Fan talk: UGA football rivalries, adding a ninth SEC game and more! (UPDATED)

The future of the Georgia-Auburn rivalry is on a lot of fans' minds. (Associated Press)

The future of the Georgia-Auburn rivalry is on a lot of fans' minds. (Associated Press)

Note: This blog originally was posted Saturday before the SEC decided on Sunday to stick with an eight-game schedule and permanent cross-division rivals (See update below). At the time of the original posting, there was the possibility of adding a ninth conference game, and the question of how best to protect permanent cross-division rivalries like Georgia-Auburn and Alabama-Tennessee was on the minds of a number of readers. Here’s the discussion in this week’s Junkyard Mail. …

Emory Breed writes: My solution is to move Bama and Auburn to the EAST and move Mizzou and Vandy to the WEST … Problem solved. Then the Bama-Tennessee and Georgia–Auburn rivalries are no longer cross rivalries and LSU can dump the Gators if we do away with the cross-division. Simple.

Southern Dawg has a similar proposal. He writes: Realignment is the easiest way to keep the traditional rivalries that count. The conference simply needs to move Missouri and SEC East weak sister Kentucky to the SEC West (where Mizzou geographically and historically belonged in the first place), and switch Alabama and Auburn to the SEC East. That way Georgia and Auburn would play every year, likewise Alabama and Tennessee, and the Iron Bowl would be preserved, and yet you could dump the required cross-division rivalries and thus get Les Miles to shut up about not wanting to play the Gators. What do you think, Bill?

You guys have an intriguing idea there that I doubt will be given serious consideration, mainly because it would set up the SEC East as a muderer’s row — with Bama, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina and, oh yeah, Vandy or Kentucky — that would be almost impossible to negotiate without a couple of losses. Your SEC West would be pretty competitive, too, with LSU, Texas A&M and Missouri probably dominating the two Mississippi schools, Arkansas and Vandy or Kentucky. I suppose the one thing that could be argued would be that an SEC champion that emerged from the East, even with a couple of losses, would have won the toughest division in football, which might count some with the College Football Playoff selection committee. However, I think adding a ninth conference game and maintaining the cross-division rivalries would accomplish the same thing with a lot less disruption.

Meanwhile, we have a couple of readers on opposite sides of the issue of maintaining the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry. Robb writes: If we lose the Auburn game, I may very well give up my season tickets. Not sure it’ll convince anybody of anything, but without that game to look forward to, and [having to pay] for more cupcakes, I’d rather just pay for the games I want to go to on StubHub.

On the other hand, Iron Mike writes: I don’t quite “get” the hold that the Georgia-Auburn rivalry has on you and other Bulldog fans. OK, I understand that it’s the South’s oldest football rivalry. But, so what? Harvard-Yale is a great, historic rivalry and nobody outside the Ivy League even pays attention any more. I realize college football is a bit more tradition-bound than most sports, but times change. Keeping in-state rivalries going, I understand. The Iron Bowl. Florida-FSU. Even Georgia-Georgia Tech. But if Georgia and Auburn don’t play every year, what exactly do we lose?

Iron, I think we would lose what makes college football great: Tradition. Plus, Georgia and Auburn are natural rivals, even though they’re (barely) not in the same state. The two schools share a lot of ties and have intermingled for years. The games are usually pretty hotly contested — and for years were played in neutral Columbus — and frequently the game has resulted in one of the teams clinching an SEC title or the chance to play for one, or ruining the other team’s chance at doing so. Both programs are very similar in history and tradition and they’re only a couple hours from each other and recruit heavily against each other. The rivalry also produced one of the great college football photos — the 1996 shot of mascot Uga V going after Auburn receiver Robert Baker in one of the greatest games in series history, an overtime win for Georgia. Vince Dooley, who played and coached at Auburn before becoming a four-decade fixture at UGA, summed up the Georgia-Auburn rivalry as “feuding cousins.” Pat Dye, who played at Georgia and later became the head coach and athletics director at AU, said the rivalry between the two schools is “a unique thing. It’s like playing against your brother.” Yeah, there has been the occasional ugly turn in the relationship — mainly as a result of things like fire hoses and cheap-shot tackles by the likes of Nick Fairley — but both schools’ coaches and leaders and, from what I can tell, both fan bases consider Georgia-Auburn a rivalry worth preserving.

