Football alone gives SEC cause for celebration

The SEC will celebrate an anniversary of sorts this week. This is its 25th spring meeting in Destin, Fla.
But the conference doesn’t need an anniversary to celebrate. Its success in football is cause for celebration 365 days a year.
Long before the spring meetings became permanently attached to Destin, the SEC already could argue it had the best football conference in the country. Now, there’s no debate. The league has the championships and the television contracts to prove it.

In fact, the SEC’s television contracts with CBS and ESPN are so long and lucrative, it’s a wonder the league can still get a discount rate at the Sandestin Hilton resort hotel.