RETURN OF THE DAVES (please?)
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:
Is the SEC Network going to get Dave, Dave and Dave back together?I hope so.
— CAPS LOCKA FLAME (@matt_T) May 21, 2012
I suppose this would be the ideal time to bring our secret Jefferson Pilot Sports Preservation Society aboveground. #teamdave #allofthem
— Holly Anderson (@SIHolly) May 21, 2012
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?