Digi-Blog: Welcome back to SEC Media Daze

Hello, I'm Mike Slive. I can crush you with my wallet.

Hello, I'm Mike Slive. I can crush you with my wallet.

HOOVER, Ala. — Made it to SEC media days, the biggest-dumbest annual event of the college football season, if we assume July is college football season, and it must be because here’s another chance to make Nick Saban jokes.

Today’s schedule includes news conferences with newbies Texas A&M and Missouri, who probably feel like those astronauts in “Planet of the Apes” when they crash-landed on a planet and didn’t realize they had just passed through a time warp and they’re really still on Earth (sort of). Also on stage today is South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier (who’s generally well-equipped with talking points and this time won’t have to defend how Stephen Garcia is just misunderstood) and Vanderbilt’s James Franklin.

Also, SEC commissioner Mike Slive will have his State of the Empire address.

I’ve done a full Digi-Blog on SEC media days in the past. Here’s a link from the 2009 SEC Media Daze. But here are a few shots from this morning.

lobby1This is the main media work room, where writers update their Facebook status and book remaining vacation plans during the Ole Miss news conference.

Over 1,000 media credentials were issued, but 427 bloggers left after reading the no loitering manadate.

Over 1,000 media credentials were issued. Most will leave after reading the no loitering mandate.

radioThis is Sports Blab Row. Many of the hosts are off the air right now, splitting the atom.

guidesEvery media person was given a gift box. Unfortunately, it contained only media guides. When the last tree is gone from this planet, just remember: It’s all because of SEC media days.

mizzou

Here’s your Week 1 match-up between Missouri and Georgia. Go ahead, say it Dog fans: “Mine’s bigger than yours.”

chips2I see the buffet hasn’t changed. Ah, Golden Flake — the tools for any Pulitzer, baby.

petrinoThis bird has been circling for hours, looking for Bobby Petrino’s head. Where’d he go?

I’ll be back later with real news. Kind of.

By Jeff Schultz

108 comments Add your comment

Dawg Haus

July 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

Good stuff, Jeff! Don’t do too much loitering now.

JB

July 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

KoKoPuf

July 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

Good stuff, Jeff!

DC

July 17th, 2012
1:27 pm

JB

July 17th, 2012
1:28 pm

That was close. thanks Dawg Haus.

Spanky

July 17th, 2012
1:28 pm

Love the captions, Jeff! You should caption for the Inspirational pics that used to circulate…LOL, cheers!

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Dawg Haus

July 17th, 2012
1:32 pm

Seriously, though, where IS Booby Pigtrino?

Weaseal

July 17th, 2012
1:33 pm

So it still sux in Hoover…… i still got it heeeee

Wayne stuck in AL

July 17th, 2012
1:35 pm

Yeeee-haw! Redneck Kwanzaa!!

Old Dawg

July 17th, 2012
1:56 pm

Is it just me, or does anyone else think it’s weird that UGA’s All-American safety Bacarri Rambo isn’t on the cover of the team’s media guide?

Maybe it’s posted at a nearby US Post Office.

Sick of the suspensions etc!

Auburn Grad

July 17th, 2012
1:58 pm

No cheerleaders?

Where’s the bar?

Fair n Balanced

July 17th, 2012
1:58 pm

I’m still against 14 teams in the SEC. MO n TX are not in the southeastern US! Why don’t institutions of higher learning get this?!

Top Dawg

July 17th, 2012
2:01 pm

Great captions Jeff! Made this dawg fan laugh… GO DAWGS!

Spanky

July 17th, 2012
2:04 pm

Fair n Balanced – cuase they realize that mega-conferences will happen, and why not pick one while you can? Geography has nothing to do with it anymore…just money.

Butter Bean Floyd

July 17th, 2012
2:08 pm

Hope UGA is recognized for being # 6 in the Fulmer Cup Standings at SEC Media Days!

Butter Bean Floyd

July 17th, 2012
2:14 pm

James Franklin sez Granthams wife is UGALY

Spanky

July 17th, 2012
2:29 pm

No, he said that Granthams’ shoes are ugly,…that he would’ve worn pumps!..Get it right, troll!

dean

July 17th, 2012
2:34 pm

Is that a power point presentation on the big screen? You know, where good ideas die because everybody is too busy trying to fake not being asleep. Whatever happened to the good old grease pencil on clear plastic overhead projector presentation?

Steveo

July 17th, 2012
2:35 pm

Looking at their media guide…..is Missou, proud to be in the SEC or what….lol

Marcus Dupree

July 17th, 2012
2:35 pm

Bobby Petrino is now doing interviews from Bike Week in Daytona.

SecFan

July 17th, 2012
2:36 pm

Great stuff! How ’bout telling your old joke that Saban’s leaving again? That one never gets old.

