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College Football Surrenders to the SEC
Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/26/2011 | Darren Everson

Posted on 09/26/2011 2:06:29 PM PDT by 6ppc

The rest of college football formally surrendered to the Southeastern Conference Sunday, ending a decades-long war that had become hopelessly one-sided.

The surrender took place just outside Appomattox, Va. SEC officials declined to explain why this site was chosen.

"What began 85 years ago in Pasadena has been finished today," the SEC said in a statement, referring to Alabama's 1926 Rose Bowl victory over Washington, which established Southern schools as a threat. "This is our sport now."

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Miscellaneous; Sports
KEYWORDS: football; ncaa; sec; sports
LOL! Who says the South isn't going to rise again???
1 posted on 09/26/2011 2:06:37 PM PDT by 6ppc
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To: 6ppc

Truth hurts, I guess. LOL!


2 posted on 09/26/2011 2:13:39 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: 6ppc

Go Gators!


3 posted on 09/26/2011 2:14:30 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: ExpatGator

Looking forward to some gator meat this Saturday! Roll Tide!


4 posted on 09/26/2011 2:16:15 PM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: 6ppc

This too shall pass.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 2:16:56 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: 6ppc

This too shall pass.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 2:17:26 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ExpatGator

Roll Tide


7 posted on 09/26/2011 2:19:54 PM PDT by Arkansas Tider (Army EOD)
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To: ExpatGator

Florida has an unenviable task - Alabama at Florida followed by Florida at LSU the next week.


8 posted on 09/26/2011 2:25:40 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: Ingtar

Boomer - SOONER!


9 posted on 09/26/2011 2:31:29 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: fremont_steve

When does Oklahoma join the SEC?


10 posted on 09/26/2011 2:32:16 PM PDT by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: 6ppc

Geaux Tigers!


11 posted on 09/26/2011 2:33:37 PM PDT by mothball
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To: 6ppc

Go Cocks!!!!!


12 posted on 09/26/2011 2:36:07 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: 6ppc
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13 posted on 09/26/2011 2:36:27 PM PDT by dynamitehack (Public employee unions should be abolished!!)
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

got me by 20 seconds!!


14 posted on 09/26/2011 2:37:37 PM PDT by dynamitehack (Public employee unions should be abolished!!)
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To: 6ppc

Well...the Big 10 makes more money...and if we want to start talking about graduation rates, the SEC (Surely Everyone Cheats) ain’t too good either...


15 posted on 09/26/2011 2:42:07 PM PDT by Tulane
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To: Ingtar

You never know - they are talking seriously about leaving the Big-12, and most bets would be to the Pac-12(16?) but there are no done deals yet.


16 posted on 09/26/2011 2:44:05 PM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: 6ppc

Resistance is Futile....You Will be Assimilated.


17 posted on 09/26/2011 2:47:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Ingtar

No easy games for the Gators from here on out...even Vandy is better than usual this year.


18 posted on 09/26/2011 2:48:18 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 6ppc

The Supreme Eastern Conference.


19 posted on 09/26/2011 2:51:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: 6ppc

The Supreme Eastern Conference.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 2:52:18 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici ("Si, se gimme!")
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To: 6ppc
July 2012... the Fighting Farmers will join the great SEC...


21 posted on 09/26/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: 6ppc
The national championship: The Bowl Championship Series title game will continue to be held, but just as a matter of ceremony and to stimulate the economy. The real national-championship game will be designated each year by the SEC. This year it's LSU at Alabama, Nov. 5.

Soooo true!

22 posted on 09/26/2011 3:16:28 PM PDT by lwd
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To: 6ppc
Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Woooooooo. Pig. Sooie!

Razorbacks!

23 posted on 09/26/2011 3:17:48 PM PDT by and so? (If it angers you, a sarcasm or irony tag after everything I post should be assumed)
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To: 6ppc

office


24 posted on 09/26/2011 3:23:22 PM PDT by pappyone
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To: 6ppc

That is the funniest article I have ever read in the WSJ.


25 posted on 09/26/2011 3:40:22 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: 6ppc

GO COCKS!!!!!!!!!!
26 posted on 09/26/2011 3:51:58 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Ingtar

Our October schedule guarantees a rough month.


27 posted on 09/26/2011 4:36:13 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: 6ppc

No way man Gators are gonna roll Back that Tide.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 4:37:17 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Majo)
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To: Trajan88
July 2012... the Fighting Farmers will join the great SEC...

Lewisville High School is joining the SEC?

29 posted on 09/26/2011 4:39:59 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: fremont_steve
You never know - they are talking seriously about leaving the Big-12, and most bets would be to the Pac-12(16?) but there are no done deals yet.

Steve my good man...you're about 2 days off the beaten trail. The Big 12 is alive and healthy....with OU as a integral member... I expect that they will end up stronger than ever at the end of the day. A&M probably pissed in their cadet mess kits by jumping to the SEC to get away from UT. UT being the elephant in the room has had some of their tusks whittled down to size.....with the new Big 12 rules. Time will tell. As for Nebraska......nobody will miss them...besides it's too damn cold up there for half the season anyway...let them go play with those other yankee schools and freeze their azzes off...

30 posted on 09/26/2011 4:50:10 PM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver (To be born into freedom is good fortune, to die in freedom is a solemn obligation!)
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To: Joe Boucher

Let’s see...is gator meat better grilled or roasted??? ;^)


31 posted on 09/27/2011 5:21:02 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

Well - you know - it takes time for the news to get out tot he left coast ;-)


32 posted on 09/27/2011 7:25:02 AM PDT by fremont_steve
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To: dfwgator
The Lewisville Fighting Farmers?

Why not... the SEC should have an even number of schools :-)

"Farmers Fight" Aggie yell:

Farmers fight!

Farmers fight!

Fight! Fight!

Farmers, farmers fight!


33 posted on 09/27/2011 8:12:08 AM PDT by Trajan88 (www.bullittclub.com)
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To: 6ppc

I wonder what elephant meat tastes like?


34 posted on 09/27/2011 8:15:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Trajan88

Hey, I lived in Lewisville for years....GO FIGHTING FARMERS....used to be a wide spot in the road whose claim to fame was a great peanut butter factory, which my kids ate a bunch of...now a metropolitan area. It got “all growed up” and retains little of its small town charm!


35 posted on 09/27/2011 8:20:51 AM PDT by RVN Airplane Driver (To be born into freedom is good fortune, to die in freedom is a solemn obligation!)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver
Hey, I lived in Lewisville for years....GO FIGHTING FARMERS

Go Flower Mound Jags!

36 posted on 09/27/2011 8:24:56 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It’s real tough, but not likely you’ll get a taste this year! ;^)


37 posted on 09/27/2011 10:54:47 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: RVN Airplane Driver

I believe the big 12 got corrupted by Texas. First they move the HQ from Kansas city to Texas and then they move the championship game to Texas. And then there allowed to create their own network. I think the former big 12 commish was dirty. I tell my friends the worst thing a conference can do is take Texas.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 4:55:35 PM PDT by Psycho_Runner (I never voted for change, I prefer folding money.)
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