Pattie Sisson writes: Bill, I understand the arguments in favor of adding a ninth game to the SEC schedule — better inventory for ESPN and the SEC Network, better strength-of-schedule rating, easier to save the traditional rivalries like Georgia vs. Auburn and Alabama vs. Tennessee. But I don’t think enough attention has been paid to the major downside: Every other year, you’d have one less conference home game, playing only four, and have to play five conference road games. A home game season ticket in Athens that only included four SEC teams would, I think, become a much tougher sell, especially if the four-SEC-game years coincided with the Tech game being in Atlanta. And the problem would be worse for Georgia and Florida than for the other conference teams, because they both have that neutral-site game in Jacksonville every year. Of course, there’s an obvious solution to that: Move Georgia-Florida to home and home, or perhaps into some sort of rotation where it alternates between Athens, Gainesville and Jacksonville. How about that?

I’ve heard that argument before, Pattie, and while I don’t think there’s any strong sentiment among athletics officials at either UGA or UF to move the game out of Jacksonville now, a few years of doing without a home game might change that. Still, it would be a shame to see Georgia-Florida become just another conference game (albeit always an important one), perhaps without a guaranteed national TV audience. Take the game out of Jacksonville and it no longer would be one of college football’s marquee events alongside the recently rebranded Red River Showdown between Oklahoma and Texas.

LSU's Les Miles needs to read up on his SEC football history. (Associated Press)

LSU's Les Miles needs to read up on his SEC football history. (Associated Press)

Also on the subject of permanent cross-division rivals in the SEC, John Paul Mason is amused by LSU coach Les Miles’ contention that it isn’t “equitable” for the Tigers to face Florida every year while Alabama only has to play Tennesee. He writes: I know Les talks like a Yankee, but someone in Baton Rouge should clue him in to SEC football history before he opens his mouth again an embarrasses himself and the school on this subject. Yeah, Bama might have dominated the Vols in recent years, but Tennessee historically has been a conference power and has the second-most SEC championships after Alabama, followed by Georgia, LSU and then Florida. Also, while Boom is in Gainesville the Gators don’t exactly look like a program that should have Les quaking in his hat.

Good point, JP. Tennessee may have lost seven straight to the Crimson Tide, but everything in college football tends to be cyclical, and one of these days the folks in Knoxville are going to get it all together again.

Steve Upshaw picked up on something I said in last week’s Junkyard Mail, when I noted that one of the difficulties in going to a nine-game conference schedule for teams like Georgia that have a major-college nonconference rival on the schedule every year is that it only leaves room for a couple of easy games. He writes: How many “easy” games do you want? Walking back to my car after a victory over North Texas State or Eastern/Northern/Western Michigan and listening to all the horn-honkers yell and scream “How bout them Dawgs?” simply shows how shallow they are and/or ignorant of the real fact that we are not a college football power. We are nothing, repeat, nothing more than a decent-to-good regional football program. Also, Bill, to consider Tech a major-college nonconference rival (annually) is a big stretch. We need to accept who we are. We have already reached our highest point with Mark Richt. If not for [Bobby] Petrino, we’d still be stuck with [Todd] Grantham because Richt believes “continuity is good.” That isn’t leadership. … As a proud two-time graduate and season ticket holder for over 30 years, I’m sick to death of the crappy schedule [Greg] McGarity, you and others are pushing. We have attended every home UGA game for many years, and we rarely even miss road games. My wife and me LOVE the Dogs today. We will love the Dogs tomorrow and all our days because we love The University of Georgia, not just the football program.

Does Georgia Tech still count as a major opponent?

Does Georgia Tech still count as a major opponent?

