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Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:27 PM
 

I've really tried to respect this guy over the years. But after frequently hearing him refer to any good team as "they're built like an SEC team" I just have my reservations on him. I recall the 2014 title game where Auburn faced off against FSU and he stated that FSU, "they just haven't faced SEC caliber defenses." Yet at the time of that statement, the supposedly awesome SEC defense was only a whopping 7 points better. But given the accolades being handed out by the commentators one would think they were pitching a total shut out.

For a guy who claims they aren't biased, then why put the SEC on a pedestal above and beyond everyone else in the first place? Silly me, looking at teams as individual institutions and not affiliations of conference.

Plus this, "If somebody says we've got SEC bias, then deal with it." Brent Musberger.

And this, "Like I said, if an SEC doesn't make the playoffs, ESPN will shut down." Joey Galloway

http://www.saturdaydownsouth.com/sec-football/kirk-herbstreit-twitter-rant-hammers-sec-bias/

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I thought @espn only cared about the SEC?? Weird their first day of camp coverage is at Ohio St.?! ??. So much for that tired conspiracy!

Kirk Herbstreit
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Obviously!! You know what @espn has a bias for in their reporting?! Winning and Championships.

Kirk Herbstreit
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Again-Obviously-That's why the SEC received so much coverage from 06-12. They won 7 straight titles. That's my point

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No, just think people need to recognize Natl coverage is directly related to winning. That's why OSU everywhere now

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtQJMZSplik

And then THE ONE TIME I agreed with Paul Johnson
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otczc9rQN8Y


I've always felt Herbie was biased...

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:34 PM
 

for Ohio State. basically pleaded the case for them to be in playoffs last year.

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Re: I've always felt Herbie was biased...

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:38 PM
 

Well , they proved that they belonged when they were invited . Bama and FSU did not .
The entire thing here to me is that the institution of ESPN is in a business agreement with several of the POWER5 , but only seem to tout the SEC when they are talking about the upper echelon of the CFB world . That changes from year to year ...heyall , from week to week in a season .

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Deserved to be in the playoff.***

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:41 PM
 



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and TCU didn't?***

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 7:32 PM
 



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Re: and TCU didn't?***

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 7:46 PM
 

I absolutely felt like TCU deserved a spot in the playoff ....but what team that hot in would ...or more aptly , should have been left out ?

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Re: and TCU didn't?***

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 12:30 AM
 

Yea, I was actually for TCU over Baylor, despite losing on the field...but the fact that there was a debate over who really truly won their conference definitely hurt them.


Not over Ohio State.***

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 9:48 AM
 



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Biggest OSU homer there is

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:30 PM
 

rightfully so. But he has called out the sec homers several times before

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Meanwhile, all the OSU fans think he's a traitor

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:08 PM
 

The guy will never be able to show enough favor for OSU fans, and he'll never be able to be neutral enough for anybody else.

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Very true because fans are crazy.***


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I agree with him. The SEC is just way over-hyped.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:36 PM
 

They are usually the best, though, I thought the PAC 12 was the best last year.

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Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:46 PM
 

It's funny he says there is no bias, then he goes on to defend why they are biased.

Someone should twit, tweet, whatever ya'll call it and ask him why they didn't broadcast live from the other conferences media days like they did the SEC.


So the SEC won 7 in a row until '12. It's now '15 and

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 6:50 PM
 

last season, they tanked their top bowls. Yet, they are still covered over everyone else.

I like Kirk H., but they are biased. He's just lawyerin' and slantin'.


Just scrolled trough ESPN Mobile cfb front page.. 50 write-ups. 2 ACC. Both ab suspended players


Posted: Aug 10, 2015 7:01 PM
 

Apparently someone from UNC is suspended, and some PITT players stated that his DUI was "a dumb miatake."

SEC biased, or ACC biased-against? Both strategies increase SEC potential for winning big.


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Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 7:18 PM
 

The fact that he addresses the issue says all you need to know.


