A few playoff-related odds and ends probably not worth full-blown posts on their own:
- Yeah, this piece is a little over the top on the jealousy end, but there is something unfair about asking student-athletes to play another game without anything being delivered in return.
- From a Syracuse blogger, this may be the most devious justification for an expanded playoff I’ve read: “But college football would be smart to put itself in a situation where the team that gets “snubbed” is as far away from No. 1 as possible.” Jim Boeheim would be proud.
- There are all kinds of traditions associated with bowls. Some of ‘em even cost us money.
- It’s tempting to see Nebraska’s Harvey Perlman as college football’s Don Quixote on the subject of the plus-one. But keep in mind he’s the sole Big Ten representative sitting on the Presidential Oversight Committee.