For some reason, Bernie Machen has found an eager mouthpiece in CBS Sportline.com‘s Dennis Dodd.
Today, we learn from an excited Dodd that “… Florida president Bernie Machen has contacted at least two high-ranking television executives prior to a college football playoff presentation this week to the SEC presidents…” Wow! That’s something! Bernie might actually show up to the SEC meeting with some real data and maybe even a serious proposal!
Er… uh… except it’s not exactly “at least” two. It’s two. And neither is a “high ranking television executive”, for that matter:
SportsLine.com has learned that Machen has spoken to noted TV consultant Neal Pilson, a former CBS Sports president. The other TV source is a retired network executive. The two exchanged messages but did not speak. [Emphasis added.]
Other than that, it’s dead on.