Originally Posted by Reds/Flyers Fan
Mock me all you want. That's the perception that the rest of the country has about the SEC. Friendly officiating, dirty programs that are protected (UK basketball, Tennesee basketball, Auburn football, Cam Newton, Mississippi State, Arkansas, etc.), overhyped games, etc.
Whether you as SEC fans think that is immaterial. The rest of the country rolls its eyes. And that's not taking anything away from how good the top two or three teams in the conference are, by the way.
IMO there is some validity to this comment. If my memory is correct there were a number of questionable calls that went Auburn's way during their national championship season. I even think some went to replay and left me shaking my head when they upheld the original call.