The mythical advantage that the Southeastern Conference (SEC) has against other conferences in college football.
The term has gained popularity in the recent decade as a way for SEC fans and mainly ESPN to discredit the SEC's major conference rival, the Big Ten.
The mythical claim results from the stereotype of Big Ten teams containing large, brutish players that can fare well in run based offenses in the cold northern part of the country while SEC teams in the warm southern part of the country are often pass based. Somehow it is perceived that run based offensive players are somehow slower.
This mythical claim also goes against recent matchups between the two conferences. From 2002-2006, the Big Ten holds a 8-6 advantage in bowl games.
SEC_fan: Vandy could sooooo kick OSU's butt we've got "SEC SPEED".
Big_Ten_fan: There's no such thing as SEC Speed. We own you in Bowl Games.
The crystal meth cooked up by Southern Hill-Billies who bang their sisters in their jorts
SEC Fan #1: "Man, I need some SEC Speed right about now."
SEC Fan #2: "Me too, I need to go dip the family pen in the family ink."
The reason that SEC teams pwned
Ohio State in both the 2007 and 2008 National Championship games, and were 7-2 in bowl games in 2007-08. Also the primary reason that pansy Big 10 and Pac 10 schools refuse to agree to a playoff system.
SEC fan: "What happened to Ohio State? I thought they were supposed to be the #1 team in the country? Guess they just couldn't handle that SEC SPEED!!!"
OSU fan: "But the Big 10 used to win a bunch of bowl games back in the 1940's, so that somehow applies to the present. WAAAAH!!!"