The College Football Playoff ushers in a new era for the sport this year. A blue ribbon panel of 12 individuals - actual people - comprise the College Football Playoff Selection Committee, charged with selecting four teams for a playoff to crown a national champion.
Buckle your chin straps, put on your big-boy britches, and settle in for a primetime SEC slug-fest as fourth-ranked Alabama (7-1, 4-1 SEC) travels to Baton Rouge to face No. 14 LSU (7-2, 3-2 SEC) this Saturday night on the bayou.
Ghosts, ghouls and goblins across the South - they're huge SEC fans - know Halloween in the nation's finest conference means one thing: the All Hallow's Eve edition of SEC Banter.
Nothing riles up readers like predicting SEC football games. While incendiary insults about the academic rigor of an SEC school go largely ignored, I hear from you most often when I wrongly predict your SEC team will lose.
Change, for better or worse, is part of life. Someone smarter than I once said the only consistent thing in life is inconsistency, or change.
The sixth Saturday of Southeastern Conference football ushers in October, my favorite month. Cool, crisp air, sharp blue October skies, and kids talking incessantly about Halloween weeks away from trick-or-treating. ("Daddy, can we eat ALL our candy on Halloween night? Please! Please!")
It's mid-September. Still hot in these parts despite summer's rumored departure, as autumn's crisp air has yet to appear.
It's Georgia-Sakerlina week and the contest customarily comes equipped with enormous implications.
Week one of Southeastern Conference football is in the books.
On the cusp of the 2014 college football season, SEC Banter had the privilege recently of touring the new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience.
The Masters tournament is right around the corner, and when Jim Nantz of CBS welcomes us to Augusta National with his signature "Hello, friends" opening remark, he'll undoubtedly refer to the Masters as "a tradition unlike any other."
Santa was kind to SEC Banter this Christmas. I got the hottest gift of the holiday season: a Sarcastic SEC Bowl Predictor.
An all-Tigers SEC Championship kicks off Saturday afternoon in the Georgia Dome as No. 5 Missouri faces No. 3 Auburn. A national title appearance is on the line if the pathetically slow, boring, and overrated Ohio State Buckeyes lay an egg in the Big 10 championship game.
Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. It's uniquely American and without the assorted pressures of Christmas. A time to be grateful for life's many blessings. Family, friends, health, and our wonderful country of opportunity and advancement.
With just three regular season weeks remaining in the nation's finest football conference, let's tour the league with odds and ends, astute observations, and predictions, SEC Banter style.
I am thankful for SEC football.
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