During SEC Media Days, Alabama Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban brought up the conversation of parity in the SEC and how he believes it still exists.

The Crimson Tide have won the SEC Championship Game four of the past five years. No active coach in the SEC has beaten Saban twice. A number of SEC teams have yet to beat Alabama since he became the head coach.

They did not lose a conference game last season. There hasn’t been a lot of parity when SEC teams face Alabama. Besides the Tide, only LSU and Auburn have won the SEC West since Saban landed in Tuscaloosa.

Here are concurrent world events that happened the last time each SEC team beat ‘Bama.


Date: Sept. 23, 2006

Score: Arkansas 24, Alabama 23

Event: Barry Bonds smashed his 734th home run, which passed Hank Aaron’s NL record. Bonds ended his career with 762 bombs.


Date: Nov. 30, 2013 “The Kick Six”

Score: Auburn 34, Alabama 28

Event: Actor Paul Walker passed away in a car crash at the age of 40. He was best known for his role in the Fast and Furious movies.


Date: Dec. 6, 2008 (SEC Championship) 

Score: Florida 31, Alabama 20

Event: Movie producer Judd Apatow turned 41 years old. His movies include Superbad, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Step Brothers, etc.


Date: Sept. 22, 2007

Score: Georgia 26, Alabama 23 (OT)

Event: Florida quarterback Tim Tebow rushed for 166 yards that day, breaking the record for single-game rushing yards by a Gators quarterback. The same season, he went on to win the Heisman Trophy.


Date: Oct. 4, 1997 (ending 75-year drought)

Score: Kentucky 40, Alabama 34 (OT)

Event: The Loomis Fargo robbery occurred in Charlotte, N.C. Over $17 million in cash was stolen, the second-largest heist in the United States at the time.


Date: Nov. 5, 2011

Score: LSU 9, Alabama 6 (OT)

Event: Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was arrested. He was charged with a number of counts dealing with sexual abuse of minors.

Mississippi State

Date: Nov. 10, 2007 

Score: Mississippi State 17, Alabama 12

Event: Miami loses 48-0 to Virginia in the Orange Bowl, the biggest shutout in the stadium’s history. It would be the Hurricanes’ final home game there after 70 years.


Date: Sept. 8, 1975

Score: Missouri 20, Alabama 7

Event: Gerald Ford was president of the United States. A year prior, he pardoned President Richard Nixon.

Ole Miss

Date: Sept. 19, 2015

Score: Ole Miss 43, Alabama 37

Event: NBC night host Jimmy Fallon turns 41. The show before his birthday, Fallon read off the some of the worst gifts his fans had been given.

South Carolina

Date: Oct. 9, 2010

Score: South Carolina 35, Alabama 21 

Event: A drill breaches the enclosing of a mine where 33 Chilean miners are trapped underground. The movie The 33 is based on their story.    


Date: Oct. 21, 2006

Score: Tennessee 16, Alabama 13

Event: College GameDay visited Clemson for its duel with Georgia Tech. Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit picked the No. 12 Tigers that morning and they won 31-7 against the No. 13 Yellow Jackets.

Texas A&M

Date: Nov. 10, 2012

Score: Texas A&M 29, Alabama 24

Event: Josh Peck turned 26 years old. Recently married, Peck is best known for his role in Nickelodeon’s hit TV series Drake and Josh.


Date: Sept. 29, 1984

Score: Vanderbilt 30, Alabama 21

Event: Let’s Go Crazy by Prince becomes the No. 1 song in the United States.