With the NBA boycotting playoff games on Wednesday, the MLB postponing games, and NFL practices being canceled in protest of the Jacob Blake shooting, it was no secret that Thursday’s edition of ‘First Take’ was going to dive into some serious conversation.
While the likes of Stephen A. Smith, Jay Williams, Maria Taylor, and Max Kellerman discussed what’s happening in the sports world and around the entire country, Kellerman decided to single out SEC fans, which he described as ‘Trump’s base.’
Kellerman described SEC fans ‘in Trump’s base’ as people that are are “susceptible to very low quality information and easy to propagandize and almost immune to facts.”
“You made the argument a couple weeks ago, you thought if SEC football wasn’t played that could swing the general election because people in Trump’s base would be very upset that they didn’t have football, which is practically a religion down there,” Kellerman said, speaking to Stephen A. Smith. “I disagreed because he would simply shift blame because the pandemic is raging. They seem to be susceptible to very low quality information and easy to propagandize and almost immune to facts.”
It’s worth noting that ESPN and the SEC reportedly agreed to a massive deal worth close to $400 million per year for the network to be the conference’s exclusive rights partner with the SEC Game of the Week moving from its long-time home of CBS to ESPN/ABC after the 2023 season.