OK, Steve, I don’t mind taking shots at Tech about its football program. I’ve been known to do it occasionally (ahem) myself. But they do play in one of the five major conferences and definitely qualify as a major opponent. The games can be a challenge, too, or don’t you remember the comeback Hutson Mason had to lead last fall? Also, I don’t recall ever in any way advocating packing the schedule with inferior opponents. You do note that I call them “cupcakes,” right? And I’ve discussed at length the effect those games have on attendance (especially the students) and stadium atmosphere. But it’s a fact of life that most major programs (and I disagree with you and maintain that Georgia is indeed a major program) play two or three cupcakes each season. Some play four. Even Alabama (you do consider them major, right?), which Georgia came close to beating in the SEC Championship, has Florida Atlantic, Southern Miss and Western Carolina on its schedule this year. These games aren’t just added to teams’ schedules to get an easy win, either. The advantage to them is that you usually don’t have to sign a home-and-home deal, and home games make more money. So, yes, I’ve discussed how I can see both sides of the eight-games vs. nine-games debate, but if you read what I wrote this week, I think it’s abundantly clear I have come down on the nine-game side.

SUNDAY UPDATE: The SEC announced Sunday it will continue an eight-game league football schedule and formally add a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. Each SEC team will continue to play eight conference games per season, with six games against division opponents and two games against cross-division opponents, including a permanent opponent and a rotating cross-division opponent. So the Georgia-Auburn and Alabama-Tennessee games are safe. And Georgia already complies with the new strength-of-schedule rule by playing Georgia Tech of the ACC every year.

On another subject, Lamar Westbrook likes the way UGA’s Jeremy Pruitt has thrown the competition for starting positions on the defense wide open. He writes: I have always said that Georgia should play the best players, no matter if they are freshmen, or seniors! Grantham’s problem — and there were many — was that he left guys in too long instead of playing enough kids to keep them fresh. Fresh players in the fourth quarter don’t miss tons of tackles! Also, I hope Pruitt will do something with our secondary; these kids were awful, especially Damian Swann, this guy can’t cover my 72-year-old mom! Surely they have better guys than him! Anyway, looks like Pruitt is going to toughen them up and quit the ”we will get them next time” number. Georgia needs to hit the ground running and not make up excuses for the bad play! I think Pruitt is a no-bull-crap kind of guy and will get results, not excuses!! Thanks buddy!

I hope you’re right, Lamar. We’ll see this fall how effective Pruitt’s approach will be.

Neil Goodman is worried about more suspensions possibly arising from a TV show shooting in Athens. He writes: CMT’s popular reality show “Party Down South” [has moved] to Athens. Cameras capturing the Athens nightlife 24/7? This cannot be a good omen for any of the football players who frequent local bars. Has anyone told Coach Mark Richt? I can imagine the amount of footage showing football player violations all over ESPN.

Neil, I’m not sure whether your concerns fall under the category of borrowing trouble, but let’s face it, nowadays anywhere you go you’re likely to get captured on video by somebody’s smartphone if you act up. So having a “reality” show TV crew cruising Athens’ bars probably doesn’t put the Dawgs at any more risk than at any other time.

Why is UGA athletics' official website selling Nebraska clothing? (Ken Geraci)

Why is UGA athletics' official website selling Nebraska clothing? (Ken Geraci)

Finally, Ken Geraci writes: Hello Bill, I am a UGA alumnus living in Athens, Greece. Recently, for my son’s 2nd birthday, I ordered some gear from the “official site” of the Georgia Bulldogs, Georgiadogs.com. At a considerable expense, I had these items shipped overseas to get it here for his big day. To our surprise, when he opened the gift, he found a brand new pair of Nebraska Cornhusker swim trunks! So my question is this … did our athletic department lose a bet when we lost the bowl game and have to start selling Cornhusker gear or is the “official” online store for the Georgia Bulldogs a bunch of nonsense?

Wow, wrong Big Red! Thanks for the laugh, Ken. Actually, the online store at Georgiadogs.com is not run by UGA, but by Fanatics Retail Group in Jacksonville. If you haven’t already, contact their customer service reps either through the online link that was in the confirmation email you should have received, or by calling 1-904-421-4514.

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133 comments Add your comment

Hear To Learn

April 26th, 2014
12:34 pm

Post Eating Blog!!!

I said, 9 SEC games is too many. The 15 games that would be required in order to win a Conference Championship and then a National Championship is far too many for a college football team to play in one season. The regular season should go back to 10 games if they are going to have a tournament in the post-season.

BTW: I was First!

Woo Hoo!!!

