On Saturdays in the fall, the SEC is all about football, family and food.
That’s why the upcoming SEC Network series “TrueSouth”, slated to begin on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m., will resonate plenty with fans across all 14 teams.
The series is billed as the “intertwining of food and culture and sports in the South,” according to Garden and Gun.
“TrueSouth” is created by ESPN writer Wright Thompson (executive director) and John T. Edge (director of the Southern Foodways Alliance), both of whom reside in Oxford, Mississippi.
“SEC football is definitely a sport that people play, and people watch, and the score is kept, but anyone who lives here knows that it’s fourteen different other things, too, many of them cultural,” Thompson said. “It is reunion, and it is gathering. It is communion, and it is connection among generations.”
Edge explains the main goal of the program is to give the nation an inside peek into the special bond shared in the SEC.
“You find your tribe, you root for your team, but you don’t do that out of context,” Edge said. “You do that while you’re eating a barbecue sandwich, or you do that while you’re gathered around a table with your family. This show extends that conversation.”
Check out the trailer below: