Quote of the Day

"I know that the NFL is loathe to allow somebody named Davis to make a mint off of having a team in L.A., but it's going to be somebody. Why not the Raiders, who have a built-in fan base there?"
-- ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, on which NFL team would be a fit in L.A. ("PTI," ESPN, 8/13)
Thursday August 14, 2014 Vol. 20 — No. 236 Print This Issue

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  • Southern Comfort

    SEC Network is available in about 60 million U.S. households at its debut

    The SEC Network launches tonight at 6:00pm ET with a three-hour "SEC Now," which will be the net's signature news show. The program will air with 21 anchors, reporters and analysts in studio and reporting live from the 14 SEC school campuses. SEC alums Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Dara Torres, Joe Namath and Shaquille O'Neal will be among 31 voices in an opening essay for the network as it debuts in around 60 million U.S. homes ( THE DAILY ). In South Carolina, Neil White notes ESPN officials are "ecstatic" about the SEC Network distribution "after negotiating a series of agreements with the nation’s cable television providers in a tight time frame." ESPN Senior VP/College Networks Justin Connolly said, "We’ve exceeded any ratio ...

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