NoAxeToGrind

April 26th, 2014
12:41 pm

If the SEC realines the divisions such that Bama and Auburn are moved to the east, Richt will have won his last and UGA’s last eastern division title in 2012 while Richt and Saban remain the coaches of their respective teams. I doubt that Richt will win the east this year.

muleshoe

April 26th, 2014
1:02 pm

Bama considers UGA to be a cupcake…

Delusionaldog

April 26th, 2014
1:06 pm

What do you get for being “first?”

ARdawg

April 26th, 2014
1:47 pm

UGA considers Tech to be a cupcake

RffRaff

April 26th, 2014
1:53 pm

Yes and Florida considered Georgia Southern to be a cupcake….

Ace

April 26th, 2014
2:17 pm

Why keep the Auburn rivalry? Sure, it has a long history and some great games have been played, But consider the battle for recruits. The 2013 Auburn roster listed 25 players from Georgia (including Nick Marshall, Carl Lawson and other key players) and the 2013 Alabama roster listed 15 players from Georgia. That totals FORTY players from Georgia. The 2013 UGA roster listed ONE player from Alabama. Why give either Auburn or Alabama an opportunity to showcase their teams at UGA? That strengthens their recruiting pitch. Not only that, the Georgia players at Auburn and Alabama have the motivation to play lights out when they play UGA. For sure, we must play some schools from adjacent states but the Georgia-Alabama recruiting battle is really not a battle. It is a completely one sided transfer of talent.
In the end, UGA will be top tier or an also ran based on its ability to recruit the best players in Georgia. Auburn and Alabama do not need our scheduling help!

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
2:23 pm

That steve upshaw guy is probably one of the miserable, negative bloggers that would rather have a root canal than give credit for anything positive with the team. Also typical is the negative blasting of fans.
Now fans can’t say “How ‘Bout Them Dawgs” without being insulted???
Really Steve? Don’t try to think you’re so much smarter than others.
You come across as a D-Bag.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
2:37 pm

These are games. Enjoyable escapes. If you’re gonna be miserable in life because you haven’t figured out you don’t get everything you want. Find something else to latch onto and get a life.
You have no control as to what happens with team. The sooner you acknowledge that, life is more enjoyable. Grow up.
Quitt being miserable saps.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
2:39 pm

Excuse the typos.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
2:44 pm

And I’m sure here come the blog insults at me…….

I dropped my fried twinkie

April 26th, 2014
2:46 pm

NICE PHOTO did UGa win that game?

Bill King

April 26th, 2014
2:59 pm

Fried Twinky:

If you’re talking about the NICE PHOTO of Keith Marshall in the 2012 game against Auburn, then, yes, UGA did win!

Bill King

April 26th, 2014
3:06 pm

Ace:
Auburn is going to recruit the state of Georgia whether the Dogs play them every year or not. And if Auburn playing in Athens is a recruiting tool for them, then conversely the years when Georgia plays at Auburn is a recruiting tool for UGA. Seems to even out.

Bill King

April 26th, 2014
3:09 pm

ARdawg:

The rivalry between Georgia and Tech players would never allow that to be considered a cupcake game, even in years when the Jackets aren’t so good. And the 20-0 lead they got in last year’s game brought that point home.

Ace

April 26th, 2014
3:43 pm

Bill,

Seems to even out!! You must be kidding!! FORTY Georgia (HS) players on the 2013 AU and UA rosters and ONE Alabama (HS) player on the UGA roster. You must be kidding. Of course they will still recruit Georgia but on the margin everything counts. You cannot realistically argue that they will do as well without the AU showcase game in Athens every other year.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
3:51 pm

Bill,

“The rivalry between Georgia and Tech players would never allow that to be considered a cupcake game”. Agreed. Apparently some folks don’t understand the concept of a rivalry, Those same people who say Tech is not a competitive game probably don’t realize UF began thinking the same thing about us for most of the last 20 years (excluding the last 3).

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
4:01 pm

Bill,

It’s never apparent why the blog “eats” some posts. Is there any plan to fix that issue?

Bill King

April 26th, 2014
4:19 pm

VoiceofReason

Don’t question the blog when it’s hungry. Just keep your fingers out of its reach.

Bill King

April 26th, 2014
4:22 pm

Ace:

I think Georgia is generally considered a bigger producer of high school football talent than Alabama.

