Cross his heart and hope to die.

I think this is supposed to reassure us.

Orlando Sentinel: Do you foresee conference expansion continuing and adding more teams to the SEC?

Slive: “I can’t speak for anybody else, but it is not on our agenda. I was telling somebody earlier today that it’s not on the front burner and if it was on the back burner there is no flame. It’s just not on our agenda. As a matter of fact, when you look back, when we expanded we weren’t going to expand. If A&M and Missouri hadn’t come to us, we still would have been 12. Now will anybody … do it, well, your guess is as good as mine. Having said that, as I think about the national scene, stability would be helpful.”

Translation:  if something else falls in our laps, we’ll expand the conference with as little thought as we did before.

The next time it happens, they can call it a tradition.  Just keep sending those checks, folks.

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9 responses to “Cross his heart and hope to die.

  1. 69Dawg

    Remember the Governor of Texas’s little song and dance in the Best Little Whore House in Texas? I think Slive has been taking dancing lessons to do a little side step.

  2. Keese

    Sen aren’t you in favor of super conferences?

  3. Mg4life0331

    I’m guessing the Senator isn’t in favor because of the scheduling fiasco seen thus far. But isn’t expansion going to force the hand of more conference games?

    • Hasn’t been the case with the SEC so far, has it?

      • Mayor of Dawgtown

        They’re waiting for the 15th and 16th teams to be added to do it, Senator. If they added a 9th SEC game now and renegotiated the TV deal and then added 2 more teams later, ESPN et. al. would want a 10th conference game to be added then.