For years, SEC football on CBS was the best of Saturday television. The best conference in, the highest-ranked teams, and that goosebump-inducing music.
When the calendar finally turns to the month of September, that means one thing and one thing only. Football season. When it is Saturday, that means one thing and one thing only. College football. When the clock strikes 3:30 p.m. ET on a Saturday, that means one thing and one thing only: The SEC on CBS.
For years and years, that game was more than likely the best game on television throughout the entire day. The best conference in football (to most), the highest-ranked teams in football, and that bone-chilling music that sent goosebumps throughout your entire body. Nothing in college football was better than watching Verne Lundquist (or Brad Nessler) partner with Gary Danielson to call a football game in the SEC.
It was sadly announced that CBS would not be renewing its contract with the SEC and the conference will more than likely strike a deal with Disney to broadcast the premier game of the week on the ESPN networks.
While we still get three more seasons, the thought of losing these games is a sad one. Getting rid of this broadcast feels like it will take away magical moments that makes the SEC so entertaining. Moments that shaped the national championship picture, moments that created Heisman trophy winner, and flat out miracles.
Looking back, there are a lot of games/plays/moments that deserve to be on this list. When determining what made a great moment we took a couple things into consideration:
- What was the magnitude of the game?
- What teams did it involve?
- What was the TV call like?
- What was the result?
Based on those factors, we were able to narrow it down to five moments/plays — in no particular order — that made the SEC on CBS so special.