Apparently CBS and ESPN Think The SEC Has Merit

Southern CheeseheadCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2008

For all of you football fans out there that love the "dominant conference" debate, how about that CBS deal? Wowzers!  Apparently we have to agree on the fact that the SEC must have some smarts!  They were interested in hiring Chuck Gerber when no one else was, according to Tony Barnhart.  It sounds like that was the ace in the hole.

I've seen so many blogs and comments from people who are guilty of nothing but being passionate about the conference, in which their preferred team is a part.  I really try to not engage in such debates because I believe "the proof is in the pudding" as they say down here in the south, but truly this is quite a deal for the entire SEC and all schools represented.  Imagine basically tripling your income overnight!  Not to mention all the residual affects that the above mentioned article spells out for each of the teams.

Apparently, Forbes Magazine got it wrong and Mike Slive should have been on the cover...or even Chuck Gerber instead of Coach Nick Saban.  Listen, you may not like our "podunk" schools down here in the south or the way we live college football as a religion and will go to our grave thinking we're better than you, but you have to hand us this one.

Your conference just got schooled!