This is, admittedly, a terrible thought and a disclaimer must be made up front.

As Hurricane Matthew barrels down on the Southeast, the outsider’s immediate concern is for the safety and well-being of everyone in the area.

The second thought is: how is this going to help America’s Greatest Football Conference?

The SEC, see, isn’t just the best league, year in and year out. It also catches more breaks than Laird Hamilton.

We started thinking it was going to be one of “those” years again last Saturday when Tennessee Coach Butch Jones kissed the sacred ground in Athens after his team’s Hail Mary win over Georgia.

“What can I say?” Jones said.

Nothing.

By the end of the year the Vols’ famous fight song, possibly the most annoying this side of USC’s incessant drum drone, might have to be altered.

Good ol’ Lucky Top. Lucky Top, Tennessee. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.