The Iron Bowl.
The World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party.
The Egg Bowl.
The Third Saturday in October.
Yes, SEC football is filled with traditional rivalries and featured games. But in the grander scheme, other games carry more significance because their outcomes will shape how the season plays out for each team.
Here are 14 for '14 – the defining games of the 2014 season for the 14 SEC teams.
1. Alabama vs. LSU, Nov. 8, Baton Rouge, La.
Yes, the Iron Bowl remains the single biggest game on the schedule, but the trip to Death Valley looms very, very large. LSU is responsible for three of Nick Saban's 10 losses in SEC games as Crimson Tide coach.
2. Arkansas vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 27, Arlington, Texas
After going 0-8 in the SEC in Bret Bielema's first season as coach, the Razorbacks need to start making headway in the Western Division. Beating the post-Johnny Manziel Aggies at Cowboys Stadium would be a start.
3. Auburn vs. Georgia, Nov. 15, Athens, Ga.
The LSU game a month earlier is a challenge, but that one is at Auburn. The Tigers go between the hedges in a killer stretch of games that also includes matchups with South Carolina, Ole Miss, Texas A&M and Alabama.
4. Florida vs. Tennessee, Oct. 4, Knoxville.
This could be the game that determines whether Will Muschamp makes it through the season. The Gators should be favored, but Tennessee's young team will have grown up by the time Florida arrives at Neyland Stadium.
5. Georgia vs. South Carolina, Sept. 13, Columbia, S.C.
This early season showdown should go a long way to determining who wins the SEC East. Fifth-year senior Hutson Mason, who started the last two games in 2013, should have settled in at quarterback by the time the Dawgs hit Williams-Brice Stadium.
6. Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt, Sept. 27, Lexington, Ky.
The Wildcats have lost three straight to Vanderbilt, including a 40-0 blowout the last time the Commodores came to Commonwealth Stadium. If the 'Cats are going to gain traction in the SEC East, beating Vanderbilt at home is a must.
7. LSU vs. Florida, Oct. 11, Gainesville, Fla.
Coming on the heels of a game at Auburn, a trip to The Swamp is a major roadblock. LSU coach Les Miles has complained about having the Gators as a permanent cross-division opponent, and a game like this one shows why it's a fair argument.
8. Ole Miss vs. Alabama, Oct. 4, Oxford, Miss.
It's possible the Rebels could be undefeated entering a home game against the Crimson Tide. If so, this would be an opportunity to make a statement that Ole Miss is a threat in the SEC West. Hugh Freeze's fast-paced offense has been a problem for the Tide.
9. Mississippi State vs. LSU, Sept. 20, Baton Rouge, La.
After closing with three straight wins last season, the Bulldogs should open the season 3-0 heading to LSU. If State can win at Tiger Stadium, it would be an indication the program is ready to make a run up the SEC West standings.
10. Missouri vs. South Carolina, Sept. 27, Columbia, S.C.
After opening the season with four straight nonconference games, including a trip to Central Florida, the Tigers begin defense of their SEC East title with a trip to South Carolina. Mizzou's only conference loss in 2013 was to the Gamecocks in overtime.
11. South Carolina vs. Auburn, Oct. 25, Auburn, Ala.
The Gamecocks exchange Arkansas for Auburn as a rotating cross-division opponent, and it's not a fair swap. Assuming Dylan Thompson has established himself at quarterback, the trip to the plain could be his biggest road challenge of the year.
12. Tennessee vs. Utah State, Aug. 31, Knoxville
Historically, an opening game at home against a team from the Mountain West would not seem so big. But these are not normal times for the Vols. After four straight losing seasons, an opening defeat would set a negative tone.
13. Texas A&M vs. South Carolina, Aug. 28, Columbia, S.C.
Life after Johnny Manziel begins with a trip to South Carolina and the first game carried by the SEC Network. It's a daunting challenge. The Aggies went 4-4 in the SEC with Manziel last season so opening with a win on the road would be huge.
14. Vanderbilt vs. Ole Miss, Sept. 6, Nashville
Assuming the Commodores beat Temple in the opener, this looms as an opportunity for a statement win by new coach Derek Mason. It is a chance to avenge a tough 39-35 loss last season and knock off a ranked opponent.