The SEC knows one thing Jesus wouldn’t do.

If the NFL lockout affects the regular season, the Southeastern Conference has no interest in filling the gap on Sundays.

“I’ve been around this conference for a long time and I would be shocked if that ever happened,” Larry Templeton, SEC consultant for television matters, said.

Templeton, who was the director of athletics at Mississippi State from 1987-2007, said the feeling he gets inside the conference office in Birmingham, Ala., is despite the perceived increase in exposure and obvious financial benefits to making such a similar move for other conferences, there’s still two days in the weekly calendar that considered sacred: Fridays and Sundays.

“I just don’t believe the Southeastern Conference would consider a proposal that touches playing college football on either of those two days,” Templeton said. “This conference has always maintained that in this part of the country Friday nights belongs to high school football and what Sunday represents for people goes without saying.”



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24 responses to “The SEC knows one thing Jesus wouldn’t do.

  1. Chuck



  2. JG Shellnutt

    I thought college football was a religion, though.


  3. Prov

    Don’t put anything past South Carolina


  4. Scott W.

    Leave that to the heathens of the PAC 10 er 11,whatever.


  5. Biggus Rickus

    And it seemed like such a good fit, what with the SEC being the most…um, professional of the conferences.


  6. Is it something Jesus wouldn’t do or something the liquor stores won’t do? Church is an absolute necessity, but alcohol at tailgates is pretty essential to the culture, too.


    • simpl_matter

      One good thing about Florida, you can buy liquor on Sundays (you have to wait until noon to purchase so, you still need a 12-pack on hand for the pre-noon hours).


  7. This just increases the need for Sunday sales here in Georgia — if I’m not gonna be able to see football of ANY kind on Sunday, I’m damn sure gonna need a stiff drink.


  8. Cousin Eddie

    ACC on the move from Thursday night to Sunday Afternoons? Now Paul Johnson can be honest to his recruits when he says he can get them to play on Sundays.


  9. Zdawg

    Is he really telling us that the NFL is sacrilegious?


  10. Russ

    Amen, brother!


  11. hodgie

    That’s hilarious!


  12. TennesseeDawg

    what Sunday represents for people goes without saying.”


    • Dog in Fla

      Mark, Todd and Steve say a boogity, boogity, boogity amen to that

      “Finally, Richt was spotted at the NASCAR race in Darlington, S.C., last week. He was there along with Mark Fox, Todd Grantham and a few other Bulldogs. The group was there just hanging out and not doing anything official.

      “So of course I had to point out to Richt that a picture is floating around of Spurrier – when he went to Daytona this year – shirtless and holding a beer. I asked Richt if something like that might emerge from his NASCAR experience.”


  13. BMan

    When I saw the headline for the post, I thought it might be about oversigning. We all know that Jesus kept his class at the 12-man limit, though I’m not certain if a couple of them had to grayshirt.


  14. Cojones

    If you need beer on for games on Sunday, Jesus will provide for you. He simply has to know which label of Mexican beer that you require. If he can’t find it then his distributor friend Jose certainly can.


    • Normaltown Mike

      Yeah, but they’re racing quarter horses in Jackson County so you have to drive a helluva long way to get a sixer of Modelo Especial.