesn’t deserve a spot in the playoffs, but, now, neither does the other 11-2 team from the SEC.

      Heads will explode

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      • dawgfan

        If the nine game round robin schedule would improve our home schedule, I’m all for it, especially if it means playing LSU, Bama, and A&M more than once every six years. Why even have a conference if you don’t play the other teams? I’ll never be in favor of watering down the regular season schedule in hopes of making the playoff.

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        • Macallanlover

          +100 on your last sentence. Nine game conference schedule is the simple step, just need the wussies to step aside. The harder solution is getting the playoff right and include every conference champion, then the “softer schedule issue would go away….especially if we go to four 16 team conferences. Hard to get there, but man it could produce great football every weekend and stop the scheduling excuse as everyone would have a clear “win it on the field”, no subjectivity path to both the Conference and “true” national title.

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          • dawgfan

            More SEC home games mean better tailgates, better game day atmosphere, and hopefully fewer noon kickoffs. Athens is at its best when Auburn and Tennessee are in town. Too bad it’s only every other year now. It’s pretty darn good too when LSU and Bama are in town but it’s just not often enough. I bet A&M would be in Athens would be electric too.

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    • doiknowu

      In a single-round round-robin schedule each team plays every other team once. We’d need a 13-game season to play one.

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  3. JG Shellnutt

    I wouldn’t mind having Auburn AND Alabama move to the East. Move Vandy and Mizzou to the West and then everything should be geographical. Traditional rivalries are preserved. And, Auburn still has a thorn in their side. I would like to play Alabama every year, frankly.

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  4. Bright Idea

    If it is geography everybody is worried about only Missouri has a real beef. Does anybody hear them bitching like Auburn is doing right now?

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  5. Charles

    The “Oversigners” (SEC West) and the “Underachievers” (SEC East) has a ring to it.

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  6. Why are the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East? Why were the Falcons and Braves stuck in the West for decades? Since when did we become such sticklers for geography?

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  7. Senator I know for a fact that you have had several million dollor ideas in your life , the UGA School of Brewery Sciences, oldies nightclub before Studebakers even opened and therefore it is my advise to you that you figure out how to monetize this idea because I believe you can get the sponsors to compete for naming rights. The Chick-fil-a division versus the Zaxby’s division. Chicken fights. can you register this idea?

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  8. Skeptic Dawg

    Coca Cola is chomping at the bit to sponsor both SEC divisions. “The SEC Coke (West) vs the SEC Tab (East) in tonight’s SEC championship game brought to you by Dr. Pepper. It has been yet another stellar season for the SEC and following tonight’s game each school will be presented with a check for $11.7 million from the Coca Cola company. This payout will be in addition to the $54.2 million each school will receive in TV revenue from the SECN, CBS and ESPN.”

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  9. ATL Dawg

    In addition to wanting to weasel out of their annual game with Alabama, Auburn also wants to move to the East to help their recruiting. They recruit the states of Georgia and Florida very heavily. Adding an annual game with Florida and being in the same division as Georgia and Florida would help their recruiting efforts in those states.

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  10. "The" ChilliDawg

    The Goody’s Headache Powder Division. Because when you’re stressed about who’s going to win it this year, you need fast pain relief. GOODY’S!

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    • The Goody’s Headache Powder Division.Because when last night’s tailgate hits you over the head like a blitzing linebacker, you need fast pain relief. GOODY’S!

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  11. Nike Division and Under Armour Division. Just switch sponsors every five years for mo money. Allstate Division and State Farm Division, GE Division and Disney Division, Fox News Division and CNN Division….

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  12. Jack Klompus

    There are 14 teams in the Big 10.

    I like Sauce v Rub

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  13. SemperFiDawg

    Just shoot me.

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    • Greg McGarity, J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics

      We can do that if you make a 5 year commitment to the Magill Society. If you want the shot to be fatal, it would require you to make a 15 year commitment via your estate.

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