Quickie Vocab: "Nar-SEC-cism" -- SEC football fans who think the world revolves around them. Great example: The lead of today's SN column.
There are few events in the sports year as unique as SEC Media Days: Part triumphalist revival tent, part freak-show carnival, part clinic on football passion. Why NOT get excited?
You could argue that the headliner comes tomorrow, when Urban Meyer and Tim Tebow take the podium, but there's plenty of intrigue to keep things interesting, such as "Who will break the mystery of which coach didn't vote for Tebow as preseason all-SEC?"
Most fans probably don't care about such stuff. Some do. And Tebow can't be THAT uninteresting of a topic, if - say - a leading national sports magazine has him on their cover just days after Tom Watson pulled off one of the most dramatic stunts of the sports year.
Anyway, will the rest of the country hate this SEC circle-joink -- or does that question, in and of itself, suggest a nar-SEC-cism.
More you'll find in today's column:
*The Big Ben clusterf---.
*Mike Vick: Training at Disney? Um...no.
*Just can't get worried about the Red Sox. (Yet.)
*Coach K: 4 more years! (Of no Duke NCAA hoops titles!)
*Is TMZ publishing the LeBron dunk video today?
There's a lot more here. More later. New posts at Varsity Dad and TimTeblog, if that's of interest to you.