I'd just like to point out to the world that I coined the phrase "Uncle Verne" well over two years ago. Seriously, you owe me royalties.
Anyway, the SEC and CBS announced today that Uncle Verne and CBS will be broadcasting SEC sports (pretty much just football and basketball) for the next 15 years. THE NEXT 15 F*CKING YEARS. That's the longest current contract in televised sports and, yes, even March Madness, which clocks in at 11 years.
Tony Barnhart wrote a column about it today, which The Good Senator found through Groo that I found interesting. You should read all three. It's not like you're doing anything anyway.
I like this for a whole host of reasons, but mainly because it keeps my second announcing hero, Verne Lundquist, calling SEC football for the next long while until he decides to hang it up. I know people will hate me saying this, but the guy NAILS damn near every call and my personal preference would be for him to replace Munson and have a team of Uncle Verne and Howard for the next long while. Not saying that Zier sucks, but I REALLY think Uncle Verne is the sh*t brotha.