Using your rationale, UGA shouldn’t play home games against any teams from neighboring states.

Dawgmeat

April 26th, 2014
4:40 pm

Nine games will just about eliminate SEC from playing for national title. For Dawgs to play nine would mean 5 on road and 4 home SEC every, that just does not cut it. Now if game in Jacksonville played home and home that would equal out home game inequity.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
4:55 pm

Ga-Fla should ALWAYS (and forever) be played in Jacksonville. It is one of the great experiences in all of sports, not just college football.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:01 pm

DVoR….yes…it is like a bowl game in the middle of the season.
It’s even better as GA has begun another win streak against the lizards.

Class of '98

April 26th, 2014
5:02 pm

I understand Steve Upshaw’s desire to play a “marquee” opponent every week, but not only is it not financially realistic, it would certainly lead to many more UGA losses, both within the conference and without.

These players are in their teens and early twenties. Expecting them to be mentally prepared and recuperate physically in time to play a top-25 opponent every week is just absurd.

I’ve known lots of UGA fans who go to every home game and most road games yet really don’t care if UGA wins. They just go the games for the atmosphere, to party with old friends, tailgate, see new college towns, etc.

These are the types of fans that don’t want UGA to ever play Central/Northern/Western Michigan.

I’m willing to sacrifice the electric atmosphere of a big name opponent if playing Central/Northern/Western Michigan helps us beat Florida/Tennessee/Auburn seven days later.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:02 pm

Yes, if we didn’t play home games against adjacent schools that heavily recruit state of Georgia players, that would eliminate Clemson, South Carolina, UT and Vandy, in addition to Auburn and Bama. Kinda silly don’t you think.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:09 pm

Class of 98,

Agreed. It’s a balancing act. If you schedule too many tough opponents, you are more likely to knock yourself out of contention. If you have years where the home schedule is perceived as weak, though, the fans lose enthusiasm and attendance suffers. I think, though, in years when UGA is playing well and in position to make it to the SEC championship game, the overall excitement will overcome even two or three lesser-quality opponents. People will still show up and be fired-up.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:09 pm

Has anyone seen the new commercials that appear to be against the SEC Network?
Using a granny wanting her free SEC. Looks like a George Soros, democrat, propaganda type ad.
It makes no sense. Still gonna pay cable or satellite to watch, whether there is a network or not. Nothing was ever free.
But I wish they would hurry up and agree to get the SEC Network on all providers. So I can have a choice to keep what I have or change to cheaper one.

Ace

April 26th, 2014
5:13 pm

Bill,

I admitted that we must play some teams from adjacent states … think Tennessee, South Carolina, and Florida. And you are right … the numbers confirm that Georgia produces more football talent than Alabama.

My first and main point is that the AU game at UGA helps AU recruiting more than the UGA game at AU helps UGA recruiting. The second point is that AU players from Georgia show up big when they play UGA. Same is true for USC players from Georgia when they play UGA. But at least, we get a few excellent players from South Carolina.
And, finally, who do you think wants the UGA-Auburn game more, Mark Richt or Gus Malzahn? The answer is not debatable.

My point is that we

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:16 pm

Another couple of factors in the quality of games, is the timing (day vs night) of the games and who is broadcasting them. CBS, as I understand it, causes longer tv timeouts because they run more commercials. When you’re at the games, it gets old having to wait for the guy in the red hat to get off the field to resume the game.

As far as the timing, I prefer a mix of night and day games, with night games earlier in the season when it’s blazing hot. Night games seem to have more atmosphere, but too many is also bad because for folks coming from farther away, it’s tough getting home game after game early into the morning. There was one season (or maybe a couple) where it seemed like every home game was at night and it lost some of it’s appeal that year. Again, a good mix helps.

