by Throckmorton P. Turdblossom on 23/06/12 at 12:45 pmDear Throckmorton P. Turdblossom,
Now that they have decided to have a four team playoff for the NCAA football championship, do you think they are going to open it up to everybody?
It used to be that they’d make sure never to rank Boise State or TCU or Utah or any of them schools that weren’t from the power conferences higher than third so they wouldn’t have a chance to play in the championship game.
Are they now gonna never rank them better than 5th?
Elvis Drummond Keyfork, Oklahoma
Well, the rankings don’t matter. There is going to be a special selection committee that’s gonna pick the four teams. They don’t have to look at whether or not they won their conference or where they are ranked.
Also, the folks at the meeting that decided on this four team tournament were the presidents of the current BCS automatic qualifier conferences, plus Notre Damn. You didn’t have anyone there from the Mountain West, the WAC, Conference USA, or any of the others.
In other words…. ain’t much changing but we do get an extra game.
I think this is why Utah joined the PAC-10 (now PAC-12), Boise State joined the Big East (even though there is nothing eastern in Idaho), and TCU joined the Big-12. I expect that BYU and Hawaii will try to get into better conferences soon cuz they usually have pretty strong teams (BYU has a national championship and a Heisman winner and Hawaii has also played in a BCS bowl game).
It’s just more of the big boys trying to show who’s got the biggest Johnson on the block. If they were having a pissing contest, they wouldn’t let no one from the other conferences have anything to drink the night before.
I reckon that most years, the four teams are gonna be two from the SEC, one from the Big 12, and the other from the PAC-12 or Big 10. Don’t expect to see anyone from the Big East or ACC (the smaller of the “power” conferences). Of course, Notre Damn just has to have a winning season and they’ll be in the top ten and someone will argue they deserve the national championship.
Today’s Observation From Throckmorton P. Turdblossom: I went to this thing they called the Farmer’s Market and didn’t see a whole heck of a lot of vegetables being sold. There was lots of booths and tables with nicknacks and doodads and artsy craftsy crap and a few tables with a few edible things. The few people selling the few vegetables didn’t have much selection and ran out really fast, so they weren’t “farmers.” I think they should call it a Craft Fair and Gardener’s Market.