Mike Slive, who passed away yesterday, by all accounts appears to have been a genuinely admired fellow who certainly played a significant role in college sports over the last two decades. So I’m not trying to crap on his grave here, but damn, this ain’t right.
Leave it to an ESPN pundit to (1) patronize the South — “perceived” regional product, really? — and (2) praise Slive for turning the conference in a national direction. I’m sure Mickey is thrilled by that, but if you don’t mind, I think I’ll cling to my fading perception as long as I can. Those CFP brackets will be here soon enough.