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Slive starts SEC media days on conference network, ‘Champions Bowl’

Mike Slive AP

SEC media days have begun, giving us some tangible evidence — finally! — that football is indeed right around the corner.

We’ll have continuing coverage of SEC media days as things pop up, but here are a few notes from commissioner Mike Slive in his opening remarks. Overall, it was uneventful:

  • Remember talk of the SEC’s third-tier TV network, known as “Project X”? That’s been renamed, sort of, to “Project SEC.” Details are still being ironed out on that. “I know you want me to say more, but I won’t,” Slive said with a smirk.
  • The so-called “Champions Bowl’ between the SEC and Big 12 will begin on Jan. 1, 2015. Just like “Project SEC”, there aren’t any real details to be divulged (where the game will be played, on which network it will be broadcast, etc).
  • In regards to new members Missouri and Texas A&M, Slive said they “fit.”
  • Without naming anyone specifically, Slive took an indirect shot at Joe Paterno and Penn State following the Freeh report. “No one person can be allowed to derail the soul of an institution,” Slive said.
  • Other than that, and with the annual accolades of success on the field and in the classroom, about the only thing interesting about Slive’s opening remarks were his quotes from Winston Churchill, Ali and Shakespeare, among others.

You can catch coverage of SEC media days on ESPNU or

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3 Responses to “Slive starts SEC media days on conference network, ‘Champions Bowl’”
  1. southernpatriots says: Jul 17, 2012 3:05 PM

    Slive knows he has a deep gold mine in the SEC and future tv contracts. He knows it is because of the great athletes, great stadiums, great coaches, and great competition. He knows he only has to steer it in the right direction and his legacy is assured.

    The best from all this quoting of Shakespeare, Churchill, and Ali is the quote from Kercheval:

    “finally! — that football is indeed right around the corner.” !!!

  2. deadeye says: Jul 17, 2012 5:35 PM

    And another great quote pertaining to the SEC that is as true today as it ever was:

    “You can’t spell ‘Citrus’ without a ‘U’ and a ‘T’ “.

  3. suprmous says: Jul 18, 2012 4:44 AM

    southernpatriots, saw that you’d posted and wanted to say hi fore the rest of the crew got over here. I’ve decided not to come on as much and in doing that I won’t be causin any problems. I’ve really appreciated your hospitality and your bein nice to me. I sure would like to figure out how I could meet you and thank you but I guess that’d be a tall order to fill. You and the family have a good rest of the year and have a good time in Baton Rouge and on the road this year as well. Thanks again for acceptin me for the way you did.

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