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2013-10-05 12:47:59 PM
WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.
 
2013-10-05 01:24:02 PM
Nice troll, subby. For a second I thought they bought Johnny Manziel off the Aggies.
 
2013-10-05 01:48:22 PM
The committee is expected to be comprised of current athletic directors and former college athletic administrators and coaches. The playoff will replace the Bowl Championship Series, which is in its final season after years of criticism and controversy. The committee will select the top four teams to play in national semifinals. The winners will play for the national championship

I KNEW there had to be a catch to their "playoffs".  One would assume you would simply include the top four teams at the end of the season.

They're thieving scoundrels.
 
2013-10-05 01:50:43 PM

basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.


She's a politician, so she knows politics.  Especially southern politics, which assures that southern schools will be the schools she selects.  Especially schools from AL-LA-MS-TX.  I'm sure she might go as far north as Arkansas, but that's about the extent of it.

So she's absolutely perfect.
 
2013-10-05 04:07:45 PM

basemetal: Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.


Now that's comedy.
 
2013-10-05 04:23:57 PM

basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee


She's rich, powerful, and interested.
 
2013-10-05 04:25:01 PM
She sometimes gets up at 3 am to watch the Super Bowl guys! She loves football, deal with it!
 
2013-10-05 04:26:12 PM

basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.


Being an unconvicted war criminal?
 
2013-10-05 04:53:45 PM
Didn't she teach at Stanford?
 
2013-10-05 05:05:26 PM

basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.


SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!
 
2013-10-05 05:17:57 PM

rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!


So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?
 
2013-10-05 05:22:25 PM
Ugh, you can probably find about 100 Farkers who watch more college football than her. I guess it was too much to ask for a legitimate playoff.
 
2013-10-05 05:34:38 PM

Marcus Aurelius: rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!

So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?



What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football?  What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams?  How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?
 
2013-10-05 05:39:26 PM
The best part about this was the guy on gameday saying that she shouldn't be on the committee, not because she doesn't really have any experience in football, but because you should have to have played football to be on the committee and women can't play football, so therefore women shouldn't be on the committee.
 
2013-10-05 05:43:44 PM

boxiebrown: What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football? What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams? How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?


Rock-paper-scissors.

I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did.  Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot.  Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

/hope I'm wrong
//and not that I won't be watching anyway
///three
 
2013-10-05 05:45:28 PM

js34603: Ugh, you can probably find about 100 Farkers who watch more college football than her. I guess it was too much to ask for a legitimate playoff.


yeah, i would be happy to be on the committee.  no more bama.  lots more tennessee.
 
2013-10-05 05:47:17 PM

rcf1105: The best part about this was the guy on gameday saying that she shouldn't be on the committee, not because she doesn't really have any experience in football, but because you should have to have played football to be on the committee and women can't play football, so therefore women shouldn't be on the committee.


Honestly, I kind of like that they're bringing in somebody who hasn't been involved in the sport before.  Can you imagine if they had somebody like Lou Holtz on the committee?  It'd be Notre Dame vs. South Carolina every single year.

And I'd much rather have a non-affiliated person than a freaking working AD on the committee.  How much football does Pat Haden actually get to watch other than his own team?  Not that that's a requirement, but isn't the complaint about the coach's poll always that coach's never actually watch the games?  But they're going to populate this committee with working ADs?
 
2013-10-05 05:53:15 PM

ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.


yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.
 
2013-10-05 05:58:10 PM
So we've got Alabama and Stanford for the first two slots, USC for the third, who's fourth for 2014?
 
2013-10-05 05:58:41 PM
Awesome headline
 
2013-10-05 06:01:44 PM

A Fark Handle: yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions. farking playoffs. but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.


So help me, if it gets to freaking Twenty-Four, I may stop watching.  Will be a sad day.  Sixteen will be a joke.  I don't like eight, but...I think it's in the post.

felching pen: So we've got Alabama and Stanford for the first two slots, USC for the third, who's fourth for 2014?


'CANES, BABY!
 
2013-10-05 06:03:36 PM

A Fark Handle: ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.


And fans of anyone other than the totalitarian rape factories that dominate the sport today.
 
2013-10-05 06:07:30 PM

Lost Thought 00: A Fark Handle: ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.

And fans of anyone other than the totalitarian rape factories that dominate the sport today.


penn state isn't make the playoffs even if there are 32 teams.  so what's your point?
 
2013-10-05 07:05:24 PM

felching pen: So we've got Alabama and Stanford for the first two slots, USC for the third, who's fourth for 2014?


No, it will Be Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and whichever not-an-SEC school they decide to throw a bone to.
 
2013-10-05 07:25:57 PM
SEC championship game will still decide the BCS winner...

They just need to play 1 extra game :)
 
2013-10-05 08:17:41 PM

boxiebrown: Marcus Aurelius: rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!

So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?


What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football?  What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams?  How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?


I agree that this is a problem, which is why I'd rather have 8 teams.  And of course you have the same problem distinguishing #8 from #9 -- but, at that level, you really have less of a right to complain about not getting a shot at the national championship.  You shouldn't have lost two games.
 
