What do the words Jefferson-Pilot mean to you? Do they conjure up thoughts of taking your first drink at 6:30 in the morning so you'll be drunk by noon? Or do they remind you of getting up at 4:30 in the morning to make kickoff in Auburn at 11:30? Or maybe it reminds you of Dave Rowe, the worst color analysis in the history of college football.
Whatever thoughts you have about Jefferson-Pilot, my guess is they are mostly negative. There are no more dreaded words in all of the SEC than JP. The only thing worse than watching Auburn play on JP is having to watch Dave Neal and Dave Rowe call the Ole Miss - Vanderbilt game.
And if you are unfortunate like most of the state of Alabama then your local CBS affiliate carries the JP broadcast which means that when Auburn and LSU kickoff at 2:30 on September 16th chances are you'll still be watching Vanderbilt and Southern Illinois.
Last week it was announced that Jefferson-Pilot was dead. Gone. History. Then the other shoe dropped. Lincoln Financial has stepped in and taken the reigns from JP. Does it mean that Dave and Dave will still be around? I'm not sure. Does it mean that you'll be drinking Bud Light at Waffle House at 5:30 am? Unfortunately yes. Don't expect a whole lot to change except for the name at the top of the broadcast.
With that said, Clay Travis of CBS Sportsline writes a moving eulogy for Jefferson-Pilot and points out all the wonderful things we love to hate about our JP. Enjoy...
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