Originally Posted by KC native
Yea I don't understand that shit. If the other team is a rival I can't cheer for them. I root for them to lose.
It's about reputation. The SEC needs to keep winning. The SEC's reputation and consistent demolition of other conferences and teams is what causes Florida to jump Michigan in 2006, LSU to merge out of a mess in 2007, Florida to get the nod over USC & Texas in 2008, Bama to get a rematch in 2011, and what would have caused Florida to go this year if Pittsburgh holds on against ND. We realize that if the SEC keeps winning championships - regardless of who it is - will improve OUR team's chances of reaching the title game.
That - and it's a little bit of the don't pick on my brother, that's my job! type deal.