Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Best SEC games of Week 12. And quit laughing.

Thanksgiving may be next week, but the SEC is giving out turkeys this Saturday. Turkeys and cupcakes. There's a lot of dross as teams try to catch a breather before those end-of-the-season rivalry games. Unless you have a good cable/satellite package, you might be having to make a run to the sports bar to see your team play. SEC schools are in bold.

1. Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt (7:00 pm ET, ESPN 2). This gets the nod as the most watchable game only because it could be Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley's last game if the Vols fall to the Commodores.

2. Ole Miss vs. LSU (3:30 pm ET, CBS).There's a chance it might be somewhat competitive.

3. Arkansas vs. Mississippi State (12:21 pm ET SEC Network)  It's the only other all-SEC game this week.

4. Sam Houston State vs. Texas A&M (3:30 pm, FSN/pay-per-view). Johnny Manziel. Nuff said. You'll be lucky if he plays past the third quarter, though.

5. Syracuse vs. Missouri (7:00 pm ET, ESPN U). It's the only other SEC vs. a relevant FCS school on the schedule.

6. Western Carolina vs. Alabama (12:21 pm ET, SEC Network). Bama's got a little frustration to let out after losing it's no. 1 spot last week. Other than that, not much to see.

7. Georgia Southern vs. Georgia (1:30pm, PPV). Georgia's in-state warmup before this year's iteration of Clean Old Fashioned Hate with Georgia Tech. 

8. Wofford vs South Carolina (1:00 pm ET, PPV) Wait, it this basketball or football?

9. Alabama A&M vs. Auburn (2:00 pm ET, PPV) The odds are that Auburn HC Gene Chizik won't be fired after this game, even if the Tigers manage to lose. Maybe.

10. Samford vs. Kentucky (7:30 pm, CSS). Because it's there.

11. Jacksonville State vs. Florida (1:00 pm ET, ESPN3). If it's Internet-only, it can't be good.