2013-10-05 09:42:31 PM

ClavellBCMI: felching pen: So we've got Alabama and Stanford for the first two slots, USC for the third, who's fourth for 2014?

No, it will Be Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and whichever not-an-SEC school they decide to throw a bone to.


Oregon is beating Stanford this year.
 
2013-10-05 10:08:13 PM

boxiebrown: Marcus Aurelius: rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!

So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?


What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football?  What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams?  How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?


Well.. I usually find out the college rankings by looking at the list of college rankings.  They start at "1" and go through "25".  The teams that have a "1", "2", "3", or "4" in front of them are the top four teams.

Is this jogging your memory yet?
 
2013-10-05 10:10:49 PM

Poundit Hardus: ClavellBCMI: felching pen: So we've got Alabama and Stanford for the first two slots, USC for the third, who's fourth for 2014?

No, it will Be Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and whichever not-an-SEC school they decide to throw a bone to.

Oregon is beating Stanford this year.


But Rice didn't attend or teach at Oregon.
 
2013-10-05 10:10:53 PM

smerfnablin: SEC championship game will still decide the BCS winner...

They just need to play 1 extra game :)


Exactly.  That's why the top 4 will be picked by committee.

In a way it's WORSE than the present BCS system.  At least the current system has some form of transparency.  This sounds like it's going to be a dozen people in a room deciding which SEC teams are NC worthy.
 
2013-10-05 11:46:22 PM

Marcus Aurelius: boxiebrown: Marcus Aurelius: rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!

So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?


What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football?  What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams?  How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?

Well.. I usually find out the college rankings by looking at the list of college rankings.  They start at "1" and go through "25".  The teams that have a "1", "2", "3", or "4" in front of them are the top four teams.

Is this jogging your memory yet?


So you'd rather let a bunch of SIDs pick the playoff teams instead of a bunch of ADs?  What, exactly, is the difference?
 
2013-10-06 01:39:18 AM

boxiebrown: Marcus Aurelius: rugman11: basemetal: WTF are her qualifications for working on a playoff selection committee.  Leave the career bureaucrats out of college sports.

SHE'S FROM BAMMER!  IT'S A CONSPIRACY, PAAAAWWWWWWLLLLLLL!!!!!!

So they're just joking when they say they won't just put the top 4 teams into the playoffs?


What does the "top 4 teams" mean in college football?  What if there's 1 undefeated team, and five one-loss teams?  How do you decide a top 4 out of that without using subjective criteria of some sort?


Use the current BCS standings and take the top 4 highest ranked conference champions. If you don't win your conference, you don't make the 4 team playoff.
 
2013-10-06 03:10:10 AM

A Fark Handle: ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.


If an 8-4 team is ranked in the top 16 at the end of the season and has a "lucky streak" in which their post-season consists of consecutive wins over four of the top-ranked teams in the country, I don't see much of a problem with declaring them national champions.
 
2013-10-06 10:19:58 AM
You know, during the whole conference upheavals of 2010-2012, a small part of me had hoped that both the Big East and Big 12 would have been swallowed up by the bigger conferences so that we would have ended up with four 16-team "power conferences" that would help set the stage for a playoff system (starting out at 4 teams, then gradually increasing to 8, then 16, and so on). Instead, the Big 12 somehow managed to survive and we are now stuck with the problem of having 5 major conferences, when playoffs are typically done only by multiples of 4.

This presents a much bigger long-term problem than the whole "LOL $EC" jokes that most people in this thread are making.
 
2013-10-06 10:55:05 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: A Fark Handle: ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.

If an 8-4 team is ranked in the top 16 at the end of the season and has a "lucky streak" in which their post-season consists of consecutive wins over four of the top-ranked teams in the country, I don't see much of a problem with declaring them national champions.


the problem is that at 16 (and maybe even 8) the powers that be will give select (or all) conference champions an automatic bid.  let's not pretend a 16 tournament would be the "top" 16 teams.
 
2013-10-06 09:34:57 PM
This thread is such a hoot...

/ Sammy
 
2013-10-07 01:42:57 AM

A Fark Handle: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: A Fark Handle: ten foiled hats: I have a feeling the playoffs are going to start more sh*t than the BCS did. Instead of three teams fighting for two spots, we'll end up with four teams fighting for the last spot. Clusterf*ck, even by CFB standards, coming soon.

yeah, but then to "remove" the controversy they'll make it 8 teams, then 16 (or maybe even 24), then an 8-4 team on a lucky 4 game winning streak will be declared champions.  farking playoffs.  but at least the tv execs, vegas, and non-college footballs will be happy.

If an 8-4 team is ranked in the top 16 at the end of the season and has a "lucky streak" in which their post-season consists of consecutive wins over four of the top-ranked teams in the country, I don't see much of a problem with declaring them national champions.

the problem is that at 16 (and maybe even 8) the powers that be will give select (or all) conference champions an automatic bid.  let's not pretend a 16 tournament would be the "top" 16 teams.


That's true, good point.

But I still think the suggestion that a given team doesn't deserve to be considered for the championship is pretty well answered by that team winning the tournament (barring a *completely* farcical tourney that excludes the top few teams, which doesn't seem like a commercial thing to do anyway).
 
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