Tuesday May 22nd, 2012

An SEC television network could be a thing! (Again!) From Sports Business Journal:

The 14-team conference has been negotiating with both networks this year after the SEC expanded with Texas A&M and Missouri. That triggered a clause in the SEC’s deal that allows the league to go back to the negotiating table with its partners [...] The bigger negotiation is with ESPN, and talks appear to revolve around an SEC-branded cable channel that could launch as early as 2014.

For viewers of a certain age, this reemerging possibility triggers one thought and one thought only:

Keep the production crew, by all means. ESPN's gameday technologies are peerless, and light-years ahead of the days of JP/Lincoln Financial/Raycom's Bloody Mary games. But the Worldwide Leader erred grievously when it failed to keep the vital cultural talisman of The Three Daves triumvirate intact. Hell, there's even a bonus Dave on the college football staff it could rotate in for variety. A world where a four-Dave Saturday is well within reach lies just over the horizon. What more proof do you need of a sovereign and benevolent higher power?

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