Well

July 17th, 2012
2:37 pm

“Welcome back to SEC Media Daze”

Looks like someone allowed a UGA grad to come up with that slogan. Sadly, that person needs to re-re-take remedial english.

BBrown

July 17th, 2012
2:38 pm

So are Todd Grantham and James Franklin getting together for dinner tonight?

Well

July 17th, 2012
2:39 pm

“it must be because here’s another chance to make Nick Saban jokes.”

Only people in GA would make fun of a guy who wins national championships.

Slive Rules!

July 17th, 2012
2:40 pm

Any chance Texas A&M and Missouri will decide to bail from the SEC after this week?

Spanky

July 17th, 2012
2:42 pm

Well, you only need one “re” in re-take,…no matter how many takes. Sign yourself up while you’re at it!!

Kirk

July 17th, 2012
2:46 pm

Does the media guide for the Dawgs have all the current mugshots?

Bo in North Carolina

July 17th, 2012
2:51 pm

Jeff, thanks for the laughs. By the way, did the Count by any chance accompany you?

Nonfan

July 17th, 2012
2:52 pm

Jeff:
If you could bottle all the hot air produced at this gathering, it would heat your home for the entire coming winter. I would like to have $5 for every cliche uttered during the week.

1stcav

July 17th, 2012
2:53 pm

Enter your comments here

1stcav

July 17th, 2012
2:55 pm

So why don’t you just stay your silly a** at home if it’s so bad. It’s pitiful when little boys like you play at being a grownup. We the people don’t hang on your every word but a lot of do like SEC football and think it’s a pretty good thing.

Butter Bean Floyd

July 17th, 2012
2:56 pm

Yes Kirk…… UGA saved money on the photos in the media guide this year by using the the Jail blotter mug shots.

JB

July 17th, 2012
2:56 pm

What do Bill Clinton and Bobby Petrino have in common………..write your own joke.

JB

July 17th, 2012
2:57 pm

Muschamp show up yet with his golf shirt unbuttoned, screaming at someone and sweating.

Dawg-Gawn

July 17th, 2012
2:58 pm

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and it enables you to laugh at life’s realities. ~ Dr Seuss

Schultz: Enjoyed your imagination!

JB

July 17th, 2012
2:59 pm

What time is the Mark Richt ” working hard everyday to get better ” speech?

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Marcus Dupree

July 17th, 2012
3:02 pm

Is Richt or the Warden from Athens-Clarke Correctional giving this years speech?

MidGADawg

July 17th, 2012
3:07 pm

Hey Kirk, Shutup!!
GO DAWGS!!
GATA!!

MidGADawg

July 17th, 2012
3:10 pm

Hey Butter Bean Floyd,

You shutup too!!
Go DAWGS!!
GATA!!

DawginLex

July 17th, 2012
3:13 pm

Anybody got the nerve to ask John L smith if he has offered Kristen Saban the job of coaching defensive backs at Arkansas yet?

That hit she put on her PhiMu sister was better than anything in 20 years in Fayetteville

Well

July 17th, 2012
3:14 pm

“Well, you only need one “re” in re-take,…no matter how many takes. Sign yourself up while you’re at it!!”

Looks like we have a winner in the “I-don’t-understand-sarcasm” bracket.

DawginLex

July 17th, 2012
3:14 pm

Elton john
butter bean
Kirk

all 3 thankful to be HIV-free

MidGADawg

July 17th, 2012
3:14 pm

Marcus Dupree,

You know the drill by now, shut your mouth, you shut your mouth right now!! This is fun picking on the techies and the Saban lovers. Guess what, Saban has man boobs and Muschamp smells like garbage truck juice. Les Miles claps like a special kid and Spurrier dont use toilet paper……his wife told me. Paul Johnson, well, we all know that guy is like Bobby Beacheuz coach from the waterboy. BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!

Well

July 17th, 2012
3:14 pm

“Anybody got the nerve to ask John L smith if he has offered Kristen Saban the job of coaching defensive backs at Arkansas yet?”

She hits harder than anyone at UGA, Lex. Hey, how’s your trailer doing?

Well

July 17th, 2012
3:15 pm

“all 3 thankful to be HIV-free”

?

DawginLex

July 17th, 2012
3:17 pm

well

don’t have a trailer loser boy

How is your gerbil farm?

you have 3 customers on this blog
Kirk
Butter bean
Marcus Dupree

Son of Sammy Davis Jr, Jr

July 17th, 2012
3:18 pm

The automatic spell check for Saban is Satan.
Head Ball coach is now speaking, everyone be quiet.

Marcus Dupree

July 17th, 2012
3:21 pm

MidGADawg,

You need to calm down and slowly back away from the keyboard. Why don’t you do something relaxing like……….taking a ride tonight with Cornelius Washington, ya’ll could drive down to the Alabama state line and pick up your boy Crowell. With Cornelius driving, ya’ll would be there in about 15 to 30 minutes.