Note, if we’re winning, I will put up with just about any schedule! LOL.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:18 pm

I will be happy to pay a couple more bucks for the SEC Network. It’s probably just gonna be included with sport packages that you already have on tv. The bill might bump up a little. But what’s new with that when it comes to cable/satellite? Like a small car payment nowadays.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:20 pm

Ace,

It’s a little soon to say who wants the game more, don’t you think. You did see that we should have won the game, if not for the freak play at the end, right? Also, I believe Coach Richt was one of the several UGA coaches that literally collapsed on the field when that play happened. We (coaches and players and fans) ALL wanted that game bad.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:22 pm

DVoR…..got that right. Winning helps tremendously.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:23 pm

All viewers who don’t watch sports or watch it less than heavy sports viewers are subsidizing those who do watch the ESPNs, and soon to be SEC network. I for one, get my money’s worth. I watch a ton of ESPN and college football programming. Everyone else is footing the bill for those of us who do watch.

I have not seen the anti SEC Network ads, but I believe I understand where they might be coming from.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:26 pm

Those commercials were being broadcast on tnt during nba playoff games.
Can’t believe I actually watched a Hawks game. What a waste of time that was. At least it was only the last half.

Ace

April 26th, 2014
5:30 pm

DawgVoiceofReason,

Love the Dawgs, Love the AU-UGA game. I live in Auburn. Almost died with that last play.

Malzahn came out yesterday sayng how much he wanted the game. Why would he not? It’s a great game plus he benefits relatively from a recruiting standpoint.

I just wanted to give a little different perspective on the scheduling debate.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:32 pm

DVoR, sure? Cause I pay as additional package for extra ESPN channels and other sport channels as a sport package.
though, I believe espn itself is included in basic cable packages. You don’t have to buy/subsidize the rest.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:36 pm

I’ll bet the SECNetwork will either be in a package you buy or choose not too.
So people that don’t watch sports, for example, will probably not be subsidizing it, because they won’t buy the sport packages.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:42 pm

Dish tv and at ATT are gonna increase their customers tenfold if they remain the only providers in August for the SEC Network.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
5:45 pm

Yeah, those anti-sec, granny ads are strange.
Let me know if you see it.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:45 pm

Yes, I’m sure. If you buy special sports packages, then you or your family probably watch it and would be among those getting your money’s worth. I’m talking about those who have ESPN, etc. in their 100, 150, 200, 300, etc. channel package. The percentage of people who watch sports is relatively small compared to the numbers who have sports channels in whatever they are paying for. Again, I’m not talking about special packages.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
5:47 pm

Ace,

I appreciate your perspective. Wow, you’ve got it rough if you live in Auburn. My condolences. :-)

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
6:10 pm

Btw, I heard this week, on a Chuck Dowdle Bulldog report (or some similar show) that the league is mandating all SEC teams play on the sec network, at least once, within first 4 weeks of this season.
Be prepared.
SC-TX A&M, Vandy-Temple are first two games.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
6:13 pm

[attempt4]
HotDawg,

A quick review of the FAQ on the SEC Network indicates that they are trying to get it as broadly distributed as possible (to me, meaning in the standard packages rather than specialized sports packages). If that turns out to be the case, then it will effectively be subsidized by non-sports or non-SEC fans (it is going national and they think it will have national appeal). I don’t think most people realize that about sports programming, although those that do are not generally happy about it.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
6:14 pm

Must’ve been rough going to the bathroom in auburn after that bamalama game. No toilet paper left. Lol

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
6:18 pm

Hotdawg

I also see that the SEC Network is pushing to get folks to demand the network from their provider. I agree with you that it will definitely help those providers that end up carrying it. It seems like it is going to be big.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
6:18 pm

DVoR….yep, you’re right. That might be the case.
Selfishly, I hope it is in standard packages in case I’m somewhere else.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
6:19 pm

Bill,

You joke about the blog monster but it is a legitimate issue and is frustrating when trying to express a viewpoint and you have NO IDEA why it is not appearing.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
6:20 pm

HotDawg,

I agree with you that it will definitely help those providers that end up carrying the SEC Network. It seems like it is going to be big.

DawgVoiceofReason

April 26th, 2014
6:23 pm

Bill,

It took me about 10 times and multiple re-writes to get my comments to HotDawg to post. Nothing controversial in there but something didn’t agree with the blog monster. You never know whether it is a single word or a phrase or the combination of sentences. It is crazy.

HotDawg

April 26th, 2014
6:24 pm

Next few months should be interesting, concerning the business side of SEC. With the schedule decision and tv negotiations. Will affect all of us.