More on Mikey and the playoffs

A couple of new things on the Michael Adams’ playoff front:

  • Have you wondered why you haven’t heard much from UF’s Bernie Machen about Michael Adams’ playoff proposal? After all, he’s the guy who first broached the subject with the SEC presidents last year (and got no public support from Adams at the time, by the way). Maybe it’s because he has real work challenging him.
  • Remember that Adams said there’s significant support amongst the college presidents for his plan? Well, the AJ-C is trying to gauge the reaction from college presidents about it and the early results aren’t too encouraging. Four of his SEC cohorts are lined up in the nay column, including Arky president John White, who had this to say: “I’m very disappointed Dr. Adams has taken this position.”

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UPDATE: Make it three. One day after Adams is quoted as saying this…

“I find it interesting that our most high-profile sport is the only place where we as presidents have turned the end game over to another group,” Adams said. “There has been a concentration of power among the conference and bowl commissioners. I believe it is time to take the ultimate power out of their hands.[Emphasis added.]

… he tells a non-questioning admirer, William Rhoden of the New York Times, this:

“I don’t view this as taking on the networks and the conference commissioners,” he said during a conference call. “I hope that at the end of the day we could come to a solution and convince people that there is a system better than the current system.”

Uh huh. I don’t know about you, but my BS Detect-O-Meter is squawking like a Geiger counter at Chernobyl. What I don’t understand is why such is not the same at an esteemed bastion of journalism like the NYT. After all, it’s commonly known that the Times’ writers set the standard for journalistic credibility.

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4 responses to “More on Mikey and the playoffs

  1. The president of Missouri said “stick with the BCS”? That’s a bit of a surprise to me. The BCS screwed them worse than any other team this year, I think.

  2. This again? Adams looks like a fool for saying he thinks this could happen in two years. Last year he didn’t say boo when Bernie Machen tried the same tactic. Bernie went into the presidents meeting full of fire and came out with his tail tucked between his legs. Adams will get the same reaction.

    There will not be a playoff for college football. Not now, not five years from now, or even ten years from now. We’ve got to let it go.

  3. The Univ. of Florida funding issue is all political posturing to try and foil the initiative to reduce property taxes. $16M? Are you kidding me? They spend that much money renovating a bathroom on college campuses.

    I will bet my seat at next years SECCG and BCSCG that UF will have summer school. Not that I really care, but I will gladly accept lower property taxes.

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