I agree with your take and think it applies to a lot of the stuff they are putting out now. They aren't what they used to be.
I don't know if it was too much for the team, but it was definitely too much for a lot of our fans.
He has the media in his pocket because Syracuse is one of the top sports journalism schools in the country. A lot of the guys writing the articles...
If I remember correctly, he has twin brothers who are enormous and play football. He may have another younger brother as well, but I forget.
Looks like he's predicting 4 SEC teams to make the tourney. UK, Arkansas, UF, and South Carolina. Georgia and Ole Miss could make it as well.
I don't think that phrase means what you think it means.