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AP All-SEC team

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Ace, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    I see that AP has moved an All-SEC men's basketball team it named today.


    The SEC picks its own team. Why do we need another? If you are AP, why select an all-conference team for one conference if you aren't going to do every conference?

    Doesn't make a lick of sense to me.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Birmingham News does one, AJC does one, Tennessean does one...
    It shows they pay attention...
  3. To be eligible for the AP's All-America team, players must first appear on the AP's all-conference team. AP can't use an all-conference team that isn't picked exclusively by media, and in some conferences, SIDs, etc. have a vote.
  4. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Cue the Dana Carvey Carson voice: "I did not know that"
  5. John

    John Well-Known Member

    Weird and wild stuff.

    Anyone else a little surprised that Lofton was PoY?

    I would have voted for Tre' Kelley or Derrick Byars over Lofton, who is an excellent shooter but doesn't bring a whole lot else to the table, at least from what I've seen.
  6. clutchcargo

    clutchcargo Active Member

    With Lofton, Tennessee is a very good team; without him, they are a longshot for the NIT.

    Then again, maybe that makes him more an MVP than a POY, if you get my drift
  7. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Like bowl games, these types of awards are rewards for players.
    They also give programs recognition, and allow journalists and newspapers to "make nice" with coaches and programs they might have offended in some way during the season.
    Such "all-this or all-that" teams make for great fodder in the following year's media guides.
    Finally, sports 'agents' can use this sort of thing to cut a better bargain for their 'clients'.
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