Those are definitely interesting numbers, but it seems to me there is an inference of motive that may be faulty. Sure, ESPiN could have chosen to have a disproportionate number of GameDays from SEC campuses because of its deal with the SEC Network. But it more likely chose those GameDay locations because they were hosting a top-ranked team. GameDay isn't going to go to West Lafayette for the Illinois-Purdue banger, because no one cares about a game between middling/bad teams. There's a reason GameDay never went to Oxford, MS before this year, even though Ole Miss is in the SEC -- it's because Ole Miss wasn't any good before this year.
Assuming that is true (seems odd, but I don't know), there's still no reason to let ESPN off the hook. As far as CFB goes, ESPN is Disney, Disney is ESPN. Yes, they're separate legal entities, but ESPN is wholly owned by Disney, so there is no practical distinction between the two.
There doesn't need to be parity (we're not the ACC), but the bottom-dwellers at least need to make an effort. OSU, PSU, Wiscy, etc., roll the TV and bowl money back into the program, making an investment to improve the product. IU, UI, Purdon't, etc. just take the cash and stuff it under the mattress. From what I can tell, there is no incentive for them to spend that money on the program, other than a better chance at winning -- but those schools don't seem to care that much about winning, at least in football. Call it a suck tax, a luxury tax or whatever, but if the programs don't reinvest the financial windfall they receive from the conference to better themselves, then cut said windfall.
That they are Kentucky football fans is all you need to know....
Two bounces and it hit the ref on the side of the knee, rather lightly by my eyes. I guess if he was already T'ed up the ref could see this as some affront, but come on -- doesn't he have to return the ball to the ref? Is he supposed to gift-wrap it first, or just obsequiously place the ball at the ref's feet and slowly back away while bowing his head and averting his eyes???
Well, it's only $100 b/c he paid several thousand $$ (I'm guessing) to the lawyer to work out the deal.
Looks like he actually has a smile on his face in the takedown pic. Which is understandable -- how many of us have had the honor of being destroyed by Anthony Schlegel?!
There were multiple tweets from FSU students at the same time -- long before it ever appeared on ESPN -- stating that he stood on the table and said what he is accused of saying. In this case, I think anyone suggesting otherwise is giving in to tin-foil hat conspiracy.
From what I understand, there is no photo/video of Gurley taking money. Just the word of a sh!tbag memorabilia merchant who had his feelings hurt.
Unless that school was TSUN, or ND, or one of several other "institutions of higher learning". Sadly, the HCs and ADs will do almost anything to protect their stars from consequence -- at least while they're still eligible and productive.
Apparently, LSU chose to play that game without a goalie.
Good article, Kyle, and an interesting perspective on TSUN's fans. Also, you're going to marry a TSUN alumna?!? Did you not see the ESPN commercial!?!?!
LSU has an ice hockey team??
Rece Davis made that joke last weekend or the weekend before during his college football wrap-up show.
[A]nd we'll have the iTunes compatibility up and running soon.
So THAT'S why I haven't heard the last couple Dubcasts....
I don't know if you can indict all alumni and boosters -- many of them want a cleaned house too. As far as I know, there's only one booster who's providing cover -- Stephen Ross. If he changes his mind, Brandon and Hoke are gone sooner than you can say Muck Fichigan.
You're saying that ISIS hates us because American women are more attractive than Middle Eastern women?!?
Even if said blonde is Swedish?
I hadn't seen that before. It is epic.
I didn't hear Spiels say that, but I am growing tired of EzE doing it. That ish was spoiled when Denard Robinson started doing it all the time.
Oh. My. God. Nappy, your troll status is epic.
Is this just fantasy?
Interesting article by Chait, although it appears to me Chait isn't so much saying that there is some substance behind the rumors, as he is reiterating Brian Cook's comments from mgoblog that his (Cook's) sources indicated there was pressure put on the medical staff. On that point, it didn't appear to me that Chait had anything else to add.
For what it's worth: Before the Minnesota game, I was firmly in the "hope they keep him forever" camp; after the Minnesota game, I am firmly in the "They need to fire Hoke and Brandon yesterday" camp. His inability to beat the Buckeyes in virtually every situation notwithstanding, his continued presence on a CFB sideline is disgraceful.