Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 11/10/14
A funny side effect of living in Malibu is that you have to worry about being evacuated from your home because of all sorts of dumb ****. I’m up in the middle of the night, as I’m wont to be, somewhat fidgety in part because of a fire that’s creeping down towards me. I think I’m far enough south that I’m inured but it wouldn’t be the first time in the last few years that flames made it to my spot on the beach. That’s unrelated to what I’m about to share but it explains why it’s being written at 2am PDT. There was a good amount of online handwringing and pontificating yesterday after Steve Spurrier spit out an idea that he’s proffered before: college athletes, at least the ones that count, deserve to be paid (via Dr Saturday) for their play. He brought it up yesterday because of the announcement of the new SEC Network, a second cable channel dedicated to all things SEC football and some little bits of various other assorted sports-related programming. The quote that has been transcripted and passed around the ol’ intynets is pure HBC gold: “As the commissioner and the presidents and the athletic [...]
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