Missouri joins the SEC...East?

Riggins's picture
November 7, 2011 at 1:33p
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Missouri is set to join SEC East division with Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky. This makes no sense geographically but the move was made to protect historical rivalries already established within the SEC and to maintain competitive balance. Where have I heard something similar? Oh, right. That's the reasoning behind the B1G division breakdowns. So...cue the outrage from the national media, right? "How will I ever remember Missouri is in the EAST?! They're one of the western most schools in the league!" Oh, I guess not. The media is all on board. This is the way it should be considering I could teach a 5-year old which schools are in which division in any league regardless of geography or stupid division name. You can honestly draw a line straight through B1G country and plainly see the divisional breakdown. The only one that doesn't fit is Wisconsin. Pic - http://i44.tinypic.com/i42yxc.gif And you can do this for the new SEC too.

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Couldn't they just put Kentucky in the West along with Missouri (I know Lexington is in eastern Kentucky, but the two states do share a tiny border), and move the Alabama schools to the East? That would make the league lopsided, but no more so than it is now with Alabama and Auburn in the West. And it's not like Kentucky has a football rivalry that anyone cares about.

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Riggins's picture

You missed the whole point. Haha.

Buckeye Chuck's picture

Well no, apparently not. If your point was that there was a lot of "outrage" in the national media about how the Big Ten arranged its divisions, I can't say I remember that happening at all. People made fun of "Leaders" and "Legends," but who didn't?

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Riggins's picture

Sorry, but you did miss the point.  The point of the post was geography shouldn't be the determining factor.  And the first two comments were "How hard would it have been to just do a pure East-West split? I mean c'mon." 

E2Brutus's picture

This is hilarious! How easy would it have been to move Alabama and Auburn to the East. "They" talk about how the SEC "just makes sense the way it is" and then they go and do this! Priceless.