Chris Fowler OH SNAPs the Big Ten

From an interview at Rolling Stone:

What about the accusations that ESPN is pumping up the SEC at the expense of the Big Ten?
The Big Ten has a very broad and deep relationship with ESPN, and one of the best things for ESPN would be if the Big Ten were a dominant conference.

Even the WWL can’t always get what it wants.

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10 responses to “Chris Fowler OH SNAPs the Big Ten

  1. Mayor

    I don’t get SEC love coming from ESPN. I get the polls and the Committee are picking SEC teams as the top teams in the nation and ESPN is having to report that–that’s all. If anything, every time one of the ESPN talking heads gets a chance they badmouth those same SEC teams everyone seems to accuse them of pumping up. Georgia is, in my mind, still the favorite to win the East and play in the SECCG. Holtz, for example, when asked about Georgia laying 63 on UK last week said: “That says more about Kentucky’s pass defense than it does about Georgia’s offense.” I’ve heard them make snarky comments about the others, too, although usually Georgia gets the brunt of it. Wait and see. Whoever loses the Bama-Mississippi State game today will be picked apart ad nauseam. Same with the Georgia-Auburn game.

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    • Gaskilldawg

      You understand ESPN invested well over a billion dollars in the dominance of the SEC? It isn’t prejudiced against the success of its business partner.

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      • Mayor

        Listen to the comments of those bozos. It doesn’t make sense.

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        • A bozo may be stating that bozo’s position without that bozo speaking for the network. ESPN is highly invested in the SEC being the top conference. The network is not putting words in the bozos’ mouths.

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          • Mayor

            My point exactly. The suits at ESPN may be investing $1 Bil in the SEC but the bozos who work for them are poor mouthing SEC teams on the air. It is pretty disgusting to hear accusations of ESPN-SEC favoritism when in reality pretty much the opposite is happening. That said, I really don’t give a rat’s ass if the ESPN bozos want to run down other SEC teams as long as they STFU about Georgia.

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  2. Q

    I don’t have any idea whether a bias exists, but what Fowler doesn’t get is that whether the WWL would rather have a powerful B1G or not, they don’t have that opportunity.

    So favoritism could still exist while making sense for ESPN.

    That explanation for why ESPN wouldn’t favor a conference (or its audience) reeks of campaign speak or a guy that doesn’t get it.

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    • Cojones

      Read the entire article. Fowler as much as admits that ESPN would love for the Big10 to be dominant. That smacks of the favoritism that has been shown Delany’s whiners before the SEC proved in NC play that we are the best conference in college football. That can change anytime the other conferences out-recruit us.

      Foster states it straight up. What’s not to like about one talking head’s view of the truth as he sees it? I think he presents the case for independent comment by ESPN commentators very well. In fact, I think I’ll catch the last of their show today; something I haven’t done in months.

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  3. Russ

    Chris Fowler is an arrogant ass, but that’s funny right there!

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  4. Uglydawg

    Holtz is a dolt.

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  5. Russ

    Heard Saban troll Tebow today as well. Talking about Prescott, Saban says “he’s a good runner and reminds me of Tebow, but he’s a good passer, too.”

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