Category Archives: ESPN Is The Devil

Guess who’s coming to Athens.

Be still, my heart.

“SEC Nation”, the pregame show modeled after ESPN’s “College GameDay” and aired on SEC Network, is coming to town for the No. 12 Bulldogs’ Sept. 27 matchup against Butch Jones’ Volunteers. Like “College GameDay” last year, “SEC Nation” will set up shop in Myers Quad on the University of Georgia campus. Joe Tessitore, Marcus Spears, Paul Finebaum, Kaylee Hartung and former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow will co-host the show, which will air from 10 a.m. until the game kicks off at noon on ESPN.

That’s a target rich environment, students, so I expect some good signage.

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Jesse Palmer, Renaissance man

My first thought was to wish this debacle would crash and burn quickly, but upon reflection, I hope it’s such a great success that he’s forced to give up his football broadcasting career.

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Taking the good with the bad, SEC Network-style

ESPN adds Gene Chizik and David Greene to the roster.

I’m happy about Greene’s gig, because he’s hosting the one SEC Network studio show that sounds promising.  I’m betting on a lot more substance from him than we’ll get from Tebow.

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I got ‘yer SEC Network PSA right here.

Confused about where the SEC Network is being shown by your carrier?  Here’s a handy finder you can use to find the channel.

And here’s what the programming looks like for the first two weeks.  (Basically, stay off the SEC Network at 3PM, and it won’t be too bad.)

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The SEC Network is a cruel mistress.

I can’t say I feel sorry for the guy for this

… but for the first time regarding Finebaum, words fail me.

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And, now, from the SEC Network!

Tell me Nick Saban’s gonna have time for this shit:

Film Room –  every week sit down with a different head football coach in the SEC for an exclusive film session, breaking down the X’s and O’s of game footage

Ironically, it’s one of the few things they’re broadcasting that I’d be interested in watching.

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Larry Scott thinks leverage is an unfair concept.

Poor Larry Scott.  A couple of years ago, the man was lauded as a genius for moving the Pac-12 into the modern era, leapfrogging its peers by forming its own conference network, completely controlled by a bunch of folks who’d never done anything like that before.  Now, with the news that the SEC Network has cut a deal with DirecTV, something that’s eluded Scott, reality has begun to step in.

“We’ve been disappointed that DirecTV has been willing to negotiate with ESPN for the SEC Network but not Pac-12,” Scott said. “It is certainly not consistent with them saying they care about what the consumer wants.”

Scott is miffed that the SEC Network will be available to DirecTV’s Southern California subscribers while the Pac-12 channels won’t be. He thinks the fact that Walt Disney Co. is behind the new network played a part in the satellite service’s willingness to get a deal done.

Earth to Larry:  well, duh.  What did you expect?

“It appears this is an example of DirecTV being willing only to deal with big conglomerates who have muscle and leverage beyond the interest of consumers,” Scott said.

Or that a behemoth like ESPN finds it easier to command the subscription dollars than you do.  The market is a beyotch, buddy.

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