Well, how are you liking the upcoming college football four-team playoff so far? Keep in mind, this was going to be the solution to the wicked, scheming BCS format that has ranked college football’s top two teams to determine a national champion. …
Well, how are you liking the upcoming college football four-team playoff so far? Keep in mind, this was going to be the solution to the wicked, scheming BCS format that has ranked college football’s top two teams to determine a national champion. We’re not even to 2014 yet and already there’s controversy brewing over the make up of the committee that, starting next year, will select four teams that will play for the National Championship.
Specifically, the controversy is swirling around the selection of former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice to the 2014 selection committee. One young dinosaur, ESPN analyst David Pollack, has criticized the selection of Rice. An old dinosaur, former Auburn coach Pat Dye, doesn’t want any Rice either. These troglodytes appear to want to remove Rice from the selection menu because she’s a woman. Me, I’m against Rice serving too but not for that reason. My wife and mother are females. For me, Rice shouldn’t be on the selection committee because, a few years ago, she looked at a bunch of data, reports, satellite images, and insider information and determined that, yes, Iraq was bristling with Weapons of Mass Destruction. She and others in the George W. Bush Administration signed off on the war and the rest is history still in the making.
The National Championship selection committee will be looking at data, all types of information, watching football games, and interpreting what they see, read and consider. I can see Condi looking at a three-loss Notre Dame team and deciding the Irish should be among the four teams to play for the big enchilada; or maybe she’ll see something in the Northern Illinois Huskies that’ll make her pick them as one of the four teams. Pat Dye will have a stroke!
I’ll gladly put women on the selection committee, but I want it to be women with knowledge of football, not women whose political “decisions” have been ruinous and whose skewed perspective could carry over to football. Thus, I put forward the names of Kate Upton and Katherine Webb to serve on the selection committee. Who knows more about sports than these two? They date athletes. Kate has been in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition more times than Pollack and Dye have national championship rings (zero). Katherine Webb was “discovered” at last year’s BCS National Championship Game as she watched boyfriend AJ McCarron quarterback the Crimson Tide to victory. Go ahead, ask Brent Musberger who he’d like to see on the selection committee: a side dish of Rice or a big ol’ helping of Katherine Webb!
No, I’m so against Condi being on the selection committee that I’d dare consider any other female rather than her. Like maybe Miley Cyrus.
Bob Morgan is a retired, award-winning journalist and an author.