College Football Playoff Committee Is Like A Un-Merry Band Of NFL Kickers
Remember when you could just blame it on a computer? The College Football Playoff committee probably misses those days.
Remember when there were only two teams? The CFB committee likely reminisces about that, too.
The BCS Bowl system is dead and buried. The College Football Playoff has countless fans, particularly the Dr. Pepper guy. In the age of technology, we're straying away from the computer and doing something truly bizarre. We're trusting human judgment.
But no one's been fucked over yet.
Sure, the playoff system is exciting -- it's probably one of the best things to happen to college football. But damn, if the CFB Playoff committed isn't like a group of NFL kickers. Soon enough, people will think they can't do anything right. If they make the kick, everyone nods and moves on. If they get it wrong, then there are riots in the streets and there's shit in their mailbox.
Meanwhile, Miami fans will probably always think they belong in the College Football Playoff... because they're The U -- and we love them for it.
For the committee, it's a lose-lose situation.
The good news: there is a tremendous number of above average teams, so it makes for plentiful pickings. The bad news: there is a tremendous number of above average teams, so it makes for plentiful pickings. In fact, there are about eight teams that each of a legitimate case for a bid. And when they pick only four of them -- two of them likely being SEC teams -- people are bound to be displeased, which means the feces is headed straight for committee member's mailboxes.
The football world will never be pleased, because the majority of them will not be heading for the playoffs -- 122 to be exact. And in the final weeks of the season, the playoff picture will indubitably get more confusing. When has it not?
The playoff picture of Alabama, Florida State, Oregon and Mississippi State will look less like Madison Guthrie and more like, well, an ugly person, which will make for excellent television on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 11:45 am CT.
But alas, these poor bastards (and one, very sweet-looking, woman) are tasked with a heavily scrutinized decision. They must be one sadistic group of football lover. But then again, aren't we all?
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