More TV / kickoff time news from the SEC Meetings in Destin.
- Night Game News -- ESPN confirmed to the Athens-Banner Herald that they have used a priority selection to pick the Alabama Crimson Tide vs. the Georgia Bulldogs game in Athens on Sept. 27th (scroll down to bottom of ABH page for info). They have not announced a kickoff time yet. This is something that the Chattanooga Free Press mentioned as a likely scenario last month. I would expect a 7:45 pm kickoff time. Why? Because ESPN doesn't usually televise SEC games before 5:45 pm, and they aren't wasting a priority pick on a start that early. (ht - jimfromduluth)
For my tailgate crew, this would mean a return of Football Armageddon. That's the name for last year's Auburn tailgate extravaganza...a tailgate so over the top that small children sing songs about it, and elderly men write poems about its bourbon fueled awesomeness.
- Raycom Gets Modern TV Equipment -- Only one day removed from mocking the primitive technology of Raycom (formerly LF Sports), we learn that "All SEC football games and most basketball games on Raycom will be available on HD, according to Jimmy Rayburn, Raycom's vice president of operations." (Same ABH article as above) I hope HD stands for High Definition and not some reference to Hiring Daves. They've got plenty of Dave's already.
-- RIP J.P. Sports - Dawgnoxious (2006)
-- SEC TV Network Discussions - GSB (2007 view of the story)