SEC fans, media speculate ahead of conference’s ‘significant announcement’
It didn’t take long for speculation to run wild once SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey told reporters early Thursday afternoon that there would be a “significant announcement” related to the SEC later in the evening.
The reactions ranged from somewhat educated guesses, to full-fledged comedy. From a guess about a new television contract, trading CBS for ESPN, to making the Egg Bowl more toxic among the current coaches, who are too friendly for some. It ran the gamut.
Here is a sample of the reaction:
“Golden Flake is still the official chip of God’s Conference, thank you and good day” https://t.co/Ztymk683he
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) December 10, 2020
Breaking: The Egg Bowl rivalry has gone from too toxic to not nearly toxic enough. The SEC will consult with Mike Leach and Lane Kiffin to make sure they will no longer be friends. https://t.co/9Xrz6XKBEu
— Tyler Horka (@tbhorka) December 10, 2020
*light bulb goes off*
Is the SEC going to announce that ESPN has bought out the remainder of the CBS tv contract, as has been rumored since last December?
COULD TODAY BE THE DAY WE RID OURSELVES OF CBS!?!??!
— PodKATT (@valleyshook) December 10, 2020
They only thing I can think of re: SEC “significant announcement” is a new television contract.
— Aaron Suttles (@AaronSuttles) December 10, 2020
The fact that 500 reporters don’t seem to know what the SEC announcement is already makes me think maybe it’s basketball related.
— Aubrey Bloom (@aubreybloom) December 10, 2020
This may or may not be related to the SEC “significant” announcement tonight: Today is Disney’s Investor Day and the SEC and Disney have been deep in talks about a TV deal. https://t.co/c58PiuWl6F
— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) December 10, 2020
“Ok, can all the chatter. Listen up. After reviewing the tapes, we here at the SEC office want to make it perfectly clear that Tyler Simmons was onside. Have a blessed day.” https://t.co/crwC0dDJcm
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) December 10, 2020
It’s just Greg screaming into the camera with a handheld mic WWE style saying Texas A&M is ready whoop Ohio State’s candy ass https://t.co/FaK2Z6ziJy
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) December 10, 2020
Greg Sankey is personally releasing the new Taylor Swift album six hours early
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) December 10, 2020
They’re going to publicly admit to gifting Auburn wins this year
— Huñt Westbrook (@HWestbrook97) December 10, 2020
Finally South Carolina is getting traded to the ACC
— Link (@NotAnOtterBox) December 10, 2020
Clemson is joining the conference, Vandy is out. Bama/Clemson will be annual east/west rivals
— Steven Bailey (@StevenVBailey) December 10, 2020