You know, cynics, a group in which I count myself as a member, are made, not born. It’s not like you emerge from the womb thinking the worst of everyone. It takes years of practice and experience to get there. But, still, there’s a part of me who wants to believe most people deserve better than that.
Which brings me to Michigan AD Dave Brandon, who really would be better served by not opening his mouth so often. I mentioned the other day how puzzled I am over the Big Ten’s decision to abandon its position of being in favor of having on-campus sites host the national semi-finals in the new college postseason arrangement. As weird as that strikes me, Brandon had to go and try to explain things (h/t MGoBlog). That only made it worse.
… Brandon understands the advantage a Big Ten team would gain from a playoff game on its campus but also realizes it’s not fair for schools across the country to play in the cold weather. Brandon also said he polled U-M players, who said they like to go to warm-weather bowl sites.
I give up. These guys really are that dumb. If I were the folks at ESPN, once I got them signed on the dotted line for the next postseason TV deal, I’d invite ‘em all over for a friendly game of poker. There’s no reason to leave them with any money in their wallets.