Fred Barnes looks at the college football conference that has won the last five national championships - and the political party that's doing well in the south.
Sometimes the two things go together.
Alabama Republican party chairman Mike Hubbard personifies the harmony between football and politics. He lives in the town of Auburn and runs the Auburn Network, which broadcasts Auburn sports. He was the mastermind behind the Republican landslide in November, personally raising the crucial $5 million. Now he’s the speaker of the Alabama House, proof that good football and Republican politics go together.