The SEC Championship Game will be played this Saturday evening inside the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Because a participant in this game generally has some sort of hope for a shot at the national title, it’s one of the more anticipated non-bowl games of the year.
This year, everyone was thrown a curveball. After this past Saturday’s action, this year’s game for all the SEC marbles will feature a battle between the miracle Auburn Tigers and the Missouri Tigers, who are in just their second year as a member of the conference after coming over from the Big 12.
Now, both of these teams are a surprise because each had miserable seasons in 2012. Missouri took a lot more flack than Auburn, though, because they were chastised for being an outsider who couldn’t hack it.
In 2013, Gary Pinkel and his Tigers team proved everyone wrong.
Realistically, I think we can all agree that Auburn has a bit more notoriety than their opponents this Saturday. They’re more of a traditional staple in not only the conference, but the entire south as well, the hotbed of college football.
Still, though, you would think that ESPN would be able to spell the team’s name right, because it’s not only the name of a college football team, but it also happens to be the name of a state in the union:
Is that anywhere near Missouri? pic.twitter.com/TETcUsRXk7
— Dieter Kurtenbach (@dkurtenbach) December 2, 2013