Category Archives: ESPN Is The Devil

Eh, I’m sure Mickey has our best interests at heart.

Why, Andy Staples, I never knew you were such a cynic.

This is why I question the concept of the committee meeting and releasing weekly rankings from this Tuesday until the first week of December. The NCAA men’s basketball tournament selection committee meets at season’s end, when résumés are complete, and then chooses the teams. That should also be what the football committee does, but the elimination of the BCS left a rankings release show-sized hole in ESPN’s programming schedule. ESPN pays the equivalent of the GDP of certain banana republics to televise this playoff. If it wants a weekly rankings show, it’s going to get one. While I understand the business side of this decision, I worry it will force committee members to become too caught up in the week-to-week ebb and flow of the season, and to get too married to notions that may be true in early November but are proven false by early December.

ESPN driving a course of action that college football doesn’t really need because of naked self-interest?  I’m shocked, shocked, you would suggest something like that.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, ESPN Is The Devil

And what ESPN wants…

I know that was in response to comments like the one Bo Pelini made about the SEC Network partnership, but, still…

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An ESPN narrative we should enjoy

You know, I’m really digging this “SEC East’s struggles this year, outside of resurgent Georgia” line the WWL has wrapped its head around lately.

Of course, it would help immensely if the Dawgs would beat Auburn in a few weeks.

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Filed under ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football

Tuesday morning buffet

By all means, help yourselves.

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Filed under Crime and Punishment, Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, Political Wankery

Great moments in punditry

This is why they pay Desmond Howard the big bucks.

At least he’s got a bye week to hide behind next Saturday.

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Filed under ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football

So this is what cutting edge journalism looks like.

Alabama loses.  Former Tide quarterback and current SEC Network talking head questions Saban’s management of his offensive coordinators.  Inevitable backlash from passionate Alabama fans ensues.  Ditto Saban.  Former Tide quarterback and current SEC Network talking head responds in predictable way, blames media.

Lesson learned:  you don’t bite the hand that feeds you.

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Filed under ESPN Is The Devil, Nick Saban Rules

Wednesday morning buffet

Another day, another buffet.

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Filed under BCS/Playoffs, College Football, Crime and Punishment, ESPN Is The Devil, Georgia Football, It's Just Bidness, Media Punditry/Foibles, Political Wankery, Recruiting, SEC Football, Stats Geek!