YOUR HONOR, A MOMENT OF YOUR TIMEI think we hit a nerve.
In fairness to the folks at DawgSports, RTT, and everyone else south of the Mason-Dixon, the parting shot we inserted at the tail end of an article about Pac-10 scheduling that was critical of many conference schools was designed to be a bit fresh. We, along with an entire nation, had just watched an SEC team humble the mighty OSU Buckeyes with their Trademark Southern Speed. In this new era of Southern Supremacy, if we can't make quick fun of SEC scheduling, then what's left for us, really? The word "weenie" was injudicious, and its use can be blamed on the deadly combination of scotch, soda and a quick reading of Arkansas' non-conference schedule, which threw us into a bit of a tizzy. Again, all apologies.
SEC non-conference scheduling is improving, and we certainly said nothing in the thirty words that finished our article to indicate otherwise. One can certainly improve from abysmal and still fall short of exemplary. We simply stated our suspicion that the SEC would, once again, have the worst non-conference scheduling among BCS conferences. And we'll be back later this week to see if that suspicion is correct.