So what’s the event “SEC Media Days” become? Basically a circus. From the fans gathered in the lobby and at the bottom of the escalators hoping for an autograph to the throng of media and fans-turned-media, the event has ballooned in size. So much so that one of the most-respected college football writers in the country — ESPN.com’s Ivan Maisel — had this to say about its size:
“It’s Super Bowl Media Day times three ’cause there’s three days of this and it never gets any smaller. It just keeps growing and growing. We’re bulging out of this hotel.”
When a conference’s media event is said to be bigger than any Super Bowl-related event, you know that league has reached a new high. The SEC is now as much spectacle as sport. And, yes, Missouri and Texas A&M fans, this is what you can expect year-in and year-out.