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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

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    The problem with that game is you don't 'root' for either team to win ,do you?
    You pull for the referees.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

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    The Egg Bowl - I'll admit to being a tad bit biased here having spent nearly two full decades as a prisoner of war in the Magnolia State. With the exception that the teams are about 1/4 as talented, all that propaganda you hear about the Iron Bowl is found in the Egg Bowl.


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    I think Curry was awfully close, which is why he ran for the bluer grass of KY IMO.
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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    LSU-Auburn is usually a good one too.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    LSU vs Ole Miss at one time was one of the premier annual SEC games. We all know what happened on Halloween Night 1959 in Baton Rouge. After Archie Manning graduated and John Vaught retired, the game lost a lot of its luster because Ole Miss became a challegne to Vanderbilt for the SEC cellar dweller. Occasionally Ole Miss will surprise the Bayou Bengals, but for the most part LSU dominates this series.

    Georgia vs South Carolina has been a game where upsets can and do happen (especially during the Spurrier years), but since the beginning of the Richt era UGA has pretty much dominated this series.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Not that the outcome either way was good, but the Auburn-LSU "Les Miles" game in 2016 in which LSU "won" then lost all in the last couple seconds was wild. The game clock was winding down late, and although they made a first and goal with a few seconds left, a penalty for illegal shift sent them back with 1 second remaining. When the clock started on the officials signal, it was all over. IMO, the refs didn't help LSU any by poorly communicating what was happening with where the ball was to be spotted, but I'm not loosing any sleep over the fact of who it happened to!

    I don't like either team winning, but it was a very entertaining way to end a game. The mind-boggling decision to fire Les Miles after that game made it an even more intriguing story.

    This game has been on the top of the list for Alabama fans to watch for the past 10-15 years because of the ramifications for the division and Alabama's spot in it. A win here for either team usually puts them one win against Alabama away from an SEC Championship game appearance.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    It used to be UT-UF for many years.

    Then UGA/UF took over, but I'd argue that UGA/Auburn has been more interesting lately.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Anybody but Auburn

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    I pick The Barn & Georgia as well..Here lately The Vandy - Tennessee game has been really good just cause the viles can't hang with Vandy now days..LOL

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Over the years, this has been all over the board. When I was a kid, the LSU-Ole Miss game was as big to those fans as Alabama-Tennessee or Texas-Oklahoma. I always looked forward to it, especially during the McClendon era when I always wanted LSU to win. The same can be said now, but more due to the demise of any semblance of morality at Ole Miss. I also enjoy it when Tennessee and Auburn play. It allows me to root for the Viles once in a while and still see a hated rival go down in defeat. UGA-barn is a similar situation, I'm always going to be against the barn winning anything, even if UGA has to win. UGA-UF has often been entertaining and important to the standings, so it will always be noteworthy. And, although it hasn't been an SEC match-up for long, LSU and A&M have had quite a few great games in the past.
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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Living in TN it has be UT-Fla. I dearly love to watch the vile fans whine and cry. It's so bad now that most won't even talk football. The envy/hatred of Bama borders on the absurd.

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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Quote Originally Posted by trenda View Post
    I think Curry was awfully close, which is why he ran for the bluer grass of KY IMO.
    Had Curry beaten Miami then I think he would've been hard not to be retained. Dye was on the decline, and you could make the argument that Auburn won the IB that day because of a crazy amount of energy of it being the 1st time ever in Auburn.
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    Re: What's the best annual SEC game most years that doesn't involve Alabama?

    Quote Originally Posted by trenda View Post
    I think Curry was awfully close, which is why he ran for the bluer grass of KY IMO.

    One can make that argument. I don't think the evidence supports it, but there are some supporting points.


    For those too young to remember or who have successfully completed the Curry Amnesia Course - Curry bolted because after winning his first SEC title (our first post-Bryant SEC title no less), Hootie Ingram offered him a contract with no raise, released Alabama from any "outside money" Curry got if they fired him (which could be done at any time for any reason) and......most important......Curry could neither hire nor fire his staff.

    In other words, he got offered a contract they knew he was going to tell the PTB to stuff it.


    My suspicion (which I'll admit may be wrong) is that Ingram was named AD in order to woo Bobby Bowden to the Capstone. After botching the 1987 hire, I always figured you go get a former Alabama guy who helped build FSU, bring him in so Bowden comes, and then offer the current coach a terrible deal so he walks.



    I don't think it was so much about firing Curry as it was getting Bowden. I suspect Hootie got caught in a bad situation after Curry messed up the plan by winning the SEC, albeit in a three-way tie. And my own personal thought is that that contract was already drawn up regardless of whether Curry had beaten Auburn or not.


    Let's grant, however, both of us are speculating at this point. But I honestly thought the day they hired Ingram (Sep 1989) that it was to get Bobby Bowden.
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