Fans, media react to favorable Alabama, LSU schedules, have sympathy for Missouri
As predicted, SEC fans had a wide range of reactions to the new 10-game, conference-only schedule for the 2020 season. With 8 conference games already every team’s schedule, it meant 2 new opponents. The 2 new games were revealed live on the SEC Network on Friday afternoon.
Two of the most talked-about teams on social media were Alabama and LSU. The Crimson Tide added a home game against Kentucky and a road game at Missouri. The Bayou Bengals added a home game against Missouri and a road game at Vanderbilt. Adding 3 SEC East teams who are not considered contenders for the 2020 division title predictably led to claims that the conference was protecting its top teams, as you can see in the tweets below.
Very cool that the SEC schedule makers gave LSU and Alabama the easiest schedules. They deserve a break.
— Stonks Expert Jake (@JHGallant) August 7, 2020
People will complain about Alabama’s schedule but won’t say a damn thing about LSU’s
— Hunter Letson (@HunterLetson) August 7, 2020
Alabama, Georgia, and LSU get the easiest draws. Pathetic
— Nick Hill (@nickoverthehill) August 7, 2020
I mean Tennessee’s isn’t bad but Alabama, Georgia and LSU is just laughably EASY
— Eric Sisson (@ESisson7) August 7, 2020
Congrats on Alabama, Georgia and LSU each picking up two extra wins
— Brian Pedersen (@realBJP) August 7, 2020
Put your conspiracy theory hats on…LSU and Alabama get the most favorable teams. pic.twitter.com/tfJ61NwcPA
— Matt St. Jean WTVA (@MattStJeanWTVA) August 7, 2020
Amazing how LSU and Alabama got extra bye weeks. What a joke.
— Kenny Johnston (@KennyJohnston5) August 7, 2020
LSU and Alabama? Oh SEC… pic.twitter.com/zh9VKF0HXr
— Tim Emmel (@tiemmel) August 7, 2020
Alabama and LSU BOTH getting Missouri is the least surprising thing ever. LSU also gets Vanderbilt. Gotta protect your horses, SEC
— Carson Young (@Young_shots) August 7, 2020
Additionally, Missouri’s rough draw of adding Alabama and defending national champion LSU to its schedule was also a popular topic with many expressing sympathy for Eli Drinkwitz’s squad.
Welcome to the Southeastern Conference , Eli Drinkwitz. Sheesh. You have to go on the road to play LSU, and you “get” Alabama at home. pic.twitter.com/0PB1IlEPU4
— Jacob Hester (@JacobHester18) August 7, 2020
#Mizzou will travel to LSU and host Alabama. Glad Eli Drinkwitz has a good sense of humor. Mercy.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 7, 2020
When you have to play Georgia, Alabama, and LSU pic.twitter.com/k7ieRtzDRO
— Holy Shildt (@Holy_Shildt) August 7, 2020
Missouri getting at LSU and Alabama on the schedule … pic.twitter.com/9ir99YvNRF
— Pete Fiutak (@PeteFiutak) August 7, 2020
Mizzou got Alabama at home and LSU on the road, or mega-screwed.
— Mark Passwaters (@mbpRivals) August 7, 2020
Missouri gets Alabama and LSU. Ouch.
— Ryan Eisner (@eisner_ryan) August 7, 2020
Alabama and LSU are the two teams added to the Tigers schedule.. that seems tough, I hear those teams are good. https://t.co/qf9Aspp9oK
— Adam King (@AdamKingKFVS) August 7, 2020