I get all the arguments, honestly. I understand that the lack of an "SEC network" gives ESPN more of an incentive to report positively on them, I understand oversigning, hell I'll even acknowledge that my exchanges with SEC fans makes me realize that they are (at least the ones on the internet) extremely unpleasant. My question for the fine folks at 11W, is that, even given all the things I just listed, is there really a reason for all this hate?
1. Yes, the SEC is the benificiary of (only very slight, in my opinion) media bias, but thats not their fault. Would anyone in their right mind ask for more negative press?
2. oversigning is a factor in the SEC's success, but you're lying to yourself if you think thats the only reason you dislike them. Remember how much you hated urban in 2006? That guy never oversigned once.
3. Is it perhaps the perception of it being a "thug league"? Personally, I never bought it. Miami, and therefore the ACC, would make a much better case for "thug conferences." Look at UNC as well, where's the ACC hate? Its not like the b10 is even close to being clean either. Especially in the last few years, if you didn't know any better, you'd think the b10 was the ruthless league that bent rules for the well being of the football team.
4. I know SEC fans on the internet are insufferable, but in all honesty, aren't we all? You read the comments on any osu article on espn and you will be ashamed of your fellow fans.
I'll still always root against the SEC, but only because they are the current ruler of cfb. But I don't resent their success, and I think its unbecoming of well, all of us, to whine about the SEC all the time.
Hope y'all don't rip me apart for this, I'm just a pacifist man