For instance, there aren't many Auburn fans who were rooting for Bama in their recent title games.
But it is a little funny to hear fans of other conferences rag on SEC fans for taking pride in their team, conference and tradition-an inseparable blend that no college football fan can argue doesn't impact their program. OSU fans certainly can't claim their tradition isn't intricately woven into the history of their affiliated conference.
Further, a lot of SEC programs are the only game in town as no pro team is within their market. Busting on "SEC" fan really comes across as more inferiority complex than righteous indignation-especially given the righteous indignation is unwarranted and Big Ten fans such as OSU fans have a large corner on the market when it comes to a sense of entitlement. Why do Buckeye fans hate Michigan so much? Because more often than not, the Michigan game was really their only real roadblock to a rose bowl. That's some tradition that SEC fans are somehow denigrating!
It's actually kind of funny. Big Ten fans always seem fixated on the SEC even to the point where OSU has decided to try and become an SEC team. SEC fans? They don't seem nearly as fascinated by the goings on of the leaders and legends (leaders and legends-overcompensating a bit!?!?!?).