SEC Football: One Big Dysfunctional Family

Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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Georgia and South Carolina: The Middle Children

Middle children often feel left out and invisible, and are left clamoring for attention in whatever way possible. They don’t have the advantages of being over-achieving like the oldest or all-around awesome like the favorite.

Georgia and South Carolina fit the definition of Middle Child Syndrome to a T. Both schools have made regular trips to the SEC Football Championship game in December, but neither have won it in a number of years – or at all. The last time Georgia won the SEC was 2005, and South Carolina took home the title in  – oh wait. South Carolina has never won an SEC title.

SEC fanbases can count on both the Bulldogs and the Gamecocks to make some noise during football season. You might even see a few upsets as they try to claim a place in the spotlight.

But come December, most us won’t remember the records of either school, and they’ll fade into the background with another close but no cigar “rebuilding” season.

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