If you want to read a tongue bath about Mike Slive’s leadership, this article’s for you. The capper is this wonderful quote in which he explains the secret of his success:
“By definition, a conference has two seemingly incompatible components that have to operate simultaneously,” explains Slive, “(1) passionate competitive rivalries, and (2) a group of institutions that needs to come together as a single organization to strengthen each and every unit and the conference as a whole. We’ve had to try and balance that for almost 80 years, but only now is there an expectation that even in the pursuit of our individual goals, the conference needs to get stronger by moving forward together.”
In English, it’s very simple: whatever pays the most, that’s what he’s for.
3 responses to “Mike Slive keeps shoveling.”
Slive is going to suck every bit of joy out of SEC football before he retires. All the athletic departments and the guys in Birmingham will have tons of cash, but the SEC’s soul will be gone forever.
Yep. Welcome to semi-pro ball. I’d call it a pro league but the pay scale ain’t there.