Boom! History term on the Fourth of July! That was for you, MaconVolFan. I hope you love it.
When the United States rose from tiny upstart to dominant world power, the idea of manifest destiny was a heavy player. In the neverending quest for television dollars and exposure in college athletics, it’s kind of the same game. And according to John Adams (that’s an Independence Day name!) of GoVolsXtra.com, the expansion conversation is exactly what the Southeastern Conference should be looking into. The rest of the world is doing it. Why not them/us?
Adams says it’s time for the SEC to expand to 16 teams and suggests adding Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Oklahoma State from the Big 12 (or whatever it is now) and Florida State from the ACC. They would bring the history and fairly consistent success desired on the football side of things and the deep pockets, potential and Kentucky head coaching ties needed on the basketball side of things. All in all, Adams says it’s a nice marriage. And it’s one that would keep the Southeastern Conference as the most dominant football league ever assembled.
So what do you think? Does the SEC need to look for new members? I’m all for it. As The Statue of Liberty says, “Give me your Sooners, your Aggies, your huddling Cowboys.” Or something like that. Share your thoughts below.
Go America. Go Cats.