It was a great championship game and FSU earned a tremendous 34-31 last seconds victory. And yes, I was cheering pretty hard for Auburn. But I'm not only an SEC guy, I'm a State of Florida guy in mindset. If the SEC couldn't win its 8th straight title, in my book it's only fitting that a Florida team win it. For me, I like the fact that Florida (the University of) started the SEC streak and in fact won the first two of three in the streak.
A Florida team starts it and a Florida team (little brother) ends it. I like that symmetry.
In fact, this game only proves to those of us who are SEC snobs the greatness of our football conference. Auburn was merely a peer in the SEC this year; clearly not a dominant football team. Simply somewhere in the top five or six. They were sixth in scoring defense and tenth in rushing defense. But wait, it gets worse. They were 14th in passing defense and twelth (twelth!!!) -- that's out of 14 total teams, ladies and gentlemen -- in TOTAL DEFENSE.
So, they were last in the conference in passing defense and that's what lost them the game.
However, they went toe-to-toe with FSU.
FSU, however, was historically dominant in the ACC. That's a joke.
Not only would that not have happened in the SEC, it wouldn't have even come close to happening in the SEC. It simply wouldn't.
But they've legitimately won the championship game and brought the championship trophy back to the Great Sunshine State where it belongs. For that, I give them a hearty and sincere Florida Boy congratulations.