Says the reporter who is paid by ESPN***

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 7:19 PM
 




And who played QB at Ohio State***

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Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 8:39 PM
 

That's like trusting a politician.... Of course they're not corrupt

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Need undisputable proof of their bias?

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 8:52 PM
 

Somebody on T-Net a week or so ago did a disparity in the rankings between the ESPN top 25 and the coaches poll. The total dispersal difference was off the charts for the ESPN poll in regards to the SouthEastern Conference compared to all other conferences. It was certainly outside the possibility of statistical probability.

I wish I could find the post.

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Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 8:55 PM
 

The butt hurt is strong with him.


Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 8:56 PM
 

http://awfulannouncing.com/2014/college-gameday-clock-baylor.html


The SEC is still the best conference. We just hate the coots

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:10 PM
 

But as a proud southerner, it's a no brainer that the SEC would attract the best athletes. Plus we grow better athletes down here.

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In other news... Hitler was not a racist

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:12 PM
 

and water no longer wet. Film at 11


I guess it's settled now.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 10:13 PM
 

It's about time somebody from ESPiN denied what is obvious.

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Let us not forget what Paul Finebaum said.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:02 PM
 

He said that FSU was secretly an SEC Team... I remember it like it was yesterday. I was eating in the DFAC in Camp Dwyer when I heard it. I choked on my cereal.

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Don't Get Me Wrong

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:14 PM
 

I believe that Clemson deserves better respect. However, respect comes by beating those who are highly touted. The BIG 10 just announced that they will no longer play anyone outside of the Power 5 Conferences. To me, that seems like a daring move on the part of the BIG 10 Commissioner. I wish that Swofford would make that sort of statement. Beating up on Wofford, SCST, and AppSt. doesn't prove anything. I believe our season opener should be UGA, and the two other teams outside of the conference should come from the BIG 10, BIG 12 or PAC 12. Outside of that you've only proven that you can annihilate an obvious inferior opponent. If we truly believe that we have the talent and coaching staff in our program then why not bring our best game forward.

On the other hand, I sort of like the fact that Clemson is ignored in the media. That way we can take the Playoffs by storm. Should this team of very young players go undefeated this season and win the playoffs then we should expect a repeat, and even a third run under Watson should he remain at Clemson. By then, we have a dynasty and can basically recruit a roster full of nothing but 5* athletes. This season will be crucial for Clemson.

GO TIGERS!

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Okla State called, they want 2011 back.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:19 PM
 

I imagine LSU does, too, for that matter.

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yeah kirk ill remember that when..

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Posted: Aug 10, 2015 11:42 PM
 

yall at espn are trying to justify why two sec teams should be in the playoffs and its going to happen


Re: Herbstreit takes to Twitter, says ESPN not SEC biased....

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 12:45 AM
 

I think Kirk is the best announcer in college football and believe he isn't biased towards the SEC (or Ohio State for that matter), but disagree with him on this one. Unfortunately, the vast majority of mainstream sports media (which ESPN is 90% of) is filled with hacks, and the SEC will always get them clicks.

However, I do believe that the notion ESPN is intentionally swaying things towards the SEC for nefarious purposes is a bit nuts.


Funny that he mentions the campus visits being at OSU first

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 12:47 AM
 

They end with three SEC teams. Only conference where they'll visit 3 members while they only visit two members of the other conferences. No ACC stops btw. :/


Herbstreit fought the good fight for a long time, but

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 7:05 AM
 

I think his superiors have worn away his resolve and objectiveness. It's a Stockholm Syndrome of a sort.

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That 1st one about OSU. lol. Geez. Well DUH, Herbie!

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 9:35 AM
 

ESPN is not only blatantly $EC biased, but they are USC (the real one), OSU, and Michigan biased too. Always have been. So big surprise the 1st day of camp coverage was at OSU.

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He trying to convince himself not us***

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Simple answer... Link: http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/

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Posted: Aug 11, 2015 10:15 AM
 

Then 'Choose blog'... Guess you have to be a member of the "club"....

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