Now that they have regained the spotlight, the fine people of the Southeastern Conference would like to deliver a simple, heartfelt message.
Don’t hate us because we’re good.
In a season marked by upsets and turmoil, the SEC has once again emerged as top dog, with two teams — Alabama and Georgia — in Monday night’s College Football Playoff championship game.
That guarantees a ninth title in 12 years for the SEC and a second in the CFP’s four-year history.
Think of it as more fuel for a part of the country that likes to boast about having the best athletes, the savviest coaches and the most ardent fans. As the conference’s recent advertising campaign...