Also as soon as espn got the SEC contract they started to shuffle the time slots to give the SEC more desirable games, Gameday put more of a emphasis on the SEC and ESPN overall just started covering the SEC more.
Well people from the South follow their CFB much more fanatically and all year long much more so than the other conferences...seems like good business sense to tailor your CFB coverage more towards those people.
It's ok though the Big 10 network, and Longhorn network etc. still exists for other people to go and soak up their homerism coverage....
The only people who get left out are the west coasters, so they are the only ones with the right to bitch about it.