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Do You Have The SEC Network?

BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TO GO LIVE …  After months of hoopla, the long-awaited SEC Network – a collaboration between ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and its fourteen member institutions – launches this week. At 6:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 14, 2014 – the SEC network will go live, kicking off…

BECAUSE IT’S ABOUT TO GO LIVE … 

After months of hoopla, the long-awaited SEC Network – a collaboration between ESPN, the Southeastern Conference and its fourteen member institutions – launches this week.

At 6:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 14, 2014 – the SEC network will go live, kicking off its wall-to-wall coverage with a three-hour edition of SEC Now  that will visit every SEC school and showcase each of the conference’s 21 sports.

Of course most sports fans are waiting for the fledging network’s first televised SEC football game – when No. 20 Texas A&M travels to Columbia, S.C. to take on ninth-ranked South Carolina on August 28.

In fact the network’s debut special will feature a “Yell Practice” for Texas A&M’s first “Midnight Yell” pep rally of the 2014 season – currently scheduled to take place at midnight on the evening of August 27 on the steps of the S.C. State House in Columbia.

ESPN and the SEC have inked a 20-year deal for the new Charlotte, N.C.-based network – an agreement which has compelled member institutions to shell out millions of dollars to bring their studio facilities up to speed.  The network has vowed to televise 1,000 events during its first year of operation – including more than 45 SEC football games.

Do you have the SEC Network?  To find out, CLICK HERE.  And for more on the network’s debut extravaganza, CLICK HERE.

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18 comments

Nölff August 14, 2014 at 10:03 am

No, But I have the ACC network on my Apple TV.

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sparklecity August 14, 2014 at 10:19 am

I wouldn’t pay one cent for ANY conference channel.
If someone wants to that’s none of my business but it only goes to show two things:
1. The appitite for bread and circus’ as it relates to college and professional football is insatiable and it is a sad reflection on our society as a nation (I like a good game as much as anybody else but usually I have better things to do than spend every weekend sitting in front of the TV watching football)
2. No doubt there is a market for paying even more for this shit. This clearly demonstrates that the economy is better than FITS and others have been trying to convince us otherwise.

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 10:54 am

“…This clearly demonstrates that the economy is better than FITS and others have been trying to convince us otherwise…”
Come on Sparkle, you know better than that, most rednecks folks would hock their children before they’d do without stuff like the SEC network and a big ol’color telebishun.

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sparklecity August 14, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I got your “wink and nod” 0-6 type……
But I’m sure you recall that it was widely reported that the strippers at “Gentlemen’s Clubs” were financially suffering when the economy was REALLY in the shitter some years ago.
I’m pretty sure that ESPN knows that esentially the same male demographic who are so easily departed from their money cut back buying lap dances back then are now pretty sure that they have some folding money again.
I’m just sayin…………………….

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Bible Thumper August 14, 2014 at 12:28 pm

“it was widely reported that the strippers at “Gentlemen’s Clubs” were financially suffering when the economy was REALLY in the shitter.”
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Obama should’ve ordered the Treasury to print more two dollar bills.

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Strippers aren’t a necessity like the latest cell phone and 188 inch color telebishun and cable…

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Robert August 14, 2014 at 10:34 am

I signed up for it in Time Warner’s Sports Pass. $10 per month after taxes. So basically I’m paying $10 to watch the Carolina game. I can cancel it after that if need be.

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The Colonel August 14, 2014 at 10:51 am

Only students from Texas A&M would require practice to “yell”.

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Squishy123 August 14, 2014 at 3:10 pm

Perhaps they should take on the Gamecock student tradition… leaving at halftime.

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Mike at the Beach August 15, 2014 at 12:16 am

Life changes. We ditched that tradition several years ago. Do you get ESPN where you are?

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TontoBubbaGoldstein August 15, 2014 at 5:20 pm

We ditched that tradition several years ago.

It’s not “ditched”, it’s dormant. Like a bad check, a T-101 or genital herpes….. it’ll be baaaack.

*evil (or insane?) laugh*

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Mike at the Beach August 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm

On every dog’s ass some sun will shine eventually, mi amigo. It’s shining on ours for the past few years; it’ll shine on the taters’ again one day. That’s life (that’s why I can only get so excited about such things).

Smirks August 14, 2014 at 11:33 am

If it doesn’t come with the normal package, I ain’t getting it. I have a hard time justifying paying as much as I do for the hundred or so channels I don’t even really watch anymore.

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sparklecity August 14, 2014 at 11:53 am

I heard that
I’m just glad I taped a bunch of the History Channel programs years ago when it was worth a shit

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Squishy123 August 14, 2014 at 3:11 pm

You mean back when it was Hitler TV, Hitler all day, every day?

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VoiceofReason August 14, 2014 at 8:03 pm

Ah the Sports is Everything Conference! Great fit for uSC! Whatever happened to the true student athlete?

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Squishy123 August 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm

They’re on the swim teams.

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Mike at the Beach August 15, 2014 at 12:17 am

…and the service academies and Ivy League. That’s about it.

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