Tuesday, January 07, 2014


For years the chant of 'S-E-C' haunted as the sounds of 'Enter Sandman' did for Mariano Rivera-Thamel

1/7/14, "'Noles turn page on era of SEC dominance in BCS championship," SI.com, Pete Thamel

"The familiar chant had evolved into the closing soundtrack of the Bowl Championship Series title game. It would emerge most years like the Southeastern Conference's rendition of Mariano Rivera's "Enter Sandman," a haunting fourth-quarter harbinger of inevitable victory.

As the SEC won seven consecutive national title games, a tradition evolved that saw whatever team's fan base that reached the title game serenade the overmatched foe with chants of -- "S-E-C! S-E-C!" As the SEC streak grew from Florida in 2006 to Alabama last year, the chant became an indelible symbol of the league's power and solidarity."...


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