But astute readers will notice a key word in the previous paragraph. That word is "most". There are a couple of teams that the media does love without reservation. Teams like Notre Dame, USC, and, especially, the University of Alabama.
I'm watching the Alabama/Florida game. It is currently halftime with Alabama up 10-7. On the whole, Alabama has looked like the better team. And I have learned many interesting facts. Did you know that Alabama reciever Tyrone Prothro was "without question, the best player in the SEC" before his injury. Or that Mike Shula was "one of the top coaches in the SEC", with a 5 minute discourse defending his decisions in the final minutes and overtime of the Arkansas game last weekend (Run up the middle 3 times and let your kicker who has already missed twice try a 45 yarder. Brilliant!!). But my personal favorite was when they favorably compared QB John Parker Wilson to Tom Brady.
But, as I often say to anyone who starts complaining about the media, it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks, as long as Auburn wins, I'm happy. Especially when that win will be the fifth in a row over a rival at Jordan-Hare Stadium West (located in beautiful Tuscaloosa, AL).