The SEC’s Pit of Despair isn’t as bad as it used to be.
But it’s still hardly appointment TV.
The Pit is the penultimate Saturday of the regular football season. Teams with major rivalry games basically take the week off to avoid injuries and sweating. Fans are treated to awful games.
But you can’t really blame the teams for scheduling weak opponents before what is usually the biggest game of the year.
The solution to the Pit is to make the SEC go to nine conference games, but don’t look for that to happen any time soon … if at all.
One thing the league has done is squeeze three SEC games in there so fans have something to watch. They are hardly marquee games, but who knows whether they will be big or not? (Bet the under).
Anyway, here are the Big Three games on Nov. 17 in the conference:
- Arkansas at Mississippi State.
- Ole Miss at Vanderbilt.
- Missouri at Tennessee.
Let’s have a parade! Yes, it’s better than nothing and we have to hope the national schedule gives us something to watch. It’s not promising.
Even the Thursday and Friday’s games stink on ice and the fourth best game on paper looks like N.C. State at Louisville. Fifth best — a box of steak knives.
So maybe that’s a day you don’t worry about college football. And then someone texts you and tells you UAB is leading Texas A&M at the half.
Someone get me a TV and the SEC Network, stat!