Sights And Sounds From SEC Media Days

Sights And Sounds From SEC Media Days

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Sights And Sounds From SEC Media Days

We venture right into the belly of the beast in order to give SpartansWire readers the insights and analyses on what makes the SEC tick.

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We’re here.

Atlanta, Georgia – where the people of the SEC have gathered this year after generations spent in Hoover, Alabama for the purposes of introducing the SEC football coaches, players, personalities, mascots, and Paul Finebaum to the world.

It’s one thing to have to live life as a supposed second fiddle in our own state – but it’s an entirely different dynamic when people give you one look and immediately sniff you out as a Big Ten rube.

However, so far I haven’t been asked to leave any of the media sessions and I have yet to be kicked out of any taverns for speaking Midwestern English.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised to discover that American currency continues to be accepted in the state of Georgia.

I’ve also been really pleased to meet some terrific people who love the SEC.

Like James and Anthony.

These guys love the Gators and they’re bullish on Dan Mullen and we’ll be sharing our interview with them later this evening.

And there’s Joe from WTVA in Tupelo, Mississippi.

He realizes that Mississippi State isn’t the only MSU – and he thinks the Egg Bowl is important.

We’ll be sharing our interview with Joe later this evening, too.

And my day was made today when I spent twenty minutes with Don and Marilyn Willis, who, perhaps more importantly than being married (continuously to each other) since 1963, they’ve been Georgia Bulldawgs season ticket holders for sixty years.

We’ll have our interview with Don and Marylin up later tonight.

We also spoke with shiny new head Hog, Chad Morris – and we’ll share that exchange.

The folks of the SEC are proud to announce to all comers that they’re student athletes are scholars – and it’s important to see that they are demonstrating the way they prioritize things by hanging the SCHOLARS banner IN FRONT of the CHAMPIONS banner –

I was honored to be mere feet from the brain trust of THE PAUL FINEBAUM SHOW while they all stood and talked and looked at the floor and shuffled their feet and chuckled and made some references to the humidity –

But let’s not let the pomp and circumstance of the moment distract us from who we are, what our main objectives are, and what gives our soul its depth and strength and power.

Earlier in this piece of material that you are currently reading, I said that the highlight of my day was spending twenty minutes with Don and Marylin Willis.

That was a lie.

The highlight of my day was when I took a stroll through the College Football Hall of Fame’s Gift Shop and realized that within all of the SEC doo-dads and toys and whatnots, Spartan Pride is alive and well, right here in the middle of SEC Mania –

We’ll be back with much more SEC Media Days, folks…

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