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Finebaum on the SEC Officiating

GAINESVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 17: SEC referee Marc Curles watches play as the Florida Gators host the Arkansas Razorbacks October 17, 2009 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Mike In ValdostaCorrespondent INovember 10, 2009

I rarely if ever agree with Paul Finebaum, but he has an interesting take on the SEC problems. Even more interesting was the presence of a CBS exec on the sideline with Don King Mike Slive for the LSU-Bama game.

Finebaum: Bad officiating is costing the SEC credibility | Sports from the Press-Register–al.com

Watching two of the most powerful people in college sports—SEC commissioner Mike Slive and Mike Aresco, the executive vice president of programming for CBS Sports—standing on the sidelines toward the end of the epic LSU-Alabama game and wearing their best Mount Rushmore stares reminded me of that old story from the Wizard of Oz.


You remember when Dorothy’s little dog, Toto, breaks away from the pack and rips the giant curtain open with his white fangs? Immediately, everyone sees a little man frantically smashing all the button and levers, to no avail.

“Oh, you’re a very bad man,” screamed Dorothy, learning the truth about the wizard.

“Oh no, my dear,” he said softly. “I’m a very good man. I’m just a very bad wizard.”

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