Loose lips sink realignment ships.

Peter Burns points out that the Alliance conferences are being a wee bit disingenuous when they claim they’re bothered about the timing of the CFP expansion negotiations overlapping with the SEC expansion discussion.  As Ross Dellenger pointed out, “… Bowlsby’s notes would tell you that the group had mostly reached consensus on the number of participants in their playoff proposal (12) even before the pandemic arrived, some 15 months ahead of last week’s unveiling.”

Putting that aside, you know what’s really impressive?

They kept it quiet all this time.

“That’s the greatest triumph of this deal without question,” says Swarbrick. “People didn’t even know what was going on. We all swore ourselves to secrecy.”

Greg Sankey managed to work on not one, but two of the biggest deals in college athletics in years without a word getting out about either.  Dude can keep a secret, that’s for sure.

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9 responses to “Loose lips sink realignment ships.

  1. 81Dog

    Sankey understands Sun Tzu: all warfare is based on deception.

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  2. Gaskilldawg

    I am
    even more impressed ESPN and the bowls kept it quiet.

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  3. akascuba

    If your leaning on Bob Bowlsby for accurate or trustworthy information I recommend finding another source if you want to be taken seriously.

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  4. Down Island Way

    When the Alliance of Arrogant Fucks attempts this brilliant schedule or persuade this institution matchup or even get nd involved…it’ll be leaked all over the floor like a puppy waiting on you to get home…

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  5. I think these episodes would prove Greg Sankey is probably a pretty good poker player.

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  6. Sankey’s own lackeys (and relevant persons at UT and OU) are more concerned with making him happy than currying favor as “sources” with others, including media types. Dude runs a tight ship.

    Dan Patrick is not a college football expert, but he’s been around sports a LONG time, and at the highest levels. Recently Patrick’s been saying Sankey – like it or not – will be (or is already?) the de facto commissioner of College Football. I haven’t seen anything over the last few years to make me DISbelieve that.

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    • miltondawg

      I don’t doubt it. If there was going to be a cage match for commissioner of college football, it would have been Delaney versus Sankey until Delaney’s retirement. New B1G commissioner has had a pretty rough start.

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  7. W Cobb Dawg

    Surely the Alliance reps realize everything was wrapped up with a neat bow long ago. I guess espn will let them spin their wheels for a while longer, as it keeps these clowns busy. If they hit upon an idea or decision that might adversely effect Mickey’s income stream, you can bet that mouse will put the kibosh on them pdq.

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  8. Harold Miller

    Sankey is a Company Operative I swear.

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