The Mag: Down here

August, 8, 2012
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1939 Oklahoma, 2012 AlabamaAP Photo, US PresswireSEC teams have always known their toughest opponents are one another.

To understand football's place in the South, you first have to see it from deep within the heart of Dixie. In ESPN The Magazine, southern author and Alabama journalism professor Rick Bragg explains why the SEC's fight for supremacy goes back to the Civil War.

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