Daily Archives: July 11, 2020

A frustrated commissioner

This is a telling comment.

During an interview on “Marty & McGee” on ESPN Radio, Sankey was asked about looming decisions the SEC must make about the upcoming season, with coronavirus cases across the South rising, and about announcements the Big Ten and Pac-12 have made regarding the move to conference-only schedules.

“We put a medical advisory group together in early April with the question, ‘What do we have to do to get back to activity?’ and they’ve been a big part of the conversation,” Sankey said. “But the direct reality is not good and the notion that we’ve politicized medical guidance of distancing, and breathing masks, and hand sanitization, ventilation of being outside, being careful where you are in buildings. There’s some very clear advice about — you can’t mitigate and eliminate every risk, but how do you minimize the risk? … We are running out of time to correct and get things right, and as a society we owe it to each other to be as healthy as we can be.”

In other words, stop being assholes playing politics so the SEC can get back to its usual business of making money.  Yeah, I’m sure that’s a message that’ll sink in with its intended targets.

[Ed. note:  Might as well be proactive with a timeout warning.  Post off-point at your own risk.]

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UPDATE:  And in case they didn’t get the message…

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UPDATE #2:  You should read Seth’s piece ($$) on Sankey’s quote.

Sankey’s comments, issued on what would normally be a quiet Saturday morning radio show, were … well, we want to say wake-up call. But really, how many more wake-up calls do we need? How many more times did the football fan base, politicians and complicit media members need to be told that the season was in trouble if people’s behavior didn’t change?

Nick Saban, for goodness sakes Nick freaking Saban, filmed a video wearing a mask asking fans to do the same. Kirby Smart said in May that fans needed to socially distance and listen to the experts in order for there to be a season.

And not enough people listened.

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Filed under Political Wankery, SEC Football, The Body Is A Temple

Tubberville gone Tubberville.

A man who has bullshitted his way through head coach job after head coach job has now turned his talent towards voters.

Gotta give the man credit for consistency.

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Filed under It's All Just Made Up And Flagellant, Tommy Tuberville - Mythical National Champ

Can’t quit those rivalries

This doesn’t surprise me.

Which isn’t the same thing as saying it’s gonna happen.

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UPDATE:  Interesting correlation here.

Five of the top seven are teams from those rivalries.

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Filed under ACC Football, SEC Football

En guard

In light of yesterday’s social media whispers about Broderick Jones’ injury, the Jake Rowe observation about Ben Cleveland (“… we’re interested to see if he gets a sniff at tackle because of how familiar he is with the speed of the game”) shows interesting timing.

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Filed under Georgia Football

Bang for the buck

Shot.

Chaser.

Sankey needs to hire Jimmy Sexton as his agent.

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Filed under College Football, It's Just Bidness