Social media reacts to report of SEC moving away from CBS after 2023
Sports Business Journal broke major news in the world of SEC football on Friday night. CBS has reportedly bowed out of negotiations for the rights to the first pick of the SEC game of the week. The bidding for the new package, starting after the 2023 season, is reportedly now north of $300 million per season. CBS is set to broadcast games for four more seasons under the current agreement of $55 million per season.
The report was the talk of SEC Twitter and CFB Twitter. Media members and fans had lots of opinions on what it means for the future of SEC football. Gary Danielson, length of games and the iconic “SEC on CBS” music were all popular topics.
Here’s a small sample of what people are saying:
If ABC/ESPN doesn’t take the SEC on CBS jingle, well, let’s just say we’ll have a mutiny on our hands.
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) December 21, 2019
CBS’s decision not to extend the SEC when they added Texas A&M and Mizzou will go down in sports media history as one of the dumbest business decisions of all time. Credit to ESPN, they extended their deal at that point in time. CBS blew it.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) December 21, 2019
SEC games are going to get shorter because of this (I’m not kidding!) https://t.co/s6s1zH1B3T
— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) December 21, 2019
WOW!! Wish NBC would make a bid!! https://t.co/Qn4bCJ9xVz
— Kevin McGuffey (@kevinmcguffey) December 21, 2019
ESPN, presented by College Football. https://t.co/xt7DqbjQKG
— Travis Reier (@travisreier) December 21, 2019
ABC has lost a lot of the biggest games so would be quite a move to change that.
Though not until 2024, so looking forward to the SEC on Disney+ when TV doesn’t exist https://t.co/saO7Qw9NiR
— Matt Brown (@MattBrownCFB) December 21, 2019
No more Gary Danielson!!!! https://t.co/GgDvvbKcFe
— Steven Rodriguez (@_stevenrod) December 21, 2019
the amount of “SEC BIAS” screaming at ESPN after this deal goes through could power a small country https://t.co/8iBkikNXJq
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) December 21, 2019
RIP 4-hour CBS games https://t.co/ewfZfuPh6u
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) December 21, 2019
Me when I found out there’s going be no more SEC on CBS & no more Gary Danielson pic.twitter.com/3VtFsnDOUM
— kylo (@kdk3) December 21, 2019
1) no more Gary. Yasssss.
2) I’ll miss the hell out of Brad Nessler.
3) ESPN has some TERRIBLE announcers too.
4) ESPN streaming much more reliable compared to CBS. Maybe anecdotal.
Ultimately, this much of an investment from ESPN is great for SEC exposure.
— Pablo Escobarner [blue check] (@PabloEscobarner) December 21, 2019
Gary Danielson annoys me. But the SEC 3:30 game not being on CBS would be extremely weird to me. https://t.co/Cft6NFbTTO
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) December 21, 2019
Side note: I'm going to laugh when all of you realize Gary is headed back to ABC to do the SEC games. He did games on ABC for years prior to joining CBS and knows the conference up and down. And honestly, have you seen some of ESPN's "analysts?"
— Steve Holley (@steholley) December 21, 2019
THE SEC ON CBS IS DEAD. THE EVIL HAS BEEN DEFEATED. WE DID IT BABY pic.twitter.com/l71FDdmRzN
— Joe Burrow Stan Account (@jake_nazar) December 21, 2019
THANK YOU GOD!!! MY PRAYERS ARE ANSWERED.
It looks like the worst television contract in the history of the SEC will come to an end.
100% convinced it’s because I made this a CBS Sports Hate Account. https://t.co/d85WWfXiMn
— CBS Sports Hate Account (@TuasBodyguard) December 21, 2019
Listen I don’t care who wins all I care about is that the winner of the deal also gets the rights to use the “SEC on CBS” theme music. https://t.co/vRJ5FKbx6H
— Power T Tape (@Power_T_Tape) December 21, 2019
Big ten revenue supremacy will take a backseat when this deal goes into effect
This also changes a lot of things for the Big Ten in regards to options with Fox and CBS. SEC just gobbled up a lot more network hours. Some conferences will look for shelf space on other networks https://t.co/v5h29bvdmy
— Ben Koo (@bkoo) December 21, 2019
“The SEC and CBS will split after the 2023 season” pic.twitter.com/rzqaNPzJWS
— Noah / #BeatOSU 13-0 / CM Punk stan acct (@PrimeKorver26) December 21, 2019
:( I love the SEC on CBS https://t.co/vTou3KGlBF
— Drew Matthews (@DrewMatthewsKU) December 21, 2019
For everyone complaining about the CBS music going away- the old BCS theme from ESPN/ABC is better. If @espn we’re smart, they’d bring it back for SEC Primetime https://t.co/6uYQPH2fYt https://t.co/6tltP9blTI
— Outside Clutter (@OutsideClutter) December 21, 2019
Play the SEC on CBS music at funeral. RIP. https://t.co/8qRbkn1mUB
— KB (@RealKevinBabb) December 21, 2019