08:27 AM ET 05.21 | How could one new game -- an SEC-Big 12 bowl -- mean so much? [Major-college] football is on the verge of another seismic realignment shift that will cause the creation of a very clear separation of power as teams scramble to make sure they are in one of the Big Four conferences (SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12). ... [What] do you make of what SEC Commissioner Mike Slive had to say on Friday when the bowl was announced? "This new game will provide a great match-up between the two most successful conferences in the BCS era and will complement the exciting postseason atmosphere created by the new four-team model." Did you notice that he didn't say "if." Slive was speaking as an informed power broker who just told you that the football Final Four is already a done deal.