How can you not laugh at that pompous ass Jim Delany announcing a retreat from the “Legends” and “Leaders” nomenclature he assigned to his conference’s two divisions with great fanfare, what, a mere two or three years ago? His fee-fees are hurted:
“I’m not sure it was a national survey [of people who didn’t like the names], but people who hit the ‘send’ button,” Delany said. “I don’t take umbrage to negative reaction. I don’t necessarily change when I hear it. I think on the other hand, we said we would test-market it, and we have for a couple of years. We have the opportunity to look at it again. I’m sure we will. Whether or not we change or not is to be determined. I don’t have any presumption that we’ll change on it, but that doesn’t mean we’re not looking at it.
“I don’t think when you try to build something, lead some organization, you don’t want to be tone deaf. But it’s not up for vote every week.”
I bet if there was money in voting every week for that, he’d change his tune.
And, hey, this isn’t about SEC superiority. After all, we’re dealing with the geographic absurdity of a Missouri being plunked in the East. This is just about what money grubbing brings you. These guys will keep crapping on everything that makes the sport they control special because they can’t help themselves.