Quick Slant: SEC Network is a game changer
May 3, 2013
Quick Slant is an array of brief insights and occasionally opinionated overviews of collegiate athletics in general and the Vanderbilt Commodores in particular.
Big news this week with the announcement of the SEC Network, or as the ESPN executive who will oversee day-to-day operations coined it, "taking the tarp off the Ferrari." The network will debut in August, 2014 and it should be a sports fan's paradise with more Southeastern Conference content than we can imagine - 24 hours a day, seven days a week! ESPN projects over 1,000 sporting events - 450 over its ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU networks and 550 distributed digitally. For those of us who can still remember when getting a game on television - any game - was a big deal, this is certainly a game changer. The conference took its time analyzing this huge decision, learned from the early mistakes of the Big Ten and Pac-10 Networks and appears to have gotten off to a tremendous start, which is not surprising considering the high bar of excellence the SEC maintains.
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